November 11, 2004

HELP PESTS

Are you experiencing extreme anger, despair, hopelessness, powerlessness, a failure to function behaviorally, a sense of disillusionment? Do you find yourself staring listlessly into space? Are you emotionally paralyzed, shocked and devastated?

You may be suffering Post-Election Selection Trauma, my friend. There ainít no cure. A group of PEST victims are meeting today in Sydney; please assist their recovery by laughing, singing, and otherwise expressing joy.

UPDATE. Pictures of the festivities here and here.

Posted by Tim Blair at November 11, 2004 09:31 AM
Comments

"Extreme anger, despair, hopelessness, powerlessness, a failure to function behaviorally, a sense of disillusionment..."

Hell, that's how I always am.

Posted by: Butch at November 11, 2004 at 09:43 AM

Good luck, Protest Warriors Down Under! I'm glad everyone can openly demonstrate in Australia, but my heart is with you.

Posted by: The Real JeffS at November 11, 2004 at 10:11 AM

If pictures are posted, please let us know where we can see them. Fun times!

Posted by: Polly at November 11, 2004 at 10:19 AM

This ought to cheer them up: "In your face losers."

Posted by: perfectsense at November 11, 2004 at 10:24 AM

I'm thinking of going, but having trouble thinking of a good sign to bring. The ones on the Protest Warrior website are starting to look a little outdated, and not really suited to the present situation. Any suggestions for a more Battle-of-Fallujah sign?

Posted by: Jorge at November 11, 2004 at 10:33 AM

Fallujah! It's not your dad's nest-of-snakes anymore!

or

Fallujah! Just do it!

or

Fallujah "insurgents": Marine breakfast of champions

or

US Marine firepower: When it rains it pours

or

Abu al-Zarqawi: Where's the beef?

or

Fallujah! Let the Marines do the walking

Marines: We bring good things to life (and kill the bad things)

Any one of these things could apply to the Army as well, and apologies for the US centric adverts.

Posted by: Rebecca at November 11, 2004 at 10:42 AM

Fallujah - Because the only good terrorist is a dead one

Bush, Howard - the Triumph of the People's Will!

Bush, Howard - Four more years of bliss!

Posted by: freddyboy at November 11, 2004 at 10:52 AM

I thought you were going to describe a support group for lawyers there for a second. Or the people that have to deal with lawyers, I suppose....

Posted by: TPB, Esq. at November 11, 2004 at 10:54 AM

LRAS and Fallujah. Right time. Right Place. Right war. Right people.

Posted by: YoJimbo at November 11, 2004 at 11:02 AM

Happy Birthday-USMC!

Posted by: YoJimbo at November 11, 2004 at 11:13 AM

American radio host/satirist Phil Hendrie is currently running a bit with a character of his describing the situation at his "outreach home". The character is stating that the federal government should fully fund therapy for all the PESTD patients he's working with. It's the taxpayers' responsibility to pay for it since we elected him.

I think Phil will have quite a few callers wanting to hammer his character. It should be over the top and quite entertaining.

Posted by: Squatch at November 11, 2004 at 11:16 AM

Just a reminder - if you want to join Protest Warrior, we're meeting at 5pm at Starbucks on George Street, Sydney near the Greater Union cinemas (just south of Town Hall). Bring a camera (video/digital preferable) or a US/Australian flag if you can.

If you've got any questions, send me an e-mail: wheels128_AT_optusnet.com.au (change the _AT_ to an @ obviously).

Posted by: Leigh at November 11, 2004 at 11:22 AM

Jorge -- feel free to use this one.

Posted by: richard mcenroe at November 11, 2004 at 11:24 AM

Here's a sign for you:

Fallujah: The birthday candle for the United States Marine Corps to blow out!

Posted by: The Real JeffS at November 11, 2004 at 11:36 AM

Oh, and Jorge -

We'll have extra signs, so if you can't bring a sign, don't worry. You can bring a US/AUS/UK/Poland flag, a camera, a friend or even just yourself.

Numbers and cameras are the two most important things.

Posted by: Leigh at November 11, 2004 at 11:40 AM

[Buh-bye, troll. The Management.]

Posted by: dickless scum at November 11, 2004 at 11:45 AM

Andrea:

In blog terms, please do to "88" what the US military is doing to terrorists Fallujah - annihilate him.

Posted by: perfectsense at November 11, 2004 at 12:22 PM

It's already been done.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at November 11, 2004 at 12:24 PM

i'd love to go support the marines, but unfortunately i'll be working tonight. i'll try to come in to Starbucks and drop off my American flag, though.

as someone said to me last night, that's one big disadvantage the PW's have against the lefties... some of us actually have jobs.

Posted by: seph at November 11, 2004 at 12:34 PM

Buh-bye, troll. The Management.]

Posted by: dickless scum at November 11, 2004 at 11:45 AM

Andrea, you have no idea how much this kind of thing makes me laugh. Thank you.

Posted by: Rebecca at November 11, 2004 at 12:35 PM

Be careful, folks.

"Three zoo school students face charges for using a bat to beat another student who taunted them about being John Kerry supporters days after the contentious election."

Posted by: Jim C. at November 11, 2004 at 12:43 PM

If only they would feel the emotion of being completely fricking stupid and childish, there might be a chance they would grow the hell up and stop wasting other people's time.

I partly blame the leech-like head benders who pander to this type of rubbish. Geezus in a jalopy, if someone walks up to you and starts raving on tell them to fuck off and join Planet Normal like the rest of us.

Some days I wish Bush WOULD go bomb france or some other olde-worlde-charm type place just to give these pathetic dunderheads something REAL to whine about.

/Rant off.

I feel better now ;-)

Posted by: JakeD at November 11, 2004 at 01:51 PM

Hey, they can always take comfort in ranting that Bush STOLE the election. (And if they need help formulating that rant, I've got just the thing: the Autorantic Virtual Moonbat! Over 4.4 billion possible rants.)

Posted by: Sean Gleeson at November 11, 2004 at 01:55 PM

And on a brighter note.....

ARAFISH IS DEAD!!!!

ULULULULLLLLL!!

Posted by: tricia01 at November 11, 2004 at 02:20 PM

Are you sure? They keep saying "No... wait-- he's just sleeping. False alarm, folks!"

Posted by: Andrea Harris at November 11, 2004 at 02:27 PM

Yes, Andrea...start dancing in the streets.

Guess he didn't want to be late for his funeral on Friday.

Posted by: tricia01 at November 11, 2004 at 02:31 PM

Yep, it's true. He's no longer just pining for the fjords but is officially an ex-terrorist. I just heard it on CBS and CNN so it must be true.

Posted by: DanG at November 11, 2004 at 02:37 PM

Yep - CNN has one of their pretty insta-obits as the headline. Quite a month it's been - and it's not even half over.

Posted by: Sonetka at November 11, 2004 at 02:40 PM

Arrafat is dead. Boo Hoo.

Posted by: The Real JeffS at November 11, 2004 at 02:41 PM

Oh, and a GOOMBA GOOM! to Arrafat, the murderous bastard.

Posted by: The Real JeffS at November 11, 2004 at 02:44 PM

And for those of you wishing to send flowers-World AIDS Day is 12/1/04. Sorry. Very tacky, but I couldn't resist.

Posted by: YoJimbo at November 11, 2004 at 02:47 PM

Arafat is dead. I believe I speak for everyone here when I say

Boom shakalakalaka
Boom shakalakalaka
Boom shakalakalaka

Boom

Yeah!

And for our special friends at the BBC, I'd like to request that great CW hit, "There Are Tears in My Beer..."

Posted by: richard mcenroe at November 11, 2004 at 02:52 PM

1918 - World War I ends.
1975 - Gough Whitlam sacked.
2004 - Yasser Arafat dies.

The 11th of November will always be remembered as a day when good things happened.

Posted by: 2dogs at November 11, 2004 at 02:53 PM

C'mon Tim, shouldn't you be handing out sweets (candies) now?

Posted by: cuckoo at November 11, 2004 at 02:55 PM

I'm gonna hand out sweets and fire my rifle into the air !!

Unlike Arafat's funeral, where they will be crying and firing their rifles into the air.

Posted by: Jono at November 11, 2004 at 03:02 PM

He's just pining for the fjords.

Posted by: ajf at November 11, 2004 at 03:02 PM

2dogs, don't forget it also marks the death of a violent thug and cattle thief, who even now is idolised as a "freedom fighter".

Interesting, no?

Posted by: Quentin George at November 11, 2004 at 03:21 PM

The world's oldest terrorist is bleedin' demised!

Ding-dong, the Fish is dead!
The Fish is dead!
The wicked Fish!
Ding-dong, the wicked Fish is dead!

Posted by: Spiny Norman at November 11, 2004 at 03:33 PM

But folks, there is a sadder side to Arafat's passing...

Somewhere in Israel, an IDF armorer is wiping a name off a special Hellfire missile and sobbing tragically....

Posted by: richard mcenroe at November 11, 2004 at 03:36 PM

HOWARD ELECTED!
BUSH ELECTED
ARAFAT GONE TO HELL!
THings are looking up for us dumb evangelical fundamentalists and a kick in the butt for the totalitirian leftoids.

Posted by: davo at November 11, 2004 at 03:37 PM

A prize to the first person to find a leftie comment linking Bush's re-election to Arafat's death.

Hop to it!

Posted by: Goal Posts at November 11, 2004 at 03:42 PM

New poll suggestion: what sort of ceremony should the Palestinians have, befitting a man of Arafat's stature?

E. Nough has a fine idea:

I suggest a Semtex vest in a car in downtown Ramallah. The burial can then be left to his devoted followers.


Posted by: Spiny Norman at November 11, 2004 at 03:44 PM

Goal posts, I'm checking the ABC website right now.

Posted by: Jono at November 11, 2004 at 03:56 PM

SBS has started the grovelling odes to Arafat. ABC will be next
The Beheading chamber of horors found by the US have still not been mentioned on the usual MSM.
How will the BBC spin this news?

Posted by: davo at November 11, 2004 at 04:34 PM

Congratulations Aussies, on a PM who tells it like it is: History will judge Arafat harshly: Howard.

Posted by: Cris at November 11, 2004 at 04:40 PM

Least they wont muck around. Within 24 hours they will get the deceased out of the house and down the chute. Free wine glasses with every certified stiff.

Posted by: Rob at November 11, 2004 at 05:24 PM

You're Satan's bitch now, Yasser! :-)

Wouldn't be be funny if Satan is Jewish :-O

Posted by: Richard at November 11, 2004 at 05:28 PM

He is, and Oy is that Goy Yasser for it. See what happens when you go totally meshuggah.

Posted by: Habib at November 11, 2004 at 05:52 PM

He is not dead he is resting his eye's.

Posted by: Drago Milovechek at November 11, 2004 at 05:54 PM

Arafat, like King Charles II, should apologise for taking such an unconscionable time a-dying.

John Howard's comment reminds me of Margaret Thatcher's on the 200th anniversary of the French revolution, when other leaders sent in pious platitudes and spurious comments. She went to the heart of the issue immediately, saying "it took us 200 years to get rid of the effects of the French Revolution. We don't want another one".

God I miss her. But Jonny Howard seems almost as good.

Posted by: PJ at November 11, 2004 at 06:11 PM

Aids victims must be cremated or they polute the water table as they decompose-Bury him at table mount and then blow the mosque up.

Posted by: Rose at November 11, 2004 at 06:20 PM

Some fool academic on the ABC was decrying Israeli joy at news of Mr Arafat's death - as if the Palestinians don't whoop and fire guns into the air at every atrocity committed against Israel.

Academics. You can't live with 'em and you can't kill 'em.

Posted by: ilibcc at November 11, 2004 at 06:24 PM

Arafat dead?
Dammit, now I have to go and get out the grave dancing shoes.
I just cleaned them after J*m Ca*rns little soiree.

Posted by: Pedro the Ignorant at November 11, 2004 at 07:25 PM

"Academics. You can't live with 'em and you can't kill 'em."

You can't? Um. Ooops?

Posted by: Cybrludite at November 11, 2004 at 08:34 PM

Yeah how many nobel peace prizes does Howard or chimpy Bush have?

Posted by: Um Yeah at November 11, 2004 at 10:06 PM

Dear Lord:

I humbly thank you for the abundance of riches you have given us lately, what with the conservative election victories in Australia and the USA, and the deaths of Jim Cairns, Jacques Derrida, Arafat and thousands of terrorists in Iraq. I know you are on bit of a roll at the moment, and want to use your excellent recent form to maximum advantage, but could you please hold off on Castro, Gough Whitlam, Jimmy Carter & bin Laden until shortly before the next round of elections in Australia and the USA? In the meantime, you may wish to practise with the millions of moonbats who are probably feeling pretty suicidal at the moment, particularly Robert Fisk, who would probably sympathise with you completely if you beat him up first. And don't forget Dean Murphy from the New York Times, who needs a little reminding what it feels like to be on the receiving end of an Act of God (not that I'm suggesting anything).

Yours In Christ,
Michael

Posted by: Michael Leunig at November 11, 2004 at 10:34 PM

Our great radio personality Glenn Beck, in a parody interview of a reporter in Paris, noted that the rotting fish aroma around Arafat was not due to morbidity. Arafat always smelled that way. This explained the dead/alive/dead/alive/dead/alive misreporting.

Posted by: Crazy Chester at November 11, 2004 at 10:44 PM

Loved the pics!

"Muslims for Peace" - the world's most exclusive club (LoL).

Posted by: Richard at November 11, 2004 at 11:15 PM

I think they may be suffering from ASSBURN-
After-Selection Systemic Blue-stater Upseting Reality Neurosis

Posted by: Mumblix Grumph at November 11, 2004 at 11:57 PM

Can't wait to see the funeral footage. It'll be the biggest car-swarm Palestine's ever seen! Maybe if we're lucky, they'll dump his body on the ground like Khomeini's was during his funeral. Gotta love that funeral moshpit!!!!!

Posted by: spitfire9 at November 12, 2004 at 12:46 AM

That's a great idea, Spitfire9! A five-star Palestinian car-swarm, with body parts scramble and shots fired. "Hey, Abdul! I'll trade you this gallbladder for that testicle!"

Posted by: Ernie G at November 12, 2004 at 01:18 AM

Hey everyone, the counter-protest was a great success. We were only outnumbered by 240 or so, which was kinda funny.

There's a full report at my blog here.

Posted by: Leigh at November 12, 2004 at 01:31 AM

Pussies
Eat
Shit,
Terminate

(Is that mean?)

Posted by: Jim Treacher at November 12, 2004 at 01:53 AM

Ernie G:
Now you've gone too far. That's just a ridiculous thing to say about the palestinians! By you making such an outlandish statement, you would first have to assume that Arafat in fact had testicles...which is preposterous!

Posted by: scherz at November 12, 2004 at 01:56 AM

Don't laugh about the PEST thing, it's serious. My neighbor had it bad. I was surprised when he started talking to me about the election because I knew he was a big Kerry supporter and took the loss hard. Anyway, right in the middle of telling me that their campaigners didn't work hard enough to get Kerry's message out, he buried his face in his hands and sobbed, "you bastards, you fucking bastards, you've wrecked our whole fucking country, I don't want to move to Canada..." That's when I slapped him real hard and told him I was going to broadcast Kerry's concession speech out my window for the next four years and that if he didn't like it he could wrap his big toe around the trigger of that ancient Mauser he's got. I'm figgerin' the old 'tough love' treatment is what he needs, right? Let me tell you, that's the last time I'll try my hand at amateur psychology.

On the upside, I just saw my new neighbor moving a beer fridge into his garage.

Posted by: Arty at November 12, 2004 at 02:57 AM

Here's how to really annoy the moonbats - tell them that even the SMH acknowledges that the unemployment rate is on a downward trend - it's now down to 5.3%!

Jobless rate on way to 4 per cent, says PM


Posted by: Scott Campbell at Blithering Bunny at November 12, 2004 at 03:47 AM


"A prize to the first person to find a leftie comment linking Bush's re-election to Arafat's death."

Done.

http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview.aspx?catid=52&threadid=1433915&STARTPAGE=2&enterthread=y

Posted by: Jay at November 12, 2004 at 04:34 AM

How long after Yasser's death do we have to wait before it's not distasteful to copy that jaunty headgear? That man could wear hats!

Posted by: Bigal at November 12, 2004 at 04:39 AM

At least they aren't taking their clothes off to protest anymore.

Posted by: charles austin at November 12, 2004 at 05:13 AM

Yeah how many nobel peace prizes does Howard or chimpy Bush have?

Ahahahahaahahahahah.

Priceless.

Posted by: Goal Posts at November 12, 2004 at 05:37 AM

Democrats apparently suffer from this aliment due to the pussification of America. I aliment that by the way, does not effect Republicans.

It must really suck to be a Democrat, or even worse, Labour.

Posted by: swassociates at November 12, 2004 at 05:41 AM

Congrats to the Aussies on having one of the only leaders with enough balls to speak about Arafat truthfully!!

Just because Arafat is dead doesn't mean we all forget what a murdering thug he was. Seems that PM Howard is the only leader with the guts to speak the truth.

Arafat was a billionaire who used the 'Palestinians' to keep on enriching his bank account. The "Palestinians" can thank Arafat for the misery they still find themselves living in. He passed up chances to make life better for the people he professed to care about.

Why anyone, except for those who became rich and powerful because of Arafat, would mourn this creep is beyond me. What did he do for the 'Palestinians' except to keep them as a 'cause' whereby he could earn power and money?

I wonder who gets the money now? His wife? His close aids? His bodyguards? I'm willing to bet the average "Palestinian" will not benefit at all by the distribution of Arafat's estimated 1.X BILLION $'s (US $'s .. do the conversion for your particular country).

The "Palestinians" should be dancing in the streets now that he has died. He did nothing for their "cause", but tell them fairy tales about the 'horrible JOOS' and let them live in poverty while he kept money that was meant to be for all the "Palestinians".

I'm sorry that the US, according to reports I've just read, is intending to send an official delegation to his funeral. Why? This man helped out nobody but himself, and did a great deal of harm.

(In case anyone is wondering, you can find estimates of Arafat's wealth in a wide variety of places, the BBC's site included.)

Posted by: Chris Josephson at November 12, 2004 at 05:55 AM

Yeah how many nobel peace prizes does Howard or chimpy Bush have?

Given that the committee has awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to terrorists, fools, and moonbats in recent years, that's hardly something to brag about.

Posted by: The Real JeffS at November 12, 2004 at 05:56 AM

Whilst fondling my firearms and drinking a third frosty jug of cranberry juice in anticipation of Arafish's upcoming blind date with 72 "well-hung" Egyptian succubi, I was thumbing through my red pleather bound VRWC Bible for evil sign ideas (and kitten recipes) and it just popped into my diabolical southern-fried Jesus lovin' head.

Lithium for Leftist PESTS.

I'll ante up the first 2 cents for the malaise fund...

Posted by: monkey fan at November 12, 2004 at 05:58 AM

...Sorry, I got my lesser demons wrong...I really meant Incubi.

Posted by: monkey fan at November 12, 2004 at 06:05 AM

Arafat died of Aids,secure in the knowledge that the French would suppress the information.
Now we will have an orgy of eulogies from the western media.
But Johnny Howard is the only Western Pol who has the guts to speak the truth . Good on ya Johnny!
Arafat learnt his college KGB lessons well.
The more you oppress your own people , the more they will love you for it.
And ultimately, the Palestinians are possibly the ones who suffered most at his hands and they do not even realise it!

Posted by: davo at November 12, 2004 at 06:20 AM

Is that that stupid fat bitch c*nt Donna Mulhearn in the protest pic?? Stupid bitch traitor! Thought she was hauling her fat arse back to Iraq to stage another "abduction". God, I hope this time they take her for real & chop her fat ugly head off her fat fugly thing she calls her body.

Posted by: tricia01 at November 12, 2004 at 07:53 AM

tricia, so you're not a fan then... :)
actually I have to agree with you on most of the points you raised, and then some.

Posted by: FusterCluck at November 12, 2004 at 08:52 AM

TRJ I was going to suggest some sort of harmonic convergence between fool and moonbat for President Carter but after reviewing the 2004 selection I think you're right to separate the two. Holistic approach!#%&?

Posted by: YoJimbo at November 12, 2004 at 09:12 AM

I will award Arafat one acolade for his services to the Jews, peace and mankind- he has died and that at least deserves praise

Posted by: Rose at November 12, 2004 at 09:13 AM

"um yeah,"
um... dope.

Posted by: guinsPen at November 12, 2004 at 09:27 AM

any 'up-dates' on arafat? is he still dead?

Posted by: rosceo.p at November 12, 2004 at 09:52 AM

"any 'up-dates' on arafat? is he still dead?,"
e aint dead, e's just pinin' for the fjords..

Posted by: guinsPen at November 12, 2004 at 10:22 AM

roscoe
he's apparently moping about in purgatory, waiting for his 72 virgns to show up.
kind of like how i'm waiting for my $250 million from the ex-Nigerian prince to materialize.....

Posted by: FusterCluck at November 12, 2004 at 10:27 AM

tricia01 I think it must be .She kept on about how she lived in Iraq for 6 months and how that qualified her as an expert.She was wierd! But not as crazy as some of the others.

Posted by: gud at November 12, 2004 at 10:36 AM

Re: photos from the PEST therapy session.

1) In the big crowd scene with the blue "End the Occupation" banner, please note the suggestion that thoughtful city planners have placed on the street. It's advice worth heeding, especially for lefties.

2) "End the lies, the Greens". Good suggestion on both counts.

Posted by: Andrew D. at November 12, 2004 at 11:13 AM

He never wanted virgins, only little boys, his wife probably conceived with a turkey baster and a spurt from one of his body guards- or with one of his body guards!- maybe even her financial advisor.!?
Wonderful to see the weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth in Ramullah by the usual 'car swarmers'. Perhaps we can hope that they'll all blow themselves up or leap from the highest building in an effort to join their esteemed embezzler and disease ridden paediphile in the 'asassins paradise'
Wish Israel could lob a bunker buster on the funeral proceedings whilst they are collected together in a tight swarm!!!!!!!!!!!! They can enter the Guiness book of records as the only mass shahids since - was it Massada?

Posted by: Rose at November 12, 2004 at 01:09 PM

Good to see PW in Sydney. Lords knows Oz needs them as much as they are needed in the US & UK. Hope they all have good health insurance cause the left are really not taking losing or being mawked too well.

Posted by: Andrew Ian Dodge at November 13, 2004 at 05:44 AM