IDENTIFY THE EVIL CHARITY

I have a cheque from the ABC for $132—payment for some radio work a year or so ago. To which ABC-unfriendly charity or cause should this be donated?

Posted by Tim B. on 02/02/2006 at 11:29 AM
    1. Well, humanity would probably benefit, in an aesthetic sense, if Magog got a make-over. A hundred and thirty-two bucks would make a reasonably decent down-payment.

      Posted by paco on 2006 02 02 at 12:37 PM • permalink

 

    1. Go buy a couple of cases of Carlsberg and drink to freedom of blasphemy.

      Posted by Mr. Bingley on 2006 02 02 at 12:45 PM • permalink

 

    1. If there is an Australian version of these guys, that would suffice, thinks I.

      Posted by Rob C. on 2006 02 02 at 12:51 PM • permalink

 

    1. The Richard Alston Home for Dismissed Complainants.

      Posted by Inurbanus on 2006 02 02 at 01:36 PM • permalink

 

    1. Spirit Of America, given how this excellent organization supports the Global War On Terrorism by supporting the soldiers in their mission.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2006 02 02 at 01:40 PM • permalink

 

    1. The Human Fund. Doing things. For people.

      Posted by andycanuck on 2006 02 02 at 01:52 PM • permalink

 

    1. I agree with The_Real_JeffS, Spirtit of America.

      Posted by ccs178 (Chris) on 2006 02 02 at 02:00 PM • permalink

 

    1. Commission Michael Leunig for a Mo cartoon to publish on this site -giving him due recognition.

      Posted by davo on 2006 02 02 at 02:02 PM • permalink

 

    1. Soldiers’ Angels.

      Posted by Baby M on 2006 02 02 at 02:15 PM • permalink

 

    1. What radio work was that then, eh? Full disclosure would be nice. A year ago or thereabouts, eh? Sure you weren’t offering editorial services to a certain Tony Eastley, now, were you? And the Mediawatch whitewash that ensued – what were you paid for that?!

      *cogs turn in puny mind* It’s all falling into place. Tim’s a fifth columnist. Commentariat, get Heidelbergian on his arse!

      Posted by James Waterton on 2006 02 02 at 02:30 PM • permalink

 

    1. BTW I believe a cheque is valid for 13 months from its issue date, as denoted on the cheque. I suggest you hold onto it for a few of those 13 months, because it may come in handy if Tex needs some legal defence from those awfully intimidating state-funded lawyers engaged by Thom Lyons.

      Posted by James Waterton on 2006 02 02 at 02:45 PM • permalink

 

    1. So it took the ABC a year to pay Tim. My brother in law does a lot of work for Channel 9. When they accept the work they cut him a check that same day.

      Posted by Grunter on 2006 02 02 at 02:57 PM • permalink

 

    1. Phone cards for some of your soldiers over there.  It’s the one thing they all ask for (when they ask at all).

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2006 02 02 at 02:58 PM • permalink

 

    1. What about http://www.pizzaidf.com ?  Buy some pizza for Israeli soldiers on patrol.  I’m sure ABC would love it.
      As great as that is though, I do have to second the vote for http://www.spiritofamerica.net

      Posted by username on 2006 02 02 at 03:38 PM • permalink

 

    1. Tim – as much as I support Spirit of America and Pizza for the IDF (and I do support them – with money as well as words), I vote you spend the ABC’s money on the Australian military.  I’m sure they’d appreciate some phone cards, as RebeccaH suggests.

      And as an added benefit, I’m sure that would drive the ABC nuts.  😀

      Posted by Barbara Skolaut on 2006 02 02 at 03:58 PM • permalink

 

    1. An excellent suggestion, Rebecca and Barbara…..although “Spirit of America” goes to Iraqi and Afghanistan citizens through the military, not to the military.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2006 02 02 at 04:22 PM • permalink

 

    1. Tim, don’t squander it: thats 1.3 contributions to Webdiary.

      Posted by captain on 2006 02 02 at 04:44 PM • permalink

 

    1. you work cheap blair.

      Posted by vinny on 2006 02 02 at 05:10 PM • permalink

 

    1. First priority should be towards Tex’s legal defence although I doubt Thom Lyons will succeed in getting his lawsuit off the ground.
      In which case donate it to the xmas fund for another BLF mocking trip to The Bellevue Hotel or other suitable establishment.

      Posted by Hank Reardon on 2006 02 02 at 05:25 PM • permalink

 

    1. #11
      Cheques are good for 15 months in Australia.

      Years ago, they got state after 12 months, but in January so many people forgot the new year, and wrote “state cheques”, they extended it to 15 months.

      Posted by pog-ma-thon on 2006 02 02 at 06:12 PM • permalink

 

    1. Give it to me – I’ll ‘take out’ any ABC presenter you like.  Personally I reckon that Geraldine Doogue has it commin’ but its your money so its your choice.

      Posted by Pig Head Sucker on 2006 02 02 at 06:25 PM • permalink

 

    1. How about http://www.AmericanSnipers.org – formerly “Adopt a Sniper?” Don’t know what type of sniper equipment that kind of cabbage will buy, but it’s the kind of charity that would make your ordinary ABCer apoplectic.

      Posted by rocketeer67 on 2006 02 02 at 06:37 PM • permalink

 

    1. If not me, or Tex’s legal defense fund, I suggest the Jewish Refugees from Arab Countries project. That’ll get a few heads spinning and mouths frothing at the ABC.

      Posted by Sasha Castel on 2006 02 02 at 06:39 PM • permalink

 

    1. This assumption that the ABC is a left wing organisation has become very tiresome.

      Indymedia, Mike Carlton, the Maoist Separatist Movement of Surry Hills, Phillip Adams, Socialist Action Group, Che Guevera Admiration Society, David Marr, and UTS Communication department all agree that there is no bias, and have said so repeatedly on their regular ABC radio and television interview slots.

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2006 02 02 at 06:41 PM • permalink

 

    1. You could commission some I SUPPORT JEB BUSH FOR PRESIDENT IN 2008 bumper stickers and campaign buttons.  And then pass them out and paste them to car bumpers.  Especially for those in the ABC parking lot.

      At the bottom you can add in smaller letters, PAID FOR WITH MONEY FROM ABC.

      Even if Jeb has no intention of running and regardless of whether you would even support such a campaign, it would give many rightwing people great joy watching lefties throw a conniption over it.

      (or you could do something nice and give it to Spirit of America or buy phone cards for soldiers or purchase bunnies for poor minority children or something)

      Posted by wronwright on 2006 02 02 at 06:47 PM • permalink

 

    1. Maybe start your own charity. Call it “Clubs For Clods” and work to get all of your beach goers properly armed.

      Posted by Mr. Bingley on 2006 02 02 at 06:50 PM • permalink

 

    1. I reckon the Barnabus Fund would upset the ABC, seeing as it supports Christian minorities. Otherwise, I like the idea of adopting a sniper. Where can I get me one?

      Posted by Nilknarf Arbed on 2006 02 02 at 07:28 PM • permalink

 

    1. I agree with Rebecca. Phone cards for our troops would be a magnificent gesture, Tim.

      — Nora

      Posted by The Thin Man Returns on 2006 02 02 at 07:40 PM • permalink

 

    1. You could commission some Very happy, John bumper stickers for ABC staff; or else you could donate it to Gayhaven, the Byron Bay sunset home for terminally irrelevant journalists, like Mungo MacCallum. George Negus may be joining soon.

      Posted by mr magoo on 2006 02 02 at 07:47 PM • permalink

 

    1. Perhaps you could spend the money on a course for their accounts payable department?

      I’m sure the hundred bucks could pay for a qualified trainer to attend for ten minutes and say “pay your bills on time”.

      Alternatively, at 8 cents a day, you could pay for the ABC for a little over four and a half years.

      Posted by Dan Lewis on 2006 02 02 at 08:07 PM • permalink

 

    1. The American Hot Rod Foundation:

      http://www.ahrf.com/

      Posted by iowahawk on 2006 02 02 at 08:21 PM • permalink

 

    1. It’s gotta be an American military cause, surely.

      Posted by Leigh on 2006 02 02 at 08:22 PM • permalink

 

    1. Why not fund the fellows doing the “freedom of information” request that the ABC was spending hundreds of thousands denying?
      I seem to remember them trying to prove ABC bias in proggramming and the ABC paying for a QC to fight it because it would cost too much?
      Anyone else know what the outcome of that was or if its still ongoing?
      Oh God I just uptalked my entire post ? Crap?

      Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2006 02 02 at 08:33 PM • permalink

 

    1. Convert to Moet Chandon and enjoy

      Posted by Louis on 2006 02 02 at 08:44 PM • permalink

 

    1. Hire Helen Caldicott to deliver an anti-nuclear talk then ask her to serve drinks instead – or
      Buy Bob Ellis $132 worth of cheap ‘Chateau le Cardboard’ and hope he does a Keith Moon or John Bonham.

      Posted by Deo Vindice on 2006 02 02 at 08:53 PM • permalink

 

    1. What’s wrong with A$132 worth of the finest shit, delivered to the doorstep at Gore Hill?

      This mob will send 400 litres of the finest exotic critter crap direct to the buggers for that figure, and worth every zac.

      Even better if you could tip it on Kerry O’Brien when he’s turning up for his half-hour’s rigourous toil. I bet even that wouldn’t wipe the smug smirk of his inane dial.

      Posted by Habib on 2006 02 02 at 09:13 PM • permalink

 

    1. Does anyone know where I can get a “not happy john” sticker

      They are all over the Latte Land of Balmain (where me and my 4×4 live)

      I want to simply cut the “not” off to real “Happy John”

      Posted by Christian Bin Laden on 2006 02 02 at 09:40 PM • permalink

 

    1. I do like the idea of getting bumper stickers made up. Some suggestions:

      Jesus loves me!
      I shoot feral pigs… and I vote!
      I (heart) John Howard.
      Impeach Cindy Sheehan!
      Mohammad had sex with little girls. A lot.
      God bless W!

      Remember to add that “PAID FOR WITH MONEY FROM ABC” footnote as mentioned in #25. Then it’s down to the ABC car park for a cavalcade of sticker fun! Just make sure to stick them to the paintwork, not the plastic bumpers; they’re harder to remove that way.

      Of course, if you’re REALLY feeling evil, do exactly the same thing, but in the SBS carpark. Hopefully we can start a lefty civil war and let them wipe each other out.

      Posted by blandwagon on 2006 02 02 at 09:41 PM • permalink

 

    1. How about the Australian Levophobia Society??

      Posted by kywong73 on 2006 02 02 at 10:01 PM • permalink

 

    1. #24

      Nice.

      Perhaps Tim could buy lots of copies of Andrew Bolt’s new book.

      Alternatively, a hostile takeover of Webdiary? You’d have change left over.

      Posted by Dan Lewis on 2006 02 02 at 10:04 PM • permalink

 

    1. operationgratitude.com—care packages for troops on overseas deployments worldwide.  Or an Aussie equivalent.

      The National Rifle Association

      The National Shooting Sports Foundation

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2006 02 02 at 10:22 PM • permalink

 

    1. Airlift hamburgers to starving vegans in South Yarra.

      Posted by TimT on 2006 02 02 at 10:37 PM • permalink

 

    1. Give it to Kerry OBrian to keep Kevin Rudd off the air for at least one night!
      Though I must admit I sat through all twenty minutes of Rudd’s few words last night with the mute button on. It was hilarious.

      Posted by waussie on 2006 02 02 at 10:42 PM • permalink

 

    1. SSAA—Sporting Shooters Association of Australia, to buy .22 rimfire ammo for training junior shooters; i.e. kids—the ABC’d have a meltdown.

      Posted by BIWOZ on 2006 02 02 at 10:50 PM • permalink

 

    1. $132 should get you about 3 more posts worth of bold tags

      Posted by FusterCluck on 2006 02 02 at 11:04 PM • permalink

 

    1. On the topic of bumper stickers:
      Evolution is a FACT
      God is just a theory

      Posted by Skeptic on 2006 02 02 at 11:19 PM • permalink

 

    1. Remember to add that “PAID FOR WITH MONEY FROM ABC” footnote as mentioned in #25.—posted by blandwagon

      Number 25?  What, is this The Prisoner?  Hey pal, how about saying “as mentioned by wronwright”.

      God only knows if someone cited Iowahawk (wiggles index fingers in a wriggly motion), they would say Iowahawk.  Iowahawk said this.  Iowahawk said that.  Oh, Iowahawk is so fun and clever. (waves hands in wriggly motion)

      But now I only rate a number?  I blame Bush for this.

      Posted by wronwright on 2006 02 02 at 11:19 PM • permalink

 

    1. I vote for the snipers too, either to the organisation or how about that marine sgt. who popped a terrorist at 1250 yards plus awhile back, perhaps establish a trophy for most impressive sniper shot in Iraq.
      Snipers are probably saving more coalition/iraqi lives than body armour taking the scum out before they even get an IED primed.

      Posted by the nailgun on 2006 02 02 at 11:21 PM • permalink

 

    1. Definately Pizza IDF

      Posted by Jono on 2006 02 02 at 11:22 PM • permalink

 

    1. A bit O/T but I’d like to think any coalition troops serving in Iraq or Afghanistan can ring up their family and friends back in Oz, States, UK Poland etc as often as they bloody like and not be charged a cent. That would be something I would be delighted to see my tax dollars spent on. Indeed I am embarrassed it appears not to be the case.

      Posted by the nailgun on 2006 02 02 at 11:28 PM • permalink

 

    1. Yeah what nailgun said. Seriously the phonecards thing would be the way to go, or Sasha’s suggestion as well.

      Posted by Scott W on 2006 02 02 at 11:47 PM • permalink

 

    1. But (#25) #47,

      Iowahawk is so hot! I’m not even gay and I’d do him in a heartbeat.

      What were you saying?

      Posted by JDB on 2006 02 02 at 11:54 PM • permalink

 

    1. A few cases of Spam to the next Muslim disaster victims?

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2006 02 03 at 12:12 AM • permalink

 

    1. I vote for extra large explosive harpoons for Japanese whalers.

      Posted by ArtVandelay on 2006 02 03 at 12:33 AM • permalink

 

    1. I vote for extra large explosive harpoons for Japanese whalers.

      Gee that’s a bit harsh, can’t we just lock the whalers up?

      Posted by Skeptic on 2006 02 03 at 12:40 AM • permalink

 

    1. “Save The Whales…For Dessert”.

      Posted by Aaron – Freewill on 2006 02 03 at 01:41 AM • permalink

 

    1. IDF Pizza sounds good – they can get one pizza for every terrorist Hamas politician they give a dirtnap to. Sweet!

      Posted by Deo Vindice on 2006 02 03 at 01:41 AM • permalink

 

    1. Keith mentions a worthy cause on the “Toon Mayhem Continues” thread (#18).

      But seriously, by all means do something for your troops.

      Posted by Kyda Sylvester on 2006 02 03 at 01:58 AM • permalink

 

    1. #55, what crime have they committed?

      Posted by ArtVandelay on 2006 02 03 at 01:58 AM • permalink

 

    1. sorry skeptic, disregard #59, I’m a little slow today and just got it 🙂

      Posted by ArtVandelay on 2006 02 03 at 01:59 AM • permalink

 

    1. I’m with James in terms of wondering just how Tim got on ABC radio???  How he slipped by the thought police who maintain the party line there???

      Although i know Andrew Bolt gets on some show on the ABC on sunday mornings with Barry Cassidy as the token conservative, is it The Insiders or something????

      Posted by casanova on 2006 02 03 at 02:08 AM • permalink

 

    1. Checks list to see when the hell wronwright got promoted to #25…

      I think he’s been intercepting his performance reviews in the office mail again.  I’d mark his performance review down for that, but it’s the most initiative he’s show since we told him to shadow Cindy Sheehan and he got arrested sneaking into Cyndi Lauper’s condo…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2006 02 03 at 02:17 AM • permalink

 

    1. How about a donation to Australian Friends of Keren Malki? Can’t imagine a cause that’s more appropriate, Tim. Basic story is simple. Australian-born child is killed by peace-loving pre-parliamentary terrorists in a restaurant bombing. Parents decide to set up a charity in her memory and help Arab and Israeli disabled kids. Hundreds of families quickly benefit. ABC radio gets wind of the new charity’s work. Then the story gets bopped by ABC management because of fear of unbalanced coverage. They don’t even hide their PC. A classic. The story’s all laid out at the Malki Foundation website.

      Posted by Robertini on 2006 02 03 at 03:17 AM • permalink

 

    1. Decisions decisions hard to decide between #21 and #36 …are they worth swinging for?
      #43 Yeah Little Kev looked like a rabbit caught in the spots on a dark night when he first appeared on camera for his Dorothy Dixers with Red Kezza.Do you think his hair is receding-fast.
      Tim if you’re feeling magnanimous you could use the cash to buy Kostakidis an iron or Kezza a new right eye…

      Posted by crash on 2006 02 03 at 03:48 AM • permalink

 

    1. Paypal the money to Kim du Toit so he can buy a new gun. If that isn’t evil, I don’t know what is.

      Posted by lmbrjk on 2006 02 03 at 04:53 AM • permalink

 

    1. o/t Spanish newspaper El Pais has printed “those” cartoonies…

      Posted by crash on 2006 02 03 at 05:10 AM • permalink

 

    1. I’m liking the ABC more since they are showing Jane Margetts more regularly.
      But, getting back to the main question: any Christian charity would suffice, but if Archbishop Peter Jensen is involved so much the better.

      Posted by blogstrop on 2006 02 03 at 05:31 AM • permalink

 

    1. O/T a George Galloway snippet from Popbitch

      George gets legless with the Muslims

      When George Galloway was chairman of the Dundee Labour Party, a couple of decades ago, he helped arrange to twin Dundee with Nablus, West Bank, Palestine. The councillors got a jolly to the Middle East, where they presented the Mayor with a bottle of whisky and a kilt.

      Unfortunately the Mayor was a devout Muslim, and therefore did not touch alcohol. He didn’t like the kilt much either, as he’d previously had both his legs blown off in a terrorist attack.

      Posted by Good Face on 2006 02 03 at 07:01 AM • permalink

 

    1. Do you even have to ask? Why, to Howard’s party if you are in a decent mood and to the GOP if you are angry.

      Last December I got a check from MADD, Mothers Against Drunk Driving. They’ve morphed from anti-drink driving to anti-drinking at all and are basically nanny-staters who want to tell me what to do. The check was for $2.50 and the pitch was that I could cash the check, but all fine, upstanding progressives would return that check with one of their own.
      So I cashed it at a liquor store.

      Posted by Veeshir on 2006 02 03 at 07:50 AM • permalink

 

    1. A Mohammed modern art portrait competition.

      Posted by geoff on 2006 02 03 at 08:32 AM • permalink

 

    1. #63 Robertinin:
      Excellent choice – Keren Malki – The Malki Foundation hands down.
      I met her father when he was about to do an interview with the ABC and then it never went ahead for reasons explained from the article in your link.
      Shame on the ABC.

      Posted by Melanie on 2006 02 03 at 10:25 AM • permalink

 

    1. Buy some Aussie flags for beach pavilions.

      Posted by Some0Seppo on 2006 02 03 at 10:33 AM • permalink

 

    1. Then the story gets bopped by ABC management because of fear of unbalanced coverage. They don’t even hide their PC.

      I agree, Malki would be an excellent choice.

      And you have to understand, that sort of decision is the perfect principled lefty stand, as in, “Yes, Hussein and his sons were butchering families, torturing children and raping brides on their wedding day, but dammit, that’s a sacrifice I’m willing to make for peace.”

      A true lefty is always willing to let someone else have the courage of the lefty’s convictions…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2006 02 03 at 11:06 AM • permalink

 

    1. My brother did a year in Iraq, and he says the phone cards are a big hit. Might also want to consider phone cards for military personnel injured in action and recovering in hospital. Finally, there’s an outfit that actually sends air conditioners to the troops; wish I could remember the name, but you can probably google it.

      I’m pretty sure Wronwright’s name was on the promotion list. And I, myself, am getting the Scooter Libby “Excellence in Confidentiality” award (hmmmmm; do you think Karl’s being sarcastic?).

      Posted by paco on 2006 02 03 at 01:32 PM • permalink

 

    1. Must agree with Richard; Op Gratitude is great. Lots of people say they support the troops; through them we do it.

      I’m glad that’s solid Australian currency and not, say, those silly Canadian dollars.

      Posted by Monroe Doctrine on 2006 02 03 at 03:01 PM • permalink

 

    1. Obvious answer is me, but I wouldn’t know what to do with all that money. I would probably end up buying cocaine or a ferrari or something. Anyway, the ABC is not bad. Cripes, it has some cracker comedies.

      Posted by Major Anya on 2006 02 03 at 06:35 PM • permalink

 

    1. Wow, you can buy a Ferrari for $132 in Australia? Guess where I’m moving!

      Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2006 02 03 at 06:47 PM • permalink

 

    1. Andrea: what they don’t tell you is that the insurance premiums are $100,000 per year.

      Posted by paco on 2006 02 03 at 06:50 PM • permalink

 

    1. Major Anya
      I think youl find they are mostly British comedies which are imported. Point taken though.
      This is a local website for local people!

      Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2006 02 03 at 07:06 PM • permalink

 

    1. donate it to the abu hamza freedom fund – you know it makes sense

      ot the smage is reporting an attack in sydney does not appear to be racial

      attacks by a group of MoMEA on a mixed race group can henceforth be discounted as springing from racist causes – these thugs just hate everybody

      Posted by KK on 2006 02 03 at 07:50 PM • permalink

 

    1. A donation to ‘The two Dannys’ legal fund.

      Posted by Deo Vindice on 2006 02 03 at 09:09 PM • permalink

 

    1. #81 seconded

      Posted by KK on 2006 02 03 at 10:54 PM • permalink

 

    1. #81 thirded.

      Should really piss off the ABC hacks.

      Posted by Pedro the Ignorant on 2006 02 03 at 11:09 PM • permalink

 

    1. #67 Is she related to Dee Margetts -ex Green Senator..?

      Posted by crash on 2006 02 04 at 02:50 AM • permalink

 

    1. Re: #44, $132 would buy about 1650 rounds of .22LR at about $40 a box.

      If this suggestion gets up, perhaps send it to Adam Leto, SSAA (NSW) Inc, PO Box 1001, St Marys NSW 1790.

      He’s their new Communications Officer at HQ in St Marys as of about a week ago.  Alternatively, their head office (and indoor range at which they train juniors) is on 30 Power Street, St Marys.

      Or failing that, the club I’m with out at the ANZAC Range at Malabar has about 20 ADF cadets coming in March; they’re doing our marksmanship training course.

      Royal Australian Naval Reserve Rifle Club

      Posted by ausdiplomad on 2006 02 04 at 07:01 AM • permalink

 

    1. Commission Leunig to draw a cartoon depicting mighty mohamed (pube). That way we only spend a hundred bucks which leaves enough to buy a carton of beer.

      Posted by Deo Vindice on 2006 02 04 at 08:00 PM • permalink

 

    1. #84 – Hopefully not. I think she is a pom retread.

      Posted by blogstrop on 2006 02 04 at 09:21 PM • permalink

 

    1. Shouldn’t the cheque go to one of the commercial networks for their staff Chrissy party?  Or perhaps it could be donated for the maintenance of Kerry’s memorial?

      Posted by Janet on 2006 02 06 at 03:32 AM • permalink

 

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