LET THEM EAT LOBSTER

Claws for concern in Germany:

By the time she had realised her mistake – that as one of Germany’s top communists she should probably not be seen eating lobster – it was too late.

There was no time to switch from the £16 “rich man’s dish” to a more modest platter of kippers, because Sahra Wagenknecht had already been caught on camera in the act of betraying her own political ideals.

Comrade Wagenknecht’s response? She directed an assistant to secure the camera, then erased the shameful lobster images.

“I don’t do anything that I say others shouldn’t do,” she told the daily TAZ. “On the contrary, I’m fighting for a society in which everyone can afford to eat lobster.”

That’s how it used to be in the Soviet Union; nothing but delicious lobster, all the time, for everyone.

Posted by Tim B. on 12/26/2007 at 03:01 AM
    1. O/T, or not!

      How about PETA people (and likeminded people) go to San Francisco Zoo and feed the animals.

      Posted by kae on 2007 12 26 at 03:12 AM • permalink

 

    1. The centralised control of prices will create a society in which everyone can afford to eat lobster” ……for a while anyway.

      Then when the food shortages arrive, she could just blame the US in some way.

      Posted by Penguin on 2007 12 26 at 03:23 AM • permalink

 

    1. Wagenknecht – meaning “wagging neck”.  Obviously from a long line of head tilters…

      Posted by anthony_r on 2007 12 26 at 03:28 AM • permalink

 

    1. Looks like shes allready managed to pluck her eyebrows into submission.
      Another communard from the Phill Addams school of social justice. Funny how she doesnt even realise the price of lobster isnt based on Paco corp just charging a lot for it, but its low supply.
      Commies are fond of using 2 solutions, rationing supply or restricting demand, the easiest method being to kill off a few millions and the problem solves itself.

      Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2007 12 26 at 03:33 AM • permalink

 

    1. That’s how it used to be in the Soviet Union; nothing but delicious lobster, all the time, for everyone.

      Caviar, Tim, you forgot the Beluga Caviar for all!

      Posted by kae on 2007 12 26 at 03:34 AM • permalink

 

    1. Lobster and Caviar in Russia.

      Does that mean it’ll be all beer and skittles in Aus?

      Posted by kae on 2007 12 26 at 03:34 AM • permalink

 

    1. Yes, East German Communist holdovers are like that, aren’t they.  All Lobster and no shell.  “Neu life” Sahra, is not to be had, nor new, nor life.  Idiot.  G

      Posted by Gerry on 2007 12 26 at 03:39 AM • permalink

 

    1. I have not found any Alpacas yet here. I guess gift wrapping is going to be a little difficult.

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 12 26 at 03:42 AM • permalink

 

    1. How much longer are human beings going to tolerate these viral filth???

      I guess till the Age of Reason comes again.  Don’t hold your breath> Anyway it causes the cold temperatures we have had here which are due to AGM!!

      Thank Christ I’m over 60.

      Cheers
      RodC

      Posted by Rod C on 2007 12 26 at 03:53 AM • permalink

 

    1. #8
      Miss 1.6, I think under the circumstances it is acceptable to leave the legs poking out.#9
      Bushfires in Perth, WA, reported on TV news. Talking head from Bushfire Fighting Authority (I think), when interviewed, bleated on about the increase in bushfire frequency due to global warming.

      Fuckwit. Nitwit.

      Posted by kae on 2007 12 26 at 03:57 AM • permalink

 

    1. When I saw Sahra’s picture the following popped into my head;

      “Do not rejoice in his defeat you men. For though the bastards dead, the bitch that bore him is again in heat.” Bertold Brecht.

      Posted by Penguin on 2007 12 26 at 03:59 AM • permalink

 

    1. Now we cross to our local Melbourne communist correspondent for his opinion on this issue? Jezza?

      “Well, you see under a socialist market, to each according to his need. Ergo, if you need the bourgoise thrills of eating lobster and quaffing champagne to subvert the capitalist running dogs system from the inside, then it’s a cross I, and Sahra, are willing to bear. Back to you, Timmeh, in the VRWC studios…”

      Posted by CB on 2007 12 26 at 04:02 AM • permalink

 

    1. O/T again, sorry.

      A low pressure system off Queensland looks to be developing into a Cyclone by the weekend. Bureau of Meteorology Satellite Picture

      Posted by kae on 2007 12 26 at 04:05 AM • permalink

 

    1. As to why she erased the pictures? “I didn’t like them,” she said.

      [I didn’t want people to see my crass stupidity and rank hypocrisy, richly redolent of Orwell’s farm. As a committed commie scum, this act and the subsequent erasure of evidence is true to type and form. I have nothing to be ashamed of./filth]

      Posted by CB on 2007 12 26 at 04:11 AM • permalink

 

    1. ”…I’m fighting for a society in which everyone can afford to eat lobster.”

      Just like Al Gore is fighting for a society where everyone can use huge amounts of energy without creating a huge carbon footprint, I presume?

      Posted by AlburyShifton on 2007 12 26 at 04:13 AM • permalink

 

    1. The great thing about New Age Commies and Socialists is that the only people who claim to be one are those that can afford it.

      Posted by Jack Lacton on 2007 12 26 at 04:16 AM • permalink

 

    1. #13 Are you sure? BOM’s cyclone site doesn’t say anything of the sort.

      Click

      Posted by CB on 2007 12 26 at 04:19 AM • permalink

 

    1. She joined the communist party in 1989 and mourns the fall of the Berlin Wall? Not too smart, is she.

      Posted by Redd on 2007 12 26 at 04:23 AM • permalink

 

    1. O/T…….  Tough to beat an Oz “sporting hero” for sheer crassness and lack of style……..  After the best fought out Test opening day in Oz for years, with honours about 51/49 India’s way, centurion Hayden was reported on ABC radio describing Indian skipper Kumble’s excellent bowling (5/80 odd) as “stole his wickets, only bowled two good deliveries”

      Oh dear, lets have more 20/20, or 10/10!!! We know that is SUPPOSED to be barbaric.

      Posted by Rod C on 2007 12 26 at 04:27 AM • permalink

 

    1. #1 Kae, I love the irony of hungry tigers heading to the caf for a bite.

      Posted by Nilknarf Arbed on 2007 12 26 at 04:30 AM • permalink

 

    1. #17 CB

      I’ve heard it on two weather reports. It’s a low developing and it has the potential to develop into a TC on Friday. They’re watching it. The weather has been cyclone like down here in SEQ. There are no warnings because it hasn’t happened, however there are warnings for high seas and strong winds. It’s apparently already affecting Mackay, even though it’s just a little low.

      Posted by kae on 2007 12 26 at 04:31 AM • permalink

 

    1. Nilk,
      Yeah, I thought it was the perfect, er, vehicle for PETA types to “do their bit” for the cause.Actually, reduce their carbon print to neutral and kill two birds with the one stone, so to speak.

      Posted by kae on 2007 12 26 at 04:32 AM • permalink

 

    1. While we’re OT, the Japanese are no longer satisfied with merely hunting whales. They’re tampering with nature big-time now.

      Posted by Evil Pundit on 2007 12 26 at 04:35 AM • permalink

 

    1. #21 Kae, I’m in the vicinity(ish) of SE Qld and although it hasn’t been enough to blow a dog off a chain, it’s been enough to blast cold, wet wintry clouds into the area. Here’s me thinking that we’re doomed from the heating, but it’s the coldest Christmas/Boxing Day I can remember around here. And I saw the weather report too, should be an outstanding wet weather event if it comes off, apart from potential damage. Looks like it may head south, driving substantial rain inland. Means I’ve got a couple of days to get my last big tank in and plumbed, and the fences finished up.

      Posted by CB on 2007 12 26 at 05:02 AM • permalink

 

    1. I call for Lobster For All!

      Lobster. for. All!
      Lobster. for. All!
      Lobster. for. All!

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 12 26 at 05:08 AM • permalink

 

    1. Hi CB, I’m in SEQ, I think you know already where, if you’ve paid attention. Andy Bichel’s home town.
      Anyway, Glad you saw the weather reports, look at all the lovely rain out west, some places have had the best rain in 32 years!
      I think that Inigo Jones’ long range weather forecast (based on sun-spot activity), is going to be correct, I don’t think he was wrong – my father put a lot of weight on Jones’ forecasts.
      The weather on the ocean off Mackay looks quite blowy and wavy.
      Lets watch and see!
      Much as I hate mowing and whippersnippering, we really need the rain here. Aquifers are very, very low.

      Posted by kae on 2007 12 26 at 05:10 AM • permalink

 

    1. One of the reasons she gave for disliking the photos was: “you could see a pimple.”

      And she suddenly felt “terribly sorry” for the poor lobsters.

      man habe einen Pickel sehen können.
      Außerdem hätten ihr die armen Hummer plötzlich “so wahnsinnig leidgetan”.

      Posted by pog-ma-thon on 2007 12 26 at 05:15 AM • permalink

 

    1. I bet Inigo Jones could tell Flannery, AlBore and those other Global Warming Climate Change wombats a thing or three about the effect of the SUN on the climate!

      Posted by kae on 2007 12 26 at 05:18 AM • permalink

 

    1. “The quality of mercy is not strain’d,
      It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
      Upon the place beneath: it is twice blest…”

      (pity old Shylock was pissed on from a great height rather than being “twice blest”)

      Posted by MentalFloss on 2007 12 26 at 05:19 AM • permalink

 

    1. Delegierte/r are those the new genders in German?  Sitzpinkle/r.

      Posted by rhhardin on 2007 12 26 at 05:49 AM • permalink

 

    1. Cod eat lobster. Cod stocks collapse, lots and lots more lobster.

      But when have scientists ever bought simple explanations?

      There is a theory is that changes in ocean circulation are delivering lobster larvae to a more favorable habitat. So, with so many traps in the waters Down East (I guess that means Long Island Sound and south), fishermen are actually and unwittingly “farming” lobsters (small lobsters, which escape from traps through a vent, get plenty of food until they grow large enough to become “keepers.”)

      But the lobster “glut” of the last decade of the last century dropped away. courtesy of a sort of “Silent Spring” mentality (you know, the famous/infamous book that drove fools to completely (rather than carefully) ban DDT—and sentence millions of people to death by various mosquito-borne illneses).

      West Nile virus, which can lead to fatal cases of encephalitis, was suddenly everyones greatest fear.

      So, Lobster catches in the Long Island Sound plummeted in ‘99.  Why? Town Councils began floating solid cakes of methoprene in their storm drains to kill mosquitoes.

      The funny (funny cuz it’s so true, not funny “ha-ha”) thing is, very soon after the scientist who developed methoprene said it also kills crustaceans, Congress approved $10 million in federal funding to figure out what happened to the lobsters.

      Weird, huh? Personally, I prefer Cod.

      Posted by MentalFloss on 2007 12 26 at 05:51 AM • permalink

 

    1. I had lobster for christmas dinner last night.  It was very yummy and there were many photos taken.  I must remember to find everyone who was there with a camera and have them wipe their memory cards

      Posted by Killaette on 2007 12 26 at 06:00 AM • permalink

 

    1. #32 Ohhhh, Killaette, you’re in so much trouble now.

      You should do what communists usually do, and wipe out not only the memory cards, but the dinner guests too.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 12 26 at 06:02 AM • permalink

 

    1. #33 That is only an option if I get my pick of their christmas presents they got some good ones

      Posted by Killaette on 2007 12 26 at 06:04 AM • permalink

 

    1. Maybe Sahra’s worried that this guy will come after her?

      Posted by kae on 2007 12 26 at 06:05 AM • permalink

 

    1. A couple of old soviet jokes:
      1. They’re going to give us all a television and a plane.
      Then, when we see on the TV that eggs are available someplace, we can fly there and buy some!
      2. There’s no news in Isvestia and no truth in Pravda.

      Posted by blogstrop on 2007 12 26 at 06:09 AM • permalink

 

    1. #34 He he he. I find at Christmas I didn’t know I wanted something until someone else gets it.

      I guess I’m still a kid!

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 12 26 at 06:11 AM • permalink

 

    1. #1 – when PETA intervenes in the annual Eid slaughter in the streets, I’ll be impressed.

      Posted by blogstrop on 2007 12 26 at 06:48 AM • permalink

 

    1. My husband hoop-nets for lobster all the time, and we feast on the tails all year.  Nobody cleans lobsters the way Rick does, and thus, no one’s lobsters are as delicious.  Add a good salad and a decent champaign and you have a meal a king would envy.

      I think today’s commies are evil.  It isn’t like they haven’t had ample evidence of the destruction to human life that that philosophy has exacted.  They either endorse that kind of destruction, or they willfully evade the available knowledge.  They cannot claim innocence in either case, however, but are evil to the core.

      Lord, but I’m sick to death of the mediocrity that claims the spotlight these days.  What else can we expect out of collectivism, and especially the egalitarianism advocated by them?  Ask yourself why anyone gives a damn about this broad eating lobster.  Well, you will never raise someone like this woman to the level of an Einstein, so you must bring everyone down to the level of the dumbest among us–like this woman–if we are all to be “equal”.  And then they claim that they know best how we are to live our lives; when there is no one left to challenge your stupidity, you begin to think you’re smarter than everyone else–not that they would actually say it out loud, of course, because that wouldn’t be egalitarian.  Must be hard for the superior type of communist person, which would be all of them.

      Pfft.  To hell with her and all her company.

      Long Live Lady Liberty!

      Saltydog

      Posted by saltydog on 2007 12 26 at 06:58 AM • permalink

 

    1. I’m fighting for a society in which everyone can afford to eat lobster.
      I’m fighting for a society in which every girl has a “really close” girlfriend, gin and tonic is served personally by my employer bang on noon Monday to Friday, and the Collingwood Football Team is expunged from the face of the earth. Leaving no trace that it ever existed.
      I’ll settle for two out of three.

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2007 12 26 at 07:11 AM • permalink

 

    1. #40 I choose the Gin and Tonic and the Collingwood Football Club.

      Do I lose, Swinish?

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 12 26 at 07:14 AM • permalink

 

    1. It’s Christmas, Ash.
      I’ll give you another chance.

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2007 12 26 at 07:32 AM • permalink

 

    1. #42 Then it has to be the Gin and Tonic and the girl friend, Swinish. I want Collingwood. Gone. Forever!

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 12 26 at 07:34 AM • permalink

 

    1. Deal.

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2007 12 26 at 07:40 AM • permalink

 

    1. Then Comrade Wagenknecht should remove herself to the wonderful Communist paradise of Zimbabwe, and eat all the fresh lobster she wants!

      Posted by John A on 2007 12 26 at 07:48 AM • permalink

 

    1. There’ll be more lobsters for everyone when global warming makes the sea levels rise 7 metres. More room for them to grow big and plump.

      Posted by cyclosarin on 2007 12 26 at 08:30 AM • permalink

 

    1. #44 I’ll take any choice but Collingwood.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 12 26 at 08:33 AM • permalink

 

    1. I didn’t like the photos… and Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia.

      Posted by Zoe Brain on 2007 12 26 at 08:40 AM • permalink

 

    1. No doubt komrade Sahra sees herself as the natural successor to Rosa Luxemburg, although as a Member of the European Parliament she may not care to be reminded that ”…without unrestricted freedom of press and assembly, without a free struggle of opinion, life dies out in every public institution, becomes a mere semblance of life, in which only the bureaucracy remains as the active element”.

      Posted by lotocoti on 2007 12 26 at 08:40 AM • permalink

 

    1. Lobster stocks are threatened worldwide.  Communists are self-indulgent environmental rapists.

      And if any politician ever tried to pull that shit with me, they’d better send a LARGE assistant for the camera.

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2007 12 26 at 08:55 AM • permalink

 

    1. I don’t like lobster. Give me grilled salmon with a splash of lemon any day.

      Mmmmm, warm salmon, runny lemon juice…yum yum…

      And since when does everybody who can afford to eat lobster actually eat the thing? not everyone is into it!
      She hastened to rationalise her anti-Communist behaviour and ended up looking even more of a fool thabn she evidently is. Should have just made a TV show abotu Russia’s regional delicacies or something.

      Posted by carpefraise on 2007 12 26 at 09:12 AM • permalink

 

    1. Ooops, maybe even Germany’s regional delicacies…assumptions took over my brain for a moment. Apologies.

      Posted by carpefraise on 2007 12 26 at 09:14 AM • permalink

 

    1. Richard, remember that snap of a bull charging down some Darwin candidate in the streets a couple of years ago, with the head filling the pic with a cute set of horns behind it? That’s what the average scum-sucking leach lawyer politician should be seeing for trying this shit on.

      Posted by CB on 2007 12 26 at 09:16 AM • permalink

 

    1. A couple of Winstons on the silly bint

      “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
      Winston Churchill”

      and

      “Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except all those others that have been tried from time to time.
      Winston Churchill”

      Why is it so bloody hard for these dicks to see it doesnt work. You had about 1/4 of the globe under your control at one stage and STILL FUCKED IT UP!

      Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2007 12 26 at 09:17 AM • permalink

 

    1. She’s not a german politician but a member of the european parliament. Is one elected to such a position? What a racket. Check her website. All she does is question whether Baltic nations have the right to tear down statutes put up by their russian invaders and motions to condemn Franco, which last time I checked, is still dead.
      Sahra

      No doubt komrade Sahra sees herself as the natural successor to Rosa Luxemburg . . .

      Good. Hopefully, she can’t swim, either.

      Posted by Redd on 2007 12 26 at 09:28 AM • permalink

 

    1. With leaky Soviet containment of nuclear waste, ther’ll be lobster for everyone! Atomic mutation is the direct aim of the World Socialst Union, where we puny humans wll be directed by our atomic mutated soviet betters.

      I want a five-hundred foot high kitty-cat!

      (And a well disciplined litter gulag).

      All heil Great Leader Kevni!

      Posted by Habib on 2007 12 26 at 09:54 AM • permalink

 

    1. I’m not a lobster fan…big icky ocean cockroaches, perfect thing for commies to eat.

      Posted by Mr. Bingley on 2007 12 26 at 09:55 AM • permalink

 

    1. #39 Saltydog: Ha! You have unmasked your husband as a Kulak of lobster fishing! Well done, Comrade! It is good to see that bourgeois loyalty to your spouse has not triumphed over your commitment to the Revolution. Your husband will, of course, be deported to Maine, where he will be re-educated as a member of the lobster collective of the Maine Commercial Fishing Soviet. I am putting you in for the Peacher’s Award for Collective Organizations (which includes the decoration of the Red Star, with cluster of pointing fingers).

      And, uh, if the occasional lobster should make its way to my table at the politburo’s dining club, it may hasten the day on which your husband’s re-education may be considered complete.

      Posted by paco on 2007 12 26 at 10:09 AM • permalink

 

    1. OT If you donated money to tsunami appeals a few years back you’re really going to love this.

      Posted by Burbank on 2007 12 26 at 10:38 AM • permalink

 

    1. OT If you donated money to tsunami appeals a few years back you’re really going to love this.

      I did and fortunately, it was a great one. It was to a small southern church. It’s members went to India on their own expense and used the donations to set up small bank accounts for orphans, bought fishing boats for a village, and invested in small business.

      Posted by Redd on 2007 12 26 at 10:46 AM • permalink

 

    1. #59 Refine “love this”!!!

      I was annoyed enough knowing that the $500 I donated wouldn’t make it to those it was supposed to, but now you’re telling me that I’m supposed to accept my $500 going to others with good grace?

      [Ash gonna get angry] Ash is a sweetheart [/Ash gonna get angry]

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 12 26 at 10:51 AM • permalink

 

    1. #60 It’s nice to see that some of it was spent like this. I hope the village is still doing well.

      #61 Well, I was being ironic of course, but I’d have to say that this sort of thing is why I steer clear of organisations (I can’t really bring myself to call them charities) like Oxfam.

      Posted by Burbank on 2007 12 26 at 11:02 AM • permalink

 

    1. Is Oxfam always so ridiculous with it’s spending? Is this squandering of funds more indicative of too much money being donated?

      Posted by Redd on 2007 12 26 at 11:04 AM • permalink

 

    1. Is this squandering of funds more indicative of too much money being donated?

      No, I’d say not. They seem to have a very clear left wing agenda and try to steer aid recipients in specific ideological directions. While the stuff that was reported is cynical it doesn’t seem to be out of character.

      Posted by Burbank on 2007 12 26 at 11:09 AM • permalink

 

    1. All of my tax money was well spent by the US military on tsunami relief, providing much needed electricity and clean water.

      Maybe Oxfam should donate their funds to the US Navy?

      Posted by Mr. Bingley on 2007 12 26 at 11:13 AM • permalink

 

    1. Why the lobster?  Was the Chilean sea bass unavailable?

      Posted by RogerBournival on 2007 12 26 at 11:15 AM • permalink

 

    1. I always remember the blogger Diplomad blogging that the Americans and Australians were already on the ground building hospitals and distributing food and water while the UN and the Europeans were still scouting out available 5 star hotels to house their workers.

      Posted by Redd on 2007 12 26 at 11:29 AM • permalink

 

    1. Tell her to relax – just point out that in the 17th century Massachusetts colonies, lobster was such a cheap and common provender that it was fed to slaves.

      Posted by mojo on 2007 12 26 at 11:50 AM • permalink

 

    1. Doesn’t it always seem like people push for OTHERS to be comunists, but yet are a bit lacking in the whole “solidarity with my brothers” department?

      I think the UN lovers and the Commies should both be banned to an ice floe in the North Pole, where they can provide a ready supply of food for the polar bears struggling with glowball warmening.

      Posted by Tex Lovera on 2007 12 26 at 11:50 AM • permalink

 

    1. That humorless bint summarizes the worst of the Socialist movement and the worst of the German character.

      By contrast, I’m reminded of a story that Paul Johnson tells, from the time when he was a young intellectual in Labour circles. One evening, he attended an official banquet, where he was seated opposite Ernest Bevan. After the meal, as was the custom of the time, each man was offered a fine cigar. Johnson, being an earnest young ideologue, started to refuse his cigar as bourgeois and vulgar. Bevan seeing this, said, “Oh! You’re that kind of Socialist!”—then reached over, took Johnson’s cigar, and popped it into his own pocket.

      While Bevan, and Labour in general, was a catastrophic influence on British politics and economy, I can’t help but like a man like that. I can’t help but think that somebody who enjoys life and laughs at the cant of his own party is … if not trustworthy, at least not terribly dangerous. Unlike Comrade Wagenknecht.

      Posted by Urbs in Horto on 2007 12 26 at 11:54 AM • permalink

 

    1. What, an ardent Communist is also a blatant hypocrite?  Tell me it ain’t so!  TELL ME IT AIN’T SO!

      [/sarcasm]

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 12 26 at 12:23 PM • permalink

 

 

    1. I invoke the “Babe Rule”, viz, any sufficiently attractive woman can, and will, say or do any damn stupid thing she wants, and all men, particularly me, will forgive her and try to get into her pants.

      So calling her a humorless bint, while it may be true, is irrelevant. It would be relevant if she were ugly.

      Comprende?

      Posted by fred z on 2007 12 26 at 12:50 PM • permalink

 

    1. Death to Franco! [channeling Sahra]

      Posted by Redd on 2007 12 26 at 01:21 PM • permalink

 

    1. Full disclosure: I like shrimp, prawns, all that kind of stuff, even crawfish—but I can’t stand lobster.

      Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2007 12 26 at 03:32 PM • permalink

 

    1. If the images on the camera’s memory chip were not written over, I understand that these might be recovered using a suitable undelete program. If so, then the world might still see Komerad Wagenknecht scarfing down kapitalist lobster.

      Posted by ErnieG on 2007 12 26 at 03:35 PM • permalink

 

    1. #27

      Do lobsters get acne? -news to me

      Posted by Rod C on 2007 12 26 at 04:01 PM • permalink

 

    1. On the donation of money to the Third World…..My answer is always “Absolutely….more than happy to match the Soeharto/mugabe/idi amin……….* family’s contribution”.

      *Insert name of relevant paternal leader kleptocrat

      Posted by Rod C on 2007 12 26 at 04:08 PM • permalink

 

    1. #59
      Care Australia not mentioned there. I hope it’s a sign that they used the donations to physically help the people who needed help.Andrea: I’ve had surf and turf once, and I didn’t like lobster. I prefer prawns.

      Posted by kae on 2007 12 26 at 04:24 PM • permalink

 

    1. a “travelling Oxfam gender justice show”

      I will still buy – occasionally – from the Oxfam shop, but they’ll see no more of my charity. I was in Melbourne on holidays when the tsunami hit and I put $50 into the tin. Tax deductible or not, they can go fuck themselves… instead of fucking the people they’re supposedly helping.

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2007 12 26 at 04:28 PM • permalink

 

    1. Tell her to relax – just point out that in the 17th century Massachusetts colonies, lobster was such a cheap and common provender that it was fed to slaves.

      And prison inmates rioted until the authorities agreed to only serve lobster twice a week.

      Posted by Rob Crawford on 2007 12 26 at 04:29 PM • permalink

 

    1. According to Uca, the photographs of Wagenknecht cracking into her lobster had been erased from the camera when it was returned to her the following day.

      Take an embarassing picture of a public figure, then lend your camera to the figure’s assistant without first downloading the picture, and surprise! the picture is gone.

      Where do you find such weak-minded people?  The photographer, Feleknas Uca, is a member of the European Parliament.

      Posted by Bruce Rheinstein on 2007 12 26 at 04:45 PM • permalink

 

    1. “assistant” = goon, “secure” = take.
      But still the worst bit is “a world where everyone can afford to eat lobster”.
      Me, I’m fighting for a world where everyone has a rudimentary understanding of economics.

      Posted by ooh honey honey on 2007 12 26 at 05:41 PM • permalink

 

    1. almost ten years ago i spent two weeks in rhode island.  haven’t touched lobster since.  still love those maryland blue crabs though.  *smacking lips*

      Posted by missred on 2007 12 26 at 06:19 PM • permalink

 

    1. Concerning Oxfam, et al, don’t you know their credo?  “Give a man a fish, and you’ll feed him for a day.  Indoctrinate him in PC Lefty thought and he’ll be able to demand fish from the taxes and resources of people who actually work forever.”

      Posted by JorgXMcKie on 2007 12 26 at 06:24 PM • permalink

 

    1. I just wandered into the loungeroom and Sunrise one of those crappy weekday-morning programmes is on.

      Isn’t that David Penberthy? He’s yukking it up with the hosts.

      Are you too controversial to go on that show, Tim?

      Posted by kae on 2007 12 26 at 06:29 PM • permalink

 

    1. #86, kae,
      ah the joy of weekday television.  same crap all over the world it seems.

      Posted by missred on 2007 12 26 at 06:55 PM • permalink

 

    1. Watching normal weekday television programmes over holiday breaks really does give one an extra reason to go to work…

      Posted by kae on 2007 12 26 at 07:05 PM • permalink

 

    1. nasty thought, too, kae lol

      Posted by missred on 2007 12 26 at 07:22 PM • permalink

 

    1. She needs a Leon. I volunteer.

      Posted by dean martin on 2007 12 26 at 07:44 PM • permalink

 

    1. My Garbologist just passed by. I presented him with his annual 6 pack, this time Heinekin. He was happy!

      Sometimes when he picks up late, a couple of times after dark (they were really bad days with truck breakdowns, etc.), I take out a large block of chocolate for him. He likes that, too.

      Posted by kae on 2007 12 26 at 08:30 PM • permalink

 

    1. The really surprising thing about this is that it was reported by the favorite newspaper of Fellow Travellers everywhere,The Guardian.

      Posted by Lew on 2007 12 26 at 08:43 PM • permalink

 

    1. I forgot: I really can’t stand crab, scallops, clams, or oysters. I like most fish, though. Also, anything tentacled (octopus, squid) is out. My father tried to get me to eat dried squid by claiming it “tasted like chicken.” Well, it certainly didn’t smell like it.

      Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2007 12 26 at 10:29 PM • permalink

 

    1. Did she ensure that the poor little lobster with a nervous system smaller than a pinhead had been put to sleep in a freezer so as to not traumatise it prior to filling her self serving bouche.

      After years of staple Communist swill, all that rich food rushing into her digestive system may have her suffering a little runny tummy.

      That will make her feel equal.

      Which reminds me …. where’s Bryni?? What’s the latest there??

      Posted by mehaul on 2007 12 26 at 10:36 PM • permalink

 

    1. Aww… the poooor lobster. Gone to join Larry in lobster heaven, no doubt.

      Posted by burrah on 2007 12 26 at 10:37 PM • permalink

 

    1. I’m with you, Andrea. Though I’ll eat fresh abalone when I can, and calamari is OK.

      Oysters? Yecch!

      Posted by kae on 2007 12 26 at 10:37 PM • permalink

 

    1. Me, I’m fighting for a world where everyone has a rudimentary understanding of economics.

      Alas, ooh honey honey, you have a huge challenge in the person of Sahra Wagenknecht.  Time to pull out that clue by four, methinks.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 12 26 at 11:03 PM • permalink

 

    1. “That’s how it used to be in the Soviet Union; nothing but delicious lobster, all the time, for everyone.”

      More to the point, it was lobster and LOBSTER ONLY!  Eat more lobster, comrades!  Don’t be a wrecker!  Special awards to those who exceed lobster eating quotas!  The gulag for those kulaks who possess lobsterboats and traps!

      Posted by Steve Skubinna on 2007 12 27 at 12:19 AM • permalink

 

    1. Thing is, we used to have that world, and for that very reason they were disparaged. In Melbourne in the 50s, crayfish (Aussie thing v similar to lobster) was what drunks ate, with a longneck in a brown paper bag in the other hand. When she says “lobster” she means a food that only the elite were able to eat. There will always be an elite and they will always find something that is only available to them. And will want to be photographed eating them.

      Posted by ooh honey honey on 2007 12 27 at 12:40 AM • permalink

 

    1. As someone who can’t abide seafood – especially crustaceans, I’d rather starve than eat lobster.

      Don’t mind watching other people eat it, though, so where are the pics?

      Posted by Nilknarf Arbed on 2007 12 27 at 03:10 AM • permalink

 

    1. 99 – Quite so. Every local fish and chip shop in Melbourne had crays in the window display. Being a nervous child, and not quite sure whether they were actually dead, I never got too close to them.

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2007 12 27 at 06:40 AM • permalink

 

    1. I think the photographer is actually quite fortunate.  In the old days, Comrade, he would have ended up in Siberia producing films celebrating the amazing feats of Stakhanovite workers.  And the lobster would have been airbrushed out of history, replaced in the archival photos by a nice bowl of borscht.

      Well, until the Great Borscht Purge, at which point all photos, and books and papers featuring them, would have been hastily recalled to be substituted by one of The Great Leader enjoying a plate of properly proletarian pickled herring with black bread.

      And of course, academics throughout the West would have fallen all over themselves tossing out the cans of borscht and laying in vast supplies of herring and black bread.  While decrying McCarthyism.  And frantically revising the footnotes of their soon-to-be-published groundbreaking four volume work entitled BorschtLoaves and Fishes for the Masses:  a womyns/queer studies perspective of the Christian Metaphor in Socialist Reality.

      Posted by Steve Skubinna on 2007 12 27 at 12:05 PM • permalink

 

    1. a womyns/queer studies perspective of the Christian Metaphor in Socialist Reality

      Sounds like an extract from just about any of the university emails I receive. There’ll be a chapter in there devoted entirely to global warming too, betcha.

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2007 12 27 at 05:02 PM • permalink

 

    1. I’ll dump this here in hope that someone will see it.
      I don’t expect that you will ever hear from me again.
      Because I’ve discovered wronwright’s secret identity.

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2007 12 28 at 03:51 AM • permalink

 

    1. #104: Three words for you, Swinish: “Witness Protection Program”.

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

 

  1. #104 and #105,

    hee hee hee!!!!

    Wronwright!, you thought you could hide from MarkL and myself. Bwahahahahahahaha

    The Flying Monkeys have been dispatched to capture you forthwith!!!

    Posted by Pogria on 2007 12 28 at 09:16 PM • permalink