June 23, 2004


Donít leave the News Ltd papers out of it! Attack!

Posted by Tim Blair at June 23, 2004 03:52 AM

Unsavoury, sickening image of the day:

Janet Albrechtsen in The Australian invites readers to envisage Mark Latham as "an Egyptian harem girl with one hand out and one hand up, trying to be all things to all people."

He has got the boobs for it though.

Things You Can Still Do When You're Dead #1:

Ex-pug, Jeff Fenech, "will seek revenge from the grave if a Sydney gang carries out its threat to kill him. The boxing great has sent a message to his would-be killers to back off or risk retribution."

I kills youse all.

Things You Can Still Do When You're Dead #2:

Headline on the news.com website: "Suicidal: Pedophile suspect found dead."

A corpse morbidly contemplating 'something silly'. What a bore he must be.

Frank Devine's problems with Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code begin early:

"His book title is based on a non-existent surname. The artist's full name is Leonardo. From Vinci."

The rest of his send-up of the popular airport novel is a hoot.

Brisban'e The Courier Mail has a facility for sending a message to our fighting men and women abroad.

Go send.

Posted by: CurrencyLad at June 23, 2004 at 10:56 AM

Hey, doing a locum for a blogger isn't easy.

I quit.

Posted by: CurrencyLad at June 23, 2004 at 11:06 AM

Janet Albrechtsen in The Australian invites readers to envisage Mark Latham as "an Egyptian harem girl..."

Well, whaddaya know? The Skanky Ho gets cranky with her Lardy Labour foe!

Posted by: TimT at June 23, 2004 at 11:33 AM

The Australian's report on Prime Minister Mr Howard's plan to make schools fly the Australian flag.

Mr Howard also attacked teachers who were among a crowd of 250 teachers and parents who shouted "bullshit" and booed Education Minister Brendan Nelson at a public education forum in Canberra.

"Those who did that have set an appalling example of rudeness and ill-manners and it is no wonder that parents are, from time to time, impatient with the quality of the instruction that their children receive," he said.

Indeed. He also took a stick to baby boomers while he was at it.

"There is a cultural change in relation to the display of national symbols and, far from this being old fashioned, I think it is very compatible and very consonant with what people want," Mr Howard said.

"The younger generations embrace those things far more, may I say with great respect, than people aged between 35 and 50."

This is great. An earlier, wiser generation joining forces with the younger generation and beating up on the most self-centred and least patriotic generation ever, which is not to criticise individuals but to understand he is taking a swipe at the failed social experiments of the sixties and seventies.

Meanwhile, over at ABC radio last night, the bile-filled outrage over the compulsory flag move just about melted the speakers. What a joy to have those late baby boomer lefties confronted with such a patriotic - and totally admirable - move.

More please, Mr Howard.

Posted by: ilibcc at June 23, 2004 at 12:21 PM

I'd sooner vote for the Egyptian harem girl.

Posted by: Andjam at June 23, 2004 at 02:06 PM