31 Jul 2009
I like Judge Peter McClellan, I really do. He seems to have his commonsense button switched "On", plus a fully-functioning BS Detector. I love, how I love his phrasing - "a disgraceful individual". I wonder what his tone was as he pronounced it? Oh to have been a fly on the wall of that courtroom when that peroration was delivered.
Given that this is a judge of the supreme court, it seems to me that any further appeal by Mr Trad is likely to be shot down in flames.
Of course, what needs to happen now is for the reporter and editor at The Australian to do a little quiet lurking at this and at other sites such as jihadwatch, or pick up a book or two by the likes of Nonie Darwish and Robert Spencer and Andrew Bostom, so as to discover that every one of the repugnant attitudes manifestly held and expressed by Mr Trad (e.g. misogyny, homophobia, antisemitism) and so ably enumerated and condemned by the Judge, are the fruit of mainstream Quran-Sira-Hadith Islam. That there are millions upon millions of Keysar Trads (and worse) out there.
31 Jul 2009
The Fatal Sharia
Or: Alfred The Great Yodeller
Or: Don't Trad On Me
Or: The Pickelhaube In Mitteleuropa
Or: Bitte Dregs
Or: I Don't Know What The Term For It Is In Australian
Or: "She Got The Mine; I Got The Shaft"
Or: Shutting Up The Von Trapp Family
Or: It's The House Of Hanover, Hans Down
Or: Don't Offgepisse Ruth R. Wisse
Hang der Keysar!
Hah-hah. Und you Saxons sink zat ve haff no zense of humour. I vill grant zat you Tommies, havink kicked meinen Imperial ambitions into eine cocked Pickelhaube* in vot became known as der First Vorld Var, haff demonstrated courage matched only by your legendary Britisher reserve, untenstatement und Please-und -Tank-You politeness - zat ist to say, Lions led by donkey chain. Getten Sie it?!?
Und speakink of chains, ve vere chained nicht to ze corpse of Australia, but Austria.
Vielen Dank to Johann M. Joyce for ze goot verds earlier. Dey might help me getten out of here (I vould love to get a chance to haunt die Arc de Triomphe); dat, und apologies fur mein post-var anti-Semitism. I vill ask Mercury to send a bouquet of blumen (I fear beink jilted because, due to ze heat down here, zey vill probably be vilted) to Ruth who boxed Henry Louis Gates soundly about ze ears mit die "sweet science" by givink him der alte Wisse[n] Schaft.
-Sigh - It's hell beink in Hell. I don't suppose I vill be gettink any letters of recommendation down here from Herr Fitzgerald, who defended ze actions of Italians during ze Second Vorld Var, vhile he setz high up on ein hilltop like a lonely Goethe, borne up Vesuvius by "brawny Neopolitan youths" mitout ze sound of "Funiculi, Funicula." Und speaking auf awful noises, I must deliver some brickbats to shutten ze trap of der Alfred Jodl yodel**.
By der vey, Frederick ze Great vants you to know zat he vas only kiddink ven he sprach about inviting in ze Musselmen.
- Cousin Villy
* See also the common heritage of Hengest, Horsa and Hogan:
** From Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Old Goats Club Band:
[I apologize to JMJ for not leaving Cousin Willy out of this, but how are you going to keep the good House of Hanover down in hell once they've seen gay Paree?]