October 09, 2003


Labor groupie Peter FitzSimons was infuriated back in March by the government’s unanimous support for the war:

Here in Australia, our Liberal Party apparently stands totally united behind its leader. How can it be that in all the ranks of the parliamentary Liberal Party there is not even one person with the courage of their convictions to make a stand and say what they surely must feel: that this is crazy? Just one!?

So I wonder how FitzSimons feels now that his beloved Labor Party is actively crushing dissent:

Labor leader Simon Crean has intervened to ensure his MPs do not insult US President George Bush, quelling a backbench plan for Labor politicians to turn their backs to the world leader when he addresses Parliament later this month. Labor backbencher Harry Quick was yesterday called in and reprimanded by Mr Crean for his attempts to organise a silent protest.

Reprimanded! No! Fitz will surely die of shame. Still, much thanks to the big idiot for this February piece which gave all us mongers of war the perfect excuse to attack Saddam:

We believe that of all the lessons the tragedy of September 11 demonstrated, the most salient is that just one person with enough white-hot hate in him can become a weapon of mass destruction all on his own.

Just one person can be a WMD? Excellent. David Kay may now call off his search.

Posted by Tim Blair at October 9, 2003 01:03 PM

Not sure who he's referring to, but pretty much everyone who he could possibly mean required something else (for Mohammed Atta, an airplane, for Bush, the largest military on earth, for Noam Chomsky, servile interviewers, etc.) I can't think of anyone who managed to blow up and kill 3000 people purely on his own, even Michael Moore would take 12 burritos to do it.

Posted by: Mike G at October 9, 2003 at 01:13 PM

Anyone who has had the misfortune to attend a luncheon which is being MC'ed by Mr Fitzsimmons will realise that he is an egotistical deadbeat. While the audience wants to hear from the special guests, Fitzsimmons just keeps flapping his gums.

He is full of his own self importance.

Posted by: unit at October 9, 2003 at 01:55 PM

I was kinda hoping Harry Quickstep would get to do his childish back-turn so that Pres. Bush could point out some of the benefits of a democracy such as adults being allowed to throw tantrums.

Then again, the expression on Flash Harry's face will be a delight to behold (as you'll know if you've ever told a child to sit down, shut up and face the front).

Maybe he'll just call in sick that day.

Posted by: ilibcc at October 9, 2003 at 02:18 PM

Fitzsimons might have been a white-hot, one-man WMD on the rugby field, but since then he's just been a damp squib. It's incomprehensible why the SMH keeps giving him space for the crap he writes. But while the political stuff is bad, his sports reporting,is even worse. They'd be better off getting Freddy Fittler to do both.

Obviously, his brains have been addled from too much bum-sniffing and mauling in the rucks. I recommend a periond of compulsory re-education, preferably on the front line in Iraq.

Posted by: Rob (No 1) at October 9, 2003 at 02:39 PM

The last time I encountered "Fitz" (as he signs his emails) he was assuring me five months ago that US troop morale in Iraq was at rock bottom, that they hated people like me for being pro-Iraq war, and that Iraq was about to undergo a revolution against its oppressive occupiers.

Oh, and also, he admitted to me he knew he was peddling falsehoods by saying that Bush didn't win the election since he lost the popular vote, explained to me that he did understand the Electoral College and that he was attempting to be ironic and witty.

So, I'm guessing things haven't gotten any better out his way in the last five months?

Posted by: KevinV at October 9, 2003 at 03:26 PM

What's surprising about Fitzy wondering at the abscence of Burkean conservatives in the Liberal party?

That your representative owes you his judgement, and ought not sacrifice it you, to any man, or to any set of men?


Posted by: William at October 9, 2003 at 03:32 PM

To paraphrase Dr Johnson, Fitzsimon represents the triumph of attitude over substance. Very Sydney.

Posted by: Rob (No 1) at October 9, 2003 at 03:53 PM

What galls me the most about Fitzy is that he is married to an absolute Babe of a woman.

No accounting for taste, heh.

Posted by: Razor at October 9, 2003 at 04:09 PM

Razor, he must have a big dong or something, because personality-wise, he's as thick as a brick wall, and just as ugly. If he went at it in bed they he did on the park, it'd all be over in 5 seconds, anyway - rugger players don't waste time on foreplay.

Posted by: Freddyboy at October 9, 2003 at 04:57 PM

Five minutes of The Back Page is enough to convince me PF's a first class wanker. The sort of dead-shit lefties love to refer to as a "lovable rogue".

Posted by: Tony.T at October 9, 2003 at 04:59 PM

The "Labor groupie" Peter Fitzsimmons is pretty par ball with the intellect of Labor generally.
There is, however, hope. Medical science may eventually provide brain transplants.
Keep researching! Gadfly

Posted by: Gadfly at October 9, 2003 at 05:08 PM

Hey Gadfly,

Stick to the Socratic method, innit?

Let me say this as kindly as I can -- you are a dim-witted cunt.

Posted by: Pigfucka at October 9, 2003 at 06:02 PM

to Pig whatsit,
As a red blooded male I consider your "cunt" bit childish, and the "dimwitted" bit to be far, far more appropriate to you.
Grow up, you silly little person.

If brain transplants do not come to be, there is also research into using stem cells to regrow whole organs.

If you are about age 15, which you appear to be, that technology may become available in your lifetime.
So, do'nt give up hoping.

Try to be courteous to people in the meantime, you just might feel better for it.

Do'nt forget the schedule on the little pack of red pills. As prescribed, one in the morning & one at night.

sincerely Gadfly

Posted by: Gadfly at October 9, 2003 at 06:24 PM

Perhaps you could explain why I would feel better for being courteous to such a self-important moron as yourself.

You pretentious ignorant assclown.

(PS -- is this provocation? Is it unwarranted? Gee whiz.)

Posted by: Pigfucka at October 9, 2003 at 06:45 PM

Oh, and while you're down there, try to find yourself a spelling and grammar primer.

Puffed-up ponce.

Posted by: Pigfucka at October 9, 2003 at 06:50 PM

hey you fellas! keep it tidy will ya? anyhoo back to fitzie. if he wasn't so big and mean and capable of superior violence i'd like to punch his soft leftie head in!

Posted by: rosco at October 9, 2003 at 06:56 PM

HI again Pig whatsit,
Please be so kind as to educate me.
Please advise the spelling & grammar corrections you would wish me to make.
Thank you. Gadfly

Posted by: Gadfly at October 9, 2003 at 08:47 PM

PS. to Pig whatsit,
Do'nt forget to wear a condom.
I prefer girls. Cheers Gadfly

Posted by: Gadfly at October 9, 2003 at 08:52 PM

i hate full moons...

Posted by: rosco at October 9, 2003 at 09:31 PM

Pigfucka re `provocation', no, on your part just
witless pissing in the wind and muttering some expletives while you do it - you don't have the clap do you.

Posted by: d at October 10, 2003 at 12:36 PM

Thanks d. for your comment.
The young porcine copulator has plenty of other sites on which to post his graffiti.
Let us hope he leaves this one so that we might hear pertinent & intelligent comment. Gadfly

Posted by: Gadfly at October 11, 2003 at 06:04 PM