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It’s been an interesting week from the Herald Sun’s gossip columnist, technology expert, economists, climatologist, entertainment reporter, political analyst, movie critic, social networking guru, freedom of information specialist, opera lover, philanthropist, civil rights activist, race relations expert Andrew Bolt, who did not wait more than a second after the news of last week’s Christmas Island tragedy before making assertions that Prime Minister Gillard has blood on her hands because Labor’s softening of asylum seeker laws have forced illegal immigrants to come here. It has nothing to do with the war in Iraq or the barbarism (to quote Bolt’s favourite word) of the Iranian leaders, but everything to do with our laws. This seems a rather simplistic view to me.
At first I believed that Bolt was just using this tragedy to make a political point but I fear his intentions are a little more sinister. In reality this has nothing to do with asylum seekers, Christmas Island or Julia Gillard and everything to do with Bolt’s ego. I believe that he has simply gone so far over the top just to increase his own notoriety and get a share of the spotlight as the more publicity he gets, the more people who buy a newspaper or visit his blog. He doesn’t care if they are doing these things because they agree with him or because they are outraged, all he cares is that they are doing it.

One of Bolt’s fans has the solution to everything…

we wouldnt have the problem of labour and the greens if we changed the system of voting, why dont more successfull people have a bigger say? a junkie has an equal vote as a ceo?? this is a disgrace! people should be judged on wealth and education on how much their votes worth, this would keep the greens out!

richandproud of kew (Reply)

Yep!

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I finally read something worth reading from New Limited. I guess everyone has seen the vile and despicable Andrew Bolt sanctimoniously going around making a political point out of yesterday’s tragedy off Christmas Island. Here is the antidote to that crap…

Showboat | News.com.au Jack Marx Live Blog.

There are few postures quite as serpentine as that of the bully who disguises his cruelty as some kind of love. Sadistic teachers of old were fond of it – the furrowed brow and fraudulent look of regret as they caned you “for your own good” – and the history of xenophobia is rich with creeps who dolled up their barbarism as a humane sympathy for the very people they sought to oppress. The asylum seekers who drowned off Christmas Island last night had barely taken their last breaths when such ghouls began riding their waterlogged bones, boastfully declaring the tragedy a vindication of their own contemptuous beliefs, their allergy to foreigners camouflaged behind a sick exhibition of concern for the very lives they couldn’t give two $#@&s about.

The argument – which you’ll find all over this very news portal – is that our Government today has the blood of the dead on its hands, Australia’s relaxation of its policy towards asylum seekers having lured such wretches here in the first place. The more “compassionate” policy, they say – one that would allegedly have prevented this tragedy – would be to make life more difficult for such unfortunates, to turn their boats around while at sea, to harass and intimidate them with such rigor as to make traveling to Australia by boat an entirely unattractive proposal.

This argument is lanced by the very incident such frauds are opportunistically using to mount it, for there is no greater deterrent to illegal immigration than death at sea. If deterring asylum seekers is what it’s all about, then last night’s sinking – engineered, apparently, by our Government’s soft hand – will be a far more foreboding advertisement than the prospect of simply having one’s time and money wasted by being turned around. Those who believe in tough love should be applauding the tragedy, if they can work out how to clap with iron fists in velvet gloves.

But the truth is that there’s no love in those voices at all. It’s a pretense. They speak of “deterrent” as some sort of insecticide, the creatures it’s made for mere flies and roaches that scurry about with no more determination than vermin. As if anyone who makes a journey such as this is no more desperate and intelligently resolved than a pigeon looking for somewhere to crap. Put up a scarecrow and they’ll go somewhere else. What despicably ignorant and lordly thinking.

They make a lofty distinction between “genuine asylum seekers” and those who apparently embark on treacherous one-way journeys around the world for fun, or whose efforts to enter our country are fueled by the same base desires as those who attempt to jump the queue at the supermarket. As if the responses to poverty and oppression have ever had anything to do with greed. And as if those who trumpet for the protection of “our way of life” are driven by anything more noble than small-minded avarice and jealous self regard.

The issue of immigration routinely becomes perverted by fanciers of political statistics – whether Australia is taking its “share” of asylum seekers, or at what point Australia’s population becomes “unsustainable”. The heart of the matter has nothing to do with these things. It’s a moral question about whether we have the right to declare a piece of earth our own to the exclusion of all humanity but those we deem “appropriate”. Anyone with a brain capable of a fleeting moment’s existential thought knows that we cannot possibly have that right. Whittled down to the bone, it’s a question of how many – and how much – Australians can’t tolerate wogs. The answer is evidently not a pretty one.

Since our colonial inception, Australia has been a home for the wretched, the unfortunate and the brave, those courageous enough – or stupid enough – to find themselves leaving it all behind in the pursuit of a life on the other side. That the sons and daughters of those very people are slamming the door on beggars is odious enough. That they’re claiming to do it in the name of “compassion” – today, of all days – is a sick joke, and the sick jokers peddling it should never be taken seriously again.

Hear, hear!!!

Yeah Right!

Posted: December 9, 2010 in Media Watch

When publishing a comment at the Herald Sun website a little blurb comes up warning correspondents that their comments may be edited by a moderator or not published at all.

“Please note that we are not able to publish all the comments that we receive, and that we may edit some comments to ensure their suitability for publishing.

Feedback will be rejected if it does not add to a debate, or is a purely personal attack, or is offensive, repetitious, illegal or meaningless, or contains clear errors of fact.

Although we try to run feedback just as it is received, we reserve the right to edit or delete any and all material.”

Yeah right! I just wonder what they actually reject as a lot of the comments to the story about Oprah wanting to have one type of Golliwog removed from a display at a shop in the Block Arcade illustrates.

andrew of the village Posted at 12:13 AM Today are you kidding,whos this women think she is.if she doesnt like i for one would surly point her towards the nearest airport.

Yes. We really want to offend the host of the most watched TV show in the world. Tourists are fine except most of them are bloody foreigners.

Hugo park of melb Posted at 2:52 AM Today I have a oprah golliwog in my huge collection. They are my daughters toys. Im a australian aboriginal and i have had them since i was a child. Its only since racism was invented in USA in last ten years, that people find them offensive. I also have quite alot of white dolls too, but thats ok, they are not racist. lol. how silly is this topic. All reverse racist americans can leave my country.

Troll? Yep racism was invented in America in the year 2000. The Ku Klux Klan and Apartheid are just figments of our imaginatiuon. Pauline Hanson and the White Australia Policy never existed.

scott of brasil Posted at 4:10 AM Today i really cant stomach this woman and her sycophantic peanut gallery. “lose weight, it’s easy” she says. well, with 5 personal trainers and 5 personal chefs i reckon most aussie women would too. everything she does is for self publicity, re. opening a school for poor girls in sth. africa….. i agree, a very charitable thing to do. but why did she need the world’s media there as well? just like the pies premiership this year, thank god i’m not in australia for oprah!!!

The Pies Premiership was the best thing that happened this year.

Shagguar Posted at 5:51 AM Today
Her minders would be upset the Gollies are better looking and not fat 🙂 Wonder how much $ it took to make the Gollies disapear for a while?

Surely calling someone ugly and fat breaches the Herald Sun’s policy of not publishing comments that are simply a perspnal attack on someone and are offensive and meaningless and do not add to the debate?

Carlton Cruiser Posted at 6:13 AM Today
Oprah – the new face of US imperialism. Personally, I an deeply offended by the sheer effrontery of her and her lickspittles. So, next plane to Tulsa for you, old fatty. And as we don’t waver her goodbye, let us think harder about how we so willingly let over-reaching Americans tell we Australians how to live our lives.

Calling Oprah’s fans ‘lickspittles’ has gotta be considered offensive, even by Herald Sun standards.

Shows Australians are more tolerant than Americans of Wouldnt do it for us if we were offended in the US Posted at 6:40 AM Today
They are dolls for goodness sake. I wonder if the shop owner would remove a doll from display because it would offend one of our Aboriginal members I font think so. Who does Ms O & her traveling Circus think the are. This is the land down under this is Austalia. Why should we bend over backwards for this lady. We have now seen political correctness go to far, Cant celebrate our Christian Culture ( Sing Carols have Santa visit Schools Kinders etc & have to remove a Golliwog from dislpay for fear we offend Ms.O & her travelling Circus. Get over it or as another writer ( comment .2.said go to the nearest airport.

Santa Claus is part of our Christian Culture? WTF?

paul Posted at 6:43 AM Today
Only offensive to lefty nutters and PC idiots…is Barbie offensive to those not blonde and with perfect assets? Grow up!

Great contribution to the debate right there.

Little Black Sambina Posted at 6:59 AM Today
Just because Americans are racist and see slights in the least thing doesn’t mean the rest of us are that petty and ridiculously over-sensitive. I say anyone going to a filming of the show should take a golliwog with them!

Perhaps they should just dress up like the KKK while they’re at it?

Greg Brown of Sydney Posted at 7:12 AM Today
Photos of that cow are more offensive than the golliwogs and we have to put up with them in the papaers every day.

Calling someone a ‘cow’ is not a personal attack? It adds to the debate how?

Good Golly Miss Gollywog of Kew East Posted at 7:36 AM Today
Can anyone tell my why a gollywog doll is offensive, but a Raggedy Anne or Andy doll is not? Surely having dolls in both “black” and “white” is inclusive, whilst excluding the gollywogs from display because of their colour is racism in it’s basest form? Gollywog, in the Enchanted Faraway Tree, was one of my favourite characters when I was a kid and I was jealous of a friend who had a golly.

Because Raggedy Ann and Andy are meant to be rag dolls while Golliwogs look like caricatures of slaves?

summer Posted at 8:56 AM Today
Please, give me a break. I, like many, grew up with them, and yes, we called them golliwogs then, and i still call them golliwogs now. What the fluff is next, a golliwog with a full head scarfe that we will call a TERRORIST?

It wouldn’t be the Herald Sun comments section without one person making comments about Muslims even if the story is completely unrelated.
ange1 of melbourne Posted at 9:31 AM Today

I HAVE A LARGE COLLECTION OF GOLLIWOGS – I COLLECT THEM BECAUSE THEY ARE A REMINDER OF WHEN I WAS A KID & BLACK & WHITE DIDN’T MATTER & I FIND IT MORE OFFENSIVE TO MAKE A POINT OF SAYING THEY ARE OFFENSIVE – I AM ANGLO SAXON & TAKE OFFENCE TO “WHITE” BARBIE DOLLS IN SHOPS – DON’T SEE THE THE US REMOVING THEM FROM SHELFS AROUND THEIR COUNTRY NOR HERE FOR THAT MATTER – GLAD TO SEE THE HYPROCRITES ARE ALIVE & WELL !!

WHY DO YOU HAVE TO YELL? YOU ARE NOT INTELLIGENT ENOUGH TO EVEN BE ABLE TO SPELL CORRECTLY, LET ALONE UNDERSTAND WHAT THE ISSUE IS!!!

typical herald sun reader of the western suburbs Posted at 10:10 AM Today
THIS IS A BL**DY OUTRAGE WHAT IS WRONG WITH A GOLLIWOG HOW ABOUT YOU P*SS OFF BACK TO YOUR REDNECK COUNTRY AND TAKE THOSE 300 WHITE-SOCKS-AND-SANDALS WEARING FATTIES WITH YOU!!! **shakes fist at fat yank**

Pretty sure that telling someone to piss off does not add to the debate. Also pretty sure calling America a redneck country is a statement that carries clear errors of fact. Also pretty sure that calling people fatties is considered a personal attack and offensive. It does not add to the debate and is meaningless. So I ask again what exactly does the Herald Sun moderator do if a post like that which breaches several of the guideline is actually published?

MJ of Melbourne Posted at 10:10 AM Today
It looks like Oprah..oh wait, it isnt fat and annoying, my bad.

I would love to be one of the moderators at the Herald Sun website. Obviously as can be seen here, you get paid to do nothing at all.

Bolt World

Posted: October 22, 2010 in Media Watch, Melbourne

You have to laugh at Andrew Bolt’s loyal readers, or more specifically those people who like to leave comments at his blog site. In a post he made on Thursday he linked to an article where a 6 year old Muslim girl ‘dacked’ a 7 year old by on her school bus who had been teasing her because of the hijab that she wears. The girl was suspended from riding on the bus for a week. Bolt’s comment suggested that despite little Iran being a Muslim she had assimilated into the Australian way of life for indulging in such a true blue form of revenge as ‘dacking’ her tormentor. Unfortunately few of Bolt’s comment writers would accept this as being acceptable with the majority seemingly taking sides with the older bully. Bizarrely many were trying to claim that he had been sexually assaulted by the 6 year old girl who had ‘dacked’ him. Many of the comments also feature the usual anti-Islamic bile that Bolt’s readers (and Bolt himself) like to spew out, although in this case I wonder whether Bolt would be shaking his head at the stupidity and hatred of his readers.

I also wonder how many of these comments got through the moderation process, especially after what was allowed to get through a week or two ago. Perhaps the moderator was too busy trying to weed out any leftist comment that showed the slightest support for Muslims or multi-culturalism than provoke intelligent debate, to bother with the vile, offensive, hate filled comments left by the right-wing nutcases. Here is but a sample of the comments from the cess-pool known as Bolt’s Blog.

Shaun of Queensland
Thu 21 Oct 10 (10:46am)

Yes well Andrew. I do agree with you over her methods.  However, why was it newsworthy?

I am sure that there are ten thousand little incidents like this, between 6yr olds, that happen every day. This gets national coverage! Why? Because she is muslim, that’s why!!!

Not her fault in this case, but muslims always have to be portrayed as the victims, don’t they?.  See the photo of her father, looking all forlorn.

Yep I guess Shaun is correct, Bolt , Piers and Howe always portray Muslims as the victims.

Brian B replied to Shaun
Thu 21 Oct 10 (12:53pm)

Dead right Shaun.

A non story except for the “I’m a Muslim and need to be treated differently by you infidels”.

Pathetic really.

Sigh!

lethal of WA (Reply)

I agree with you – “good on her.”…BUT why should a 6 year-old have to wear a hijab? Is a little girl’s hair that provocative to men? If it is, it doesn’t say much about the morals and self-restraint of Muslim males.
Personally, I believe it’s a form of child abuse. that little girl will never know what it feels to have the wind and the rain in her hair. She will never have the joy of being able to go swimming.
The worst case of enforced hijab wearing I’ve ever seen was at a Perth shopping center. Mum, a girl of about 2 and a baby girl of no more than 4 months were all shrouded in full muslim hair-hiding regalia. Mum was struggling to push a laden shopping trolly that also held the baby, and hold the hand of the 2 year-old girl while brave dad walked ahead holding the hand of his young son and did not bother to help his wife in any way.  disgusting!

OK

Elaine replied to lethal
Thu 21 Oct 10 (11:16am)

my sentiments exactly – what on earth is a 6 year old in Australia doing wearing that revolting sign of subjected females.  It was bad enough in SE Asia seeing new born baby GIRLS (of course) wearing the blasted thing.

And I have also heard of fundamentalist Christian who like their young girls to cover up their hair too but I see nobody has mentioned that.

tony of coburg replied to lethal
Thu 21 Oct 10 (01:39pm)

yes why was she wearing a hijab at her age? – Her paretns are obviously the problem – and you can bet they put her up to it.

Kudos to the boy for ridiculing it.

Her parents should be ashamed of themselves – even though one is non-muslim, they obviosuly have no intention of assimilating – in fact just the opposite.

This is how wars start.

Brilliant deduction Sherlock.

lethal of WA (Reply)
Thu 21 Oct 10 (10:52am)

should have included this in my earlier posting:
Wearing a hijab is NOT “so Australian” at least not yet. When Islam takes over it will no doubt be compulsory for all women.
If this girl is wearing a hijab she HASN’T assimilated. Assimilating means becoming similar and Aussies do not wear hijabs!

Actually in Australia we can wear whatever we damn well please.

The injustice is the bully goes scot free!
As well, the education department need to nip this in the quickly, anybody should be able to wear a headscarf for any reason.  What of the child who is recovering from cancer treatment with no head hair?  How would the bully be treated then?
NevilleW (Reply)
Thu 21 Oct 10 (10:54am)

A sensible comment but there’s more to come…

Elaine replied to NevilleW
Thu 21 Oct 10 (11:21am)

What a purile comment – yes the bully should have got the same treatment, but to suggest a little girl forced to wear that religious claptrap compares with a cancer victim (a totally different look) makes me boil.  It is apologists like you that have allowed the muslims to abuse our generous and easy going system

I must be a Muslim apologist?!

NevilleW replied to NevilleW
Thu 21 Oct 10 (12:00pm)

Settle Down Elaine, I dislike the Muslim religion as much as the next man, but headscarfs are harmless, save your energy for “kill the infidels”, and the real apologist Waleed Aly.

Umm, OK. I am sure that the Herald Sun would have to be on shaky gorunds to publish a comment from someone who says that they DISLIKE another religion.

CA replied to Admonkeystrator
Thu 21 Oct 10 (12:04pm)

He didn’t physically bully her.

The supposed 7 year old asking her to remove her headscarf/asking about her headscarf got emotional traumatised by halving his pants pulled down on a bus.

She’s abused him – imagine the outcry if he had pulled down her pants.

IF he were my child, I’d be coming after the adults who had the duty of care (bus driver or teachers) and the girls parents with big fat lawsuits.

She is a brat.

Oh and any man that gets turned on by a 6 year old’s exposed head hair – there’s a word for that.

There is also a word for your comment… STUPID!!!

1. Why is this 6 year old girl wearing a hijab? Even in Saudi Arabia they dont have to do it that early.

2. Why am I reminded of that other “poor muslim victim” who falsely accused an Australian traffic Policeman to have ripped down her chador? Fortunately the police had recorded the “real” event. (Incidentally what ever became of that “we poor muslim victims stunt” perpetrators?)

3. A girl as young as 6 years pulling down the pants of a male child could, in some quarters, be seen as “sexualised behavaviour”.

4. Why is the father exposing the 6 year old girl to the media? (see link above) This could be seen, in some quarters, as child-abuse.

5. What did the boy say and/or do?

Rita (Reply)
Thu 21 Oct 10 (11:39am)

Where the FCUK did this idea of Muslims being portrayed in the media as victims come from? Certainly not from Rupert Murdoch.

Teasing is not bullying. If that was the case every kid in school would be a bully.

Kids will pick out difference – red hair, freckles, glasses, fat kids, tall kids. Hijabs are different so kids will point it out.

The concept of bullying has been watered down to include any actions which someone could possibly find offensive.

This demeans real victims of bullying – kids who are actually being physically intimidated and not feeling safe. By all means, stamp out the coward hurting or threatening to hurt the weak and powerless.

But teasing a headscarf. Please.

BTW – if every kid who dakked someone got suspended, I can’t imagine my friends and I would have spent much time at school in primary school. Particularly if they looked at horseys, sackings and dead legs in the same light.

The Usual Suspect (Reply)

I am glad that you are such an expert on bullying.

Well, if it is OK to pull his trousers down for teasing her, why is it not OK for him to pull her Hijab off?

After all, in the Darwin I grew up in you were expected to be able to handle a little teasing (sticks and stones and all that) but refusing to show your face around people means you have something to hide.

Curious in California (Reply)

You don’t know the difference between a hijab and a niqab, idiot. (Stick & stones & all that crap!)

As much as I support dakking, and approve of the girls actions, and think it a ridiculous punishment…
Imagine if someone being teased by a Muslim girl pulled off her hijab, just imagine the uproar. I don’t think as many people would be on her side.
Is it really more important than someone’s pants? Surely the contents of someone’s pants should be covered more than a face…

Frank of NSW (Reply)

See my above comment.

Interesting, fortunately it wasn’t a 6 year old boy dacking a 7 year old girl because then the boy would be expelled from school for sexual assault. But since the perpetrator was female it’s all ok.

TonyP (Reply)

You should obviously become a lawyer with brilliant logic like this.

So pulling down people pants is enough to make you “Australian”.
Andrew this really just shows how shallow the liberal concept of citizenship really is. Are people who pull down the pants of others while standing up for themselves in India also “Australian”?

Any citizenship not based on ethnicity or something that inspires similar loyalty [such as religious belief] is by it’s very nature universalist and doomed to failure.

“Propostional nations” are not proper nations at all. They more or less do not exist and they do not inspire loyalty from those who inhabit them.

James (Reply)
Thu 21 Oct 10 (12:24pm)

Whatever!

I think the young girl was very lucky that she was in a Western tolerant country. She only got banned from the bus for ten days(reduced to five)
If she had been in her fathers country she would have been stoned to death for pulling down a males pants, even if she was wearing a sixth century symbol of the inferiority of the female species, whose job it is to uphold the perceived purity of the family, especially as it reflects on the male members of the family.
The little muppet is old enough to understand that it’s her main duty to offer resistance against the prevailing norms of the alien Australian society which her father perceives as dangerous, immoral, and kufar.

burrah of Yandoit (Reply)

WTF

haha good on her.

Off topic…why is it these muslim women wear head dress, yet then wear skint ight pants witht he boobs out? Just 20 minutes ago I was at Coles and seen this exact thing…seems a bit pointless wearing it lol.

cb (Reply)

The most vile comment by Pied Piper was moderated and removed. It was there last night when I was reading the comment but removed by today. It shows the mods actually do something, although I wonder if it was actually Bolt personally responding to my later comment that some of the comments were very offensive.

alal replied to Jenz
Thu 21 Oct 10 (02:08pm)
“Good to see her standing up for herself but seeing six year olds covering their hair with a hijab, the purpose of which is to shield men from a woman’s alluring sexual powe”

actually it’s got something to do with being ordained by god..

perhaps you can send god a letter asking him why…

Did I just read that right, Talal. God thinks it’s OK to hack of a girls clitoris and sew her vagina closed? Please tell me I’ve misunderstood you and you’re not really a complete monster.

By the way, this is not exclusively a Muslim crime. Other cultural and religious groups have and continue to practice this.

CP of Melbourne (Reply)
Thu 21 Oct 10 (03:28pm)

Yep… I can see where this came from.

And what if some boy had done something similar to her? Instantly on the sex offenders list? Jihad?

Scarecrow (Reply)

Withold judgement until she’s 20…see whether she wants to convert or kill infidels, Jews, homosexuals, apostates and scarlet women as instructed by the Koran, ancillary writings and imams big and small.

With any luck she’ll be another western muslim who is embarrassed by the totality of the Koran.

TT (Reply)

All of this rubbish just because a little girl ‘dacked’ a little boy who was teasing her. Sigh!

Rigged Or Fair Dinkum

Posted: September 24, 2010 in Football, Media Watch

Some people may read this and think that I am a little bitter (which is partly true), but there is something a bit fishy with Foxtel’s win free Grand Final tickets competition that they were running the last two days at Federation Square. They had been encouraging people to fill out an entry form and stick it into a big barrel, telling entrants that they would be drawing the winner live on their shows Teams (Thursday night) and Before The Bounce (Friday night). They did announce who the winners were on air but we did not see them pulling the winning entries from out of the barrel, which makes me think that things are a little bit suspect. Worse still is that when someone congratulated the girls who won tonight’s competition they said “We knew that we had won this morning.”  Is this true or were the girls just a bit too excited at winning the competition? The Foxtel people were encouraging people to enter the competition all day right up until 6:30pm, but why would they do this if these girls already won? Of course we do all know that this is just a way of Foxtel getting people’s details so they can call them up with offers, but I would like to think that I had a slight chance of winning the competition. Surely if they want people to know that the competition was above-board they would show the winning entry being drawn from the barrel?


This Saturday is AFL Grand Final day with Collingwood taking on St Kilda for the premiership. I know that watching the Magpies smash the Saints is excitement enough for some of us, but for those who may get a little bored during Channel 7s telecast there is always the 2010 AFL Drinking Game. Here are a few of the rules to the game…

  1. Anytime that 1966 is mentioned – take a drink
  2. Anytime Bruce McAvaney says the word ‘special’ – take a drink
  3. Anytime the cameraman focuses on ‘Molly’ Meldrum or Eddie McGuire in the crowd – take a drink
  4. Anytime that the name Barry Breen is mentioned – take a drink
  5. If we get the tips of Channel 7 celebrities like Kochie, Matt White, Larry Emdur, Alf from Home & Away or any other person who knows nothing about AFL footy – take a drink
  6. Anytime that Channel 7 talks about the latest betting trends and the odds for the match – take a drink (If it is David Schwartz doing this then you have to skol a full stubby)
  7. If Channel 7s production value has not improved since 1989 – take a drink
  8. Anytime the camera focuses on Joffa Corfe and his gold jacket – take a drink
  9. If in the pre-game telecast anyone talks about Lou Richards or Darrel Baldock – take a drink (Have an additional drink if they are interviewed)
  10. Anytime that Denis Cometti makes one of those smart-arsed, off the cuff comments that you know that he’s rehearsed all week – take a drink
  11. Anytime the umpire stuffs up bouncing the ball – take a drink
  12. If Steven Baker hits a Collingwood player – take a drink
  13. Anytime a commentator talks about X-Factor – take a drink
  14. If Sandy Roberts is commentating – take a (very big) drink (of something with a high alcohol content). Believe me, it’s the only way you’ll make it through the telecast with your sanity intact
  15. Anytime that umpire ‘Razor’ Ray Chamberlain decides he wants to be in the spotlight and gives a contentious free-kick – take a drink
  16. Anytime that Travis Cloke misses a goal – take a drink
  17. Anytime that Justin Koschitzke accidentally injures one of his team mates through his own unco-ordination – take a drink
  18. Anytime that Stephen Milne throws a punch – take a drink
  19. Anytime that Nick Reiwoldt berates his team-mates for not kicking the ball to him – take a drink
  20. Anytime Dayne Beams misses a goal – take a drink
  21. If Cometti uses the cliche ‘the Magpies swoop’ – take a drink
  22. Anytime the commentator use the phrase ‘Saints footy’ – take a drink
  23. Anytime Dane Swan gets a possession – take a drink
  24. If the pre-game entertainment is crap – take a drink (If it involves Angry Anderson and the Batmobile  – take another drink)
  25. Anytime a commentator mentions the new 7Mate TV channel – take a drink bonus drink if they talk about Jersey Shore or Family Guy
  26. Anytime the commentators mention how unlucky Dane Swan was to not win the Brownlow Medal – take a drink
  27. If Jim Stynes is interviewed during the pre-game telecast – take a drink
  28. If Nick Riewoldt cries after the match – take a drink (same goes for Mick Malthouse)
  29. If Channel 7 cuts off the telecast at 6pm to go to the news, regardless of whether the winning team has sung their theme song – take a drink
  30. If you wish that Channel 10 were televising the game instead of Channel 7 (I empathise with you) – take a drink

This is probably all of the rules that I have come up with so far, although there are undoubtedly many more. I don’t advocate anyone actually following this by the way, because if you did you’ll be suffering alcohol poisoning just by following rule number 1 alone, as I know that 7 will mention 1966 hundreds of times before the game actually starts. You may have gathered that I am not impressed with Channel 7s football coverage and you would be correct. In my opinion the biggest problem with 7 is that their coverage is the same as it was in 2001. It learnt nothing from the innovative ways in which 9 telecast the footy from 2002-2006 or the way that Channel 10 has broadcast the football since 2001. They just picked up from where they left off and have not added anything of substance to their coverage. Hopefully Channel 9 will regain some of the rights in 2012 after the current deal finishes.

As for my prediction for the Grand Final, I hope Collingwood win but I am not willing to tip them that as it would be bad luck. (I’m very superstitious!)


There is nothing like the mention of Muslims to bring out the worst in Australian’s. Over at 3AW Neil Mitchell was talking about the Dandenong Oasis’ plan to install a dress code next year for a celebration at the pool when a Muslim women’s group has their closed swim session. The 3AW message board went into melt down.

Im not sure if Neil Mitchell is serious when he stated on the radio most Aussies will not be bothered by the pool ban, its been discust all over Auss, and beleive me Neil Aussie’s are furious that we the people have to pander to the minority, if a race riot is started over this, it will be VCATS fault.

janet page Thursday 16 September, 2010 – 9:36 AM

This is Janet Page who seems to have nothing better to do than make hysterical comments. We’ll see some more of her later.

Guess what is next! Be tolerant and expect changes. Australia will become an Islamic country and how abt Mohammed Rudd, Mohammed Howard or Fatima Gillard?!

Alan Thursday 16 September, 2010 – 9:40 AM

LOL

One of your callers said it all, the are trying to take over and we will call them Muslims because that is what they are and the only people that wear the rag over there heads!!! we need to wake up or we will all suffer, you should stop being naive about this and take it seriously, you havent dealt with them before so you Neil cant talk! they will be ur best friend one day and kill you the next, to them if you are not a Muslium then you are an enemy, but they are doing it smart so people like you allow it to happen, I dont want my kids future being like Iraq, thats what will happen in Australia. Is that what Australian want? just think about it Neil and wake up.

Chantel Thursday 16 September, 2010 – 9:55 AM

To my knowledge the 3AW comments page is unmoderated, unlike that of the Herald Sun, although they may want to start doing so as they could get into trouble allowing someone to call Muslims ‘ragheads’.

I totally, totally agree with all of what Chantel says thru her email.
This is Australia, our bloody country. We, yes we, 90% of Australians DO NOT WANT any muslims here. Definately NO more muslim imigrants. Muslims cause problems in EVERY Country they go to. What is it with them showing so much hatred to others and always wanting to cause racism. What are there bloody leaders doing. Nothing as usual. It’s ALWAYS Muslims terrorist. Why. What are they being told at home and in their Mosques. I don’t get it. I am very, very scared for our wonderful country. Ban the burka and ban muslims in Australia.

mary robinson Thursday 16 September, 2010 – 10:12 AM

Is the above not inciting dislike of Muslims?

If I want to attend the Muslim Family Day in a public indoor Swimming centre, do I have to by new Islamic swimming attire? I’m presuming that all the Muslims attending abide by the strict Pool codes of no T shirts, materials (including headdress)allowed in the pool. The dress code implies that everyone must be covered up. Is the group responsible for imposing the dress code willing to provide swimwear satisfactory to their standards and preserve the hygenic standards of Australian pools? Perhaps the Council could foot the bill! I have no probs with the event but I don’t think the impact of the imposition has been thought through at all. This is a real problem O/seas when dress code is above the law and certain groups do not comply with pool regulations. As a result, pools are closed down for days in holiday destinations at the expense of other guests, to clean the pool water that has turned green and murky from clothing worn in the pool.

Maureen Thursday 16 September, 2010 – 10:14 AM

WTF. Some comments are dumber than others but Maureen’s comment there is pretty dumb.

I am soooo sick of the Muslims wanting us Aussies to change for them. Stuff them. They need to change to live here.

mary robinson Thursday 16 September, 2010 – 10:15 AM

Actually Mary it is not the Muslims who want us to change but the so-called ‘do-gooders’ who make these decisions on their behalf without any consultation about whether they want the changes or not.

If Neil thinks that most Australians won’t be bothered by this pool attire banning, look at the number of comments relating to the article in the Herald Sun. People are outraged and fed up!

Kim Cook Thursday 16 September, 2010 – 10:21 AM

The comments page of the H-un is filled with just as many hysterical comments as 3AW. What’s your point?

If so called Austrlians don’t like the way we are making a better Australia then pack your bags and get out take Anzac Day and Xmas with you because that is offence to us Muslims. Just face the facts Australia will be 100% Islam very soon so start looking for somewhere else to live you won’t be welcome. The Burqa should be law here.

Rinda – Berwick Thursday 16 September, 2010 – 10:24 AM

They wouldn’t get away with this in France, we are so weak as a society here, we should just say no! We are trying to be a modern country not one who is returning to the dark ages, time we stood up to these religious loonies.

Neil Thursday 16 September, 2010 – 10:32 AM

Why the hell do we want to be compared to the French?

Neil
The Islamisation of the Australian Society has began, they are also asking for ”Sharia law to function as a parallel system in the same way that some traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander law was recognised in the Northern Territory! Who are they
to demand to be treated like the original natives of the country?

http://www.smh.com.au/national/muslim-leader-wants-elements-of-sharia-in-australia-20100307-pqlo.html

They will sneak their little demands and from where it will grow to like what is happening in Britain.

Worried Thursday 16 September, 2010 – 10:34 AM

Please don’t quote from a News Ltd source as fact on anything.

I was recently in Egypt (a predominately Muslim country), and stayed at a hotel with a swimming pool. The traditional Muslim swimming wear was banned at this pool. Everyone who swam in this pool was expected to wear western style swimming attire, Muslims included.

It’s a 1 day event FOR Muslims. Another mountain out of a molehill fueled by the media to aggravate ignorant people.

Ben Thursday 16 September, 2010 – 10:37 AM

OMG common sense.

OH Rinda that sort of talk does not do the muslim community any favours that sort of talk is borderline threatening,same to you Mary not doing us skips any favours either i hope neither one of you think your speaking for everyone in your communities ,i agree everyone should dress as they want, and learn to tolerate one another,but such hateful comments are not the way to make your points.and i have no problem with head covering as long as the eyes are visible call it a compromise, keep the burqa but eyes uncovered only . have a nice day ladies

tracy Thursday 16 September, 2010 – 10:43 AM

From Wikipedia – Troll (Internet)
In Internet slang, a troll is someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking other users into a desired emotional response[1] or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.

Most people don’t know what an internet troll is it seems.

I agree with RINDA if Australians don’t like the muslim way of life then get out of the country you are no longer welcome. Australia will be an Islamic country for the good of all.

Joseph – Doncaster Thursday 16 September, 2010 – 10:46 AM

Of course Joseph knows all about trolling.

My god what has this world come too, Australia becoming Islam what are these people smoking…. Maybe I may just go live in France they seem to be the only SMART ONES!

Kelly Thursday 16 September, 2010 – 11:02 AM

You do know about the French persecution of the Gypsy’s that is also going on right now?

Well said Flip.
Can’t believe the rudeness of these pple. I am Australian and I feel like a foreigner in my own country.

Ryan Thursday 16 September, 2010 – 11:03 AM

The rudeness of the people posting Islamophobic comments? No, the rudeness of Muslim women who expect people to adhere to a dress code at a private event.

Well said Joseph and Rhinda…… this is the true MUSLIM point of view. I am glade you have made Australians aware of your true intentions – to get rid of the Australian culture and introduce Sharia law into Australia…..
The boot should be on the other foot, if you people don’t like the Australian way of life, what are you doing here in the first place ?
Shape up or ship out.

Peter B. Thursday 16 September, 2010 – 11:03 AM

Another person who doesn’t recognise a troll when he sees one.

Rinda, you are the reason we Aussies HATE MUSLIMS, dont be fooled for a moment Rinda, we Aussies will Fight And WIN.

janet page Thursday 16 September, 2010 – 11:06 AM

And the trolls got exactly what they wanted.

Last time i checked australia is not a muslim country yet so it might be a good idea to stop telling people to leave, i have always treated all people with respect for their beliefs and opinions but rinda and joseph just sound like every racist,redneck fanatic making veiled threats to decent people not everybody who is not a muslim is bad any more than any one who is not christian is bad . Some comments from both sides dripping with hate this worries me more than some dress code.

tracy Thursday 16 September, 2010 – 11:08 AM

I do find it funny when people respond to trolls, but the thing that amuses me so much is that the trolling here was so obvious. I cannot believe that 1) 3AW allowed the troll’s comment to be posted unmoderated, and 2) that people fell for it hook, line and sinker.

I agree that non muslims should not become subject to Islamic laws but have the people complaining actually read the story properly. The Islamic council of Victoria doesnt think its a great idea as it will get a negative reaction as indeed it has. And the women wanting to do it are opening a private session up to the public. They are not forcing anyone to do anything they are just asking guests to their session to observe their dress codes. Public facilities are hired out all the time for closed sessions to all sorts of groups and i dont hear complaints about this. Our local pool actually has a closed night for nudists, the extreme opposite of the muslim womens session and no-one has ever complained about this. Its really about the same as a vegetarian inviting you around for dinner and asking you not to bring meat.

Its a bit sad that this attempt of opening up was better of never attempted.

Anthony Martin Thursday 16 September, 2010 – 11:10 AM

Shhh… Don’t allow common sense to get in the way of all the hysteria. (Hmmm, I wonder if this is Tony Martin of D-Gen fame?)

Joseph, you are a laugh, the Name Joseph is Hebrew, the First jews.

janet page Thursday 16 September, 2010 – 11:14 AM

Which is probably why the troll used that alias.

Sharon that is already happening. Christmas school and kinder concerts are not so much about Christmas anymore and lots of cards say Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas. Time to turn back to our Christian country despite what anyone does or doesn’t believe. Most Muslim countries run by Muslim Governments are too dangerous to live in, why are we overseas protecting them while they are over here telling us what we can and can’t do. Maybe they should fight their own wars and bring the Aussie troops back.

Tasha Thursday 16 September, 2010 – 11:18 AM

Yes, we should allow Al Qaeda and the Taliban to rake control of Afghanistan again. There’d be no harm in that would there?

Rinda you and people like you are wanting to incite racism.Why did you leave your country if it was the perfect place.
Did you think you could change the Australian way of life, forget it.
If you are not happy with the way we live, then go home to your perfect place.
Re the Dandenong Pool issue
If it is deemed as a private event then there is no issue.
However will you abide by a ruling that if Australians want to do the same are you prepared to accept the ruling that anyone attends can wear their normal swim wear, then there shuold be no problem either

dazza Thursday 16 September, 2010 – 11:22 AM

I thought Dazza recognised a troll but sadly not. It wouldn’t occur to him that both Rinda and Joseph are Australian born and not-Muslim and just trying to stir up shit.

Kelly I commend you. But, big mistake. You are definitely mistaking Champs Elisee with Melbourne CBD. Universes apart, and the French is on the winner on that. Filth is filth.

Mary Thursday 16 September, 2010 – 11:25 AM

I’d have to check but isn’t alluding to Muslim’s as being filth racist?

We can’t ban the burqa but Muslims can ban the bikini. Joseph of Doncaster, your comments are evil and designed to incite hatred of Muslims. I bet you and all like you enjoy a pretty good life here compared to where you came from so why make it the same.

Maria Thursday 16 September, 2010 – 11:35 AM

He’s a troll. Do you not understand that? He is most likely Australian born and not Muslim. Do you not understand that?

I’m sick of Muslims telling us what to do, I feel us Aussies will become Aliens in our own country.
Multicultulism is all cultures exept ours.

sick of em Thursday 16 September, 2010 – 11:38 AM

LOL stupid comment.

This country is becoming a refuse pit by the very voting pattern of its own citizens. I don’t understand all the fuss now. I don’t even eat kebabs because it offends my own feelings let alone the rest. We CAN live without all the crap around us. Only, a lot around suck to the excreta.

Benny Thursday 16 September, 2010 – 11:51 AM

I think that alluding to Muslims as crap and refuse is racist? I’d have to check though.

Joseph dream on you moron,Australia will never become an islamic country because unlike the backward countries nutcases like you come from us aussies have some intelligence and wont allow it to happen.So when you are alone at night doing what you do best just remember YOU MORONS WONT WIN!!

Darrell Thursday 16 September, 2010 – 12:14 PM

Answer: Someone who doesn’t know how to use punctuation or recognise a troll calling someone else a moron…
Question: What is irony?

Wake up Australia – be warned. We are basically a christian country and the muslim ultimate aim is to take over and instal islam. Its a subtle dangerous religion with an ulterior motive. Our governments should take serious head of the problems in european countries and the UK and realise this is Australia’s troubled future if we don’t stop them coming in. They have large families. Westerners don’t. They are serious about their religion, westerners are passive. All the warning signs are there – wake up Australia, eyes wide open, please. Ban the burgua – ban the building of mosques. If we make it tough, they wont come. Let them celebrate their religion in their own countries. Its not for ours.

Tassie Thursday 16 September, 2010 – 1:06 PM

We are not a Christian country. We are secular. Why do people not understand this?

This crazy stuffed up Victorian labor government creating a super highway to intollerance and discrimination listen to the idiot and what he is saying this is a public facility not a religous facility. Banosh whatever you are, the day is coming very soon, we see what is happening overseas in Europe, in England etc it ain’t going to happen here get used to it or get gone elsewhere.

brisman Thursday 16 September, 2010 – 1:28 PM

I have no idea what you are saying.

Rinda of Berwick.

You cant be serious.A better Australia if we were 100% Islam!!

Suggest you take your Koran,your halal,your camel and tent go and live under President Mahmoud Madman in Iran if you think Islamic rule is so good.

frank Thursday 16 September, 2010 – 1:29 PM

Rinda and Joseph if the furture is Muslim i’m glad i won’t live to see it. Gita hasn’t noticed Broadmeadows has a lot of crime, thanks to the culture. Suppression of womens rights is not what i would call moving with the times, what idiot suggested that we get used to it, Muslim culture is the biggest step backwards for the entire human race.

barbara Thursday 16 September, 2010 – 1:30 PM

The ban on skimpy clothes will apply between 6.15 and 8.15pm on August 21 next year, a time when the pool is closed to the public and normally used by a Muslim women’s swimming group.
Quote from http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/cover-up-for-pool-event-during-next-years-ramadan/story-e6frf7kx-1225924291675

So if I understand this the ban is for 2 hours on one day of the year right?
So what get over it, if you want to go the pool at that time respect the women that normally go there for their exercise at that time and cover up otherwise don’t go to the pool on that day at that time. Sheesh! What a load of hype over nothing.

M.is for madness Thursday 16 September, 2010 – 1:39 PM

I said it before, don’t allow common sense to intrude on the hysteria.

Rinda, i suggest you leave Australia, as we do not tolerate Barbarians, who Stone Women to death, we do not put up with Genital Mutilation on young girls, and we will not stand for Barbarians who demand young girls into a forced marriage.

janet page Thursday 16 September, 2010 – 2:07 PM

Janet certainly has given the trolls their moneys worth.

Iam home from school sick and hearing everything on the radio and dont like the way everyone is fighting and that no one seems to care what we want.
at my school we always have trouble with food and clothing and jewlery because the muslim kids always complain about everything i wish they would stop and try and like how we live in Australia.I think they want us to always chnage what we do and they dont care about us and how we feeel its not fair.

my future Thursday 16 September, 2010 – 2:36 PM

I feel sorry that your school is spending more time on monitoring your eating habits and dress sense rather than your use of punctuation.

Rinda, Your a complete fool. Muslims elect to come to Australia and as such should embrace the Australian way of life, not Australia embracing the Muslim way of life.

I have been to the middle east and when in country always observed local customs, I to was quite aware of what I could and could not wear in public.

When in the middle east I did not see a single place that observed western cultures ie try buying alcohol to have with your lunch, you cant, and why, because everyone is praying till 4pm and its against the law.

As for Anzac day, if it was not for the Anzacs and the Anzac spirit you would not be sitting here writing such rubbish.

If you think we offend you with Anzac day and Christmas then I suggest you pack your belongings together and go back to where ever it is you come from.

Australia is a truly tolerant country, but tolerance runs out, especially when it comes to people who share your views.

Hamish Thursday 16 September, 2010 – 3:00 PM

Ah let em go and do what they want,the more crap they stir up the quicker we can get rid of the bloody lot of them and send them back riding their camels(try doing that in a bikini) in their own hellholes that they came from dodging bullets and shrapnel from bombs.Why are those countries like that? any wonder.They are their own worst enemies yet too stupid and backward to realize,”allah” really you have to wonder how anyone could be that gullable to believe that!

Darrell Thursday 16 September, 2010 – 3:15 PM

No racism here?! Could 3AW be held responsible for the comments that have been allowed to be posted on their page? Especially if they are found to be offensive.

Was it not that Victorians voted overwhelmingly to get Julia Gillard and the Labor party in power. They forget that the latter are the promoters and importers of these undesirable characters in our state and country?
What’s all the fuss now.
Get real. Islamics will rule this country unless the whingers rethink their dumb strategies.

Hart Thursday 16 September, 2010 – 4:27 PM

WTF!!!

Hamish your comments are spot on – Rinda go back to where u come from! Australia is a wonderful country that our ancesters went to war for to give us all peace to live in this beautiful country, how dare u bring up our Anzacs is your debate you are a discrace.

Anne Thursday 16 September, 2010 – 4:32 PM

Lets face it. Taliban sharia norms are here without Talibans invading our country.
What does it tell us?
They got a foot not in the door only but in the nation’s b..t.
Solution: Kick the Labor party and their lackeys out everywhere in the country and start reshaping our nation by any means available. Evil must be destroyed and no method should be neglected. Simple moto: Go away and stay away.
If not, ban the bikini itself and start wearing the bulka till you get used to it.

Arch Thursday 16 September, 2010 – 4:36 PM

So the Labor Party are Evil. WTF!!!

What next, only gay people allowed on St. Kilda Beach on a certain day, overweight journalistic windbags allowed in pubs only between 4 and 6 o’clock, muslim men allowed only in Broadmeadows between 12 and 2 on Fridays or maybe transgender turtles only allowed in the Yarra next week.

Fair dinkum what is Australia coming to.

VCAT, you are a bunch of politically correct, knuckle dragging, mind boggling ineptitudes as well as dickheads (I can say that).

When will our politicians get some balls and stop pussyfooting around for fear of being labelled racist.

You left-wing idiots make me sick and are selling Australia down the drain just so you can look good in the eyes of the MINORITY.

This is so divisive and will just create an even bigger divide than there already is. It is because of this that Australians are disliking moslems more and more.

Jane Thursday 16 September, 2010 – 5:26 PM

Rinda – why are you even here in Australia? You speak like a true control freak and extremeist. I didn’t realise your people were modern day Nazis. Thanks for the enlightenment. Sounds like your perfect world is back in the Muslim Middle-East. Just go back home! No need for you to exert/inflict your particular version of Utopia upon us, we’re quite happy the way we are.
Go on, pack up and leave the country – or is Berwick too comfortable for you? You can’t have it both ways you know…!

Justine Thursday 16 September, 2010 – 6:07 PM

Can you people read? It is the council and the YMCA that is suggesting the ban, not the muslim community! The spokesperson for the Victorian Islamic Council said that they are against the clothing restrictions. Once again, people only pay attention to what they want.

SuzieQ Thursday 16 September, 2010 – 6:09 PM

LOL common sense!

Rinda and Joseph,your message is received load and clear. I hope that you will also receive this with the same clarity – People with your attitude and beliefs are not wanted here in Australia. Please do us all a favour and leave, the sooner the better.

Geoff Thursday 16 September, 2010 – 6:20 PM

Muslims want to take over the world, wake up Australia. Do your research, it’s already started while we sleep….. oi oi oi

Matt Thursday 16 September, 2010 – 8:08 PM

Dr Evil is Muslim now?!

Well hasn’t this topic riled everyone up! and rightfully so.
We have so many problems with Muslims.
Has anyone noticed that we don’t have these problems with any other religion ?
They ban xmas and easter celebrations from schools,music classes ecause even the recorder promotes promiscuity,bacon is getting banned from world wide chain food outlets eg: KFC,all our foods are now Halal,there are double standards for our kids in schools as they can war their head scarves but our children are told to remove crosses from their necklaces,take your helmet off at the bank or airport but wear a burqa and you are exempt !! C’mon people,open your eyes and see what is happening !! the Koran says it is their duty to come to our western countries and take over,it is preached to them from an earl age.We are infidels and they are holy and they will take us over.
The reason more people don’t speak up is because they are scared.In our own minds most of us hate muslims but just dont say it… and it is not because we are racist it has nothing to do with culture or background or skin colour it DOES have everything to do with how they behave and what they do…. That is not racism that is trying to protect our children from the evils of one day having to live in an islamic country.Mark my words your children will be opressed if we keep letting the muslims change us.This is not about the swimming pool in Dandenong this is about EVERYTHING THEY DO IN AUSTRALIA… STOP THEM

NotHappyJan Thursday 16 September, 2010 – 9:25 PM

I could easily just make up bullshit and blame it on the Muslims too.

As an expat Australian living in Greece im angered that Australia has fallen into the same trap as western europe in regards to Muslim relations. This type of religious arrogance which is carried out by migrant muslims on the local communities they emigrate to is offensive and must be stopped immediately. It has already caused huge friction and led to deaths in europe and will lead to the same in Australia. The only way to deal with it is the the way greek immigration authorities deal with it – ridicule their requests and club them senseless if they dont behave. And of course make islam an automatic fail on any citizenship application. Coz as the greeks say “you have the right to believe whatever u want – but u dont have the right to include me in your madness”.

mathew Thursday 16 September, 2010 – 9:58 PM

WTF. How the hell can someone who spells Mathew the correct way be so stupid? Please add another ‘T’ to your name so people don’t confuse me with you?! And you are advocating violence against Muslim women because the Dandenong Council made this ruling despite not consulting with Islamic groups?

BTW… Does 3AW agree with Mathew’s comment that we should copy the Greek government and start ‘clubbing’ migrants if the don’t behave?

Every Muslim in Australia is 100% for those in Afganistan and do not care less for Australian Soldiers. Theses Soldiers are the sons and grandsons of the Anzacs who fought to give muslims the right to live in Australia and the tanks they get is that muslims want to see Australians wiped out.

Brian- Doncaster Thursday 16 September, 2010 – 11:33 PM

As I said earlier, I can make up bullshit to blame on the Muslims too. It is very easy to make a point without facts to back it up. You do know that Muslims fought alongside the ANZACS in the two World Wars?

A leading Muslim spokesperson says she disagrees with a ban on boardshorts, speedos and bikinis at a Dandenong pool.Wait! Wait till the percentage of Muslim population is a little higher then she’ll sing a different tune.

Clay Friday 17 September, 2010 – 2:57 AM

LOL, I thought they taken us over already!

I need your advice, what are the Laws in our country on being a (Traitor, inciting people to violence), as i am serious about notifing the AFP, about Joseph, , and Rinda.

janet page Friday 17 September, 2010 – 9:05 AM

Hi Janet! I need advice on what the laws of stupidity are.

Joseph and Rinda. Read our Laws.

Treason.
1. a crime that undermines the offender’s government
2. disloyalty by virtue of subversive behavior
3. an act of deliberate betrayal.

janet page Friday 17 September, 2010 – 9:29 AM

Save Australia and listen to those other countires that have been warning us about the dangers of Muslims.
Their religion totally conflicts with our western values.Bringing them here and allowing them to breed like rabbits in this country and be supported by welfare is asking for trouble.
The sooner we realise we are already fighting a war the better we can start defending ourselves against the evil of Islam. We do not want to live in an islamic country we want to live in a western country. We want to live in AUSTRALIA and if the Muslims dont want to conform to our ways then ship them back to the country they came from… They are only here for our Medicare and centrelink anyways…..

Save Australia Friday 17 September, 2010 – 10:16 AM

WTF. Does 3AW agree with this comment that we are at war with Islam? If not then why allow something so inflammatory to be posted on their website?

World wide there is always conflict with muslims in all countries.
We will not know what we have gotten ourselves into until it is too late.
We need to stop muslim immigration and concerntrate of those cultures and religions that do want a better life and bring them here instead.
This will never end this is only the beginning of the war they are waging upon us.
I am worried for my childrens future.So very very worried of what we are creating for them.

Elizabeth Friday 17 September, 2010 – 10:20 AM

Save Australia I completely agree!!!
They are the world terrorists and everyone is afraid to say NO. Who cares about climate change when the world we leave to our kids will be a Muslim run Australia. Watch out first a female PM next a Muslim and goodbye Aussie life.

Ryan Friday 17 September, 2010 – 10:41 AM

Huh! So it’s bad to have a woman as PM and she is ruining Aussie life? WTF is wrong with you?

I really gave up on snarky things to say because some of the stupidity was overwhelming. I’ll have to listen to 3AW on Sunday morning just to hear how overt the top John Michael Howson goes with his ‘Islam bashing’, although listening to Howson and Darren James is a bit like aural torture.