Now I’m all for being polite. I’m all for having empathy and tolerance for race, religion, customs, creed – even dress code. I have no problem if the Christians want to wear a cross around their neck to school, if the Muslim wants to wear the hijab or the jew forgo Christmas for Hannukah. I have no issues with religious specific schools, Christian or Islamic. Everyone has the right to preserve and practice their faith. I don’t care if gays want to appropriate the rainbow as their symbol of sexuality. I don’t even care that Red Santa is an advertising logo for Coca Cola . . he’s a jolly old souls and he makes me happy!
What I do care about, is the noisy minority dictating policy and actually effecting change without the plebiscite of the wider majority.
Some news items this week:
A retired actor come Myer Store Santa was sacked because he said “God Bless You” to some of the store patrons and complimented a child on the attractiveness of his mother. Upon being asked who brought the child to Santa on that particular day, the boy replied “My mummy, she’s over there”. Santa’s retort, “Oh yes so she is, what a very pretty mummy you have!” Is that sackworthy? Jesus if someone commented on what an attractive mummy I was, I’d take it in my stride, my ego would swell and I’d have to go up a hat size!
Roadside Memorial Removed After Complaint
Just north of where I live, a poor father of 2 lost his life when his motorbike was collected by a truck. His distraught family erected a small plaque mounted on a custom wooden frame, no more than a metre long. This was installed at the side of the road on the council owned verge. It was a sweet reminder of the man this family had lost, in a location that they passed every day. One person complained that this was a distraction . . . how many? Yes you read right ONE fucker complained and the council removed the plaque. I really hope this family puts a petition together to reinstate the plaque which unlike so many was not adorned with distracting flowers and teddybears, nope, just a simple carved wooden sign and a candle.
Ho Ho Ho – Politically Incorrect
An attempt to prevent Santa’s from saying “Ho Ho Ho” because it could be offensive to women and frightening to little children, was thwarted this week as Political Correctness gone mad . . .apparently ‘Ho’ is a derogatory word for an American Black woman so what place it has here I don’t know and how a preschooler would make that association absolutely escapes me!
People, this is
A boong is a boong, I was a dirty pommy bastard when I arrived here, Kiwi’s are still sheep shaggers. Spiks, Micks and Wogs deal with it. A curry muncher does and a towel-head wears one so get over it. You can pray to
1: Which of the following is NOT an Aussie value?
A: Telling jokes that involve New Zealanders and sheep, or Asians and homework.
B: Ignoring Warnie's off-field transgressions because he is the Sheik.
C: Living in
2. What is
C: I am very happy to be in
3: What does "girt" mean?
A: Sorry, could you repeat that in English?
D: Destroyed, as in "Mark Latham girt my camera".
4: What is the significance of
A: Phar Lap won the Melbourne Cup.
B: The Anzacs landed at Gallipoli.
C: John Howard became Prime Minister.
D: Greg Norman choked at the Masters.
5: Who is
A: Alan Jones.
B: George Bush
C: Tony Abbott.
D: Queen Elizabeth II
6: What is the significance of the number 99.94?
A: It was Don Bradman's Test batting average.
B: Interest rates were this high under Labor.
C: Bert Newton will retire at this age.
D: Pi (without sauce).
7: Which of the following is an Australian native?
A: Russell Crowe.
B: Mel Gibson.
C: Jackie Kelly.
D: The red-bellied black snake.
8: Which of the following was an unbridled success?
A: Naomi Robson's mission to rescue Wa-Wa from cannibals.
B: The Joh-for-Canberra campaign.
D: The 2000
Answers:1,C; 2,D; 3,B; 4,B; 5,D; 6,A; 7,D; 8,D:
Rate your Aussieness:
8: Welcome, cobber, want a beer?
6-7: No worries.
4-5: Near enough.
3-4: That'll do.
0-2: At least you had a go. Come on in.