Sunday, August 21, 2005

It's Either Parris or Pie Blog

And this week it is this pie

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Objectively Pro Facsist Collaborating Trendy Middle-Class Journalist Stool Pigeons For Terror

I don't like to get all obsessive, but Harry's Place has hit a new low.

They have taken against a fairly unremarkable piece in the Guardian, where exiled Iraqi and former prisoner of Saddam, Haifa Zangana, argues that drawing up a constitution in a war torn country where basic security cannot be met is serving not the needs of Iraqis, rather the political whims of the principal occupying power. Furthermore, and this really gets the Keyboard Kommnados' goats, she argues that talk of women's rights in Iraq is an absurd discourse chewing on meaningless words when set against a lawless background and the silence of senior women Iraqi politicians on such issues as reported rape and abuse of women detainees by US soldiers.

Well, it's possible to disagree with her analysis, but that's not good enough for the Kommandos. Ho no. Remember, we're in If you're not with us, you're against us country here, and the small matter of the writer long being an opponent, indeed, victim of Saddam is expertly brushed aside in a torrent of invective which ends up... well, I won't spoil it for you. Read the comments. As a taster, though, savour this little beauty from Logan3:

One of the main reasons that Iraq still has power cuts is that more Iraqis than ever before now have TVs, satellite dishes, air conditioners, computers, mobile phones etc.


Monday, August 01, 2005

Sanctimonious Bollocks Watch

David T on Aslamgate:

One of the purposes of Harry's Place is to provide a forum, which is not always available in traditional letters or comments pages, for an extended dialogue with parts of the media which we regard generally with fondness rather than disdain. I acknowledge that this purpose may not always be apparent, it is nevertheless what motivates us to write.

Actually, David T is probably the best contributor at the Keyboard Warrior Left Hideout, which makes his occasional lurch into Harry and Brownie territory all the sadder.

The Guardian do need their collective arses kicking over this one, though. The world does not need, at this time, another victory for the sad bastard tendency, which is exactly what they have handed to Burgess et al. So, Rushbridger and co, repeat after me, We will not employ racist apologists for terror, we will not...

You have to laugh, though, at the high minded Mr Burgess's motivation for his obsessive interest in the Grauniad. Hell hath no fury than a blogging wannabe journalist scorned.