Monday, September 10, 2007

Il Diablo Attends Wrong Meeting and Misses the Boat

I had a slightly heated discussion yesterday about people in high places, official Government positions and the need to 'respect' those positions The friend with whom I was arguing would never insult someone in a position such as the US Presidency. This response came after me berating Il Diablo for being an idiot and a puppet with someone's hand so far up his back passage he could brush his teeth without lifting a finger. (I'm trying to lift my game after the past two rather profane posts) I agree with respect for the 'office' but sometimes you have to wonder about the 'office holder'. For me, respect is earned . . . it cannot be 'commanded'. And to prove my point, a snippet of how much Il Diablo got it wrong in just one speech on Friday.

  • First of all, we are Australian not Austrian. We have troops in Iraq and Afghanistan - The Austrians don't. And there are no Kangaroos in Austria
  • Secondly OPEC is a meeting of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries . APEC is a meeting of Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation - he should have referred to his auto cue
  • The USS Canberra? You've got to be kidding. The HMAS Canberra is actually Her Majesty's Australian Ship, hasn't the Commander In Chief got enough ships of his own?
  • "The two most dangerous terrorist groups around here are Jama'a Islamia". Actually, that's the name of a single terrorist organisation with its roots in Egypt and now prolific in Indonesia. They were responsible for the Bali Bombings among other atrocities. I imagine it's very similar to those other two terrorist organisations- Al and Qaeda.
I'm sorry folks, I know we're a little-known, unimportant, island in the arse end of the world but one slip of the tongue is forgivable, maybe even two or three but to make four significant errors in one short welcome speech . . .

Then again, we have our own problems:

For God's sake, Australians if you haven't registered to vote, get on with it (especially if you've turned 18), the election will be SOON . And Americans, please register to vote, it's your democratic responsibility as well as a right.

OK that's enough politics from this apolitical blogger.


Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

You know, I remember how much we used to laugh about Ronald Reagan, and Peter Ustinov did some fabulous sketches on old RR - but the Shrub takes the biscuit. But tell me, is it only me, or is the man starting to look more and more simian... I think finally Karl Rove's Il Diablo-suit disguise is wearing thin on the monkey wearing the suit.

Jefferson Davis said...

That is freaking hilarious!!! He is such an idiot, and he's my commander and chief! I'm going to go cry in the corner now. =[


Baino said...

Ah well, at least he can't serve another term . . .Actually, it's quite insulting when someone of his calibre can't get it right yet the Chinese Prime Minister and Alexander Putin can . . .neither called Koala's bears and both knew the difference between an Ostrich and an Emu. To George Dubya, they're just 'big birds'.

John Rockwell said...

Oh Howard... classic video! I hope we get that Chasers War show on TV in NZ, would love to see their take on Helen Clark!
Ka Kite

Baino said...

Yep, they go where Angels fear to treat. Here: