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This week’s compact column pays further attention to Oral Robert – and his feminist fan, featured here.

Posted by Tim B. on 05/05/2008 at 01:22 PM
    1. You’d hope, though, that this column – which also slammed Clinton as frigid, recycled rumours she was a lesbian and suggested she’s hoping for Barack Obama’s assassination – might be the end of Bob.

      By “this column”, you meant Bob Ellis’ column.  I thought at first you meant your own column

      Posted by wronwright on 2008 05 05 at 02:06 PM • permalink


    1. Does this mean Clinton isn’t a lesbian who hopes for Obama’s assassination?

      Posted by nofixedabode on 2008 05 05 at 02:40 PM • permalink


    1. #2 nofixedabode:

      I think the quibble was with “frigid”, which remains unproven. It must be tough when you’re being savaged by both the VRWC and the VLWC. Apparently her support comes only from the non-conspiratorial, which seem to be a vanishingly small part of the American electorate.

      Which reminds me, I need to dig out my VRWC Member t-shirt.

      Posted by brett_l on 2008 05 05 at 03:11 PM • permalink


    1. But Bob wasn’t finished. Having dug himself into a hole, he went on digging, slicing through the Earth’s mantle and making steady progress towards its molten core.

      I sure hope that leaves a mark!!!

      Posted by Old Tanker on 2008 05 05 at 03:11 PM • permalink


    1. As long as it’s Dump-On-Hillary-Week, I’ll note that longtime Bill paramour Dolly Kyle Browning met Hillary in 1974 and observed, “You should have seen her! No, you should have smelled her.”

      It also seems Hillary went with the natural look for her legs and armpits.

      Posted by Bruce Rheinstein on 2008 05 05 at 04:46 PM • permalink


    1. Since we are into olfactory issues….. have a look at the article on the WA apeman Buttsmell in today’s “Moonbattery” blog.

      I can’t believe this clown hasn’t been dumped(no pun intended)yet.

      Posted by Rod C on 2008 05 05 at 05:08 PM • permalink


    1. I see in today’s Oz that phatguts is now into disposing of Hilary.

      Posted by Rod C on 2008 05 05 at 05:10 PM • permalink


    1. An excellent link for all Bob Ellis fans.

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2008 05 05 at 05:59 PM • permalink


    1. as I said before, someone from Arkansas that I know rather well says she’s never heard the saying “keep the dog on the porch.”

      Posted by daddy dave on 2008 05 05 at 06:38 PM • permalink


    1. #9 On the internet, as a rule, you can find anything. However it is a struggle to find that saying used in that context anywhere, let alone Arkansas.

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2008 05 05 at 06:50 PM • permalink


    1. Actually, this is the motherlode. Check out all the favourite Australians of the ABC mob: Terry Hicks, Tim Costello, Tom Uren . . .

      Posted by Imre on 2008 05 05 at 06:58 PM • permalink


    1. I think that – as they say on the northern peninsula – Ellis has been teaching his crabs to play hopscotch.

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2008 05 05 at 07:05 PM • permalink


    1. If the ABC wants to know about the quality of material they are likely to get from Ellis, they need to check this out.

      My favourites include “Saddam Hussein in Gaol”…

      “Under international law Saddam is still President of Iraq, the war that overthrew him having been illegal, unsurrendered and unconcluded, and he, a lawyer, knows this. He might say so to an interviewer and might moreover mildly ask why Americans bombed and burnt his property and murdered his sons and fourteen-year-old grandson. Why, in particular, they burned his yacht. What good did that do? Are the Americans crazy?”

      American Hypocrisy:

      “The Democrats will win now and impeach him (Bush), and he’ll be thought, and thought rightly, the worst and kookiest US President in history. Even so go most world leaders who believe a deity speaks through them, and guides their humble steps to foredestined victory. They are simply, visibly, blitheringly insane, and eventually somebody notices.”

      Ali Bakhtyiari

      “I ask the guilty ministers—and they are as guilty as the persecutors of Dreyfus—to invite them back, pay their fines, give them instant citizenship and $220,000, say, the price of a modest house in Adelaide, and, oh yes, issue an apology.”

      plus proof that he is not anti-semitic in “Response to the Jewish News”:

      “My favourite film director is Woody Allen, my favourite American novelist Philip Roth…”

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2008 05 05 at 07:20 PM • permalink


    1. #12 I recall a graffito I saw when I was a teenager -100 years ago, it seems……

      “‘Tis no good standing on the seat, the crabs in here jump thirty feet”

      Posted by Rod C on 2008 05 05 at 07:21 PM • permalink


    1. Nice fat f**khead.

      Posted by Penguin on 2008 05 05 at 07:28 PM • permalink


    1. A good column. An extra swipe at some of the other luminaries listed on the ABC poll would have been the icing on the cake.

      Posted by Nic on 2008 05 05 at 07:35 PM • permalink


    1. My favourite Australian would have to be Bob Santamaria.  I was in my early twenties when he died but was filled with admiration for him. He titled his autobiography “Against the Tide” and that is exactly what he did his whole life – swim against the tide of the prevailing fashion. It did him no good to be right – eveybody hated him for it.

      He was almost single-handedly responsible from turning me from a rabid anti-American leftist into a neo-con.

      Mind you – I’m not sure we need a painting of him – he was an ugly little bloke.

      Posted by Pig Head Sucker on 2008 05 05 at 08:06 PM • permalink


    1. Can’t they all be hanged in the National Gallery?

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2008 05 05 at 08:15 PM • permalink


    1. 18 – then drawn and quartered.

      Posted by peter m on 2008 05 05 at 08:41 PM • permalink


    1. #7 Rod C, I’ve just finished reading that column & I have to admit it made me laugh.

      One of his better pieces (although I’ve only read a few).

      Posted by ozconservative on 2008 05 05 at 08:56 PM • permalink


    1. #17 – I come into contact fairly frequently with one of his sons.  One of the nicest, and smartest, blokes I know. His positive values certainly rubbed off on his children.

      Posted by Bohemond on 2008 05 05 at 08:58 PM • permalink


    1. #9 Daddy Dave, I remember when Bill Clinton was in the poo regarding extra curricular activities I heard an American commentator use the ‘hard dog to keep on the porch’ metaphor. He may have been quoting someone else or just decided on a folksy phrase to go with Bubba’s Arkansas background.
      I gather this is where Ellis picked it up and rebadged it.

      Posted by Harold on 2008 05 05 at 09:32 PM • permalink


    1. #17 phs and #21 bohemond

      Youse are spot on about BA and family.

      Posted by Pickles on 2008 05 05 at 09:53 PM • permalink


    1. Following his excellent performance as a historian, Bob now gives us his sterling performance as an economist.

      Posted by burrah on 2008 05 05 at 09:58 PM • permalink


    1. #22 I found what seems to be the original reference to it. It was Hillary herself who first used the phrase “hard dog to keep on the porch” about Bill. The phrase sure sounds folksy and Southern, but was likely invented for Hill by a speechwriter in Washington.

      Posted by daddy dave on 2008 05 05 at 10:04 PM • permalink


    1. #24

      Looks like ABC blogs are having one big tard fest

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2008 05 05 at 10:12 PM • permalink


    1. God, I hate Marieke Hardy.

      Posted by Apple77 on 2008 05 05 at 10:23 PM • permalink


    1. Marieke… all forehead with nothing to back it up.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2008 05 06 at 12:39 AM • permalink


    1. Bob Ellis is a life support system for Halitosis.

      Posted by Howzat on 2008 05 06 at 03:06 AM • permalink


    1. #26 except Margos, you linked to an instance of Loewenstein saying things that are not completely brain-dead.

      Posted by daddy dave on 2008 05 06 at 03:50 AM • permalink


    1. #30; Nope, it’s tardacious.

      Posted by dean martin on 2008 05 06 at 06:45 AM • permalink


    1. OT. I didn’t realise this was why it’s called the Daily Terror.

      Posted by saint on 2008 05 06 at 07:08 AM • permalink


    1. Further proof (if such was ever needed) that “our” ABC is a sheltered workshop for the terminally talentless- a veritable hospice for the halfwitted, a redout for the retarded, a flophouse of fuckwittery.

      If you’re still not convinced, have a gander at who’s been parachuted into a gig on your dime, having failed utterly to manage to pull an audience from the only demographic that relishes inane, smug, supercillious and vaguely smutty banter between a duo or trio of people, who if you encouhntered in a pub dunny you’d finish up early and leave a high tide mark on your duds to avoid further torture caused by their banal anecdotes and gags that’ve been around since the neolithic era- drive-time commmercial FM listening bogans.

      Shit on a stick, if you’re an Australian “comedian” and you rate lower than Derryn Hinch, the Gap is the only honourable option, but bottom-feeders such as this just slither back into Ultimo and attach their ravenous mouth parts onto a handy public artery.

      Posted by Habib on 2008 05 06 at 07:26 AM • permalink


  1. Ellis is lucky he is on an ALP pension from sundry Labor governments and the ABC. He can afford better nursing care.

    Posted by Contrail on 2008 05 06 at 06:42 PM • permalink