SCREAM DOWN UNDER

Howard Dean will next month visit Australia. And you know something? You know something? Not only is he going to Noosa Heads, he’s going to Andamooka and Werribee and the Bungle Bungles and Shepparton and Yass! He’s going to Camperdown and Kiama and Naracoorte! And he’s going to Wallaroo and Tennant Creek and Ulla Dulla and Albury! And then he’s going to Canberra. To take back Parliament House! YEEEAAARGH!!

Posted by Tim B. on 03/29/2005 at 09:59 AM
    1. I’m wondering how the Aussie press is going to treat this guy. A small-state governor and failed presidential candidate who didn’t win any of his party’s state primaries (except for maybe his own state). But he fits the template for being an America-hating American so he’ll get some good coverage.

      Posted by bc on 2005 03 29 at 11:06 AM • permalink

 

    1. Hey, now! That so-called “scream” was an audio trick fobbed off on a gullible Media by Rovian operatives at Faux News. None of Dean’s supporters that were there heard it. You wing-nuts have got to stop repeating that lie!

      /kos

      :^D

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2005 03 29 at 11:13 AM • permalink

 

    1. Yeah but he’ll be hanging with the political ruling class which will treat him like an amusing small dog that’s got over the fence from the neighbor’s yard.

      Imagine these words scrolling up the Terminator-like digital display that overlays Howard’s vision- SUBJECT: DEAN, CHANCE OF BEING PRESIDENT: ZERO, CHANCE OF PARTY GETTING BACK IN POWER IN NEXT DECADE: NEAR ZERO: AMOUNT OF DEFERENCE TO BE PAID BY JOHNNY AND MINIONS: ZERO, ACTION TO BE TAKEN: WEDGIE

      The SMH will stick it’s vile editorial tounge up his ass of course.

      Posted by Amos on 2005 03 29 at 11:19 AM • permalink

 

    1. Places with cool names would get noticed.  Tubbo Station, Mallee, Cootamundra, Murrumbidgee, Coober Pety, Nullabor.  It’s sort of Africa gone slightly wrong.

      Posted by rhhardin on 2005 03 29 at 11:19 AM • permalink

 

    1. A mug for Mugga Way.

      Posted by Susan Norton on 2005 03 29 at 11:34 AM • permalink

 

    1. I’ll give New Zealand $5 US to keep him.

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2005 03 29 at 11:46 AM • permalink

 

    1. I went to a bush dance in Armidale when I visited Australia and requested “Road to Gundagai,” which I had in remembered in Newsfront. “Oh,” he sniffed, “that was a radio hit.” I left humming “Mmmbop,” which I think reached the Latrobe Valley Grand Final.

      Posted by chinesearithmetic on 2005 03 29 at 11:57 AM • permalink

 

    1. No, richard, no!  The NZers have an excess of lefties, well beyond their fair share.  Besides, I might want to visit there someday, and having Howie there would be a definite negative.

      I have an alternative:  if everyone in the RWDB portion of the Blogosphere kicks in $5, can we get him marooned on a remote atoll, well off the shipping routes?  No radio or other signaling device, of course.

      Perhaps the Royal Australian Navy would be kind enough to patrol the island to prevent any rescue attempts.  Either that or we put sharks with laser beams to keep Howie in place.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2005 03 29 at 12:03 PM • permalink

 

    1. The Real JeffS — I was thinking Mururoa, or whatever that glow-in-the-dark bullseye off Tahiti the French use is called…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2005 03 29 at 12:11 PM • permalink

 

    1. And sharks won’t be effective against Dean.  Professional courtesy.

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2005 03 29 at 12:13 PM • permalink

 

    1. Can we paint stripes on his back and claim that $1.25 million?  We can claim that “yeeeaaarrrrgh” is his mating cry.

      Posted by Nightfly on 2005 03 29 at 12:14 PM • permalink

 

    1. All I can say F**K

      He’s going to pollute my old home town Shepparton. That place will be like a nuclear wasteland for years after that maggot clears out. I can only hope that sensible folks at the SPC and Ardmona can his sorry ass.

      Posted by swassociates on 2005 03 29 at 01:03 PM • permalink

 

    1. Just don’t let the guy propagate. Hasn’t Australia already had trouble with toads and rabbits and other foreign critters that break out into your ecosystem?

      Posted by paco on 2005 03 29 at 01:05 PM • permalink

 

    1. Richard, I thought Dean was a doctor, not a lawyer.  Oh, wait, yeah, good point………

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2005 03 29 at 01:05 PM • permalink

 

    1. Y’all put some nice big Rebel flags on your Chevy pickups – make him feel right at home, ok?

      Posted by Barbula on 2005 03 29 at 02:42 PM • permalink

 

    1. In Australia, Howard Dean’s credibility swirls down the drain the other way.

      Posted by Jim Treacher on 2005 03 29 at 03:12 PM • permalink

 

    1. I think the Daleks have a better chance of taking the Parliament house than Dean does.

      Posted by kbiel on 2005 03 29 at 03:13 PM • permalink

 

    1. So who is this Dean of Scream anyway?
      One of those American rap artists?

      Posted by blogstrop on 2005 03 29 at 05:09 PM • permalink

 

    1. No, no, Jeff- Dean is the best thing to happen to the Republician party since Regan.  Who do you want leading the left?  Someone sane?

      Posted by Mr. Blue on 2005 03 29 at 05:16 PM • permalink

 

    1. Who do you want leading the left?  Someone sane?

      That’s like asking if you want an atheist to be the senior pastor of your local church.

      Posted by kbiel on 2005 03 29 at 05:58 PM • permalink

 

    1. You’d better count the silver after he leaves.

      Posted by Mystery Meat on 2005 03 29 at 06:11 PM • permalink

 

    1. My fav bit about that website is when you click on candidates it comes bakc with an error 404 can’t be found 😀

      Same with their platform 😀 Anyone surprised 😀

      Posted by jellis on 2005 03 29 at 06:17 PM • permalink

 

    1. Howard Dean wears soiled underwear.

      Posted by Wallace-Midland Texas on 2005 03 29 at 06:27 PM • permalink

 

    1. Please keep him.

      Is he bringing the little lady?

      Posted by terryelee on 2005 03 29 at 06:32 PM • permalink

 

    1. Is he going to Grong Grong Matong?

      Posted by Jack from Montreal on 2005 03 29 at 07:58 PM • permalink

 

    1. So he’s not speaking at the Dungog Gundog Club?

      Posted by Lucky Nutsacks on 2005 03 29 at 08:01 PM • permalink

 

    1. The “Dean scream” is my “new mail received” sound at work. Quite effective!

      Posted by Big Johnny on 2005 03 29 at 08:01 PM • permalink

 

    1. I thought he got ironed out in a messy Porsche Spyder accident; I thought he was crap in East of Eden anyway. He could be handy to have around, if only so you’ve got somewhere to stub out your ciggies.

      Posted by Habib on 2005 03 29 at 08:24 PM • permalink

 

    1. Howard Dean, like so many politicians, especially on the left, is just sound and fury… signifying nothing.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2005 03 29 at 08:59 PM • permalink

 

    1. To take back Parliament House!

      Just tell him that the Liberals already hold Parliament House.

      Posted by PW on 2005 03 29 at 09:09 PM • permalink

 

    1. Na. Having heard that Bush has the odd phone conversation with John Howard, he’s come here to get advice from Lyn Allison, the leader of the Australian Democrats.
      I’m sure the DNC under Dean will have the same success that the Democrats had here in the last election.

      Posted by Zoe Brain on 2005 03 29 at 09:56 PM • permalink

 

    1. I wouldn’t be so quick to make that analogy, Kbiel – been around any UUs lately?

      Posted by Sonetka on 2005 03 29 at 10:31 PM • permalink

 

    1. You guys think you’ve a corner on the funny-named cities (I assume those were cities- gotta check my National Geographic atlas)?  (Blair’s been to at least a couple of these.)

      “We’re going to Moab and Albikirky, and Truth or Consequences, and Timbuktu and Kalamazoo and we’re gonna take back the Whitehouse…�? You get the idea.

      Oh yeah, “Yeeeaaargh!�?

      Posted by reese on 2005 03 29 at 10:43 PM • permalink

 

    1. Reese – don’t forget Tooele and Walla Walla.

      Posted by Sonetka on 2005 03 29 at 10:51 PM • permalink

 

    1. Did Dean go to King of Prussia?  If not, that must be why he lost.

      Posted by Michael Lonie on 2005 03 29 at 11:00 PM • permalink

 

    1. Reese — Don’t forget Dead Mule and Bitter Water in California… or the famous Dead Horse, Alaska…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2005 03 30 at 12:23 AM • permalink

 

    1. You’d probably holler a bit if some big nasty critter with acid blood and halitosis ripped your pointy head off. (He shoulda never told Hillary how big her calves were).

      Posted by Habib on 2005 03 30 at 02:00 AM • permalink

 

    1. swassociates, you’ll find that SPC and Ardmona are now Coca Cola Amatil.

      Posted by nwab on 2005 03 30 at 05:30 AM • permalink

 

  1. Andamooka is an opal mining moonscape quite suitable for a moonbat, I guess. No-one will hear him screaming anyway.
    But Wallaroo, South Australia?  Did he pick it out of a hat? Dullaroo.
    Unless Dean’s visiting relatives, he’s been well and truly dudded by his travel agent.

    Posted by Barrie on 2005 03 31 at 07:13 AM • permalink