2014.11.25 No Cuts to the ABC

Although corruption takes place in private, it is a public concern.

Show Notes


RIP 'Big Bank' Hank (57), cancer. (Sugar Hill Gang inter alia) www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKTUAESacQM http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/nov/12/sugarhill-gang-rapper-big-bank-hank-dies-aged-57 http://www.avclub.com/article/rip-big-bank-hank-sugarhill-gang-211753

RIP Marion Barry (78), cardiac arrest, known drug fiend, just sayin'.

RIP Viktor Vasilyevich Tikhonov (June 4, 1930 - November 24, 2014), Soviet ice hockey player and coach.

RIP Human decency

RIP Any meaningful coverage of women's sport on television, except the netball, thanks Rupert

RIP 100 IS "fighters", thanks to the RAAF.

Nabil Na'eem (not dead yet)_ (sometimes referred to as the 'father of modern jihad', leader of Egyptian Islamic Jihad, spent 1991-2011 in gaol in Egypt) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nabil_Na'eem

This is a long interview with Nabil Na'eem from Al Mayadeen TV (Lebanon): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEuJ5v3AbJg Transcript: http://www.syrianews.cc/isis-the-bombshell-interview-to-impeach-obama/

"Nusra Front fighters are 10,000 and ISIS fighters are another 10,000, all 20,000 fighters using American weapons, and Obama claims after 2 years he discovers his (American) weapons are leaked to them?! Are you thinking we are fools?"

Oh ... and lots of references to this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ACleanBreak:ANewStrategyforSecuringthe_Realm

And this arsehole, the guy who conveniently provided fake evidence about Saddam's chemical and bio weapons: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahmed_Chalabi

Orwell: "As I write, highly civilized human beings are flying overhead, trying to kill me"

RIP Any sense of public outrage at barefaced lying by politicians, who then lie about having lied.

Orwell: "All political thinking for years past has been vitiated in the same way. People can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes, and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome."

Orwell: "Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind."


MH370 + MH17 http://www.smh.com.au/world/full-transcript-emirates-chief-sir-tim-clark-on-mh17-and-mh370-20141121-11rc70.html

PMs of Oz

Number 5: Andrew Fisher. No nickname nor record of his cricketing prowess found. The verdict: 9/10. Star performer.

Crime and Punishment

Chapter 6: Superstition, justification and compassion - almost action.

The Game

Looks like Margaret Cunneen is going down.


We shoot domestic violence offenders, somewhat summarily.

Queensland - Australia's Missouri.

The Feds


Lambie https://twitter.com/MattCunningham4/status/536125597521821696/photo/1

We're Better Than This http://wbttaus.org


Ferguson, Missouri

Pirates in international waters "CMF is a unique multi-national naval coalition, dedicated to promoting security and prosperity across 2.5 million square miles of international waters in the Middle East. CMF's main focus areas are defeating terrorism, preventing piracy, reducing illegal activities, and promoting a safe maritime environment." http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2014/nov/21/australian-navy-150m-heroin-patrol-indian-ocean http://combinedmaritimeforces.com/2014/11/20/combined-maritime-forces-ship-swoops-in-on-narcotics-smugglers/#more-4418

General Interest

Tosspot Tony: Minister for Women? Girl, pulleeze!

Chris Pyne doesn't get the point that although corruption takes place in private, it is a public concern. Perhaps he just doesn't see a problem with giving personal gifts to sitting politicians.

Pyne also seems to miss an understanding of the separation of powers doctrine.

Pyne also has a petition going to save ABC TV production in SA. Funny.

Generation X is sick of your bullshit. http://gizmodo.com/5851062/generation-x-is-sick-of-your-bullshit

Three is the magic number http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xevu75schoolhouse-rock-three-is-a-magic-npeople


Phil Hughes, obviously



Wallabies suck, so do the Socceroos. Discuss.

Mike Mulvey sacked 6 games after winning the whole damn thing.

Our man at the cricket, Harry Halibut.


Murray 'Cleveland' Steamers Adelaide 'Viagra' Endurance

(and so on and on and on)

Rise up, commentariat ...

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