Category: Australia

August 20, 2007

Whaddaya Know? It Really IS Stranger Than Fiction…

Filed under: Australia,WTF? — Dennis @ 11:06 am

HUH???Hey there. Sorry for not being around much lately but as some of you might have noticed, I haven’t exactly had a lot of time for ranting and raving lately. While I never thought of it at first, blogging actually takes quite a bit of thought and getting up a good head of steam for a real rant takes some time (a few barleypops helps, too). But lately, what with moving, looking for a new job, and all the usual summertime activities, there just haven’t been enough hours in the day.

Some things, however, don’t take much work. They really do speak for themselves. Things like this little nugget from the files of the Ministry Of WTF (good gawd, what a way to go 😯 …).

I know it’s got nothing to do with any damned thing, but it’s just too damned weird not to mention (plus it took no time at all to post):

BRISBANE, Australia — An Australian woman was killed by a pet camel given to her as a 60th birthday present after the animal apparently tried to have sex, police said Sunday.

The woman, whose name was not released, was killed Saturday at her family’s sheep and cattle ranch near Mitchell, 600 kilometres west of the Queensland state capital Brisbane, state police Detective Senior Constable Craig Gregory said.

WTF???The 10-month-old male camel — weighing about 150 kilograms — knocked the woman to the ground, lay on top of her, then exhibited what police suspect was mating behaviour, Gregory said.

“I’d say it’s probably been playing, or it may be even a sexual sort of thing,” Gregory said, adding the camel almost suffocated the family’s pet goat by straddling it on several occasions.

Camel expert Chris Hill said he had no doubt the camel’s behaviour was sexual.

Hill, who has offered camel rides to tourists for 20 years, said young camels are not aggressive, but can be dangerous if treated as pets without discipline.

The fate of the camel was not known.

The woman was given the camel in March as a birthday present from her husband and daughter. “She had a love of exotic pets,” Gregory said.

May 15, 2007

That’s A Lotta ‘Roos

Filed under: Australia,Conservation,Moonbattery,Outdoors — Dennis @ 12:23 pm

Skippy crossingHoly crap. 😯 Yes, I know that this has not a bloody thing to do with politics, Canada, or any of the other things that I’m usually in the habit of going on and on about but still… Holy crap. 😯

Now, I know that the kangaroo is something of a national symbol in the Land o’ Oz — kind of like our beaver — but seriously, people, there is such a thing as too much being too much. This would be a good example of that, I think. It seems that there is a bit of a population problem with the little Skippies on the outskirts of Canberra…

The Defence Department wants to hire professional shooters to cull the kangaroos at two of its properties on the outskirts of Canberra, where some areas have as many as 450 kangaroos a square kilometre — the densest kangaroo population ever measured in the region.

That’s right: 450/Km²! For those of you that think a little old-school, like I do, that’s close to two ‘roos per acre. That’s one helluva lot o’ boomers and does. There’s so many of them that they’re starting to “eat through the grassy habitats of endangered species.”

Now, you’d think that when one animal becomes a problem like that — especially when, let’s face it, humans have contributed to the trouble by killing off predators — a cull would be a no-brainer. There’s too many of one species and they’re posing a danger to another. Cull the excess of the one and restore the balance.

Simple, right? Hell, to a conservationist like me, that’s just common sense. But common sense just doesn’t come very easily to the sanctimonious, busybody, “animal rights” crowd now, does it?

Under the plan, 3,200 of the common eastern grey kangaroos, which can grow as big as a human, will be shot by July.

But Mary Hayes, president of the animal rights group ACT Animal Liberation, warned that such an action would earn the local government an international reputation for cruelty.

“It is a very cruel, violent way to treat animals,” she said on Australian Broadcasting Corp. radio.

Pat O’Brien, an activist with the Queensland state Kangaroo Protection Coalition, rejected the government’s argument the kangaroos risked starvation if there is no cull.

“This is just an excuse to kill them,” he said.

AsshatteryOh, EEK! Nasty men with guns just wanna have fun. Right. Let the argumentum ad hominem get into full swing. 🙄

The fact of the matter is that there are two kinds of animals: the eating and the eaten; AKA predators and prey. When a prey population grows unchecked by predation, they will breed and increase until they start to starve. Period.

So my question to the smartass little busybodies at the Kangaroo Protection Coalition, ACT Animal Liberation and other such bunches, is this:

How do you want them to die? Quick and relatively painless (a bullet) or slow and suffering (starvation)?

Because those are the choices you’ve got. Those are the ONLY choices you’ve got; whether you have the stomach for that fact or not. Neither reality nor natural law give a shit about your delicate sensitivities.

So, what’ll it be?

November 7, 2006

Beginning… of What??

Islamic bigotryIt begins. Personally, I was wondering not if it would happen, but only when and where. It now seems that the Aussies’ collective bullshitometer has now hit the redline over the turd typhoon currently swirling around Sheik Taj el-Din al-Hilaly and hanging in the air like a bad fart.

Hilaly, as some of you already know, is the misogynist dink that stirred decent Australians to uproar when he said that immodestly dressed women were like “uncovered meat” and that they invited rape. Specifically:

“If one puts uncovered meat out in the street then the cats come and eat it, is it the fault of the cat or the uncovered meat? The uncovered meat is the problem.”

The comments sparked a thunderous “just who the hell do you think you are?!Bleep off” across Australia. Utter BullshitHilaly, like seemingly all bigoted Muslim leaders who manage to finally rouse the outrage of the non-Islamofascist populations that they manage to infiltrate, promptly developed timely chest pains, did a faceplant, and had to be whisked away to hospital.

AsshatteryRight on cue, all the apologists and other usual suspects popped up to wag their fingers at the rest of us and regurgitate the old tried and true “moderate Muslim majority” bullcrap. Well, the Muslim community did come out to voice their opinion this time… in support of the bigot. And Australians, it seems, have had just about enough of this bullshit:

Excuses over. The disgraced mufti of Australia set Muslims a test last month and they failed.

That test couldn’t have been easier: make Sheik Taj el-Din al-Hilaly pay for preaching that unveiled women invited rape.

Prove that Muslims can’t be led by a man who says raped women must be “jailed for life”. Prove we have nothing to fear from your faith.

Simple? Yet yesterday 34 Muslim groups signed a petition backing this bigot, while others plan a big rally for Sydney tomorrow, denouncing not Hilaly but the non-Muslims who criticise him.

The results are in: Islam here — as represented by many of its leaders — is now a threat.

Welcome to the real world, ladies and gents. As I said at the beginning of this post, it has begun. The only question is: just what is “it?” Why, yes, I AM PISSED OFF...  how can you tell?Are we going to continue to behave like some abused child, continually asking what it could have been that we did wrong, while our enemies strive relentlessly to undermine the very foundations of our civilisation? Or will we, the West as a whole, finally lose our patience with all these lies and say, “either get rid of your medieval machinations, or we are going to start getting rid of you.”

Islam is a bully. And there’s only one way to deal with a bully, isn’t there?

October 25, 2006

Don’t Like Me? So What?

Filed under: Antistupidity,Australia,Celebrities,Good Stuff,Video — Dennis @ 10:15 pm

VideosThis is good. I mean, really good. Hat’s off to Dave (again) for dropping this in my email box. I have to admit, I havent heard about “diggers” since the war stories that my uncles told me as a kid, and I’d never heard of Beccy Cole at all. For those of you as ignorant as I was, Beccy Cole is an Australian lass with quite the set of pipes (knock it off; I said pipes) who has been getting a lot of crap lately for her support of the Aussie troops in the war on terror.

Well, Beccy doesn’t seem to be the kind of girl who just sits back and takes guff like that. Although she doesn’t exactly put it the way I would (i.e.: Bleep off), she manages to get her point across pretty darned well. So turn up yer speakers, ladies and gents, and enjoy…

(Oh, yeah…  The song’s called “Poster Girl” and, gee whiz will ya look at that, it’s made the top of the CMR charts)