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by SockPuppet ~ an Australian
This is a bloody national disgrace.
Next year is the 100th anniversary of Anzac Day, that day in April 1915 when thousands of underage Aussies (and Kiwis but who counts them?) were sacrificed by the Brits on some godforsaken Middle eastern outpost peninsula of bloody Turkey known as Gallipoli – nowknown as Anzac Cove and a tourist destination and camping resort for Gen Y.
But as Anzac Day falls on a Saturday next year guess what?
The citizens of NSW (and every other State except one!) will be short one public holiday next year: Anzac Day.
Both Anzac Day and Boxing Day fall on a Saturday but only one will be marked by an additional day off.
Unlike other holidays, no additional day is granted for the national day of remembrance in NSW under the Public Holidays Act.
Other states will face a similar issue: only West Australians will get a public holiday on Monday, April 27.
What is going on here?
If we cant get a holiday for the 100th anniversary of Anzac Day what else will be taken away?
Whats next, move the Melbourne Cup to a Saturday and take away that national day of celebrating horses too?
No holiday for Australia Day if that falls on the weekend too? What will the abos have to protest about?
Why not go the whole hog and have no public holiday for Christmas Day if that falls on a Saturday or Sunday too? Who needs one? Go to work!
And Easter: Yeah lets cancel Good Friday & Easter Monday because no one goes to bloody church and besides the Muslims have already taken over (just ask GD).
This is the slippery slope – the taking away of our days off .. but it doesnt end there!
Collingwood & Essendon will have to play there heroic Anzac Day battle on a Saturday and compete with all the other games on that day too. They will lose $millions.
And what will Gen Y do? They cant go to Turkey on the weekend because that is ‘hooking up’ time wasted.
Of course we could all move to Perth, the only State that recognises Anzac Day and gives us a day off.
But where the f*ck is Perth?
And what is there to do there?
Dont think this is a oneoff either folks – in 2016 Anzac Day falls on a Sunday so same deal, no public holiday!
I blame Tony Abbott.
We need an election.
I’m not a gambling man by any stretch of the imagination, heck I don’t even buy lottery tickets but I am no wowser either I don’t care if other people want to have a flutter on the ponies or any other competition. On top of that I am lightning fast on the channel change button if I find sport on the TV. None the less I do have an opinion about the current issue of advertising by bookies during sports broadcasts. I just think that the infusion of gambling to be utterly pernicious and that makes me in agreement with Julia Gillard (oh the humanity!) but I am inclined to think that a total ban on the broadcast advertising of bookmaking would be the most socially beneficial regulation.
(by Ray Dixon – no, it’s not a footy post per se, it’s about racism … or not)
Noun: A large primate (families Pongidae and Hylobatidae) that lacks a tail, including the gorilla, chimpanzees, orangutan, and gibbons.
Verb: Imitate the behavior or manner of (someone or something), esp. in an absurd or unthinking way.
I have to say it: I really think Sydney’s Adam Goodes went over-the-top with his very public confrontation and finger-pointing of a thirteen-year-old girl for calling him an “ape” in the dying minutes of last night’s Collingwood v Sydney game.
The amount of news coverage this fairly innocuous incident has generated has been extraordinary … and I have to wonder if Adam Goodes knew it would do that.
Goodes pointed out the girl to ground security who then escorted her from the venue. He then left the field immediately after the siren “shattered and distraught” with the girl’s behaviour, thereby adding to the drama. And he kept it up in interviews:
‘‘I am pretty gutted to be honest. To win, the first of its kind in 13 years, to win by 47 points against Collingwood, to play such a pivotal role, it sort of means nothing,’’
‘‘To come to the boundary line, to hear a 13-year-old girl call me an ape – and it’s not the first time on a footy field that I have been referred to as a monkey or an ape – it was shattering.”
‘‘I turned around, and when I saw it was a young girl, and I thought she was 14, that was my initial thought, I was just like: ‘Really, how could that happen?’’
A little girl.
Wouldn’t you think a man of his stature – over 300 games, two Brownlows, two Premierships, a superstar of the game – would just shrug it off once he realised his vilifier was a little kid? It hardly seems worth all the fuss.
It just so happened that this was Indigenous Round and, not only that, the 20th anniversary of Nicky Winmar’s famous stance against racial abuse (also involving Collingwood supporters).
Nicky Winmar was clearly justified in his stance but the differences here are many, including that Winmar was indeed subject to a tirade of racist abuse from a wide section of the crowd, whereas Adam was called an “ape” by just one little girl.
In the dying moments of a game that was already won. On Friday night TV.
I think Goodes over-reacted here and may have milked this incident to create his own ‘Nicky Winmar moment’ in history. You know, the day he stood up to racism too.
Maybe he should have lifted his jumper and pointed to his skin, if he wanted so badly to replicate Winmar’s brave stance. He failed.
And maybe the 13-year-old should have chosen her taunt more carefully.
I’d suggest next time she calls him one (or more) of the following:
- “Attention whore”
- “Kiddy abuser”
- “Weak bastard”
- “Drama queen”
- “Ugly bearded yobbo”
I reckon he’d cry about those too.
(by SockPuppet – your special investergator blogger)
It’s ‘Top Ten’ round
In keeping with Iains million milestone hits this week I bring you the top ten search terms of all time.
This is what the idiots search on Google for to come here to see:
- lara bingle ……. 27,118
- iain hall ……. 15,888
- brazilian wax ………. 14,959
- upskirt ……. 7,355
- abby winters ……. 5,997
- iainhall …….. 5,538
- clare werbeloff …….. 2,867
- christmas cards ……… 2,848
- richard ryan comments to iain hall …….. 2,796
- going commando ………. 2,455
Iain gets credit for his Lara Bingle obsession and all the other porn. I am only surprised that “Tits” didnt make it.
Richard gets credit for googling himself 2796 times to make his way here (have you ever heard of the Favorites button Richard?)
I think this top ten list proves conclusively that Iain runs the most intellectual blog site on the Internets.
Getting on to the footy (and proving I am a master sedge wayer) Rays Saints are not in ‘The Top Ten’ thisyear (and look more like fishining in the bottom4) but over in the real life world of AFL footy this round is actually called Indigenous round and marks the 20th anniversary of:
Saint Nicky Winmars world famous “I’m black and proud of it” moment
… in the face of the bogan racist Collingwood crowd at the filthy scumground of Victoria Park back in 1993 after Nicky had kicked 6 goals in a BOG performance to beat the stinking Pies.
So that is really sumpthing to be proud of I would suggest.
I would also suggest GD would hate this photo but if I said that he might have another hissyfit.
Good onya Nicky – your a bloody legend:
Pt Adelaide v Geelong: The bubble has bursted for the Port who are exposed for the bogan mullet wearers that they are.
Greater Western Joke v West Coast: Bloody obvious.
St Kilda v Bulldogs: I reckon even Nicky could play in this one and still get 6 goals (hes 47).
Richmond v Essendon: The bombers are what is called in footy terms fcuked. something about drugs and cheating.
Brisbane v Carlton: I am bravely tipping the upset here.
Hawthorn v Gold Coast: This game is a good Chance for ‘tough guy’ Buddy Franklin to prove hes a man and not some drunk yobbo who abuses women.
North Melbourne v Adelaide: The Crows have never been any good since they got rid of there aborigine players. They must be or are racists?
Fremantle v Melbourne: Melbourne is so broke that there players are driving over to Perth in there own cars. And the club is not even refunding the cost of petrol and nor should they.
You can now Make a comment here if you like –
I have given up trying to convince you that footy is real life.
yous will never learn.
(Click on “make a comment”(
Up the top.
(by SockPuppet – not a metrosexual soccer player like Beckham)
It’s Bogan Baby-Making round
I dunno why we ever had a baby bonus in the first place. This was babyfaced Liberal Treasurar Pete Costellos only contribution to society in his whole time in Parliament – getting 16 year old bogan girls out of school and into Harvey Norman looking for Plasma TVs. If you thought Labor wasted money handing out stimulus cheques of $900 then what about the waste caused by smarmy Pete? Not to mention the type of stimulation he caused in young unmarried girls.
But Wayne swans budget this week brings an end to Costellos $5000 baby bonus but not until the 1st of March next year. This clever trick is designed to get all would-be-parents on the job to get up the duff this week to make sure there kid pops out with a bag full of money.
The implacatins of this political cost saving move are already being felt. And I am not just talkin about at the chemist who are no longer able to shift condoms.
I am talkin about Down the pub where-By blokes like me are now getting prepositioned by all manner of single young bogan females looking to cash in before the dead line.
I have made several agreements based on a 50/50 share of the five grand.
You lot should get in on this scheme before its too late. These chicks dont even care what you look like. I recommend The Burvale or the Ferntree Gully hotels as the best places to advertise your rentadick.
And Its very bad news for the AFL especially Collingwood who are expecting record low crowds over the weekend as 90% of there bogan feral fans will be too busy (and too stuffed) to go to the game.
See I knew i could tie this back into the footy – its called a sedge way. Here are my tips:
West Coast v North Melbourne: This has been billed as the clash of the big black Fijian Nic Knackersnewie from West Coast Coast and the big black Sudanease player Magic Door from North. Magic has only played 4 games and Knackersnewie is a proven star so I will go for the Eagles.
Essendon v Brisbane: The bombers will not even need to cheat to win this one.
Hawthorn v Greater western sydney: Put your money on a record score.
Gold Coast v Western Footscray: Beating Melbourne in Melbourne last week was like a premiership for the GC but There is no way they can win two-in-a-row.
Collingwood v Geelong: Half of the Collingwood team has been out all week shagging bogan girls so they will be too rooted to play. But Geelong players are gays so they will be fresh.
Sydney v Fremantle: I could go either way here. Like Adam Goodes does.
Carlton v Port Adelaide: I am tempted to tip the upset here but it is in Emirates stadium in Melbourne under a roof.
Richmond v Melbourne: Look if anyone is capable of losing the unloseable it is Richmond but I think they will just scrape in. How come Melbourne is still in the AFL?
Adelaide v St Kilda: I am not prepared to go against Rays orders.
I have to go now – I hav another appointment with someone called Cheyarne from Cranbourne South.