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Friday, June 10, 2005

Not really helping

Ms Fits reveals a less than appealing bunch of losers rooting for "our" Schapelle. God help us. Perhaps they're related to this mob, planning to set up an online "hit list" of anti-racist campaigners in Australia (respect to Darp for taking this on.)


Anonymous shabadoo! said...

Considering that Ms. Fits wrote that abominable episode of Last Man Standing that for some reason Mrs. Shabadoo and myself watched thirty painful minutes of the other night, I would not be surprised if she was the authoress of the little poster she flags.

Of course, Ant's post is an example of his typically ant-brained syllogisms: Some people who back Schapelle are racists who think a nice white Aussie gal is being done wrong by a bunch of brown fuzzy furriners. Therefore, the strong implication is, everyone who takes that stance is implicated in that racism by association, and is putting together hit lists and cleaning their guns for the appoitned hour. (I won't go into the numerous legitimate reasons why one could question the fairness of her trial or sentence - it's not the issue here - but there are plenty besides "bloody wogs").

By the same token, because Ant's pal Ms. Fits once expressed her wish that the guy who shot John Paul II had better aim (and, oh yeah, he's hot too), I could imply that Ant also had the same feelings about the would-be assasin. (The better aim feelings, I mean; the other half is Ant's own business!) Of course, anti-Catholicism being one of the last acceptable prejudices of the Left, no one gets mad at Fits...if she said that those micturating Marines who let a few drops stray koran-ward should have aimed better and that jar-heads turned her knees to jelly, of course, everyone would lose their minds.

Still, though, you have to leave it to Seven to try and put together a show about men told from their point of view and with broad, mass-market appeal in a country that voted overwhelmingly for the Coalition by hiring a trendy inner-city radical leftoid chick who obsessively counts down the days to the next election in her every post and who clearly holds many weird delusions about men and masculinity. Way to relate, guys!

Friday, June 10, 2005 12:30:00 pm  
Blogger Antony Loewenstein said...

Anything useful to contribute? Bored at your office job? Frustrated writer/comic/lover/friend?

Thought so...

Friday, June 10, 2005 1:45:00 pm  
Anonymous shabadoo! said...

Mate, if you only knew how utterly wrong you were on all five counts of your indictment (a very contented Mrs. Shabadoo just purred her way past the home-office, which puts lie to two of your slanders)...but hey, if you find my comments too challenging for you, that's your problem. I guess maybe you should only hang out in lefty coffee houses and other such places; that way life will be less confronting for you.

Friday, June 10, 2005 2:12:00 pm  
Blogger Antony Loewenstein said...

Of course, all my friends are just like you.
They'd need to be, with your worldly insights.


Friday, June 10, 2005 2:14:00 pm  
Anonymous shabadoo! said...

It's so much fun watching you accuse everyone who disagrees with you of being a loser, a racist, a failed [insert Ant dream profession/avocation here], and closed/small-minded.

Coming from an unemployed writer with an academic book contract (watch out Dan Brown! Ant's shooting to the top of the best seller list), who also has, let's face it, serious problems with Americans and Israelis, and who opens comments on his blog only to dismiss commenters who disagree with him, well, it's all a bit rich.

Ever hear of projection?

Friday, June 10, 2005 2:52:00 pm  
Blogger Antony Loewenstein said...

Some people try and write to make things better. Some prefer to throw abuse and talk about lefties being the problem. Suit yourself.
I'm not unemployed, by the way. And the book will not be academic and is likely to be published overseas as well as here.
Back to RWDB land for you...
Have I heard of projection? No, never.
But I have heard of time wasters. And people who just LUUUURVE playing the culture wars.
There are places for people like you spending time with those who love Bush, Blair and Howard and celebrate the spreading of democracy of military means.
It's called Bible class.

Friday, June 10, 2005 2:58:00 pm  
Blogger Antony Loewenstein said...

Oh, by the way, since you feel the need to judge my career and work, what exactly do you do? I'm sure whatever it is gives you plenty of time to indulge the aim of slagging rather than creating anything original.
Surprise me...

Friday, June 10, 2005 3:00:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bible class? How culturally and religiously insenstive, Ant! (And how do you know I'm not Jewish? Or Hindoo? Aren't the Jews the ones really behind the neo-con thing, not the Christians?)

As you wrote yourself the other night, "Fundamentally disrespecting other religions is a key issue. Sadly, you're contributing to that..."

You may think what you write helps, but in fact, people who write the way you do do a lot of damage by giving aid and comfort to the enemies of our civilization. I'm not tearing down, just pointing out your own hypocrisies, where you're allowed to cast more stones than an Iranian mullah.

Oh, wait, culturally insensitive again! Shabadoo's off to the naughty corner!

Friday, June 10, 2005 4:03:00 pm  
Anonymous Bruce M Warrington said...

Hey, Joey JoJo! Your headgear seems to be emitting a buzzing sound; perhaps you have a bee in your bonnet?

Oh, wait, that's just you shooting your mouth off.

Sorry, couldn't resist :)

Seriously, though, there is nothing in the post to suggest that Antony is linking all Schapelle supporters with the neo-Nazis and their hit list, just those who wrote that note calling for war on Indonesia. I assume you don't consider that note in any way a legitimate criticism of the Indonesian legal system.

[P]eople who write the way you do do a lot of damage by giving aid and comfort to the enemies of our civilization.

I think this quote speaks for itself. Very Samuel Huntington. Very intolerant of dissent.

[A] very contented Mrs. Shabadoo just purred her way past the home-office, which puts lie to two of your slanders

Nice to see you're spending your work time productively. Hope the boss doesn't find out, or he might send the bat-winged monkeys after you! :)

Friday, June 10, 2005 9:15:00 pm  
Anonymous Shabadoo! said...

The boss has no complaints, but thanks for your concerns Bruce...a happy Shabadoo! is a productive Shabadoo!, even if he does have the worst name Moe Sizlak's ever heard.

(And hey, why he no talka with his accent no more?)

Saturday, June 11, 2005 2:30:00 pm  
Anonymous Bruce M Warrington said...

The boss has no complaints

Either that, or he's continuing the research :)

Saturday, June 11, 2005 5:01:00 pm  
Anonymous Tim said...

The UK magazine "The Spectator" has an article discussing Schappelle Corby and her merry band of supporters.

Sunday, June 12, 2005 4:34:00 pm  
Anonymous michael said...

Yeah, the Guardian has a good one too, as well as a blog piece on some of the moronic responses that 'patriotic' Australians made to it.

P.S. Have you noticed how Corby's parents seem to have anticipated modern technology and the fact that their daughter would become famous under controversial circumstances?
'Schapelle' seems to be a name made for search engines.

Sunday, June 12, 2005 4:55:00 pm  
Anonymous Tim said...

I liked the Spectator's comment that Schappelle seems to be a derivative of Chappell. Good memetic stuff.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005 5:05:00 pm  

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