April 30, 2004


• Good news out of Iraq? That’s crazy talk! Yet somehow Andrew Bolt discovers information worth celebrating:

Last week, the president of Iraq's National Olympics Committee, Ahmed al-Sammarai, gave a radio interview that, being inspiring news from Iraq, got as little attention as you'd expect.

• Media Whores Online is out to pasture. Warblogger watch has only posted a handful of items this year. Margo has been minimalised by her own newspaper. Indymedia is attracting unwanted scrutiny. It’s like some kind of mass vote-off on Loser Survivor.

• New Australian blogger Arthur Chrenkoff points out that veteran leftoid Phillip Knightley (“the poor man's John Pilger’) still requires adult supervision, and new Canadian blogger Cicada has some advice for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad:

A septuagenarian Frenchman flush with Viagra is less likely to shorten your lifespan than the angry youths oiling their AK-47s throughout Damascus.

• Fun for the entire family! It’s a DIE-IN at Adelaide’s Parliament House:

We want people to wear clothing that looks as though it is blood splattered. Wear white T-shirts and put anything red on them. We are going to have a "DIE-IN" on the steps. We will ask you to lie down there. If you think it is OK, please ask your children to come to represent the many children who have been murdered in Fallujah this past week.

They could always re-use the blood-decorated shirts they wore to protest Saddam Hussein’s murderous reign. Oh, wait ...

Posted by Tim Blair at April 30, 2004 12:53 AM

Of course, it was the Kurds who pioneered this form of protest with respect to tyranny in Iraq. (Link explicit).

Funny, though, they weren't mentioned by the protest organiser. Strange.

Amoral jagoffs.

Posted by: CurrencyLad at April 30, 2004 at 01:15 AM

I thought Right-Wingers were supposed to be the war mongers, but the sad truth is that the Left love this war. They wallow self-righteously in every lurid detail and have a morbid bloodlust and appetite for destruction that knows no bounds!
Everyone saw this in disgusting detail on April 9th 2003, when the worst appeared to be over, and the disappointment of these 'peace-niks' was truly palpable. No-one is revelling in the bloodshed more than these obscene hypocrites!

Posted by: Brian. at April 30, 2004 at 01:17 AM

True story: During my years at my alma malus Colby the leftists tried a die-in on campus to deny access to the CIA recruitment meeting going on. These idiots lay down on the stairs to prevent people from going up the room. Our response was simple. Every single person going to this meeting/for interviews wore the biggest shit-kicker boots they owned. The howls of pain when you stepped on these idiots was a great pleasure to the ears. Rumours that some of our contingent deliberately aimed at the leftoid male private parts could not be confirmed.

Funny enough...at least why I was there they didn't try that stunt again.

Posted by: Andrew Ian Dodge at April 30, 2004 at 01:25 AM

The link may not work (?). It was one of those images of Kurdish people chemically gassed by Saddam. They're never mentioned by the left. They are forgotten. Yet, their treatment alone justified the former Iraqi leader's ouster, all other BS aside.

Peaceniks in Britain protested last week about the insensitivity of khaki teddy-bears being sent to Iraq. The Adelaide die-in evokes the imagery of the lifeless, body-strewn Kurdish streets after Saddam's attack. This really is insensitive.

I'd like to say something about the importance of method-acting research for these would-be corpses but that wouldn't be nice.

Posted by: CurrencyLad at April 30, 2004 at 01:31 AM

What these people will have is not a die-in, but a lay-down. Oh, would they ever go the real thing!....

Posted by: Katherine at April 30, 2004 at 03:01 AM

I never thoughtI'd say this of anyone, but to call a miserable piece of filth like Philip Knightly the poor man's John pilger is actually hard on Pilger.

Posted by: sue at April 30, 2004 at 03:11 AM

Rumours that some of our contingent deliberately aimed at the leftoid male private parts could not be confirmed.

They must have had good aim, to hit a target that small.

Posted by: R C Dean at April 30, 2004 at 03:13 AM

If you think it is OK, please ask your children to come to represent the many children who have been murdered in Fallujah this past week.

Much like the terrorists, the leftists love to hide behind children.

Posted by: Robert Crawford at April 30, 2004 at 04:23 AM

They missed their chance! They could have held their protest on the 28th of April, that way they could have celebrated their enlightened views as well as Saddams birthday. I think that would be entirely appropriate attire to wear to the old butchers party.

Posted by: Rob at April 30, 2004 at 07:21 AM


"THERE'LL be a moment in the opening ceremony of the Athens Olympics that may finally shame the "peace" activists who jeer that we were wicked to help liberate Iraq.
A voice will say "Iraq!" and in will march a small team of athletes under the new white, blue and yellow flag of their freed nation."

There won't be any pre or post game torture of the Iraqi athletes. This is very good. It's a little thing, but it's very good.

I'll be rooting for the Iraqis in whetever events they are in.

Posted by: Chris Josephson at April 30, 2004 at 08:26 AM


Try this:


The (Notice, no forward slash after the "html.") applies to "gif" as well.

Posted by: JeffS at April 30, 2004 at 10:02 AM

Thanks JeffS.

Posted by: CurrencyLad at April 30, 2004 at 10:56 AM