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Colonel Panic
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Icon 4 posted February 11, 2007 13:49      Profile for Colonel Panic         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I've heard from our antipodean geek friends that John Howard has a big mouth.

The Obama camp's response was fitting.

"If Prime Minister Howard truly believes what he says, perhaps his country should find its way to contribute more than just 1,400 troops so some American troops can come home," he said. "It's easy to talk tough when it's not your country or your troops making the sacrifices."

SSSSSSMACK!!!!!!

http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/02/11/australia.obama.ap/index.html

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An aussie magazine ran a poll recently, to find the 'most embarrassing aussie'.

There's no prize for guessing who won.

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Icon 1 posted February 11, 2007 20:48      Profile for ScholasticSpastic     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I would just like to take a moment to thank Australia's people for electing an embarassing person. That moment when everyone wasn't staring at the poo-throwing antics of our monkey-in-cheif was refreshing. Please, understand that we didn't elect him the first time. Unfortunately, that moral victory was undermined by the fact that he won legitimately the second time.

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Icon 1 posted February 12, 2007 11:34      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
A comment on the issue from a workmate...

"A ventriloquist's dummy always says what the ventriloquist wants it to."

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Icon 1 posted February 12, 2007 12:21      Profile for littlefish   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
An aussie magazine ran a poll recently, to find the 'most embarrassing aussie'.

There's no prize for guessing who won.

Out of interest, have you aussies seen the Shane Warne hair loss ads?

Oh, and did you see the one day tri-nation series?

(Am I dreaming?)

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quote:
Originally posted by littlefish:
Oh, and did you see the one day tri-nation series?

Interestingly, the bookies were paying 50-1 on that.

Not that I'm suggesting there could be 'match fixing' in international cricket, that would never happen, would it? [Roll Eyes]

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quote:
Originally posted by ScholasticSpastic:
Unfortunately, that moral victory was undermined by the fact that he won legitimately the second time.

Maybe I missed something, but I think that point is still debatable. I had heard that many minorities, especially in Ohio (the deciding state), were blocked from voting due to insufficient voting supplies/staff. The polls in the minority and/or lower-income areas were closed down either too early, or sporadically throughout the day.

I could be wrong, but I hope I'm not. Not that I don't like minorities, I just don't want to think that the American public really did this to itself.

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Colonel Panic
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Druid,

I'm going to take that most embarassing link at face value, but I can't get away from the notion that Russel Crowe may have won the distinction had he not threatened to beat up anybody who voted for him.

Despite his incompetence, I doubt the lazy W would make the top of our most embarassing person list. He'd have to get past Britney Spears and K-Fed.

CP

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quote:
Originally posted by Colonel Panic:
I'm going to take that most embarassing link at face value, but I can't get away from the notion that Russel Crowe may have won the distinction had he not threatened to beat up anybody who voted for him.

We're not embarrassed by that kind of behaviour, in fact, in certain circles it's considered a patriotic duty.

Little Johnnie Howard on the other hand, is a sniveling whining little arse-licker who had his own PR department put about the nickname "man of steel". Now that's deeply embarrassing.

btw - Rusty's a kiwi, as are many famous 'aussies'.
Most of the rest are either poms or septics.
We're calling Mel Gibson a septic these days, we didn't disown him because he gets drunk and makes a fool of himself, but because he's a whacko religious ratbag.

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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
quote:
Originally posted by Colonel Panic:
I'm going to take that most embarassing link at face value, but I can't get away from the notion that Russel Crowe may have won the distinction had he not threatened to beat up anybody who voted for him.

We're not embarrassed by that kind of behaviour, in fact, in certain circles it's considered a patriotic duty.

Little Johnnie Howard on the other hand, is a sniveling whining little arse-licker who had his own PR department put about the nickname "man of steel". Now that's deeply embarrassing.

btw - Rusty's a kiwi, as are many famous 'aussies'.
Most of the rest are either poms or septics.
We're calling Mel Gibson a septic these days, we didn't disown him because he gets drunk and makes a fool of himself, but because he's a whacko religious ratbag.

Mel Gibson will always hold a special place in my heart for coining the phrase,

"What're you looking at, sugar tits?"

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Colonel Panic
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Druid,

I agree with you, 100% on your John Howard comments. He seems to be a total moron all the way at the other end of the world.

I had to snicker at his "If I were running Al Queda ..." comment.

If Howard, Bush or Blair -- any one of them -- we're running Al Queda, I think we'd be winning this war by now.

Colonel Panic

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quote:
Originally posted by Colonel Panic:
Druid,

I agree with you, 100% on your John Howard comments. He seems to be a total moron all the way at the other end of the world.

I had to snicker at his "If I were running Al Queda ..." comment.

If Howard, Bush or Blair -- any one of them -- we're running Al Queda, I think we'd be winning this war by now.


Oh hell yes. The thing I don't get about Howard is why he's lasted so long in government, and who it is who actually likes him being there...

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Update: sorry to say CP, but it looks like you'll be getting your wish.

Our PM has just announced a 5% increase in the number of aussie troops who'll be targets^h^h^h^h^h^h^hserving in Iraq.

It seems Mr Obama told him to, and Mr Obama has an American accent, so Howard couldn't help but obey.

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Now if only our accents worked better on girly-girls instead of girly-men...

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my auntie lives in sydney and she has only kind owrds for you know who [Applause]
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