It's amazing how the erstwhile proponents of free speech go to water when their world view is threatened, even in the most light hearted manner. Apparently the very Oz sport of stirring has been consigned to the dustbin of history by the Blair or his minders in the MSM.
I guess the same flavour has gone from political debate. When was the last time you heard a healthy exchange between a pollie and a heckler? I guess the demise of stump speeches has removed the opportunity. It's a shame, because this kind of dialogue is the essence of a healthy democracy.
It's occurred to me that there may be some readers out there who have an interest in what constitutes, in the eyes of Blair's censors, unacceptable comment.
To this end, I've opened this thread which will feature any comment censored. You can make up your own mind, and unlike Blair's blog, your comments will not be censored - favourable or otherwise.
I'll update it as I go.
My censored comment on the thread Red Hot (see screen shot) -
OMG another VLWC!!!*
Save us, Timmeh.
*Vast left wing conspiracy.
My censored comment on the thread Great Kuwait Debate (see screen shot) -
Obviously this offence belongs in the same category as sharing your SIMs card with rellies and leaving the country to visit your new baby. Heinous!
My censored comment on the thread Make Them Pay (See screen shot) -
My thoughts are with his family and his mates. May he rest in peace.
I'm wondering what's objectionable about paying tribute to an Australian soldier. Any ideas?
My censored comment on the thread Bra Worn (see screen shot) -
Apart from the fact that the collateral negative effect of state-sponsored torture (radicalisation of sympathisers) is obvious, there has never been a clear understanding that it is effective.