January 27, 2012

An aside (proffered with the unstated understanding that Obama is a lousy President who does lousy things, and whose leftist ideology, on a structural level from epistemology on outward, leads invariably and inexorably toward a form of predictable authoritarianism)

Yesterday at my son’s school was “Australia Day” (he came home with a little Australian flag affixed to his backpack with a toothpick). Today is a half day / early release day.

So my question is this: did I sleep through a revolution or something? Or are there new religious observances I need to be made aware of?

I mean, shit. You turn off the cable TV for one day, and suddenly the world stops making sense.

Posted by Jeff G. @ 9:16am
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  1. did they talk about how the oogedy boogedy aborigines scared the shit out of their socialist prime minister slut?

    lol

  2. That’s just weird. I was reading about Lindy Chamberlain last night, the “a dingo ate my baby!” lady. Then PM Julia gets flash mobbed. Now Satchel comes home with an Aussie flag. Hmmm.

  3. What’s a school doing celebrating genocidal racist imperialist warmongers? Don’t they know what happened to the peaceful aborigines living harmoniously with Gaia, as should we all? You should pull your kid out of there.

  4. At least the little dude didn’t come home with an empty Foster’s can. So there’s that.

  5. I wish I had a half day. And I could also go for a Philly cheesesteak.

  6. … and a Fosters oil can or two, now that I’ve been reminded.

  7. My son had “Canada day” last week. Sang the Canadian anthem etc etc.

    How else are we going to become one world government? Gotta start training them young.

  8. We’re mourning Juan Epstein. Flags are up your nose with a rubber hose.

  9. Madelynn’s been making “Year of the Dragon” crafts all week at daycare. Didn’t know about this “Australia Day” thing.

  10. Who knew Juan Epstein was Hungarian in real life, eh? I loved the Sweathogs. That was back before Travolta was gay, I think.

  11. So, what you you going to do with the $4,000 the government just took from you in debt?

  12. Madelynn’s been making “Year of the Dragon” crafts all week at daycare. Didn’t know about this “Australia Day” thing.

    What, you mean like Mickey Roarke figurines?

  13. MR figurines would be a whole lot cooler than the “shredded paper stapled in a circle to look like a lantern” crap she brings home.

    Plus, Leonard Maltin’s review of it could be my epitaph!

    Highly charged, arresting melodrama… but nearly drowns in a sea of excess and self-importance

  14. @8 Umm … they’d be a little late or really, really early.

  15. A not entirely off-topic roundup of reports from Now Lebanon’s Syria Watch pages (scroll to the bottom to revisit earlier days) — just a few days gathered here, though these reports are no different in effect from those going back nearly a year now, day after murderous day, one day before another:

    Jan. 27: Syria’s Friday death toll has risen to 102 people, Al-Arabiya television reported.

    Jan. 26: Syrian security forces have killed 34 civilians on Thursday, AFP quoted the Observatory for Human Rights group as saying.

    Jan. 25: Syria’s Wednesday death toll has risen to 18, Al-Arabiya television reported.

    Jan. 24: Tuesday’s death toll in Syria has increased to 58 people, Al-Jazeera quoted activists as saying.

    Jan. 23: Monday’s death toll in Syria has increased to 25 people, Al-Arabiya television quoted the General Commission of the Syrian Revolution as saying.

    Jan. 22: Syrian security forces’ gunfire killed 22 on Sunday, the General Commission of the Revolution said on its website.

    Jan. 21: At least 14 were killed on Saturday after their bus exploded in northwestern Syria, Al-Jazeera reported.

    Jan. 20: Syria’s death toll on Friday has risen to 19, Al-Arabiya television quoted the General Commission of the Revolution as saying.

    Jan. 19: Syrian security forces have killed 24 people on Thursday, Al-Arabiya quoted activists as saying.

    Jan. 18: Syrian security forces’ gunfire killed 20 on Wednesday, Al-Arabiya television quoted activists as saying.

  16. I blame Tim Blair.

  17. Yesterday was also Republic Day in India.

    I know because eight of my ten coworkers are from India.

    Of the other two, one is Ukrainian and the other is Chinese.

    It gets lonely, being a member of the white patriarchy. Still, I’m oppressing everyone, so I’ve got that going for me.

  18. Best tweet regarding Australia day:

    In honor of Australia Day, take a moment to let someone know whether or not what they’re holding is a knife.

  19. With all due respect, Jeff, for your uncharacteristically literate blog, I would proffer (note the two “Fs”) that you should consider turning on your spell checker.

  20. Spell check doesn’t work in the title field. And besides, I’ve proven over time that I can spell, so I don’t much mind a few errors slipping through. It’s the nature of the medium: I’m often writing in between doing other things, and I don’t claim to be the best editor in the world.

  21. do typos matter if you can assume the intent?

  22. Gingrich on Greta tearing Romney up.

  23. do typos matter if you can assume the intent?

    Typos are generally minor mistakes in signaling intent, and as such rarely cause significant problems in divining into. Context usually helps you sort it out. For instance, most people who write of Satan coming down your chimney at Christmas time to give your eager children his package won’t be accused of approving of Devil pederasty. They’ll be accused of approving of Santa pederasty.

  24. thanks for satan/santa thing…lol

  25. Jesus saves and Satan knocks in the rebound !

  26. did they talk about how the oogedy boogedy aborigines scared the shit out of their socialist prime minister slut?

    As it turns out, the aboriginal protest was a partisan political stunt by the Prime Minister’s staff that went awry…

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