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Thursday, November 10, 2005

The mother country

Parliamentary democracy is not dead.

Perhaps Australia's leading parliamentarians will one day realise that independence isn't a dirty word.


Blogger Human said...

I saw a Press Conf. with PM Blair tues, and he sure looks wrung out. He was very emotional. By the questions one could see how scared he was to put it as a confidence question. At least in England the PM has to answer questions. On wedns. it is always fun to watch the PM wiggle, no matter who it is. PM Blair actually talks like he is intelligent. We have a moron on 2 legs, who never answers a question without putting his foot in his mouth. In many ways the English way is better. They can get rid of the deadwood in 1 day. We either have to impeach or wait 4 years.

Thursday, November 10, 2005 12:34:00 pm  
Blogger Iqbal Khaldun said...

Yes it's a big victory for democracy there in the UK. It amazes me that despite being victim to a very serious terrorist attack parliamentarians still defeated the proposed terrorism laws. To think that in Australia similar laws are pretty much a fait accomplice. I used to think our democratic process was superior - we're a smaller, more prosperous nation with a relatively limited history of violence (ie only towards the indigenous population). Present events in the UK should shame all of us.

Thursday, November 10, 2005 1:25:00 pm  

Human - For shame. We are way better than the English. Remember we kicked their ass? Twice. God, Guns and Guts is what makes America Superior.

iqbal - Other than myself I must say you are much Superior to the others.

Thursday, November 10, 2005 2:05:00 pm  
Blogger Human said...

unsuperior - Yeah I remember. Did you know that the French had more troops at Yorktown than our Buckskin forefathers?

Also we tried to invade Canada and were stopped. Twice. Remember?

For thinking people - This front page-
makes me almost feel sorry for lil Tony. Almost.

Thursday, November 10, 2005 2:21:00 pm  
Blogger Shabadoo said...

Superior, I'm going to report you to animal welfare for beating a dead horse.

Anty, I'm not sure why everyone is acting like this is a big win; unless I'm msissing something you can still be held for 28 days now in the UK without charge, and I'd imagine you guys think that's A. Bad. Thing.

Thursday, November 10, 2005 2:49:00 pm  
Blogger Antony Loewenstein said...

Yes, I would but it's a start and shows that, unlike our feeble democracy, elected officials are thinking about more than simply our PM.

Thursday, November 10, 2005 2:58:00 pm  

HUMAN - A little history lesson for you - Ever heard the term "Buck Naked"? Back then the term was "Buckskin". A lot of our Minutemen were so poor that they could not afford clothes. The French had a lot of uniforms left over(unused of course) and at Yorktown those "French" were Americans clothed in French Uniforms. They just couldn't lay siege in their buckskin. What respectable siege was done by a naked army? huh?

The Canadiens did not stop us. We had mercy on them. We could still take it.A couple of Crips from So. Central Los Angeles could do a few of drivebys and they would try to negotiate.

OODABAHS - Go blow yourself up already.

Thursday, November 10, 2005 3:20:00 pm  
Blogger Human said...

Superiorly funny :).I'm onto you man.

Thursday, November 10, 2005 3:48:00 pm  
Blogger Antony Loewenstein said...

"Superior American", are you sure you aren't writing the script for the warmongers and the Bushies?
American exceptionalism is so appealing right now.

Thursday, November 10, 2005 3:55:00 pm  

ANTONY - No I'm not writing the script. I do have a quite Superior resume(1st post on my blog)but writer was not one of them. This blogging is my 1st try. And if I do say myself my Superiorness shines through. If I was writing the script for President Bush I'd have him say as few things as possible. Pat Robertson should be his speech writer. Agressive but gentle and loving.

Thursday, November 10, 2005 4:16:00 pm  
Blogger Shabadoo said...

It says so much about the sense of humour of the left that you're only now just cottoning on to Superior's gi-normous piss-take!

Thursday, November 10, 2005 4:22:00 pm  
Blogger Human said...

Shabadoo-This is the 1st thread that I have communicated with Superior on. You I can tell do not see the whole story. But then again you know it all. Why actually research a subject?
Man that Stone of Truth you think you are carrying is weighing you down.

Thursday, November 10, 2005 4:32:00 pm  
Blogger Antony Loewenstein said...

The left, the left, the left, the fight against the left, let's take them in the streets, let's take them down below, the brave right are after the left!

Thursday, November 10, 2005 4:34:00 pm  
Blogger leftvegdrunk said...

Shab, Superior's only a hair cut to the right of you and your mates...

As for the supposedly humourless left, I recommend this and this. Oh, sorry. You won't find that funny, will you? Shall we make light of rioting in France, perhaps?

Thursday, November 10, 2005 5:24:00 pm  
Blogger smiths said...

It says so much about the sense of humour of the left that you're only now just cottoning on to Superior's gi-normous piss-take!

i reckon that i would have been about four years old when i learnt that a joke told more than once is not funny, in fact the more its retold the more the teller appears defective upstairs,
superiors is not trying to be funny, he is trying to distract, as others engage in conversation he engages partially so as to not be totally irrelevant,
bugger, i just realised he's got me, i am distracted

Thursday, November 10, 2005 5:28:00 pm  
Blogger dusty_buster said...

No comment on the arrests of 'terrorists' in Aust? The Islamic community needs the support of commentators like you to counter the inevitable attacks that the 'rednecks'will mount against us. Peace Brother.

Thursday, November 10, 2005 8:48:00 pm  
Blogger Edward Mariyani-Squire said...

"We are way better than the English. Remember we kicked their ass? "
Didn't "you" have English accents back then?
And as far as "superior" goes, this comparison is instructive. A piddley little island off the coast of France controlled A THIRD of the planet with muskets, quills and sailing ships. Meanwhile, the most powerful and technologically sophisticated military in human history can't even get a handle on a dust bowl. Welcome to the US, the lamest colonialist this side of Tonga.

Thursday, November 10, 2005 9:02:00 pm  
Blogger Pete's Blog said...

Oh edward

Methinks you do a disservice to Tonga.

I knew a Tongan once and after perservering with his tasteless jokes about "Passenger lists" I shot him.

Enough said, on to Superior Septic. He must understand by now that we in Australia have the national technical means to track his true url. Once done he will be exposed most severly.

I have filed a complaint with my comrades in ASIO and cc'd it to the FBI, NSA, Secret Service, Navy Seals already this time.

So watch out McSeptic.

Thankyou and Gudnite

Thursday, November 10, 2005 11:32:00 pm  
Blogger Edward Mariyani-Squire said...

gigolo pete said...
"I knew a Tongan once and after perservering with his tasteless jokes about "Passenger lists" I shot him."

A perfect example of what I'm talking about? Hopeless colonialists. Just hopeless.

Friday, November 11, 2005 12:44:00 am  
Blogger Wombat said...

If you want evidence of lefties with a sense of humoour, check this guy out:

Check out his blogs, they are hillarious.

Superior, I find it hard to believe that you are truly American, because of your firm graps of irony, something that tends to allude the yanks. Otherwise, I truly underestimated you folks.

Hats off to you man, it takes an acute mind to come up with a sig tag that speels out a contradiction in terms.

Friday, November 11, 2005 9:40:00 am  
Blogger boredinHK said...

and addam_01,
superior american not to be confused with/by self important australians?
The tyranny of distance isn't helping you out there.
Care to try and explain the severity and intensity of the political debate among the unimportant and non influential?
Inversly proportional to power I'd guess.

Friday, November 11, 2005 10:59:00 am  
Blogger Wombat said...

That's pretty evident.

Ther was a very good article by Jsutin Raomondo this week that furhter undermines the myth of our 2 party systems.

Friday, November 11, 2005 11:23:00 am  
Blogger Edward Mariyani-Squire said...

boredinHK said...
"Care to try and explain the severity and intensity of the political debate among the unimportant and non influential?
Inversly proportional to power I'd guess."

Cf. “Academic politics is the most vicious and bitter form of politics, because the stakes are so low.” - Wallace Sayre

Sunday, November 13, 2005 5:20:00 am  

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