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Fairfax’s Anne Davies catches Obama assassination fever:

The leading Republican presidential candidate, John McCain, has Barack Obama in his sights

Alert to Anne’s unfortunate choice of words, editors at the Age calmed things down a little:

Republican candidacy frontrunner John McCain has launched a pointed attack on Barack Obama …

UPDATE. Fifty Cent, from the peaceful word of rap, is also an Obama death believer.

Posted by Tim B. on 02/21/2008 at 06:54 PM
    1. Oh, nice transition. So instead of shooting Obama, McCain’s gonna take him out with an ice pick.

      Posted by paco on 2008 02 21 at 07:14 PM • permalink

 

    1. When 50 cent speaks, millions of white, middle class, teenage boys listen. You’ve been warned.

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2008 02 21 at 07:20 PM • permalink

 

    1. Paco, I’d say he’ll be using a viciously sharpened slice of mango for his attacks.

      Posted by mr creosote on 2008 02 21 at 07:24 PM • permalink

 

    1. Good to see you Tim.

      Some here, myself included, had gotten this ugly picture of you being glued to the suction of the drain, in the bathtub.

      Posted by El Cid on 2008 02 21 at 07:25 PM • permalink

 

    1. You have to feel sorry for Mc Cain. One story in the NYT and…..

      This is a far better one from the excellent deceiver.com entitled pimpin with Hilary

      Posted by Nic on 2008 02 21 at 07:29 PM • permalink

 

    1. I suspect a lot of your acolytes were worried, Lord. Unusual to have more than messiah on the go at any one time………

      Frank Devine in this AM’s Oz has a nice piece, with a succinct opinion of why Hillary/Billary is in trouble…..US friends I would love your opinion on it.

      BTW when is the next Hillary defeat due?

      Posted by Rod C on 2008 02 21 at 07:33 PM • permalink

 

    1. Fifty Cent, from the peaceful word of rap, is also an Obama death believer.

      I dunno, I have a hard time taking seriously anything said by a man who can’t pronounce the word “fifty”.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2008 02 21 at 07:33 PM • permalink

 

 

    1. Thought the most damaging revelation of the week was that Obama’s wife only recently decided she was proud to be an American. That means that when her husband was elected to the US senate she was anti-American. She was anti-American when 9/11 happened and still anti-American afterwards. More telling, she was anti-American when she married Obama.

      That begs the question – was Obama of a like mind at the time? If so, when did he change is mind and become a proud American? How much was his previous attitude to America framed by his upbringing as a Muslim in a foreign country that has produced Islamic terrorists who have targeted Americans and their allies?

      Posted by Contrail on 2008 02 21 at 08:19 PM • permalink

 

    1. Contrail

      Exactly!

      Posted by El Cid on 2008 02 21 at 08:25 PM • permalink

 

    1. Surely, apart from the mindless vacuity imprecision of his campaign, one would think that he is very vulnerable on issues like this

      Posted by Rod C on 2008 02 21 at 08:33 PM • permalink

 

    1. #6 Rod C- The next smack down is due March 4th. Add one for OzTime.

      Posted by gajim on 2008 02 21 at 08:40 PM • permalink

 

    1. #2
      I thought Neil Diamond wrote I’m a Believer

      Posted by egg_ on 2008 02 21 at 09:09 PM • permalink

 

    1. No need to add one – Tues March 4 is Tues March 4 -just gets to us quicker

      Posted by Rod C on 2008 02 21 at 09:10 PM • permalink

 

    1. Would I be incorrect in assuming that the only real threat to Obama’s continued good health would be his election as prez with Shrillary as his VP?

      Posted by lotocoti on 2008 02 21 at 09:13 PM • permalink

 

    1. Small wonder Shrillary losing; the aggression in her voice in the soundbites we get makes her sound like a haggard ole witch, our Jules sounds sweet in comparison …

      Posted by egg_ on 2008 02 21 at 09:17 PM • permalink

 

    1. lotocoti

      Lucrezia Borgia Shrillary….would be bad. She would be a mean vindictive President, after ascension.

      Posted by El Cid on 2008 02 21 at 09:21 PM • permalink

 

    1. Rod C.

      Hussein Obama is vulnerable on many points.

      Watch the racial wars, when those vulnerabilities, are pointed out.

      Posted by El Cid on 2008 02 21 at 09:29 PM • permalink

 

    1. #17
      On the other hand, would she make it to the Judge before someone said,
      “Excuse me Ma’am, I need you to come downtown and answer a few questions….”

      Posted by lotocoti on 2008 02 21 at 09:43 PM • permalink

 

    1. RE: Hussein Obama, from their wordsmiths.

      Posted by El Cid on 2008 02 21 at 09:51 PM • permalink

 

    1. 19

      LOL. She wouldn’t answer any questions. Hillary taught Bill…not the other way.

      Posted by El Cid on 2008 02 21 at 10:06 PM • permalink

 

    1. Hey, hey, now. It could be they’re just referring to the idea McCain is now close enough he can actually focus on Obama through his bifocals.

      And as for that pointed attack, it may just be that McCain is after Obama’s head. Now, that’s a might bit ominous.

      Posted by GPE on 2008 02 21 at 10:08 PM • permalink

 

    1. #2
      Is Fifty Cent also a believer in loose change?

      Posted by egg_ on 2008 02 21 at 10:37 PM • permalink

 

    1. Lucrezia Borgia

      Heh.

      Good one, El Cid.

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2008 02 21 at 10:55 PM • permalink

 

    1. Republican candidacy frontrunner John McCain has launched a pointed attack on Barack Obama

      That also seems to be what the NYT launched against McCain.

      Altho, an attack by the Times is probably a better endorsement for a Republican, than an actual endorsement from the Times!

      Posted by rinardman on 2008 02 21 at 10:56 PM • permalink

 

    1. Gawrsh, Mickey! Ah guess things ain’t goin’ so well in Afghanistan, after all. Leastways, that’s what Obama says.

      Posted by paco on 2008 02 21 at 11:05 PM • permalink

 

    1. Per Aunty: the Greens are upset by the Kruddster downplaying the Guano Report.

      If Kevni shakes the moonbat tree-of-knowledge, why not expect guano …

      Posted by egg_ on 2008 02 21 at 11:05 PM • permalink

 

    1. #25

      Altho, an attack by the Times is probably a better endorsement for a Republican, than an actual endorsement from the Times!

      In John McCain’s case, very much so.

      Since he’s been courting the Press his entire political career, this is probably quite a shock for him, but not for anyone else. Rush Limbaugh predicted weeks (months?) ago that if McCain became the clear frontrunner, his friends in the press would turn on him in a hurry. This first “scandal” is basically nothing but tabloid innuendo, but it will hardly be the last: the Media’s war against McCain has just begun.

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2008 02 21 at 11:10 PM • permalink

 

    1. 28 Spiny

      the Media’s war against McCain has just begun.

      That’s for damn sure.

      I can’t begin to tell you, or anyone, how queasy I am with this upcoming election.

      Hussein Obama v. John McCain.

      The propaganda (MSM) machine will pound McCain. They will shorten the name McCain to Bush.

      The propaganda machine will make Hussein even more messianic then he is.

      The propaganda machine will make any pointing out any or all of the vulnerabilities Hussein has, a racial issue.

      Posted by El Cid on 2008 02 21 at 11:32 PM • permalink

 

    1. Good lord! If he had to take a leak, the crowd would probably mob the stage and start speaking in tongues.

      Posted by paco on 2008 02 21 at 11:36 PM • permalink

 

    1. Maybe they meant that McCain was going to go after Obama with Powerpoint.

      Posted by yojimbo on 2008 02 21 at 11:48 PM • permalink

 

    1. The upside to “cultism” is that they have a tendency to implode.

      Posted by yojimbo on 2008 02 22 at 12:12 AM • permalink

 

    1. #20 -so it appears Obama has one lucid, intelligent suppporter who is across the issues.  Will this win him the nomination??……the election??

      Posted by Rod C on 2008 02 22 at 12:45 AM • permalink

 

    1. Rod C.

      Dunno, but he sure has a lot of people, in this nation, in a zombie like trance. He could (God forbid) pull it off.

      Posted by El Cid on 2008 02 22 at 01:04 AM • permalink

 

    1. #34 El Cid

      Eventually, someone will have to add up all the giveaways Obamamania is promising, and will find that “cutting off the war spending” will only fund it all for about a month…

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2008 02 22 at 01:20 AM • permalink

 

    1. #32 – And explode.

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2008 02 22 at 01:27 AM • permalink

 

    1. I would hope so, Spiny. Most certainly hope so.

      Posted by El Cid on 2008 02 22 at 01:36 AM • permalink

 

    1. OT: Remember Roebuck’s defence of Harbhajan Singh as a man supporting 9 family members? We have this from today’s Oz:

      WHEN you wake up and discover the fairy godfathers of the new Twenty20 Indian Premier League cricket competition have made you very, very rich, you can afford to celebrate. So Sachin Tendulkar, along with his mates Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh, hit Sydney’s trendy Oxford Street yesterday morning to check out the latest in T-shirts and jeans. Harbhajan received $850,000 in the player auction while Tendulkar and Yuvraj, as captains of their respective sides, are guaranteed 15 per cent more than their highest-paid teammate.

      Ole Harb could have gone to Lakemba and got a much cheaper one that said ‘Fully Sikh’

      Posted by Nic on 2008 02 22 at 02:08 AM • permalink

 

    1. OT but interesting…Bryla (aka Bryan Law) is out of jail with his conviction for professional idiocy overturned on appeal:

      FOUR anti-war protesters who broke into the Pine Gap spy base have had their convictions quashed by a Northern Territory court.

      Donna Mulhearn, 39, Tim Dowling, 52, Adele Goldie, 31, and Bryan Law, 52, were the first Australians to be charged under the 1952 Defence (Special Undertaking) Act.

      Linky

      Posted by Villeurbanne on 2008 02 22 at 02:58 AM • permalink

 

    1. If it was Dick Cheney, you wouldn’t need to be in his sights…

      Posted by John A on 2008 02 22 at 03:10 AM • permalink

 

    1. #38 Nic

      Harbhajan’s family should more worried he is shopping in Oxford Street than the fact he is spending money.

      Posted by Contrail on 2008 02 22 at 05:42 AM • permalink

 

    1. AD missing all the fun from her old job:

      Five ministers and the NSW Premier Morris Iemma’s office have been drawn into the ICAC sex for development scandal.

      O/T?
      Our house is a very, very fine house

      House in chaos over cardboard Kevin
      “Australia’s national RDO – Rudd day off”.

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 02 22 at 05:48 AM • permalink

 

    1. #39 donna mulhearne is the official mascot of newcastle abc, where she is affectionately known as ‘the human shield’; see:
      http://www.abc.net.au/newcastle/stories/s839173.htm

      Posted by cohenite on 2008 02 22 at 06:11 AM • permalink

 

    1. All it took for Michelle Obama to be proud of her country was fo rher husband to run for President.  It’s all about them – the Obamas are just as narcissistic as the Clintons, except that they say “you” when the latter say “I” or “me.”

      Posted by Steve Skubinna on 2008 02 22 at 06:19 AM • permalink

 

    1. Saudis and Absolute Truth
      Who said this?
      “… knowing that there is no such thing as absolute truth.”
      Abdulaziz H. Al-Sowayegh.
      Funny, I said …

      Posted by blogstrop on 2008 02 22 at 07:17 AM • permalink

 

    1. #45

      I had a uni lecturer who said that to the our class.  I stuck my hand up and said “How do you know that?”

      He looked like a complete idiot.

      Posted by murph on 2008 02 22 at 07:21 AM • permalink

 

    1. PIMF!!!!

      Posted by murph on 2008 02 22 at 07:23 AM • permalink

 

    1. Glad to see you got out of the bath safely, Tim.

      The Mrs. worries me even more than the Messiah:

      “I have found that at Princeton, no matter how liberal and open-minded some of my White professors and classmates try to be toward me, I sometimes feel like a visitor on campus; as if I really didn’t belong.”

      Doesn’t this amount to saying ‘nothing you White folks do will make me shed my victim prejudice?’

      Read the whole thing.

      McCain-Feingold is a problem, but atleast with McCain as president the fights won’t be tinged with the race card as they are so likely to be if the Messiah and his visitor wife occupy the White House. Heh, even the name of the place will offend her.

      Posted by Retread on 2008 02 22 at 08:04 AM • permalink

 

    1. McCain wasn’t my first choice.  Wasn’t even my second. Doesn’t matter.  I’ve never sat out an election and I am not going to start now. For all his endless chatter Obama has nothing to say. Sooner or later he will be pressed for specifics and he doesn’t have any.

      Posted by ruskinrip on 2008 02 22 at 08:47 AM • permalink

 

    1. Retread

      This is as I thought. Mrs. Hussein Obama, is a bitter Black woman. Why, I have no friggin’ idea.

      Anyone who has reached her level of success AND STILL sees herself a ‘victim’ of white racism, is unbalanced at the very least, OR a complete bigot at the worst, out to extract her pound of flesh, that in so many words I alluded to.

      My words paraphrased, somewhere here are (to lazy to look)…’No white, brown, yellow or red skinned person will be safe from her bitterness’.

      This is not good, obviously. As I also stated…Michelle OBAMA is no Condi RICE. Not even close.

      Posted by El Cid on 2008 02 22 at 09:39 AM • permalink

 

    1. #48 Retread –

      The Mrs. worries me even more than the Messiah:

      “I have found that at Princeton, no matter how liberal and open-minded some of my White professors and classmates try to be toward me, I sometimes feel like a visitor on campus; as if I really didn’t belong.”

      Well hell, I’d feel like a visitor too.  The only difference is I don’t assume it’s because of someone else’s machinations or evil beliefs or intentions.

      Sometimes Michelle, bad results are not because of other people.  It’s you.

      Posted by wronwright on 2008 02 22 at 10:18 AM • permalink

 

    1. Perhaps Ms. Obama thought the Princeton toadies should have kissed her ring. Smells like entitlement to me.

      Posted by ruskinrip on 2008 02 22 at 10:54 AM • permalink

 

    1. #52

      Perhaps Ms. Obama thought the Princeton toadies should have kissed her ring.

      Her ring?

      Posted by ErnieG on 2008 02 22 at 10:57 AM • permalink

 

    1. This is somewhat interesting. I wonder what other bank robbers and explosives experts Obama has courted in his rapid rise to the top.

      Posted by paco on 2008 02 22 at 11:03 AM • permalink

 

    1. paco

      Simply the politics of inclusion, don’t be so jaded.

      Posted by yojimbo on 2008 02 22 at 11:10 AM • permalink

 

    1. Ayers and Dohrn were terrorists before the word was popular.

      The Left has always had a tolerant attitude towards terrorists and an intolerant attitude towards America. Maybe that’s why they have trouble taking America’s side in the War on Terror.

      Posted by lyle on 2008 02 22 at 11:45 AM • permalink

 

    1. O/T, but this is one of the best examples of Fidel Castro’s egomania I’ve ever heard of.

      This is certainly one reason why we should always distrust a man who is in love with the music of his own voice.

      Posted by paco on 2008 02 22 at 11:48 AM • permalink

 

    1. o/t

      One more thing for the Religion of the Perpetually Outraged to seethe about.

      Posted by murph on 2008 02 22 at 12:08 PM • permalink

 

    1. To hell with politics! What about global warming and the threat of invasion by giant snakes?!?

      Posted by paco on 2008 02 22 at 12:41 PM • permalink

 

    1. #58 If I recall correctly, the prohibition is not against alcohol per se, but against wine – “drink not strong wine, nor your sons with thee, lest ye die.” Isaiah, I think. (A JEW!)

      So – who wants to open up a mead shop in Riyadh with me? It’s made from honey, you know.

      Posted by mojo on 2008 02 22 at 01:01 PM • permalink

 

    1. #49 He was about my fifth choice, for my US friends. But I don’t get to vote up there, so I’ll have to live with your opinions.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2008 02 22 at 01:05 PM • permalink

 

    1. Nope – Old Lev instead:

      Leviticus 10:9
      9 Do not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee, when ye go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations.

      Posted by mojo on 2008 02 22 at 01:08 PM • permalink

 

    1. Is pipe tobacco halal?

      /anxious and fretful in Tucson.

      Posted by yojimbo on 2008 02 22 at 01:20 PM • permalink

 

    1. Heh. Maybe the NYT was commending McCain.

      Posted by paco on 2008 02 22 at 01:23 PM • permalink

 

    1. In case anyone missed it a hilarious new moniker has been found for Peter Garrett – the Gimp. Along with Krudd and the Woodpecker, the Gimp is a worthy addition to the new Government.

      Now for something appropriate for our embarrassingly inept Foreign Minister

      Posted by JAFA on 2008 02 22 at 01:48 PM • permalink

 

    1. The Krudd, the Woodpecker and the Gimp.

      Kee-riste. Oz has my symapthies.

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2008 02 22 at 02:27 PM • permalink

 

    1. Sympathies, too.

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2008 02 22 at 02:27 PM • permalink

 

    1. Well, Blair is being “less than energetic” when it comes to posts.  But at least I don’t see that disturbing photo of McEnroe saying he’s sorry.

      (mutters to himself:  never said sorry to me.  not even when he assigned me to the Gaza listening post.  “Anything going on wronwright?” TUT TUT TUT TUT TUT TUT TUT TUT BOOOOM! “Hell yeah things are going on, they’re frickin nuts”)

      Posted by wronwright on 2008 02 22 at 03:45 PM • permalink

 

    1. Obama’s sermon on the Mount (or, the Platitudes) – Red Letter Edition

      A tall, dark figure stands before a crowd on the grassy slopes of a high hill. His commanding presence hushes the onlookers. He opens his mouth to speak, in the voice that has become an anthem unto his followers.

      Blessed are the poor, for universal health care shall be theirs.

      Blessed are those who weep, for they shall, notwithstanding their primary defeats, retain their senate seats.

      Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth, free and clear of oppressive subprime mortgage foreclosure procedures.

      Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness, because they shall receive the just-as-good substitute of sperm-to-worm welfare coverage.

      Blessed are the merciful, for they shall have opportunities to lobby.

      Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall always have the consolation that my intentions were good.

      Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall forestall the need for additional military spending, thus freeing up government revenues for social spending.

      Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for they shall be guaranteed choice gigs in my administration.

      Posted by paco on 2008 02 22 at 04:26 PM • permalink

 

    1. #69 Brilliant Paco! That one is going in an email to family and friends (with proper attribution, of course).

      Posted by Neeniebug on 2008 02 22 at 04:32 PM • permalink

 

    1. #70: Thanks, Neeniebug.

      Here’s a serious, and very perceptive, article on the real threat posed by Obama.

      Posted by paco on 2008 02 22 at 05:22 PM • permalink

 

    1. #9 contrail:  ‘when did he change is mind and become a proud American’?

      He hasn’t.  Wife Michelle’s revealing speech means that she identifies her loyalty to the USA ONLY with her husband’s success in this election.
      Moreover, Barack was famously photographed in a loyalty oath at a big function as the ONLY leader not holding his hand on his heart.  He has refused to have the customary US flag on his lapel until he wins the presidency.
      See? The US really only deserves praise when he leads it!
      This guy is a scary egotist with the silver tongue of Hitler, and is close to his antisemitic pastor Jeremiah Wright, who himself holds Louis Farrakhan, the raving Muslim Power leader as a personal friend.
      This election is getting very scary.

      Posted by Barrie on 2008 02 22 at 06:06 PM • permalink

 

    1. OT: Out to give Paco a bad name.

      It may be that I’m the last person on earth to see this, but it looks to me as if someone is out to give our Paco a bad name.

      Figured a warning was a good idea, sir.

      Posted by steveH on 2008 02 22 at 06:45 PM • permalink

 

    1. The Krudd, the Woodpecker and the Gimp

      … the making of a children’s fable?

      Garrett resembles The Grinch/Freddy from Friday the 13th in a hat …

      although, $orry Day was Wednesday the 13th …

      Some on Aunty have already been rechristening Wed 13th Feb as ‘Australia Day’ …

      Au$tralia Day, perhaps?

      Posted by egg_ on 2008 02 22 at 06:59 PM • permalink

 

    1. #71, great article, Paco. It is the evangelical tone of the Obama campaign that has me worried – why does the left always have this True Believer quality about their opinions, and anyone who disagrees is a heretic deserving of burning at the stake? I watched Obambi’s victory speech after Wisconsin and my jaw hit the floor – he promises everything to everybody and the “rich” are going to pay for it. I remember Clinton’s campaign in 1992 and he said the same thing – tax cuts for the middle class to be paid for by the rich. Bubba wins and then its oh, BTW, taxing the rich doesn’t cover it so we are raising taxes on everyone. Same thing is bound to happen if Jesus 2.0 wins.

      Posted by Latino on 2008 02 22 at 07:32 PM • permalink

 

    1. #73: Thanks, Steve. The Argentines are just trying to get back at me because Paco Industries sold them some surplus WWI dreadnoughts which performed poorly against the British in the Falklands Islands War (if they had read the bill of sale carefully, they would have seen the “spiked guns” clause; if nothing else, the big cork sticking out of each barrel should have told them that the ships were not for offensive purposes).

      Posted by paco on 2008 02 22 at 07:41 PM • permalink

 

    1. #69 Can I get an amen! Amen!

      And then the tall, dark stranger changed the water into special drink to kool their thirst and aid in their knowledge.

      Posted by Deborah Leigh on 2008 02 22 at 07:41 PM • permalink

 

    1. #75 Latino: Careful! To speak so lightly of the Messiah is an obamanation in the sight of the Lord!

      Posted by paco on 2008 02 22 at 07:42 PM • permalink

 

    1. #7
      That’d be “Fitty Cen”, right?#36 & 32

      Explode. Yes, especially The Death Cult.

      #41 & 38
      Yes, I also wondered exactly what was being shopped for in Oxford Street.

      #49
      Just hope he blathers BEFORE it’s too late.

      #51

      Sometimes Michelle, bad results are not because of other people.  It’s you.

      The inability of “leftys” to look inward is truly frightening.

      #58
      They really are silly about that rule. The alcohol is gone when anything is cooked. And the stupid haram tabu shit extends even to perfume (which is probably a good thing, the only thing worse than a BO stinky person is one drowned in expensive perfume), and even medicine. I’m pretty sure the paedophile banning of alcohol meant just the drinking of it. I’m amazed so many survived, the quality of water being what it was so many centuries ago, didn’t the Romans only drink wine, instead of water?

      Posted by kae on 2008 02 22 at 07:55 PM • permalink

 

    1. #60 It’s (now) all/any alcohol.
      Obviously taken out of context…

      Posted by kae on 2008 02 22 at 07:57 PM • permalink

 

    1. Is this O/?T?

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 02 22 at 07:58 PM • permalink

 

    1. #63
      I have an acquaintance who used to be of that cult. Years of beltings from her father, who she told me was a huge hypocrite because of the beltings and his smoking and drinking, turned her away from the ‘faith’.
      I think she was from the Balkans.She said that the religion taught that you must take care of yourself and not put anything nasty or harmful into your body, like cigarette smoke.

      Posted by kae on 2008 02 22 at 08:02 PM • permalink

 

    1. #81 Stack: No, but this is.

      Posted by paco on 2008 02 22 at 08:17 PM • permalink

 

    1. I never trusted Elmo dolls.  They’re sneaky.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2008 02 22 at 08:59 PM • permalink

 

    1. #84: I agree. Mark my word: one of ‘em will show up as a serial killer on Cold Cases one of these days.

      Posted by paco on 2008 02 22 at 09:22 PM • permalink

 

    1. That Elmo doll is creeping me out, big time.

      Posted by Latino on 2008 02 22 at 09:22 PM • permalink

 

    1. #69 paco

      Oh, yes, that’s beeing emailed extensively this evening. As we speak, no less.

      Bravo!

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2008 02 22 at 09:31 PM • permalink

 

    1. Alleged security lapse. Obamafantasists hysterical.  I’m fast having to revise my opinion of the general mental health of (some) Americans.

      Posted by saint on 2008 02 22 at 09:43 PM • permalink

 

    1. Don’t be too hard on Elmo. He’s very sensitive.

      Posted by Pogria on 2008 02 22 at 10:01 PM • permalink

 

    1. #83
      Justice Rodham-Clinton?

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 02 22 at 10:30 PM • permalink

 

    1. #87: Spread the word, brother Spiny! And don’t forget to pass the plate!

      #88: How long before we see riots among the faithful when the press publish Obamatoons?

      These left wing assassination fantasies are really getting creepy. It’s almost as if some people actually wish for such a thing to happen – most likely in order to validate their belief that America is evil (which, I presume, is even more important to them than the good they think Obama could do).

      Posted by paco on 2008 02 22 at 10:39 PM • permalink

 

    1. #79 kae, I’m sure they’d have a the same rule for a medication I’ve taken for nearly 40 years – thyroid medication used to be made from the thyroid glands of pigs. Until synthetics came along, it was a conundrum for observant Jews.

      I’m glad my parents hadn’t converted yet when I was diagnosed!

      Posted by KC on 2008 02 22 at 10:44 PM • permalink

 

    1. #90 Stack: Don’t do that! BTW, that had never occurred to me; wasn’t even on my radar screen. The sensation was like going out to the end of the driveway to pick up the morning paper, and then turning around and finding a Tyrannosaurus standing between you and the front door.

      Posted by paco on 2008 02 22 at 10:44 PM • permalink

 

    1. Or rather, me and the front door.

      Posted by paco on 2008 02 22 at 10:46 PM • permalink

 

    1. #93

      The sensation was like going out to the end of the driveway to pick up the morning paper, and then turning around and finding a Tyrannosaurus standing between you and the front door.

      Under which tree?
      No wait, that was the other thread.

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 02 22 at 10:52 PM • permalink

 

    1. #65- Given that he looks like a Simon leBon impersonator and his contribution to diplomacy has been as useful as a condoms contribution to procreation, how about Durex Durex for a moniker?

      BTW, for the enviroment climate change carryall minister, I much prefer Fester, not just for his resemblance to Jackie Coogan in costume but also because his head looks like a boil in need of lancing (with amazingly similar content as well).

      Posted by Habib on 2008 02 22 at 11:18 PM • permalink

 

    1. BTW- we seem to be having a bit of a gerbil wormening episode locally, the mercury has hit 40 degrees C outside my place (17 inside with the carbon-crunchers running full tilt), and it’s too bloody hot to get in the spa or even go downstairs for another sixpack- I’m in deep fear of thirst-crazed macropods bettering my door in and draining my aquariums- can’t Tim Flannery do something?

      Posted by Habib on 2008 02 22 at 11:33 PM • permalink

 

    1. #82
      I received an email from

      Mohammad

      headed

      Won’t forget last night

      offering

      Perfect Customer Happiness

      Canada meds.

      Maybe some do use others.

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 02 22 at 11:33 PM • permalink

 

    1. #91 Yeah creepy is the word. I am seriously worried about some Americans. (I mean I still can’t get over the 9/11 truthers)

      As for Obamatoons. God help me, why do I now think this is a possibility?

      Posted by saint on 2008 02 22 at 11:36 PM • permalink

 

    1. #97
      macropods
      As

      Doc Ostrow said: Monsters. Monsters from the id.

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 02 22 at 11:36 PM • permalink

 

    1. #92 KC I’m glad too (what would have happened?)

      Yes, but cooking doesn’t get rid of the pig…

      mmmm roast pork.

      Is the Jewish tabu on pork just eating it? Is it because the animal is unclean? (Makes perfect sense to me, they stink and carry many human diseases… but they’re yummy to eat…)

      Posted by kae on 2008 02 22 at 11:53 PM • permalink

 

    1. #101

      Where in the bible does it say its wrong to eat pork?

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 02 23 at 12:08 AM • permalink

 

    1. England swing like a scimitar do . . .

      Posted by paco on 2008 02 23 at 12:09 AM • permalink

 

    1. testing testing one two three

      Posted by formerly Huck Foley on 2008 02 23 at 12:22 AM • permalink

 

    1. Ha!
      It works!

      Posted by formerly Huck Foley on 2008 02 23 at 12:22 AM • permalink

 

    1. #102 I think I might have covered that at 101.

      #103
      That’s a very strong sign of weakness.
      They will be overcome because if it.

      #104 & 105
      Welcome back formerly. You haven’t seen Stoop have ya?

      Posted by kae on 2008 02 23 at 12:35 AM • permalink

 

    1. #103- Hey- don’t assume anything about scimitars. Not only is it in my family crest (which hangs out of the front of a classy boozer, naturally, it was a snappy ‘70s sportscar an’all- after all, the poms tooks a fair few of the buggers of the heathen saracen between the 11th and 13th centuries.

      Posted by Habib on 2008 02 23 at 12:36 AM • permalink

 

    1. #102

      I think I might have covered that at 101.

      #101
      Is the Jewish tabu on pork just eating it? Is it because the animal is unclean? (Makes perfect sense to me, they stink and carry many human diseases… but they’re yummy to eat…)

      Just added extra favouring.

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 02 23 at 12:49 AM • permalink

 

    1. Also apparently the closest thing in flavour and texture to homo sapiens sourced vittles, hence the euphemism favoured by cannibals long pig.

      Behaviour, personal hygiene and manners may have added to the anology.

      Posted by Habib on 2008 02 23 at 01:09 AM • permalink

 

    1. #108 Ahhh.
      (I don’t much like the smell of pork.)#109
      Ahhh (again), something that doesn’t taste like chicken.

      Can you pipe some of the Gaia raping cold air to my place? It’s a stinker today. I suppose it’s the price we have to pay for Global Warming Climate Change and the great weather over the rest of the summer.

      Posted by kae on 2008 02 23 at 01:14 AM • permalink

 

    1. Habib –the USMC dress sword is still referred to as a scimitar, in honor of their early campaigns against the Barbary pirates.

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2008 02 23 at 01:24 AM • permalink

 

    1. #68—wronwright… well, listen, genius, if you hadn’t dug in under that rusted out ambulance you’d have been fine, wouldn’t you?

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2008 02 23 at 01:26 AM • permalink

 

    1. #112- I thought that was the Ghost Who Walks.

      #110- Southerly change coming though, Kae, it’s blowing like a dodgy favourite at my place. Thanks, Mr Flannery!

      Posted by Habib on 2008 02 23 at 01:38 AM • permalink

 

    1. #113 Everything is hot to touch out here, and the wind is a hot, dry westerly. Roll on cool change! (Is it still going to be a stinker tomorrow?)
      ***Good letter here in the Aus about Garnaut’s report being flawed from the outset.

      Posted by kae on 2008 02 23 at 02:08 AM • permalink

 

    1. #114- It’s dropped about ten degrees in the last hour outside, I can now go outside for a gasper without donning the suit I swiped from Buzz Aldrin, and the hounds are nagging for a walk- might even bugger off to the closing pissup at the Waterloo as well.

      Was anyone expecting anything else from Garnaut? He’s Stern with a One World Order fixation, with as much economics credibility as Wayne Swan.

      Posted by Habib on 2008 02 23 at 02:25 AM • permalink

 

    1. I’m surprised in fact they didn’t go the whole Sus scrofa and give another sling to Beardo the Placebo*.

      *Has all the outward appearances of being an economist without actually being one. Hang on, scrub that, placebos generally have no contraindications.

      Posted by Habib on 2008 02 23 at 02:30 AM • permalink

 

    1. Now it’s too cool outside to get in the spa, and it cost me a poultice- fucking rats cocks, can’t this Flannery imbecile get anything right? He’s about as much use as Julia Gillard’s makeover artist.

      Posted by Habib on 2008 02 23 at 02:43 AM • permalink

 

    1. How did Garnaut conduct his investigation/research?
      Or did he just research all the papers which say “Yeah, there’s global warming/climate change”, write his report and that’s it.Love the “As much economics credibility as Wayne Swan”.

      Posted by kae on 2008 02 23 at 02:54 AM • permalink

 

    1. O/T Just got this from a friend via email…

      Question raised in a gender linked philosophy class:

      If women are so good at multitasking

      how come they can’t have a headache and sex at the same time?

      Posted by kae on 2008 02 23 at 02:56 AM • permalink

 

    1. I have a moral quandry here- is turning on the heater on a spa outside while running three airconditioning units inside:-

      a)- Clearly irresponsible in an era of energy austerity

      b)- A rape of Gaiea, and the relevant authorities should be notified

      c)- Mankind showing his/her contempt for the vaguaries of nature via science, technology and being a complete bastard to all those other lazy species who never got off their arse and invented the wheel, for fucks-sake

      Posted by Habib on 2008 02 23 at 03:13 AM • permalink

 

    1. #114, I’ve had a quick flick through the Garnaut preliminary report and it’s embarrassingly bad. As an economist, there’s no way I’d sign my name to that piece of tripe.

      There’s nothing resembling competent risk analysis or cost-benefit analysis in the document at all …nothing!

      Posted by Art Vandelay on 2008 02 23 at 03:15 AM • permalink

 

    1. #120 the answer is …

      4.) quite the social norm as it is important for your muscles that you heat them and cool them in 20 minute cycles

      How are you Habib?

      Posted by Killaette on 2008 02 23 at 04:16 AM • permalink

 

    1. #121….Ain’t meant to, mate, as its purpose is solely to pander to the labor herd. It will provide the basis for a lot of gummint hand-wringing, profound bloviations in the House, and an ongoing calculation of how much they the people are prepared to fork out to allow the illusion of deep commitment to fixing a totally hypothetical “problem of unsurpassed magnitude” Most of the money will end up in alp wallets.

      Posted by Rod C on 2008 02 23 at 04:37 AM • permalink

 

    1. #120 Quandary, old chap….Hasn’t the RAAF tort yu tooo spel yet?

      Posted by Rod C on 2008 02 23 at 04:39 AM • permalink

 

    1. #113 Habib, I’ll see your Ghost Who Walks and raise you one Phantom shield.

      Posted by Burbank on 2008 02 23 at 04:52 AM • permalink

 

    1. #14; kae; lomborg in ‘cool it’ expends about 5 tonnes of CO2 explaining why warm is better than cold; apparently more people die when it’s cold from heart attacks, strokes and frost-bitten genitals; when it’s hot, all that kills you is beer.
      BTW, does anyone else have trouble posting on phillip adams’ blog; I went on there today and called him a fat prick and it wasn’t published. Strange.

      Posted by cohenite on 2008 02 23 at 04:56 AM • permalink

 

    1. #116 Nocebo is the word you want. It’s literally a negative placebo.

      Posted by Burbank on 2008 02 23 at 05:00 AM • permalink

 

    1. #126
      Noone will be dying from frostbitten genitals in the greater Brisbane and SE Queensland area today.Heat stroke, yes. Genital frostbite, no.

      People who say that “We must DO SOMETHING, even if it isn’t happening, what if it is, what if we don’t do anything.” are just plain crazy, and the ones who believe are totally gullible and foolish.

      How can anyone who believes in God believe that Man has any power over the elements? Idiots.
      *****

      Habib, the cool change arrived about a half hour ago… it only cooled down two degrees in two hours before that.

      Posted by kae on 2008 02 23 at 05:02 AM • permalink

 

    1. #126
      He’s a rude, fat prick who’s into censorship.

      Posted by kae on 2008 02 23 at 05:05 AM • permalink

 

    1. #121
      Ross Garnaut is ex-Australian Ambassador to China, and we read China’s snowy winter leaves 129 dead.
      Hot summers and cold winters what is happening to the world?
      Seems normal.

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 02 23 at 05:41 AM • permalink

 

    1. #125- gert ferked. Don’t yooou drink?

      Posted by Habib on 2008 02 23 at 06:21 AM • permalink

 

    1. #128- you need to move closer to the coast, despite incipient inundation.

      Posted by Habib on 2008 02 23 at 06:23 AM • permalink

 

    1. Powerline skewers the NYT for the scurrilous story about McCain.
      They also beautifully juxtapose stories about Castro and George Washington.
      I remember when GW was practically sainted by the US. They need to rediscover that, and lose the liberal gush for Castro, Chavez, and others.

      Posted by blogstrop on 2008 02 23 at 06:44 AM • permalink

 

    1. Why are John McCains teeth in his forehead?

      Posted by dean martin on 2008 02 23 at 06:44 AM • permalink

 

    1. #133
      GW has to be cut down in size to make today’s “heroes” look tall.

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 02 23 at 06:52 AM • permalink

 

    1. #134
      As viewed in Australia, while right way up in the North Hemisphere.

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 02 23 at 06:54 AM • permalink

 

    1. #132
      I know, I know. I’d rather take my chances drowning than melting, thanks.

      Posted by kae on 2008 02 23 at 07:04 AM • permalink

 

    1. #101 kae, if I remember correctly, the next stage for me was deformity. Being this short is one thing, having bowed legs, hunched back, etc…not a pretty sight. I already had skin like a mummy & hair that was the consistency of straw…what there was left of it, anyway. The hair on my BACK was 3” long. I was cold all the time & only wanted to sleep. I was 13. NOT normal.

      My parents converted after I left home, but they still ate pork sometimes. I was told pork isn’t kosher because pigs don’t chew the cud AND have a cloven hoof. They also eat other dead animals (remember, this is Biblical times we’re talking about, not present day “feed lot” animals).

      The dietary laws for Judaism are in Leviticus or Deuteronomy…or both…I think. Man, it’s been a long time since I even thought of most of these things…& I didn’t convert, my parents did. I’m more of an agnostic with Jewish leanings…if there is such a thing.

      Posted by KC on 2008 02 23 at 07:25 AM • permalink

 

    1. #138
      That would have been awful for you, especially at that age and especially if you couldn’t have medication or some sort of treatment for it. I know someone who had their thyroid removed (cancer). Totally cured, however, it took over a year for her to get the drugs which are used to replace the thyroid hormones at the correct level.The definition of kosher meats etc is interesting, what little I know about the definitions. It’s sensible that pork was forbidden, because of pigs’ similar makeup to humans – although it wouldn’t be known then it makes sense now. And the eating dead things, too. I’m surprised that chicken isn’t tabu – I’ve seen them eating the meat off skinned foxes.

      And only fish with scale and fin, I think.

      I’m just interested to know why, not “because it says so in the bible”, but trying to put together the reasoning behind the tabu, and also with the knowledge we have now, connecting it to a good reason. There were excellent reasons to not eat pork in those times, I’ve got food poisoning from pork not cooked enough, it’s not pretty.

      Posted by kae on 2008 02 23 at 07:40 AM • permalink

 

    1. #139 My dad taught me that the dietary laws were there for a reason – SAFETY! Scavengers are a BIG no-no. In general, animals that eat other animals – dead or alive – are a no-no. You’ll notice that animals which chew the cud & have cloven hoof are vegetarian. This also leaves seafood out, but fish with fins & scales are ok, you’re right there (no catfish for this Prairie Cat).

      I’m with you on seeing how the tabus fit in today’s world. I’m pretty sure we wouldn’t have a problem with mad cow disease if the cattle weren’t forced to eat ‘unclean’ feed – animal byproducts mixed with whatever other crap they can find to keep the cost low. When that news broke, I almost went kosher.

      Posted by KC on 2008 02 23 at 08:04 AM • permalink

 

    1. BTW, I have my thyroid checked at least once a year. “Back in the day” it was every month to every 90 days. As I said, I may be short, but at least I’m shaped mostly normal. Mostly. 😎

      Posted by KC on 2008 02 23 at 08:07 AM • permalink

 

    1. It is not unknown for cattle to chew on their own dead.

      Posted by Steve at the pub on 2008 02 23 at 10:16 AM • permalink

 

    1. I’m late to the party, but here goes.

      The Secret Life of a Democrat:
      I Heart Obama Big Time, But…

      I’ll faint when he flashes a smile
      And otherwise act juvenile,
      But will someone please
      Relieve my unease
      And martyr him while he’s in style?

      Posted by lyle on 2008 02 23 at 10:32 AM • permalink

 

    1. Brilliant as always, lyle!

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2008 02 23 at 11:30 AM • permalink

 

    1. Thanks, Rebecca. At least I know that somebody read it.

      Posted by lyle on 2008 02 23 at 11:31 AM • permalink

 

    1. Truly excellent Lyle!

      Let us know when the book comes out.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2008 02 23 at 11:54 AM • permalink

 

    1. Top of your form, Lyle. Really delightful stuff.

      Posted by paco on 2008 02 23 at 12:13 PM • permalink

 

    1. #145, lyle, I always try to read all the comments (well, maybe except for the cricket posts), because I find them at least as entertaining and informative as Tim’s blog posts.  I’m sure I’m not the only one, but it’s impossible to comment on every comment, no matter how wonderful it is.  Otherwise, we’d all be “smothering” the blog.  😉

      And I always read your poems, because they’re terrific fun.  I’m not exaggerating (or sucking up, wronwright!) when I say that Tim has managed to collect an impressive array of creative minds here.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2008 02 23 at 12:47 PM • permalink

 

    1. Lyle, ditto what RebeccaH said – you’re one of the things that attracts THIS reader to Tim’s blog posts. He’s good, & in combination with you & some other commenters here he’s #1 in my book…& on my Favorites list!  (waves at paco, wronwright, richard, michael lonie, mentalfloss, Habib, el Cid, _ash, kae, wimpy canadian, nilknarf, saltydog, swinish capitalist, frolickingmole, Andrea, & the rest of the crowd)

      Good stuff, as usual! Now, about that book?!?

      Posted by KC on 2008 02 23 at 12:57 PM • permalink

 

    1. As always, the great one is reLyleble.

      You do know Lyle, that if you and Paco got together…Combining A book of verse and of detective work, would be a best seller.

      You would need an illustrator, although I, once an artist, (gave it up for Lent..many years ago) now I only draw flies, you should ask RebeccaH or The Col. for assistance.

      Posted by El Cid on 2008 02 23 at 01:00 PM • permalink

 

 

    1. Gen-X Democrats and
      the Audacity of Hope:
      Obama’s a lot cuter than
      Old Ted and the Kennedy clan;
      We need our own myth
      To fall in love with –
      Let’s hope he gets killed so we can.

      Posted by lyle on 2008 02 23 at 01:23 PM • permalink

 

    1. Cid, I’ve got that problem licked. Long ago I was an illustrator here in New York. Now if I’m posting a lot of doggerel it means I’m struggling with a painting.

      I’m surprised to find folks still around so late in the thread. Thanks for the nice words.

      Posted by lyle on 2008 02 23 at 01:39 PM • permalink

 

    1. #142
      Cattle will chew bones in a drought, for the calcium.

      Posted by kae on 2008 02 23 at 04:02 PM • permalink

 

    1. #154: Cattle will also chew the vinyl off the seats on a golf cart, for…well, God knows for what reason, but I’ve seen ‘em do it.

      Posted by paco on 2008 02 23 at 04:46 PM • permalink

 

    1. Good advice from the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.

      Posted by paco on 2008 02 23 at 04:49 PM • permalink

 

    1. #142, 154, 155

      Cattle have been known to chew the electrical wiring off the tray of a Toyota 4WD.

      I dunno why.

      Posted by kae on 2008 02 23 at 04:52 PM • permalink

 

    1. And let’s keep this slogan in mind during the coming general election.

      Posted by paco on 2008 02 23 at 04:53 PM • permalink

 

    1. Hey paco – how about the Temple scene from Raiders II, but with all the nasty brown heathens bangin’ their foreheads on the floor and chanting “O-BA-MA SHAKTI DE!”…

      Posted by mojo on 2008 02 23 at 04:57 PM • permalink

 

    1. #159: Perfect. Although, to be demographically accurate, we might want to mix in a big dollop of liberal white heathens, as well.

      Posted by paco on 2008 02 23 at 05:08 PM • permalink

 

    1. Great stuff, as usual, from Mark Steyn. Check out this quote from some British global warming wonk: “When the chips are down I think democracy is a less important goal than is the protection of the planet from the death of life, the end of life on it,” he said recently. “This has got to be imposed on people whether they like it or not.”

      I’m sure Lebensraum and the dictatorship of the proletariat and the Great Leap Forward all sounded good to a lot of people, too, at one time or another – and well worth the price of ditching individual liberty (with what tragic results, we all have seen).

      Posted by paco on 2008 02 23 at 05:42 PM • permalink

 

    1. #161
      KRudd the great helmsman will guide us to a new “utopia”.

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 02 23 at 05:55 PM • permalink

 

    1. #148
      Beware the Sword of Damocles.

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 02 23 at 06:10 PM • permalink

 

    1. Oh for crying out loud.  Blair is still not back.  I would bet cash money—American money no less—that he’s on the couch, drunk as a skunk, singing bawdy antipolean songs of cricket prowess.  Shameful.

      Well, since that’s the case, I’m going to mention that I went shopping at Jungle Jim’s.  I perused their very nice beer department, looking for Australian beer.  Finally I collared an employee.

      “Do you have any Aussie beer?”

      “Excuse me?”

      “Australian beer.  Do you have any?”

      “Oh, yes sir.  Right over there.  Fosters”.

      (wronwright turns his nose up)

      “I have it on good source that Fosters beer isn’t fit to clean paint brushes.  Do you have any other brands?”

      “Uh, well, yes.  We have Coopers.  And Baron’s.  And Tooheys”.

      “Any Victoria?”

      “No sir.”

      “Any XXX?”

      “Yes, we have Mackeson XXX”.

      “No, that’s a british beer”.

      “Um, well no I guess”.

      I got Tooheys.  Was that the right choice?

      Posted by wronwright on 2008 02 23 at 06:42 PM • permalink

 

    1. Wronwright, Tooheys is a NSW beer, Tooheys Draft was a favourite of my dad.

      Here’s some adverts for it…

      I still don’t get the “pod people” extra dry ad. It’s dopey.

      Coopers is from South Australia, I think.

      Victoria would be VB, Vic Bitter.

      About Aussie beers… Coopers is highly rated here.

      more about Australian beers.

      Different states have their favourites.

      Posted by kae on 2008 02 23 at 06:57 PM • permalink

 

    1. #164: Sounds like you made the right choice, Wronwright. Let us know how it works out.

      Say, are the DNA test results back on Formerly Huck Stoop Foley Davy Dave?

      Posted by paco on 2008 02 23 at 07:36 PM • permalink

 

    1. Stoop Davey Dave has been located? Whut?

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2008 02 23 at 07:47 PM • permalink

 

    1. #161 Hear Hear-has Steyn been jailed yet for expressing an honest opinion?

      Posted by Rod C on 2008 02 23 at 07:48 PM • permalink

 

    1. #161 paco

      Steyn is razor sharp, as usual.

      Regarding this collectivist hogwash:

      “This has got to be imposed on people whether they like it or not.”

      By the time David Suzuki and his fellow Warmeningist police state brownshirt-wannabes create their massive money pit of a bureaucracy, the planet will most assuredly be in a cooling cycle (if it isn’t already). But will the Cultists back down? Not in a million years.

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2008 02 23 at 07:57 PM • permalink

 

    1. #167 Spines: Check out these cryptic comments. SDD was transmogrified somehow into Huck Foley before he went underground. Now, it appears that he may be back.

      Posted by paco on 2008 02 23 at 08:03 PM • permalink

 

    1. Heard a young guy who has written about Obamania sympathetically, say these words:
      “We know we’re all being fooled, but we kinda like it.”This is getting really scary

      Precisely what the duped Germans said in 1945

      Posted by Barrie on 2008 02 23 at 08:06 PM • permalink

 

    1. #143
      I don’t find anything funny, amusing, cute, whatever in a limerick espousing the assassination of a Presidential candidate.  IMO it is totally beyond the pale of the iconoclasm we all practice. I think you should zip it!!

      Posted by Rod C on 2008 02 23 at 08:08 PM • permalink

 

    1. Rod C, have you had your sense of humour removed? Read the next limerick.

      Posted by kae on 2008 02 23 at 08:12 PM • permalink

 

    1. Obama’s campaign is so scary,
      And the electorate is so unwary,
      I’d prefer to make jokes,
      But if he’s President, folks,
      Bad Change will be obligatary.An exact Obama quote:
      “We can change America, and we can change THE WORLD”

      Posted by Barrie on 2008 02 23 at 08:20 PM • permalink

 

    1. #170 paco

      Curiously mysterious, and mysteriously curious. The plot thickens, one might say.

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2008 02 23 at 08:20 PM • permalink

 

    1. #173 No prob with that at all -quite droll.  Perhaps you should read the item in question more closely. Sorry, just not on!!

      Posted by Rod C on 2008 02 23 at 08:34 PM • permalink

 

    1. #176 When I said read the next limerick I meant the one at #152. It’s a continuing story.

      Posted by kae on 2008 02 23 at 09:10 PM • permalink

 

    1. #177- That one is just as bad, if not worse

      Posted by Rod C on 2008 02 23 at 09:12 PM • permalink

 

    1. There once was a candidate called Obama,
      A black Jimmeh Cahtah, only calmer,
      For the party of the donkeys,
      He didn’t like honkies,
      And his wife was a queen of the drama.
      There you go, no assassination content whatsoever. However should the US elect this imbecile it’ll be self-assassination on a national level- it’s difficult to say, but I think this policy-free blowhard would be worse than the Hildebeest.

      BTW Wronright- I think you mean XXXX, and it’s now owned by Kiwis and tastes like dugong urine.

      Posted by Habib on 2008 02 23 at 09:27 PM • permalink

 

    1. This here be the story of
      Hussein Obama
      The man, the myth,
      The bullshit farmerI’ll vote for him
      said the school marm,
      he must be believed
      He’s black and has charm

      If times must a change
      And he’s saying they must
      His wind of change
      Be a puff, not a gust

      Posted by Nic on 2008 02 23 at 09:34 PM • permalink

 

    1. Habib -agree with your analysis entirely.

      Posted by Rod C on 2008 02 23 at 09:37 PM • permalink

 

    1. I remember when GW was practically sainted by the US. They need to rediscover that, and lose the liberal gush for Castro, Chavez, and others.

      Washington still is revered by most Americans, along with Jefferson, et. al. It’s only our self-appointed “elites” who spit on them.

      Posted by Rob Crawford on 2008 02 23 at 09:43 PM • permalink

 

    1. I find I just can’t bring myself to barack for Obama. It’d be interesting for a person of colour (or a woman) to make it to POTUS, but only on merit, not because of their pigmentation or chromosamal content- that’s why I’d prefer either or both to come from the Republicans- Condi Rice for example.

      The unfortunate fact is that a lot of Democretins will vote for Obama and Billary not because they’re excellent candidates, well suited to the job, but because they’re tinted or female, not prerequisites for the position from my point of view. Either of them I can’t see making a second term, like Jimmeh- it takes a while to sober up, but when you do and see what you’ve gotten into the fartsack you want to bail as quickly as possible; I think Australia may be a case in point.

      Posted by Habib on 2008 02 23 at 09:46 PM • permalink

 

    1. So is someone going to get Tim out of the bathtub or what?

      Posted by mr creosote on 2008 02 23 at 09:52 PM • permalink

 

    1. #178 Rod C

      Both limericks were about the disturbing phenomenon that Tim alludes to in the post, that Obama’s most infatuated cultists seem to relish assassination fantasies. You’ll note that the speaker in each limerick is just such a deluded fantasist.

      Everyone else seems to get it. Do you need to have the concept of satire explained to you?

      Posted by lyle on 2008 02 23 at 09:57 PM • permalink

 

    1. These limericks, to tell the truth,
      Are not to encourage a Wilkes Booth,
      For to plug the Prez,
      Even wearing a fez,
      Would be vulgar, twee and uncouth.

      Posted by Habib on 2008 02 23 at 10:17 PM • permalink

 

 

    1. #184: What Tim needs for bathtub ingress and egress is one of these. I’d be happy to give him the blogger’s discount.

      Posted by paco on 2008 02 23 at 10:46 PM • permalink

 

    1. A prez wanna-be named Obama,
      Created quite more than a drama,
      His fans ‘cross the nation,
      Fantasied assassination,
      When his presidency would be crap-o-rama.

      Posted by Habib on 2008 02 23 at 10:48 PM • permalink

 

    1. #187
      Who cares about how the name is said? He sounded in that short clip like he was making it up as he went.
      A bit like our very own “Well,….” and “Now,….” PM Weasel.

      Posted by kae on 2008 02 23 at 10:49 PM • permalink

 

    1. ok Habib,

      There is much at present
      That is being said
      Of the odds on Obama
      Being shot in de head

      While such feelings
      Display taste quite bereft
      The truth be these sentiments
      First came from the left

      Posted by Nic on 2008 02 23 at 10:49 PM • permalink

 

    1. #189 Habib, I’d just change that last line to

      Before his presidency turned crap-o-rama

      Posted by kae on 2008 02 23 at 10:50 PM • permalink

 

    1. #185

      Not by you, pal

      Posted by Rod C on 2008 02 23 at 11:01 PM • permalink

 

    1. #187- maybe he thinks this is the enemy.

      #191- I think a rap is called for, possibly by Jackaline X-Treme:-

      While I wanna see
      A president who’s black,
      That mothafucka Obama sure is whack,
      He’s a coconut, despite his hide,
      Black on the out but white inside,
      His bitchin’ wife tho’ is some classy ‘ho,
      Wanna hear her mouthin off more an’ more,
      She hates up big them whitey cocksuckers,
      Even dissin’ up bad them Princeton motherfuckers,
      But to give his presidency some class,
      He needs to get a cap in his ass.

      Posted by Habib on 2008 02 23 at 11:02 PM • permalink

 

    1. # 193 Rod C

      The concept of satire:

      A satirist pokes fun at human weakness or vice by exaggeration, irony, derision, or wit. Satire is often dark, caustic, and in bad taste – intentionally so.

      While I’m at it, let me explain how to read.

      Neither limerick endorses, promotes, or laughs at the assassination of a politician. The voice in both cases is that of a fervent Obama fan. Both limericks satirize the shallow adolescent narcissism that underlies such martyrdom fantasies.

      Best of luck in ninth grade, Rod!

      Posted by lyle on 2008 02 23 at 11:07 PM • permalink

 

    1. 190 kae

      Who cares about how the name is said?

      Given that his middle name is Hussein, the SOB should have it down perfect.

      Posted by El Cid on 2008 02 23 at 11:12 PM • permalink

 

    1. #194 (cont)

      To the O to the B to the M to the A
      vote 4 tha brother
      not tha ho who iz gay

      Posted by Nic on 2008 02 23 at 11:18 PM • permalink

 

    1. O/T sorta.
      Another Australian Story love in?

      Nicole Cornes, former newspaper columnist, is married to an AFL legend. To the Labor party, she looked like an ideal candidate to challenge the Adelaide seat of Boothby in last year’s federal election.

      But after a failed first press conference – for which the Labor Party admits she was woefully under prepared – she became an object of national ridicule. Pilloried in the media and fighting constant negative headlines, she pushed on in a daunting campaign to convince a dubious electorate.

      Posted by kae on 2008 02 23 at 11:27 PM • permalink

 

    1. #198 Hi Kae,

      Did you read in today’s Sunday Tele where Nicole Cornes husband said he wanted to smash Snow Cone Tone’s face in because of the way he treated Nicole in an interview after the election?

      Cracked me up!!!

      Posted by Pogria on 2008 02 23 at 11:37 PM • permalink

 

    1. #198/199- Her failure had notheing to do with her being a retard, it was the undelying misogyny of those horrible Adelaide people. Given some of the other bottom feeders, mouth breathers and untermensch who slithered in on Kevvie’s coat-tails it was an example of stunning idiocy, ineptitutde and sheer bloody half-wittedness that this stupid bint failed to pick up the required votes, even being married to a local football “hero”, which sooms to count for something in those parts.

      I wonder when Australian Story is going to feature someone who has actually done something, and who isn’t a luvvie from central casting.

      Posted by Habib on 2008 02 23 at 11:51 PM • permalink

 

    1. She’s a dill.

      Posted by kae on 2008 02 23 at 11:55 PM • permalink

 

    1. Habib.

      Given some of the other bottom feeders, mouth breathers and untermensch who slithered in on Kevvie’s coat-tails it was an example of stunning idiocy, ineptitutde and sheer bloody half-wittedness that this stupid bint failed to pick up the required votes, even being married to a local football “hero”, which sooms to count for something in those parts.

      They thought she’d be a shoe-in…
      They voted for Kev.
      I rest my case.

      Posted by kae on 2008 02 23 at 11:57 PM • permalink

 

 

    1. #203 paco

      Good gawd, where do you find this stuff?

      Now that’s funny right there…

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2008 02 24 at 01:17 AM • permalink

 

    1. OT…

      Just watching Mad Max on Encore here late on a Saturday night.  Even in a movie made 30 years ago, you guys talked funny and drove on the wrong side of the street.

      What’s a “licorice ride” BTW?

      Posted by reese on 2008 02 24 at 02:13 AM • permalink

 

    1. 26/Paco

      Ah guess things ain’t goin’ so well in Afghanistan, after all. Leastways, that’s what Obama says.

      A proud Virginia moment this week was when John Warner called him (in very dignified collegial senatorial prose) on his bullshit.  Sic Semper Douchebaggus, Barry!

      49/Ruskinrip

      McCain wasn’t my first choice.  Wasn’t even my second. Doesn’t matter.  I’ve never sat out an election and I am not going to start now.

      It matters.  Call me petty, call me infantile, call me what you will, but if you call me a nativist and a xenophobe and a racist, then don’t expect me to vote for you for president.
      Not unless you’re running against Shrillary, that is.  Yeah, I get that Barry O would be every bit as disastrous a president as the Hildebeast, but I also get that Feingold McCain will be only about 75% as bad.
      So there’s only two ways I can get myself to pull a lever for McAmnesty:
      (a) Evita manages to steal the nomination after all, or
      (b) McCain kicks Juan LaRaza Herandez to the curb.
      Meantime, Reps, the best I can do for you is to vote for all the down-ticket R-candidates running, no matter WHAT goobers you offer me this time around.  And going by past experience, I expect to see some doozies.

      Posted by formerly Huck Foley on 2008 02 24 at 02:21 AM • permalink

 

    1. #205- Oddly enough I watched it on DVD last night while blotto- the aforementioned licorice ride refers (I hope) to the bitumen road and not the chocolate cha-cha.

      Posted by Habib on 2008 02 24 at 02:22 AM • permalink

 

    1. #207 Habib,
      It was a disco chick in a road house singin’ Licorice Ride for “Goose,” a soon late road cop.  So I think you’re right.  But blotto or not, I also think there’s a double meaning there, judging by disco chick’s mannerisms.

      Posted by reese on 2008 02 24 at 02:29 AM • permalink

 

    1. #206 Yup. Republicans – they may “pork” you on the home front, but they’ll usually be there when the real fighting starts.
      Add Obama to the world mix (too many Labor-waffle, human rights, PC style governments already) and I’ll be really worried about our collective future.

      Posted by blogstrop on 2008 02 24 at 02:30 AM • permalink

 

    1. O/t: Will the ALP put money where mouth is and buy F-22 Raptors?
      More than 10?

      Posted by blogstrop on 2008 02 24 at 02:34 AM • permalink

 

    1. OT…

      If “Mad Max” is any indication, amazing how much some of Australia looks like some of California.

      Posted by reese on 2008 02 24 at 02:51 AM • permalink

 

    1. #211.

      … or how much some of California looks like Australia.

      In geographical terms, Australia is way, way older, reese.

      Posted by ann j on 2008 02 24 at 03:07 AM • permalink

 

    1. psst… Wouldn’t that be geological terms?

      Posted by kae on 2008 02 24 at 03:08 AM • permalink

 

    1. The F22 cannot be sold outside the US, even to Israel– Fitzgibbon (the second part of his surname is accurate at least) is a bumbling nincompoop, possibly set to be the worst defence minister of all time; a big call, seeing as previous occupants of the position have included the likes of Malcolm Fraser and Lance Barnard.

      Posted by Habib on 2008 02 24 at 03:09 AM • permalink

 

    1. #214, Habib

      You’re forgetting Kim Beazley.  The youngest ever Defence Minister, who left a legacy of poor decisions and expensive decisions, and who miscalculated the need for Collins Class submarines at the expense of the army which was subsequently needed in (1) East Timor, (2)Iraq and (3) Afghanistan!

      Posted by ann j on 2008 02 24 at 03:17 AM • permalink

 

    1. Wronwright,

      Exactly where and in which century did you leave Tim?

      Do you even know?!

      Posted by Ash_ on 2008 02 24 at 03:20 AM • permalink

 

    1. Geo… Geo… Geographicological.

      Yes, Sierra Nevada and Cascades are relatively young, right, riding high on the Pacific Plate’s collision with North America (Stop Continental Drift!).

      Central Valley/ San Joaquin/ Imperial Valley look like the rolling grassy hills seen in Mad Max.

      Posted by reese on 2008 02 24 at 03:21 AM • permalink

 

    1. #214 A working lifetime in uniform qualifies me, I think, to cast an opinion on Defence Ministers.  The worst – pick from Reith, McLachlan, Beasley,Scholes none of whom had or took any interest whatsoever in the people.  Barnard wasn’t the worst -not by a long shot.

      Might be a little early to attack the new one -so far he hasn’t made any egregious blunders, and is at least, I believe, trying to learn…….  Unlike the imbecile Treasurer!!

      Posted by Rod C on 2008 02 24 at 03:28 AM • permalink

 

    1. #215- Agreed, and the fat sod was embarrassing whenever he wanted to play soldier in front of the camera; I thought they were going to have to use pinchbars to prise him out of the turret of an ASLAV once. The F22 is a mighty fine piece of kit, but it’s a luxury only countries with enough dosh can afford. To have a top notch strike fighter you need a couple of squadrons (at least) of B2s and A10s to take care of strategic bombing and ground attack roles, otherwise you have to buy a platform that can multitask- just like the F35. Fitzy should have stuck to being a greasemonkey- he knows about as much about defence issues as Julia Gillard does about deportment.

      Posted by Habib on 2008 02 24 at 03:32 AM • permalink

 

    1. #219
      Greatly doubt we shall see anything like the B-2 with a kangaroo roundel in my lifetime. Nor do we need to, unless things change to an extent we would not qualify as a customer.
      The A-10 is another matter.  A couple of squadrons of Warthogs would I am sure greatly please the grunts, and at secondhand prices would not break the bank. The depleted uranium ammo for the gun might just cause conniptions amongsr senator bumbrown and the rest of the unwashed.

      Posted by Rod C on 2008 02 24 at 03:54 AM • permalink

 

    1. #217

      Make that geological terms, reese.

      I am in the middle of cooking dinner for the mob, so please excuse the error.

      Posted by ann j on 2008 02 24 at 03:58 AM • permalink

 

    1. #219 One of my boss’ friends was in the RAAF when Beazley was defence minister, and was ordered to clean his room, which was on the third floor. In response, this guy turned around to the guy who gave him the order and said “What’s the point? There’s no way he’s going to make it up three flights of stairs.”

      Posted by Ash_ on 2008 02 24 at 04:02 AM • permalink

 

    1. And further to my aboves, the real coming danger to our defence is that the forecast White Paper will fall under the toxic thrall of charlatans such as dibb, h.white, etc, who conned the hawke-keating government into the “Maginot Line” theory of Defence of Australia.  The already stated interest in a replacement submarine (the beasley class?)should concern us.

      No war has been won by defence. Some fights, but never a war.

      Posted by Rod C on 2008 02 24 at 04:04 AM • permalink

 

    1. #223
      ANU Labor think tank.

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 02 24 at 04:19 AM • permalink

 

    1. ann j (#215) Kymblob also personally screwed up the Blackhawk helicopter purchase, demanding more of the project budget be spent on aircraft and less on maintenance and spares so he had more ‘toys’ to show off. End result, months on end with none flying due to lack of parts.

      Posted by AlphaMikeFoxtrot on 2008 02 24 at 04:20 AM • permalink

 

    1. Fitzgibbon used to be used car dealer, he comes from Cessnock, and there is a large Army base in his electorate.
      Therefore he is eminently qualified to make high level decisions on military matters.Just another no hoper in the fool’s parade of the ALP “front bench”.

      Posted by Pedro the Ignorant on 2008 02 24 at 04:54 AM • permalink

 

    1. At least there is one qualified person on the proposed White Paper think tank. Peter Abigail, (Major General, retired) used to have a pretty good reputation in the ADF when he was serving.

      The “public submission” phase should be a hoot. I am composing a shopping list that I reckon Australia needs to fend off the foreign hordes, starting with nuclear weapons, missile carrying nuclear subs, Metal Storm electronic guns for all Infantrymen, DU ammunition aboard every armoured vehicle, poison gas, anthrax bombs, genetically modified long teethed sheep, and Bundy rum rations in the field.
      (anyone who won’t fight with a skinful of Bundy is a dead set coward)

      Posted by Pedro the Ignorant on 2008 02 24 at 05:03 AM • permalink

 

    1. I’m baaaaaack! After several months of being incommunicado, I have now managed to rejoin the 21st Century. The move from Darwin to Brisbane was the most painful yet. I am convinced that a number of different agencies have actually co-operated to more efficiently f*ck me around. Leading the pack was Telstra. Judging by how hard it was to move a phone and internet account I am convinced that I am actually the first Telstra customer to have moved interstate. All that aside, it is great to be back home in Queensland, where barmen don’t start speaking slowly and in words of one syllable when you order a XXXX.  I’ll miss Darwin, but if I had to go anywhere else I’m glad that it’s Brisbane.

      Posted by Richard Sharpe on 2008 02 24 at 05:06 AM • permalink

 

    1. #228 Welcome back Richard. How’s Mrs Sharpe and Sharpe Junior?

      Posted by Ash_ on 2008 02 24 at 05:08 AM • permalink

 

    1. #226
      Pedro, I, like you, believe the labor frontbench is a disaster, and one that the country will, if not already, pay for with rivers of tears and oceans of dollars……. enough to raise the sea levelTake your point on Fitzgibbon. OTHT, JoHo’s first Mindef -McLachlan-was a very wealthy farmer, old SA landed gentry, Oxbridge .(Rhodes Scholar I think) SA state cricketer for years, all the right clubs, etc etc. Totally bloody clueless in Defence, maybe the worst ever.

      But that is the price of democracy.

      Posted by Rod C on 2008 02 24 at 05:08 AM • permalink

 

    1. #229 Ash, Sharpe Jr on Australia Day.

      Posted by Richard Sharpe on 2008 02 24 at 05:27 AM • permalink

 

    1. #231 Awww, ain’t he a cutie!

      Posted by Ash_ on 2008 02 24 at 05:39 AM • permalink

 

    1. #164, Wron, You turned down Coopers for Tooheys?

      Dear God man whats wrong with you?

      Coopers Pale Ale (4.5%) is the best Australian beer I’ve ever come across.  The best thing to come out of South Australia even.  If you’re up for some serious drinking, I would suggest Coopers Sparkling Ale, a mere 5.8% alcohol.  You may wish to consider Coopers Vintage Ale at a more palatable 7.5% alcohol.  But I dont drink that anymore, it knocks me on my arse.

      I havent consumed enough of the other fine products produced by the Coopers family to comment on them here.  But they cant be any worse than VB.  Added benefits from the Pale and Sparklings are almost zero hangover, even with large quantities imbibed, due to the lack of preservatives.

      Tips for drinking Coopers Ales would include dont have it too cold, it tastes watery.  Read the side of the bottle for the Best AFTER Date, as the bottle fermentation takes some time to achieve its full benefits.

      Also, be gentle with the bottle before you start drinking, theres a layer of sediment left over from the fermentation that imparts a very strong flavor that many people are not used to.  If you like it strong, mild agitation will spread the sediment and turn the ale cloudy.  But if you leave the sediment on the bottom of the bottle, be warned the last mouthful will taste completely different to the rest of it, and may have a rather gritty feeling.

      For God’s sake, dont drink Tooheys, its only marginally better than XXXX.

      Why do Queenslanders put XXXX on their beer?

      Because they cant spell Beer.

      #210, Blogstrop, Apart from the astronomical price tag, Labor still hasn’t managed to work out that the F-22 is “barred by U.S. law from sale overseas”.  They also seem to have missed the bit about how the F-22 is not able to attack ground targets.  So we’d need to buy other planes too.

      The original idea behind the F-35 purchase was that it could be both an air superiority fighter and a ground pounder, thus reducing maintenance and logistical costs.

      Thats part of the Labor matra against the super hornet.

      But now they’re elected, all of a sudden we need to buy the most expensive fighter jet in the world (that isnt even for sale), some bombers to do the dirty work and twice the infrastructure to keep them all airworthy.

      Imagine what the Indo’s and commies China would think if we got F-22’s and cheaped out on the bombers by grabbing some of those old B-52’s the Yanks have stashed away in Arizona.

      Maybe with buddy tanks to give the F-22’s a bit more range and a whole bunch of A’10’s with the shark mouth painted on the nose blasting the shit out of anything not wearing a slouch hat!  YEEEHAAAAW!!! [/loon]

      #227, Pedro, “anyone who won’t fight with a skinful of Bundy is a dead set coward”

      And totally Un-Australian too.

      Posted by The_Wizard_of_WOZ on 2008 02 24 at 07:14 AM • permalink

 

    1. #233, A-10’s.  Dammit I perviewed, honest.

      Posted by The_Wizard_of_WOZ on 2008 02 24 at 07:16 AM • permalink

 

    1. WOZ, don’t be so hard on Wron. He’s not edjakated in the finer points of Aussie Beer. (And the beer taste thing IS a state thing, it’s what you’re used to.)

      And WOZ,

      What’s the EKKA?

      Well, you know how Queenslanders can’t spell BEER?
      How the hell do you expect them to spell EXHIBITION?

      Posted by kae on 2008 02 24 at 07:19 AM • permalink

 

    1. #235, Kae, Well as I’m from WOZ and grew up drinking EB, or wife bashers when no EB was to be found; the fact I openly praise the Coopers family product should speak volumes.

      Also its about the only OZ brewery I’m aware of that isnt owned by the Kiwis.

      EKKA is probly just some odd banana bending Queensland slang.

      This QLD girl at primary school got some odd looks when she said “I like to eat little boys”.

      Posted by The_Wizard_of_WOZ on 2008 02 24 at 08:15 AM • permalink

 

    1. You went to school with Germs Greer?

      I didn’t know she was from Queensland….

      time for bed!

      Posted by kae on 2008 02 24 at 08:23 AM • permalink

 

  1. #231, That’s a right handsome young man, Richard.

    Posted by RebeccaH on 2008 02 24 at 10:17 AM • permalink