:: Wednesday, 22 September 2004 ::
Just gotta get this down:
Manboobs Latham as PM means Lemon Lips Macklin as second in command, so when Manboobs' pancreas explodes again, Oz will have a full on Helen Clarke type leading us - we will become a wide brown New Zealand. As in 'Nothing Little Nation' instead of Punching Well Above Weight Nation'. New Zealand is fine, if you want to be an anomymous Southern Hemisphere blip famed for 3 Hobbit movies and some sailors.
Plus, Manboobs in charge means GST hike inevitable - he's natch gonna need more money than he has, think Liverpool Council writ large - need Commonwealth and State agreement to increase GST. If they are all Laborites, what's not to agree on?
Plus, Manboobs in charge leaves us with a fatheaded imbecile representing the nation internationally, at Asean, in Europe, and in Bush's America. Latham in Rome. Ya, zif.
:: WB 4:40 p.m. [link+] ::
FoxNews is reporting unconfirmed info that the brave Iraqi Resistance has slaughtered the two Italian 29 year old aid workers kidnapped about two weeks ago.
:: WB 3:36 p.m. [link+] ::
Ali from Iraq the Model rocks
:: Monday, 20 September 2004 ::
Read this post if you can.
It is the perfect antidote to every softheaded jackass who believes Iraq is a 'disaster' (yeah, I'm thinkin' of you Andrew Sullivan, you big poof, an' I mean that in the bad way, not the good way, and you too, Ken Layne, you ridiculously handsome right-about-everything-else-but-wrong-about-this-issue lovely man).
The forgotten factor for leftie US commentators is simply this: there is more to Iraq than the US.
There is a bunch of Iraqis there too.
And they are invested in their own success.
Not Riverbend, of course.
But plenty of others, like Zeyad.
They are not uncritical of how things are going with the Iraqi Interim Government. They are thinking, contributing folks.
See, the trouble with liberals is that they are inherently bigoted. Bigoted in the sense that wherever an American is, that is all the liberal sees. All US, all the time. US either good for everything or good for nothing.
Now, I am a Yank fan....for ever, really.
But would it kill Sully and Layne, and John Kerry for that matter, amidst the weeping and moaning and gnashing of teeth, to just once give some credit to the wogs for doing something to improve their own lot and stand on their own as a democracy, you know?
Swear to God, you would think Iraq was on fire from Basra to Kirkuk. It ain't. It is on fire in parts between Basra and Kirkuk. Or wherever, you get my meaning.
And who but a liberal could ever be so stupid as to imagine that the Zarqawi's of the world would sit back and say "well, that's that then, the Interim Government has been set up so we will take our bat and ball and go home and stop with the beheadings."
Puhlease. 18 months since dictatorship and liberals are just appalled that things are not peachy.
Iraq is in trouble in the same way it has been in trouble since Saddam was pulled from his hole in the ground. And Afghanistan too, since the Talibanners got mostly shot. They are fledging democracies where none has existed before.
And they have large expat populations living all round the world, some here in Oz, who understand how democracy works, and they phone home so the locals can get it too.
Give 'em a break from the whiny loser language. And celebrate their successes.
I dunno Chrenkoff, but he does the Iraqis and all of us a terrific service by celebrating success.
Wogs can do it, you know. Wogs can do anything.
They can be shitful and they can be grand. Just like youse.
....No, maybe not. I reckon I know where I get this chip on my shoulder from. I got it from Gino. My Pa. Bad tempered and self-pitying. G'uh. Italian. But also generous, funny and fun. G'uh. Italian. Politically all over the shop ending with anarchist leanings in his old age. G'uh. Italian. Could sense disrespect for Italians from ignoramuses before they even spoke. G'uh. Italian.
He would never accept use of the word 'wog' cos he got called it when he came to Oz in the 50's an' it was a way bad word. I can do it cos, even tho' I got it at school, I never got it a lot. And it really is a pride word now, which is excellent.
In fact, my girlfriend Gorb used to get called a wog on the train from school which is funny cos she is Scots-Irish. Ha ha...Ahh.
Anyhoo. Iraq. Afghanistan. Not going to be failed countries. The era of that is over. There's no Soviet block to prop you up, and no Soviet reason for Americans to prop you up either. There's every reason for every country to prop themselves up and expunge the errorists from within and without.
Urgh. Enuff already.
:: WB 2:36 a.m. [link+] ::
Sky News "The Gallery Show" Election Oz 2004
Dear Lord, how the camera just loves Malcolm Farr. Yummy.
Big analysis of Manboobs Latham's 'outburst' getting stroppy about being asked to explain his choice of pre-school for his bandylegged big headed kid. He got stroppy squealing about it being a personal question about his kid.
And he got stroppy with Laurie Oakes on Nine's Sunday show.
That's like getting the shits with Burl Ives, ya know? You just wouldn't ever do that.
And now they are chatting about schools. I bin thinkin' on this for a bit since the hitlist of 67 schools came out. I bin thinkin' how come Latham hates Ivanhoe Boys' Grammar but he doesn't hate the Girls' Grammar? Hmmm?
Now they are chatting about the ads - the consensus is that the Learner Latham Loser of Liverpool is effective to highlight Latham's actual record in public life (well life actually, cos he's never had a regular job the jackass) and the Meanie Rich Auctions for Uni and Medicare are effective too if you hate rich people.
Now they are chatting about the Greens giving their preferences to Labour before they have even seen the environmental policies of either Labor or Liberal. Hollow.
Now they are chatting bout our Pauline and they reckon she's got a chance. Whoo hoo. Urgh.
Predictions: Family First party will start to come to the fore, Latham will be starightjacketed to sotp his outbursts.
Howard up on preferred PM, Liberals up on primary votes. Labor up on two party preferred. Wha'? I dunno.
:: WB 4:31 a.m. [link+] ::
Manboobs Latham's Toxic Wog
This may come as a shock. Or maybe not. But I believe Bargshoon.
Cos he was mad.
Angry I mean. And an indignant wog is a very different creature on the truthfulness scale than a shifty petulant wog.
You get it.
:: WB 4:16 a.m. [link+] ::
Sold to Zarqawi? In Falluja?
:: Sunday, 5 September 2004 ::
Urgh. This is just disgusting.
And where are those French boyos? Hoping they all still have their heads. And in the case of the girlies, their honour.
Growing heartily sick of the brave Iraqi resistance. They are kidnapping slaughterers who the Western press lauds as sophisticated and ruthless.
How ruthless do you have to be to snatch a couple girlies and sell them to someone else?
That's not ruthlessness.
That's piggish violent cowardice with no purpose, no impact, no nothing except blood and despair.
I blame the thuggish pig resistance for the horrors in Iraq.
Not the Americans or Allawi.
There is no reason for Iraqis to be behaving this way. The Iraqis who are behaving this way are violent pigs who need locking up and death.
And the Jordanians, like Zarqawi and other foreign jackholes in Iraq also need locking up and death.
They are ruining a country that does not need ruining.
Because they wanna.
And no I do not subscribe to the 'ooh, the resistance grows more sophisticated daily' argument. They grow more active. Active does not equal sohpistication. Active is desperation.
:: WB 3:46 a.m. [link+] ::
This pretty much captures my line of thinking of late
:: WB 2:57 p.m. [link+] ::