July 17, 2003


Gianna is calling for donations to help the Opera House peace vandals pay for their witless stunt. Professor Bunyip is happy to contribute:

This may come as a surprise, but the Professor has already written a cheque: an unsigned one for the generous sum of two cents. Readers might care to do likewise. A deluge of worthless donations will disabuse our two heroes of any misconceptions that they speak for anyone other than their fellow sprout-eaters. And if enough paltry contributions turn up, the bank might even decline to play its assigned part in the appeal, since the price of the stamps required to inform "donors" that their cheques are invalid will make the cost of administering the account unacceptably high. With any luck, the next marks Burgess and Saunders make on a wall will be an array of little vertical lines indicating how many long days of incarceration have yet to be served.

My cheque is in the mail.

Posted by Tim Blair at July 17, 2003 12:18 PM

I wouldn't give them the steam off my shit.

Posted by: Paul Bickford at July 17, 2003 at 12:21 PM

They MAY be able to pick up a couple of bucks from their fellow travelers, if they can wait til the dole checks come in.

Posted by: debbie at July 17, 2003 at 12:22 PM

I just had to post at her site:

Death Beast here,
Lets hope the idiots go to jail. Oh? What was that? The Iraqi war was unjust/wrong/not very nice/scared my fish? Good thing it was over so quickly with so few deaths . Another good thing - a chance for DEMOCRACY to get a foot-hold in Iraq.

I hate irrational hippies.........

Posted by: Jake D at July 17, 2003 at 01:06 PM

The most revealing thing about the case is that the two accused have pledged twenty grand of their own money. Crikey, that amount is about a thousand time more than I'm worth at the moment. Aren't all these leftie activist types supposed to be penniless, or at least struggling, in Herr Howard's dog-eat-dog economy?

Posted by: Matt at July 17, 2003 at 01:16 PM

"Tim Blair's Right Wing Death Beasts"

have you fallen under the spell of harry potter tim?

Posted by: Mr. Bingley at July 17, 2003 at 01:18 PM

Can I be a right wing death beast? Please?

Posted by: fish at July 17, 2003 at 01:32 PM

Where can I purchase a `Tim Blair's Right Wing Death Beasts' lapel /tie pin'.I should like to stoll down Collins St and turn right into Swanston, and up to Spring St, then stop of for refreshments at the Cricketers Bar with this item proudly worn.A quck visit to melb.Uni or RMIT would add to the joy.

Posted by: d at July 17, 2003 at 01:37 PM

Cane the two bastards. 25 lashes each.

Posted by: Bashir Gemayel at July 17, 2003 at 01:43 PM

I'm thinking of having business cards printed.

Harry Tuttle
right wing death beast

They'd be a great way to break the ice at parties.

Posted by: Harry Tuttle at July 17, 2003 at 02:00 PM

how about "Harry Tuttle, R.W.D.B."

looks more official that way, like it's an honor from the queen or something

Posted by: Mr. Bingley at July 17, 2003 at 02:04 PM

great idea! i might do the same when it comes to paying my tax this year, lest John Howard think this government speaks for me.

Posted by: Gianna at July 17, 2003 at 02:07 PM

Note that she links to the guy with the big Paypal button. It's just one big happy family.

Posted by: Random_Prose at July 17, 2003 at 02:11 PM

That's the great thing about our democracy Gianna - Howard's government really does "speak for you".

The fact that pisses you off is just icing on the cake really.

Posted by: Bloated Elvis at July 17, 2003 at 02:15 PM

I've got an idea...

Posted by: Andrea Harris at July 17, 2003 at 02:19 PM

i'm thinking teeshirts...

Posted by: Mr. Bingley at July 17, 2003 at 02:25 PM

golfshirts, actually, with "RWDB" embroidered on the left breast/manboob?

Posted by: Mr. Bingley at July 17, 2003 at 02:26 PM

now that i've read Bunyip's post...it's interesting how uptight you people get about a bit of paint on an inanimate object like a building, whereas blowing people to bits is happily dismissed as collateral damage.

Posted by: Gianna at July 17, 2003 at 02:30 PM


Yes we should have had a meeting to set up a meeting to work out a time for a meeting to discus if its to mean to say to Saddam he is a naughty boy for putting people in a shredder.

Posted by: Gary at July 17, 2003 at 02:42 PM

Assalamu Alaikum Iman and respected Mufti Gianna:

Muslims around the world offer salutations and warmest regards and thank you for defending our religion, culture and sand box. As the Prophet sang on his Greatest Hits (on Kaffirs) CD:

It really gets on my tits,
When the kaffirs blow people to bits.

Speaking of touchy issues ...

Allah Ta'ala [and the Muff Mufti] Knows Best

Mufti of the Muff

ps. You are welcome to attend the Mufti of the Muff's special Friday evening sessions for girls of ripe form and all consuming faith.

Posted by: Mufti of the Muff at July 17, 2003 at 02:45 PM

My contribution (if I ever get around to making it)? A signed cheque for -$2000.00. No, wait, let's be generous - -$3000.00. Being nice, sensible, law-abiding people, I'm sure they would appreciate my - ahem - honesty.
They'll be able to make the deduction (or would that be addition) from their nearest Westpac bank.
(By the way, I wonder what the laws are surrounding this kind of donation?)

Posted by: TimT at July 17, 2003 at 02:48 PM

Actually, that "bit of paint" on the building just looked sort of pathetic. Where are the different colors, the shoutouts to the homies, the artwork? Just a bit of wobbly red scrawling saying "no war." Yawn. I mean, if you're gonna make a statement, at least put some creative effort into it.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at July 17, 2003 at 03:23 PM

Poor Gianna, happily whining about collateral damage, yet unable to accept the fact that leaving Saddam in charge would cost a lot more innocent lives.

There is a cost to doing nothing and the Iraqi people were paying it.

Is it that you simply don't understand the issues (basic arithmetic) or are you a moral coward Gianna?

Posted by: Harry Tuttle at July 17, 2003 at 03:27 PM

Just checked the site posts again, apparently the war is still going. Some loser called Graham thinks 4000 deaths is just terrible, probably not high enough to meet their expectations. Where is all this irrational anger I feel coming from? Irrational people being themselves probably.
Gianna, you are a dope.

Posted by: Jake D at July 17, 2003 at 04:08 PM

I love the term "Right Wing Death Beast" and will be in for the tee shirt.

d's post about his walk around Spring Street etc brought back many memories of the Supper Club and the holiest of holies, Pellegrini's. When I visit Melbourne in November for the Right Wing Animal Cruelty Spring Carnival and the Right Wing Private School Thug World Cup I will make that walk and call it the Right Wing March of Death.

Posted by: James Hamilton at July 17, 2003 at 04:10 PM

I'd like to see them have to spend time behind bars *plus* pay the money. I'm sending a check for a negative amount also.

Have they managed to blame what's happening to them on a US/Israel/Zionist Master conspiracy yet? Perhaps they'll take a hint from the Bali bomber and try. (Would be entertaining to read.)

Curious, which country comes closest to having a government you'd like? Just wondering.

Posted by: Chris Josephson at July 17, 2003 at 04:24 PM

I've heard Burma is nice at this time of year...

Posted by: Zool at July 17, 2003 at 05:48 PM

Professor Bunyip - as usual - gets it exactly right on this issue. However, I'm taking a slightly different route vis-a-vis the so-called Opera House No War Clean Up Fund: I'm passing on their bank details (Bendigo Bank, BSB 633 000, Account # - 119414043) to every Nigerian and Ghanian scam artist who spams my mailbox. Starting now. In fact, I bet I've got about five waiting for me already.


Posted by: Bon Scotties at July 17, 2003 at 06:11 PM

According to her recently installed Extreme Tracker, Gianna's website gets about 80 hits a day. But today she's well on her way to crack 500. When I looked about 10 minutes ago, the last 20 referrers were either this site or Professor Bunyip's.

I think this would be called hostile fire in military parlance

Posted by: Bon Scotties at July 17, 2003 at 06:45 PM

Gianna: It's not the desecration of the Opera house that pisses me off, rather the public money spent to clean it up. They should be made to pay every last cent.

Posted by: Yobbo at July 17, 2003 at 08:52 PM


Gianna, I'm assuming there is a reason for defacing a place other than the outside of your own home/squat/refuge?
putting your money where your mouths are, rather than hurting others.

Oh? i forgot, wasn't that your message, those who affect 'innocent' others?

You don't have to have a gun or be in the white house to be a hypocritical tosser Gianna, though I'm sure you realise that already.

Posted by: Nic (RWDB) at July 17, 2003 at 09:54 PM

Time was when I would have happily dismissed blowing people to bits as collateral damage. But now that I've been politically corrected, I see that it's actually an understandable response of the an oppressed people to the hopelessness of an existence crushed beneath the heel of the criminal Zionist entity. I'm still pretty pissed about the Opera House, however.

Posted by: Paul Zrimsek at July 18, 2003 at 12:27 AM

To take Professor Bunyip's suggestion one step further, I believe that Australian banks charge somewhere between A$5 and A$10 to process a foreign currency check. I wonder what would happen if the bank received a whole stack of U.S. dollar-denominated checks for two cents.

As for the act itself, can anyone point me to a logical distinction between what these fellows did and me (hypothetically, of course - I'm a law-abiding fellow) going to these gentlemens' residence and expressing my opinion on its exterior with a spray can?

After all, the Opera House is public property, which means that baby's mine.

Posted by: Mork at July 18, 2003 at 10:18 AM

Agreeing with Mork. Circuits overloading...

Posted by: Andrea Harris at July 18, 2003 at 11:26 AM

I think Mork's been replaced with a Body-Snatcher. Great idea to visit and leave our own messages though. The only negative is imagine how pissed of the landlord would be, since these two would no doubt be living in a communal hovel with 15 other unwashed types.

Posted by: Jake D at July 18, 2003 at 12:11 PM

Mr. Hamilton Sir, you have outlined the fruitiest , I take my hat of to you.

Can we get them on to the billboards :
RW - Animal cruelty Spring Carnival

- Pvte. Sch. Thug World cup;

each introduced by a grand Right Wing Death Beasts parade.

The prospect of the Spring St. dribblers and their wombat namby pamby voters writhing under the weight of spittle and a total break down is such a pleasurable vision I need to crack a scotch and light one of my best cigars.

I'm off to the tailors for a new pair of knee length riding boots, cane, and an Augustan coat.The buttons should be cast to the pattern for the RWDB pattern and proudly worn, with a stock pin bearing same legend firmly planted in the silk stock.Now, all I need to do is look out a suitable Death Beast horse - no gelding, stallion, black, and happily crushes greenies and Sp.St.communards under hoof and chews on their flesh.
To, happy days are here again.

Posted by: d at July 18, 2003 at 12:33 PM

How about a genetically modified pit-bull enhanced with some DNA swiped from phar Lap's ticker?
Saddling the sod would not be fun, but a better high-speed hippy-nibbler I can't think of.

Posted by: Paul Bickford at July 18, 2003 at 01:30 PM

I see the merit in it Paul, but it lacks sartorial elegance. No good being kitted out then to saddle up on something which looks like a cross between crocodile dundee and margot kingston.

Posted by: d at July 18, 2003 at 02:16 PM

And with the wit and charm of Margo and the looks of the crocodile- hang on, I think we have stumbled on Freddie "Frankenstein" Hillmer's dark secret- he has been playing god in the basement of the SMH

Posted by: Paul Bickford at July 18, 2003 at 05:16 PM

Paul , you have stumbled across something which requires an Evelyn Waugh. In the absence of the great man ... one feels gutted.

The horror... it is a blow to the solar plexus your disovery.
A time like this apprises one of the pundits meaning;
`Where is thy Gog, I hear them cry...'

Posted by: d at July 18, 2003 at 06:07 PM