March 30, 2004


A couple of years ago, on James O’Loghlin’s ABC program, I said a whole bunch of unpleasant things about the UN. Fellow guest Keith Suter, a past president of the United Nations Association of Australia, was alarmed; in particular, the idea that we should get out of the UN struck him as ridiculous.

Turns out I wasn’t unpleasant enough about this gang of oil-drenched, child-starving degenerates.

Posted by Tim Blair at March 30, 2004 03:20 AM

Can the US leave too? And, in particular get these criminals off the island of Manhattan?

Posted by: Karol at March 30, 2004 at 03:25 AM

I'm sure Namibia would be proud to host the U.N. Or Kyrgyzstan.

Hmm. Namibia's probably too good for them. Make it the Democratic Republic of Congo. I'm sure the diplomats will fall in love with the night life in Kinshasa.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at March 30, 2004 at 03:50 AM

Why not Nigeria? I keep getting e-mail from there about all of these people who have millions of dollars they need transfer out of the country. Obviously, since it is e-mail, it must be true, and not some sort of scam. So, instead of transferring the money, they can use it to build a new building.

Posted by: Dave T. at March 30, 2004 at 04:05 AM

Wrong again......the answer is of course Zimbabwe.

Question : What did Zimbabweans use before they discovered parafin and candles?

Answer : Electricity.

Go Uncle Bob.....and while you're at it you might as well take the rest of that shite known as the UN with you.

Posted by: Traps at March 30, 2004 at 04:38 AM

Indeed can the US at least stop having to BANKROLL the thing as well?

Posted by: Joe at March 30, 2004 at 04:53 AM

So, in effect, Kofi Annan is an unindicted co-conspirator in Saddam's propaganda plan to crush his people. Hanging's too good for 'em.

Posted by: David Gillies at March 30, 2004 at 05:17 AM

I wonder, what will Koffi Annan say when the accusation of corruption is put to him?

Posted by: 2dogs at March 30, 2004 at 05:25 AM

Ummm, that he's "deeply concerned"???

Posted by: Jimi at March 30, 2004 at 09:19 AM

Maybe Michael Moore could make a "Documentary" about it?

Posted by: john at March 30, 2004 at 11:03 AM

last year, due to labor dispute in NYC, employees of UN cafeteria & 3 restaurants inside of it walked off their jobs. withing minutes hordes of "diplomats" descended, helped themselves to free food, broke into bars & stole all alcohol, then proceeded to remove paintings, pictures, silverware, plates, some furniture,etc. basically all movables of any value disappeared.

one of newspapers had a lovely pic pf UN official running with a stolen painting under one arm & a roasted turkey under another. comical, but indicative of what those evil clowns are capable of.

Posted by: niels at March 30, 2004 at 11:21 AM

If my leaders truly had any "huevos" they would make future funding of the UN contingent on a transparent audit of the whole "oil for food" scam.

No chance. They won't even make the bastards pay their NY parking tickets.

Posted by: Theodopoulos Pherecydes at March 30, 2004 at 11:26 AM

"this gang of oil-drenched, child-starving degenerates."

So "this" gang is oil drenched? Hmmmmmm. If you say so.

Posted by: IXLNXS at March 30, 2004 at 11:32 AM

Osama chose the wrong target in NY to dialogue his dissent about the sanctions with Iraq.

/Mary Kostakidis

(Not that flying a plane into the UN would be legitimate)

Posted by: Andjam at March 30, 2004 at 11:32 AM

Join the UN and learn to become morally superior and condescending while stealing medicine from sick and dying children. Second lesson, learn how to tear up parking tickets.

Posted by: perfectsense at March 30, 2004 at 11:51 AM

Oh, hello IXLPITZ, did you just join this conversation? The blogmire's been discussing the UN's Oil For Facism program for awhile now. I'm sure that you, with the moral clarity to be upset over a pipleline in Afganistan that isn't there, would be ALL OVER the UN's gigantic billions of dollars worth of oil grifting, complete with neopotism and worse.

Or did you miss this story because the tin-foil's too tight?

Posted by: Sortelli at March 30, 2004 at 11:54 AM

Being totally cynical, but I bet the IPCC (another UN body) and its mates are flooding the media with climate scares to distract attention from Kofi and his mates.

Funny the IPCC has zero data on the effect water vapour has on the greenhouse effect - it is responsible for 95% od the observed effect, and thus the temperature.

Posted by: Louis at March 30, 2004 at 12:21 PM

So what would be the effect if the US withdrew from the UN (and, presumably, told them to find some other city to be based in)? Would the whole thing collapse, or would it continue on its merry way without the US using its pesky veto every time the Security Council wanted to condemn Israel? I'm not sure how many other countries would follow the US, but I'm pretty sure Israel would.

Posted by: Donald S. Crankshaw at March 30, 2004 at 01:28 PM


For shame to be making attacks just to attack.

I with a more liberal or moderate slant than you was warned not to personally atack posters. Alas as is right wing tendencies I am sure it will be over looked in your case.

As to a pipeline in the Afghan areas, I suggest you reacquante yourself with TAP, and who all has signed up so far, and what work has already commenced before you display yourself to be less than well informed. I did, and didn't bring it back here to drag anyones nose through anything.

As to this bacth of halfwits and idiots. Well I say let em fry. Fry like water on a skillet. For unlike you I am not into persecuting only one element of goverments, but all that are dishonest, untruthful, stealing, lying, ect. Any one who has given it thought realizes it is not any one demographic group or political organization that has a market on bad leadership.

I only piped in shortly, Very shortly. To point out how easily some here jumped to pick on the nigger and his fellow thieves in the UN, while ignoring the honkey and his pro police state scabs in Washington.


Whats even more ironic is how little you care about any of this when your slamming beer, and fishing. The only reason I became involved in politics is because the world governments at large seem to be cracking down on those things too. Telling me where I can fish, and where I can drink beer. Well I got something to tell them, and any of you who would likewise wish to take control of my life and decisions, You can kiss right here between the pockets of my filthy blue jeans. Pick a side either side.

To some left wing means more government control, to others it's right wing. From where I live it's the republicans passing laws limiting freedoms of the electorate.

Posted by: IXLNXS at March 30, 2004 at 01:38 PM

Once again IXLNXS says nothing at all in the most confusing, grammatically incorrect way possible.

Posted by: Matt Moore at March 30, 2004 at 02:14 PM

So do you want him to kiss you between the pockets of your filthy blue jeans, or on either side of your jeans, or the pockets thereof, or --

Never mind, I just realized I don't give a shit what you want.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at March 30, 2004 at 02:30 PM

"So what would be the effect if the US withdrew from the UN (and, presumably, told them to find some other city to be based in)? Would the whole thing collapse, or would it continue on its merry way without the US using its pesky veto every time the Security Council wanted to condemn Israel? I'm not sure how many other countries would follow the US, but I'm pretty sure Israel would."

You can count the Marshall Islands and Micronesia in for the walkout. Not very big super powers though. I think the US provides almost a quarter of the UN's budget (I'm not entirely sure but I no thats it is heaps) so the US leaving would definately make an impact.

Posted by: Dead Ed at March 30, 2004 at 02:46 PM

I recall that the US contribution to the United Nations is in the billions, less than 100 billion, more than 10. I'd have to look it up, and should -- those are my tax dollars going there.

But maybe we could get it back if we pulled out of the UN, and charged them rent for the UN facilities in Manhattan. And if we went for back rent, oh boy!

Posted by: JeffS at March 30, 2004 at 03:34 PM

I attack you just to attack? Sir IXLLAKSJDLJ, you misunderstand me. I have a clear strategy when I rip into your bizarre semi-literate ramblings. I want to make you go away.

So I'll yank the rug out from under you as often as possible. And by the way, the whining in your last paragraph about government control? That makes you a hard core crazy ass right whinger, not a liberal or moderate. A liberal wants to control the drinking and the smoking and the fishing. And the shooting and the talking and the working. And the spending. And the taxing. And the driving.

I hesitate to speak for Andrea, but I think the real reason you've been warned about getting banned is that you're a drooling idiot who spews insults and makes absolutely no sense whatsoever and won't stop posting stupid crap, not just that you spew insults.

Posted by: Sortelli at March 30, 2004 at 03:58 PM


I have this note on the right side of my monitor, with the title "NEVER GET THESE PEOPLE MAD AT ME!" in red ink.

I just added your name, right after Andrea's.

Keep up the good work!

Posted by: JeffS at March 30, 2004 at 04:37 PM

I'm actually pretty meek and mild in real life, honest. :)

Posted by: Sortelli at March 30, 2004 at 04:47 PM

Umm, Theo??

Huevos means eggs. Perhaps you were looking for cojones?

I think the US provides 22% of the operating fund.

Want to really get their attention? Cut their operating and NGO funds.

Posted by: Sandy P. at March 30, 2004 at 05:12 PM

Huevos is still slang for cojones. Don't put all your eggs in one basket, as they say. ;)

Posted by: Sortelli at March 30, 2004 at 05:30 PM

mmmm more UN news here. Seems Kofi has become 'deeply concerned' enough to offer up a few scapegoats in relation to the bombing of the UN headquarters in Iraq.

Posted by: attila at March 30, 2004 at 06:12 PM

Maybe the US should just veto everything until each nation pays up in _every_ fund according to its share of the global GDP. Some are getting a really free ride. Also, each nation should get representation in the UN bureaucracies according to its contribution. Hahahahahahahahahahaha.

Posted by: JorgXMcKie at March 31, 2004 at 02:36 AM

Damn Sortelli, if I ever get on your shitlist, I am sorry in advance....

Posted by: Carl in N.H. at March 31, 2004 at 04:03 AM

The problem with the disappointing UN, at least for English speaking cultures, is that it lives up to its initials- "un" is a prefix of opposition, contrarianism and undoing. Why not a more truthful match between name and acronym for an organization of rarely united irresponsible nations-

As RUIN, it wouldn't dash our expectations so. And, instead of trumpeting an imaginary United Nations utopianism, leftists would have to explicitly call for the RUINation of US/ Western foreign policy...

Posted by: c at March 31, 2004 at 04:33 AM

Say no more!

Posted by: Steve at March 31, 2004 at 05:10 AM

William Safire?!?!?!?!?!?!?! Hardy ha ha! It's just lucky no one listens to you, I guess.

Posted by: Miranda Divide at March 31, 2004 at 11:18 AM

No one but you, Miranda.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at March 31, 2004 at 01:56 PM