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Tuesday 21/2/12 open/twitter thread

So, a “new” PM by Monday evening?


Grade 8 textbook in Australia: what a shocker.

Via Australia’s #1 climate change boogyman. And climate change isn’t Leftist propaganda dressed up as science? Our kids deserve better. No wonder education standards have slipped in Australia.


Iran. Now count: 3, 2, 1

This is why I don’t hate Obama. Best Republican president ever (almost).

In one of the most blacked-out stories in America right now, the US military is preparing to send thousands of US troops, along with US Naval anti-missile ships and accompanying support personnel, to Israel.

Boys gotta be trained. No worries, Us, too.

Pulled out of Iraq? Hmmmm.

H/T no-tan-line Sean



I am now officially supporting the re-election of Obama. Don’t be so coy. So are the Republicans.

Also, the more he can concentrate on foreign policy, the more Americans can get on with it.

Sorry, not really a party nite…

But can’t pass this mix up.

Esp. with the day off tomorrow…

A bit nasty but it can’t be helped.


Yep. German crap. Once you get past the crappy saurkraut – ve vill finally fuck weurope samples – it gets OK.


I mita forgot this one

We do what we can


Is it a civil union or a …. arrrggghhh…. GAY MARRIAGE?!?!?111

We’re all gonna call it marriage anyway.

The same legal rights are paramount.

For those of us who are married … more marriage is better.

So, like, fuck.


It’s funny. A mate – and he’s hardcore Christian, like hardcore to the point of Mormon – well anyway his daughter, four years old, cute as a button (have always wondered about that idiom since buttons are buttons and not really what I’d consider cute), she asked if our two cats are “married”.

Her dad replied that they are since kittens are on the way as soon as the girl cat drops her guard (he didn’t mention the dropping of guards bit to be fair).

Seriously. Are we going to ask, “Are you civilly unionised?”

Same goes for polygamy or even marrying your teddy bear*. Our society is based on a separation between church and state.

That said, no church should be forced by the state to wed a couple it doesn’t deem fit.

*Well, not really the teddy bear. The other party, in the event of death, must have the ability to communicate in a court of law and must be an adult…er, a human adult.

If you need me to explain why it must be a human adult, then you’re seriously fucked up.


Anyway, the cricket is on, and even Tim Mathieson likes the cricket.

Why Israeli apartheid isn’t

Richard J. Goldstone:

One particularly pernicious and enduring canard that is surfacing again is that Israel pursues “apartheid” policies. In Cape Town starting on Saturday, a London-based nongovernmental organization called the Russell Tribunal on Palestine will hold a “hearing” on whether Israel is guilty of the crime of apartheid. It is not a “tribunal.” The “evidence” is going to be one-sided and the members of the “jury” are critics whose harsh views of Israel are well known.

While “apartheid” can have broader meaning, its use is meant to evoke the situation in pre-1994 South Africa. It is an unfair and inaccurate slander against Israel, calculated to retard rather than advance peace negotiations.

Too right.

Read on. The man’s reasoning is sound.

Friday Night Pulchritude

My visa status changed this week. No longer can my employer dictate terms to me.

Only my wife can.

Apparently, this is a good thing… 😉

Just knew the following wasn’t safe for work…

And hey, you can’t blame the kids for being unimpressed when shown a “still shot” of an F1 car going at full pelt.

Heh. But when I explained how it’s faster than the KTX… that you can drive those fkrs upside down (so long as they’re driven fast enough), and after one of the kids heard of Wheldon, and then having to explain the safety features…

OK, OK, so I’m indoctrinating the kids, lol!

(In all seriousness, I’ll “lol” when Indy upgrades their safety features whilst retaining nil comprise on speed)

Gotta do it again.

But seriously…

UPDATE… this

Fuuuu! Can’t find the RIGHT MIX.

Tired of looking. This one shouldn’t be too bad…

Schucks. Finding the right mix ain’t easy…


Cox takes 9:16 to get going…

Friday Night Party Music

The Springboks Samoa Rugby world cup game, the second half was a ripper. That said, Samoa’s out. Oh yeah, hence the late posting.

Anyway, thought about starting a bit retro. Don’t blame me. Blame Gavin Atkins for his two flea links.

Never realised Flea played bass on Busta Move… makes sense but.

And the youtube uploader has a ton of oldies.

Let’s see what happens.

There’s gonna be a few…

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