SELF NOTED

Tim Dunlop notices himself:

I’ve noted before that I’m not exactly a big fan of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez …

Posted by Tim B. on 07/25/2007 at 12:46 PM
    1. Well, I bet he had to look pretty hard.

      Posted by paco on 2007 07 25 at 01:05 PM • permalink

 

    1. As long as he is polite upon meeting himself.

      Posted by missred on 2007 07 25 at 01:15 PM • permalink

 

    1. Does he talk to himself in the mirror in the third person? If he talked to himself in French, would he prefer the formal “vous” to the familiar “tu”? Is he just plain slap-headed out of his manky little gourd?

      Posted by rick mcginnis on 2007 07 25 at 01:20 PM • permalink

 

    1. If you go to the link, above, and then go to Dunlop’s first link, you’ll find that he did, indeed, criticize Chavez, but it was pretty much a “plague-on-both-your-houses” piece on both Chavez and Bush, filled with the acrid smell of moral equivalency. No, Tim, you’re “not exactly” a “big fan” of Chavez; but your capacity for discrimination is still severely atrophied.

      Posted by paco on 2007 07 25 at 01:22 PM • permalink

 

    1. I have noted before that I still have all ten toes. In fact, let’s have off with the ol’ Dr. Scholl’s….Yep, still there!

      Posted by SoberHT on 2007 07 25 at 01:26 PM • permalink

 

    1. Sure, not exactly.  Not a big one, anyway.

      Posted by Steve Skubinna on 2007 07 25 at 01:31 PM • permalink

 

    1. Mr. Dunlop, if you keep noting yourself your palms will turn hairy and you’ll go blind.

      Posted by rbj1 on 2007 07 25 at 01:38 PM • permalink

 

    1. I won’t read the linked post.

      I assume Dunlop blames Bush.

      Posted by C.L. on 2007 07 25 at 01:46 PM • permalink

 

    1. #8 C.L.: Let’s just say, as Dunlop might, that Bush did “not exactly” come out best in the comparison.

      Posted by paco on 2007 07 25 at 01:55 PM • permalink

 

    1. Tim Dunlop Gives Fair Warning:

      Let me, for the record, self-quote:
      ‘This decade I plan to devote
      Quite strenuous action
      To self-satisfaction;
      Guards and attendants, please note.’

      Posted by lyle on 2007 07 25 at 02:24 PM • permalink

 

    1. #10: Steward, fill Sir Lyle’s glass with choicest mead.

      Posted by paco on 2007 07 25 at 02:31 PM • permalink

 

    1. “Tim Dunlop”

      Waste of O2.

      Dunlop and his friends run their websites in exactly the same way Chavez is running the media in Venezuela, so what are they criticizing?

      Timmy-girl is also amongst the class of western leftys who come over to America to cash in, then run back home to take up a career of spewing anti-American venom.

      He’s an asshole.

      Posted by Dave Surls on 2007 07 25 at 02:32 PM • permalink

 

    1. #11 Ash walks in, and heads straight to Sir Lyle. She smiles, and fills his glass with the choicest mead available in the land. She quietly leaves.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 07 25 at 02:37 PM • permalink

 

    1. “How long are we going to allow a person – from any country in the world – to come to US soil (I don’t care if it was the UN building, it stands on my goddam ground) to say there’s a dictatorship here, that the president is a devil, and nobody does anything about it?”

      Also:

      Yes, what better way to show you are not tyrannical than to deport dissenters.

      Dunlop makes a very good point here, but it’s not the one he intended, as Chavez left the US voluntarily after his bloviation, without even one shove from the evil Bush Dictatorship.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 07 25 at 02:48 PM • permalink

 

    1. #13. Winger, figuratively sitting quietly in the shadows in the back, sighs as he watches Ash leave, wistfully remembering the G.O.D (Good Old Days) and silently cursing the long, long sea miles between his home and the magical land of Oz.

      Posted by Winger on 2007 07 25 at 02:56 PM • permalink

 

    1. I must say I do like reading at least one lyle poem for each comment.  They’re very good.  He has a knack for it.

      Ash, that better not be the good stuff.

      Posted by wronwright on 2007 07 25 at 02:56 PM • permalink

 

    1. Meh, Tim Dunlop, a man with a size 12 ego in a size 3 soul.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 07 25 at 02:58 PM • permalink

 

    1. Glad to see you back, Rebecca!!!!!

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 07 25 at 02:58 PM • permalink

 

    1. #15 Ash walks back into the room and looks around. She smiles when she spots Winger, and walks over to him. “May I offer you a flagon of mead sir?”

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 07 25 at 03:03 PM • permalink

 

    1. I understand he got thrown out of the Sydney Tennis Club for playing with himself…

      Heyu, RebeccaH!

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2007 07 25 at 03:04 PM • permalink

 

    1. Wronwright, of course it’s the good stuff. The guy is a knight, I can’t stinge out on a knight now, can I?!

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 07 25 at 03:05 PM • permalink

 

    1. #8 C.L. –

      I won’t read the linked post.

      I assume Dunlop blames Bush.

      That’s a good assumption.  Dunlop could be lamenting how his Cheerios became soggy and uneatable and end up casting blame on Bush.

      What you will seldom hear him say is criticism or blame on “the men with wild eyes and yet no appearance”.

      Posted by wronwright on 2007 07 25 at 03:06 PM • permalink

 

    1. *sigh*

      Ash,

      Please confine your pouring of “good stuff” to the aluminum vats of mead distilled in Sydney.  Not the oaken casks of Sumerian mead.  Or the Akkadian stuff.  Which you should not have access to anyway.

      Posted by wronwright on 2007 07 25 at 03:10 PM • permalink

 

    1. Wronwright, it’s amazing what one can do with a forged KeyCard.

      Besides, the price of the mead doesn’t come out of my wage.

      Let’s make a deal, I’ll leave the Sumerian and Akkadian stuff alone, but I reserve the right to the mead distilled in Brisbane. Deal?

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 07 25 at 03:15 PM • permalink

 

    1. Tim Dunlop, you may be no big fan of Hugo, but you are a big wussie. Perhaps that biggest. Which I’m sure you’ve already noted.

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2007 07 25 at 04:01 PM • permalink

 

    1. We want Hugo Chavez, not George Bush!

      Well who doesn’t?!

      Yo, RebeccaH, what news from the other side?

      Posted by Kyda Sylvester on 2007 07 25 at 04:24 PM • permalink

 

    1. #26 Kyda;

      We want Hugo Chavez, not George Bush!

      What an excellent demonstration of how to screw up your CSS.

      Posted by steveH on 2007 07 25 at 04:34 PM • permalink

 

    1. *Waves to richard mcenroe and TheRealJeffS*

      S’up, dudes.

      Yo, RebeccaH, what news from the other side?

      They have better mead than wronwright.  But they give it to you with needles.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 07 25 at 04:35 PM • permalink

 

    1. When you’re carrying loose change, better make sure your pockets ain’t got no holes.

      Posted by paco on 2007 07 25 at 04:53 PM • permalink

 

    1. Note to Paco:  I just went back and read your very sweet post about Detective Paco.  Blimey, if I had known you were writing some of that for me, I’d have put on my silk stockings with the seam up the back, strapped a stiletto to my thigh, and hip-checked Sheila right out of the office for the chance to be Detective Paco’s gun moll and Girl Friday.  I still think you can write that book.  Check out the books by Tim Dorsey and Carl Hiaasen.  Right up your humor alley.

      For the record, Mr. H thinks you and I are having an online affair, but don’t worry.  He won’t show up in Occupied Northern Virginia seeking satisfaction.  It would interfere with his golf schedule.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 07 25 at 04:59 PM • permalink

 

    1. Biggest fuckin tosser in BloggerSphere…

      Posted by murph on 2007 07 25 at 06:10 PM • permalink

 

    1. “How long are we going to allow a person – from any country in the world – to come to US soil (I don’t care if it was the UN building, it stands on my goddam ground) to say there’s a dictatorship here, that the president is a devil, and nobody does anything about it?”

      Hi RebeccaH!  Welcome back!

      I’m not sure who you’ve quoted there, but sovereignty of embassy buildings is a touchy subject and one best left out of the equation.  It is enough to say what he said, no matter where he said, is objectionable.  The fact is happened within your borders (in effect) does make it more galling, but it shouldn’t be said anywhere.  A class A prick with no balls – he cannot stand anyone criticising him in his country, but feels free to be rude in someone else’s.

      Ah yes TD, he does like to point out how right he is in posts gone past.

      BUT in far more exciting news, and OT, Cadel Evans has a fantastic shot at winning the yellow jersey in the Tour de France.  Given all the drug testing controversy, I see now why they give the winner the yellow jersey.

      Still, awesome effort to be number 2, after being beaten in stage wins by drug cheats.

      c’mon aussieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

      traceeeee can join in – she loves supporting aussieeeeeeeees and the nation and all that.

      Posted by peter m on 2007 07 25 at 06:11 PM • permalink

 

    1. Great to see your fingertips, Rebecca.

      Come on guys let’s help our friend Mr. H, errmmm Paco out…let’s all write to RebeccaH.

      OK, I’ll start. RebeccaH Had it been I, I would have hand carried you to the the, ummm yea… I’d have put on my silk stockings with the seam up the back, strapped a stiletto to my thigh….I blacked out…Phewww, where was I?

      Say HI, to Mr. H…:).

      Posted by El Cid on 2007 07 25 at 06:20 PM • permalink

 

    1. How ‘bout a spin in my new ride Rebbecca babe?

      And as soon as I get enough donation money, it shall be delivered.

      Posted by El Cid on 2007 07 25 at 06:27 PM • permalink

 

    1. I might attempt some kind of critique of Dunlop, but the man is like a cross between a pit bull terrier and Sherlock Holmes.

      His ability to figure out that editors commission items for publication – to join the dots, if you will – is unrivalled.

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 07 25 at 06:39 PM • permalink

 

    1. Yeesh El Cid, what do I have to do to get a ride in that thing?

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 07 25 at 06:43 PM • permalink

 

    1. #30 Rebecca: Please explain to Mr. H that I am merely exhibiting Old World courtesy.

      Posted by paco on 2007 07 25 at 06:50 PM • permalink

 

    1. Is it Lyle from Limerick we have here?

      Well done, Lyle.

      Posted by kae on 2007 07 25 at 07:13 PM • permalink

 

    1. I’m very happy to see that Rebecca is back with us.

      Posted by Dave Surls on 2007 07 25 at 07:14 PM • permalink

 

    1. #22 Note for US friends.
      Up until very recently Cheerios were cocktail frankfurts here in Aus. We’ve only just got the breakfast cereal Cheerios.
      Do with that what you will.
      But imagine Cheerios with ketchup.
Posted by kae on 2007 07 25 at 07:14 PM • permalink

 

    1. Rapid-fire commentary and discussion of politics, values and culture that doesn’t suck.

      states his profile. Well, what about honesty in advertising?

      Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2007 07 25 at 07:16 PM • permalink

 

    1. Ash
      Good work over at Bolta’s yesterday on the Jessica thingy.

      Posted by Pickles on 2007 07 25 at 07:19 PM • permalink

 

    1. Cheers Pickles. There were some complete idiots over there.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 07 25 at 07:28 PM • permalink

 

    1. Brigades to Venezuela

      What is this crap? Let’s form a revolutionary brigade and go get pissed in Venezuela over Christmas and appreciate the wondrous prosperity and freedom that the soon-to-be president-for-life has brung them Venis

      Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2007 07 25 at 07:30 PM • permalink

 

    1. #40 Cocktail frankfurts? Hot dogs with martinis?

      Posted by dean martin on 2007 07 25 at 07:42 PM • permalink

 

    1. Great to have you back RebeccaH!

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 07 25 at 07:44 PM • permalink

 

    1. Cheeerios in NZ and Queensland.

      Um, Dean, I always thought it was an olive in a martini?

      Posted by kae on 2007 07 25 at 07:51 PM • permalink

 

    1. on occasion they have a lemon twist, kae. but no hot dogs…lol

      Posted by El Cid on 2007 07 25 at 08:27 PM • permalink

 

    1. (Um, they’re called cocktail franks because they are little, not because you put them in your cocktails.)

      Cheerios, or cocktail frankfurts, are also called “little boys’.

      I don’t know the why about that, either, I’m sure.

      Posted by kae on 2007 07 25 at 08:31 PM • permalink

 

    1. MEMO TO SELF

      From: Tim Dunlop
      To: Tim Dunlop
      Date: 26 Jul 07

      Note to self. Proposing the proposed proposition, I would posit that prose purporting to be pyrrhic political polemics, positions the proposer for pomposity.

      PS. Stop being a wanker.

      Posted by CB on 2007 07 25 at 08:32 PM • permalink

 

    1. Rebecca is back and all’s right in my little world.

      Oh, and Dunlop is an ass.

      Posted by saltydog on 2007 07 25 at 08:43 PM • permalink

 

    1. Christ on a bike! Moonbats on parade.

      Posted by monaro on 2007 07 25 at 08:47 PM • permalink

 

    1. Could be worse.

      Introducing President Kevni Rudd of Australia.

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 07 25 at 09:43 PM • permalink

 

    1. Dear Management (whom ever that may be),

      I would like to lodge an objection regarding commenter Lyle. My research into this fellow indicates the following:

      1. Top notch artist
      2. First rate wordsmith
      3. Profile pic shows him to be unhideous.

      Surely this is too much for one person. Can we ban him?

      Yours
      Aggrieved

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 07 25 at 09:46 PM • permalink

 

    1. Im surprised if Dunlop isn’t kidding us he is not a fan of the buffoon. In fact I don’t believe him. The idiot gallery he left behind at Road to Madness is the largest collection of hard left conspiracy tawdry nutballs this side of Equatorial Guinea.

      It must be a personality clash because it can’t be what the Chavezmeister beleives in.

      Posted by ice on 2007 07 25 at 10:11 PM • permalink

 

    1. When you’re carrying loose change, better make sure your pockets ain’t got no holes.

      But then you could never look back and see Paco right behind you…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2007 07 25 at 10:24 PM • permalink

 

    1. #54

      Too right, IT.  I don’t take so well to strangers walkin’ into this here saloon and takin’ up all the good comments.

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 07 25 at 10:28 PM • permalink

 

    1. #54

      Unhideous?

      Posted by lyle on 2007 07 25 at 10:45 PM • permalink

 

    1. #58 – Even with my raw, unbridled and staunch heterosexuality, I struggle to tell another man he’s, um, er, good looking. In order to overcome this problem I invent words of endearment. We can’t all be first rate wordsmiths like you, Lyle.

      Are you happy? Now everyone knows I think you’re inugly.

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 07 25 at 10:49 PM • permalink

 

    1. #56: That’s right, daddy-o! Like bread on the water!

      Posted by paco on 2007 07 25 at 11:08 PM • permalink

 

    1. # 54
      Can we ban him?
      Wrong question, dude. Right question is: Is he single?

      Posted by Dr Alice on 2007 07 25 at 11:44 PM • permalink

 

    1. (#61 – I think that there’s a little, er, male rivalry going on there with IT.)

      Posted by kae on 2007 07 26 at 12:04 AM • permalink

 

    1. Well, in Dunlop’s defense, it’s hard not to.  I mean, you wake up everyday and there you are.  Again.

      Posted by TallDave on 2007 07 26 at 12:22 AM • permalink

 

    1. 63 – they should make a movie about that … hang on a sec!!!

      Posted by peter m on 2007 07 26 at 12:48 AM • permalink

 

    1. Very happy looking at himself.

      That photo on his blog page was actually taken from behind by himself looking forward at the mirror behind his head.

      That can only come with practice.

      Posted by mehaul on 2007 07 26 at 03:48 AM • permalink

 

    1. Check the list of signatories who want Chavez to visit Australia. Mostly CFMEU, sprinkling of ACT pollies, sundry sinecurists.
      This is bizarre. We still have airheads saying that their rights/free speech is being crushed in Australia. Who is pandering to, or supporting tyrants and dictators now?

      Posted by blogstrop on 2007 07 26 at 03:54 AM • permalink

 

    1. Politics aside, Dunlop is quite simply the most dreary wordsmith in Australia.

      Posted by Hanyu on 2007 07 26 at 04:40 AM • permalink

 

    1. 14: And of the two, the smile was the more intoxicating.

      Posted by wreckage on 2007 07 26 at 06:11 AM • permalink

 

    1. Isn’t it amazing what you can do with a microscope Timah?
      Well done old son. Well done.
      Next thing you know he’ll give up his ‘Fidel Rocks’ t-shirt.
      But not the ‘Che’ one, not till it’s dragged from his cold, dead fingers.

      Posted by 185600 on 2007 07 26 at 07:01 AM • permalink

 

    1. Well if that fancy stanza makin’ Lyle tries to horn in on my INability with spelling,grammar, and sequiturin’ well….trouble.  Trouble a wordsmithin’ dandy might find objectionable, if you get my drift.

      The Yojimbo checks the Colt Dragoon.
      Yep, 50 grains for the dandy-overkill.
      Checks the angle of the sun.  Less than three hours until noon-Old Pueblo time.
      “Barkeep…..”
      Life is good.

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 07 26 at 12:30 PM • permalink

 

    1. Venezuela’s working people, led by George W. Bush’s arch-enemy, President Hugo Chavez, have taken over more workplaces, set up more cooperatives, established hundreds of free public education and health programs, organised their neighbourhoods and taken big steps towards exercising “popular power’’ in their country.

      I say, but that rather elevates Hugs to a more lofty position than he’s otherwise entitled and largely overstates his place in the general scheme of things. How embarrassing to have the level of George Bush’s animus define one’s worth.

      Posted by Kyda Sylvester on 2007 07 26 at 01:16 PM • permalink

 

  1. #71, Kyda

    Yes, and somewhat analogous to your neighbor feeling much better because YOUR income taxes have been raised.

    Class struggle on the march.

    Posted by yojimbo on 2007 07 26 at 02:11 PM • permalink