Thursday, August 31, 2006

There's no business...

Thomas contact list rethink:

A federal magistrate has blasted the government for including the world's most wanted man, Osama bin Laden, on a list of people terror suspect Jack Thomas is banned from contacting.

Actually, I would've thought you'd encourage the guy to try and contact OBL. Might give them the opportunity of actually finding the f*cker.

Of course, this isn't really about stopping future terrorist attacks.

The witless gentry

Downer denies suppressing WMD letter:

"Of course not. Why would I?" he told reporters in Sydney today.

Oh, yes, brilliant argument, Dolly. I'm stumped, why would you want to suppress something which contradicted the entire rationale for mobilising thousands of Australian troops in support of the U.S's invasion?

What a clown. You suck, Downer.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Crime Stoppers

Oh, well then. Obviously it was those darkies down the street. I KNEW THEY WERE UP TO SOMETHING.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Wordy word mcword 'em up!

Today's Word from the Bible:

"Behold, I am coming like a thief." Blessed is the one who watches and keeps his clothes ready, so that he may not go naked and people see him exposed.
Revelation 16: 15

Hmm, I see.

Come the revolution.. its a profit downgrade

After USA Today Issues Correction, Fox Host Repeats Smears Against Gore.

Round and round, round we go.. same sh*t, same M.O.

They used to talk out of their arses 'bout how Gore said he invented the internet (TEH internets to you knuckleheads out there.. it's not a truck, it's a series of tubes..). Of course he said nothing of the sort, merely mentioned that he supported Congress' funding the development of it back in the day.

Now he doesn't have the RNC after him, worse, he's got them crazy kids from Big Oil after him.


From yesterday's Crikey.

Roger Vincent writes: Can we do something about this polite term of "pro-lifers"? They are "pro-birthers" – they don't give a f-ck what happens to the child once it is born.

Well, yes.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Tell 'em who sent ya: Rumsfeld

Kurd tells of gas attacks at Saddam trial:

The prosecution alleges that up to 182,000 civilians were slaughtered in airstrikes, poison gas attacks, and armed sweeps by Iraqi forces through designated "prohibited zones" in Kurdish regions.
"The jets started firing on the villages of Belisand and Sheikwasan. The explosions were not very loud," he continued, testifying in open court, unlike the anonymous witnesses in Saddam's first trial for mass murder.

"There was green smoke rising from the bomb later, as if there was a rotten apple or garlic smell. Lots of citizens immediately had red eyes and began to vomit. Afterwards it was dark," the middle-aged farmer continued.

Scary note

Bomb scare turns flight around.

All it takes is a note. Nothing new. An anonymous phone call used to be an annual event at the local High School near where I grew up. Would co-incide with end of year exams.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Brown people got.. no reason..

Any excuse to avoid going to Manchester.

Glen Greenwald writes on the recent incident where a heap of hysterical people refused to board a plane because they don't like people who wear watches and utilise them for the purpose of not missing plane flights!

I don't know about you, but when I hit the mean streets of my local airport departure lounge, I look for gun-lovin', lard-arsed, whiskey-soaked warbloggers and formulate a strategy for survival.

Be careful out there people.


Sunday, August 20, 2006

Don't not know nothing...

Juan Cole:

.. the Ibn Khaldun Center in Egypt just released the results of a poll of the Egyptian public. It found that Hasan Nasrallah, the leader of Hizbullah, is the most popular politician in Egypt. In second place comes Khalid Mashal, the radical Hamas leader who operates from Damascus and has been implicated in terror attacks inside Israel. In third place? Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

We are on our way to a major war. Every move by the West (and Israel) seems designed to set the stage. 50 million died as a result of WWII. See how we go this time.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Today's lazy post

Roy rips Mr 'How Can Tim Flannery Know Anything About The Environment If He Travels By Jet Airplane' a new one:

TODAY'S PHILISTINE. Lindsay Beyerstein plans to read The Tin Drum. Tim Blair implies that, because the book's author used to be a Nazi, Beyerstein is therefore an anti-Semitic semite.

I've read a lot of Shakespeare. I must be a monarchist.

It is amazing that these people learned to type words into computers without ever having learned to read.

In this part of the World, we've been aware of this clown for some time.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Confidence bubble

Israel Begins Troop Pullout From Lebanon

This is a pretty major failure for the IDF. Add the US's floundering in Iraq to the equation and it equals good times for Nuke manufacturers.

Grab them shades fellas.. lookin' bright. So bright.

Together Failure

Iraqi, US forces wall up notorious Baghdad area:

The military statement quoted Master Sergeant Ronald Loebel as saying Dura had become increasingly violent since the 2003 invasion, and that "roadside bombs, murders and terrorist attacks on Iraqi civilians" happen there daily.

Of course, according to those reasonable experts out there, we can in no way associate any of this with Bush's policies and actions. "Nuh-uh. Our team only creates good outcomes." Or some shit.

I.. I.. I hate you so much right now.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

See the World

US marines charged with assaulting Iraqi civilians.

Join the US Army. Looks like fun.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Life Saver

Club Troppo on Terry Lane's apology.

The truly wonderful thing about Lane getting busted is the thousands of Iraqi civilian's lives which have been saved. Literally, thousands.

Bush and his gang, including the newest member of the Banana Splits, John Howard, can rest easy in the new knowledge that the war they started based on lies, fabrications and propaganda, did not cause all of those previously documented civilian deaths.

Nice one, Tezza.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Amateur opinion


Strong demand for finance over the past few months indicates that households and businesses have continued to find it attractive to borrow at recently prevailing interest rates. Compression of lending margins over recent years has contributed to a lowering of borrowing costs relative to the cash rate. This has meant that although the cash rate has recently been slightly above its average for the low-inflation period since 1993, interest rates paid by borrowers have remained below average.

Bunch of meddling, no-nothing, amateurs.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Fear this


Dick Morris came on Hannity & Colmes last night (7/31/06) to discuss Guantanamo Bay prisoners in the only terms that FOX News producers really care about: Spinning it into good news for Bush. “Fair and balanced” FOX News has largely ignored allegations of prisoner abuse and demands that the prison be shut on its prime time debate show but now that instances of prisoners attacking guards has been made public (coincidentally, less than a week after a UN report slamming the United States over its procedures), FOX was ready to talk. But it seems like the network got less than it bargained for when Dick Morris said that “People understand that (the potential of terror) is the only thing Bush is really good at.”

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Work accidents

In order to understand the racist brutality of the latest Qana massacre, it is instrumental to look at the previous Qana massacre.