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Tim Blair



“Australia's finest blogger” - The Wall Street Journal “America's best political commentator” - Niall Cook



Published: 2004-12-13T02:12:35+10:00

 



SITE ABANDONED

2004-12-13T02:12:35+10:00

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OUR MEN IN THE WHITE HOUSE

2004-12-12T17:55:04+10:00

Great line from Iraq the Model's Omar, currently in Washington with his brother Mohammed: Yesterday I came to your country. Today, I met the President. Jeff Jarvis, a tireless and incredibly generous promoter of Middle Eastern bloggers, has more on...



MOORE RATIONAL, BY COMPARISON

2004-12-12T14:56:34+10:00

A thriving coalition of election denialists has emerged in the wake of George W. Bush's victory. Compare the paranoid howlings from these people to the calm reason of Michael Moore. If only all anti-Bush activists were as rational. (Via Rob...



REPUTATION INTACT

2004-12-12T03:21:06+10:00

Remember how Australia's international reputation was completely destroyed in 2001 by our no-messing-around response to illegal immigration? Here's a collection of typical views: Our reputation abroad has changed dramatically for the worst. Australia's track record in relation to asylum-seekers has...



CLEAN UP IN AISLE THREE

2004-12-12T03:10:21+10:00

The Guantanamo Bay nightmare gets worse and worse. Here's The Guardian's latest shocking report: Fresh allegations about a regime of torture and humiliation inflicted on detainees by their American captors atGuantánamoBayhave been made by a Briton still held there, according...



THEY KILLED HERBIE

2004-12-11T20:57:12+10:00

You bastards: Herbert M. Hazelkorn, of Glencoe, Illinois, left us on December 7, 2004, of a broken heart at the recent passing of his wife of 35 years, Bobby, exacerbated by a broken spirit arising from the results of the...



PUT THE MASS INTO CHRISTMAS

2004-12-11T17:38:33+10:00

Want to send a Christmas card to Michael Moore? Of course you do!...



BRAVO SILVIO

2004-12-11T15:57:13+10:00

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been cleared of corruption. I guess this qualifies him as an official James Wolcott Hero for our Time following Wolcott's celebration of George Galloway's legal win. About which lawyer Damian Penny writes: "Wolcott, by...



NAME THE BRAVE RISK-TAKING COWARDS

2004-12-11T14:20:20+10:00

Margo Kingston calls for nominations in the prestigiuo ... pretstigi ... important 2004 Webdiary Awards: 1. The most courageous Australian in 2004 2. The most cowardly Australian of 2004 3. The biggest Australian risk taker in 2004 4. The Australian...



HANDY HOUSEHOLD TIPS

2004-12-11T12:11:35+10:00

Jim Treacher, whose nation still believes in the outmoded and barbaric concept of "not allowing oneself to be killed by burglars", offers some useful advice to the besieged British: • Hit the intruder's fists, knees, elbows, and feet with your...



NUMBER REQUESTED

2004-12-11T02:20:18+10:00

Phillip Adams thinks he's being clever: There has to be a day of reckoning on this wretched war. And in that reckoning we need more information than a rollcall of dead Americans. After all the disinformation on Iraq, the surviving...



HOMESICKNESS AVERTED

2004-12-11T01:37:11+10:00

Accused South Australian Taliban fighter David Hicks, currently in US custody, claims he was beaten, injected with drugs, and invited to have sex with prostitutes. Congratulations, Guantanamo Bay officials, for making our boy feel right at home....



HAMART

2004-12-11T01:14:29+10:00

The same brilliant artist who gave us this now presents his latest work -- a celebration of Hamas: The privately funded exhibition, on the exterior of an office building off a busy Melbourne laneway, depicts the faces of four Palestinians...



NEW JESUSLAND RESIDENT

2004-12-10T14:39:18+10:00

Well, not quite. Antony Flew isn't suddenly a Christian; he has undergone something of a conversion, however: A British philosophy professor who has been a leading champion of atheism for more than a half-century has changed his mind. He now...



PREZ MEETS BLOGGERS

2004-12-10T13:53:06+10:00

Andrew Sullivan reports: The bad news is that Omar and Ali, the intrepid Iraqi bloggers, couldn't make our coffee date this afternoon. The good news is that they blew me off for the president of the United States. I think...