September 10, 2003


A small but active grassroots movement demands an end this siteís Margo Embargo. Should the people be heard? Should Margo Kingston once again be subject to daily forensic examination?

Because sheíd appreciate this method, Iíll allow the free market to decide. Donate via PayPal to end the Margo Embargo! Iíve got a figure in mind that will cover the enormous intellectual cost of my reading Margo's idiotic Webdiary every terrible day. Match or beat that amount (itís realistic) within a week or so and the Embargo shall be lifted; if the amount isnít reached, all donations will be returned. Itís people power!

Posted by Tim Blair at September 10, 2003 02:24 AM

Embargo, ON!

(I will not donate. I care too much for your mental health. Or maybe I'm just a god-damned cheapskate)

Posted by: Master at September 10, 2003 at 03:11 AM

Sod Margo,why aren't you still fisking Pilger?
A lie on every page you said.....i'm still waiting.

Posted by: JonT at September 10, 2003 at 03:19 AM

I've never heard of Margo, but now I want more. That was hilarious.

Posted by: chip at September 10, 2003 at 03:21 AM

I'm a cheapskate too. No donations.

Do NOT end the Margoyle boycott, I couldn't handle the blood pressure hike.

Posted by: Pedro the Ignorant at September 10, 2003 at 03:23 AM

I've seen Margo (your fault, Tim, you didn't have a warning on the link).

I suggest a more appropriate fund would be for plastic surgery. Of course, PayPal could never raise that much, you may have to go for large corporate donations.

Posted by: Ken Summers at September 10, 2003 at 06:43 AM

You'd raise more money if you took PayPal donations NOT to end the Margoyle boycott. :-p

Sorry, no donations from me on this cause.

Posted by: Barbara Skolaut at September 10, 2003 at 07:21 AM

I'm with Barbara on this one...we don't need nausea-inducing crapola being quoted on this site, PLEASE!!

Posted by: MommaBear at September 10, 2003 at 08:29 AM

Allow me to suggest three PayPal accounts: 1) general; 2) do Margo; 3) don't do Margo. Count 2 & 3 after a week.

Set another vote re subject matter from time to time and your own beer fund might look a little better.

Posted by: Theodopoulos Pherecydes at September 10, 2003 at 09:16 AM

Much as I would love to see you get stuck into the Margoloid - I think we have all moved on Tim. I mean it is like hunting legless rabbits with a shotgun. Sure you laugh your ass off for the first dozen of so that go flying but eventually it gets a bit dull. Eventually....

Tim - just say no!

Posted by: Rob at September 10, 2003 at 10:05 AM

Maintain the embargo - leave the silly old Trot alone.

Posted by: uburoi at September 10, 2003 at 10:36 AM

Theo, mate, no would ever donate to "do" Margo.

Posted by: Jake D at September 10, 2003 at 10:55 AM

Is she really influentual? I can't believe that. Only if she still appears regularly in front of voters or decision makers, else you're just wasting your time IMO. But I agree that the stuff she writes is really humorous.

Posted by: Berend de Boer at September 10, 2003 at 11:01 AM

Hey Tim, here's a fundraising idea: The Margoģ bobblehead doll! Have hours of fun watching an empty-skulled cariacture pointlessly rattling on.

Plus, you can press its face into dough to make gorilla cookies.

Posted by: iowahawk at September 10, 2003 at 11:02 AM

Haven't you just lifted the embargo by mentioning her name? Wasn't that what other people were betting on some time back? Where are my meds? I'm cold and I don't like the looks of those teenagers over there.

Posted by: Caz at September 10, 2003 at 11:08 AM

Just swap Margo for Adams.

And put up a new poll.

Posted by: ilibcc at September 10, 2003 at 11:55 AM

PLEASE bring Margo back. If you won't maybe I might. And I'm not even Australian or right-wing!

But I don't want to encroach on your beat. So, please, just do it already.

Posted by: Michael J. Totten at September 10, 2003 at 12:02 PM

When you consider Keatings' recent predictable braying and the usual cacophony of "what have the Romans ever done for us" from the left, it shows how the self imposed 'inteligensia' such as the SMH are clearly out of touch with what Australians clearly want and belive.

Fight fire with fire. I'm sick of Margo with her face like a half sucked mango, on a good salary, wail about her pet hates.

Idiots like Margo deserve and should be openly shamed for the charlatans they are.

Posted by: nic at September 10, 2003 at 12:02 PM

By all means, end the Margo embargo. If the embargo had been in effect in February, 2002, the world would have been deprived of the following hilarious exchange:

"The identity debate has exploded, with questions about the state of our democratic traditions, particularly the rule of law, entering the picture. But the racism debate is still creating all the angst - it's raw, it's emotional, it's genuine, it's reaching out, and it's engaged."

It's married, it's divorced, it's cruising singles bars, it's hitting on a dental hygienist, it's going home alone.

Posted by: Ernie G at September 10, 2003 at 12:56 PM

Really now. It's not nice to make fun of the 'tards.

Poor woman prob'ly thinks "euthenasia" refers to Chinese teenagers...

Posted by: mojo at September 10, 2003 at 01:51 PM

Yeah. Forensic.

Posted by: Dan at September 10, 2003 at 01:53 PM

Margo has enormous hands.

Posted by: Big Ramifications at September 10, 2003 at 02:03 PM

tried to get some bile & hatred brewed to fall in lock-step with the anger fest here, but it's too fine a day.

the web-diary site has its bad moments, yes indeed, but it's been much more worthwhile since she's had a couple of genuine conservatives writing in the past few months. it's developed many other focuses than the usual targets.

a range of different voices, on different topics. sounds refreshing, no?

hasta luego

Posted by: chico o'farrill at September 10, 2003 at 04:07 PM

Come Now Big Ram, just because a lady has huge hands and feet and an adams apple and a deep voice and has to shave three times a day, doesn't mean that you should think any less of her.

I am sure she would scrub up a treat in many of the bars and nightclubs in Sydney. And those enormous hands would definately come in handy in opening jars and the like. ;-)

Posted by: Todd at September 10, 2003 at 04:55 PM

I was getting on with my Margo-free life until you brought up that horrid little name again. During this time my motto had become, live Margo-free or die.
Now that you brought it up, it's fun to read your comments about a thorough idiot.
Yes. Stupid people can be entertaining and so I say bring her back.

Posted by: joe C at September 10, 2003 at 05:12 PM

Holy sh*t. I could have sworn I read the words "do Margo" [involuntary glandular retraction]. That's really a horrid thought [sudden shrinkage]. I'm afraid to scroll up - somebody please tell me [twitch] that nobody actually used those words [hormonal imbalance sets in] before parts I like start disappearing.

Posted by: Ken Summers at September 11, 2003 at 12:01 AM

Hi Tim,
Margo Kingston is among many of the same ilk in the printed mediums.
They are all similar in their narrow view of society; a bit like being constrained to a view about 15 degrees wide.
It would be best if they were totally ignored --but fact is many people uncritically accept the words of Kingston & others. Some do so because they are unthinking; some do so because the writings support the personal views of the reader.
So, for you Tim, and others like you, it is necessary to keep plugging away to refute the simplicisms ---to keep on trying to present the bigger picture.

IOW, please keep on exposing the simple minded views of Kingston, and the others--you are doing a necessary service to our Australian society and to all others around the world who log onto your site.


Posted by: Gadfly at September 13, 2003 at 06:10 PM

Is what you propose here strictly legal in your state or territory?

Posted by: Jimbo at September 14, 2003 at 03:18 AM

Hey there Jimbo,
Within Ausland it is not legal of course---however I could ensure minimsation of my Court sentence to a 2 weeks of 'community service' by
(i) Respecting the equal opportunity laws by biting females & males in equal proportion (ii) never biting the bum of an 'ethnic'. (iii)including in my diatribes expressions such as " integrated transitional options' or perhaps arguing that my biting involves " compatible
sociological transitional options".
Thanks for reading my postings!


Posted by: Gadfly at September 14, 2003 at 01:15 PM