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Proof that the Government hates Aussies
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?
There will be no public holiday for Anzac Day!
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 have reproduced this post concerning the Egyptian soccer riot from my home blog, Alpine Opinion. I reckon it’s got nothing to do with the political situation in Egypt and is just typical of the game of soccer (that should raise some eyebrows – or fists):
While some people try to explain the appalling soccer match riot in Egypt that resulted in 74 deaths and over 1,000 injured as politically motivated and connected to the recent overthrow of President Mubarak , I don’t buy that.
It’s just another clear example of how soccer fans are the most violent sports spectators in the world. Consider this ABC report on how the riot is believed to have started and remember that there is a history of intense rivalry between the two Egyptian clubs and among their supporters:
Witnesses said fighting began after Al Ahly fans unfurled banners insulting Port Said and one ran on to the pitch carrying an iron bar at the end of the match.
Al-Masry fans reacted by pouring onto the pitch and attacking Ahly players before turning to the terraces to attack rival supporters, including “ultra” Al Ahly fans who played a leading role in Egypt’s revolution last year.
The Muslim Brotherhood blamed the clashes on supporters of fallen president Hosni Mubarak, and came as the country struggles with a wave of incidents linked to poor security.
That clearly suggests the riot was instigated by football-related emotions (out of control emotions) and that the so-called political aspect was a secondary factor. The Muslim Brotherhood’s claim appears politically motivated, as you’d expect. After all, they want to run the country and they’ll latch on to this to promote their cause. Yeah, riding to power on the back of tragedy.
Getting back to soccer and the reasons for all this violence among the crowds, I once wrote elsewhere – tongue in cheek – that it can be attributed to the boring nature of the game and lack of goal scoring, causing rival fans to focus more on each other than the action (or lack of) on the field. Some pretty appalling refereeing decisions don’t help either. I think there’s some validity in that, although how do you explain the absence of such extreme violence at cricket matches that can be equally boring spectacles? Well, that’s because the vast majority of spectators at a Cricket Test match tend to be from the host nation, so there isn’t the same crowd rivalry in play. All you’ll get at a cricket game is a bit of drunken yobbo behaviour but I don’t recall there ever being a riot resulting in deaths in all the long history of the game.
In Australia too, there have been incidents of riotous crowd behaviour at soccer games, although not to the extent we’ve seen elsewhere. Last year, Victoria’s Assistant Police Commissioner described soccer fans as “the worst behaved” following some ugly incidents between the supporters at a game in Melbourne involving flares and punch ups. Contrast that to Aussie Rules – the worst behaviour you’ll see at an AFL game is the odd obnoxious loud mouth, a bit of indecent language and occasionally (very rarely in fact) an assault. Not that any of that is acceptable but, compared to soccer, AFL is a very fan-friendly game. And, let’s face it, the game itself is just so much more entertaining, exciting and interesting. I mean, there are no 0-0 results at the footy!
Wow, that will get the soccer fans out there fired up, I’m sure. It has before. They’re a precious lot, the supporters of the so-called beautiful game. And an angry lot. Obviously. Last time I said something like that I was vilified all over the place as an “AFL Bogan”. But that’s certainly a case of the pot calling a white cup “black”.
There is just no doubt that the game of soccer brings out the very worst in those who go to watch it. Or maybe those who watch it are just among the very worst? I dunno, but if you don’t believe what I’m saying here, have a look at this long list the ABC has compiled chronicling the deaths, violence & destruction at soccer games played all over the world:
May 1964, Peru
During an Olympic qualifying match between Peru and Argentina, the referee disallows a Peruvian goal just minutes from the final whistle. The move sparks protests from fans, which turn into riots after Argentina wins the match. The violence kills 318 people and injures more than 500.
January 1971, Scotland
Barriers on a stairway collapse as fans are leaving a match between Rangers and Celtic in Glasgow, causing a massive pile-up of fans. The accident kills 66 people, including many children, with bodies stacked as deep as six feet.
October 1982, Russia
Fans are crushed as they leave a UEFA Cup tie between Moscow Spartak and Dutch side HFC Haarlem at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow. Officials from the former Soviet Union do not disclose the tragedy for years. When they do, they give an official death toll of 66, although the number could be as high as 340.
May 1985, England
At least 56 people are killed and more than 200 injured when fire broke out in the stands at Bradford.
May 1985, Belgium
Thirty-five fans, mostly Italians, die in rioting before the European Cup final between Italy’s Juventus and English club Liverpool at the Heysel Stadium in Brussels.
March 1988, Nepal
A hailstorm erupts as 30,000 fans watch a match between Nepalese and Bangladeshi teams. At least 93 people are killed and 100 more injured when fans attempt to flee from the hail.
April 1989, England
In Britain’s worst sporting disaster, 96 people are killed and hundreds injured after a crowd surge crushes packed fans against barriers at the English FA Cup semi-final match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at the Hillsborough stadium in Sheffield. Many die while standing up and the pitch becomes a makeshift field hospital.
January 1991, South Africa
Forty-two people are killed in a stampede during a preseason game in the mining town of Orkney between the Kaizer Chiefs and the Orlando Pirates. The incident was sparked by a Pirates fan who attacked Chiefs supporters in the crowd with a knife.
May 1992, France
Before the kick-off of a French Cup game between Bastia and Olympique Marseille in Corsica, a stand of the Furiani stadium collapses, killing 18 people and injuring about 2,400.
October 1996, Guatemala
Around 80 people are killed and more than 100 injured as an avalanche of fans tumbles down seats and a flight of stairs at a World Cup qualifying match between Guatemala and Costa Rica in Guatemala City. Fake tickets had reportedly attracted far more people to the stadium than it could hold.
April 2001, South Africa
At least 43 people are crushed to death when soccer fans try to force their way into Johannesburg’s huge Ellis Park stadium midway through a top South African league match.
May 2001, Ghana
At the end of a match between Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko, police fire tear gas at fans who were tearing up seats. Tens of thousands of people rush to get out, and 126 people are killed in the chaos. It remains one of Africa’s worst soccer disasters.
March 2009, Ivory Coast
At least 19 people are killed during a stampede at Abidjan’s Felix Houphouet-Boigny stadium before a World Cup soccer qualifying match against Malawi.
February 2012, Egypt
Fans riot at the end of a match in the city of Port Said when the local team al-Masry beat Al Ahli, one of Egypt’s most successful clubs, 3-1. At least 73 people are killed and hundreds more injured.
Says it all. No other sport in the world can ‘boast’ such a record. Not rugby, not cricket, not AFL, not NFL, not cycling, not boxing and not even at the Olympics (well, not in the Olympic stadium, I do remember Munich).
Soccer fans … hang your heads in shame.
Rascally ranga will make Green supporters see red
I am certainly not a fan of this rather stupid and inarticulate woman. She annoys the hell out of me with her simplistic arguments and her overblown ego but one thing that I am pleased about and that is if she wins a seat in the NSW upper house it will be at the expense of the Greens. Frankly I think that having Pauline Hanson in the upper house is preferable to the far left Greens anywhere near that seat in the NSW upper house.
The Latte sippers are going to need emergency dental care from all of that collective gnashing of teeth is bound to begin today as they fall over themselves to explain why this is a terrible result for NSW and Australia.
World’s most useless invention – the jet ski
Hi and a very bogan welcome to 2011. Lets kick things off with a story that is just too stupid for words:
TWO teenage jetskiers are in hospital after crashing into each other on Lake Eildon in Victoria’s northeast. A 16 year-old girl was flown to The Alfred hospital with a fracture to her leg while an 18-year-old youth was taken to the Mansfield Hospital with multiple leg fractures. Mansfield police say the two collided with each other just after 1pm today.
I dunno whether to laugh or cry but I hope their bogan parents are proud that these bogan kids have learnt to play (well sort-of) on the ultimate bogan toy – the very useless and ridiculous jet ski.
WTF are these motorcycles on water supposed to be for? Real motor cycles are bad enough but at least they get you from A to B. But with a jet ski all you’re gonna do is put it in the water and drive around in circles until you end up where you started from. F*cking brilliant! And thats if you survive.
Look, I hate to say this. Okay I don’t hate to say it: If you own a jet ski you are not only a bogan … you are also a moron.
(I bet they had mullet hairdos)
Clare shows her chk chk boobs
It was with a heavy heart that I read the news today that “chk chk boom” girl Clare Werbeloff is the last cover girl for Ralph magazine.
Chk chk Clare sprung to fame on our TV sets & Youtube last year when in one moment of sheer genius she proved that hard work and education will not get you your big day in the sun. She is now a role model and a real insppiration to all young Gen Y girls. No surprise that Ralph approached her to be part of its final issue, on sale from tomorrow.
The 21-year-old was about to become a waitress before she uttered the words “chk chk boom” on camera to describe a Sydney shooting in May last year. Despite later admitting she hadn’t witnessed the shooting, she became an instant YouTube hit. The Ralph shoot is another step in trying to extend her 15 minutes of fame.
Make sure you buy this collectors item and hold onto it. I have paid just $5 for a mint condition copy (wrapped in gladwrap) that I will put up on Ebay later this year when they are sold out and get $500 for it. And I am thinking of selling the free rail pass my mental health councellor gave me and buying 10 more. You should all get in on this.
Public service post – if they sell out you miss out
This is a public service announcement and Im making it as a public service.
Tickets for the Deni Ute Muster in October are selling out. And its only June!
And when you take a look at the great line up of great acts and legends it is not hard to understand why. Wrap your eyeballs around these. So much class has never before been assembled in one place to perform to so many bogans. Its a world record.:
Organisers revealed last week that legendary Australian rock band Cold Chisel would be giving their only major performance of the year at the muster.
They join country superstars Lee Kernaghan, Kasey Chambers, John Williamson and James Reyne in performing at the two-day event.
With the Cold Chisel announcement today ticket sales are going beserk.
Its a cavalcade of great Aussie Rock & Country Legends & Superstars. With beer. And utes. And bogan chicks.
Get in for a Deni ‘Ute Root’.
Book now or you will miss out. Tickets are available at http://deniutemuster.com.au and you can get some by clicking on the clever hyperlinks I have inserted and imbedded in two places. (look for the words that are underlined and click on them).
There are nothing like Aussies singing badly
Today I divert your attention away from mining taxes, brother number one (and country cousin no 2, Abbott) and Jews killing Arabs and viceverser and I arsk you the big question:
What do you think of the new ad selling Oz to the world?
Personally in my opinion I personally think myself that I would like to see them remake the Lara Bingle ad but this time get her to take her top off, jiggle ’em around and say:
“Well whe’re the f_ck are you?”
That would work big time.