-By Warner Todd Huston
You might recall the Obama political ad a few weeks ago that featured a practically unknown Hollywood “celebrity” talking about her “first time” in a video ad? The ad eventually revealed that her “first time” wasn’t her first time having sex, but was her first time voting for President. This ad was hailed as innovative and new. Turns out it was just a rip off of a 2010 ad from the Australian elections.
The ad featured Z list celebrity Lena Dunham, a young woman that has done a few things in the entertainment industry but is largely unknown. The ad starts out with Mz. Dunham saying, “Your first time shouldn’t be with just anybody” and goes on to portray the girl talking about how your “first” should be a man that cares about women, etc. As the ad rolls on you begin to realize that this girl is talking about voting, not sex.
Now, one thing about this idiotic ad that makes no sense. Mz. Dunham is 26-years-old. If she is talking about her “first time” voting now, why didn’t she vote for Obama only four years ago? She was of age to vote. Why is this her first time if she thinks voting is so darn important?
Anyway, that aside, this ad was hailed as a great new idea. But, as it turns out, it isn’t new at all. It was simply copied from an ad made by an Australian Green Party candidate named Sarah Hanson-Young.
This is a real interview. I have to say John Clarke and Bryan Dawe couldn’t have written anything funnier.
Bill Shorten is Australia’s Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, and Minister for Financial Services and Superannuation.
While this was a real interview, here is the Aussie team of Clarke and Dawe, a comedy duo that did fantastic work making fun of oblivious government officials and the like in absurd interviews.
-By Warner Todd Huston
We certainly never want to see anyone shot accidentally. If a firearm is wielded it is imperative that the one pulling the trigger is in the right to do so. In Australia we have a case to prove the exception. Once in a while someone who gets accidentally shot, well, they just plain deserve it.
Julia Symons is apparently one of the dumbest people in Australia. Being an animal rights wacko and anti-hunting busybody, that puts her right up there, of course, but the thing that put her on top of the list of morondom occurred over the weekend of March 19 at Lake Buloke, Victoria, Australia.
It seems that Mz Symons was one of about 150 dimwitted protesters trying to get between the shotguns of some 2000 legal hunters and the ducks they were shooting at for the first day of duck hunting season at the lake. Like her foolish pals, Symons was trying to disrupt the hunters by jumping into the water and wading dangerously near the shooters to intimidate them into quitting the hunt.
September 11, 2010 | Filed Under 9/11, Afghanistan, Australia, Britain, Canada, Europe, Foreign Countries, France, Germany, History, Iraq, Islam, Islamofascism, Taliban, Terrorism, War on Terror, Warner Todd Huston, Western Civilization | Comments Off
This morning, as we begin to observe the terrible day of September 11, 2001, let us not fall into mere rote actions and unthinking memorial. We cannot forget that this is not some long past, historical situation that we can comfortably relegate to remembrance on a single day of the year, the rest of our days to go on as if it is but a distant memory. We must keep at the forefront of our minds that we are still in extent danger of another 9/11 at any time and it is only because of the hard and dangerous work that our men and women in uniform are doing every single day that keeps the next towering inferno from our TV screens. The inhuman enemy that caused those Towers to fall, those planes to tumble from the sky, are still out there planning anew. 9/11 is fresh still. Let us remember with a keen pang of loss and rage lest we complacently imagine we are back to a 9/10 world when we are not.
Let us now take a moment to remember those innocents who lost their lives so unexpectedly ad illegitimately that day. And let us thank the many thousands of our first responders who risked it all by jumping immediately to give aid to their fellows.
Let us also pause to remember the many men and women of our armed forces who have lost their precious lives fighting this evil connected to those that perpetrated 9/11 on this peace-loving nation of ours. May their dear sacrifice not be in vain.
Finally, let us also remember those of other nations that lost their lives as they stood boldly beside us in the pursuit of the end of this evil. Those British citizens, Canadians, Australians, Germans, French, Afghan, Iraqi, all those stalwart friends who stood beside us yelling “no more,” and demanding that radical Islam be caged.
9/11 is in our hearts and minds and we say with a unified voice, never again.
August 9, 2010 | Filed Under Australia, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Energy, Environment, Free Trade, Global Warming, Government, Government, Corruption, Liberals, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off
-By Warner Todd Huston
First the greenies came to take away our lightbulbs in the U.S. and force us to buy more expensive ones. Now the greenies are on the march in Australia with the unkindest swipe of all: forcing Australians to pay 42 percent more for toilet paper.
In a report recently put out by Tim Wilson of SustainableDev.org (.pdf of report), we find greenism being used as a cover to foster protectionist trade restrictions in Australia. Wilson reveals that toilet tissue companies in Australia are using fake green concerns to keep competing foreign toilet paper products from reaching the country. These restrictive polices will cause the cost of toilet paper in Australia to climb as competition is eliminated.
Further he cites the use of fake green policies serving as cover for restrictionist policies in other countries, too. Not just by governments, but corporations and even unions are using fake green issues to serve their desires to dampen free trade internationally.
John Clarke and Brian Dawe, two Australian comedians famous for their “7:30 Report” TV show, came up with a brilliantly funny send up of an interview with a government official addressing an oil tanker sinking off the coast of Australia.
-By Warner Todd Huston
Australian Steve Lee says he likes guns. He like ‘em so much he made this music video. He likes guns and I LOVE this video. It is hilarious.
Everything from .22 cal pistols all the way to an RPG and every machine gun and rifle in between! HA, I LOVE it!
Naturally the weak-kneed, liberal, scumbags Down Under are all upset by Lee’s paean to the shiny poppers that he so loves. The pasty faced president of Gun Control Australia was all upset over Lee’s great little video. But who cares what this half-wit, sniveling, snot-nosed liberal says,eh?
Steve Lee likes guns, dangit!
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