Don’t click Fairfax
Sunday August 31st 2008, 7:26 pm

Fairfax’s decision to sack more than 500 staffers is a direct assault on quality journalism in Australia.

Support the striking Fairfax workers– don’t visit Fairfax websites until this dispute is resolved.


THAT’LL learn ’em
Tuesday August 26th 2008, 6:55 am

The ghost of John HoWARd yet lurks in… the Labor caucus room?

Labor MPs cry foul over welfare cuts

The Federal Government is having a tough time convincing its own MPs to support plans to punish parents who do not get their children to school.

Yesterday the Government announced that it wanted to suspend welfare payments to parents whose children miss too much school.

The announcement shocked some Labor MPs and several made their displeasure clear at a Caucus meeting later in the day.

Eighteen people spoke on the matter, some for, some against.

One MP described the policy as un-Laborlike.

Another questioned why it was announced through the media before being discussed with Labor backbenchers.

Well, let’s see how this works- kids won’t go to school, stop feeding the entire family.

I mean, why stop there? Why not just take the mob out and have them shot?

KRudd has NOT thought this one through.


BUSTED: Gold medal gymnast is 14, China scrubs the net
Thursday August 21st 2008, 3:52 pm

image: The Sydney Morning HeraldChinese authorities are all assholes and elbows trying to remove records posted on the net indicating gold gymnastics medalist He Kexin (???) was born on 1/1/1994… and they’re not scrubbing very well.

It’ll expire from cache soon, so here’s a screenshot of a Google Translation of a page from the Chinese government’s Chengdu sport ministry website at, which gives He’s birthdate as 1/1/1994. The original page has been scrubbed from the sport ministry’s website but was retrieved and saved in Google’s cache on 15 August. It is still in cache as of this writing, available to run through Google’s translation engine. See the Gymnastics table, competitor number 10.

Blogger Stryde Hax (a great pun on a brand name of an American zit cream for teenies, what a nerd) shows the trail of Googlestalking records of the gymnast’s birthdate, tracing down records on Chinese government servers. Well Googlestalked, Seor Hax. 🙂

Of course, the Chinese government will get away with falsification and suppression of the records; when you run a dictatorship, of course you can do anything you like… but will IOC allow He to keep the gold medal? Yep, more than likely:

Asked about the age controversy earlier this month, IOC President Jacques Rogge said it was not his organisation’s job to check the age of athletes. “The IOC relies on the international federations, who are exclusively responsible for the eligibility of athletes,” he said.

The 2008 Beijing Olympics will go down in history as a total fraud, from a fake opening ceremony singer to an underage gymnast.

Allowing China to host the Olympics has actually made the human rights situation in China even worse, if that were possible. Ask these two septuagenarians who were sentenced to a year’s ‘re-education through labour’ after applying to protest the loss of their home in Beijing during the Olympics in so-called ‘protest parks.’

What on earth were the IOC thinking when they awarded the Olympics to a country whose government has no ability nor intention to cooperate internationally? So much for the fellowship of sport.

AND there’s been no Roy & HG.


Olympics? What olympics?
Friday August 08th 2008, 9:47 pm

bang the flute slowly

No Roy & HG, no Fatso, no twirly dates, no hello boys, no flatbag, no Olympics.

Look away, nothing to see here…


The Great Olympic Smog Protest?
Thursday August 07th 2008, 1:20 pm

spot the Olympic venue! (image: ABC)click for larger image

spot the Olympic venue! (image: ABC)click for larger image

Beijing’s filthy air is an Olympic-sized embarrassment the CCP just can’t hide with censorship.

If ordinary Chinese with grievances against the CCP can’t protest with banners, who’s to say that they’re not burning a bit of the midnight oil, so to speak?


See you at the debates, bitches
Wednesday August 06th 2008, 12:50 pm

Paris Hilton just became newsworthy for the first time in her life!

Great vid, no glowing eyes to scare children, either.

Paris shoots, she scores! Way to dis the ‘wrinkly white haired guy.’