Pete is visibly upset at the poor treatment “Revolting” Rob Corr got from the police here in Perth.
Archive for March 2003
I’m sure this is purely coincidental.
U.S. Marines searching Iraqi military headquarters in this southern city that was the site of intensive fighting came across a mural depicting a plane crashing into a building complex resembling New York’s twin towers, a news agency photograph showed Wednesday.
Music Update Continued
Johnny Cash and Johnny Horton
I feel better now.
Leftist Music Update
Everclear have a new song called “Volvo Driving Soccer Mom” playing now. The basic premise of the song seems to be that if you vote republican, you were probably the town bike at school, and fucked the whole football team before and after each game. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, as Jerry would say.
Here’s an excerpt:
You know I used to be a bad girl
I got busy in the bathroom at my high school prom
Yeah I used to be a dancer at the local strip club
But now I know my right wing from my wrong
Full lyrics here! (warning, it doesn’t get any more intelligent)
We just got the Foxtel on here, in time for footy season, but when I’m sitting on the PC blogging, it’s channel V that sees the most action. It shouldn’t come as any surprise to anyone that has drawn breath in the last 40 years that a lot of musicians are lefties. Most of them as far as I can tell.
The actual extent of it is unbelievable though. An interview with the lead singer of “The Whitlams” (Get it!?), Tim Friedman on one of the magazine shows goes a little something like this:
Interviewer: So Tim what sort of things do you like to do apart from sing?
Friedman: Oh, you know, get drunk and stuff, normal things.
Interviewer: Ok, and what are some things you *don’t* like?
Friedman: Basically, anyone who votes for the Coalition! That really pisses me off, yeah! I mean, its just so obvious to me that you shouldn’t vote for them, but all these idiots still do! UNBELIEVABLE!
And so it goes. No doubt they are one of Chairman Corr’s favourite bands.
After I’d got out of that system and decided to actually *watch* some music videos for a while, I was treated to quite a sight…
There’s a newish band called “System of a Down” going around, for the benefit of my older readers. Their musical style could best be described as “Metal” and they like to dress up as demons and such in their videos. Make of that what you will, but their latest video is a bit different.
System of a Down have recorded a new single called simply “Boom”. The video consists of staged anti-war protests singing the words of the song, along with a few anti-bush cartoons. Scrolling CNN-style across the bottom of the screen are video bites about all the evil things America has done since like, ever, man.
The Video’s Director? Everyone’s favourite fat moron, Michael Moore. Let’s just hope that he doesn’t get some kind of MTV music award for it. I can’t sit through another rant like that without throwing a brick at my TV.
Oh, and channel V has changed their logo to a 2 finger “peace” salute for the duration of the war. How Cute!
For those who don’t watch a lot of MTV, you can see the streaming internet version of the film clip here.
My favourite “peace” sign so far? “DRAFT JENNA”. Pure genius.
Update: Jesus, even as I type this, it’s on again!
I’ve read comic books whose villains were more grounded and rational than that utter lunatic Kim Jong-Il
ALL triplets in North Korea are being forcibly removed from parents after their birth and dumped in bleak orphanages.
The policy is carried out on the orders of Stalinist dictator Kim Jong-il, who has an irrational belief that a triplet could one day topple his regime. The number three is thought to be auspicious in North Korea and triplets are revered.
It is believed they are likely to rise to positions of power, which accounts for Kim’s insistence that they are all raised in state-run orphanages, where their development can be controlled.
Hell, at least Magneto wanted to bestow the human race with superhuman mutant powers! All Kim has to offer is large posters of himself and grass for dinner. I’ll pass.
Gareth is back online, but as yet no explanation of what used up all his bandwidth. Instead, we get a not too surprising account of the far-left bias of lecturers at our unnamed University.
A friend of mine who reads this site posed me the following question:
Are you for voluntary voting?
Compulsory voting is one of the great things about Australia
My answer was along the lines of “I don’t really have an opinion of it one way or the other”. It’s something I’ve never seriously given much thought to, since I would vote whether it was compulsory or not. Having no opinion sucks though, because opinions are fun, and the stronger the better!
The only thing I could think of is that compulsory voting is just another thing that the goverment forces us to do, so from a civil rights point of view it’s a mild annoyance, but hardly oppressive. I do have a friend who has been absolved of his voting responsibilites – a result of delivering a profanity filled tirade to a government official after receiving a fine for not voting.
Apart from him, however, I don’t hear a lot of discussion about the topic. Is this because everyone loves compulsory voting, or does nobody care?
This is your chance to indoctrinate me, loyal readers! Comment in the box below on the merits or failings of compulsory voting – best argument gets my vote, compulsory or not.
Is the Australian system of forcing people to vote a good thing, or should we be like America, and just let people decide for themselves if voting is worth their time and effort. Please give at least one reason for your view – that’s all I ask!
War in Iraq leading to Increase in Dumb Search Requests
Upupdate: Bloody oath we are mate!