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FIRST COLUMN OF THE RUDD ERA

Featuring Al Gore’s CO2dle.

Posted by Tim B. on 11/30/2007 at 01:31 PM
  1. How should I pronounce that?

    see-oh-two-dle?

    co-too-dle?

    Posted by Mr. Bingley on 2007 11 30 at 01:37 PM • permalink

  2. I guess now we will here a lot about that hot new Aussie band the Ruddles…

    Posted by Mr. Bingley on 2007 11 30 at 01:38 PM • permalink

  3. Excellent column Tim.

    Say, now we all like each other and are Socially Included… we should have a party at your place!

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 11 30 at 02:06 PM • permalink

  4. Hey, wait a minute… what are you doing, publishing a column?  I thought you were going to be out of a job after Rudd won.

    Posted by Steve Skubinna on 2007 11 30 at 02:31 PM • permalink

  5. Gore, a particularly plump popinjay ... whose enormous head ...

    He’s a big fat poo-poo head!

    Posted by Jefferson Skates on 2007 11 30 at 02:32 PM • permalink

  6. #4 I demand answers Steve! It was one of Rudd’s election promises! No more Blair columns! It was specifically in the brochure!

    (and why I didn’t vote for him!)

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 11 30 at 02:37 PM • permalink

  7. #5 Damn straight!

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 11 30 at 02:39 PM • permalink

  8. “We are awake, now. We have changed. We are feistier, less acquiescent, more engaged.”

    What, Rudd ended a coffee embargo?

    Posted by paco on 2007 11 30 at 03:08 PM • permalink

  9. #1: Bingley: All I know is, with the Kyoto treaty in place, Australia will be saying “see-oh-toodle-oo!” to global warming (to the high quality of life, as well, but you know the drill: eggs, omelette).

    Posted by paco on 2007 11 30 at 03:12 PM • permalink

  10. Way OT but CNN is reporting that a guy with a bomb has taken hostages at Hillary Clinton’s New Hampshire campaign headquarters. Live feed at CNN.com.

    Posted by Villeurbanne on 2007 11 30 at 03:19 PM • permalink

  11. #10 Holy crap man, for some reason (probably the fact that I’m in Melbourne) I thought you were kidding.

    I hope everyone comes out of this well and safe… and that the guy holding the bomb gets a nice, long jail sentence.

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 11 30 at 03:24 PM • permalink

  12. #11 - Sounds like Hillary was nowhere near it but that the hostages (two of them) are likely to be young volunteers. Let’s hope this guy thinks a bit and lets them go safely.

    Posted by Villeurbanne on 2007 11 30 at 03:25 PM • permalink

  13. #12 If this guy kills those two hostages, Hillary will be ruthless. If he’s got an iota of sense (after the whole taking hostage stuff) he’ll realise that, and realise that the justice system will be a trillion times gentler than Hillary.

    Taking hostages is never the correct way to win a political argument.

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 11 30 at 03:33 PM • permalink

  14. Man in his forties with ‘salt-and-pepper hair’ according to CNN. Also claiming he let a mother and child go at the very start (which is how the story got to the cops) and that the bomb is strapped to his body.

    And now they are saying he wants to talk to Clinton on the phone…

    Posted by Villeurbanne on 2007 11 30 at 03:42 PM • permalink

  15. #14 Is that not the usual mode of operation for people who are full of it?

    The way I’d operate, some of our good friends here would end up shooting me before I get my way.

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 11 30 at 03:46 PM • permalink

  16. “We are awake, now. We have changed. We are feistier, less acquiescent, more engaged.”

    To complete the thought, a great line by Tim Blair from 2002, during the Tampa business, after Margo wrote “...But the racism debate is still creating all the angst - it’s raw, it’s emotional, it’s genuine, it’s reaching out, and it’s engaged.”

    It’s married, it’s divorced, it’s cruising singles bars, it’s hitting on a dental hygienist, it’s going home alone.

    Posted by ErnieG on 2007 11 30 at 03:51 PM • permalink

  17. Catherine Deveny is going to wake up one morning and realise that all we did was swap Howard Full Strength for Howard Lite. 

    Many years ago, the Swan Brewery brought out a low alcohol beer called “2.2”, because the booze content was 2.2%.  Everyone call it “Tutu”, or “Bishop”.

    I am going to call Rudd “Tutu” from now on.

    Posted by mr creosote on 2007 11 30 at 03:53 PM • permalink

  18. #15 - One hostage released now. Looked like a young woman.

    Posted by Villeurbanne on 2007 11 30 at 04:06 PM • permalink

  19. And now a second person has been released which seems like all the hostages are safe now.

    Down to one nutbag with bomb. Snipers?

    Posted by Villeurbanne on 2007 11 30 at 04:10 PM • permalink

  20. Coulda’ been a surgeon Tim. You’re probably fantastic with a scalpel.

    Posted by El Cid on 2007 11 30 at 04:19 PM • permalink

  21. Guy with a bomb…hmmmm. Let’s look at possible suspects…NO, wait, I can’t type that length of time…fingerstips hurt.

    Probably was a CNN bomb planter anyhow.

    Posted by El Cid on 2007 11 30 at 04:22 PM • permalink

  22. #1 mr. bingley
    co-toodle works for me lol

    Posted by missred on 2007 11 30 at 04:29 PM • permalink

  23. No, el cid, it was a hillary plant.  after all, if she can plant fake questions, she can plant anything.

    Posted by missred on 2007 11 30 at 04:32 PM • permalink

  24. Ahhh OK. Gotcha missred.

    Posted by El Cid on 2007 11 30 at 04:33 PM • permalink

  25. #21 No, El Cid, the Democrats just hadn’t bent over quite enough…

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 11 30 at 04:33 PM • permalink

  26. Watching and listening ‘live stream’ Fox News. Carl Cameron reporting.

    Posted by El Cid on 2007 11 30 at 04:36 PM • permalink

  27. Bomb Squad or SWAT, just approached and then again backed away from building.

    Posted by El Cid on 2007 11 30 at 04:37 PM • permalink

  28. Man inside is “aquainted” with the local police and has a history of mental problems.

    Posted by El Cid on 2007 11 30 at 04:39 PM • permalink

  29. Has the change of Government had a bizarro effect on the Federal Court? Wilderness Society Ordered to Pay Costs of Gunns and the Commonwealth, joint defendants in a vexatious case brought by the wild things. The “ferals” are usually so friendly to tree huggers, illegal immigrant pro boners and human rights cabals.

    Posted by blogstrop on 2007 11 30 at 04:39 PM • permalink

  30. ALL hostages released and safe.

    Posted by El Cid on 2007 11 30 at 04:40 PM • permalink

  31. #30 El Cid, that’s excellent!

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 11 30 at 04:43 PM • permalink

  32. Police provided man with cell phone and have been communicating.

    Posted by El Cid on 2007 11 30 at 04:43 PM • permalink

  33. Fox reporter Cameron said “a man” called his son today and told him to watch TV. Not positive whether this is same person…but good bet.

    Posted by El Cid on 2007 11 30 at 04:46 PM • permalink

  34. I wonder if Fox News has opening for another play by play reporter…:).

    Posted by El Cid on 2007 11 30 at 04:47 PM • permalink

  35. Armored vehicle just left seen…with a hostage…man is being ID’d. Cameron says Troy Stanley is THE man, with mental problems as the ‘hostage taker’.

    Posted by El Cid on 2007 11 30 at 04:51 PM • permalink

  36. Now, not sure if in fact, ALL hostages have been released…hmmmm.

    Posted by El Cid on 2007 11 30 at 04:54 PM • permalink

  37. Apologize for going way off thread. Think I’ll stop…and return you to regular programming.

    Posted by El Cid on 2007 11 30 at 04:56 PM • permalink

  38. As noted, Tim…your column is what I would term (in baseball’ese) a home run.

    Sorry don’t know what equivalent is in Cricket.

    Posted by El Cid on 2007 11 30 at 04:59 PM • permalink

  39. #38: “Sorry don’t know what equivalent is in Cricket.”

    I think you’ll find it is either something to do with tying down kangaroos or barbequeing shrimp. :)

    Posted by Villeurbanne on 2007 11 30 at 05:07 PM • permalink

  40. Traceeee’s column today includes a rather dodgy claim:

    If ever there was an image to differentiate the old from the new on election night, it was Therese Rein’s shimmy…It was sassy and confident and delicious. And 100% woman. Suddenly we had a first couple who were smart, successful AND sexy. It was magnificent.

    Sexy sure has changed since I left Australia…

    Posted by Villeurbanne on 2007 11 30 at 05:13 PM • permalink

  41. 39 kisdm001

    LMAO.

    Posted by El Cid on 2007 11 30 at 05:14 PM • permalink

  42. #38 El Cid,

    In cricket terms, he’s hit it for six!

    That’s pretty much equivalent to a baseball homer. :)

    Posted by Pogria on 2007 11 30 at 05:17 PM • permalink

  43. #41 I get told that my friends don’t fight.

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 11 30 at 05:18 PM • permalink

  44. #40 Oh Christ! Dylan,

    I read that. I’m still trying to get the images out of my brain.

    Reminds me of a scene in the Simpsons where Lisa is describing how a new doll should look. One of the lines went something like, “and she should have the good looks of Eleanor Roosevelt!”

    aarrrggghhhh!

    Posted by Pogria on 2007 11 30 at 05:20 PM • permalink

  45. Hey, Al Gore! Opportunity knocks!

    Posted by paco on 2007 11 30 at 05:27 PM • permalink

  46. 42 Pogria

    Thank you…“hit for six”...Gotcha’.

    Posted by El Cid on 2007 11 30 at 05:42 PM • permalink

  47. Careful what you say Tim. You may very well be the first to be taken away to one of Gillard’s social inclusion camps. Hard not to feel more socially inclusive when you are all wearing Mao suits and berets and sharing a cup of rice a day.

    Posted by Contrail on 2007 11 30 at 06:09 PM • permalink

  48. Just a quick reminder to the News Corp HR people to get their acts together. Rudd won, and Blair is supposed to be out of a job, remember?

    Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 11 30 at 06:16 PM • permalink

  49. Brilliant read Tim.

    Posted by gin&tonic on 2007 11 30 at 06:27 PM • permalink

  50. By the way Tim, is Wayne Swan going to keep his blog at the Daily Terror?

    Posted by gin&tonic on 2007 11 30 at 06:28 PM • permalink

  51. Finally, Tim will be used as a porn by the lefties at the DT in order to keep up the facade of freedom of expression.

    Posted by gin&tonic on 2007 11 30 at 06:29 PM • permalink

  52. #17 As Homer would say, ‘Now I’ve just got to have a Rudd’, ‘In your heart you know a Rudd is best’, etc

    #47 Careful what you say Tim. You may very well be the first to be taken away to one of Gillard’s social inclusion camps.

    Or even Gillard-ined.

    Posted by Barrie on 2007 11 30 at 06:36 PM • permalink

  53. #51 Holy crapola

    Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 11 30 at 06:37 PM • permalink

  54. It’s interesting that those who condemned John Howard for his closeness to George W. Bush seem not to disapprove of Kevin Rudd’s closeness to Gore

    So true.

    Posted by Nic on 2007 11 30 at 08:17 PM • permalink

  55. Don’t be so anti-religious, Nic.
    Rudd knows that our only salvation lies in getting as close as possible to The Savior.

    Posted by Barrie on 2007 11 30 at 09:01 PM • permalink

  56. Great column, loved the ‘while operating heavy machinery’ comment - let’s hope there aren’t any production line workers listening to a podcast of that speech ...

    Looks like Bennelong got the rep that they deserved - a champagne socialist from Mosmon, suckers ...

    Posted by egg_ on 2007 11 30 at 09:53 PM • permalink

  57. #17
    The problem for the policyless Howard Lite is to restrain the Labor Left from implementing all of their ‘non-promises’ and so not become another wHITLAm ...

    Posted by egg_ on 2007 11 30 at 10:03 PM • permalink

  58. Hey Wron - how’s that alternate timeline project going? Have you managed to identfy the flex-point yet?

    I’d kinda like to start moving soon, y’know? All this Rudd-ism is getting depressing.

    Posted by mojo on 2007 12 01 at 03:00 PM • permalink

  59. #15
    Ramb-ette?

    Posted by kae on 2007 12 01 at 06:06 PM • permalink

  60. #38

    I think “Six” is what you’re looking for.

    For six runs. The highest you can get off one bat.

    And that’s about the limit of my cricket knowledge.

    He he.

    Posted by kae on 2007 12 01 at 06:16 PM • permalink

  61. #51

    Finally, Tim will be used as a porn

    I’m not touching that.

    But I think you meant pawn.

    And if you didn’t, when did you change your name 1.6?

    Posted by kae on 2007 12 01 at 06:19 PM • permalink

  62. #38, no it’s got to be something like “Biting the badger.”  Which would be rhyming slang for, uh, “hiding the, um… uh… badger.”  Because back in the early 1500’s, when the game was first played, using the heads of captured Spanish mariners, they used to, er…

    Okay, I haven’t a clue here.  But the important thing to realize is, regarding cricket, nobody does.  So I could have been right for all anyone here knows.  And they can’t prove me wrong.  So I say to hell with it.

    Way to bite the badger, Tim!  Good one!

    Posted by Steve Skubinna on 2007 12 02 at 02:15 AM • permalink

  63. FIRST COLUMN OF THE RUDD ERA

    and a polished one, at that.

    Posted by kae on 2007 12 02 at 05:28 PM • permalink

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