Archive for July 10, 2003


July 10, 2003

Niall Cook seems to think that all right-wing bloggers are “Intolerant, innately aggressive and self-serving” not to mention “immature” and “stupid”. (Lefty’s IQ test: Do you agree with John Howard? No=SMART Yes=DUMB!).

Niall is, if nothing else, a believer in the goodness of men. Our right-wing views are not a sign of undying eeeeevil, but simply a chemical problem that will be corrected with age.

Perhaps it’s merely the brashness of youth. That ‘ten-foot-tall-and-bullet-proof’ attitude that all young males have as the testosterone surges through their bodies with promise of great things and no way to deliver.

I might need to offer a tip here….the prevailing view among the left is that testosterone has no such effect, Niall. You see, it’s simply the lack of proper male role models, frustration at no longer being the rulers of society and other such cultural problems that make us young blokes such cruel and reactionary criminals. Saying that there are innate differences between the sexes due to testosterone is enough to get you censured for bigotry nowadays. Better watch it!

The other “root cause” of our rottweiler-like ability to not turn into lefties is our almost religious worship of alpha-male blogger Tim Blair:

“This I regard as a pity, given that Gareth has desires to be a serious journalist, yet patterns himself on Blair. Hopefully, he’ll develop his own style over time.”

I decided to investigate this theory, comparing Tim Blair’s style to that of Gareth Parker’s.

Here’s a few snippets from Tim in the last week:

I?ve gone for “Stilty, the leaf-suckin’ sky horse”. It was either that or “Ann Coulter”.

Canada and the UN are no longer bestest friends:
The meanest thing about this demotion is that Canada is the only nation that cares what the UN thinks. This is callous.

Money is evil, which is why idealistic lefty students get so angry when they?re asked to earn some to pay for their own education.

And now let’s compare this kind of bloggage with a typical Gareth Parker post:

Deegan is being afforded countless opportunities to pursue his political agenda through the mainstream media without any scrutiny whatsoever. I am yet to see any journalist or commentator raise even vague objections to anything Deegan has said in the press (with the notable exception of PM’s Mark Colvin, who caught the magistrate out on his duplicity over East Timor). I submit the reasons for this lack of scrutiny are, one, the fact that Deegan’s views are popular among journalists, and two, no one likes to criticise a man whose son has been killed by terrorists.

Now, the respective styles seem quite dissimilar to me. In fact, the only real similarity between Gareth and Tim that I can see is….they are both right-of-centre!

This is what really gets Niall’s goat. It’s ok to have rabid right-wing government co-conspirators like Blair behaving like psychopathic Texas oil tycoons, but when the impressionable young folk start to produce the same kind of hate-filled hogwash, it’s time for the wise older folk like Niall to save us from the propaganda machine! (breath)

This next Niall quote is particularly enlightening:

The practice of young, pseudo-conservative, politically naive bloggers to decry the opinions of those they see as opposing their own is an increasingly disturbing occurence.

Niall is “disturbed” that anyone would hold an opinion that isn’t leftist, and wish to express it. Equally disturbing is that, for some reason, it’s only the “naive” “Conservative” bloggers that disagree with the leftists? Who woulda thunk it?

At least all this attention on Gareth, Myself, Alan and Steve makes for a nice break for the rest of the Oz bloggers. Over 30’s like Tim Blair, Ken Parish, Geoff Honnor, Bernard Slattery, Professor Bunyip etc can rest easy now that they are free from the constant challenges Niall directs at them.

Update: Steve Edwards has had enough of Niall too.


July 10, 2003

Here’s something funny… Go to google and type in “French military victories”…press “I’m feeling lucky.” IT CANT FIND ANY!!1!1!!!LOLOLOL!!!1!

More On Millionaire

July 10, 2003

They can’t get the format right, and they also can’t get the answers right:

Playing for $64,000, Mr McBrien, wrongly according to the network, said that five justices sat on a full bench of the High Court of Australia. The correct answer, host Eddie McGuire told him, was seven. But news of Mr McBrien’s $32,000 loss has reached the hallowed halls of Australia’s highest court and the ears of Chief Justice Murray Gleeson. The Australian understands the Chief Justice, who did not see the program, reckons Who Wants To Be a Millionaire got it wrong and his opinion is backed by leading scholars.

But University of NSW law professor George Williams said the network was wrong. “I think in the circumstances he (McBrien) has given one of two possible correct answers,” Professor Williams said.

The Dean of Law at the Australian National University, Michael Coper, said that, technically, the correct answer was “more than two”.

Not that any of this would have helped David Morgan much.

News In Brief

July 10, 2003

Richard Alston presents the case for the complete privatisation of Telstra.

Korean made toys sold in Australia found to contain Dog and Cat fur.

15 year old boy with no train ticket jumps off train to avoid ticket inspector, remains in critical condition.

Summer camp counsellors hold, and bet on, bare-knuckle boxing matches between pre-teen camp attendees.