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22 May 2005, Comments (0)

Public Nuisance # 1 & 2

Author: Helen

Public Nuisance #1: Guy Sebastian

Against my better judgement, I had a look at that towering tome of intellectual journalism, MX, on the train. Says Guy Sebastian is about to open “a support clinic for women in an attempt to curb the abortion rate.

Obvious what kind of support that would mean, of course. He’s a member of the Assemblies of God church, after all.

You’ll be stoked to know that his co-funder and co-founder is “one of his singers, Gary Pinto, previously of group CDB”. Yes, that’s just what women want, to be told what they ought to do by teenage or twentysomething boy band members.

I’m so obtuse, I admit it never occurred to me that young, wet behind the ears male crooners were the experts best placed to advise us on our reproductive decisions.

Caz has the balls to come out against this one, even though with Cacky the Wonder foetus in situ she’s risking some unpleasant mummy drive-bys from wingnuts for doing so. (Second TSSH reference in as many posts, this is getting to be a habit…) As one of her regulars points out, Guy’s troll-doll looks are probably the best way to promote abstinence anyway.


Public nuisance #2: John Abbott

We all thought “Ding, dong, the witch is dead” in October 2004 when John Abbott, the founder of the Blackshirts group, was found guilty of stalking and retired to the Gold Coast.

That’s the guy whose group used to dress up in pathetic Zorro-like outfits and strut up and down outside single mums’ houses with megaphones, calling them whores and adulterers and recommending the death penalty for them.

There was an article in this saturday’s Good Weekend on this clown, which would have provided much hilarity here, but unfortunately I think the SO must have thrown it out, and I can’t for the life of me get it on Google. So let me just quote something from memory. Abbott, who has remained celibate for about a decade since his marriage breakdown, clad in black short shorts and bling a la Warwick Capper, muses that perhaps it isn’t fair to deprive the female population of himself because of his high ideals.


This wingnut has done damage to both mothers and fathers everywhere he goes. He is a menace, even if he is funny.

Update: CrazyBrave has the full quote (anyone having problems with comments, I apologise.)

“It’s not easy. It’s not like I haven’t had the opportunity.” He puffs himself back up. “I’ve been asked many times:”Why would I deprive a young lady of the pleasure of myself? I answer: “Why should I make an adulteress of her?”

You can’t make this stuff up.