Cardinal sin of
historians of philosophy: post hoc, ergo propter
hoc. It follows chronologically, therefore it follows logically.
John Pilger - inviting us to swim in his pool of deluded megalomania - gives us an awe-inspiring tale of his own fearless courage in fighting zionist intimidation, repression of dissent, and (get this) pro-Israeli bias in the media. Hey, stop laughing dammit!
I'm trying to determine exactly when Jennifer Lopez went from being a genuinely exciting and sexy almost-superstar into B-grade celebrity bimbo diva.
Watched Out of Sight for a second time the other night, and two things came to mind: 1) this film is much better the second time around. 2) J-Lo had genuine, no-bullshit talent and charisma.
Now look at her: a self-absorbed pop-star dingbat and media whore. What the hell happened?
I'm finally putting in a link to the world's finest pommies: the mighty Samizdata gang.
Wanna know how
to be a genius? Just say "everything stinks". That way you're
Just came back from a weekend trip to the pretty Victorian coastal town of Mallacoota, hence the lack of bloggage. I'll get back to business tomorrow. But for now, I'm off to bed. In the meantime, send me love/hate mail: tex "AT" whackingday.com
There is not enough
love and kindness in the world to permit us to give any of it away to
Reader Fritz Pettyjohn of California sent me this e-mail:
Fritz also sent this to Scott Wickstein, who had this to say.....
I'd completely agree with Scott on the issue of our small military being stretched too thinly for any large contribution, but I disagree on the other key point: I'd argue that the influence of eurowanker thinking has little resonance in this country, beyond the hardcore collection of bleating hate-Howard-and-America twits that pollute the ABC and Fairfax.
The weight of evidence would suggest exactly the opposite - that we are very much a non-euroweenie-thinking nation. Consider the following:
- Our two most recent serious military engagements have been supported by a large majority of the public: East Timor amd Afghanistan, despite all the hate-Howard screeching from Fairfax and ABC pundits, and their forecasts of "another Vietnam" and "quagmire" et al.
- The very non-euro stance on people smugglers and illegal queue-jumping immigrants has met with overwhelming public support.
- The recent opinion poll showing a majority against sending troops to Iraq has been hailed by lefties as some great awakening and a bitter humiliation for Howard. The left in this issue are - as usual - full of shit. And they know it. (and before I continue, does anyone else admire the way the left portray the public as a bunch of xenophobic rednecks every time Labor loses an election, yet as soon as the left sees an opinion poll they like, we become a fine, egalitarian nation again. You gotta love their respect for their own peaceful, democractic society)
The opinion polls are not a sign of increased "disquiet" for the evil americans, or hatred of John Howard, or love for European wisdom. It boils down to one simple fact: the Australian public want a clear justification for sending OUR troops into a war zone. Vietnam is still remembered. A majority support the Americans going into Iraq, but only around one in four says we need to do so.
The public wanted to stop the slaughter in East Timor - it was on our doorstep, we could do something, and we did it. The public supported action taken (in support of the evil americans) against the brutal terrorist-sponsoring theocracy in Afghanistan, in response the the horrific mass-murder of Sep 11.
But the government hasn't communicated a clear-cut explanation of why we should be in Iraq. Is it just coz the Americans want us to? Is it to stop a realistic threat of WMD? Is it to change the regime? Hence why the poll numbers were much higher when "UN approval" was tagged to the question - even in the absence of a better explanation for our leaders, a resolution from the UN provides some reassurance that the sacrifice would be worth it.
Clearly the polls show that the government must improve their performance in communicating the reasons for sending personell into Iraq. Until then, it can't be a great surprise people are uneasy. People are willing to go to war, and they are willing to support the Americans - but they need a reason, and they should be provided with one. It's got little to do with the blubberings of the crybaby left, The Greens, The Guardian, and the rest of the hate-america crowd who would oppose military action in Iraq under any circumstances, despite all their posturing and bullshit about UN approval, "evidence" for WMDs, and suchlike. The majority of the public has ignored these twats on every single issue for years, and now is no different.
By the way, all you
Kerry Nettle & Margot Kingston fans, you see how I don't regard the
rest of my fellow countrymen as ignorant savages just because most of
them disagree with me on a particular issue. I support australian involvement
in a war in Iraq, most people do not (at least not yet). The public
has not been brainwashed. They are not stupid. They have not been duped
by the evil media/jew/politician cabal. They are making a reasoned judgement
which is different from mine. You might wish to try this critical approach
the next time Labor loses a federal election.
.....I just tasted Budweiser for the first time........
Jeebuz, this toxic piss is the worst tasting drink I have ever
endured in my entire life. This shit is worse than Fosters. And believe
me, that's saying something. Pissing into dirty diswashing water and drinking
it would taste better than this ghastly brew.
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.
Just saw a review for Austin Powers: Goldmember. Why do people think Mike Myers is funny? He's about as much fun as colon cancer.
Saw a review for xXx
too. Christ it looks awful. Vin Diesel is a boring, wooden, grease-muscle
twit. Go join the pro-wrestling circuit, bozo.
on this weekend. The show itself is nothing special: just a load of
chrome Harleys for display and a big BBQ. But the roads in the Bombala
region are superb and the event is a great excuse for a weekend ride.
Money is for a good cause too. There's also a raffle for a new Triumph
club are going to be upset at this: despite the best efforts of Osama,
and the usual Marixst predictions of decline, the American economy is
very nicely thank you.
Taxpayer-funded ABC buffoon Phillip Adams has turned over tonight's entire show of Late Night Live to a long, tiresome rant about The Evils of The USA........
Guest one: weekly guest and Sydney Morning Herald's lazy webdiarist Margot Kingston: apart from her usual obsessed rant about John Howard's Gulag Australia (ie. Labor didn't win the election), is now saying Dubya is losing the propaganda war and suffering humiliation before the enlightened world, as well as the predictable blather about how we are "sucking up" to the americans, as opposed to brave Paul Keating, who she says tried to give us a more "indepedent" identity (you know, the one where we supported brave, non-american nice guy and Genocide-Boy General Suharto).
Guest two: Robert Fisk, waffling about american terror, the genius of Saddam and how the backwardness of Muslim political culture is all the west's fault.
Guest three: local crank Richard Neville discussing his fine work American Psycho. America is destroying the world, destroying our culture, the crushing of dissent, Americans are ignorant and stupid, blahblahblahblahblahblahblahblah.
Does this bloated
dickhead ever talk about anything else anymore? Does his terminal,
paranoid, crybaby obsession about Americans know any limits? Isn't there
anything else in the world worth talking about, like...oh..say Robert
Mugabe, or North Korea, or Fidel Castro?
In his fearless takedown of insane right wingers, Don Arthur's wet-cabbage of a critique contains the 8 principles of rightist scummery. Shocking revelations abound......
Pretty obvious, I would have thought.
Is this the part where
I apologise for being white?
Nah, I've always really wanted to live in one of those culturally hip countries with honour killings and female circumcision. How dare we think our culture is better than theirs.
Well, I do choose to live here, so yes.
Funnily enough, I can't remember an evil rightist ever saying this.
A Mackayism: an emotive, yet utterly meaningless sentence.
Well if they don't, someone else will, and they'll probably be someone like Robert Mugabe, Mullah Omar or Ceaucescu.
Don's still stressed about D-Day it seems.
is always cute to watch :)
Hill's excellent blog is no more. Farewell dude, you will be missed.........
Got this e-mail today about my September 10 post......
Thank you for this load of self-righteous bilge, mailed to me via anonymizing remailer software. You gutless twat.
Now there's a penetrating insight, especially since I clearly linked to this website, where photos & profiles of nearly every September 11 victim can be found. Where do you think I got them from?
Yawwwn. The photos are the ones already made available to the public domain. The same photos, by the way, which were splashed across TV during the sep 11 anniversary.
What friend? And what "political views"?
I did use my own words,
and as someone who sent and unsigned e-mail from a anonymous e-mail account,
you're not really in a position to give lectures about high principle,
OK? Run along and blow thyself.
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