The pond does enjoy the information provided by correspondents - we have to confess that we'd completely forgotten terrorist Steve "Sweeney Todd" Ciobo's use of choice language inciting violence on Lateline.
But the pond is always fair - "Todd" Ciobo - he of the cut-throat gang - didn't directly propose that he was a throat slitter himself, he was merely encouraging throat slitting, and in lieu of that, stabbing in the back:
NICK CHAMPION: That's an appalling way to refer to any politician and Steve should moderate his language.
STEVE CIOBO: Oh okay, Nick, would you prefer if I said stab in the back?
The trouble of course with these mad mullahs advocating murder, terror and mayhem is that they incite violence in others.
How does the contagion spread? Well you only have to read Reith echoes 'throat slit' comment to see how others easily fall into the terrorist trap ...
Yes, weak, impressionable minds like the one embedded in Peter "$50,000 phone card anyone" Reith are easily swayed, and soon enough they're out and about parroting "slit the throat" slogans, chanting like zombies in the killing fields.
You only have to look at Graeme Morris urging the citizenry to rise up and kick Julia Gillard to death to realise that we're only a nanosecond from the biblical days of stoning women - you can read that mad mullah's mouthings at Prominent Liberal says Gillard should be kicked to death.
And that's before we fondly remember Alan Jones' invitation to put Gillard in a chaff bag and drown her at sea, or the notorious terrorist standing next to all those 'ditch the bitch witch' signs ...
Should the pond ever be invited to sit in on Q and A - an unlikely event given the pond's fear and loathing of the show - we would have in any case to decline, because of the safety issues involved in sitting down at a table with a Liberal.
Especially those quislings, hacks and time servers like Malcolm Turnbull, for whom the pond reserves a special contempt. They should know better, but when given a chance, they turn into Albert Speer (yes, the Godwin's Law swear jar is running low) and do their best to facilitate the gutter tactics.
Oh sure, Liberals look nice, like a rottweiler, but who knows when the fangs are bared and the rabies pours in ...
The trouble of course is when the terrorists begin exporting their terror to neighbouring small states, and it seems that Nauru is now well on the way to becoming a fascist state, thanks to generous subsidies by the federal Australian government to the reigning junta - as you can see on what's left of the ABC, in Government and Police in Nauru escalate attacks on Opposition MPs.
Then there's the business of sustaining the gulags which will see both major parties unite today to make sure that laws can be changed at a whim to keep the gulags running.
Which brings the pond to its first cartoon, currently doing the rounds on Facebook:
By golly that's downright weird and eerie ...
Then belatedly came a few bleeding hearts hand-wringing and worrying and whining, as if it was new news Citizenship could be stripped for wide range of offences under terror laws (with forced video):
Under the legislation, dual nationals who are convicted of certain offences would be automatically stripped of their citizenship. Those offences range from treachery, sabotage and mutiny all the way down to damaging or destroying Commonwealth property. It also includes a broad range of speech-related offences such as urging violence or advocating terrorism.
A serial graffiti artist who shares British ancestry with notorious British terrorist Tony Abbott noted:
Mr Smith paid his debt - a bill of $16,350 to the Commonwealth for the clean-up as well as an additional fine. "To be under the threat of deportation for an action for which due restitution has already been made seems quite Orwellian," he said.
Good old George, but Orwellian hardly seems the best adjective for the orgy of demonisation and throat slitting being conducted by the bandits in charge, and only a few have bothered to protest - thank the long absent lord for George Williams and his Deeply flawed citizenship law throws a wide net.
It reached a height for the pond when the chief bandit explicitly and proudly invoked the notion of
"banishment", as if Australia was now a fundamentalist theocratic state run along the lines of an Amish shunning ...
How ironical does it get? Well you can figure that out with the full blown irony contained in the Graudian headline Foreign fighters need 'modern from of banishment' says Tony Abbott in Magna Carta lecture ...
Banishment and Magna Carta!
That's the trouble when you're a devout medievalist, out of your mouth will pop a fundamentalist religious concept and give the medievalist game away ...
Meanwhile, the Terror-ists at the Daily Terror continue to have a field day:
But these are the usual suspects, and the pond as always turns to the reptiles at the lizard Oz, for a moderate, informed tone:
Oh dear, what a classy illustration.
Well you might be able to take the fascist out of the reptile - how to leave a cult - but you can't take the reptile away from a love of fascist demonising imagery ...
Naturally once you've lanced a wound with an illustration like that, all the pus and bile must flow, and flow it did as the reptile editorialist got on the high horse of indignation:
Poor Miranda. After all her terrorist activities were mild and limited. All she did was urge that greenies be hung from the nearest lamp post, and who could argue with that?
Be fair, there are some who say hanging's too good for them, and they should be first drawn and quartered ... now that's genuine terrorism.
What's more, at no point have the Murdochians called for the immediate privatisation of the ABC, and its assets signed over forthwith to the benign rule of Chairman Rupert. That will come later. But the pond does begin to understand the sort of TV that will soon be the rule around the land, thanks to David Rowe (and more Rowe here):
By golly that looks like it's going to make for great viewing.
Now back to the reptile channel of choice:
A serious debate on counter-terrorism would focus on such patterns of behaviour and work out how to avoid their ability to radicalise young people. Why, soon enough, if their influence continues, young Liberals will end up reading Ayn Rand and aspiring to join the IPA...
But there must be something more to all this terrorism, you say, there must be an ulterior motive, and of course there is ...
It's called misdirection, and it's well known to magicians - here the pond must cite Perceptual elements in Penn and Teller's Cups and Balls" magic trick to achieve academic respectability - and all the yammering about the ABC and terrorists and citizenship achieves a number of aims:
1. Silence and degut an already cowering ABC;
2. Slowly and remorselessly turn the state into a gulag while maintaining power;
3. Distract from other issues.
Those issues are too numerous to mention in a single post. Let's just whimsically look at a few:
Yes, the mad monk's mates are in need of a banishing, but you won't find the man who's self-confessedly threatened by gays doing anything but go along with the fundamentalist religious zealots, our very own Taliban.
And then there was this one:
Freedom's not at risk at all. Remember, will retain the freedom to be sued ...
And then there was this:
Oops, and there's more at Fairfax if you can be bothered getting past the forced video to read Free trade agreements 'preferential' and dangerous, says Productivity Commission.
The Productivity Commission has launched a scathing attack on Australia's latest series of free trade agreements, saying they grant legal rights to foreign investors not available to Australians, expose the government to potentially large unfunded liabilities and add extra costs on businesses attempting to comply with them.
Indeed, indeed. Quick, wheel out a terrorist and banish him ...
And then came this:
There's more at Fairfax here, PM confronted by Liberal sceptics, but how unfair is that!
There's Greg and Tony doing their level best to defy the Pope - why the sinful Tony is even prepared to put his mortal soul in jeopardy - and get rid of wind farms, and banish all this chat about renewable energy and keep the coal mines running out, and it's not good enough for some!
Ah well, at least it provides a lead-in to today's Pope, and as always more Pope here.
And now just to balance things, the pond was delighted to receive this photo from a correspondent who regularly visits toad land - not that the toads are in any way responsible for cockroach hippe blow-ins:
Grown to classical music! Is there nothing classical music can't do? Oh wait, the Bolter listens to classical music. Scrub that theory, banish it if you will ...