Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Which type of p*nis?

Over at American Samizdat, Uncle Scam points out some of the activities the U.S. and Japan are up to: U.S. to Deploy Patriot Missiles In Japan to Counter North Korea.

The suggestion is that this may have something to do with the hyping up of North Korea's latest move to protect themselves from imperialistic aggressors.

Gotta love a well-oiled propaganda machine and an obseqious media. I'm there!

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

All care, no responsibility

Many U.S. Iraq vets homeless:

Thousands of U.S. veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are facing a new nightmare — the risk of homelessness. The U.S. government estimates several hundred vets who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan are homeless on any given night across the country, although the exact number is unknown.

The reasons that contribute to the new wave of homelessness are many: some are unable to cope with life after daily encounters with insurgent attacks and roadside bombs; some can't navigate government red tape; others simply don't have enough money to afford a house or apartment.

Jobs on pro-war nutjobs. Time to help these guys out.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Efficient Democracy

Coalition reshapes Senate scrutiny:

Instead of the 16 committees - half chaired by Government senators and half by Labor, Greens and Democrats - there will be 10 committees, each chaired by a Coalition senator.

As Dubya said, it'd be easier if it was a dictatorship.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

101 Uses For A John Howard

101 Uses For A John Howard.

On the blogroll. Too good. I like cartoonses's.

Thanks to Larvatus Prodeo for the heads up.

Zen worth paying for

Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show is coming to cable!

Do a little dance and shake your bangle, yo.

This is some damn good news.

Forever saturated with the worst of Seppo TV shows, while this Emmy winning show has been virtually ignored, it is finally being shown here.

Previously, SBS and currently, CNN have been showing the highlights show, The Global Edition, which seems to be those segments deemed to be relevant to the world outside the U.S. Still a great show, but knowing that there have been 4 shows a week screened was frustrating. Apparently, Tim Flannery was a guest, last week.

I think it starts next week, on The Comedy Channel.

Big pat on the back cable programmers.

Now how about The Colbert Report?

Monday, June 19, 2006

Why we invaded Iraq

Lodhi guilty of terror plot:

As evidence Lodhi was planning the attack, the prosecution relied on several documents seized during ASIO raids in October, 2003, at the Lakemba home where Lodhi lived with his wife, Aysha Hamedd, and from his desk at his workplace in the city.

They included a so-called "terror manual", a 15-page, handwritten document in Lodhi's native Urdu language with numerous recipes for explosives and poisons that he had obtained from the internet. Lodhi said he was just curious and had paid little attention to it.

The prosecution also produced a list of chemical prices Lodhi had sought, maps of the national electricity grid he had bought and aerial photographs he downloaded from the internet of three Sydney defence sites, Holsworthy Army Base, Victoria Barracks and HMAS Penguin at Mosman.

Well, shit, regardless of whether or not this joker had the balls to actually set his little plans in motion, he certainly left a substantial trail.

I guess we'll never know.

Beatin' the drum

Kurt Nimmo:

In fact, Ahmadinejad never used the phrase “wiped off the map” in his speech. Instead, he said Israel should be “eliminated from the page of history,” which is different than saying Israel should be wiped off the map.

A couple of weeks ago, Juan Cole did an excellent job of translating and explaining the context of Ahmadinejad's infamous comment.

The nuance, it burns!

Friday, June 16, 2006

Birds.. Feather.. Flock..

The Ku Klux Klan are fans of Janet Albrechtsen.


Thursday, June 15, 2006

Where's the remote?

Anger as gay civil union ban upheld:

ACT Liberal senator Gary Humphries crossed the floor to vote with the opposition and minor parties against his own colleagues.

That made him the first Liberal senator to vote against the government in its 10 years in office.

However Family First Senator Steve Fielding voted with the government, giving it the numbers to comfortably defeat the motion.

What a bunch of reactionary, conservative, freakin' nutjobs. Ruddock, you suck. Howard, suck. In fact, (with apologies to NMS's Bigg Jus) I'm gonna put my nut-sac in a banana daquiri so that it shrinks from the ice, then expand it in Ruddock's mouth. Depending on how I'm feeling, I may just give Howard a taste, too.

What the f*ck do these people care about how others live their lives? I'm lost. Why do they want to gain entry into your lounge room so they can grab the tv remote and change it to the channel they want to watch (or just stop you from watching what you want)?

What happened to these people in the past that they now want to control those aspects of other people's lives that have no bearing on anyone but those people?

Well, Howard is an ugly and deaf adulterer.. but Ruddock, looks cadaverous, sure, but what is his f*ckin' problem man!?!

Friday, June 02, 2006

Weird Social Science

Great post by TD over at RtS: Death of an IR salesman:

Peter Hartcher does a pretty good job today in outlining the way John Howard has gone about selling his new IR laws over the last twelve months or so.

Unfortunately, Hartcher writes it in a strange language that Surfdom’s resident team of linguists have identified as Fairfaxskrit, a member of the Indo-Murdochian group of languages, that makes the article rather impenetrable.

Because we here at Surfdom live to serve, we have, for your enlightenment, translated the article into Blogenglish, in which I know you are all fluent.

If only these IR laws were more like Peter Boyle's version of the monster.