Tags: whaling ships

22 May 2007, Comments Off on It’s different when you’re born to rule

It’s different when you’re born to rule

Author: Helen

I remember – hell, this is so going to show my age – the Labor “It’s Time” ad campaign. I remember the Liberal response to it, too – a little cartoon man, the naive prospective Labor voter, being lectured by one of his betters on the disastrous events in store for him if he does. “And,” the voiceover intoned, “Once they get in, they’ll change the system, and then you’ll never get them out!”

Which is pretty much what the Liberals are trying to do with their new Orwellian Electoral Integrity Act.

In the same spirit of “it’s OK when we do it, but not when they do”, the government has also been criticising the Ruddster’s declared intention to intercept whaling ships in Australian waters (“Piracy!” thundered Malcolm Turnbull), while conveniently forgetting that they initiated the “Border Control bill” in 1999-2000 to allow themselves to patrol the northern waters, intercept and board ships deemed to be carrying asylum seekers or just illegal fishermen.

Of course, the Libs pick their battles. It would take guts to go head to head with the Japanese government and “scientific” whalers, instead of eighteen-year-olds and Indonesian fishermen or refugees.
 
 
 
Crossposted at Road to Surfdom

19 Sep 2006, Comments Off on Ahoy, avast, ye swabs!

Ahoy, avast, ye swabs!

Author: Helen

Aaargh! Oi have just been reminded that today is Talk like a Pirate day!

Oi am not going to post an update on the Vivisector, ye scurvy dogs, cos it would be bloody difficult to do it it Poirate speak, ah-haargh. Me hearties.

Instead, oi’ll do what Cap’n Tigtog tole me ‘n post a link to my favourite poirate adventurerrrrs!!
This is the picture on Wikipedia showing the FW tied up at Melbourne Docklands last month.

Farrley Mowat be tied up in Melbourne dock for quoite a whoile, me lads, and me and the little swabsboyos got taken for a tourrr around it, aargh! It’s all black and it does fly the Jolly Roger, mateys, it’s a way cool poirate ship. Boys be planning to run away to sea, now.

They reallly do scuttle those scurvy dogs of Japanese whaling ships, me hearties, but they be careful to do it when noone is on board, aargh. Cos they’re noice poirates. Aaargh.