Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Indonesian Virus?

It never ceases to amaze the Stump that even in the cosmopolitan (?) heart of Jakarta, the local populace has this filthy but seemingly irresistible need to share their latest virus with you, coughing all over fellow travellers and hawking up grab gobs of pus and flem in the street. Guys, it’s not exactly a mind bending concept to show some consideration to others!

Speaking of the spreading of viruses, the Stump and the female colleague were accosted in the Pondok Indah Mall (It’s an amusement to come and watch the Kaya Baru..Newly Rich flaunt themselves) when we were accosted by Indonesia’s version of the three witches.

Where are you from?

Where do you live?

Etc etc ..until our colleague was hit with the usual highly personal but inevitable ..

What religion are you?

Upon being told the answer followed the outrageous..

Why are you not wearing the Jilbab ??

To the Stump’s eternal pleasure and outright laughter..

Colleague replied
“Because I am an Indonesian with adat (customs/traditions) not an Arab Pembantu (Maid/Servant)”

Unfortunately any pretence of civil conversation kinda declined thereafter. Where the @@@@ do these morons get the idea they have right to pry and push into others lives??

Still, after recently reviewing an old picture book of traditional Jakarta and Indonesia, one can certainly see where the current virus has certainly ripped the heart from Indonesian traditional dress and mores and replaced it with the drab and colourless dress of distant and irrelevant desert tribes. Funny you would think the vibrancy of colours and traditions would have meant the smothering of a culture would have gone the other way but there you have it. I guess the question, is will the patient ever recover and reclaim her identity? Prognosis does not seem good.

None So Blind

On other matters, did anyone notice the safe return of the Maid from Palestine, who was not paid for five years and made to work in appalling conditions? Yet, a large section of the Indonesian population still honestly believes that these people consider them equals. Does the term “Untermensch” ring any bells people?

A Timely Intervention

The Stump owes Desi Anwar and Jakartass a vote of thanks for adding yet another emotion evoked when the name Elvis is mentioned. Although in this case, the emotion is not one associated with Music but rather the need to burst out with a grand,gut wrenching belly laugh. Seems our local Elvis the plonker has decided that clocks lead to ruination of youth! Check this quote out.."Usually, around 300,000 people gather at the clock every New Year's Eve to witness the clock strike 12, marking the change of year. Youngsters express their happiness by hugging their mates, and even kissing"... Ah those fiends, those children of the corn!

As scary as it may be to get into the minds of dodos of this magnitude, one can only assume, Elvis the galah has decided the Clock Tower in Bukittinggi (High Hill?) Central Square was a ring leader in leading the local populace away from the ranting of the resident joy Nazis. Therefore, on New Year’s Eve and Valentine’s Day the clock face was draped in a monumental version of the Chadar.

Mmmm, the Stump wonders how far is from clock faces giving offence and the Taliban blowing up statues thousands of years old and world heritage listed. Certainly the debased logic (?) seems linked..It’s enough to make the original Elvis turn to drugs and binge eating! You really have to follow the links, read this and laugh (although if you are Indonesian, cry might be a more understandable option).
Stay tuned for the next piece of lunacy..the pace is picking up

Thursday, January 22, 2009


The overfed, under smart galah who demonstrated how far evolution can regress in a generation by his behaviour to an American President recent news conference in Iraq has requested Political Asylum in Switzerland.

Trivia Pursuit Question Number 1..
What is the home address of the last person who threw a shoe at President Saddam.....?


Answer ...Sorry, trick Question..dead people don’t have addresses.

Via his lawyer (?), the poor little zipperhead has complained “ I am at the mercy of all manner of extremists,'' the lawyer said, adding: "He can no longer work as a journalist without suffering terrible pressure... his life can become hell in his country.'' (The Stump bets zipperhead and the Kurds could just swap hardship stories..not!).

In that breathtaking hypocrisy that lives and breathes in that region, we may recall that The zipperheads action “was hailed across the Arab world as an ideal parting gift to a president widely unpopular in the region.” And yet he seeks Asylum in Switzerland..

Gee, wonder why not Saudi Arabia, Syria? Wonderful warm countries all well known for their tolerance to journalist critics. Like so many of the frauds and losers all too quick to moan about the evil west..but wave a free pass and get killed in the rush.
Well the Stump hopes the clock and chocolate makers of Switzerland will forgive the Stump if we presume a response on their behalf...

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

This is not a Obama Picture

Aggh! New computer and new virus thingy me bob and now the Stump cannot post pictures...stinking technology..

Still they say a picture is worth a thousand words...

"A thousand words"

Bugger it ..didn't work!!

Oh Well... Meanwhile is it just the Stump??? Or is this Obama Rama more than a little scary! Why is the Stump reminded of that silly religious right movie (Is there any other kind of religious based story) where the smooth talking anti-christ becomes President?

And just to be provocative..Who thinks he would have been elected if wasn't the left cute vision of the articulate but harmless black man?

Back to serious issues and things that matter, can anyone tell me why the little box that techo cripples like us click on to post pictures has disappeared from the create post screen?

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Brrr..It's cold now?

In spite of the highest concentrations of carbon dioxide in the history of civilization, world temperatures have failed to warm the past 10 years. Ocean heat content is falling. World ice concentrations (Arctic and Antarctic combined) are higher than normal.

The 2001 forecasts by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (cited by Al Gore) have failed to capture the recent cooling, as the above graph indicates, suggesting that the carbon dioxide-atmosphere connection is more complex than some initially believed. A small but growing number of scientists are becoming concerned about global cooling due to the current unusually low solar activity and other geophysical factors.


Now unlike some the Stump pretend to know what the weather will belike in ten years, but when you point out to the rancid deep greens that real results don't show any global warming over last ten years, the reply is "that doesn't disprove our mantra" The Stump just wants to know what does?


Must be the week for Heros!

The Captain of a US Airlines plane saved the lives of 155 passengers when he managed a "perfect" water landing
on the Hudson river after his plane hit a flock of birds on take off.

"Crew interviews also confirmed reports of how the Sullenberger refused to leave his sinking plane until he was sure everyone was safe.

"He was very concerned with the count of the passengers,'' the flight crew told the NTSB, Higgins said.

"He wanted everyone accounted for. He returned to the plane a couple of times to check no one was there. The captain was the last off.''

Indonesian Ferry Captains and Crew (and other responsible for peoples safety) may wish to note the bold type above.

Speaking of the lastest ferry disaster, why isn't the Transport Minister under investigation for criminal neglect of duties? Did anyone in Indonesia believe the first reports made by transport ministry officials that the Ferry WAS safe and not overloaded? As usual, the poorly trained surviving crew will be jailed for a little while, the owners and governement will deny any responsibility and the useful idiots will protest about issues they barely understand on the other side of the world whilst their own countrymen are slaughtered on the alter of incompendence and greed.

Friday, January 16, 2009


Disregarded his own safety to save another ... Trooper Mark Donaldson, pictured with his wife (top) and with 1969 Victoria Cross recipient Keith Payne

THE VICTORIA CROSS is awarded for

“ ... most conspicuous bravery, or some daring or pre-eminent act of valour or self-sacrifice, or extreme devotion to duty in the presence of the enemy"

"The Victoria Cross (VC) is the highest military decoration awarded for valour "in the face of the enemy" to members of the armed forces, It takes precedence over all other orders, decorations and medals. It may be awarded to a person of any rank in any service and civilians under military command."

In these days of self absorbed, feathered beded child-men, the Stump wonders how many of us would be found wanting when time comes..At least there is still room for us to admire the few:

"The first Australian soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross in 40 years does not see himself as a hero.

Trooper Mark Donaldson, 29, says all soldiers are heroes.

The Special Air Service (SAS) soldier was presented the award for his rescue of a coalition forces interpreter from heavy fire in Oruzgan Province in Afghanistan in September.

He said the award was overwhelming and a great honour but it would not change who he was.

"I'm still Mark Donaldson, and we'll keep going from day to day and we'll see how we go," he told reporters after receiving the award on Friday.

"I don't see myself as a hero, honestly.

"I still see myself as a soldier first and foremost."

But Prime Minister Kevin Rudd begs to differ.

He said Trooper Donaldson had joined the list of Australian heroes.

"Generations of school children will now know of the story of Trooper Mark Donaldson," Mr Rudd said.

"It is a story of a hero, one which will be told in classrooms, workplaces and watering holes for many years to come."

"His feat under fire now becomes the stuff of Australian legend."

Trooper Donaldson, who is married and has one daughter, paid tribute to all Australian soldiers.

"Every single one of our soldiers that are there serving for the nation are heroes," he said.

The SAS soldier also became the first person to receive the Victoria Cross for Australia - the nation's highest military honour - established in 1991 to replace the Imperial VC awarded previously to 96 Australians since the Boer War in 1900.

Trooper Donaldson said he had not really thought about the danger when he went to rescue the stricken interpreter.

"I'm a soldier ... I'm trained to fight, that's what we do, it's instinct and it's natural and you don't really think about it at the time," he said.

"I just saw him there, I went over there and got him, that was it."

Trooper Donaldson said he understood the interpreter had made a full recovery.

He was touched to receive the medal, describing the ceremony as "quite emotional and quite overwhelming".

"It's very humbling and really makes you sit back and take a look at yourself."

Trooper Donaldson hopes to return to Afghanistan later this year.

He has not decided where to keep the medal, but "probably somewhere pretty safe".

Trooper Donaldson's wife says the hero has long been married to the army.

A beaming Emma Donaldson said she was proud of her husband.

"He was married to the army before he married me, and I support him all the way," she told reporters after the ceremony.

There were nervous moments being an army spouse, Ms Donaldson admitted.

"It has its moments, but I know what he's like as a person and I know the guys he works with and they train ridiculously hard all the time.

"So I have the utmost faith that they will all get back in some form or another."

When asked if she would tell her husband to be a little more careful on the battlefield in future, she laughed and said she couldn't ask that of him.

The couple, who live in Perth, have a young daughter Kaylee, who also attended Friday's ceremony.

The investiture at Government House, attended by Governor-General Quentin Bryce and the prime minister was told that on numerous occasions Trooper Donaldson deliberately drew enemy fire in order to allow wounded soldiers to be removed to safety.

"As the battle raged around him he saw that the coalition force interpreter was lying motionless on exposed ground," the governor-general's official secretary Stephen Brady told the gathering.

"With complete disregard for his own safety on his own initiative and alone, Trooper Donaldson ran back 80 metres across exposed ground to rescue the interpreter and carry him back to a vehicle.

"Trooper Donaldson then rejoined his patrol and then continued to engage the enemy while remaining exposed to heavy enemy fire."

Ms Bryce described Trooper Donaldson as an "inspiration".

"We gather around you to distinguish your actions, and to honour the individual they speak of, the person you are, your undertaking, your way of living," she said after the presentation.

"We are here to dedicate your contribution, your unconditional surrender to duty and humanity, your abandonment of your own necessity so that others may be secured."

"By your doing and knowing, you will shoulder more than most. You are the finest example and inspiration.

"Trooper Donaldson, VC, I salute you."

Defence force chief Angus Houston said Trooper Donaldson joined a band of brothers - only 10 VC winners are alive today - so admired for their valour.

"Victoria Cross recipients are at the very core of the ethos of which our military identity has been forged," Air Chief Marshal Houston said.

"We in the modern Australian Defence Force, strive to live up to the heroism, and the values of the Victoria Cross recipients that have gone before us."

In keeping with military protocol the air chief marshall saluted Trooper Donaldson.

"As the highest ranking member of the defence force, there has been no current serving member that I salute, until now," he said.

"Tradition holds that even the most senior officer will salute a Victoria Cross recipient as a mark of the utmost respect for their act of valour."

Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull said Trooper Donaldson stood in a great line of courageous soldiers who had won the Victoria Cross.

"You have been in the front line of the battle for freedom, the battle against terrorism, a battle we cannot lose and we will not lose because of brave men like you," he said.

"As the prime minister said, there is no greater honour than wearing the uniform you wear today, serving this nation, and that is why we thank you from the bottom of our heart."

Thursday, January 15, 2009


The Stump was not aware that the missing member of the Village People, Warren Snowden (pictured) had been appointed Australia's Defence Minister. Still in line with Labor Party Tradition another human waste vessel appointed five levels beyond its ability.

In a classic display of pandering to the loons at the expense of real Australians, Warren (I wish I was on a pink Cruise)Snowden attacked one of Australia's Submarine Commanders for making the obvious trueism possible. Any wonder Australia has trouble recruiting people into the defence force when they are forced to deal with idiots and professional trough snouters like Snowden and Eva Cox.

What was the so-called evil transgression commited in fron to the alter of Political Correctness? The Honourable Commander (as opposed to the dishonourable Snowden) when asked asked by a men's magazine if "female sailors all had to be hot and had to wear bikinis, would that help recruitment?".

Commander Phillips is quoted as replying: "It would certainly get the right demographic of young men in. I'm not sure how feasible it is."

Eeer Duh... Fit, intelligent young men would not be attracted by hot women in Bikinis, now perhaps that may apply to the young men Snowden grew up with but for the rest of us...get real!

The Commander went on to say it's not feasible because he well knows that Australian Women in the services would quite rightly tell the young men ..YOU WISH!!

Read for yourself..

Feminists angered by bikini suggestions
January 15, 2009, 6:13 am
Feminists are calling for action to be taken after an Australian Navy submarine commander suggested that women sailors in bikinis would help boost recruitment.

The Daily Telegraph reports that Commander Tom Phillips from the HMAS Farncomb was asked by a men's magazine if "female sailors all had to be hot and had to wear bikinis, would that help recruitment?".

Commander Phillips is quoted as replying: "It would certainly get the right demographic of young men in. I'm not sure how feasible it is."

Defence Minister Warren Snowden said the comments were "utterly unacceptable".

Chair of the Women's Lobby Australia, Eva Cox, said the comments reflected the "Navy's limited view of women as bodies rather than brains", the Telegraph reported.

The Stump suggests perhaps Eva Cox (nagh that's too easy) might be better squandering the taxpayers dollar with comments on things such as

Saudi Arabia's most senior cleric was quoted on Wednesday as saying it is permissible for 10-year-old girls to marry and those who think they're too young are doing the girls an injustice.

Sheik Abdul-Aziz Al Sheikh, the country's grand mufti, said during a lecture on Monday that those who say women should not marry before the age of 25 are following a "bad path," according to the pan-Arab Al-Hayat newspaper.

Al Sheikh's comments come at a time when Saudi human rights groups have been pushing the government to put an end to marriages involving the very young and to define a minimum age for marriage. In the past few months, Saudi newspapers have highlighted several cases in which young girls were married off to much older men or very young boys.

On Sunday, the government-run Human Rights Commission condemned marriages of minor girls, saying such marriages are an "inhumane violation" and rob children of their rights.

The commission's statement followed a ruling by a court in Oneiza in central Saudi Arabia last month that dismissed a divorce petition by the mother of an eight-year-old girl whose father married her off to a man in his 50s.

Newspaper reports said the court argued that the mother did not have the right to file such a case on behalf of her daughter and said that the petition should be filed by the girl when she reaches puberty.

Responding to a question about parents who force their underage daughters to marry, the mufti said: "We hear a lot about the marriage of underage girls in the media, and we should know that Islamic law has not brought injustice to women."

"For it to be said that it's not permitted to marry off girls who are 15 and younger is wrong," Al Sheikh was quoted as saying. "A female who is 10 or 12 is marriageable and those who think she's too young are wrong and are being unfair to her."

The mufti said a good upbringing will make a girl capable of carrying out her duties as a wife.

"Our mothers and before them our grandmothers married when they were barely 12," said Al Sheikh, according to Al-Hayat.

There are no statistics to show how many marriages involving children are performed in Saudi Arabia every year. And it's also not clear whether these unions are on the rise or whether people are hearing about them more now because of the prevalence of media outlets and easy access to the internet.

Activists say the girls are given away in return for hefty dowries or as a result of long-standing custom in which a father promises his infant daughters and sons to cousins out of a belief that marriage will protect them from illicit relationships.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


The Stump has been accused of a Anti Religion bias due the last couple of posts. Now that is probably true and the stump does believe that Religion is "the opium of the masses" and the wankers seem to getting dumber..sort of a reverse evolution thing going on. In this particular case the Stump claims innocence so in a Stumpsque defence, a picture is worth a thousand words

Picture pinched from the master cartoonist Bill Leak..

Monday, January 12, 2009

Israel and Dogs

The Stump doesn't believe there will ever be any solution to the problems in the Middle East. Too many religious lunatics in direct communication with GOD. Which is never ever a good thing, too little education and too many murderous religious thugs to profit by the continuing pain of others

The Stump is bemused but not surprised at the bizarre support for HAMAS (as opposed to the Palestine people)from the Muslim World. In it's simplest form...

If you are going to throw rocks at a big nasty dog, who you know is going chase you into your own back yard and bite a bloody great chunk of flesh out of your arse. Then if you care just a little bit about your women and children (rather than as human stakes in a poker game) you would make sure they are safe and out of reach of the dog BEFORE you poke the beast.

No matter what you may think of Israel, they are a very predictable nation and for HAMAS to claim no responsibility for the death and mayhem after poking the eye of the dog is a global bloody wank!

This weeks bloody brain perversion....

How come the miserable excuses for humanity below are not getting equal protest time with Israel???

Back once again to the Useful Idiots and their adherance to the Some Muslims are more equal than others doctrine.

December 29, 2008

Nashanuddin Khan/Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan --

A day after a suicide bomber killed at least 16 people, including 13 schoolchildren, in a region bordering Pakistan, a new rash of bombings shook different areas of Afghanistan on Monday, killing two civilians north of Kabul and two more in Kandahar Province.

Men inspected the wreckage of a suicide car bomb on Sunday in Khost Province, Afghanistan. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the bomb, which was detonated next to a school.

Several Afghan provinces have been centers of violence.

The explosion on Sunday detonated outside a local government compound in Khost Province and wounded 53, local government officials and coalition forces said. The bombing, near the border with Pakistan, occurred next to a school, and many children were among the wounded.

The Taliban fighters claimed responsibility for the attack.

Coalition forces provided a video showing about 15 children walking on the street as they were engulfed by a ball of fire. Mark Larter, a spokesman for the coalition forces, said the death toll also was based on reports of troops at the scene. Two police officers were among the dead.

Thursday, January 08, 2009


Hi All,

Please except Stump wishes for a safe, tolerant and happy 2009.

The citizens of the Stump have just returned from a short break from reality (or was that to reality) looks forward to annoying you all again this year.

Indonesia and the world has kicked off in its usual insane way ….

The Bakrie boys have risen from the ashes (or mud) as can only happen in Indonesia proving once again that doing business in Indonesia is like walking through a hall of mirrors.

Two teachers in Aceh were arrested for inviting some Muslim Students to their homes to celebrate Christmas in the fine tradition of religious tolerance and understanding so oft touted by the powers that be.

The Indonesia reputation for interesting court room decisions was once again on display with the news that an Indonesian court has acquitted a former spy of charges that he murdered Munir Thalib, an outspoken critic of the country's military, by poisoning him with arsenic while on a flight to Europe.

Meanwhile on the international front, the grand Obama experiment has developed feet of clay with the news that his previously held senate seat was up for sale as is the procedure for (apparently)the murky world of Chicago politics. The Stump looks forward to hefty belly laughs as the world's media tries to excuse their armchair ride to power they provided as more of the story comes to light.

The Middle East has erupted into violence again with HAMAS and Israel ensuring as many people as possible experience maximum suffering to start off the New Year. Indonesia’s own Islamic Fringe Groups (The Islamic Version of Lenin’s “Useful Idiots”) have been generally calling for further bloodshed and mayhem proving once again that passion and ignorance make such fine bed fellows.

Gunna be an interesting year..