#248 – Bashing Hippie Skulls

24 10 2011

The bogan, as we have well learned by now, has an astonishingly broad vocabulary with which to insult other bogans. All of these words tend to coalesce around a euphemism for homosexual, of course, but the myriad ways that the bogan can suggest homosexuality (the fact that homosexuality is an insult is implicit) boggle the mind. When insulting non-bogans, however, the insults tend to be limited variations on sipping/quaffing milk with their coffee or sipping/quaffing white wine from the grape ‘chardonnay’. Or calling them hippies. Bogans hate hippies.

As the political class have increasingly courted the bogan over successive generations, and the corporate world has become more sophisticated in persuading the bogan to act against its own interests, we live in a world today of growing income inequality. Meanwhile bogans remain the prime beneficiaries of the explosion in welfare payments that do little to even out income inequality.

Thus, the ‘occupy’ movement sprung up. Originating in New York as an inchoate response to corporate influence on the political process, it was co-opted (as these things always are) by many and varied disgruntled protest groups who feel the need to piggyback their drive for pushing the socialist alternative on everyone else. In Melbourne’s city square, the largest of these movements resulted in a small tent city of disparate protest movements all loosely confederated around a hatred of ‘the man’. Members of these groups tend to have dreadlocks. Unless the locker of said dreads be black, nothing spells ‘hippie’ to the bogan more than dreadlocks and/or fisherman’s pants. Ipso facto, these protests were the purview of hippies and everything they stand for is uniformly incorrect.

Meanwhile, the monumental political failure that is Robert Doyle sniffed the wind. Melbourne’s Lord Mayor, having failed at every other political office he even considered standing for, realised that these people were hippies and a bogan windfall could be won by having his stormtroopers crack some heads.

The bogan, need it be repeated, is comfortably ensconced in its cocoon of normalcy. The bogan has its quarter-acre, its IKEA furniture, its large car and its porn collection, all designed to allow it to exist in such a way that it never interacts with those it finds unlike itself. Thus, it is offended by the existence of those unwashed and dissimilar who insist on appearing in public places where they cannot be easily ignored. Seeing Melbourne Police arrive in riot gear and comprehensively pound the living crap out of these people who were breaking no law is thus deeply satisfying to the bogan, which can then turn back to the news and listen to the report on how many police were injured in the operation. It will not hear that they were injured by their own capsicum spray. And it likes it that way.


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24 10 2011
spewy

stupid hippies

26 10 2011
Jesse

I can’t believe that this website is blaming ‘Bogans’ for the Occupy movement and/or responses to the protesters by the Victorian police. This is just intellectually lazy. Only incredibly paranoid and prejudiced people invent scapegoats and make them responsible for everything.

26 10 2011
James Hunter

Jesse,
But Wallstreet and the USA Industrial/Military complex and the Republican paranoia about avoiding any socially just social services at all cost are to blame !!
Except for those of us with realy good excuses,like laziness, congenital drunkenness or stupidness aquired at private schools, we should be supporting the demonstrators against the causative agents of global ruin.be they hippy, students or out of work arts graduates.
They are the conscience of society, though Scotty it is neither a society nor a conscience as we know it.

27 10 2011
2 Sparse 2 Spurious

Hi Jesse,

As you’re a recent arrival, I do hope you haven’t jumped to the rather hasty conclusion that TBL, in all its bitter social prejudice, delights in condescension and compartmentalising individuals for their own cynical ends via convenient stereotypes. Every person is a snowflake, there must be more to life than stereotypes, *insert painfully bland sentiment here, preferably one from a Britpop group*.

I like to think of the TBL lads as demographers; as marketers. That’s the more professional, (slightly) less insidious way of putting it.

But having said that…

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/occupy-melbourne-protesters-set-sights-on-queen/comments-fn7x8me2-1226174605734

… 91.3% of the comments below this Herald Sun article are bo-f#cking-gan. And I don’t think I’d be pushing it to suggest a fair portion of those comment-makers do, in fact, take genuine pleasure in seeing hippies beaten. Quite a few have said as much…

Then again, a few have said that here too. But this is a website that pokes fun at the peculiarities of Strayan society in, as Mr Garrett might say, a short and jocular fashion. This ain’t “the highest-circulating daily newspaper in the country.” The Herald Sun is. And that is why we weep. I think.

Go Pies.

20 11 2011
rilla

ha lawl that shit was fake morons :) check this and use some logic. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNWnAG-yihM

24 10 2011
Sheriff struggle

Can someone please explain what these Occupy Melbourne people are protesting about? They can’t actually tell us. “we want . . . Something, maybe. . . I know, I know . . we want change, and we want it now”. I understand Occupy Wall Street, that is where the economic meltdown began due to greed and risk taking, but seriously we have got it pretty good here in Australia.

25 10 2011
Thaluikhain

The Occupy movements have attracted all sorts of people will all sorts of views, you can point at one thing and say “this is it”…which, of course, means they are all utterly wrong about everything.

Having said that, the Australian protests seem involve a show of support for people in the US who are legitmately fucked. And a number of people unhappy at the government for governing. I’d imagine the lack of a reprobate rebate is something many of them would object to.

26 10 2011
maus

The argument that the Occupy Melbourne protestors ‘don’t know what they want’ was the same argument used to delegitimise the large S11/M1 protests about a a decade ago.

The ‘meja’ can’t be bothered explaining or don’t understand, and most other folk (including the well heeled inner city types) probably feel a bit threatened and don’t make the effort either.

It’s very clear that the Occupy Melbourne protesters want a fairer distribution of wealth, and that applies as much to Australia as it does to the US. Just look at how much the private sector makes from ‘our’ mineral wealth. I wager a guess that some, but not, protestors probably want some form of social ownership of resources and wealth. And, Sherriff, if you’d taken even a cursory look at reports of the protest outside of News Ltd, you would be able to identify this very easily.

Sorry to bring down the funnies, but I find these sorts of comments very frustrating and false. I’m not an Occupy Melbourne protestors (or even particularly supportive) but it’s patronising to say that these people don’t or can’t say what they believe in.

27 10 2011
Sheriff struggle

as a person that respects the right of democracy I am willing to encourage others to have their say, I just wish they would enunciate exactly what they want. If it is share the wealth then maybe they could come up with a fair and legitimate proposal to do so.

I don’t encourage equal distribution of wealth for the sake of it otherwise we will be in a situation where everyone expects to get an “income” from doing a mediocre job. Surely a meritocracy encourages people to do things that are beneficial to society.

If no one wanted to be a plumber because it involved putting your hand down toilets then we would all be living in houses fiull of shit. Pay them handsomely and people will put their hands up (or in the shit) in order to buy a black maloo ute.

If people are intelligent enough to trade power derivative or estimate complex civil project then they deserve the money that they get.

If these lackluster protesters want something then they need to tell us exactly what is is. Protesting for change is like fucking for climate change. It makes a statement but it wont do anything. They need to come up with demands. What actions do these protesters see as the first five steps in this change? Otherwise they are just a bunch of hippies sitting around wanting change (and maybe an unwashed hippies to root, maybe through their ridiculously large earlobe hole).

26 10 2011
Jesse

The Occupy movement claims to protest against the fact that 1% of people hold disproportionate political and economic power. They comprise the other 99%

26 10 2011
Cat

They are protesting that governments are now pandering to the 1% instead of 99%… easy?

24 10 2011
Lee

Everybody hates hippies, except other hippies. I wish I were a police officer sometimes.

25 10 2011
devil's advocate

Ditto. Hatred of hippies (aside from other hippies) is so universal I don’t think we should be allowing bogans to co-opt it.

If bogans are purporting to lay exclusive claim to hippie hatred, then a protest/march is required forthwith to take back the hippie hatred.

25 10 2011
Ash - Glasser of Carnts, Master of #124, King Of The MFing Mountain

I’ll glass anyone who takes away my right to hate hippies and glass any who come within arm and schooner’s length.

9 11 2011
Sven

Just wish fckn hippies would eat Lamb on straya day. The guy on the telle seys so.

24 10 2011
MC

The insults are hardly “euphemisms” for homosexuals. Dysphemism is the correct term (using a harsher term than ordinary).

24 10 2011
HappyFetus

Capitalism, consumerism, egoism; all these isms that assist the bogan in maintaining its maxxxtreme lifestyle, are part of what those who took part in Occupy Melbourne are against.

Seeing a beaten hippie will do nothing but please the bogan…as they are known simply as ‘poofs’ who have no jobs and live off others, relishing flower power and eating tofu — the bogan simply does not have the intellectual ability to fathom the many facets of the modern ‘hippie’, or to even understand and characterise anyone other than their cuntish bogan-selves.

25 10 2011
Kenny Powers

It will throw in ‘jism’ at the end to get a laugh.

26 10 2011
Jesse

This comment seems to reflect extraordinary prejudice. Does your lifestyle take place outside of capitalism and cosumerism? What is your relationship to egoism?

Why do you make a horrific statement that bogans love to see beaten hippies? You are the person I see who is gloating over violence here and milking it for all it’s worth.

24 10 2011
24 10 2011
urbanreverie

Bravo, TBL, bravo! *standing ovation*

You don’t have to like hippies. I don’t like them myself. But this is a free country. You do have to respect their right to be hippies.

As for the Occupy protests … they have a point. They’re not defined by what they are FOR, but rather what they are AGAINST. The grievances with the unjust order of things are so numerous, the possible solutions even more numerous and elusive, that I’ll forgive them if they don’t come up with a detailed policy manifesto immediately.

I don’t see how sitting in a park will achieve anything though. I went down to Occupy Brisbane for half an hour or so on the first Saturday a week ago. A diverse range of people from all age groups, most of whom were dressed fairly sensibly – could have been any Saturday morning K Mart checkout queue. Went back on Wednesday afternoon for five minutes. It was now three times as big, but it had been taken over by a bunch of feral hippies aged between 18 and 30 who had never seen a bar of soap in their lives and had those horrible doughnut holes in their earlobes which you could throw a golf ball through. (I don’t know what they’re called.) I almost wanted to unleash my inner bogan and scream “Go have a shower, go buy a suit, and get a job, you lazy mongrels!”

But I didn’t. Because it’s supposed to be a free country. They’re not hurting anyone, they’re peaceful, the Queensland Police and the Brisbane City Council have good relations with them.

So what happened in Melbourne was totally avoidable. But this TBL entry shed some light. I’m not familiar with Melbourne politics, even less so with the background of the Lord Mayor, now I understand exactly what was going on.

Oh, an interesting contrast …

OCCUPY BRISBANE: A band of thunderstorms is creeping across South East Queensland. The Queensland Police pay a visit to Post Office Square, and urge the protestors to seek shelter. Gratitude and good vibes all around. How things have changed since the Sir Joh dictatorship when that megalomaniac banned public protests outright.

OCCUPY MELBOURNE: The Victoria Police show that they have learnt nothing since the days of the Vietnam Moratorium, or even the days of the Eureka Stockade, and evince their unwavering belief that violence is the best way to deal with dissent.

Oh, and TBL … bogans living on a quarter-acre? What do you think this is, 1953? :) Bogans are now lucky to live on 500 square metres. Resulting in only seventeen millimetres between the wall-to-ceiling master bedroom windows of two neighbouring McMansions. And a whole twenty-four blades of grass because the vast majority of the lot consists of the building envelope, plus a pebblecrete or stencilled pavé double-width driveway and a backyard “outdoor living area”.

24 10 2011
p'bee

bogans now live on a quarter acre of concrete rather than a quarter acre block.

24 10 2011
urbanreverie

Naah, more like a tenth-acre of concrete rather than a quarter-acre. A quarter-acre is 1,012 square metres. You could fit two-and-a-bit typical McMansion lots on that!

24 10 2011
p'bee

i meant a quarter acre-worth of concrete, not an actual quarter acre block. i should have worded it better.

24 10 2011
Officer LOL.

fucking university trendies.

28 10 2011
moar caek

fucking anti-intellectual.
go back to facebook then.

24 10 2011
James Hunter

Lee,
whats the problems with hippiesw ?
Ok they worry less, get more sex,have cool music and grow realy good grass.
But asside from those minor jealousies, whats your beef ?

25 10 2011
Ash - Glasser of Carnts, Master of #124, King Of The MFing Mountain

Hippie music sucks.

25 10 2011
Davo-The only tradie without a $70k ute, tatts or a missus!

Bullsh!t. I got the best weed.

9 11 2011
Sven

got nuffin on Chisel.

25 10 2011
Lee

Hmm, let’s see. Thirty-something year old uni students, jobless, protesting about something that didn’t even involve Australia in the first place, let alone themselves. They have no gripe in regards to this as they have no fucking money or worldy posessions for “the man” to fuck with.
They then “demand” porta-loos and Wi-Fi, chain themselves to trucks and assault police when told to move on, THEN cry foul when forced to do so.
If by “more sex” you mean with other hippies, you can keep it.
They don’t “have” cool music.
Only deadshits smoke weed.
I’m sorry if you are one. So should you be :)

26 10 2011
James Hunter

Lee,
Why they need wifi if they have no worldly posessions and are jobless ?
PROBLEM WITH YOUR ANSWERE IS THAT THERE IS MORE THEN A TOUCH OF Jealousy in you. I think it is the relative freedom that you feel they enjoy.
I WOULD SUGGEST YOU TAKE SOME BRAVE PILLS AND GO TALK WITH SOME OF THEM. they may be a bit too educated for comfo0rt but will more then likely be friendly and try to explain thyeir view of the worlds problems..
You will also discover mthat theyn are not all unwashed and that you escape the experience without catching some nasty social diesease.

Sorry everyone about my worse then usual typing. useing a 10″ Lenovo as our main puter has something that got by mr Norton and is having its stomach pumped .

6 11 2011
Lee

Cool story, James.

26 10 2011
Davo-The only tradie without a $70k ute, tatts or a missus!

Ahh Fu(k you!

26 10 2011
Jesse

*30+ years old
*university student
*unemployed (actually, its slightly unlikely that a person can be simultaneously a student and unemployed)
*peniless
*lacking possessions (rather than attracting compassion, their poverty seems to attract your ire)
*making demands
*violent
*complaining
*smoking pot

Wow you don’t believe in stereotypes do you?

This website comprises repeated objections to so-called ‘bogans’ because they buy stuff and own stuff but there are also strange comments like these about hippies castigating them for failing to buy or own things.

Too many people on this web site can’t decide whether it is a greater crime to own stuff or to own nothing. MAKE UP YOUR MINDS PEOPLE!!!

1 11 2011
moar caek

I only own old stuff.
srsly
butgood stuff

28 10 2011
broggly

Part of the reason Kevin Rudd lost the prime ministership was the mining company funded campaign against the RSPT. Are you really saying that who our PM is has nothing to do with Australia? Woolworths makes a lot of money off pokie machines. Do you think their donations to the Liberals and ALP might have some impact on their policies?

This is of course ignoring the fact that we are a part of the global economy. Sure, we did pretty compared to the rest of the world because of chinese demand for australian holes but it’s not like we want American financiers raking in massive profits by risking market collapse.

1 11 2011
moar caek

Bravo Lee.
still a dickhead after almost two years.
still manning the facebooks?
attaboy

6 11 2011
Lee

Gee, how delightfully condescending. Thank you.

24 10 2011
Jimmy Boutsouvakis

There weren’t many Asians or Jews at the occupy protests. Does that mean they are crypto-Bogans?

And while the shtinky hippy contingent was large, why didn’t they actually occupy the quadrangle near the NewCorp or IBM buildings, I mean they are TRUER symbols of corporate greed than the city square? Is the harsh reality that those places would bring in PRIVATE security as opposed to public?

25 10 2011
2 Sparse 2 Spurious

Blackwater would make Victoria Police look like a bunch of daisy-eared peaceniks. But I do think the protesters spent a bit of time out front BHP Billiton offices. Um, not sure exactly what happened there. Gina Rinehart might’ve opened fire from a third-storey window to clear ‘em off. “F#ck, missed him! Bullet went straight through his earlobe hole!”

But you’d best believe if they’d set up camp outside Herald Sun offices they’d have been “moved on” one helluva lot quicker. News Ltd doyens are only fans of a certain kind of “free speech”. And it doesn’t involve white people with dreadlocks. Unless it happens to be Scott Pendlebury. But he plays footy.

I’m organising my own protest outside Melbourne’s Fairfax offices. Their website’s farken shithouse. But Rinehart might be there with her sniper rifle, so this ain’t for the faint of bleeding heart. Mobilise, people! Chant with me! “No more Celebrity c#nting Apprentice! No more Ma-f#cking-donna stories! No more celebrity mutherf#cking weight-loss articles! This ain’t New f#cking Idea!!” (Wait a minute, did Baillieu’s proposed pro-f#cking-fanity ban go through?)

But please, more pissy rumours about some kind of rumoured NBA rumoured fantasy tour. That excites me.

25 10 2011
urbanreverie

You forgot to add the “No more f#cking videos which play automatically after five seconds and can’t be turned off”, 2S2S!

25 10 2011
2 Sparse 2 Spurious

Yup. That’s a gear-grinder.

25-second toothpaste commercial followed by 17-second story about the death of my man, Marco Simoncelli… with a very tasteful accompanying picture of him sprawled on the track. You silly tits…

They’d love to show that grisly crash ad-bloody-nauseum but when it comes to showing the common decency to un-blur those nude Scarlett Johansson photos, well that’s just too much to ask innit…

Get yer priorities straight, ‘fax, or you’re at risk of losing at least one loyal pervert…

Bloody puritans.

25 10 2011
p'bee

the celebrity apprentice recap article is actually hilarious, though. i have no intention of watching the show, but the mocking article was great.

26 10 2011
Jesse

Hmm, how do you know the breakdown of protesters by religion and race??

26 10 2011
Simon - Glasser at Arms, Constant source of Randomness

notsureifserious

26 10 2011
James Hunter

Simon,
Only serious if serious !
Maybe you could tell by a combination of what they are and are not eating ?
Ultimate integration is Jewish hippy sharing a barbq pork sparerib with a chinese banker

24 10 2011
urbanreverie

Just finished watching the first episode of “Housos” on SBS1. Your thoughts?

I found it too hyper-realistic to be funny. Quite painful, actually. Trying to put my finger on exactly why.

25 10 2011
C. Glass Esq.

Having grown up in a suburb where the Houso is the norm rather than the exception, I had to stop watching at certain points to remind myself it wasn’t a doco.

Bear in mind that the sick, twisted minds behind SA’s Bodies In The Barrel murders came from that sort of area. Enough said.

25 10 2011
Ash - Glasser of Carnts, Master of #124, King Of The MFing Mountain

I shared mine with ya last night.

I think Bogue and Boguette would watch Housos and laugh at the dole bludgin’ scum, although maybe not as much as they would have back in Glenmore Park now that the bludgin’ scum are their neighbours.

26 10 2011
Jesse

What’s a ‘houso’?

25 10 2011
Brain Fart

I love hippies and lentils. Not sure about that tofu shit tho’. Phfffffft

25 10 2011
Brain Fart

Housos? WONDERFUL, SHOCKING, HILARIOUS, but ghastly at the same time. Made up of every bogan I’ve ever seen, but the poor ones. So that’s unfair, bit like shooting fish in a barrel. But then again I guess that horrid show, “Kath & Kim” was about the cashed up ones. Laughed a lot and will watch the next episode.

25 10 2011
Simon - Glasser at Arms, Constant source of Randomness

You are right Brain, Kath and Kim is one of the worst things put on ozzie tv.

So unfunny it hurt. I’d rather watch 2 1/2 men ferfarks sake.

25 10 2011
Ash - Glasser of Carnts, Master of #124, King Of The MFing Mountain

Since I reckon the Australian Occupy protests are pretty pointless given that we have nowhere near the levels of inequality of the USA and we have real problems to protest (Indigenous Australians’ treatment, the government’s inaction on the environment beyond a one-size fits all tax) I can’t say I’m opposed to the bogans’ bashing a few hippie skulls in here. As far as I can tell these guys are just trying to copy the Americans and prove their libtard creds.

25 10 2011
Shirley M.

The occupy Australia movement may be ill-conceived but its ludicrousness is far surpassed by the behaviour of the big jobbies in riot gear.

25 10 2011
Ash - Glasser of Carnts, Master of #124, King Of The MFing Mountain

Oh yeah. No question the cops are overreacting. But that’s what they do. It’s their job to crush difference and promote the idea of “normality”, despite whatever pretensions we have to a free society. I just don’t sit on the hippie’s side.

25 10 2011
martin

Yeah, which is why it’s near impossible to really give a f#ck about the protests. It’s just one pack of greedy carnts against the other.

If the protestors said something like stop giving bogan f#ckwits money, even from the point of view that CUBs are grotesque and there won’t necessarily be any crash, then they might get some credibility.

But they didn’t so fark em. .

But hippies are too easy to smash, I’d like to be a cop if the bogans ever end up protesting.

31 10 2011
Blueballs

They were told to move on, so its a bit rude to have a sook. As for their level of resistance, they could learn a thing or two from the Greeks, those buggers know how to roll.

The funny thing about Greece is all men have to do National Service, so even the left leaning chaps with a hippy disposition have to submit to discipline at some stage, which the default to when the situation dictates.

Plus the Greeks more or less invented the Phalanx, which is basically riot training 101.

VICPOL wouldn’t have had it all their own way if the Greeks were running the protest.

25 10 2011
Davo-The only tradie without a $70k ute, tatts or a missus!

The cops were just trying to do there job and have a bit of fun. If the hippies had left when they said they would none of this would’ve happened. It’s funny that the police got a pay rise 4 days later.

25 10 2011
martin

I am on the hippies side this time. It’s just that hippies tend to ruin things by focussing on stuff that I and most other people don’t give a shit about. Like wanting to import a bazillion immigrants. And yeah, having retarded earings like what urban said.

We have $1.2 trillion in private debt mostly spent on bidding up the prices of existing houses. This has all been facilitated by our banks, our media and the real estate industry, all very corporate and very greasy entities. Liberal voting bogans tend to focus on our government debt which is f#ck all in comparison. House prices are double what they traditionally were compared to wages so inequality has had a massive boom.

If we have a house price crash like the US, Ireland, or Japan then I think the bogans might suddenly find themselves liking those hippies a bit more.

But it’s all rather too late and rather inane imo. Should have happened at the start of last decade.

25 10 2011
Ash - Glasser of Carnts, Master of #124, King Of The MFing Mountain

Ultimately, though, that debt is being racked up by bogan f*ckwits who want to be able to fund their maxxtreme lifestyles and houses and stuff.

25 10 2011
Simon - Glasser at Arms, Constant source of Randomness

“Seeing Melbourne Police arrive in riot gear and comprehensively pound the living crap out of these people who were breaking no law is thus deeply satisfying to the” Simon.

My inner bogan loves seeing hippies bashed. Specially the earth mother types with their purple dresses and matching headscarfs. I hate their lavander smell, their chai lattes and their superior attitude as if mother earth has told them a secret. Have a shower.

26 10 2011
Jesse

You like seeing people bashed?? Any you are proud of your sadism and broadcasting it on this website??

28 10 2011
Simon - Glasser at Arms, Constant source of Randomness

That would be a yes.

25 10 2011
the beef

Is it worth noting that the Vic Police got the pay increase they’d been unsuccessfully tyring to negotiate for months the day after cracking said hippie’s skulls? Oh, and just prior to the impending Royal visit?

Robert Doyle is a buffoon – pure and simple. I’d wager that Bailleu and Ryan had a quiet word with the force about the benefits of moving the rabble along prior to Her Majesty’s visit.

Now the fun begins as the other unions line up for their goose vs gander increases.

25 10 2011
p'bee

maybe that was part of the negotiation – we’ll give you a pay rise if you kick some protesters?

25 10 2011
the beef

Specifically if said protesters were kicked ‘out’ – rather than simply being kicked.

25 10 2011
Brain Fart

The game’s not over til’ the last kick. Ewes hippie bashing bastards. Save the lentil eaters, I say.

25 10 2011
2 Sparse 2 Spurious

This is just the latest in Mr Doyle’s impressive list of civic victories…

Orders the bashing of hippies’ heads? Check.

Um…

Uh…

Um…

Uh, he ordered that FCUK billboard to be painted over, didn’t he?

Yeah, you wish you had that sort of political clout.

25 10 2011
the beef

The humerous aspect of billboard-gate is that the week prior to his media campaign to have the billboard removed the billboard owner had agreed to remove it. Mr Doyle has declined to comment on that. What a tosser.

25 10 2011
2 Sparse 2 Spurious

Wow. I did not know that.

What a vain, showboating, useless c#nt.

http://heathenscripture.wordpress.com/2011/10/22/robert-doyle-is-a-fucking-cunt/

25 10 2011
Simon - Glasser at Arms, Constant source of Randomness

The teachers are in!

25 10 2011
FerralHippie

Apparently I’m one of those hippies. I have dreadlocks and I give a shit about the world around me. I am also employed as an aged care worker and study nursing at uni. I am bloody giving to society. Every single one of my so called hippie friends has a job too. Whether that be paid employment, volunteer work, study or parenting. They all shower too. In my free time I enjoy exercising my right to protest. I cop shit for doing it. I get hurled abuse for trying to bring attention to the destruction of our native forests, or in this case, highlighting the fact that EVERYTHING IS NOT OKAY! If you think that everything is peachy, you’re delusional. People used to do the same thing to women who wanted equal pay (which we still do not have) and black people who decided they shouldn’t be slaves just because they’re black. All these big social movements started with a small group of like minded individuals who had the guts to stand up and fight for it. You’ll thanks us later.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go and soak my lentils before I get on my bicycle and ride into uni.

26 10 2011
Simon - Glasser at Arms, Constant source of Randomness

Nice punctuation dude.

25 10 2011
Pandabater

WADDAWEWANT! *crickets*

WENDOWEWANNIT!…. NOW!!!

25 10 2011
Pandabater

2-4-6-8 !
TELL US WHO & WE WILL HATE !

25 10 2011
2 Sparse 2 Spurious

25 10 2011
James Hunter

seems like we have a lot of good (basically) people who are crooked on the hippy for percieved lifestyle differences.
Most hippies was more often then most POMS , most of them do not live im ecology busting mcmansions or drive 300grandes worth of porche 4×4 so there are things in their lifestyle to be admired.
vis a vis the wall street/ melbourne streets sit ins.
The hippies are doing our job for us. they are complaining against a globalised constant growth Gaussian logic(sic) capitalist reactionary economy and social system. accepting that it has not yet bought us the missery that is the usa today does not mean it is not comming and if the usa goes down then time to buy the bags of brown rice and a case of cajnned tuna. The day when there will be tens of milloins or hundreds of millions starving and dying from lack of drinking water are with us now ,and when these people start to enter usa and europe and expect to be suatained we will all be stuffed.
so dont rail against people advocating change but demand alongside them change.
Especially do not support 6the suppression of the right to protest. the right to protest is the very core of democracy. as you allow it to be taken away a little bit at a time before long you will have no rigthts at all. then the tony abbotts and the rupert murdochs will rule the world.
tell me which of you truly want that ??

25 10 2011
Simon - Glasser at Arms, Constant source of Randomness

But they are smelly hippies JH! Hippies suck.

25 10 2011
James Hunter

Simon,
Your from SA so surely there are enough Elizabethians ( as mrs H called them). Poms as we say .in your circles to know things could be worse then having a hippy to dinner. !
You wait untill after the crase and we get unwashed stockbrokers and “financial advisers” how they will smell !!

25 10 2011
Simon - Glasser at Arms, Constant source of Randomness

True, and they will drink the good wine. At least hippies are content with a drop of Chateau Cardboard.

25 10 2011
martin

Seems we are all bogans who are enjoying our maxxtreme capitalism and our I’m alright Jack attitudes. If we were to have a fairer society the bogan would have nothing to complain about and nor the opportunity to get maxxtreme amounts of cash for year 10 dropout skillz which it can then lord over other bogans.

I think people want Abbott because Julia is a ranga and they don’t want to give her #124.

All the hippies I’ve known have been Australians James, two of them were even really smart and thoroughly capable of doing real work.

I say we have a 4WD open day, where we get to take them out with rocket launchers.

25 10 2011
James Hunter

Martin,
Dont use the rocket launcher as you will trash the 4×4 which would be good for mustering with the roof cut off , room for more hay bales too.
Use a barrett .50 cl Sniper rifle, one shot and ifn you miss the second shot will drill a hole right through the engine block.

25 10 2011
devil's advocate

I have no issues with anti-consumerism or conservationism per se. Hell, I even celebrate vegetarians and vegans, because that leaves more meat for me to consume.

Riding a bike? Fine, less traffic for me. Driving a battery powered car? More petrol for me.

So it’s not the ideology, it’s the hippy that I hate. Sanctimonious, unsanitary, superior, smug. That is what the hippy means to me, that is what I despise.

25 10 2011
Simon - Glasser at Arms, Constant source of Randomness

Word g.

25 10 2011
James Hunter

d. a.,
On how many hippies thatn you know is this opinion bassed?
Or is it bassed on the appearance portraied my the trash kraken media?
I suspect the latter in which DA you risk alloying yourself to become part of the problem.

25 10 2011
Sheriff struggle

i totally support the right to demonstrate, I just wish that they could decide on a reason for demonstrating. Just once, it would be nice to hear a clear succinct request / demand. I feel that this unwashed bunch are disappointed that they weren’t around in the sixties & seventies when there was a movement worth fighting for.

25 10 2011
James Hunter

Seams like you
a;dont know many hippies
b dont know any of these (or any) demonstrators
c are presumptive about there personal hygine
d have paid little or no attention to the world wide demonstrations about Wall St.

sugest you educate your self about “d” and have a little moment of quiet introspection about the others.

26 10 2011
Jesse

By reading the websites and blogs, I have come to understand that the protesters do not make demands because making demands is greedy and grasping and they wish to be neither.

They occupy space because doing so draws attention to the fact that there are countless people who are not consulted, included or represented in corporate and governmental decisions.

Their role is to raise awareness not to treat or demand.

26 10 2011
p'bee

sadly i doubt any media knows how to report ‘raising awareness’ as a concept, hence the bashing hippie skulls.

25 10 2011
Simon - Glasser at Arms, Constant source of Randomness

You know whose skull I want to cave in?

All these f#cking idiots who get carried away with horse racing for 3 weeks of the year between footy and cricket seasons. Every halfwit has an opinion on the cup etc, especially if they are on TV. I farkin hate horse racing and will glass the next person who asks me what I am doing on cup day.

If the hippies protest to ban horse racing I’m in.

25 10 2011
Ash - Glasser of Carnts, Master of #124, King Of The MFing Mountain

I’m with ya Simon. My inner libtard always comes out during this time of year. I can’t stand horse racing.

If they protest to ban it I’ll take my glassing talents to the protest.

25 10 2011
Simon - Glasser at Arms, Constant source of Randomness

Together will will shut the muthafarker down.

Ban cruelty to Jockeys – The are entitled to KFC same as you.

Hate gambling as well, one of the more ruinous aspects of our society.

As for horses I’m with Hunter S Thompson on that one. Horses are vicious, stupid animals and all deserve to die.

25 10 2011
Ash - Glasser of Carnts, Master of #124, King Of The MFing Mountain

I like gambling, but I never bet on horses because I know sweet FA about them.

26 10 2011
martin

You can’t read a form guide Ash? There’s usually a legend. T = won the distance, M = won in wet, D = won the distance at this track etc etc.

I like cup day. So f#ck youse. I won a trifecta the other year and got $700. I’ve also picked a couple of Melbourne Cup winners because I’m so smart.

But a smart gambler wouldn’t even bet on the cup except for fun because it’s got 24 horses in it as opposed to the usual 10-15.

26 10 2011
Ash - Glasser of Carnts, Master of #124, King Of The MFing Mountain

I probably can, I just can’t be f*cked.

But then again, it’s a personal goal of mine to introduce points spread betting to footy.

26 10 2011
Brain Fart

@Ash and Simon, can I come too, Oh Pleeeese…..? Can’t wait for a Master Class on Glassing by the two resident experts. And by the way, my sister was completely ruined by gambling (farken pokie machines ) and took the rest of the family down with her. Any experts on explosives out there in cyber land?? Blow up all pokie machines I say and Woolworths too, as they are the largest owner of pokie machines, and the farken footy clubs. Gambling traps and those who aid and abet (see above) are head of my cunt list. Nothing wrong with lentil eaters, a shower or too and they too would be allowed to write on this site. Phfffffft it’s a windy day…………………..

27 10 2011
Simon - Glasser at Arms, Constant source of Randomness

You’re in Fart. Welcome.

27 10 2011
Ash - Glasser of Carnts, Master of #124, King Of The MFing Mountain

I love to gamble, I just hate horse racing.

Still, I’m always willing to teach new followers about the fine art of glassing carnts.

26 10 2011
Jesse

I don’t really understand your comment. You sound really explosive, violent and kneejerk. Aren’t you willing to live and let live?

Poeple who want to curtail the enjoyments and freedoms of others are called wowsers!!

Why do other people’s interests, passions etc (and yeah, sure: annoyances and foibles too) upset you so much?

29 10 2011
Ash - Glasser of Carnts, Master of #124, King Of The MFing Mountain

You’re right, Jesse. People who want to curtail the enjoyments and freedoms of others are wowsers. So are people who want to curtail my right to bitch in private and in peace about their enjoyments and freedoms.

25 10 2011
James Hunter

simon,
Im on your team for this. I grew up on a farm and a horse was a pain in the ass that was necessary for lots of things. Some of the local “Landed Gentry” types used to go camp drafting, polo p-laying and rodeo riding and couldnt understand my views that the less time on a horse the bgetter !!
Mind you individually horse4s are loike dogs. Friendly,loyal social critters that aren soooo nicer then loads of their owners !!!!

11 12 2011
Lucas Buck

I like the “celebrity” or two who you know does not know the first thing about horses, however they still have their “picks”.

It’s like bogans to a trough.

Idiots.

14 12 2011
James Hunter

Most of them would need two hands just to pick their own nose !

25 10 2011
clipper

Talking about ‘the myriad ways that the bogan can suggest homosexuality’, I was at a warehouse today where JJJ was playing in the background. One of the workers was annoyed by it saying they always played ‘homo’ music. Not really caring one way or the other, I changed it to 2WS to placate him. The first two songs on 2WS were Frankie Goes to Hollywood doing Relax and a Freddie Mercury song. Of course no amount of explanation could make him see the hilarity of the situation.

25 10 2011
Mick

The media didn’t take long to rile up the bogan with many stories about the failings of the Occupy movement. Every day now in the west there is a story on the skull cracking about to happen before CHOGM. And the bogans are applauding it. Quite a few want to give a hand.

Hippies. There is a town full of them near me. They try so very, very hard to appear laid back and cool. it must be exhausting for them. Another beautiful place spoilt by the people who live there. And expensive. Where do hippies get all that money? I have to spend a small fortune to eat and end up getting a series of lectures on how I should live. They get confused when I agree with their ideals. I’m the very image of ‘the man’ that they’re supposed to be giving it to. They probably go home thinking they’ve converted me.

I think that is why people dislike hippies. They put more effort into selling the image than the ideals.

26 10 2011
Simon - Glasser at Arms, Constant source of Randomness

They are like hipsters really Mick. They try so hard to appear like they are not trying hard. If they ever pondered on what they are really doing they would get sucked up their own vortex.

26 10 2011
Jesse

the label ‘hippy’ like the label ‘bogan’ is just a stereotype that gives you someone to hate.

26 10 2011
James Hunter

Jesse,
You have taken to this site like a goose to water. You seem to be on a roll. does this mean you are paltry and saucy ?

26 10 2011
Jesse

I’ve taken to this site because something happened to ‘in-site me’.

I went to the Sydney Opera House for the Festival of Dangerous ideas about 3 weeks ago.

I heard someone called Chas McSweeney talk about something called boganomics and became stirred up by what he said.

I hate bigotry and love discussion and debate. So I couldn’t help but go crazy when i discovered this site!

26 10 2011
James Hunter

Well,Jesse,
Compulsory reading,when i become emperor are
The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Maxims for the instruction of the overeducated by Oscar Wilde from addendums to his complete works

26 10 2011
Jesse

When I become emperor, I will abdicate the role but before doing so, will ensure that there is no such thing as compusory reading. I will institute an empire-wide ban on compulsion of all kinds.

I googled the book the black swan and saw that it is about ‘outliers’ and am only aware of the concept of outliers through Malcolm Gladwell (I’m not ashamed to say I read pop psychology). I have no especial interest in statistics but will read about anything if it is intellectually lively and well-written so I will investigate Taleb. Thanks for the reference.

Also, never heard of Wilde’s book but it sounds good too. Will check it out

25 10 2011
spewy

i support the occupy people but am too apathetic to get arrested for it

26 10 2011
martin
26 10 2011
2 Sparse 2 Spurious

Whoa. Lotta comments. Lightning-rod issue, the My Family stickers. Up there with the chick writing about Bali who seemed to have a gripe with poverty-stricken people trying to sell stuff to her.

Might be a tad unfair to lump the “Don’t Care” camp in with the bogue though. But I s’pose if you actually “don’t care” you probably wouldn’t bother voting.

My Family stickers ought to be marketed to Beijing. If there’s more than one stick-figure kid on yer 4WD’s rear window, you’re nicked.

“I’ve heard of the ‘spot the My Family sticker’ car game as you’re driving along.”

How cute. I propose we turn it into a drinking game…

Sure, you might get locked up for five to ten but you’ll get some consolation in the thought that ‘My Family’ will have to put a cross through one of their “funky figures with a laid-back Aussie flavour”.

Um. Apologies for that. The SMH wouldn’t’ve stood fer that. That’s in dirt-poor taste.

26 10 2011
martin

Doesn’t matter, a lot of them would be more than content to take one of your family members out with their 4WD.

I thought TBL did a post on My Family stickers? I can’t find it.

26 10 2011
Simon - Glasser at Arms, Constant source of Randomness

They have not yet. It’s a curious paradox. The mums won’t let little Tarquyn walk to school because the roads are too dangerous and the most dangerous drivers on the road are mums in 4wd’s taking their kidz to school.

26 10 2011
Jesse

Can you back up this claim with statistics? I have never seen any evidence that mothers driving children are overrepresented in dangerous or negligent driving charges.

26 10 2011
Jesse

Actually, according to some Australian motor vehicle insurers, childless males are more likely to cause road accidents.

26 10 2011
James Hunter

sounds like a bit of defensive driving there jess.
you certainly seem very sure of your numerous opinions.
this either means you know more about most things then most people or that you dont.
hmmmmmm

26 10 2011
Jesse

I would say that I know far, far less than most people claim to.

This lack of knowledge is what prevents me from making generalisations that are based on anecdote and personal testimony.

26 10 2011
Brain Fart

Check out those 4wd mum’s: Yak, yak, yakkity yak on the fone, applying make up, checking out the newly grown black roots from their natural dyed blonde hair, screaming at the kiddies in the back seat, sipping coffee in between driving through the traffic!!!! Quite a skill really. Yep… that’s incredible multi tasking. Moral of the story: if you see the above, pull over til’ they’ve gone cos they are more dangerous than a piss head who’s over .05

26 10 2011
Simon - Glasser at Arms, Constant source of Randomness

Spot on Fart. As a cyclist the two drivers we watch closest are the 4wd mums and tradies.

Mums are stupid drivers
Tradies are aggresive morons

26 10 2011
Brain Fart

Oh Mr Glasser, you got a death wish or wot? Can’t have you risking your life daily. This site needs your input. Ditch the bike and buy a hummer you bastard, at least then we’ll still have your valued insight. bogans have been known to aim at bikes. You’ve made me come on all windy with fear for you. phffftttt

26 10 2011
Simon - Glasser at Arms, Constant source of Randomness

I try not to ride in traffic too much, mostly head up into the Adelaide hills. If I had a hummer I would have to glass myself.

If someone is going to try to hit you with a wing mirror or the like guaranteed it will be a tradie. Not all bogans are tradies but all tradies are bogans when behind the wheel of their yoot. The sight of a cyclist sharing the road sends them into some sort of homocidal fury. Must be their small dongers!

26 10 2011
Jesse

Wow, how can you tell the profession or breeding status of people conducting vehicles over your right shoulder while you are cycling along?

How would you compare dads, childless women and childless men for their driving skills? What about the unemployed? How would you rate their driving skills? And white collar employees?

I am a cyclist and am mostly only spooked by the drivers of parked cars opening their doors into my head…

26 10 2011
Simon - Glasser at Arms, Constant source of Randomness

I happen to be blessed with x-ray vision, acute perception and an abundance of intolerance.

26 10 2011
Ash - Glasser of Carnts, Master of #124, King Of The MFing Mountain

4wd mums shit me. Unfortunately my darling mum is one of them and she gets major road rage behind the wheel. I suspect most of them do as well.

26 10 2011
Simon - Glasser at Arms, Constant source of Randomness

Take her out the back and give her a gentle glassing Ash.

27 10 2011
Ash - Glasser of Carnts, Master of #124, King Of The MFing Mountain

I would get verbally glassed for even considering it.

27 10 2011
James Hunter

Simon,
I think Ash has a not so gentle 124 in mind ?

27 10 2011
Ash - Glasser of Carnts, Master of #124, King Of The MFing Mountain

I don’t know what they do up in the Hunter, JH, but we don’t give our mothers #124 in my parts.

27 10 2011
James Hunter

Ash,
Sorry about that, I figuredn it was one of the poxy newsreaders that you were talking about. must have lost the thread. re 124ing mums the only person in the Hunter area that would do that would be Pete Babe and we dont (thank deity of choice) hear from him any more.
Cheers
jim

27 10 2011
Mick

Not your own anyhow…

27 10 2011
Mick

27 10 2011
Ash - Glasser of Carnts, Master of #124, King Of The MFing Mountain

I said “our mothers”, Mick. Other people’s mothers are fair game wherever.

27 10 2011
James Hunter

mick,
thats like the problem with fucking women. dosnt mater which one; its going to be someones daughtes !

26 10 2011
martin

“Borrow” her car and thrash the shit out of it so it doesn’t go very well.

26 10 2011
James Hunter

Ash,
As Martin Says borrow her car AND put about 10% Diesel in it 9if its a petrol car or is a diesel about 40% petrol
Diesel in the petrol will make i9t nsmoke shocking and probably ping itself to death also will run like a bitch while its heati9ng up.
Petrol in the diesel will make it kinock vicious enough to self dest6ruct b the engine.Depending on how much of course.

26 10 2011
Jesse

Right now, unbeknownst to you, your mum is on a website sharing her frustration at her son’s poor driving skills and social prejudice

28 10 2011
Ash - Glasser of Carnts, Master of #124, King Of The MFing Mountain

Most likely. But I don’t give a fark.

28 10 2011
James Hunter

Ash & Jesse
Come on kiss and make up.
I watched Ash’s Mum on the TV and thing was she was real proud of her son’s prejudices
Could see a whole new series there.
“From Ashes unto Ashes” sayeth the lord and so it came unto be.

26 10 2011
martin

You gotta look out in car parks these days as well. Lots of old farts these days and there’s been a few around my area that have accidently floored the car in the car park and smashed into shit.

F3ck nose how one can’t take their foot off the accelerator, they probably harbour bogan homicidal tendencies. I guess we all do.

26 10 2011
Simon - Glasser at Arms, Constant source of Randomness

My Grandma took out 2 shops by pushing the wrong pedal one day. She never drove again after that.

26 10 2011
Jesse

Considering this website’s rage against conspicuous consumption, I’m guessing you’re proud of her anti-capitalist statement, huh?

I mean: crashing a shop is conspicuous anticonsumption or something, isn’t it??

26 10 2011
James Hunter

Sure played hell with her fuel consumption and her alcohol consumption. she sort of hit PPAC (Peak Personal Alcohol Consumption.)

4 01 2012
Billy Bob Buckshee

Absolute rubbish flatulence, I’m a traddie and drive a 4wd and nothing shits me more than push bike riders hogging the road. nothing against bikes just stick to the footpath where they belong. Besides most Mum’s need the extra metal around them to protect the kids from either a Bro in a shitbox commo or a Lebbo in a WRX

4 01 2012
James Hunter

Billy bob,
Sounds like you iden ti fied three groups there that need to be of the road ?

5 01 2012
martin

Yeah, if you want to be a f$ckwit then get a Volvo. That’s why they made them.

It’s also illegal to ride a bike on the footpath.

5 01 2012
James Hunter

Martin, Actually I believe some councils in some states allow bikes on footpaths under by-laws. Recipie for disaster me think.
Anyone who takes the time to read ANCAPS crash tests will see that nearly all 4x4s shopping tanks ect are woefully inferior in crash test results. so if thats what they think of their kids, great.!

5 01 2012
Brain Fart par excellence

Ditto Mr Buckshee,
but alas, alack…
Mr Simon is a cyclist
he deserves to live cos,
he makes valuable comments.
Those ‘mothertards’ in 4WD’s
are another question…
Long Live Simon the cyclist I say…..

7 01 2012
James Hunter

Brain,
Im unsure wheather to say, Go “Brain”
Go ” Fart”
Go “Brain Fart”
OR , Go, “Fart Brain ”
?
Howsyabin ?

26 10 2011
James Hunter

Simon,
Mums are bad, stopping at or on Pdn Crossings to let kids off, parking on other sdw of street to wait for kids off bs thus encouraging kids to run in front of bus. all dingbats.
Tradies with overloaded utes and unsecured loads.
But my fav hate is young dills with one million watts of subs making their cars shake who can not hear emergency services vehicles and usually have darker then dark window tint so they cant see either.
RUN EM OFF THE ROAD

26 10 2011
martin

I hate the little turds on their ps with $70k cars. Well I used to, now I’m not so much interested in the hos they get to bang on mummy and daddy’s coin.

26 10 2011
Jesse

It sounds like you are pretending to be angry about driving issues but then betray yourself with another agenda: resentment that other people have greater sexual fulfillment than you???

26 10 2011
martin

It sounds like you’re a dick who is being serious on a satirical website. Why don’t you f#ck off back to whirlpool where you can joust with the other little nogan f@gs and project your boring, prosaic spiels there.

31 10 2011
Jesse

Where’s whilpool and what’s a nogan??

27 10 2011
Ash - Glasser of Carnts, Master of #124, King Of The MFing Mountain

I share the hatred, and I’m still young enough to be interested in said hos.

26 10 2011
Jesse

Wow, you’re right. Mothers are guilty of:

caring for children
transporting them
supporting their education by taking them to school

I reckon all these factors are proof of the decline of society

26 10 2011
Simon - Glasser at Arms, Constant source of Randomness

Dead right, you’ll fit in here just fine Jesse.

After we get rid of bogans, Mothers are next.

26 10 2011
James Hunter

Simon why waite we can start on some mums right now?
Out end churchill rd out regency park there place with millions of old car tyres ?
Great mum neclaces cept prospect council probably ping you for polution !!!

26 10 2011
Simon - Glasser at Arms, Constant source of Randomness

If you’re good JH you can have 1 mum per day, but no slacking off on your bogan quota ya hear.

26 10 2011
James Hunter

Jesse, Eachof those three things that mums do put their precious(sic) kids i9n danger of sudden flatness. That is stupidity not caringness.

26 10 2011
Jesse

Show me the evidence from the Dept of Motor Vehicles or ABS and then I’ll accept your claims. Until then, your anecdotes and personal prejudices are no better than mine

26 10 2011
Simon - Glasser at Arms, Constant source of Randomness

I’ll have you know that JH’s prejudices are some of the finest available.

26 10 2011
Jesse

Do you guys know each other?? In the real world or just in cyberspace??

26 10 2011
James Hunter

Simon,
Ill have you know that if you do not like the prejudices that i have displayed that i do have others !!

27 10 2011
urbanreverie

You’ve been watching far too many American movies and TV shows. We don’t have the Department of Motor Vehicles in this country. Thank you, good night.

27 10 2011
Brain Fart

Jesse,
Please find another site to go and pick your endless arguments.
We all have our different versions of fun,
Clearly this site is not for you.
You appear to thrive on arguments.
Is arguing your hobby, by any chance?
So do us all a favour and please Piss Off.
Most of us come here for a laugh.
Thanking you in advance.

27 10 2011
2 Sparse 2 Spurious

Bloody hell. Saul Happening.

Farewell, TBL Auditor-General Jesse. We hardly knew ye. But if you’re still out there, a quick question regarding that longwinded, nigh on incoherent comment I made a coupla months ago and your recent response to it: “Are you racist??”

You’re very perceptive. (While we’re here, do the dual question marks accentuate or negate the question? I’m assuming the former, so I’ll give you the most longwinded, nigh on incoherent answer I can muster.)

After the management of New York’s Museum of Tolerance refused to pay me for my contract work, I became deeply cynical about their cause. Um. That’s it.

Also I used to be Klan.

How about you Jesse? Are you the “middle-aged hetero man” you purported to be (thanks for sharing but save it for Lavalife) or the “hot young husband” you earlier said you could to be?

I only ask because, much like my screen name, your screen persona seems a tad inconsistent.

31 10 2011
Jesse

Actually, I am 34 years old so not young or middle-aged. I am married but don’t know what that’s got to do with anything….

31 10 2011
Jesse

Why do you say I’m inconsistent? I’m a real person and real people don’t necessarily fit narrowly defined definitions, but I’m pretty sure I’ve not said anything especially contradictory!!

31 10 2011
2 Sparse 2 Spurious

That’s cool bro.

I wasn’t trying to define you. Narrowly, broadly, or anywhere in between. Gawd, you’re more paranoid than all those aliens trying to kill me. I was asking a question, passive-aggressive as it may have seemed… Much like your inquiry as to whether I’m racist. Not much of a conversation starter, that. Almost confrontational. Like if I were to ask you if you’re a f#cking c#nt, it could only conceivably yield either an angry or sarcastic response. The latter is more my game.

I guess thirty-four could be considered middle-aged in the literal scheme of things. But if you live past seventy you’re in a lotta trouble, mister.

Now, if you thrive on arguing, please, get into an argument with Mr “I’m useful because I have a marketing degree” James so I don’t have to. I don’t have the strength. And Jesse v James would be a bloody riot, cowboy!

31 10 2011
James Hunter

2s2s,
Get into an argument with someone who tells you that they have any degree,let alone a marketing degree and it can be fun but certainly will be agravating.
I was a member of the Australian Institute of Management, a Member of the Australian Marketinmg Institute a member of the Life underwriters of Australia and an Associate of the Society of Mechanical Engineers.
All of that I do not usually admit to and for a very good reason.. People whose claim to relevance it to describe themselves as an expert or as being one because they have a degree are usually,well actually, always the most non relavant uneducated self opinionated twerps.
The very act of trying to elevate ones opinion to be considered important is sometimes necessary but by refering to a degree or some self opinion as to being an expert is nothing but the last refuge of the failure.
All knowledge that is useful has an empirical base. Knowledge comes from observation and makes its into books where the intelligent use it for referance and comparison and the stupid use it as a source of rote learned facts.
Thus endeth my little spit.

2 11 2011
2 Sparse 2 Spurious

Impressive JH.

And sounds like Mr Taleb’s struck a chord with you. Maybe an entire symphony!

But like I say, arguing makes me tired. Classic #110… uh, minus the H. I was Lead Snoozer of the high-school debate team and champion board-flipper of the chess team…

More fun watching people debate… Um, but that doesn’t include the puerile bore that passes for debate during Federal Parliament’s Question Time. I’m talkin’ Vidal v Buckley Jr… Chomsky v Buckley Jr… Vidal v Mailer. Bit of biffo never hurt no one. Except Gore Vidal, maybe. Apparently, while he was stretched out on the canvas after one of Mailer’s left jabs, Vidal remarked “Words fail Norman Mailer yet again.” Quite the verbal glassing to dish out to a man o’ words, I reckon.

Oh, forgot the best of all: Ron Casey v Normie Rowe on the old Midday Show. Roll tape if you please…

Cham-paggun! Poor old Ron. Looks like an amalgamation of John Howard and Mikhail Gorbachev. With a healthy dose of angry juice t’boot! Cool how he glassed the studio floor in front of Our Jana.

2 11 2011
Simon - Glasser at Arms, Constant source of Randomness

Sparse, do you have a copy of when Ben Folds attacked Geoff Harvey’s piano and Geoff gave him a verbal glassing?

Always wanted to see the footage but never been able to find it.

2 11 2011
James Hunter

2s2s
Yes Mr Taleb is certainly worth a read. Mr (Sir) Thomas Malthus and my fav’dear Oscar Wilde the absolute master of rip art ee ! Mind you old Menzies in his day was good but the modern masster of the language was/is Paul Keating. Boy could he shread someone with the absolute minimum of words.
The expert thingy always gets me riled though. Grrrr. As soon as someone tells me they know what they are talking about because they are an expert. wankers.

2 11 2011
Simon - Glasser at Arms, Constant source of Randomness

Well, look what I found all on my own!

2 11 2011
2 Sparse 2 Spurious

Ah, the stuff o’ legend, Simon.

Funny comment: “has anyone noticed geoff harvey looks like a koala”…

One Angry Koala and 200 Solemn Faces on the Senior Citizens in the Studio Audience.

1 11 2011
Jesse

I’ve tried backtracking and can’t even find whatever comment I’m suposed to have written that asks if you are racist. I guess its tracks have been erased by cyberspace or something.

I don’t know anything about James (on anyone else who comments here either) but I like to think that I’m useful because I HAVEN’T GOT A MARKETING DEGREE…

1 11 2011
Brain Fart

Ummh, you claim to be a male but sound more like a 51 year old argumentative woman. After you’ve annoyed everyone then you can claim that people pick on you. Win, win for you.

1 11 2011
Jesse

Yeah well, maybe you sound like a 12 year old girl. Whatever….

31 10 2011
Jesse

Hi Brain Fart,

I am happy to argue. In fact I thrive on it. I assume that anybody contributing to this website would enjoy it too.

I certainly hope my posts stir things up a bit. If they don’t then I’m wasting my time.

Are you trying to evict me from this website? If so, why?

31 10 2011
p'bee

you’re overreaching by commenting in so many places on so many articles – people won’t bother responding if there’s 20 things to respond to. and your asking everyone on the baby names page what they’ve named their kids is tilting at windmills stuff.
i don’t think anyone begrudges you joining the tbl family, but maybe slow the posting down rather than posting 20 questions an hour.

31 10 2011
Jesse

I tell you why I’m asking everyone what their kids’ names are:

If people want to take cheap shots at children, then its only reasonable that they, themselves, should ‘put up or shut up’.

If you want to ridicule other people’s naming choices, then put your own up for scrutiny. It’s as simple as that.

31 10 2011
Simon - Glasser at Arms, Constant source of Randomness

No ones having a shot at the kids, it’s not their fault their parents are imbeciles and think that by mis-spelling their names or calling them after an inanimate object or piece of land they are doing them a favour and making them unique or clarrsy when in fact they set them up for a life of misery.

31 10 2011
p'bee

the cheap shots are at the parents, not the children, for inflicting their kids with silly names.

look, i do see your point, but if you post that question after every comment on that page then you’re never going to get an answer.

oh, and i have no kids but if i did i’d probably choose slightly old fashioned but traditional names

1 11 2011
Brain Fart

@Jesse, I have no right to evict anyone from this site. Your apparent and consistent need to misconstrue and argue on, “A Satirical” site is just plain stupid and annoying. Yep, you’re definitely wasting your time here. Just a thought, maybe Google Satirical and then… Piss Off.
Hello, Reality Check:
THIS IS A POLITICALLY INCORRECT site, that’s why many of us come here.
But of course it could be a plot by the C.I.A. or the aliens to conspire against you. Nothing to do with your posts reeking of wet blankets at all. And your phone has probably been tapped by ASIO they are part of the conspiracy too. They told me so.

1 11 2011
Jesse

Do you believe in conspiracies? My own thought is that forconspiracies to exist, most people would need to be way more competent, efficient and organised than I believe is likely…

26 10 2011
2 Sparse 2 Spurious

Things SBS World News Straya viewers like: Peta-Jane Madam.

Things Dateline viewers like: Yalda Hakim.

Things bookies should like: Taking bets on which of the two A Current Affair will try to recruit first.

Don’t do it, ladies.

26 10 2011
p'bee

yalda has a scary foreign name, so she’s safe from potential poaching. peta-jane madam has one of the best names around (although not as good as anton enus), but i also think she has more brains than to lower herself to channel 9.

26 10 2011
martin

She’s pretty good looking and still very young, the bogan will forgive her Afghani-ness. She doesn’t look like a sell out, but if you’re getting the sort of money those “news” people get it’d be damned near impossible to refuse. But then if you got boned you’d lose all credibility and ABC or SBS wouldn’t want a bar of you.

27 10 2011
p'bee

true, but i still think she’d have to de-afghan her name before bogans would accept her.

27 10 2011
Simon - Glasser at Arms, Constant source of Randomness

They took Stan Grant, can’t be that picky.

27 10 2011
2 Sparse 2 Spurious

Ah, was about to bring that up. Maybe they’ll take Negus back too. The old dude’s been network-hopping for decades.

Alright, I’m taking odds… Negus back to Dateline in a straight swap with Network Ten for Hakim, so she can host her very own tabloid 6:30 show. Then Lachlan Murdoch divorces Sarah O’Hare and marries Hakim in 2013, thereby making both a company and personal decision to de-Afghan her name. Then I take out O’Hare soon after. Everybody wins.

27 10 2011
Mick

Our Yalda is a refugee remember. Like those scary ones but without the beard.

You cannot have someone as untrustworthy as a refugee reading something as important as commercial network news. It just confuses everyone between the Harvey Norman ads.

She is very attractivet though…maybe she’ll get away with it.

27 10 2011
Pandabater

I surfed past ch10 last night & George was back on solo duty. Must have got sick of those pesky yougins.

27 10 2011
Simon - Glasser at Arms, Constant source of Randomness

I’l be genuinely surprised if George does not erupt in a glassin frenzy soon. Imagine sharing a panel with Hughesy, Charlie and the ladies whose name I forget but probably ends in y or ie.

Oh George, it didn’t have to be this way, surely you have some super tucked away somewhere.

27 10 2011
Simon - Glasser at Arms, Constant source of Randomness

I hear Sunrise is having a reshuffle, don’t do it George!

27 10 2011
Pandabater

George goes to bed at sunrise.

27 10 2011
martin

He’s 69, I doubt he has to work. I want Ian Leslie back.

I think him, Paul Barry, Yana Wendt, and a few others should team up and stir up some major shit.

How come gen x and y don’t have a craving for proper journalism? We are so gay. But the answer is probably that the powers that be want us to remain the little sluts that most of us are. Even the libtard channels only skirt around the edges.

27 10 2011
James Hunter

Martin,
They share things with the Liberal (Conservative) Party , Big Capital, Big Business, all of which are where there money comes from and their vested interests lie.
What it means, and it is nothing new, they do not want too many realy well educated people. People educated in skills necessary for their businesses but leave the classics, political history, philosophy and so on to the children of the moneyed few.
YOU DONT WANT PEOPLE WITH DEEP UNDERSTANDINGS AND REAL SENSE OF SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMI9NG FROM THE MASSES. tHAT WAY LIES REVOLUTION.
aLLWAYS STUDENTS HAVE BEEN AT THE FORE FRONT OF REVOLUTIONS, YOU SEE THE FLOW?
sO MODERNH NEWS SERVICES CAN BE A DANGEROUS THING IN THE WRONG HANDS. eNOUGH OF THE PEOPLE FIND THE TRUTH THEN AGAIN. INSERECTION AND REVOLUTION.
BRING IT ON
FIRST ONE UP AGAINST THE WALL IS THE FONEY WABBITT
sOYY FOLks im working on a little Lenovo 10″ as my real puter has been sick. just got it back so will install it so i can use a real size keyboard!!

27 10 2011
martin

Well said James. It’s a tough situation. A bunch of snots who control everything and a bunch of libtards who think they’re on a good fight but are actually doing the snots a favour for the most part.

27 10 2011
James Hunter

Martn,
Iwould say you “picked the eyes out of that ”
What the boys with money rely on s that mostnof the masses are to lazy to give a stuff.
Caesar said “Give them Bread and Circuses”
We give them VB and (insert your code) football. !! As a bonus they get Poker Machines.
Mob of bloody dills.

31 10 2011
Jesse

I reckon Generation X and Y wouldn’t be seen dead watching TV (except by internet download). TV is the medium of the Baby Boomers.

27 10 2011
WTF?

Omnicool:
Mildred: Hey Johnny, what are you rebelling against?
Johnny: Whadda you got?

Kathie Bleeker: Why are you trying to be so rude?
Johnny: I don’t like cops!

27 10 2011
Ex Plod and 4WD mum

I would like to know how many angry men and mobs the police detractors have ever faced. My guess would be none. The lengths these protesting ferals will go to to injure a cop knows no bounds.
I don’t have a problem with peaceful protests as long as they respect the rights of the general public and don’t break any laws, but these things always get hijacked by the greens/anarchists and it turns to shit

28 10 2011
Mick

Hijacking. Yes, I concur. Or maybe I don’t. It all depends on what sort of country you think we live in.

The USA is a democratic capitalist society. I took the Wall St Occupy thing as being a protest not against capitalism but against failed capitalism because of government interference. Don’t save the 1% with the 99% tax dollar, let them fight like the rest. The 1% did prosper and everyone else fell over because of outside help and that is not pure capitalism.

In a country like Oz, which is more of a democratic socialist country in my view…well, to about ten years ago…the protest is hard to put into a position. We’re still doing orright. But, and there was a great article today in today’s Fairfax about vested interests, if the 1% in Oz are doing the same then protests should be heard. Let us hear them now before the shit hits the fan. There are vey few places where the little voices can be heard in this country. Half a dozen peaceful protests really makes no impact against a MSM full of bias.

Ex Plod and Mum…I wish it had not have turned violent. But other places haven’t gone that way. The question has to be asked why it did. Hijacked by hangers-on with an agenda? Maybe. But which side where the hanger-ons with?

28 10 2011
Brain Fart

Well said Mick

28 10 2011
p'bee

greens =/= anarchists. completely completely different groups. maybe if the police such as yourself bothered to work out the difference there wouldn’t be these recurrences of excessive force against protesters.

28 10 2011
Mick

This is what bugs me.

http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/special-features/cops-warn-protesters-ahead-of-rally/story-fnamyn6p-1226178761631

‘Police have warned that violence will not be tolerated…’

The very first line…also repeated under the photo. By putting up a story like this they have already put the thought into the bogan’s mind that the protesters are violent types. And feral. Smelly always works a treat. They did the same thing in Melbourne and Sydney. The MSM are psychologically preparing the bogan for hippie violence.

There needs to be a MSM poll.

Who is more likely to instigate violence during a protest?
A hard working tax-payer worried about their children’s future.
A policeman.

Hear that? That was the the sound of another bogan’s head exploding.

28 10 2011
Ash - Glasser of Carnts, Master of #124, King Of The MFing Mountain

On one hand, hippies are a bunch of peace-lovin’, dirty, junkie freaks. On the other hand, they’re a bunch of violent, dirty, junkie freaks.

Can’t we make up our minds here?

28 10 2011
Simon - Glasser at Arms, Constant source of Randomness

I think the paper are trying to encourage the bogan to attend in the hope of violence.

Once the bogan shows up and sees all those smelly, feral hippies violence is bound to ensue and the prophecy fulfills itself. Then the police get the double pleasure of cracking hippie and bogan skulls. Win, win.

10 11 2011
Maxtreme

Police would surely demonstrate some sort of leniency towards their own kind – I get the impression most police officers I’ve come across (not that there have been many) are hiding a southern cross tattoo under their uniform and thinking ahead to the two weeks they’re going to spend in Bali at the end of the year.

I will be starting my own protest movement in the near future called “We are the 1%”. Our aim is to stop discrimination against economic minorities in Australia and raise awareness of the issues that plague the patrons of Philip street. Did you know that the Police were called to 31 domestic disputes in 2010 that were propagated by family arguments over the division of assets in a will? Have you ever tried to open a 40 year old bottle of Italian red only to find the cork has softened so much that it basically disintegrates? Or lost your page because the $100 note you used as a bookmark was stolen by your housekeeper? Have you ever had your daughter tell you they want to go into the PR business and woken up the next morning hoping desperately that it was all just a nightmare?
If you know what I’m talking about then please, join me at my club next Saturday. We’ll discuss our next move over a glass of Ardbeg double barrel.

28 10 2011
28 10 2011
Brain Fart

Me too p’bee, loved that article. How about the whingers complaining of doing it tough on $150.000 per year. W.T.F.!!!!! It’s time to realise that “less really, can be more”. The theme of the Americans has been, “too much is not enough”. Spent 6 wks there 10 years ago and could see that the bubble would have to burst. And it did. Those septics are shockers for wasting everything. Your meal arrives and it’s big enough for 3 people, you’re travelling and can’t really take it with you, so enough food for 2 goes straight in the bin. The food portions is the USA explains why some of them are so fat, the fire-brigade have to take the wall out to get the fat bastards to hospital. Yuk, wake up fellow Aussies or we’ll be next.

28 10 2011
Simon - Glasser at Arms, Constant source of Randomness
30 10 2011
Ash - Glasser of Carnts, Master of #124, King Of The MFing Mountain

I had none in mind, no.

But since I don’t drink coffee, that article has no impact on my future travel plans whatsoever. It is highly unlikely I will ever engage in #124 in a Starbucks bathroom.

28 10 2011
Simon - Glasser at Arms, Constant source of Randomness

From Michael Pascoe’s article – I like the way the man thinks.

“At least we’re slowly getting smarter about smoking, but the genuinely stupid are still spending $10 billion a year on cancer sticks. Yes, genuinely stupid – there’s a strong correlation between smoking and lower IQ, lower educational attainment, lower income and a generally more miserable life, never mind that it’s a shorter one. No, kiddies, smoking doesn’t look cool, it’s an indication that you’re more likely to be an all-round loser.

Ditto gamblers. The astounding $180 billion or so we’re on track to flutter this financial year – mainly on pokies – maintains Australians’ title as the World’s Biggest Mugs. By way of comparison, the Federal Government’s individual and company income tax take in 2010-11 was only $8 billion more. That an allegedly significant number of people could be suckered into campaigning to ensure the title is in no way threatened probably merits an insanity award in its own right.”

28 10 2011
p'bee

the bit about the amount spent on gambling compared to the amount paid in tax is just mind boggling. are there really that many people in this country that think putting coins in annoying beepy machines constitutes entertainment?

28 10 2011
Mick

Hey! Who are you to argue with Jimbo Packer?

28 10 2011
p'bee

someone who can string coherent sentences together?

28 10 2011
Mick

Ha! Yes, I think Jimbo must have been a huge disappointment for Kerry;

29 10 2011
2 Sparse 2 Spurious

For Kerry? I think he was an even bigger disappointment for Kate “15 minutes o’ funbags” Fischer. Man, really dug her stylings on that Looney Tunes arvo show back in the day.

28 10 2011
Brain Fart

Sadly p’bee the answer is yes. My sister (aged 56) was one of them and she lost EVERYTHING; her paid off house, friends, family, shop, wholesale business, you name it she lost it….. and couldn’t or wouldn’t stop feeding the farken pokie machines.
It’s the insidious damage done to those around them that upsets me, as I was one of them too. Her addiction wreaked havoc on us all, as we didn’t know it was her hobby.
I refuse to shop at Woolworths or any other fuck faced company that owns pokie machines. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

31 10 2011
Jesse

Gambling, like smoking and drinking can just be a horrible addiction for some people.

28 10 2011
James Hunter

SIMON,
hAVE YOU NOTICED WHO WAS MAKING BIG NOISES YESTERDAY ABOUT THE EVILS OF THE GOVERNMENTS ANTI GAMBLING MOOVES?

James Packer . wow as if he doesnt have an ax to grind. bloody parastie on society he should be one of those up against the wall, along with anyone who calls themselves a “Financial advisor”, a banker, a creator of ponzi schemes, Opps they all the same people.
Big Pharma for blocking cheap drugs in underdevelpoed countries.
The caflick church for not promoting birth controll in all the pox ridden breeding grounds of “humanity” if permeates.

28 10 2011
James

I think it’s pretty obvious that most of the occupy protesters don’t have jobs, which is a typical by-product of doing one of the useless uni degree’s (arts/humanities/communications) instead of on with any real world relevance. I’m willing to bet very few of the protesters have Business or Finance degrees? A Lvl III TAFE Diploma is worth more than an Arts degree.

28 10 2011
p'bee

ah ‘real world relevance’. some people study things because they find them interesting, you know, not just as a step to a six figure salary.

28 10 2011
Simon - Glasser at Arms, Constant source of Randomness

The rool world P’bee, teh rooooolll woorlld.

28 10 2011
James

And there is nothing wrong with that… until they they turn around and start protesting about inequality because of all the bankers, executives and managers who earn more than them.

I did a business degree (marketing) and I’ve got no problem admitting it was purely a means to ‘get in’ and then start ‘getting up’ as soon as possible.

Considering my HECS debt, I’d sure as hell want it to start paying me back in spades. Otherwise, its a lot of money to just spend on an interest.

28 10 2011
James Hunter

James
Finance degrees teach failed models and have little relationship to reality.
All the Finacnce specialists that gave us the the great depression, the 80 scrash, the present GFC all study the same worthless crap’
They dont understand Outliers
they dont understand the fasct that absence of proof is different from proof of absence.
They grew up with a Gaussian Bell Curve between their legs and cant see beyond it.
Give me someone with an engineering degree and some experience. even the newbies come face to face with empirical reality. if they dont it bites them straight away.
The dills that have an economics degree get to fiddle with the world and it takes too long for reality to catch them out. Unfortunately when it does it hurts lots of other people.

31 10 2011
Jesse

This sounds a lot like what a ‘bogan’ (according to the definitions of this website) would say about a ‘hippie’.
Actually it sounds a lot like what Tony Abbott says about so-called ‘dole bludgers’
How many people who won the Noble Peace Prize have University Qualifications in Business or Finance?
How many people who led the OneTel collapse had University Qualifications in Humanities?
How many of the people behind the Lehamnn Brothers collapse had degrees in Philosophy or Poetry?

If you want to construct an arguement by way of anecdote, then its easy to find support for any point of view whatsoever

31 10 2011
Jesse

Hmm.. I meant Nobel etc etc

3 11 2011
Sheriff struggle

Nobel was quite prominent in ammonium nitrate, explosives and detonators. Not so peaceful know is it?

3 11 2011
James Hunter

Sheyriff, Right on, hAlfred Nobel invented Dynamite. Also the company he foundes invented fuses and they (owned I think) Bofors the makers of amunition and guns especially famous for anti aircraft guns.
So yep no peacnick.

28 10 2011
urbanreverie

Everyone’s favourite libtards with a humour bypass, the folks behind the Left Flank blog, have fired yet another salvo in our direction. This time, they have dug deep down through the annals of history, and have unearthed TBL readers’ comments about Collingwood supporters from January 2010. Yes, you read that right: January 2010, twenty-one months ago.

http://left-flank.blogspot.com/2011/10/collingwood-supporters-and-other-bogans.html

I think it’s somewhat scary that Left Flank think that the best way to advance their cause is to go over ancient TBL threads with a fine tooth comb to find supposed evidence of class bigotry. Don’t these people have bigger fish to fry?

28 10 2011
p'bee

of course the supreme irony is that by focusing on such things as comments on tbl and other websites or stories they actually alienate people who otherwise might agree with some of their positions. i’m sure if i could be bothered to get past these po-faced articles i’d find interesting stuff on there, but i don’t really feel like looking through the website of people with such a bad case of humour bypasses.

28 10 2011
Simon - Glasser at Arms, Constant source of Randomness

What a jip Urban, I’ve written far more demeaning things than that about Collingwood on this site. Should I send them a summary? It may cause them to regurgitate their chai tea.

29 10 2011
2 Sparse 2 Spurious

Um.

Go Pies?

29 10 2011
Brain Fart

Dear Mr Glasser, I’m your greatest fan. But you need to know chai tea is really yummy. Mr Fart and I would really like a Master Glassing Class please. Yep, and go pies but only if they are lentil pies. Heeheehee evil cackle.

29 10 2011
Ash - Glasser of Carnts, Master of #124, King Of The MFing Mountain

I thought libtards hated sports, especially football? (Both the tight shorts version and the man’s game).

28 10 2011
urbanreverie

Do not fear, Urban Reverie is here, with the latest episode of …

THE BOGUE & BOGUETTE SHOW!!!

And this week – how will Boguette react to Bogue’s little dalliance with a stripper? Find out the answer to this – and more – at:

http://bogueandboguetteshow.wordpress.com/2011/10/28/episode-41-hell-hath-no-fury/

29 10 2011
martin

Nothing like a bit of bogan feminism to help out our boguette. She’s pulled out the big guns!

29 10 2011
Ash - Glasser of Carnts, Master of #124, King Of The MFing Mountain

Oh no she di’dnt!

Great work Urbz. Making me feel guilty now about luring you to that certain website of ill-repute.

29 10 2011
urbanreverie

And one of the other blogs I read has mentioned Things Bogans Like … but in a rather more positive light than Left Flank. There’s some great bogan jokes in this one too :)

http://bytesdaily.blogspot.com/2011/10/bogans.html

Also, I’m sure many people here would love this post at my SECOND favourite website, the South African satirical news site, Hayibo:

http://www.hayibo.com/upheaval-as-twenty-somethings-refuse-to-get-random-chinese-tattoos/

29 10 2011
Pepsistopheles

Alex Jones FTW!
Everyone else is only scratching at the surface of reality.

29 10 2011
Chris

I was on the Q and A website today and I’ve come to the conclusion that members of various parties get on the Q and A site and troll and talk shit in order to lower the standard of discourse on the forum to drive away potentially meaningful conversations. I say this after just polishing off my fourth Pure Blonde stubby. Irony much?

I know we’re a long way away from the next election and the Libs are leading in the polls by the length of Punt Road, but hear this; “The Libs are Stone Cold Gone”. The Mad Monk has put his balls on the line by predicting that the world, as we know it, is going to end because of the carbon tax. He’s bet his political future on the carbon tax destroying our economy. The thing is we’ll have our carbon tax going for a year before the next election and when the Mad Monk’s predictions prove to be false the polls are going to tighten up like all get out and the Libs are going to get SMASHED!!! And I say thank goodness for the Greens because if it wasn’t for them Gillard would’ve caved in a long time ago on the carbon tax and we’d already have offshore processing of refugees.

This goes out to my brothers and sisters in the 99% who I love because the tea baggers tried to drag the debate over to the far right and the 99% dragged it the fuck back.

30 10 2011
martin

Yeah. Q & A sucks. Chaser put the boot into it the other day. Same questions all the time. If I see one more question about refugees I’m going to go in the audience and throw a shoe. Not that I really watch it anymore, I want to glass the people making the twitter comments.

I also agree about Abbott. What you said and also ads about work choices 2 is going to take a big chunk out of the Liberals.

Bogans primarily vote on emotion, which is why Labor has been suffering in the polls so badly.

30 10 2011
2 Sparse 2 Spurious

“Offshore processing”…

I know the phrase’s been around fer yonks but it still jerks me off in the wrong way. Like a hobo with long fingernails. “Offshore processing”. One helluva dehumanising farken Orwellian farken bureaucratic farken cooooold way to talk about people. Some kind of accountantspeak. Like they’re talking about the Pensky file. “Yeah, gimme that paperclip, I’ll just put ‘em all into this accordion-style folder, stick ‘em in the filing cabinet and let warehouse deal with it.”

But back on point… Pure Blonde? Fogerty would have your nuts, Chris!

And you haven’t heard the last of the far-righters, no sir. Bafflingly, their smugness seems even more rampant when they’re in farken opposition. Which is why I’m on my thirteenth Coopers of the night. After quite a few of those Holgate Temptresses. They pack quite the punch. They kill HungryThirsty dead. And your liver. That too.

And in that spirit…

I mean…

I farken mean…

Good times.

I do hope my fellow Victorians enjoy the public holiday courtesy of the 2011 Melbourne Cup: The Race That Stops A Nation… as opposed to that other Aussie institution, Romper Stomper (1992): The Racist Stops An Asian. No public holidays fer dat, no sir.

And Q&A has more sanctimonious, obsequious and downright bloody uncalled-for crowd applause than Oprah and Letterman combined. Should can it. The applause, that is. Then the show.

Bloody hell. Go to a pub where they’ve got some SBS Hitler doco on the TV (no sports today, so goosesteps on a Sunday arvo anyone?) only to come home to another bloody Hitler doco on 7mate. What the fark’s going on? Some anniversary I don’t know about?

30 10 2011
2 Sparse 2 Spurious

Christ, that was a long’un. Goodnight all.

31 10 2011
p'bee

completely agree with you about the term ‘offshore processing’. the whole refugee discussion is conducted in newspeak. because god forbid people realise asylum seekers are human beings.

31 10 2011
James Hunter

pbee,
When 500,000,000 famine and drought refugees start pouring out of Africa and the Sub-Continent then we will know. We will know what years of uncontrolled breeding ,encouraged by christian churches of people with barely a hope of subsistance. Then we will know .
Food aid to poor countries should carry a compolsory population controll flag. No controll no food.
Malthus had it right

31 10 2011
Jesse

Now I think I understand this website’s aggression towards babies and their names.

It may all just be a cover for a sterilisation plot against the poor.

1 11 2011
James Hunter

Right now would be best but if not before 20 years then too late to prevent natural selection tacking controll.
I.E. mass starvation.

31 10 2011
p'bee

most western countries do give aid in the form of both food and contraception – not every country, and there are groups (particularly vocal in the usa but also fairly vocal here) who oppose any funding being given to educate about contraception and condoms and the like so, leaving aside the 500, 000, 000 people suddenly leaving africa furphy, there are already limitations on funding those sorts of programs.

31 10 2011
Jesse

In the late 1980s there was a right wing outcry in the USA against poor black people breeding and rich whites remaining what Abbott might call “deliberately barren”. The highly influential book by Alan Bloom ‘The Closing of the American Mind’ was a kind of rallying cry.

31 10 2011
James Hunter

Jesse’
“An Essay on the Principle of Population” by Thomas Robert Malthus written in 1798 is a must read for anyone who wishes to make serious comment on Population sustainability or otherwise.
Written so long ago makes it no less relavant. The mathematics and Principles are still the same.
Problem is so many just react with emotive “gut” feelings often tinged with religious teachings rather then with factual researched findings.
Abit like “Lord Monkfish” and the cliamate deniers.
Exopthalmic twit that he is.

1 11 2011
Jesse

I know Malthus’ essay (it was a set reading in my high school!). Why are you bringing it up? I mean: what status are you claiming for it? Malthus was a religious cleric and religiosity infected his thought. I am an atheist so I discount his religious arguments. I also believe that if there is any value in his argument, it is about food supply and not about population control.

1 11 2011
James Hunter

Well Jess,
The ducks guts of it was and still is the incompatability of the exponential growth of population (when unchecked) and the arithmetic growth (hopefully) of food production.
Comment ?

5 01 2012
Daniel Davis

It is like everything you have said on this topic has come straight from Tracy Grimshaw’s mouth herself

7 01 2012
James Hunter

Daniel,
Who is Tracy Grimshaw ?

1 11 2011
James Hunter

They are “Poor” refugees who each had thousands of dollars to get here.
Enough money that in their own countries they could have done well or used it to buy a nice comfortable plane ticket to some wjhere legally.
Instead they wann to que jump.
I dont like que jumpers even at the local flexiteller or Maccas.

31 10 2011
Jesse

‘Offshore processing’ makes it sound like people are talking about pineapple canning.

31 10 2011
2 Sparse 2 Spurious

Ah, touche, Jesse…

Too farken shay.

Please don’t take that as a racially insensitive belittlement of the beautiful French language and its correct spelling. I assure you I have quite the affinity for both…

Parlay view yo play petty me-yum?

31 10 2011
Brain Fart

Mr Spurious, the above is what I call, “one long brain fart”. You’re not trying to steal my thunder are you? Phftttt

31 10 2011
2 Sparse 2 Spurious

Perish the thought, BF.

Onward, flatulent soldier.

31 10 2011
James Hunter

2s2s,
Flatulent Soldier.
Is that a “Has Bean” ?

31 10 2011
Brain Fart

Can’t speak for 2s2s, but I don’t need beans. It’s me thoughts, it is….. they just sort of pop out like a “brain fart”. Phftttt

31 10 2011
James Hunter

Jesse,
You commented to another that they may be better advised to post less then twenty or so times per day. How many for you today ?
By the by. I suspect you have still not read “The Black Swan”
“The old believe everything the middle age suspect everything and the young know everything” Another of dear Oscar Wilde’s observations on the human animal. Seems well reflected in todays postings ?

1 11 2011
Jesse

I think you’re confusing me with someone else on this site. I did not, and would not, tell people how often to post!!!!

1 11 2011
Brain Fart

Piss Off wet blanket Jesse. You’re a BORE.

2 11 2011
Jesse

Don’t read my posts if I bore you! Stop trying to evict me from this site. it’s a free country. I can hate bogan-haters if I want

2 11 2011
Brain Fart

Yeah, you can hate anyone. Its a free world…. Sort of! Still Best you Piss Off tho’ and find another site. Argumentative wet blankets are toooooo boring.
You might have waaaay more fun, if you go to a “Born Again” Christian site…. and tell them they are all, “Satan Worshipers”. That’s a guaranteed way to get your jollies with lots and lots and lots of fights. You will be so happy and fulfilled. And so busy arguing you wont have time to annoy anyone on this site, with your wanker comments.

28 11 2011
Elisa Hulbert

One of the most judgemental, condecending things I have read in a long time. Sad to see so much negative energy directed toward a group of people. Seems like you are guilty of the very thing you are charging.

5 01 2012
Daniel Davis

Thank You Elisa! Someone on this thread finally has a realistic “human” approach to this topic…the naivity and hypocricy shown by most comments is mindblowing…but then again, everyone is entitled to their wrong opinions!

7 01 2012
James Hunter

Yep.
Thats how we put up with you !

4 12 2011
daffodilsareyellow

As the wife of a policeman, I can tell you a few things about protests that you probably didn’t know. The first one is that the police have their own people in the group of protestors. They do this in order to pick off the leaders and trouble makers when the time comes to end protests. If you get to these people first, you have a good chance of breaking the back of the protest. These undercover operatives work as professional protestors and infiltrate many of the groups to obtain vital information that the police often aren’t given. More often than not when the police are told that a protest will be peaceful, the protestors have no intention of that. They want maximum media exposure and maximum violence. They try to provoke police, preferably off camera, then they film only what they want the media to see.

You rarely see the urine being thrown. Uniforms being torn off policewomen. Ballbearings under police horses. Kicking below knee level. All manner of feral behaviour designed to provoke the police. What you do see is very theatrical behaviour of protestors who are told to scream at the top of their lungs when touched by police in any way. Yell “brutality” at every opportunity and try to manipulate the police by asking for their names. Most police remove their name badges now because they can’t be bothered with trivial complaints.

Yes most of the protesters are professionals. The police see the same faces at every protest.

5 12 2011
daffodilsareyellow

TBL seem to be censoring posts, judging by the fact that they refused to post my last entry. I posted an insight into the police view of protests from an insiders point of view. TBL obviously doesn’t like the truth.

5 01 2012
James Hunter

TBL,
I am only getting about one in every four or five or six, Email posting advices. Something broke !

26 05 2012
Fiona

LOL. lol. LOL

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