Sunday, February 25, 2007

Smooth like Daisy Cutters

While Dick Cheney explains that the planned withdrawal of British troops from Iraq means: "everything's just going peachy don'cha know", his mob are back to their old tricks...

US bombing 'terror targets':

"American aircraft are bombarding terrorist targets that have been chosen by US and Iraqi forces, as part of our Baghdad security plan," said Brigadier-General Qasim al-Mussawi, spokesperson for the operation.

There was no immediate comment from the US, but AFP reporters in downtown Baghdad heard the rumble of more than three dozen powerful blasts in rapid succession at around 22:00pm (19:00 GMT).

Which brings us full circle, back to the routine of the 90's.

Meanwhile, just try to imagine the damage to flesh these things can do. To help, here's two words: Red Mist. Words used in Military circles to describe the human body after it has been hit by the shockwave of exploding modern ordnance.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Not so quiet quite frankly

PM furious at Rudd's security jibe.

Rudd: "Mr Howard said that the purpose of the Iraq war was to reduce the terrorist threat. It has made Australia a greater terrorist target than what would have otherwise been the case."

The first time he was asked about this assessment, Mr Howard allowed it pass, attacking Mr Rudd on another front. Later at a news conference, however, Mr Howard let fly. "Really! I think he's getting a bit full of himself."

Pee-Yew! What's that stink?

Hmm, seems the teflon has worn and the shit is starting to stick.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Ergo: I slept with your wife

Nuclear energy Iran's 'future and destiny'

Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei gave his unequivocal backing to Iran's nuclear program Saturday, saying it was the "future and destiny" for a country whose fossil fuels would one day run out.

Well, he's got you there, conservative-nuclear-power-is-a-viable-source-of-environmentally-friendly-uranium-selling warmongers.

What are you gonna do, apart from having your muscle bomb them into red mist?

Goal post placement post

Hicks to be home 'by year end':

"If he's acquitted, of course, he will be allowed to go."

That quote from Downer is a neat little insight to the position these thugs see themselves in.. absolute power and control. Evil thug mutha-uckers.

Meanwhile, Rudd enjoys the Hicks as a political football (round or oval, who knows? Probably oval considering the lesbian with a bowl cut look-a-like's socio-economic background) metaphor:

"What we will see in the next six months is Mr Howard go on a spending spree to try and buy the next election ... and things like the David Hicks affair which have turned badly for the government he will now try rapidly to engage in catch-up football."

Well, this kind of football can be the best kind if it wasn't for the torture, years of incarceration, lack of charges and no trial date.

Speaking of.. Hew Griffiths.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Ah, Mister Doctor Professor

AIJAC 'dumps' scholar over Muslim remarks:

“You have to adopt some kind of preventative policy. In order not to get there, limit the immigration and therefore you keep them a marginal minority, which will be a nuisance, but cannot pose a threat to the demographic and security aspects of a country.”

Get this man an Aussie flag cape, the sausages are done!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

International Rescue!

Transcript of last night's Lateline interview with Brendan Nelson aka 'Virgil'.

Defence Minister backs PM's stance on Obama.

F*cking hilarious stuff.

Tony Jones points out that Obama's 'bolt like a bull from a china shop' strategy, which Howard pooh-poohed, mirrors that of Baker's Iraq Study Group, which at the time of its tabling Howard reckoned was A-OK.

TONY JONES: I take it you've studied Senator Obama's plan for troop withdrawal, have you?

BRENDAN NELSON: I haven't seen the detail of the plan. I've had it reported to me and I've seen a summary of that plan, as I understand it, Tony.

TONY JONES: Well, as I understand it, the Obama plan is actually based on the phased withdrawal idea that was actually put forward by the Iraq Study Group, which, of course, was led by the former Republican Secretary of State, James A. Baker. His interests and those of terrorists aren't coincident, are they?

BRENDAN NELSON: There are two things. Firstly, the Baker-Hamilton Study Group, amongst other things, emphasised that if America leaves Iraq prematurely it would be catastrophic for the Iraqis, the region and indeed the global struggle against terrorism. As I also understand it, Senator Obama's so called plan does not give credence to the conditions under which withdrawal occurs, that instead it sets, if you like, artificial deadlines and timelines.

TONY JONES: But aren’t those deadlines and timelines exactly the same as the key recommendations of the Iraq Study Group's, which we'll just remind ourselves, was a phased withdrawal of 15 US combat brigades, about 70,000 US troops, starting this year and ending in the first quarter of 2008?

BRENDAN NELSON: You need to remember a couple of things Tony. Firstly, that the recommendations of the Baker Hamilton Study Group have been quite studiously-considered by the US administration

See the difference?

Monday, February 12, 2007

Middle name: Winston

While demonstrating that he has little idea of how Al-Q operates and that he, too, can stoop to the level of childish rhetoric employed by Fox News, Howard has invited this succinct smackdown from Team Obama:

"If Prime Minister Howard truly believes what he says, perhaps his country should find its way to contribute more than just 1,400 troops so some American troops can come home," [Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs] said. "It's easy to talk tough when it's not your country or your troops making the sacrifices."

Ah, yes, the old 'look at the scoreboard for a bit of a reality check' response. Nice.


Charming snake charmers

Hey, this'll shock ya..
So-called "Liberal" mainstream media misinformation supports neo-con agenda:

An Associated Press story being carried at reasserts the falsehood that Iranian President "Ahmadinejad has said Israel should be wiped off the map".

This translation has been proven to be inaccurate but is still widely parroted nonetheless.


Correct translation from the grown ups....

The full quote translated directly to English:

"The Imam said this regime occupying Jerusalem must vanish from the page of time".

Word by word translation:

Imam (Khomeini) ghoft (said) een (this) rezhim-e (regime) ishghalgar-e (occupying) qods (Jerusalem) bayad (must) az safheh-ye ruzgar (from page of time) mahv shavad (vanish from).

Even the usually non-propaganda spouting was pushing the 'wipin the map' angle. tsk tsk. Bad war-monger agenda pushin f*cks, stop it. Remember what happened when all you lot went along with the US Govt's trash talk about Iraq?

Boom-ba-ding! Hundreds of thousands dead. Whoops.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

The green room

Surf’s Upscale as Sport Reverses Beach Bum Image:

Surfing, once the sport of Hawaiian kings, has come full circle. After becoming a counterculture activity for beach bums and bohemians, it has emerged as a status sport, like skiing and golf.

Ah, yes, trust the Seppos to have a red hot go at f*cking up a wonderful thing like surfing by commodifying the learning process.

Thankfully, it is a damn sight harder than golf and unlike those lazy skiing goobs, with their chair lifts and the like, it takes a heap of determination to paddle out to the point, 'out the back', where you catch the waves (I'm ignoring the tow-in jet-ski threat).

So, would be kooks thinking of becoming floating obstacles, surfing sucks, don't even try it. Stick to your networking games like golf and tennis.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Fudge Pudge

Political fudge can't hide sham of Hicks charges.

Ackland on the Govt's latest Hicks contortions. Its organised, but at the same time confusin'.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Grabbin' 'em by their pony tails

We've got to advertise to them over there to ensure they don't advertise here...

Ad campaign which stopped Boston costs company $US2 million:

"We understand now that in today's post-September 11 environment, it was reasonable and appropriate for citizens and law enforcement officials to take any perceived threat posed by our light boards very seriously and to respond as they did," the statement said.

Say my name! Yeah, you like that?

Monday, February 05, 2007

Tackle that Tar Baby, fool!

This position is politically understandable but wholly

Mate, have you been paying attention to the Democrats over the period of Dubya's Presidency?

Nothings changed. Not a thing.

Kansas City Shuffle

Appeasement takes hold again:

Faced with the rising tide of bomb attacks, plots, threats, demands and belligerent victimology from a violent, ignorant and sexually repressive subculture, the centre of European civilisation appears to be doing exactly what it did the last time blackshirts were on the march in Europe - appeasing, denying and capitulating.

The Nazis are coming and its all the fault of bleeding-heart liberals, apparently.

What a ridiculous piece of obfuscatory, illusory tripe.

Sheehan, you are a shill.

Eyes back on Iraq, clown.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Principled Principals

From the SMH's SiT Blog:

Well, I guess they both rose from the dead, emerging from caves...