RETURN OF THE NIAGARA SWAGGERER
Leading Niagara Falls journalist Mike Hudson - who claimed two years of military service but in fact served for only a few months - delivers his promised antipodean smackdown. Readers have already beat Mike around some in response, but he deserves a few more little jabs:
I described the big turkey our chickenhawk president used in a photo-op that day as “plastic,” and Blair pounced, accusing me of deliberately lying and mischaracterizing what even he called the “display turkey."
Accused him of deliberately lying, did I? Well, maybe not then. But now, yes.
It was the stupidest thing I’d ever heard of. With the blood of 25,000 American dead and wounded soaking the sands of Iraq, here was Crocodile Dundee riding to Bush’s rescue over whether or not a prop turkey appearing in a 2003 propaganda photo was a real prop turkey or a plastic one.
Mike’s indignation over this might be more credible if his column hadn’t opened with more than 100 words about … a plastic turkey.
I’ve always thought of Australia as a country that produces dumb, talentless blondes like Kylie Minogue, Kiki Dee, Olivia Newton-John and Paul Hogan …
Kiki Dee is not Australian, nor is she blonde; I’m not sure any of these four could be classified as “dumb” or even “talentless”, although when you’re looking down on the world from the editorship of the Niagara Falls Reporter, all other achievements must seem stupid and worthless by comparison. This fellow has earned our continued attention.
UPDATE. Mike is in comments and, judging by those comments, into the sauce as well.
UPDATE II. Jack Marx: “It’s always kinda fun watching a turkey being decapitated and chased around the barnyard.”
UPDATE III. Les Enfant Terrible: “Funniest thread of the year.”