They’ve been at sea for 8 weeks, and are finally on their way home. It’s only fair that the Ovine Fairstar gets to stop in Auckland on the way for a sailor’s welcome.
Archive for September 2003
As I said to Billy Bragg in my recent brush with fame, it’s time to elect a new bloody public. I’ve had it with this lot. Wouldn’t know a terrible government if they fell over it.
In his gentle way, Billy reminded me that they tried that in the Soviet Union.
– Christopher Sheil, poster child for the wanker lefty elite.
Two for one here folks! Name dropping AND the old chestnut of left-wing elites despairing at the morons who voted for Howard.
Am I the only one who’s troubled that Mr Sheils has to be reminded that he’s a little too militant even for a man who’s Waiting For The Great Leap Forward?
Today’s lesson comes from an article in Green Left Weekly, reprinted from the American Socialist Worker, advancing the absurd argument that both the US and UN should immediately withdraw from Iraq and hope the place doesn’t collapse. Why? Well, you know. Imperialism and shit.
That’s all pretty standard stuff, but this little gem caught my eye. Anti-Americans have had a hard time explaining US actions in the Balkans, which successfully ended the civil strife there and deposed Slobodan Milosevic, apparently without delivering even a single barrel of oil to the US. “What’s up with that?” you might be wondering.
Well, wonder no longer. Socialist Worker has solved this conundrum:
The experience of the Vietnam War taught antiwar activists to be ?knee-jerk? anti-imperialists, opposed to Uncle Sam sending troops anywhere. The US then launched, under the guise of ?humanitarian intervention?, a series of interventions designed precisely to erase the ?Vietnam Syndrome? ? from Somalia to Kosova. A whole section of the left bought into the reasoning that the US is capable of benign intervention in certain instances.
Ah, thankyou, yes, everything has become clear. Those cunning bastards! They planned it all from the beginning. If it wasn’t for brave souls like this standing up speaking the truth, none of us would have ever known the full horror of this conspiracy.
It’s a travesty of justice that he isn’t Australia’s Governor General. Or a Knight of the British Empire. No matter what happens for the remainder of his career, Wilson will live on as the Patron Saint of Yobbos all around Australia.
Darwin is doing a good job of mocking its namesake by letting people breed despite their obvious genetic defects:
A five-year-old Territory girl shocked teachers when she showed her class how to make a bong out of a Coke bottle during a “show and tell” session.
The incident took place at a primary school in Darwin’s northern suburbs.
Beats Milhouse’s horsey I guess.
A fool and his money are soon parted:
When bridal shop owner Nancy Owen found ants in her store, she had two choices: relocate the critters or relocate her shop. Extermination was not an option.
That’s because the landlord of the Austin shopping center where her store was located is a supporter of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. The landlord imposed strict rules on tenants requiring that no meat or animal product be sold in their stores, and that no animals ? including ants ? be harmed.
“If you don’t have to cause animals to suffer ? even the animals we don’t understand so well like ants or mice or chickens ? why not choose to be kind rather than to be cruel?? asked PETA spokesman Bruce Friedrich.
But the shoe shop has to keep leather laces hidden behind the counter, the liquor store can?t sell beef jerky and all of this adds up to what some call militant behavior by the landlord. Owen decided she’d rather spend $10,000 in moving expenses to relocate rather than abide by those rules.
You gotta give it to PETA, at least they are consistent. They don’t just stick up for the cute, fluffy animals. Even ants are sacred.
Consistently retarded, too.
Indonesia is planning to update its legal code with some long-needed sharia:
Cohabitation, oral sex and homosexual sex will soon become crimes in Indonesia if the justice ministry has its way, a ministry spokesman said.
He said in addition to Dutch colonial law, the proposed amended criminal code will also adopt Islamic law, international conventions and tribal laws. The draft, which is still being debated, proposes that a couple found guilty of cohabitation be punished to up to two years in jail. A man who impregnates a woman but refuses to marry her could spend a maximum five years in prison.
Sodomy and oral sex would be punishable by between three to 12 years in jail and homosexual sex would be liable to punishment of between one and seven years.
Not to be outdone by the insane Muftis, the local nutjob pagans want to make sure that nobody gets up to any hi-jinks:
A “witch doctor” or his client found guilty of using black magic to hurt other people could spend up to five years in jail. Supangat said ministry experts are still debating ways to obtain evidence of such acts.
I hear the bouyancy test works well.
Indonesia is the world’s most populous Muslim country but Islam is not the state religion and the country in general practises a tolerant version of the faith.
Not any more. Praise be to Allah.