Monday, January 30, 2006

Liberal joke

Question: How do you prevent some children overboard from drowning?

Answer: A few bags full of Australian Wheat Board money should help them float quite nicely.


some girl said...

Okay, I kind of don't get this joke, please explain (very slowly).

Don Quixote said...

It is probably just easier to click the links. But, in short, the children overboard scandal involved John Howard telling the Australian people that asylum seekers were throwing their children in the water to prevent themselves being driven away. He was trying to demonize these people in order to harden Australian's hearts against them. The reality was that they weren't throwing their children overboard and he knew it. The Australian Wheat Board scandal involved Australia paying millions in kickbacks to Saddam Hussein, while their were sanctions against him, in order to secure wheat contracts over there. The irony with this was that we were sending troops over there to fight, and possibly die, whilst we were funding him at the same time.

My joke was basically a dig at the dishonesty of our government.

some girl said...

Mkay, got it.

Yeah, I should probably explain that I tend to not click on links if I fear what may come from behind the link. I'm the girl at the movies shouting: "Don't open the door!" I would much rather (and do highly appreciate it when) you explain what's going on about things.

This is the second time in two days that I've had to explain my laziness. Don't judge me. Love me for my flaws.

Don Quixote said...

I do somegirl, I do.