Friday, October 27, 2006

Predictable Mutt Update

"SHEIK Taj Aldin al-Hilali, the Muslim leader at the centre of a storm over comments blaming women for rape, will be giving no more sermons for several months at Lakemba mosque, senior Muslims say."

"But no further action is to be taken against Australia's top Muslim cleric. "
(Ya! Well done guys a firm stand for women everywhere..NOT)

As discussed yesterday, the civilised and intelligent have been overwhelmed by the hive mind. Sad but predictable. To those of you with daughters (or pieces of meat unless they meet the Mutt's view of fashion), feel better now?

At least, the usual red herring defence "He doesn't represent us" has been nullified by the limp wristed response (although we live in hope the silent majority, whose views and positions have been debased will say "enough is enough" these idiots don't deserve to be our public face).

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Woman's Rights under the Sheik

It’s amazing what you can turn up if you look under enough slimy rocks as was illustrated this week. A senior member of the hive mind aka “Sheik Taj Din al-Hilali” the alleged (by some) Australia's Muslim mufti (or mutt)said this week during his sermon that "If you take out uncovered meat and place it outside on the street, or in the garden or in the park, or in the backyard without a cover, and the cats come and eat it ... whose fault is it, the cats or the uncovered meat?

According to this dubious piece of humanity, women who don’t wear the hijab and cover up are just uncovered meat. The sheik said: "If she was in her room, in her home, in her hijab, no problem would have occurred." Here he is most likely referring to heap of recent gang rapes by some umwanted maggots of society.

This is the same person (and I use the term in its broadest sense) who last month criticized the Australian Government for saying a minority of migrant men mistreated their women….I would say the defence rests and its time to replace the slimy rock. There is a full arab recording of the speech but who wants to give this cretin more airplay. Personally, I hope Australia wakes up a deports this bag of trash back where he came from.

To be fair, a number of Muslim groups have come out and condemned the Mutt. It will be interesting to watch if moderate, reasoned and civilized Muslims are successful in having this blight removed from a position of authority or is so often the case, the hive mind manages to silence the reasonable and the intelligent in the Muslim community.

Still on bizarre comments (although anywhere near as revolting, just bizarre). Vice Prez Kalla was quoted as giving the government a score of 9 of 10 for performance so far. With 80 million people (at the most conservative estimate) living in poverty, the human rights activist murderer still free (despite the murder taking place on the National Airline), Endemic Corruption, (including the most base levels possible, involving children’s schoolbooks and disaster relief), any number of places of worship burnt with no criminal charges being brought, a tax and customs system so thoroughly inept and corrupt it beggars belief. If all this deserves a 9/10, then with a marking system like that it explains the plethora of Doctors and Professors we have in Government with no visible sign of improvement.

On the sports front, the Kiwi’s were beaten again in the Tri-Nations Rugby (in a perfect world the Shiek Mutt would be fronting up in the front row in the next match, see how long he remains “uncovered”). The next match is UK vs. Australia (friendly wager J?).
I have misplaced my sailing magazine so cannot find the number of the marina in Thailand to buy a yacht (Can anyone explain why Indonesia does not promote the sport and build viable marinas?)

Anyway I am off to retrace my steps incase I have knocked over a slimy rock…who knows what repulsive thing might be crawling out.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Heaven's Game

Unlike some who prefer the more "diving prima donnas" brand of football. I much prefer the man's brand of sport! None of the "Sissy boy, He called my mother a name, so I pushed him card crap here"!

Get in, get the ball and make ya mark sunshine!!

Anyway, the Kiwi's and their boring little Hacka have been sent packing ..see you next week guys..

I've got my scarf, got my old coat
I've got a footy game to go to
Footy's on footy's here again
Back to greet me like an old friend, and

That's the thing about
That's what I like about
That's the thing about
The thing about football

I'll meet a friend outside the ground
We'll argue over who's gonna win
He'll go for his team I for mine
We'll watch 'em slug it out, right to the end, and

Show me the crowd and I'll take my place
I'm hungry, I'm hungry for the taste of it, and

I got a long road to walk down
To catch a tram to my favourite ground
Use my legs, used my voice
Make some noise support the boys, and

That's what football means to me
That's how I like my footy to be!

For those of you who are interested in the Tri Nations score.. (the game they play in heaven, waiting for the Australian Rules Season to start)

Australia opened their Tri-Nations account with a 30-18 victory over New Zealand in Auckland over the weekend.

Monday, October 16, 2006


Some people were suprised at the Pope's comments and the fact SBY did not win the Nobel peace prize and others were not...

"GUNMEN on a motorcycle shot dead a Christian minister in Palu, the capital of religiously-divided Central Sulawesi province, residents said today.

Reverend Irianto Kongkoli, 40, was shot in the head and died on the spot, they said.

The reverend, who is also the secretary of the Central Sulawesi Communion of Churches, was shot as he and his wife were shopping in south Palu.

Police were not immediately available for comment. "

Of course, it may have been a business dispute because it is after all the Holy Month..

And..its is now 15 days since we have seen the sun, the whole family is sick and haze keeps coming!

Sunday, October 15, 2006


Speaking of the leaders this nation endures (see previous post). This link provides a very good video of the Lapindo mud disaster. You remember Lapindo, the company that was sold by the brothers Grimm for $2.00 AFTER the disaster.


Interesting comment by the younger Grim recently (para phrased) "that it would not be fair that other parts of the Grim conglomerate be held responsible for the Lapindo disaster" (If you want the whole thing grab a copy of "Tempo")

Sorry little guy.. What would not be fair is if rich, unethical bastards still enjoy vast riches when thousands of people have been left homeless and vast areas of the environment have been destroyed!

Still, they would not let that happen as they are fine, upstanding members of the community...

Droughts and Pestilence

"I believe in God, I just call it nature"

Global Warming? ! I have lot of trouble with the bumpf and bang with a lot of the claims, i.e. “Water World” is coming. However one thing is for sure, the world driest continent, Australia is suffering its worst drought in 100 years!

Interestingly, Australian Agriculture accounts for 65% to 75% (figures vary according to source) of all water usage. Despite what some say, the poor maligned and gouged urban dweller is not the major culprit in water usage. In fact, urban usage accounts for less than 10% of water usage. Even if all the so called water saving schemes were successful, the best you could hope for would be a 3% reduction in water usage (bit like wind power, makes you feel good but contributes sweet FA to the solution...

Of course, one has to seriously question the logic of growing water intensive crops like cotton and rice on the driest continent in the world. To add to the current distress brought on by the drought, many areas of Australia are besieged by Bushfires (or wildfires as they say in the US).

So what does this have to do with Indonesia you say? Well I admit the link is tenuous its telling that Indonesia. Large parts of which is awash (excuse the pun) with water pays no attention to this valuable resource. The opportunity to a become the regional food producer is just begging and with such a large rural population, the mission could not possibly be classed as too difficult or out of reach.

Despite the protests of good economic performance! It is simply a disgrace that Indonesia is a net importer of basic food staples such as rice and corn. Trips to Mecca on the government dollar or gratuitous trips across the world bleating what a great place to invest Indonesia is will not rectify the fundamental inadequate government planning and “the nose in trough” attitude of most politicians.

It is blight on all politicians that a resource rich country like Indonesia has so many people in poverty when cash rich countries like Australia are just begging for solutions to their own problems.

Some interesting (disturbing) facts, Indonesia imports:

a. Rice;
b. Corn:
c. Oil: and
d. Coal.

Not because she does not have sufficient but due to sheer ineptitude by those who are supposed to be leading the nation.

(I will add some pictures later, for some reason they won't load today)

Saturday, October 14, 2006

The Corby Family Tree

Schapelle Corby's half brother James Kisina is facing charges over a violent home invasion, where two drug dealers were bashed and robbed.

"Kisina has claimed the robbery was an attempt to assist his sister's case, and he was there in an attempt to see if they had any information whatsoever, being drug dealers, which could assist his sister's case"..

uh uh...and you robbed them for expense money...Gotta love Genetics!!

Gee thanks bro...

OOPS, there are probably more than the odd one or two aussies thinking "maybe we were a bit harsh on the Indonesian Justice System".

Its tough to retreat once you have slandered a race/nation/section of humanity as many have learned this week.

Thursday, October 12, 2006


I am angry today !!!!...No bugger it make that seriously pissed off!!

Our quaint, normally clean, little town is completely shrouded in ash and smoke courtesy of those thieving, pillaging, robbing swine and I do mean SWINE burning off the last remaining jungle in Indonesia. Headlights required at 9 am in the morning and virtually impossible to breathe without a mask.

I read recently in the IHT (look for your own reference, I can't be bothered)that Borneo is down to its last 20% of jungle not bad for 20 years work. Do spare me the crap it is little local farmers burning off! The world's heritage being destroyed to fill the pockets of SWINE living far away in that other evironmental disaster, the city where the rivers run black (more commonly known as Jakarta) and elsewhere.

Meanwhile check out what according to UNSPUN this PILLAR OF SOCIETY AND INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVE had to say

Gee, and some of us are so focused on what "BULES" do and don't do. I would not get too worried guys. The place won't be fit for for man nor beast soon and the Bule's will/can leave. Of course, those that have to stay and live in the cess pool (and it won't be the rich bastards who had destoyed your/our heritage), may rue the day they were so focused on the inane and irrelevant.

Anyone of you want to help out with a word that equals contempt x a gazillion...?

Wednesday, October 11, 2006


Still on the utter bastards theme..

The stupid comment of the week award by a public (?) authority goes to General Sondhi Boonyaratkalin in Thailand who said "martial law was not harming anyone and that lifting it would make it difficult to resolve problems"

It was a tough fight for top position in Thailand with Prime Minister (???) Surayud Chulanont pushing hard with his statement "We value the freedom of people and civil liberties,"

Of course, One amusing little story (in dark sort of way) that did come out of this was a farmer who when asked if he supported the ousted ELECTED government. Said "yes I do" asked if he was going to protest said "I don't support him that much, I have crops to plant and its harder to do from gaol"

Of course, some say the coup has the support of the people, then why martial law?

Fact is coups are never good for democracy, and Thailand should know it's had 18 in recent history.

Please note: I have excluded the local blog world from stupid comments this week ..way too many entries!!!

Oh and the girl in the win the "stupid tourist" award

Monday, October 09, 2006


Its now official, this week is UTTER BASTARDS week. North Korea decided to set off a nuclear bomb today in another "great leap forward" for mankind. Thanks Kim, you moron! Oh and for the guys in the photo "up yours too"

I did love this letter to the editor on the subject though,
"The UN will send yet another stongly worded but totally ineffective memo, and sit down and watch the refugees in Darfur starve, while the Europeans will suggest the only action is appease North Korea, The outcome, is that North Korea will soon be exporting WMD to willing buyers because that is the only way they can get cash. ."

Sounds about right, by the way how do you rate starving refugees...say in comparison with..

Those pesky cartoonists have riled the constantly annoyed again, so I have decided to thrown one in myself. Serious you are allowed to smile once in a lifetime.

Its only Monday and it looks to win the only way the utter bastards register can be topped is if Lapindo wins the contract to build the Nuclear Power Plant in Java..(You know the place with the volcanos)

Sunday, October 08, 2006


The world is full of utter utter bastards!!

I have been away again up country in Java, where apparently according to Xenophobes and their ilk, Indonesian women "with a dark complexion, buck teeth, and a high forehead typically found among remote mountain villagers".
I guess (and thank my upbringing for that) that Thang and I see things differently.

Fortunately he/she/it has been brought to task on a number of blogs after his latest ill considered and racist rants. Who is this person (organisation?)anyway? I doubt the name is fooling many. Sad that the "Thangs" contribute to the often deep and ingrained prejudices already creating so many problems in this country.

On the subject of people avoiding their responsibilities, every so often I get into an argument with some as a defender of capitalism and the sustainable exploitation of resources (hey its my thing). Trouble is every so often people and companies make a complete fool out of me and my defence!

The International Tribune reports that as the Lapindo Mud Flow liabilities have increased (13000 people evacuated, eight villages destroyed, etc, etc) PT Lapindo has been sold for $2.00 to an "offshore" company owned by the brothers Grimm. Gee, perhaps the company was sold to facilitate compensation payments....ho ho ho.

Meanwhile Company Spokesman Yunawati Teryana said it was too early to conclude that Lapindo acted negligently and it might have been a natural mud eruption...(yep and maybe tax payers won't end up paying and maybe pigs might fly).

******UPDATE,Green Indonesia --I have just noticed that GI has a more in-depth analysis here

I was always taught that the best way to check it what you are doing is ethical is to pretend that you had to explain what you doing (honestly) to your children. If you could not do that without being ashamed then it’s not ethical.

I am guessing there would be many severely traumatized kids around after finding out the truth about their dad and what he does for a living.

To keep us on the irresponsible and utter bastards theme, you might want to check on latest contribution to the environment in which we all must live...



Thursday, October 05, 2006


Recently some inane, third-rate news (?) current affairs programn in Australia sent reporters to Papua to search for Cannibals (on tourist visas as well, but thats another story).

Well I don't know about deepest darkest Papua but its happening right here in my home (see photo). Of course this is just one of the smaller thugs, his big brother hangs out in my shower recess, which explains the somewhat unsettling sight of me showering in the front yard under the hose (He scares me, its like showering with a Komodo). This front yard showering gave rise to the common term "Bule Gila Masuk Kampung" (Crazy white fella enters the village).

On a related issue, I am busy fighting a rear guard action to protect a 1 meter Montier Lizard (Ralf) who has taken up residence in the drain at the front of the house. Virtually every day, someone is trying to beat it with sticks and or stone it to death (itu gigit mister..that will bite you mister). All commonsense pleas that he will reduce the rats and mice that plaque the streets (not to mention snakes) seem to fall on deaf ears although Ralf has figured out he is safe in our yard, so maybe there is some hope yet.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Class -- you have it or you don't

"Damn, I hate it when I lose invitations"

Just finished reading an cool article on the recent marriage of Danny and Lulu (Danny's Grand Father being none other than the "too ill too attend court" former President Suharto). The wedding soon put paid to those detractors who say the Cendana Family has lost the common touch.

What a wedding party it must have been as well, no subtle, under done bash for this family. According to "Tempo" they even had souvenir roses for the guests. Now these were no ordinary roses, with the rose bud being consructed out of five 10,000Rp bills (for the red colour) with leaves constructed out of 20,000Rp notes.

Local celeb Connie Sutedja gushed "I got three" (aint she a sweetheart). Other note worthy (don't confuse note worthy with praise worthy) guests included Minister for Religious Affairs Maftuh Basyuni, with a total guest list of 5000. Other cutesy items included tulips and imported casablanca lilies (whatever they are?). Rumoured cost of the flowers would exceed two billion Rp (seems a bit much).

Never one to scrape in the mist of poverty, the family lashed out with the food getting the Grand Hyatt to provide Salmon and Beef etc..Not sure what presents were presented, I certainly hope one was a book on class vs crass.

and the loons reckon a tree is bad for society

Well thats all from me, I feel the need to vomit and look up the Indonesian word for no-shame (gotta keep those studies going).

Tuesday, October 03, 2006


One thing about Indonesia is the seemingly endless number of groups jousting to inflict their own twisted vision of virtue upon us. "Persis" or the United Islam Youth hacked to pieces a 100 year old Banyan Tree located near the Harmoni Bus Center in Jakarta. Apparently the infidel tree had the potential to "corrupt religious and moral faith" according to group spokesman Zenal Arfin Abu Dhiya.

As could be imagined a 100 year old Banyan Tree is fairly significant piece of nature and took some time to be ravaged by Zenal and his little helpers, there is no word on where the police were during this time.

The Banyon tree joins other such notables as dutch cartoonists, the pope and centuries old statues in Afghanistan to raise the ire of the hive mind.

However, there is a very strong connection between Zenal and the Banyan Tree one gave the community oxygen all of its life the other stole it.

I am not a big believer in the Earth Mother thing but tonight I might just offer up a pagan prayer for justice. It is often heard that the media protrays Islam in a negative fashion, with groups like Persis around perhaps its time to stop blaming the media and stop the lunatic fringe groups hijacking the name of Islam.

Meanwhile beware the Earth Mother, she can be a mean bitch!!! and if there is a Judgement day is should be interesting when the best thing one can offer up as a life's work is "Well I did hack a tree down that took you 100 years to create"

More India stuff, did I say say lots of people!! The picture was a result of asking the local taxi and asking where is the ATM. This is the view after I alighted from the taxi.

200m to the ATM.. 55mins to get there..It was against the flow..

As I said amazing place......

Monday, October 02, 2006

India and da thang

Hi All, back and I can still confirm if you must fly then the Singapore Girls are still a good way to go as opposed to the Mangy Roo (QANTAS). Our trip involved a dash of Singapore, lashings of India and sprinkling of places in between. Thailand was on the agenda but I kinda like supporting those countries that at least have make the attempt at giving the people a choice in government, so Thailand was skipped. Anyone want to comment on why such muted commentary in Indonesia on the coup?

Unfortunately in all the travels, no sightings of our blogger friend
Friskodude who seems to have fallen off the planet he loves so much.

As one who has been know to give a bit of stick to Indonesian Officialdom from time to time, I have to confess that our local Customs and Immigration guys leave the Indian counterparts choking in their dust. It was actually a pleasure to come back to officials neat and tidy in their uniforms and at least displaying some interest in what they do. Just goes to show (as some people have been telling me, everything is relative).

It was also encouraging to see that India has an active environmental program (pictured, writing on the bus says " World's largest eco friendly CNG bus service) although from the limited time in country it would appear like Indonesia it consists of more words than action. One critical point was in all the major cities visited, air quality was much much cleaner than Jakarta. This is not doubt due to the widespread use of CNG on public transport large and small. India also has far smaller population of those smog spewing, two stroke motor cycles that clog Jakarta’s city streets in the absence of a viable and safe public transport system.

People…what can I say…I have never seen so many people in one place trying to occupy the same square meter of space. All in all a very interesting trip.

While I have been away, I see Da Thang has been spewing forth his anti-western bile again. You would think someone who declares himself a Jakarta-based columnist would have plenty to write about in Jakarta rather than 60 year old stories from Australia and how America treats her pets. He does claim to be a writer (I use the term loosely, writer perhaps, a reseacher not) for hire though, it would be interesting to see who is paying for the stories as the anti-western seems to spew forth everytime the Indonesian Government comes under international pressure for some reason or other.

Thanks to Jakartass for the mention whilst I was away. I was a bit sneaky dropping by for a pop shot and the running away again..grin..I am not yet back full time but hope to resume normal blogging within the next week or so…