DAVE ON THE LOOSE

Terry Hicks describes his son’s religious hobby … a hobby that somehow – imagine the odds! – ended up putting him in jail:

“He took an interest in something and it went wrong.”

Could’ve happened to anyone; we all know kids whose fascination for, say, model aircraft led them to active participation in fundamentalist anti-Western murder cults. As Terry explains, son Dave is planning an apology after today’s prison release:

“There’ll be some sort of apology I suppose for what he’s supposed to have done and what people believe he’s done – he’ll cover that side of it.”

Feel the sincerity!

UPDATE:

David Hicks has been released from prison … A small crowd of mostly elderly supporters were outside the prison as Hicks left, many holding banners reading ‘This could have been your son’ and ‘David Hicks is no threat’.

Adelaide women over 55 should be confined.

The supporters surrounded the car in which Terry Hicks and lawyer David McLeod left the prison, cheering as the car left the prison grounds …

His lawyer, David McLeod, later read a statement of Hicks’ behalf.

No apology “for for what he’s supposed to have done and what people believe he’s done” in that statement. Serious money beckons:

A million-dollar international bidding war is set to erupt for rights to David Hicks’ story.

Australian and US media organisations are expected to fight it out for interviews, book deals and movie rights.

While legislation prevents Hicks from personally profiting from his story, his father Terry has reportedly indicated the family had been advised on possible loopholes in the laws.

Posted by Tim B. on 12/28/2007 at 03:45 PM
    1. I predict Little Dick Hicks will blame the dirty little Jooooooos for being misunderstood while practicing his hobby. I’m only surprised his father hasn’t already done it.

      Posted by swassociates on 2007 12 28 at 03:54 PM • permalink

 

    1. Mr Hicks, you remember when little David was 13 or 14? When all of a sudden you had to start washing his bed linen almost every day? Contrary to what you may have been told, he wasn’t exactly wetting the bed.

      All boys going through a normal puberty do it, even saintly lads such as David Hicks. There is nothing shameful or sinful about it, it’s simply a natural part of human male maturation.

      I realize how disappointed this may make you feel, but remember that it’s something no one has any real control over. It’s just a fact of life you learn to deal with.

      Posted by mythusmage on 2007 12 28 at 04:06 PM • permalink

 

    1. I would expect that there’s a section in the control order which restricts Dawood’s freedom to procreate, and that he will happily comply with it. He surely wouldn’t want to subject anyone else to the same misunderstanding that he suffered.

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2007 12 28 at 04:08 PM • permalink

 

    1. We need to get to the bottom of this.  Prepare the anal probe.

      Posted by Mystery Meat on 2007 12 28 at 04:08 PM • permalink

 

    1. “There’ll be some sort of apology I suppose for what he’s supposed to have done and what people believe he’s done – he’ll cover that side of it.”

      Denial is a river in Egypt, Terry and Dawood Hicks.

      Posted by El Cid on 2007 12 28 at 04:11 PM • permalink

 

    1. #4 – waiting on your word for insertion, sir.

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2007 12 28 at 04:14 PM • permalink

 

    1. Terry Hicks reminds me of Mohammed Atta’s father, who kept denying that his son had anything to do with the airplanes those aviation hobbyists flew into the WTC and the Pentagon.

      “No, wasn’t little Mo, really!  In fact, I just spoke with him over the phone!  He’s ummmm, busy building orphanages for Patty Murray!”

      Eventually Blair’s LaAw will draw all of the world’s moonbats into the Great Moronic Convergence.

      Posted by Steve Skubinna on 2007 12 28 at 04:22 PM • permalink

 

    1. Oh, my sainted aunt! Sorry to go O/T, but I just discovered that I actually own a book written by Tim Flannery! It’s called A Gap in Nature, and I bought it several years ago because I liked the illustration of the dodo bird on the front cover; I didn’t notice the publicity photo of the other “dodo” on the back cover until now, and, anyway, I didn’t have the slightest idea of who Flannery was when I purchased the thing. It’s just that the volume is filled with beautiful plates of extinct animals. I swear, I haven’t read a word of the text!

      Now I’m reluctant to peruse the shelves of my library for fear of getting another horrible shock. Still, I guess it’s better to know. Hmmm . . . that shelf looks ok . . . . nothing out of the ordinary on that one . . . . What?!? What’s this? The Phil Adams Diet!! And there! When the Tongue Bathing Had to Stop: How I Became Disillusioned with Kevin Rudd One Week into His Government, by Traceeee Hutchinson.

      Looks like it’s time for a good, old fashioned book burnin’.

      Posted by paco on 2007 12 28 at 04:23 PM • permalink

 

    1. Note the clever variant spelling of “law” above.  Bet you losers are sore for not thinking of it first.

      Losers.

      Posted by Steve Skubinna on 2007 12 28 at 04:24 PM • permalink

 

    1. paco, try flushing them instead.  Less carbon footprint.

      Posted by Steve Skubinna on 2007 12 28 at 04:28 PM • permalink

 

    1. Two weeks back with Hicks, père, and little Davey will run away to join the circus.

      Posted by Bruce Rheinstein on 2007 12 28 at 04:40 PM • permalink

 

    1. Paco, before flushing, use them to wipe and absorb………BUT ONLY ONE SHEET PER MOVEMENT!!!!

      Posted by Rod C on 2007 12 28 at 04:47 PM • permalink

 

    1. #8 paco
      “I swear I haven’t read a word of the text”
      Heh … just the opposite of the situation in the 60’s when we used to read Playboy just for the articles … pictures? what pictures? .. Oh, those ……….

      Posted by galenmk on 2007 12 28 at 04:48 PM • permalink

 

    1. “He took an interest in something and it went wrong.”

      I paint toy soldiers, read about military history, and on occasion get together with like-minded individuals and use the toy soldiers to play out battles.

      I’ve never shot a weapon at anyone. Hell, I think I’ve punched ONE person in my life.

      Perhaps it wasn’t so much his interest that got out of hand, but his lack of moral compass?

      Posted by Rob Crawford on 2007 12 28 at 04:52 PM • permalink

 

    1. OT, but, Tim’s getting clucky and he’s throwing a challenge at you Seppos!!!!
      hehehehe

      Posted by Pogria on 2007 12 28 at 05:03 PM • permalink

 

    1. Asked how his son would support himself, Mr Hicks was forthright; he’d have to go on social services until he found a job.

      Why can’t his father support him until he finds a job? I keep hearing that he wants to be treated like every other Australian, but I doubt he is going to stand in line to apply for welfare like other Australians who might just beat his ass.

      Posted by Redd on 2007 12 28 at 05:19 PM • permalink

 

    1. The collapse of civilization is at hand.

      Posted by paco on 2007 12 28 at 05:23 PM • permalink

 

    1. 15 Pogria

      But we have a cricket teem.

      Posted by El Cid on 2007 12 28 at 05:26 PM • permalink

 

    1. Feel the sincerity!

      Not half as insincere as Terry Hicks when you hear him talk about his son as if he loves him. Terry was a nobody before Daiwoo was caught and he will be a nobody again once Daiwoo is free. Among all those who sought to use Daiwoo for their own ends, none was as despicable as his own dad, who turned Daiwoo into a meal ticket.

      Posted by Contrail on 2007 12 28 at 05:26 PM • permalink

 

    1. 15 – Greatly relieved to learn that I am not the only native-born son with a less than reverent attitude towards John “I’m-so-bloody-Australian” Williamson, whose singing was once described as the sound of ‘a magpie giving birth to a tractor’.

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2007 12 28 at 05:27 PM • permalink

 

    1. #20 Swinish,

      you are definitely not alone.

      Williamson isn’t fit to lick Slim Dusty’s boot laces.

      Posted by Pogria on 2007 12 28 at 05:42 PM • permalink

 

    1. we all know kids whose fascination for, say, model aircraft led them to active participation in fundamentalist anti-Western murder cults.

      Same sorta thing happened to me. I got into a Satanic sex cult, and it eventually led me into stamp collecting.

      The horror…

      Posted by Dave S. on 2007 12 28 at 05:49 PM • permalink

 

    1. The ABC’s Leigh Sales is hoping to start a new life too after the release of Hicks. She has been on the story for 6 years, as has the rest of the Australian Hicks Broadcasting Corporation.
      On the radio this morning she said that he would probably have difficulty adjusting, as Guantanamo was not a place for rehabilitation but for extraction of intelligence.
      It was my impression that (i) Hicks did quite a bit of study while there, and not just of the menu; and (ii) that there is also an important function of removal from the battlefield of illegal combatants to a place where the HR Lawyers brigade cannot use the legal system to let them all go free, and pay them compensation.

      Posted by blogstrop on 2007 12 28 at 05:54 PM • permalink

 

    1. #20 you are assuredly not alone.  Williamson’s down-home, fair dinkum, little Aussie Battler schtick has always seemed as phony as a 3 dollar bill.  Or a novel called Three Dollars.  One of the stock figures in the liberal rogues’ gallery is the aw-shucks country/western singer who is at heart a calculating villain (see Nashville).  In Williamson’s case, I think they might just be right.

      Posted by cuckoo on 2007 12 28 at 05:56 PM • permalink

 

    1. #20 “Pig Seller”

      The beloved -nay, revered – piece of dogshit known as “willo” is a classic example of the aphorism that patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels.

      Posted by Rod C on 2007 12 28 at 05:57 PM • permalink

 

    1. Terry Hicks is Rudd’s speech writer. Feel the sincerity.

      Posted by kae on 2007 12 28 at 06:09 PM • permalink

 

    1. #8
      Paco, they’ve obviously mixed up the front photo and the author’s photo. Keep it, it may be worth something one day.And then again, maybe not.

      Posted by kae on 2007 12 28 at 06:12 PM • permalink

 

    1. #26 kae:  What are the chances that young Davey will become Labor’s latest Novelty Candidate?

      Posted by spot_the_dog on 2007 12 28 at 06:14 PM • permalink

 

    1. It’s okay, Paco, I’ve got that book too. It’s quite good, written before Flannery went absolutely nuts about global warming. I also have a Quarterly Essay he wrote advocating the farming of whales. What would his newfound green friends have to say about that?

      Posted by TimT on 2007 12 28 at 06:17 PM • permalink

 

    1. He has paid a terrible price for stupid decisions he made many years ago.
      Fuck me Roman, but there are some gormless prats who still see Dawood’s experiences as a Boy’s Own adventure soured by the evil stench of the HoWARd junta.

      Posted by lotocoti on 2007 12 28 at 06:18 PM • permalink

 

    1. #8….. Who are you ,sir, and what have you done with Paco ?  I can assure you that if he is harmed or even inconvenienced ,we will avenge him.

      Posted by greene on 2007 12 28 at 06:18 PM • permalink

 

    1. #28
      Well, Daddy could write the speeches.No, I think that you first have to work for the ABC or perhaps be a “rock star” millionaire.

      Um. Spot, you could have something there. The first Talib trained political candidate!

      Posted by kae on 2007 12 28 at 06:18 PM • permalink

 

    1. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

      Posted by Craig Mc on 2007 12 28 at 06:19 PM • permalink

 

    1. #15 I once had a drunken scottish soccer hooligan (try to) explain cricket and its rules to me. It was an unsolicited explanation.

      For the first 15 minutes or so I thought he was just making it all up. I think the biggest problem of Cricket in the US is that we know most of the terminology but none of it means what we thought.

      Cricket=a bug? Wrong!
      bowler=knocks over pins? Wrong!
      crease=a line on pants? Wrong!
      pitch=a thrown ball? Wrong! Oh it’s the field? No! Still wrong!
      bail=what you need to get out of jail? Wrong!
      wicket=something sticky? Wrong!
      wicket keeper = keeper of something sticky? Wrong!
      stumped=player has an amputated limb? Wrong!

      Posted by Col. Milquetoast on 2007 12 28 at 06:20 PM • permalink

 

    1. Terry Hicks can’t deny his feelings as a father. And neither should he. He impresses me in that sense.

      Please blame the media for turning him into the ‘personality’ he has become.

      But the coverage does reflect the social levels they inhabit, the slippery values that low lifes like Hicks live by and how easily influenced they can be.

      It is a good reminder for all of us.

      Posted by mehaul on 2007 12 28 at 06:22 PM • permalink

 

    1. #28 & 32

      And there’d be people who’d vote for him, that’s the frightening part.

      Posted by kae on 2007 12 28 at 06:43 PM • permalink

 

    1. #17 Paco; The backlash has already begun.

      Posted by dean martin on 2007 12 28 at 06:45 PM • permalink

 

    1. # 34 Col. M, as a Yank transplanted in Oz in his 20’s, I can say that for me at least the understanding of Cricket was kind of an osmosis thing.  In my first year here I had literally dozens of kind (but growing-less-patient) Aussies try to explain it to me, and I’d say it took a full 5 years of immersion into Australian Culture (“such as it it”) before I really started to “get” cricket.

      How do you feel about a 5-year “Cultural Immersion” exchange?  And every Sunday morning, you must listen to “Mornings with Macca”; he plays lots of John Williamson!

      Posted by spot_the_dog on 2007 12 28 at 06:47 PM • permalink

 

    1. Oops wasn’t too sure about that link, it was one hell of a long mishmash of letters and numbers. Just take it from me, it was side-splittingly funny and your life is just that much less for not seeing it.

      Posted by dean martin on 2007 12 28 at 06:48 PM • permalink

 

    1. #37
      It’s gone, Dean. Been taken down.

      Posted by kae on 2007 12 28 at 06:48 PM • permalink

 

    1. “such as it is
      that’s what I get for being a smart-a_se

      Posted by spot_the_dog on 2007 12 28 at 06:49 PM • permalink

 

    1. It would take at least a year to remember that when the quarterback/pitcher guy throws the ball and it hits the ground, the play is not immediately dead. Speaking of which is that what is so wrong to Seppo eyes about cricket? There is no grace or style in throwing the ball at the ground.(Says I.)

      Posted by dean martin on 2007 12 28 at 06:54 PM • permalink

 

    1. #42 deano; yes, but what about the “grace and style” of taking polite little drinkies breaks every now and then?  I think gridiron would be much improved if the boys were to stop and have a civilised Morning Tea break, for instance.

      Posted by spot_the_dog on 2007 12 28 at 07:01 PM • permalink

 

    1. I was thinking I should change my name – having the same name as Australia’s only self-confessed terrorist is a tad embarrassing.

      Better still, I urge Davids from all over Australia to petition the new Rudd Government to change Hicks’ name to Osama or Abu or Abdul…….anything but DAVID!!!!

      Posted by Dave Wane on 2007 12 28 at 07:05 PM • permalink

 

    1. Dave Wane, at one point he changed his name to “Mohammed Dawood” or something, didn’t he?  I think we should stick with that.  “Mo”, if we’re feeling friendly.

      Posted by spot_the_dog on 2007 12 28 at 07:12 PM • permalink

 

    1. Poor Misunderstood David
      Reaches Out to His Public:
      My friends and supporters agree:
      My critics are bigots, not me;
      I’m just a sweet youth
      Who loves peace and truth,
      And sometimes a mild killing spree.

      Posted by lyle on 2007 12 28 at 07:31 PM • permalink

 

    1. 43; Well now, it’s worth a try. The cheerleaders might get disgusted and start chanting things that would make the boys cry.

      Posted by dean martin on 2007 12 28 at 07:31 PM • permalink

 

    1. When I saw the scare quotes around the word ‘terror’ on the RSS feed title I just knew it
      had to be the BBC. And just look at how he’s un-aged since getting out of ‘prison’!.

      Posted by Sensible Swim on 2007 12 28 at 07:42 PM • permalink

 

    1. He’s being released?!!

      He’s going to give an apology?!

      Oh, that’s alright then, isn’t it.

      Stuff him.

      Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2007 12 28 at 07:46 PM • permalink

 

    1. #8 Paco, you made me check my copious shelves. I have a copy of “Adventures of de Nile” By Miss Anthrope.

      I dunno, I musta picked it up at a garage sale or something, honest. Hangs head in shame.

      Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2007 12 28 at 07:54 PM • permalink

 

    1. #48 Gotta love the quote they selected for the sidebar in the BBC story:

      “David has done time for whatever”
      Terry Hicks, David’s father

      If we start jailing Australians for “whatever,” we’re going to see a heck of a lot of smart-@rse teenaged girls renditioned off to Gitmo.

      “Yeah, well, whatever

      Posted by spot_the_dog on 2007 12 28 at 08:00 PM • permalink

 

    1. #34.Cricket is slowly but inexorably evolving into a far more rational game.The latest manifestation,the 20/20 version, has brought it even closer to the point where it will soon be as similar to baseball as Rugby Union is to Rugby League and like those games only vested interests and commercial considerations will temporarily delay the final transition.

      Posted by Lew on 2007 12 28 at 08:03 PM • permalink

 

    1. 46 – excellent as always, lyle.

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2007 12 28 at 08:04 PM • permalink

 

    1. #49
      Wimpy, no, it’s

      “There’ll be some sort of apology I suppose for what he’s supposed to have done and what people believe he’s done – he’ll cover that side of it.”

      Which means he’s going to say sorry that you think he did something wrong….

      Posted by kae on 2007 12 28 at 08:07 PM • permalink

 

    1. I understand the July 21st bombers were train spotters.

      Posted by andycanuck on 2007 12 28 at 08:25 PM • permalink

 

    1. Look. I think that there is the possibility he just may have had a road to Damascus experience in Gitmo.  And actually think he was wrong all those years ago.

      Sure he was a traitor and actively fought for the other side without a uniform, and was lucky not to be shot when captured.
      But what if he sincerely regrets his actions and beliefs he held at the time?
      I wouldn’t take his prat of a father’s word for it, but let’s just wait and see what Dawood has to say for himself.  He has now served his sentence, and has a control order placed on him (which perhaps weakens my argument, but who knows for sure?).

      Posted by entropy on 2007 12 28 at 08:26 PM • permalink

 

    1. Oh Look!!!

      Here comes the poor baby now.

      He’s still channelling Bernard Fanning.

      Posted by Pogria on 2007 12 28 at 08:28 PM • permalink

 

    1. #22 – that reminds me of why Methodists are so much against pre-marital sex.

      It can lead to dancing.

      Posted by Steve Skubinna on 2007 12 28 at 08:45 PM • permalink

 

    1. Adelaide women over 55 should be confined.

      That isn’t Marilyn Shepherd standing there is it?

      Posted by Dan Lewis on 2007 12 28 at 08:46 PM • permalink

 

    1. But what if he sincerely regrets his actions and beliefs he held at the time?

      Most people who seriously regret their actions/beliefs say so. I have yet to hear or read anything he has said indicating anything besides he hates joos and likes really big lady boobs.

      Posted by Redd on 2007 12 28 at 08:49 PM • permalink

 

    1. #56

      Maybe. However if reports are true, that Hicks has “left Islam”, I cannot but wonder if he has heard what those people he supported think of Apostates.

      Posted by Dan Lewis on 2007 12 28 at 08:51 PM • permalink

 

    1. Hicks, a father of two, was driven from jail to a secret location in Adelaide.

      How long before someone learns where he is stashed and it is published?

      Posted by Redd on 2007 12 28 at 08:53 PM • permalink

 

    1. was that a prius?

      Posted by KK on 2007 12 28 at 08:55 PM • permalink

 

    1. #34

      #15 I once had a drunken scottish soccer hooligan (try to) explain cricket and its rules to me.

      first problem.. listening to a drunken scot 😉

      Posted by missred on 2007 12 28 at 09:03 PM • permalink

 

    1. Terry Hicks can’t deny his feelings as a father. And neither should he. He impresses me in that sense.

      Why? Supporting your spawn no matter what is simply a lazy biological and emotional instinct. What’s impressive is a person who takes a stand of moral condemnation that transcends that.

      To choose moral clarity over blind loyalty is heroic. To do the opposite, as Papa Hicks does, is cowardly and facile.

      Posted by Dave S. on 2007 12 28 at 09:09 PM • permalink

 

    1. #35

      Terry Hicks can’t deny his feelings as a father.

      I wonder if Terry Hicks accepts any responsibility for being the sort of Father whose son would run away to fight with terrorists.

      As far as I am concerned, he is a candidate for biggest deadshit of a Father ever.

      As for his feelings towards his son, plenty of Father’s have disowned their children for far less. He’s just an attention seeking slob.

      Did I mention he was a deadshit?

      Posted by Dan Lewis on 2007 12 28 at 09:20 PM • permalink

 

    1. #65 agree Dave S.

      Papa Hicks originally said the spawn could rot in prison, that he had to take what was coming to him because he had done the wrong thing. Bravo.

      Once he realised there was a quid in it for him, he became the poster boy for fatherly love and supporting your precious, misunderstood little baby no matter what!.

      Terry Hicks is a WHORE!!!!!

      Posted by Pogria on 2007 12 28 at 09:23 PM • permalink

 

    1. Adelaide women over 55 should be confined.

      Very irresponsible, Tim. This is Adelaide, and they have enough bizarre crimes without such incitement.

      Posted by Kitsune on 2007 12 28 at 09:28 PM • permalink

 

    1. In consideration of his release this morning, all visits to Yatala have been cancelled and police will escort Hicks from the prison, forming a buffer between him and the media.

      So, everyone else lost the privilege of visits from family and friends and their legal representatives? Smart.

      Once he realised there was a quid in it for him, he became the poster boy for fatherly love and supporting your precious, misunderstood little baby no matter what!.

      I’ve seen these scenarios before.  Big Mo’ will try to call the shots with Little Mo’ and Little Mo’ will cold-cock him.

      Posted by Redd on 2007 12 28 at 09:33 PM • permalink

 

    1. Mr. Hicks, you’re needed in Pakistan! You leave at once!

      Posted by Merlin on 2007 12 28 at 09:36 PM • permalink

 

    1. If he applies for Centrelink benefits, I wonder what his “Work for the Dole” project would be?  Maybe they should take suggestions from the folks who will be paying?

      Posted by spot_the_dog on 2007 12 28 at 09:41 PM • permalink

 

    1. According to the article from Madonna King in the Saturday (29/12) Courier Mail, Davis is “no longer a muslim.”

      Sounds to me like he needs protection from the fanatics for his safety. I wonder how that sits with the leftards?

      Posted by Captain Sensible on 2007 12 28 at 09:45 PM • permalink

 

    1. I’ve seen these scenarios before.  Big Mo’ will try to call the shots with Little Mo’ and Little Mo’ will cold-cock him.”

      Absolutely correct Redd.

      Unfortunately, he’ll do the same to his kids. I hope the maternal grandfather is waiting for Dawood like he said he would be.

      Posted by Pogria on 2007 12 28 at 09:46 PM • permalink

 

    1. #72
      Link to Madonna King’s piece in today’s Courier Mail.

      Posted by kae on 2007 12 28 at 09:49 PM • permalink

 

    1. #72
      Regarding Madonna’s piece, she lost me after this utter rot:

      No doubt exists that some of the decisions in relation to Hicks have been unjust and unfair – including his being held without trial for years in conditions worse than those granted to maximum security prisoners.

      I’m sorry, Madonna, the conditions were better, much better than an illegal combatant deserved.

      I don’t know how she knows that the conditions were sooooo bad, worse even than those suffered by maximum security prisoners.

      Posted by kae on 2007 12 28 at 09:53 PM • permalink

 

    1. #74 Thanks Kae, I’m not so hot on those new fangled link things.

      Posted by Captain Sensible on 2007 12 28 at 10:12 PM • permalink

 

    1. madonna is just a whore for money. has been all her career.  she has a vacant mind. she is nothing anyone should hold any opinion. in fact her so called opinion is worth nowt. she is just a typical celebrity who thinks because she has money she has a mind.  one day guy ritchie will wake up to the nighmare he married.

      Posted by missred on 2007 12 28 at 10:15 PM • permalink

 

    1. excuse all my spelling mistakes

      Posted by missred on 2007 12 28 at 10:16 PM • permalink

 

    1. #77 Wrong Madonna, missred.

      Posted by Kitsune on 2007 12 28 at 10:19 PM • permalink

 

    1. Why didn’t they just shoot the bastard after capturing him? Its a win-win- Hicks goes to heaven to be with his 72 virgins and we are spared the endless round of legal disputes, journalistic whinners, and a whole load of fart talks.

      Posted by Wylie Wilde on 2007 12 28 at 10:44 PM • permalink

 

    1. oh well, #79 .. my comments still stand

      Posted by missred on 2007 12 28 at 10:52 PM • permalink

 

    1. #57
      “I look forward now to spending some quality time with my wonderful family.” …who I abandoned for years in order to travel the world trying to kill infidels, meeting with terrorists and fighting for the barbarism of the Taliban. It’ll be just like Ward, June and Beaver Cleaver.

      Posted by Col. Milquetoast on 2007 12 28 at 11:02 PM • permalink

 

    1. I have had made many comments on the Hicks- father and son, none kind nor with any compassion for this sick duo. That said we do live in a democracy and under the rule of law which has deemed it fit to free Dawood.
      I will not be buying anything that will put money in the coffers of either father or son nor will I watch ANY programmes about the life, times and adventures of Dawood Hicks.
      I want to see him sink into oblivion and contemplate his ‘freedom’, he might find Australia wide his freedom might be a more con straining prison than either Guantanamo or Yatala.The only ‘fiends’ he has are dippy left wingers and the sort of people he could never have endured in his previous existance.

      Freedom is going to be long and lonely so I hope we will hear no more of him and even less of that cane toad who sired him.

      I do not want to live in another Pakistan were any will seek vengeance for perceived slights to that society or Islam.

      We start a new year and I would like to think we give Hick’s own kids a break – they are the real victims and for this reason alone

      Posted by Hillyminx on 2007 12 28 at 11:25 PM • permalink

 

    1. Don’t know what happened there-

      Terry Hicks and the media should totally turn the page and give them a chance to develop with out being reminded daily what a complete Keyser Turd their father is.

      Happy New year to all

      Posted by Hillyminx on 2007 12 28 at 11:29 PM • permalink

 

    1. He needs “medical care for the consequences of five and a half years at Guantanamo Bay”.

      A Dietician, A personal trainer? He does look a bit overweight, doesn’t he?

      Posted by MentalFloss on 2007 12 29 at 12:05 AM • permalink

 

    1. OT Hicks might be welcomed in Adelaide, but Bush & Cheney had better stay away from Vermont.

      Activists in Vermont town want Bush, Cheney subject to arrest if they visit

      Posted by spot_the_dog on 2007 12 29 at 12:47 AM • permalink

 

    1. #66

      I apologise for the poor punctuation and capitalisation in my earlier post.

      It was hot. I don’t know what I was thinking.

      I’m very sorry for all the errors I was supposed to have made.

      Posted by Dan Lewis on 2007 12 29 at 01:32 AM • permalink

 

    1. I wonder who Hicks will vote for in the next election?

      Posted by Penguin on 2007 12 29 at 01:38 AM • permalink

 

    1. That “serious money” beckoning through the loophole will ensure he is no threat I’d say.

      Posted by ooh honey honey on 2007 12 29 at 03:38 AM • permalink

 

    1. I, for one, can’t tell you how p.o.’d I am that this turd is out of jail.  That’s all.

      Posted by saltydog on 2007 12 29 at 03:40 AM • permalink

 

    1. I like they way they are setting up their claim for tortious damages for psychological injury. But didn’t poor David look calm and healthy as he left the prison?

      Posted by captain on 2007 12 29 at 03:49 AM • permalink

 

    1. #91

      If Hicks gets one cent in “damages”, I hope his kids are similarly litigious and sue him for having abandoned them, and take every ill-gotten cent he’s got.

      Posted by spot_the_dog on 2007 12 29 at 04:15 AM • permalink

 

    1. Grrr. According to our ABC, Hicks was captured by the US military in Afghanistan shortly after 911.

      I guess that’ll be the Northern Alliance Irregulars, then.

      And that from Leigh Sales, who has been milking the myth for the last 6 years.

      Posted by Nilknarf Arbed on 2007 12 29 at 04:30 AM • permalink

 

    1. #91 Spot the dog, yes he did. He also looks like he’s spent more than a few hours in the gym, and he needs to make an appointment with Ashley and Martin. That hairline’s looking a bit recessive.

      Posted by Nilknarf Arbed on 2007 12 29 at 04:48 AM • permalink

 

    1. All this Hick up reminds me of:

      “We seek him here, we seek him there, Those Frenchies seek him everywhere.
      Is he in heaven?–Is he in hell?
      That demmed, elusive Pimpernel”

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2007 12 29 at 05:15 AM • permalink

 

    1. Have you apologised yet, under Adelaide’s sky?
      For those you would maim and that filthy big lie?
      For the day you were caught after taking up the gun
      To fight with bin Laden and the Taliban?Tell me David Hicks, will you ever forgive
      Those who deprived you of that girl with big tits?
      Those who stomped on your carefully laid plans
      To stop skinning ‘roos and start shooting Hindoos and Jooos?

      Today they’ve released you back into the wild
      In the town where you deserted a woman with child,
      Don’t expect handshakes and a friendly g’day
      Too many remember your cowardly way.

      And if that’s not enough you should remember this is true
      There will be plenty of people keeping an eye on you
      Each move that you make the Feds will be there right on time
      And don’t even think about profiting from your crime.

      It’s going to be warm in Adelaide today
      Noticed the restaurants are better since you’ve been away?
      But you needn’t worry about getting so fat yet again
      ‘Cause for the first time in memory you will have to pay your own way.

      Posted by geoff on 2007 12 29 at 06:43 AM • permalink

 

    1. Excellent geoff!

      Posted by kae on 2007 12 29 at 06:47 AM • permalink

 

    1. #96 Geoff,

      I’m at a loss for words. That is sensitive and direct.

      Thank you very much for that.

      Posted by Pogria on 2007 12 29 at 06:50 AM • permalink

 

    1. Terry Hicks can’t deny his feelings as a father. And neither should he. He impresses me in that sense.

      #35, but I can blame his parenting.  Terry has given his son a free pass for everything he’s said or done and tried his best to weasel him out of any consequences rather than face the truth.  It doesn’t surprise me in the least that David turned out as he has because if there’s a formula for raising anti-semitic terrorist scumbags, he’s following it.

      Traceeee and Deveney must be shitting themselves now Fairfax has a chance to snare some hot lefty heartthrob for their idiot pages.

      BTW, I saw Deveney’s “book” at Borders today (in the “Journalism” section if you believe).  I’ll start a remainder bin watch now.  Any bets on how long before it finds its way there?  I give it 6 weeks before even Borders staff start pitchforking them off the shelves.

      Posted by Craig Mc on 2007 12 29 at 07:07 AM • permalink

 

    1. Adelaide women over 55 should be confined.

      Isn’t Adelaide confined enough?

      Posted by Craig Mc on 2007 12 29 at 07:07 AM • permalink

 

    1. #99 – Terry was interviewed by the BBC today – he said his son was being punished for “thought crimes” as he had never done anything wrong or hurt anybody.
      The BBC person, who had given him a bit of a grilling to this point, either did not have the info about him firing hundreds of rounds over the nearest border, or was cut off by the ABC news radio people.
      He also said that letters written by David to his mother were quoted out of context, and that David had not sent him (Terry) any similar letters.

      Posted by blogstrop on 2007 12 29 at 07:50 AM • permalink

 

    1. The BBC described Hicks as a former muslim convert.

      Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2007 12 29 at 08:10 AM • permalink

 

    1. Has pops been taking lessons in taqqya?

      Posted by kae on 2007 12 29 at 08:14 AM • permalink

 

    1. I always wondered why these naieve journalists never consider the anxiety disorders induced by being shot at by the likes of Hicks.

      Bleeding heart leftists have managed to totally invert the situation so that those who fear and loathe Hicks are somehow the real perpetrators.

      Posted by captain on 2007 12 29 at 08:15 AM • permalink

 

    1. blogstop: See crap like that crosses the line from defending your son’s interests to working against your country’s interests.  He’s not asking for mercy or saying that David’s paid his debt and it’s time to move on, he’s saying that it’s all a dirty conspiracy by the government and they should be resisted.  Except he can’t be honest enough to come out and say that, so he couches it in “thought crime” bullshit.  I think the man is a lying sack of shit.

      Posted by Craig Mc on 2007 12 29 at 08:25 AM • permalink

 

    1. I just saw Hicks walking down a ramp on TV.

      He’s a square gaiter, too.

      Has he been having botox?

      Posted by kae on 2007 12 29 at 08:52 AM • permalink

 

    1. The BBC described Hicks as a former muslim convert.

      There have been several reports that Hicks is a former muslim convert but none quoting him directly that he has renounced islam.

      Posted by Redd on 2007 12 29 at 09:53 AM • permalink

 

    1. The whole affair of Hicks and father is quite disgusting; one would hope they would both now slip quietly into the oblivion of their own making, but it is a vain hope – the adulation and crawling will begin, couched with Quixotesque caveats of ‘We are not supporting what he did but…’

      It makes John Amery look positively decent by comparison.

      Posted by Simon Darkshade on 2007 12 29 at 11:44 AM • permalink

 

    1. I have no doubt they will be looking to make money on this. They will both appear on shows and give interviews for money. The money will be paid to the father to get around the Son of Sam laws.

      Posted by Redd on 2007 12 29 at 12:50 PM • permalink

 

  1. Any douche (such as Harry M Miller) who enable this traitorous turd to profit from his trechery must have a fatwa placed on them- a national campaign to publicise their support of a convicted terrorist accompanied by a reccomendation to boycott all future performances and productions promoted by their company- nothing like a bit of free market reality to inject a bit of conscience in an otherwise utterly venal, dollar driven deadshit.

    Posted by Habib on 2007 12 30 at 07:23 AM • permalink