Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Always tuned in to what Tim Blair is up to, the hyper-intelligent lefties at Grods couldn't ignore his mocking of a channel 10 "moron program" attacking Sarah Palin:
Poor widdle Timmeh Blair has had a raging erection for Sarah Palin ever since she was announced as John McCain’s running mate. And such is his lust/love for sweet, sweet Sarah that he gets very defensive when anyone dares take the piss out of her.
And here I thought Blair was into guys. Anyway, Grods team member Bridgit Gread elaborates on the Palin problem:
Democracy means that everyone can choose government; it doesn’t mean everyone can be in it. Commonality is not a barrier to political participation but on its own it means nothing.

Personally I don’t give a shit that Palin is inexperienced, it’s her obvious lack of anything else that’s a problem: education, an empathy for the environment, secular logic, worldliness, tolerance of other living things. And if she hasn’t the mind to deal with Katie Couric then she certainly doesn’t have it to be 2IC to the world’s biggest nuclear arsenal. If JFK’s days were spent reading Sweet Valley High instead of The Guns of August then we’d all be cinders.
Here's a catalogue of Bridgit's obvious errors.
  1. Democracy does mean that "everyone can be in it".
  2. Commonality has nothing to do with it; the word is commonalty.
  3. It is impossible to have "empathy for the environment".
  4. JFK couldn't read "Sweet Valley High", which was published after his death.
  5. We were almost cinderised in a missile crisis resulting from Kennedy's provocations of the the Soviet Union.
Palin looks a genius in comparison.

Update: In an earlier channel 10 "moron program" social commentator Stephen Mayne explains why it's important for our Prime Minister to be in New York:
You have to go to New York to watch the American financial system collapse, I mean it's falling over. He's gotta be talking to the leaders there. This is history being made and Australia's fine, we're strong. New York is the place to be with the world's leaders while America collapses... We're fine.
Mayne's analysis of Australia's Security Council bid is even more insightful. With Tracee Hutchison and SBS's Julia Zemiro you know the show is worth watching, so watch it.


Anonymous J F Beck said...

The new documentation, combined with recent testimony by Soviet and Cuban officials, also sheds light on what is perhaps the most important puzzle of the missile crisis, namely, what motivated the Soviets to deploy nuclear weapons in Cuba. The declassified record shows that U.S. officials were well aware that their deployment of Jupiter missiles near Soviet borders in Turkey and Italy in 1959 would be deeply resented by Soviet officials; even President Eisenhower noted that it would be a "provocative" step analogous to the deployment of Soviet missiles in "Mexico or Cuba.(9) A declassified military history of the Jupiter system reveals that the rockets became operational in April 1962—an event that may have contributed to Khrushchev's proposal, made the very same month, to deploy similar weapons in Cuba.(10)


6:51 PM  
Anonymous J F Beck said...

Also at the link above:

In addition, the documents lend credence to Khrushchev's claim that a primary Soviet motivation was the defense of Cuba against a U.S. invasion. For years, U.S. analysts have dismissed this as a face-saving, after-the-fact rationale that enabled the Soviets to declare victory in the confrontation rather than admit defeat. But formerly top-secret documents, released to the National Security Archive in January 1989, provide a detailed description of a 1962 U.S. covert action program known as OPERATION MONGOOSE, which combined sabotage, infiltration, and psychological warfare activities with military exercises and contingency operations for a possible invasion to overthrow the Castro government. Guidelines for OPERATION MONGOOSE, tacitly approved by President Kennedy in March 1962, noted that the "final success" of the program would "require decisive U.S. military intervention." Although Kennedy never formally authorized an invasion, former administration officials acknowledge that Cuban intelligence had infiltrated the CIA's exile groups and learned of plans for a potential invasion—which, ironically, was scheduled for October 1962.

6:56 PM  
Anonymous the_real_jeffs said...

BIA, regardless of why, it's an historical fact that Kennedy confronted the Soviets because they positioned nukes in Cuba specifically to target the United States. The Soviets could have pushed the button at any time....and vaporized a lot of the US.

I'm not going to argue whether or not JFK was justified, but it's obvious that he did indeed push the world very close to the edge. So JF's comment is anything but deluded.

3:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gread is an especially nasty piece of work.

1:14 PM  
Anonymous Cam said...

So desperate for "obvious errors" that we included jokes?

4:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Currently Loony"? What was that meant to be, some sort of prepubescent slap down?

6:34 PM  

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