and this doesn't strike you as odd?

Friday, August 18, 2006

victory; n. subst - a word of doubtful meaning...

Just when I was almost beginning to believe I really was anti-semitic and simply had it in for Israel, my self-belief is restored by that nice Mr Nasrullah opening his big fat gob and informing us that he and Hezbollah (spell it your favourite way, 'hesbullah', 'hisbollocks', 'horrible deaths for civilains' - it all reads the same from where I'm sitting, which, thankfully, is nowhere near the nutters) have scored a big fat 'victory'. You can't satirise that, so I won't try.

After several bad weeks for Israeli PR featuring the unfortunate murder of children (not sure how that happened) helpful comments by Israeli generals (shoulda got out of the war zone) and misunderstood policy (bomb that ambulance just in case) their stock rises every time Mr N speaks. Perhaps we could persuade both sides that the way to win whatever war they think they are in (presumably 'war for national survival while surrounded by loony foes' on one side and 'war to wipe out those murdering bastards who keep bombing our civilians' on the other) is to lie low, keep quiet and hope the world forgets just how rabid we all are. Another side effect of this radical policy would be that no innocent people get killed, spend their lives in bomb shelters etc. On second thoughts, perhaps we should keep quiet about that bit - not going to prove popular with either bunch of penis-waving warmongers; no matter how happy it would make those no longer being blown to buggery for no obvious reason.

Anyway, the boys in blue hats are there so all will be well. Sending the Bangladeshis for their usual stint of minefield clearing, giving the Ukrainians a load of sandbags to fortify command posts only to find they've sold them (happened in former Yugoslavia), Brits getting arrrested by local police in shakedowns for their choicer pieces of equipment - just the usual day-to-day fun and games for wearers of the blue helmet.

And while we're on the subject of bad PR, maybe Maureen Lipman might like to consider keeping her fat gob shut as well rather than vomiting some rather unpleasant opinions. She intimated that while she was shocked by the number of deaths, what did people expect Israel to do? ('Try acting like a mature democracy and not go around wreaking vengeance on a bunch of people who had nothing to do with Hezbollah', would be a start.)

And my admiration goes out to Miriam Margolyes who rebuked British Jews for being so biased as to ignore the murderous policy adopted in Lebanon and urged them to join the rest of the world's condemnation. It's not everyone who takes the easy way out and cries 'anti-semite' at the first whiff of criticism.


  • At 12:34 PM, Blogger Phemisaurus Terribilis said…

    Ahem, you have been tracked down by the unofficial feminist blogosphere post-enforcement unit. Basically, you need to start writing some pro-feminist posts pronto - or else.

  • At 12:31 AM, Blogger simply wondered said…

    Hello, phem! (ms terribilis) I have visited your site previously, (tho don't believe I have posted) and my respect to you in all your saurian (saurienne???) glory. a few points for the UFBPEU:
    1) get a snappier acronym whydontcha! if the organisation were run by men it would definitely have better marketing. would also be riven by internal dissention and generally shite, but you can't have everything.
    2)still working out what a male who considers he may be a feminist should do and whether he is even allowed to use the hallowed title lest he be mocked as a 'unicorn'
    3)haven't you realised that nobody ever visits this site? it is the bloglobe (don't like term blogosphere) equivalent of West Allotment (a place so obscure not even the road goes there any more). glad you've come, though even if only to demand the protection money as 'twere; it has become rather lonely now that witchy doesn't visit any more. too busy writing a real site with proper feminist opinions, debate and pictures (and people actually reading it!!!). well I don't need her or you; I can sit here screaming at the void and listening to the sound of my own rant as it echoes around the canyons of my hard drive.
    4)what are you going to do anyway? write comments and make people who stumble here by chance think someone reads this crap? tell potential visitors not to come as it's pants. I just hope your roar carries a looooong way. When you got nothin, you got nothin to lose.
    5) I'll try and come up with something feminist. how about that? but then all the picky people will descend to tell me I'm too anti-porn and denying freedom of sexual expression or too pro-porn and disempowering women everywhere or soem other solecism I didn't even know about. It's so much easier just to witter about stuff or get so worked up about Lebanon that I don't care what anyone says.
    6) I will be taking the piss out of the Tories again soon - will that do?
    Thanks for coming and fostering the illusion, albeit briefly, that I am not alone; I mean you have cartoons on your blog and everything. It's like the grown-ups are checking I'm alright and haven't crawled off on my own.

  • At 11:07 PM, Blogger Phemisaurus Terribilis said…

    That's Phemi to you, OK. Alone? Come, come, now. Leave a trail of comments across the bloglobe and eh presto, muchos blogging amigos.

  • At 4:59 AM, Blogger witchy-woo said…

    And i do visit and read so stoppit.

  • At 10:40 PM, Blogger simply wondered said…

    just when I thought you didn't care any more, Witchers. My life has regained its (admittedly illusory) sense of purpose.


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