(by Ray Dixon)
“You’ve got some big testicles to pull that off, bro” (Charles Ramsey expressing surprise that his next-door neighbour was secretly keeping 3 women hostage)
I don’t know if there’s a reward for the rescue of the three women who had been held captive for 10 years in a Cleveland Ohio house but, if so, it just has to go to this bloke, next-door-neighbour Charles Ramsey.
And not just because Ramsey’s the one who answered the distressed calls of Amanda Berry and got her out of the house leading to a 911 call that then led to the rescue of the other two (and subsequent arrest of the owner and his two brothers), but also – and mainly – for this incredible and hilarious impromptu interview he gave to a TV journo soon after.
Make sure you watch it – it really picks up half way through. Ramsey’s a natural, almost a comedian. And, in my sincere opinion, he IS a true hero and deserves $1 million or more for what he’s done.
I have long been of the habit of referring to the inner city lefty trendies as “latte sippers” its a somewhat sneering description that suggests that such individuals are dilettantes, posers and, well silvertail socialists, who actually despise the ordinary people their likes and aspirations and who have the arrogance of thinking that if only the poor would, see the truth of the world the way that they do then the poor would magically have all disadvantage lifted from their backs and the world would be a far better place. Such a belief is really the stuff of nonsense that reveals the shallowness of the thinking from that class of lefty thinkers but it is a rich source of well deserved mockery. Thus when I read of a scheme to help the poor enjoy the benefits of “good coffee” and “cafe′ society” I could not help but think that it must be an idea from the mind of a satirist but no its a dinkum scheme from the Darebin Council:
Like most people I enjoy a good coffee and its becoming ever more easy to get one at a decent price, heck even the Fine Scottish restaurant does reasonable coffee these days and its sold at a rather modest price as well. Sorry but I cant see this as anything other than a very stupid and indulgent waste of ratepayer’s money that is worthy of the most strident disdain. Is it any wonder that our politicians are held in such contempt by the public when they invent silly schemes like this one?
Anyway with that thought its time for my second morning coffee…
Some regular readers may be wondering why I have been quiet for a couple of days well the answer is simple enough the silence is due to yours truly taking some time to reconsider my entire political philosophy. No longer will this blog be endorsing the Coalition at the next election, after due consideration I have decided that Labor really deserves a chance to achieve greatness and that there is only one way that they can do that and that is if Julia Gillard is re-elected on September 14.
This was the email message that finally did the deed for me:
As someone who has been an economist for more than 25 years, including almost 13 years with global banks, I’m sick of the misinformation campaign being run by the Liberal Party and sections of the media about the Australian economy.
Let’s have a debate on the economy, for sure, but let’s make sure we stick to the facts.
This morning it continued with a beat up in the tabloid press misrepresenting Australia’s modest debt.
The fact is Australia’s net debt is dramatically lower than the net debt levels for every single major advanced economy.
Our current net debt is 10 per cent of GDP, compared to around 80 per cent for the USA and the UK, and around 35 per cent for Canada.
Labor made a choice to support local jobs during the GFC, a choice many countries around the world didn’t or couldn’t make. And as you can see on the graph below, they will be paying a very high price for many years.
Australia’s debt is so low, it has the rolled gold triple-A rating. Interest rates are low and our economy is the envy of the industrialised world.
Join the thousands of people taking a stand against misinformation who’ve already shared this graph on Facebook. Just click here or on the graph below and then share to help spread the truth. Basic indisputable facts.
Listening to the Liberal Party you’d think they hadn’t voted against the measures that kept Australia out of recession in the darkest moments of the GFC.
It’s fair to say that if the Liberal Party had their way we’d have gone into recession, more Aussies would be out of work and we’d have higher debt.
How could I continue to endorse Tony Abbott after reading a message like that?
We need to have the Australian Labia Party holding the keys to the lodge to finish the great job that they are doing for the country and without the steely resolve of their great leader Julia Gillard the nation will be lost to the evil forces of the Murdoch media, big coal, rampant capitalism, forced conversion to the catholic faith, and the the evils of Workchoices MK2 .
Cheers indeed Comrades
I get a variety of newsletters popping up in my in-box many of them are pushing their own political barrows , both left and right, but also some are about the cutting edge of technology well the piece I cite today just made me laugh out loud and think that a certain cadre of internet vigilantes will be rushing to contact the manufacturer to order their only chance of giving their right hands a rest from their insatiable need for self-pleasuring.
I’ve tested a fair few gadgets in my time at Gizmag – from upmarket beanbags to high-powered motorcycles and smart pens. But I’ve never been asked to go this far outside my comfort zone for a story – even though our esteemed editorial team will probably tell you my whole life has been building to this moment.
Today, I’m road testing a masturbation device. And I’ve decided to put my name to it because I believe that for all the squeamish details you’re about to read, this is a significant piece of technology – a big step down a path that I think a lot of people will come to take for granted in the future.
I feel like a pioneer, one of the first in the mainstream Web media to put my penis where my mouth is. Of course, the truth is if I could do that, I wouldn’t need one of these things at all.
In essence, the Realtouch is a mechanical pleasure device that you stick your willy into, with a series of belts, rings, heaters and lubrication dispensers that can create a pretty broad range of sensations. What sets it apart is that it connects to your computer via USB, so it can be coded to synchronize with a porn video – or controlled by somebody else remotely.
Ok now that you have read the article and picked yourself up of the ground after your laughing fit doesn’t it make you so proud that there are engineers and technicians out there working so hard to make the willies of the sad and lonely happy? I can’t help imagining that that small cadre are going to be falling over themselves and rushing to find out if they can get a discount for buying in bulk so that they can make their online circle jerk into something more tangible.
The real horror is that I know that they are all visualising Moi as they furiously beat their meat with the help of electronic devices. What sad lonely lives they must have.
Yet another Poll showing that under the leadership of Julia Gillard the Federal Labor party is in a death spin as the electoral ground rushes up to demonstrate Newtonian physics in glorious Technicolour and the new in Labor innovation of Splatovision™ this new process uses a combination of real time collision of Labor politicians with the reality of the electorate’s displeasure at their ideas and performance.
The essence of Splatovision™ is the use of Hi-definition hi-speed digital cameras to record every minute detail of the fear loathing and terror of on the faces of the Labor leadership. This wonderful innovation is a product of several different departments and has been facilitated with the input of their fine friends the Australian Greens , along with the Department of Climate change, and the fine technical minds who are bringing us the joys of the NBN and the Clean Energy Future.
There are some who think that the party should be producing its feature in the now obsolete Ruddorama ® but its advocates have been having a great deal of trouble raising sufficient political capital to retrofit that technology to the production. The rumour mill has however been running at a white hot intensity however the informed scuttle-butt has been suggesting that we may see a revival of Ruddorama ® in the sequel although industry insiders are suggesting that the production schedule on that one may be very long and wearisome.
As much as the Geeky fan-base may enjoy these productions it seems likely that they will soon have trouble getting any air time except in obscure timeslots as its boutique audience continues to shrink and many of the less commuted fans switch to the nostalgia tinted TonyVision♥ although it is not a perfect process TonyVision♥ does have a solid reputation for dependable viewing pleasure unencumbered by the wild flights of fancy that so blight both Splatovision™ and Ruddorama ®.
- MPs return after Greens-ALP breakup (news.theage.com.au)
- Howard expects Rudd challenge (bigpondnews.com)
- Abbott offers Australia ‘new hope’ (bigpondnews.com)
- Howard takes a swipe at independent MPs (bigpondnews.com)
- Howard takes a swipe at independent MPs (news.smh.com.au)
- Labor and Gillard losing support: poll (news.theage.com.au)
- Gillard trails Abbott in latest Newspoll (abc.net.au)
- Labor is all about workers, Gillard says (news.theage.com.au)
- Open Forum: Kevin Rudd (cafewhispers.wordpress.com)
- Gillard – go with dignity (oconnoroz.wordpress.com)
With the election announced and Julia Gillard really keen to show just what can be achieved with her much
questioned praised NBN in a Sandpit exclusive I can share with you all a test operation using the new Tele-medicine , like a lot of Labor big ideas this one obviously has a few bugs to be sorted out, but I hope that we can be assured that things will be much more successful than the beta testing.
Its understood that The party’s first choice of test subject was their dear leader’s fashion consultant, however its understood that Gillard vetoed that because it would have meant that Tim would be unavailable for , err ” domestic duties” while he recovered from the process. This turned out to be a sound choice because the first demonstration was to say the least, underwhelming .