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Why the Andrew Bolt guilty verdict is a victory for free speech

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Thursday, September 29, 2011,
Oh joy! Joy and cat dancing! The racist hate mongering trollumnist Andrew Bolt has been silenced at last!

This is wonderful thing for democracy, fellow travellers. (And by that I mean authentic democracy, not the shamocracy endorsed by conservatives.)

But of course you all know that. To say so is practically preaching to the converted (but not in a Christian way, of course).

Needless to say, Bolt sees the guilty verdict as something sinister. In his usual eeevil and highly emotive way, he frames...
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Do not rush to judge Ibrahim Siddiq-Conlon and Sharia4Australia

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Thursday, January 20, 2011,
Why am I not surprised at the appalling Andrew Bolt's bellicose reaction to sharia advocate Ibrahim Siddiq-Conlon's mildly provocative statements regarding his desire to have the law changed in Australia.

The bilious blowhard accuses him of being 'troubled" and "angry", then goes on to say: "The guy clearly is someone with an ego that’s outsized in comparison to his real worth, and is getting off on the attention."

Talk about the pot calling the kettle black! (And I don't mean that in a racis...
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Forgive the looters in the Brisbane floods

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Saturday, January 15, 2011,
It's hardly surprising that amid the destruction caused by the floods in Brisbane, some people are taking matters into their own hands and relieving unattended shops of some necessities.

Predictably, moral absolutists condemn this behaviour, calling these people "low-lifes". But thankfully there is some sensible and compassionate commentary in the blogosphere such as this offered by fellow traveller Jeremy Sear.

I guess what sticks in people’s craw is the sense that looting is kicking someo...
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The appalling Paul Sheehan's latest racist rant!

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Monday, January 3, 2011,
Fellow travellers, it must be remembered that Andrew Bolt, Tim Blair, Piers Akerman and Miranda Devine aren't the only reactionary, conservative columnists in the Australian media. Don't forget Paul Sheehan as well. The fact that he is still employed by our fellow travellers at Fairfax is one of life's enduring mysteries. I mean, they did manage to get rid of the (not very) Devine Miss Miranda, who's now peddling her hatred at that revolting News Ltd tabloid that simply doesn't bear mentionin...
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Chris Caswell, that poor goldfish, and animal rights

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Sunday, December 26, 2010,
Fellow travellers, as you well know I care deeply about the welfare of animals - or as I call them, non-human people. That's why I have been both saddened and ultimately heartened by this story about a tropical fish swallowed whole by an appalling Brit called Chris Caswell. Not only was the poor gilled being treated barbarically by the hoon, but the journalist who reported the story couldn't even decide on its classification.

I mean, the article linked above refers to it as alternatively a gup...
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Assange's accusers, their lawyer, the CIA and the truth

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Sunday, December 26, 2010,
Fellow travellers, if there was any doubt that the sex crime accusations against the heroic Julian Assange are false, there certainly isn't now.

You see, Assange's accusers' Swedish lawyer has now officially denied that there is any CIA involvement in the case. He says his clients are not pawns; they've had their "sexual integrity" violated. Now, we know from many previous cases involving that sinister organ of the AmeriKKKan Empire (and others like it) that whenever those representing the su...
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Kyle and club owners start "nanna state" witch hunt for Clover Moore

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Sunday, November 21, 2010,
The appalling Kyle Sandilands has declared war on beloved Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore, claiming that she is trying to destroy the city's nightlife with her anti-capitalist policies. Note the various forms of hate speech in his on air rant about Ms Moore.

''I'll get rid of that woman, you watch. Eighty-year-old woman trying to run the town. Go to the retirement village, you old clown,'' Sandilands said on his program.

As well as the obvious sexism, note the appalling ageism in this disturb...
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Conservative "cave man" conspiracy!

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Friday, November 6, 2009,
Fellow travellers, I'm sure that you are all sick and tired of climate change deniers insisting that those determined to stop the impending global catastrophe actually want to take humanity "back to the Stone Age" and "make us all cavemen". This is a contemptible and utterly false accusation! (But even if it weren't, what would be wrong with living more in harmony with nature, like our distant ancestors did?)

In any case, the many reich-wingers in the media and politics never miss a chance to ...
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