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With you in a sec

Really not in the mood for blogging tonight, I will resume tomorrow.

I'm off to watch my Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back DVD.

Have a good day folks. Remember: Tex loves e-mail feedback, suggestions, hate-mail: tex {at} whackingday {dot} com


More American Beer Experiences

After my harsh words about Budweiser, several of my readers suggested Sam Adams. I found some at the local bottle shop tonight and sampled it upon returning home.

Good news: It's better than Budweiser
Bad news: It's still undrinkable mule's piss

Can some of my American readers recommend some USA brews which are not undrinkable mass-produced swill?

Local Psycho Religion Watch

My fellow "australians" over at http://islam.org.au have removed the article I posted about earlier (thanks to Peter Q. in Perth for the heads-up). I notice though that the lovely essay promising the destruction of jews is still up. In fact, check out the whole articles page - there's hours of fundamentalist psychosis to entertain you.

Oh, and then there's this. If any of the bastards responsible for this publishing this shit have not yet gained citizenship, can someone explain why they have not been deported?


Christ almighty, he's getting worse

Richard Neville has posted his latest batch of psycho-jabberings, loosely based around the Bali massacre...

Sick of the Sound of My Own Voice
Journal of a Futurist, October 21, 2002

We're sick of it too. Why don't you try shutting up for a while?

Couple of paragraphs of meaningless babble before we get to the first Neville-gem:

Others chose this moment to settles scores. The thought police laid into the cosmic cartoonist, Michael Leunig, whose decades of quirky insights will remain pertinent long after their own leaden accusations have turned to dust. Last Xmas, Leunig had apparently played around in print with the notion that Osma bin Laden might actually be a human being, one even deserving of compassion. Such naked spiritual conjecture flies over the heads of our ASIO wannabe pundits, who build their careers on the distorted files they compile on their enemies.

Oh, lord protect us from the evil right-wing secret police who might actually be offended by the notion that a psychotic mass-murderer is a sweet huggy-bear needing of some love and attention.

Alternative Visions of War
Such types would have you believe the bombs in Kuta have blown away all possible objections to George W Bush’s War on Terror. Far from it. This ruthless mass murder of innocents confirms my oft expressed fears that the war on terror will beget more terror.

News dummy: the islamic psychos already want to exterminate us. They're not real interested in touchy-feely discussion forums. They need to be killed, and soon.

(See AmeriKa Psycho, Ocean Press).

No thanks. Reading your essays is torture enough.

To argue this point is not to brown nose Osama or suggest the West should send flowers to Muslim fanatics. Terrorism needs to be de-fused, not carpet bombed.

If a tenth of the energy the Whitehouse puts into its plans to control the destiny of Bagdad was spent crafting a fair minded peace resolution in the Middle East, most terrorists would call it a day.


Um, what? Richard, do you have any functional brain cells left? How the hell is blowing up a nightclub, full of Australians, in Bali related to Israelis & Palestinians? Muslim extremists don't want a settlement anywhere, they want to exterminate us. Get it?

The one ray of hope is the breathtaking grit of the Israeli refuse-niks, the soldiers who refuse to serve in the occupied territories. “Our army’s policies create a hot bed of terrorism”, one of them said on Sunday night’s brilliant SBS doco, It Is No Dream. These brave souls are motivated not by ideology, but by their own eyes. They have seen soldiers commit murder, day after day. Apartheid is public policy. The press is supine. The Supreme Court has declined to rule on the policy of liquidations. This is a group that speaks the language of truth - the former victims are today’s victimisers. And so the cycle repeats. I doubt if there is a single Palestinian suicide bomber who has not lost a loved one by foul means.

Sigh. Yes, he actually wrote this shit.

A Perfect Date with the CIA
To escape the shock of the Bali bombs, my wife and I went to the movies. The shows we wanted to see were inconveniently timed, so we settled for the Bourne Identity, recommended by a normally reliable 13 year old girl, our daughter. Based on a story by Robert Ludlum, the Sydney Morning Herald extols it as the “perfect date movie”. Sure, if your date happens to be a homicidal maniac. What a hackneyed bloodbath of fisticuffs, shoot-outs, explosions and car chases. No, I’m not thrilled my daughter gets to see this stuff – it wasn’t even witty - but them I’m not the one bringing her up. US culture is.

Here we go, more of Richard's inexhaustible supply of mindless-american-culture-is-destroying-us-all whinging. He's apparently unfamiliar with concepts such as parental discipline and not spending money on stuff you don't like.

Richard is very big on american-movies-as-cultural-oppression conspiracy theories. Back when he was reviewing films for The Midday Show, he was able to come up with some absolute howlers, including;

1- the visual design of the alien in Alien3 was clearly meant as a "penis with teeth", in what was a clear AIDS allegory. One could have pointed out to Dicky-boy that the Alien was the same as the one designed for the first movie in 1979, before anyone has heard of AIDS, but this would probably send Neville into another deluded rant.

2- The commercial failure of the dull Dan Aykroyd comedy Coneheads was - for Richard at least - irrefutable evidence of a vast racist conspiracy against immigrants. Not this film sucked or this film was just like hundreds of other movies which flopped. No, Richard knows evidence showing Amerikkka at it's worst when he sees it.

However, the Bourne Identity is not entirely without interest. The movie’s portrait of the CIA is so vicious that even I find it over the top. Perhaps John Pilger was a script consultant. By now I suspect pirated copies are screening at Al Q’aida training camps, with a somber voice intoning, “these are the kind of terrorist thugs who are holding the world to ransom”. All CIA operatives are depicted as deranged serial killers who are happy to blow away innocent old ladies, fellow agents and the heads of African nations. Even if it was half true, a just government would freeze it funds and send its staff to Camp X-ray.

Richard is experiencing a rare moment of lucidity.

There’s a lot more to say about Bali, but I’m sick of the sound of my own voice. As a treat, let’s close with a strong voice from Asia. This comes from the New Straits Times , Malaysia, written by Rehman Rashid, whose puritan sentiments I reject. However, his fiery eloquence is educative:

He then goes on to quote some kook at length saying the Sari club was a den of western filth and decadence, etc. Neville sees such sludge as "educative" - meaning it's no wonder these chaps bombed this place.

It was so unnecessary an insult. The nightspots of Legian and Kuta are all jam-packed with a uniform crowd of foreigners and a spattering of their local associates. It did not sit well with those locals that the Sari Club - the slimiest, scuzziest, sleaziest dive of them all - practised such discrimination.

Oh dear. Such horror. Perfectly understandable some aggreived types would want to explode this gang of drunken young sluts and their wanton flesh-displays!

Then Dicky gets into a serious logical muddle.

This is not to say that those who planted the Kuta bombs were Balinese. They might have been outsiders who neither knew nor cared that they parked their Kijang outside the worst place in town.....

...It could have been sheer bad luck for the 500 people in and around the Sari Club in Kuta last Saturday night. If that particular place was specifically targeted, however, there may have been something personal in the choice.

Which would mean this may not have been the work of a global terrorist network, conspiracy or alliance, but a smaller, meaner act; an act of local vengeance. No doubt tapping the corrosive new resources of the global "War on Terrorism" for the material and gumption for mischief, but basically assailing local grievances.

The Bali bombings may be linked to global affairs only in that America's blunderous new war is giving every garden-variety thug, hoodlum, malcontent and troublemaker in the world an excuse to make trouble and blame it on the Americans, the Muslims, the Elders of Zion, Osama Bin Laden, corrupt politicians, capitalism, globalisation, drunken Caucasians in general or the bossa nova, for all they care.

It's called anarchy, and it is the antithesis of the global conspiracy of organised evil the American axis needs so badly to seek and destroy. While the Western alliance tilts at shadows, the real beast is abroad and feeding on the remains of governments.

Lordly, Richard's mind really is off chasing after some good pot somewhere. Here's the argument so far...

1- Terrorism is all the Americans' fault. Americans are psychos.

2- no wait, it's all the jews' fault too. If they'd capitulated to Arafat the Bali bombings would not have happened. (Hey, stop laughing)

3- no wait, it's not really the Americans' or the jews' fault, it's some local nutcase angered by evil western youngsters with their filthy ways

4- oh hang on, if the Bali massacre isn't the fault of the USA or Israel, that proves that they are responsible - those darned madmen are under the impression that a muslim extremist murdering hundreds of people is part of a worldwide terrorist problem. Those stupid yanks...will they ever learn?

5- hey, I like these nice yellow pills they're giving me. Why am I tied to the bed?


Bloggin' Ayn Rand

The chaps at Catallaxy and Hot Buttered Death are debating the merits of Ayn Rand.

Here's my contribution: I couldn't care less if Ayn Rand is racist or not. I've got a far better reason to ignore her: she's boring....... Atlas Shrugged is about as interesting as a pidgin translation of Das Kapital. Why the hell does anybody read the laborious crap this woman writes? Are some libertarian ideals supposed to make me overlook the turgid, excruciating prose? Who cares who fucking John Galt is?

Commie loons are back!

The latest edition of my fave crackpot rag Socialist Worker is out. Some highlights from this issue.....

- The government is murdering refugees
- The government's support of the USA is responsible for the Bali bombing and the public are against it! (Odd how anti-USA/Howard leftists approve of public opinion except when it supports an issue they don't like)
- The US spy base at Pine Gap must be closed because (get this) the intelligence gained there is used in US military operations. Gasp!!
- Refugees are all victims of capitalism. These bozos are never too concerned with the welfare of refugees from Cuba or North Korea. Funny that......
- This essay, about the wonders of the marxist tradition. A wonderful example of the seriously deluded bizarro world that these pathetic kooks inhabit.

The show resumes

Yes, I'm back from Phillip Island, where I generally just hung out, ate loads of very unhealthy crap, drank booze and watched the motorbike races.

Apologies to anyone who has sent e-mail in the last couple of weeks to which I have not yet replied. Be assured I have read every one and appreciated them all.

I'll put up some pics later, but for now, some brief trip notes.............

1: Victoria has more revenue collectors traffic cops than people
2: Unlikely Celebrity Spotting: Gene Simmons
3: Phillip Island is very windy
4: The left's reaction to Bali has been every bit as disgusting as I expected
5: Does New Zealand send all its idiots to Australia to annoy us?

Quote of the day

Phillip Island - the only place I've ever been where the wind blew in two different directions at the same time
- Dean Adams, AMA Superbike.com


The other OzBloggers have written pretty much everything that needs to be said on this issue, so I won't bother blogging on what's happened up until now.


I'm outta here baybee!!!!

I'll be gone for between 5-8 days... heading off to Phillip Island tomorrow morning for a stress-busting few days of booze, motorcycles, women, pizza, great scenery and the 2002 Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix.

I've got to go and try and hide my beer someplace my house mates won't find it. Bwahaha.

In the meantime, take a look at my choice selection of previous whackings.


Aaron versus Margo

Dr. Aaron Oakley forwarded his correspondence with Margot Kingston about the SIEV-X affair. Makes for entertaining reading....

Dear Margo,

Since your SEIV-X obsession continues, I thought it would be pertinent to bring up the occasion on which 72 people trying to escape Fidel Castro's Island prison were attacked:


The aniversary of this event was July 13. Strangely, there was no mention of it on your Web Diary. One suspects that, its not the crime, but who commits it. Thus, If howard were a commie, Im sure the SEIV-X affair would have been forgotten long ago. And because Castro is from the "correct" side of the political spectum, the memory of his victims can be safely flushed down the Orwellian Memory Hole.

Howards real crime is being a conservative. SEIV-X is just a stick with which to bash him.

Aaron O.

To which Margo responded:

you've got to be joking, Aaron. SIEV-X concerns us. Are you really saying we should take the same interest in a matter which concertns and involves us as something thover which we have absolutelyu no control?

To which Aaron responded:

You wrote about Enron. That "didn't concern us", but it did not stop you writing about it.

One might argue that US foreign policy "doesn't concern us". Yet a great deal of Web Diary is dedicated to just this topic.

I might argue that the way Cuba treats its boat people is worth comparing to the way we do. Very timely and pertinant, wouldn't you say?

I suggests that "didn't concern us" is just your way shutting down the discussion.

Well, I won't let it be shut down.

Comparing the obsession over SIEV-X and its remarkable silence over the de Marzo massacre says an awful lot about our media, don't you think?

When it comes to Marxist tyrants, you and your fellow journalists are silent. It seems to me that to the left, it is who does the killing that counts. Thus, you have nothing to say about Castro. I note that in your response to me you did not include one word of condemnation of Castro. Once again, this is very revealing.


Noooooooooo!!!! - Led Zep to reunite?

Hot Buttered Death sure is good at finding scary links;

LEGENDARY rockers Led Zeppelin are set to re-group after 22 years for a money-spinning stadium tour of America.

The three surviving members — singer Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist John Paul Jones — plan to hit the road next summer.

Yikes. If their recent form is anything to go by, this will blow goats on a massive scale. The Page/Plant MTV No Quarter (Unledded) thing was self-absorbed pompous crapola which managed to ruin just about every Zep song they reworked. And did anyone stay awake thru Walking into Clarksdale? It's one of the dullest, lifeless, soggy albums I've ever sat thru.

I'f you're after decent post-Zep work, try Coverdale/Page or Plant's Now and Zen, Fate of Nations or Principle of Moments.


Bali atrocity

I'm too angry to write anything at length about the latest episode of Assholes for Allah....

I swear to christ, if one stupid Pilger-loving peacenick cunt at work tomorrow tells me how this is all our fault and has nothing to do with Islam............................

All hail the new cow

Just been made aware of a kick-ass OzBlog: Bovination. I've been reading it for 5 minutes and I'm already adding it to the links list.

Peace & love: live from the Australian Islamic Community

I've been doing some reading at the http://www.islam.org.au site. I wonder what all the hysterical wankers - who say criticising Islam is a racist attack on multicultural harmony - would think about some of the psychotic ravings that appear in the Australian Islamic Press.

This essay - Preserving The Islamic Identity in The West: Threats & Solutions - has all sorts of nice things to say, which will make you feel all warm & fuzzy about multiculturalist fantasties.

Mixing With the Kaffirs

It is a fact of life that we must, to some extent, keep close company with the Kuffar. This is almost unavoidable given that we work, study and, unfortunately, play with them.

The Prophet (s.a.w.) said that whoever is with a people for 40 days or more begins to take on some of their characteristics. As su ch, we must be very careful of mixing with the Kuffar because, whether we realise it or not, we are assuming some of their behaviour and beliefs.

So, we non-muslim bastards are to be treated warily, regardless of any good intentions we may have.

Muslims must be aware of the hidden effects of this. Furthermore, the best protection is to keep amongst other Muslims. Whilst it is a necessity for some contact with the Kuffar, we should limit it to the bare minimum and make sincere efforts to offset it with contact with other Muslims. This is an important part of keeping our Islamic identity and indeed keeping Islam alive in this country.

The points mentioned are a few of many. Every aspect of Kafir society is designed to mislead us from the straight path, even if we cannot see it.

Yes, we filthy Kafirs are there to lead them astray and they must stay clear of us.

It is therefore unavoidable that as long as we live here we will, through a process of cultural osmosis, take on some of the characteristics of the Kuffar. The likeness of Islam and Kuffar is like that o f fresh clear spring water and water brought up from the bottom of a suburban sewer. If even a drop of the filthy water enters the clear water, the clarity diminishes. Likewise it only takes a drop of the filth of disbelief to contaminate Islam in the West. If we have it within our means we should therefore consider moving to a Muslim lan d whereby we can at least live amongst our brethren and within an Islamic society free from the contamination of the disbelievers.

Let's read that again:

The likeness of Islam and Kuffar is like that of fresh clear spring water and water brought up from the bottom of a suburban sewer.

If we have it within our means we should therefore consider moving to a Muslim lan d whereby we can at least live amongst our brethren and within an Islamic society free from the contamination of the disbelievers.

Sweet jeezus. Sewer...contamination.... and these assholes wonder why they have an image problem. Just imagine the lefty outrage if the Liberal Party or Catholic Church has written something like this. Oh, and I haven't even got around to talking about the numerous descriptions of homosexuality as "filth" and "abhorrent".

Oh...and have I mentioned the article promising the extermination of jews?


The Potent Green Fairies are back

I'll be damned: Absinth is now legal

Personally, I'd rather drink petrol, but I'm glad it's back. Gotta love anything which sends the health nazis into a tizzy.

Bashing Fatty Adams - the saga continues.........

This is getting fun: Professor Bunyip pummels Fatty Adams' juvenile hate-america hysteria (see my post below).

And that's not all: Got an e-mail from another aussie blogger about Fatty's latest idiocy. Turns out Phillip may have really fucked up big time with this latest column and will probably have some explaining to do. Hopefully, we'll hear more developments on this very soon.

See? I told you so

Fatty Adams: radio jock, writer and spineless hypocrite extraordinare

Back on the 18th of September, I posted this:

Aussie readers: be sure to listen to Late Night Live tomorrow night: as part of his current insane obsession with the evils of America, Adamski will be speaking to Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer. Going on Phillip's past embarrasing performances against Jeremy Rabkin and Daniel Pipes, Adams will ask idiotic questions, get intellectually beaten to a pulp, then make pissy little comments after his guest leaves.

My prediction proved spot-on: Krauthammer - whilst polite and witty - made mincemeat of Adams' juvenile questioning. Adams - whose intellectual prowess barely scrapes in at the level of "dullard" - was incapable of making any coherent argument in return, and has now - as I predicted - and as he always does, insulted his guest after the show. Today's column in The Australian is vintage Adams: childish anti-americanism: high on patronising "america is evil" whinging, anti-Krauthammer personal insults, and utterly devoid of any intellectual content.

Some selected quotes.....

A COLUMN I wrote in the aftermath of September 11 had me attacked by the froth-mouthed phalanx of right-wing pundits, the sound of whose fingers hitting the keyboard recalls the thud of approaching jackboots.

As expected, Washington is spiralling out of control - and Australia has as much to fear from its powerful friend as it does from its putative enemies.

In evidence, let me introduce you to the wonderfully christened Charles Krauthammer. It's a name worthy of Evelyn Waugh or Dickens. And it fits its owner like a glove. An iron glove containing, yes, an iron fist. For Krauthammer simultaneously evokes notions of a master race and massive blows to the anvil.

To describe Krauthammer as an apologist for the present regime does him a disservice. For Krauthammer never apologises. He is the most hawkish of the Bush chickenhawks.

In words as percussive as shell bursts, Krauthammer said the US is dominant not only militarily, economically and politically, but culturally.

(At this point, Krauthammer informed me that his wife is Australian, as though this would prove a comforting notion. My response was to wonder whether Mrs Krauthammer had much of a say in family matters. If it echoes the relationship between our respective nations, we should call in the marriage guidance counsellors.)

If Krauthammer seemed excessive, preposterous, self-parodic, the presidential statement that followed showed a power elite in deadly earnest.

As with Krauthammer's machinegun delivery, Bush's speech was as memorable for its bad manners as for its message.

Come back, Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger. All is forgiven. The future of the world is now in the hands of some very dumb people. Republican fundamentalists.

Aaron Oakley responded in The Australian's comments section:

What a steaming pile of manure.

How incredibly rich of Adams, throughout his life an apologist for assorted totalitarian regimes, to evoke "the thud of approaching jackboots" when describing the "phalanx of right-wing pundits" he criticises.

Adams bitter attack on Charles Krauthammer seems to be a result of Charles’ recent pounding of Adams into an intellectual pulp on Late Night Live.


Adams - who holds himself high as a flag-waver for sober humanist intellectualism - is naught but a relentless hypocrite, intellectual coward and moral degenerate. What a disgrace that this man is able to use taxpayer funds to spout his adolescent tantrums, and how incomprehensible that NewsCorp pays him to write this shit. Is this flea-brained Jabba the best the left in this country has to offer?

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