February 18, 2004

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Update: for some reason the main page of the site was coming up blank. I rebuilt the site and that seemed to solve the problem. I'll be keeping this post up a while for testing purposes.

Posted by Andrea Harris at February 18, 2004 11:21 AM

Comment test.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at February 18, 2004 at 11:24 AM

Working so far.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at February 18, 2004 at 11:24 AM

Tim, Allah is reporting on Taj Al-Din Hamed Abdallah Al-Hilali's claim that Moslems discovered Australia, and that Aborigines are really followers of Allah.

Hilali is also claiming that Australia has introduced same-sex marriage and that these marriages are registered by "the Churches".

But apparrently, Moslems have used the Australian media to make our population more Moslem-friendly than the Great Satans of the West.

Posted by: David at February 18, 2004 at 11:34 AM

Workin for me.

Posted by: Dwayne at February 18, 2004 at 11:54 AM

More on the Islamic discovery of Australia at the Belmont

Posted by: wretchard at February 18, 2004 at 12:07 PM

Yep, Australia is Muslim land, so don't bother trying to get all that fancy infidel web technology working, there's nothing but Sharia in your future!


Posted by: Sergio at February 18, 2004 at 12:16 PM

I'm all for land rights now.

MT seems to need rebuilding ona regular basis, depending on volume of posting; I do mine about once a month as routine maintenence.

Posted by: Habib at February 18, 2004 at 12:38 PM

Sharia law would be better than The ACT government. Not only are we denizens of the nation's capital getting a Bill of Rights, but now the Labor government are buying that bullshit "Little Johnny" statue that was on the front page of the papers last week.

Fcking toytown government.

Posted by: Chris at February 18, 2004 at 12:40 PM

I can't read this post! Everything is blank!

Posted by: a at February 18, 2004 at 12:43 PM

goose frappa! goose frappa!

Posted by: roscoe at February 18, 2004 at 12:51 PM

Thousands of Afghans and their camels were used in the 1800s to build infrastructure in Australia's harsh outback where horses and vehicles could not go.

This included "The 'Ghan" railway from south to Alice Springs (a project we just got around to finishing last month, with the opening of the extension from Alice to Darwin completing the link from bottom to top end).

If Hilali wants to lay claim to Australia, he's welcome to several of the large deserts available, where he can re-acquaint himself with the 600,000-plus feral camels that no-one knows what to do with, descendants of the original 1800s imports.

Populating the desert would also solve the live sheep trade to the Middle East argument, we could just walk them up through the Flinders Ranges. More jobs for jackaroos and kelpies.

Posted by: ilibcc at February 18, 2004 at 12:55 PM

Feral camels are captured and exported to the middle east; shouldn't these traders be prosecuted under the new sex slavery legislation enacted by the Commonwealth?

Posted by: Habib at February 18, 2004 at 01:05 PM

Camels do have very pretty eyes and lips and the legs go on forever.

Posted by: ilibcc at February 18, 2004 at 01:17 PM

Quote from Hilali: customs such as circumcision, marriage ceremonies, ... and burial of the dead - all customs that show that they were connected to ancient Islamic culture

Well, I'm circumcised, married, and I buried my dead father.
Am I a Muslim, too?

I still think I'll stick with the lobster, pork chops, beer, wine and spirits, rather than 3 more wives.

Posted by: Bill Agius at February 18, 2004 at 01:20 PM

Heh -- if Tim wants, I'll keep this post up forever, 'cos of all the interesting comments -- especially the ones about the camels. Ah! Those lips! Those eyes! Those humps!

Posted by: Andrea Harris at February 18, 2004 at 01:22 PM

PS: who thinks that "goos frappa!" should be Kerry's new motto? It'll beat that Dean guy's "YAAAARRRGGGHH!!!" won't it.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at February 18, 2004 at 01:23 PM

It's not working for me. I can't post anything either.

Posted by: Mike Hunt at February 18, 2004 at 01:25 PM

Thank God! I was starting to panic here!

Posted by: Pixy Misa at February 18, 2004 at 01:47 PM

Well, ilibcc, camels may look cute, but they aren't that easy to mount. Requires a few mates to help with holding its head and legs, so it doesn't bite or kick you. Good for boys bonding though.

Which reminds me that this could be a solution to the crisis in masculinity which Mark Latham says Aussie boys are suffering: camel gang -rapes, cab-driver bashing, use of coarse and abusive language, breaking wind and generally drunken behaviour.

Posted by: Freddyboy at February 18, 2004 at 02:06 PM

Shit, won't Bob Katter be happy now that he won't have to fight against aboriginal land claims!

He has stated in the past that he has a 'Ghan heritage, and was proud of their hard work etc.

This Muslim thing might stir him up a bit though.

Posted by: Tom at February 18, 2004 at 02:53 PM

Camels are very easy to train to kneel- perhaps they could be recruited as Senate pages?

Posted by: Habib at February 18, 2004 at 02:57 PM

Or as Party interns, as well.

Posted by: Freddyboy at February 18, 2004 at 03:20 PM

Andrea when I close my eyes I can't see anything....oh of course how stupid of me, don't I feel a right tit (note to self - stop watching Super Bowl halftime tape)....

Mind you, you can't be too careful...I was signed up to a porno website (for the articles)and there was so much fucking flashing(not bods - flash site) I had to switch off the computer from the passage (10 metres away) with the end of a broom.

My missus wanted to know why I was stretching accross the bed trying to turn off the computer...
I was irratating her because she had a headache (apparently started on our honeymoon over a decade ago)and I was using her mother's broom, which had been in for repairs on account of her crashing into the side of our house on a flight trial.

Something to do with turbanulence - her Indian turban had slipped over her eyes on take-off..why the old bat was wearing a turban is beyond me but it took care of that flight an' all I can tell you.

So we had to send it in.....meant the cauldron she came to fetch is still cluttering up our lounge......shoulda heard her cat who was sitting on the back when she crashed...


I don't like to split hairs but this cat split thousands poor thing.....neutered I'm sure.....if it isn't then it'll be the first cat in history to procreate while having it's balls at the back of it's throat.....

FUCK!!! Is that the time I'm off to work....have a nice fucking day.....

Posted by: Traps at February 18, 2004 at 04:47 PM

The first time I tried to access the site I got a white screen with three error message. I reloaded and got the normal site.

Posted by: cannon at February 18, 2004 at 04:53 PM

Lousy joke: An army officer newly rotated into Iraq asks his sergeant, "Why do we have a camel?" "Well," says the sergeant, "there are no women in the camp, so when the urge is too much for the men, that's when we use the camel." Two weeks later, the new officer is going crazy. "Sergeant, bring in the camel." The sergeant brings the camel into the tent and the officer proceeds to, uh, "goose frappa" it. The officer finishes and asks the sergeant if that's how the enlisted men do it. The sergeant says, "Well, sir, normally they just ride it into town."

Posted by: dorkafork at February 18, 2004 at 04:55 PM

Infidels! Are not the charms of our dromodaries enough to inflame your ardour? No wonder Allah has ordered your slow, painful deaths. Perverts.

(A donkey or ass with a huchback is acceptable, at a pinch).

Why do camels have such long necks? The same reason we Bedoin wear long pants all the time.

Posted by: Habib at February 18, 2004 at 05:04 PM

Andrea Harris wants me bad.

Posted by: Big Ramifications at February 18, 2004 at 05:07 PM

Enough goose frappa and camels! Drago is feeling funny.

Posted by: Drago at February 18, 2004 at 05:09 PM

Don't forget about camel toe.

Posted by: aaron at February 19, 2004 at 12:41 AM

Well, the site is fixed, but Traps' and Big Ramifications' problems are beyond my talents.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at February 19, 2004 at 12:30 PM