June 16, 2004


"Let's go back to 1972," writes Phillip Adams, "when many who voted for Whitlam did so with far greater exhilaration than those who might have granted a second term to Fraser."

Fraser? He means William McMahon. Fraser served three terms from 1975 to 1983. The Ageís Tim Ferguson is also confused, claiming that Big Brother evictee Merlinís bold refugee stand was "the bravest individual act of protest we have seen on Australian 'reality' television". Except that his protest was against a circumstance that doesnít exist. Brave? Well, thatís one word for it.

The rest of Fergusonís piece is unbelievably smug and dickheaded.

Posted by Tim Blair at June 16, 2004 03:57 AM

God I with these idiots would just move to New Zealand, and live in their wonderful, socialist, angry lezbian-ruled utopia without us.

Posted by: Amos at June 16, 2004 at 04:34 AM

Oh come on Tim. Don't you recognise another young conservative when you see one?

Don't you understand that the BEST thing that a Howard supporter such as you or I could possibly do right now is go out there (like Merlin did) and make the pro people-smugling movement (and other assorted do-gooders) look as loony as possible? In the end it only means more votes for Howard (just like last time).

Just like before/during the Iraq war. Initially, only about 25% of the population supported the war. But once the crazy "peace protests/riots" started up (e.g. with all those "Bush/Blair/Howard are the REAL terrorists" signs), support for the liberation of Iraq more than doubled.

Rest assured, Tim. If you were half as loyal to Howard as Merlin is, then you'd be up out there on the streets handing out Socialist Alliance pamphlets...literally SCARING people into voting for Howard.

Posted by: Richard at June 16, 2004 at 04:58 AM