Whacking Permalink Archive
26 January 2004
Did very little to celebrate the national holiday, other than eating a big steak and having a pint.
And no, despite the fact that it pisses off people like Phillip Adams, I don't like the fact Steve Waugh has been named as Australian of The Year. Steve Waugh is a great bloke and a mighty cricket player, but I have one simple rule: sportsmen/athletes should not be given this award. Allan Border didn't deserve it, Cathy Freeman didn't deserve it, Mark Taylor didn't deserve it and Steve Waugh doesn't deserve it.
Stop giving this award
to sports celebs, and give it to one of the many unsung heroes in this
country who are working in the fields of community service, military service,
science or medicine. Being well paid and successful in an area of athletic
prowess makes you worthy of attention, it does not make you the Australian
of The Year.
Well, we have to give the loony credit for being honest:
Think about this a moment: this self-appointed defender of third-world poor is openly backing the vicious, murderous remnants of one of the most brutally anti-democratic regimes the world has ever known, who are currently murdering hundreds of people to prevent Iraq becoming a democratic, free society.
Peace and Tolerance,
Pilger-style: murder as many people as you can, so long as you make the
Americans look bad.
I can heartily recommend the beef/beer/stout pie they make in The Braidwood Deli.
Goes great with some mashed spuds and a tall glass of stout.
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