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A little bit of Toned Abs in Every Fuckface von Clownstick

Posted December 12, 2015 into Politics by John Birmingham

Of course the Herald wouldn't let me call Trump that, but it would have improved the column.

Old Joe Stalin used to have a name for the woodenheaded leftists who refused to see his true nature even as he piled the corpses up in front of them. Useful idiots. Interestingly, if you ask Google Translate to render the phrase in Arabic, you get a picture of Tony Abbott in Donald Trump's fright wig. There's no hiding from el Goog's all-knowing algorithm.

The joke candidate for the US Republican Party's presidential nomination is looking less of a joke with every new outrage, unless your taste in jokes runs to a quiet Beavis-n-Butthead style hurr-hurr-hurr while watching a horribly failed vat-grown clone of Hermann Goerring pull the wings off butterflies and fart out the Horst Wessel song.

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23 Responses to ‘A little bit of Toned Abs in Every Fuckface von Clownstick’

insomniac has opinions thus...

Posted December 12, 2015
I think Tony is suffering from the lack of the guiding hand of Prime Minister Credlin. He always went a little off reservation whenever she took a personal day. Now he has no leash whatsoever; roaming free.

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Blarkon is gonna tell you...

Posted December 12, 2015
Rise of *successful* crazy politicians can probably be mapped against the decline of main stream media.
Journalism is being replaced by activism - because activists will write articles for free (or close to it) and journalists want to be both independent and paid, something that no longer works in this new silicon valleyist "content should be free" economy.

GhostSwirv ducks in to say...

Posted December 12, 2015
Sadly I believe Blarkon is most spot on here - we already witnessed the failure of the MSM in Oz to firstly hold the Coalition to account during the 2013 election campaign ... then to take almost two years to realise the crazy that is Tones.

Now we're returning to Malcolm's Coalition is just as good as Tone's pre-election, no scrutiny, no calls for accountability nor detailed analysis of policy, despite the NBN and the GST ... but wait Bill Shorten is texting while driving ... surely front page NewsCorpse news, much more important than two three sitting ministers involved in a conspiracy to bring down a federal government via nefarious attacks on the Speaker of the House.

But I digress, the Donald is indeed the product of decades of Republican bile and negative waves directed at anything that engenders fear in the general, ill-informed USApopulace ... no wonder edumacation is seriously underfunded there.

It won't be long before Donald and Tones share the same podium ... a PM deposed by weak minded forces and a wannabe Prez the shining example of how to fix the problems of the world ... as long as the MSM doesn't mention the politics of the right basically inflamed the current situations we find ourselves in the Donald and Tones will continue to flourish and gain support.







Halwes reckons...

Posted December 12, 2015
I thought that the press must have been letting the will of the people be heard by not launching into them immediately after the election. I didn't detect incompetence but I did detect reticence which I put down to a fear of what the coalition had planned with regard to gutting the ABC. The first stage of that was the scrapping of the localised 730 report which cut our information flow in the bush markedly

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JBtoo ducks in to say...

Posted December 12, 2015
Thank goodness for Canada, a shining beacon of hope that sanity can prevail in some electorates

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Murphy_of_Missouri mutters...

Posted December 12, 2015
He'll flame out like Ross Perot did.

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Dave W would have you know...

Posted December 12, 2015
The story I heard (maybe it was here) was that Reagan wouldn't get nominated by the current GOP, as he'd be too left wing for them. This scares me when it comes to this hairdo/parasite combo called Trump.

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NBlob reckons...

Posted December 12, 2015
"The race to the bottom" has been won.

damian is gonna tell you...

Posted December 12, 2015
I think you mean the race of the bottoms.

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TeamAmerica mutters...

Posted December 12, 2015
@Murphy_of_Missouri- "He'll flame out like Ross Perot did."
Eh, maybe; I hope so. But he may be assembling a new coalition. Disaffected blue collar whites, blacks who don't like competing with
illegals, and people who don't trust either party, as well as people
unhappy with Obama' clueless response to domestic terror attacks (which
offered Trump another opening). IOW, only 52% of eligible voters normally vote, and he may be assembling a coalition of non-voters and unhappy Dems and Repubs. Trump's politics are variable; he seems to follow polls pretty carefully and is very good at self-promotion. Like Obama in 2008, he offers hope, which has a strong appeal, and has a similar cult of personality. The first primary is in New Hampshire in January, and I'm hoping his campaign starts to collapse there.

Murphy_of_Missouri swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted December 13, 2015
Nobody competes with illegals. The illegals do the work no one else will do no matter how desperate they get.

Lulu is gonna tell you...

Posted December 14, 2015
the fact that 2 out of Trump's 3 wives have been foreign-born proves that there are some jobs Americans are not desperate enough to do.

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Halwes would have you know...

Posted December 12, 2015
I've been struggling with the fact that Aussies think its OK, or maybe don't think about it at all, to bomb Syria. I'm not sure that we understand the collateral damage involved and it isn't something the nightly news dwells on too much. I'd rather have the SAS on the ground than bomb them. At least the killing is less indiscriminate.

damian is gonna tell you...

Posted December 12, 2015
Oh no we do not think it's okay, not most of us anyway. And yes, ground forces might be better. But the politics around this are all basically insane at the moment, there's nothing with power to influence events that's amenable to rational thought.

Halwes has opinions thus...

Posted December 12, 2015
You reckon most of us don't think its OK.? You seem to have more faith in the intelligence and compassion of our fellow Australians than I do.

Des mumbles...

Posted December 16, 2015
maybe this thread isn't representative of Australia at large, but if it were left to the most bellicose warmongers who inhabit this site, we (meaning the White western powers) would have already bombed Syria into the stone age a couple of years ago, when the bogus 'red line' was drawn, on spurious intelligence about chemical weapons..... it may be that in the ensuing time, the macho neo-con posture has become less acceptable or funny, and therefore those most vociferous armchair generals around here have pulled their heads in. it is a bit hard to get too puffed up when its becoming common knowledge that ISIL is a paid up mercenary army, being let loose to knock off Assad, which is of course, the main game..see Ghaddafi, Saddam, et al.

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Halwes mumbles...

Posted December 13, 2015
Reading Steinbeck's East of Eden. It's tearing my guts out. I think this man is one of the greats. So much to reflect on and some paragraphs are so deep that you can reflect on them for hours. Today's SMH listed Ascendance as Bill Shortens holiday read. Ascendance isn't something Bill will be doing in the new year. He probably needs to be rolled but I can't think of a viable contender

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spiral reckons...

Posted December 15, 2015

i'm french, i live in Toulon, i have familly in Paris, had a scare during the 11/13 attacks, no familly members involved, but what we did have last week end was election for regional leaders, first round was a HUGE Far Right (what we call Front National) and gigantic scare to have them to over a few of them in the second Tour, luckily, we had a massive flow of people coming to vote, and we dodged it, can't say what's going to be on the Presidential elections, but we dodged it nonetheless... for now...understand; I believe we should do more in regards to Terrorism, but these hateful and racist assholes are a blight in every country. Useful idiots indeed, the fact that they had such high numbers in the first tour, revigorated the people of France and allowed us to have much more people coming to vote on the second tour, anyway... just to say that every country has it's share of Von FuckFaces :D


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TeamAmerica is gonna tell you...

Posted December 15, 2015
@spiral- "first round was a HUGE Far Right (what we call Front National)"When I heard that Marie LePen had forced her father out of the NF party, I was hoping it meant she wanted to move the party away from its fascist past. I gather that did not happen. If she did not want to moderate the party,do you know why they had this conflict?

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted December 15, 2015
He advised her to "unbutton that top button" if she wanted to curry favor with the average French voter. For Marie, that was the last straw. Exit dad.

w from brisbane asserts...

Posted December 15, 2015
Perhaps a more key moment in the family split was when one of Mr Le Pen's dobermans ate Ms Le Pen's cat. (true story)

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan mutters...

Posted December 16, 2015
That cat probably had it coming.

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