May 11, 2004
MARGO'S WORLD OF WINDER
The latest from Margo Kingston, whose comical illiteracy is somehow unable to be corrected by a multi-million dollar media empire:
Makes you winder what the Administration is really sorry about, doesn’t it?
Makes me winder if these guys can supply an editor or proof-reader.
Posted by Tim Blair at May 11, 2004 01:42 PM
a href="http://www.margosupplies.com/american/capture_products/trucatch.htm">One of these from Margo Spplies should keep her out of any further trouble.
That place sells some cooool stuff. Are bean bag rounds legal in Aus?
Neil Cavuto on the sorry obsession, as if like saying sorry is going to make the world go away. It's a couple weeks old but good.
Crank: Reminds me of a die-hard, loyal but non-intellectual rough-diamond who was surprised to be asked to read the Gospel at my local parish church some years ago.
"A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Filipinos...", he declared, thus alerting all of Christendom to a hitherto unknown work.
I read Margos' webdiary the other day, a diary that the Herald had highlighted on its online edition with a heading all of its own.
And what did I find there? An atrociously written piece, so devoid of logic that it was nothing more than a personal and poorly written rant.
The people handing over their hard earned cash expecting a quality paper deserve far, far better.
And here I thought a winder was a hole in the wall covered with glass.
It's getting out of control: Triple J (ABC youth radio) News just reported a story on the conviction of a few Townsville-based soldiers for cruelty to kittens. It was the bulletin's lead story.
The announcer referred to the acts as 'torture.' Coincidence?
One of Margo's readers (in the comments field) thinks he's being clever when he asks (with regard to the war on terrorism) how do you declare war on a noun?
This is the height of idiocy. Nouns are, as they used to teach in schools, names of things. We have obviously declared war on the thing named, not the word itself. In fact, pretty much anything you go to war with is a name; eg war against iraq, war against germany, war against nazism, they're all nouns. Some of Margo's reader's make her look pretty smart by comparison.
Heh. The War on Nouns. That's a rather sloppy variation on a rather sloppy argument. So much for intellectual advancement.
It is brootal to deklare wor on nouns. Many of them are gud wommen hoo werk for the cherch, teech in cherch skools and care for the pure.
If you declare war on a noun, does that mean you launch a verbal assault to reach your adjective?
HC: Roffle roffle roffle
I'm waiting to read that someone has compared the way the Iraqi POWs were treated to the way the Nazis treated the Jews.
There are just so many over-the-top-hysterics that
I'm sure we'll read the comparison with the Nazis, soon. AND the writer will contend that the Nazis treated the Jews MUCH BETTER than we have treated the Iraqi prisoners.
There are plenty of editors and proofreaders around to do the job. None of them can stand reading the copy. Tim does it while washing and blow drying his hair ... shirts.
[Of course it's possible to get inured to Margo's stuff and miss the fact that she repeats herself.]
"If the world's media HAD FRONT PAGED the images from Falluja the day after it happened, and emphasised the appalling ratio of US revenge, then the reaction would have rivaled, perhaps even surpassed that afforded the torture pics. They too may have ignited 'the American domestic imagination' (and the Australian one too) something this administration, even more than most, has tried desperately to avoid.
It is his responsibility for this ignition that has Donald Rumsfeld on the ropes, far more than any responsibility for the actual crimes.
If the world's media HAD FRONT PAGED the images from Falluja the day after it happened, and emphasised the appalling ratio of US revenge, then the reaction would have rivaled, perhaps even surpassed that afforded the torture pics."
[Sorry. Off to oil my flagellum.]
The Real Jeff S: "And here I thought a winder was a hole in the wall covered with glass."
Sounds like a line from "Airplane": "A winder! What is it?" "It's a hole in the wall covered with glass, but that's not important now."
Tim says there is evidence that Margo and Maureen Dowd have been seen together, but I have my doubts. Of course, I'm pretty sure there is no "Maureen Dowd," and the putative writer is just a little joke pulled on the NY Times readership.
LOL, Agent Smith!
Y'know, Margo would be a great character in an "Airplane" remake -- bumbling around from problem to problem, clueless all the way! The only problem is, she's not funny.