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2013-08-10 01:03:50 PM  
She can see Antarctica from her house!
 
2013-08-10 01:04:52 PM  
In what way? All of them!
 
2013-08-10 01:09:22 PM  
but she has learned to blame the media which will stand her in good stead next time.
 
2013-08-10 01:10:56 PM  
resources1.news.com.au
 
2013-08-10 01:13:23 PM  
Oh god, that's gold.  That's all gold.

My favorite:

She advocated a ban on halal food, but said kosher food was permissible for followers of Judaism.
"Jews aren't under haram, they have their own religion which follows Jesus Christ," she said.
 
2013-08-10 01:15:03 PM  
"Jews aren't under haram, they have their own religion which follows Jesus Christ," she said.
 
2013-08-10 01:15:16 PM  
www.skamartist.com
 
2013-08-10 01:18:20 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Oh god, that's gold.  That's all gold.

My favorite:

She advocated a ban on halal food, but said kosher food was permissible for followers of Judaism.
"Jews aren't under haram, they have their own religion which follows Jesus Christ," she said.


Wow. She really is their Sarah Palin.
 
2013-08-10 01:18:58 PM  

Churchill2004: "Jews aren't under haram, they have their own religion which follows Jesus Christ," she said.


Wow. She is really very stupid.
 
2013-08-10 01:25:16 PM  
Disagree.

Stepanie Banister is toast in Australia. She's done. She's yeterdsay's news.

Sarah Palin is an amazingly strong candidate in the USA and has a very good chance of taking either the Presidency or the VP seat in 2016.
 
2013-08-10 01:28:22 PM  
Idiocy. It's universal.
 
2013-08-10 01:28:48 PM  

casual disregard: Disagree.

Stepanie Banister is toast in Australia. She's done. She's yeterdsay's news.

Sarah Palin is an amazingly strong candidate in the USA and has a very good chance of taking either the Presidency or the VP seat in 2016.


media.tumblr.com
 
2013-08-10 01:30:22 PM  
Now that I've RTFA, I don't even know what I just read.

My limited understanding of Islam is such that "halal" is "permitted by Allah" and "haram" is "nope, nuh-uh, no way."

Is she for or against or...?!

Whatever.
 
2013-08-10 01:30:59 PM  

casual disregard: Disagree.

Stepanie Banister is toast in Australia. She's done. She's yeterdsay's news.

Sarah Palin is an amazingly strong candidate in the USA and has a very good chance of taking either the Presidency or the VP seat in 2016.


Did you smoke it or snort it this morning... b/c either way, I think you did too much.
 
2013-08-10 01:33:44 PM  

casual disregard: Disagree.

Stepanie Banister is toast in Australia. She's done. She's yeterdsay's news.

Sarah Palin is an amazingly strong candidate con woman in the USA and has a very good chance of taking money from a bunch of frightened rubes while making no serious attempt to run for either the Presidency or the VP seat in 2016.


That seems more accurate
 
2013-08-10 01:36:19 PM  
To be fair she's only 27.

Dumb as a box of rocks, yes, but probably more naive than full-blooded derpdom.
 
2013-08-10 01:37:10 PM  

cato113: casual disregard: Disagree.

Stepanie Banister is toast in Australia. She's done. She's yeterdsay's news.

Sarah Palin is an amazingly strong candidate con woman in the USA and has a very good chance of taking money from a bunch of frightened rubes while making no serious attempt to run for either the Presidency or the VP seat in 2016.

That seems more accurate


You got me. That kind of thinking helps me sleep at night. But I'm farking scared whiter than a ghost thinking about the possibility of a Palin Presidency. Couple it with the Thuglican majority in the legislature and we're doomed.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-08-10 01:42:03 PM  
So if you ban halal food, what about things like hummus?   Would that be legal or would it be nothing but pork and beer?
 
2013-08-10 01:46:35 PM  

casual disregard: Now that I've RTFA, I don't even know what I just read.

My limited understanding of Islam is such that "halal" is "permitted by Allah" and "haram" is "nope, nuh-uh, no way."

Is she for or against or...?!

Whatever.


You are correct, "halāl" means "lawful" or "permitted," and "harām" means "sinful" or "prohibited."
If you'll pardon me for using technical terms, she is what we in the sciences refer to as "a f**king idiot."
 
2013-08-10 01:46:58 PM  

casual disregard: cato113: casual disregard: Disagree.

Stepanie Banister is toast in Australia. She's done. She's yeterdsay's news.

Sarah Palin is an amazingly strong candidate con woman in the USA and has a very good chance of taking money from a bunch of frightened rubes while making no serious attempt to run for either the Presidency or the VP seat in 2016.

That seems more accurate

You got me. That kind of thinking helps me sleep at night. But I'm farking scared whiter than a ghost thinking about the possibility of a Palin Presidency. Couple it with the Thuglican majority in the legislature and we're doomed.


casual disregard: cato113: casual disregard: Disagree.

Stepanie Banister is toast in Australia. She's done. She's yeterdsay's news.

Sarah Palin is an amazingly strong candidate con woman in the USA and has a very good chance of taking money from a bunch of frightened rubes while making no serious attempt to run for either the Presidency or the VP seat in 2016.

That seems more accurate

You got me. That kind of thinking helps me sleep at night. But I'm farking scared whiter than a ghost thinking about the possibility of a Palin Presidency. Couple it with the Thuglican majority in the legislature and we're doomed.


But, we'd get to see a lot more of Palin's three hawt daughters, so there's that.
 
2013-08-10 01:50:07 PM  
In Australia One Nation is a fringe right-wing party that pulled off a grand total of 0.2% and 0.6% of the vote in the last House and Senate elections.

In America someone like Sarah Palin can get nominated for Vice President by one of the two major parties in the land.
 
2013-08-10 01:51:57 PM  

casual disregard: cato113: casual disregard: Disagree.

Stepanie Banister is toast in Australia. She's done. She's yeterdsay's news.

Sarah Palin is an amazingly strong candidate con woman in the USA and has a very good chance of taking money from a bunch of frightened rubes while making no serious attempt to run for either the Presidency or the VP seat in 2016.

That seems more accurate

You got me. That kind of thinking helps me sleep at night. But I'm farking scared whiter than a ghost thinking about the possibility of a Palin Presidency. Couple it with the Thuglican majority in the legislature and we're doomed.


Don't worry. She doesn't stand a chance getting through the GOP primarie season, which appear set to be even longer, derpier, and toxic to whichever battered candidate outlasts the rest of the field
 
2013-08-10 01:53:06 PM  

vpb: So if you ban halal food, what about things like hummus?   Would that be legal or would it be nothing but pork and beer?


I'll be generous and say she probably meant making it illegal to label a product as meeting halal guidelines, not banning the consumption of any food Muslims are allowed to eat.

However, that still is just as stupid as politicians who want to ban companies from having an automated phone system with a Spanish language option.
 
2013-08-10 01:55:43 PM  

mpirooz: To be fair she's only 27.

Dumb as a box of rocks, yes, but probably more naive than full-blooded derpdom.


Nah.  None of these right wing clowns actually believe the crap they spew.  They are all scam artists.  Palin, Paul, Bachmann, Boehner, Cantor, and all the rest of them are laughing at the illiterate rubes who vote for them.  They know damned well that they can't institute Tea Tardy law, eliminate taxes and require everyone to join the Crystal Cathedral prosperity gospel church.  They know that giving guns to the mentally ill is actually a bad idea.  They know that we can't just kill all the gays, Muslims, and minorities and start bombing Mexico.  They just spew that crap because it gets the fatasses to roll down to the polls in their mobility-scooters.  They only believe in money and power, and those come from lobbyists, not inbred yokels.  They'll tell the yokels what they want to hear, but they will do whatever the lobbyists tell them to do.

...well, maybe not Bachmann.  She might actually believe the crap she spews.
 
2013-08-10 01:56:45 PM  
No way is she as stupid as Sarah Palin...
*Clicks link*
Holly shiat! She's EVEN STUPIDER than Sarah Palin!
 
2013-08-10 02:05:52 PM  
So when One Nation says she made a "minor gaffe," are they referring to the fact that she thought Islam was a country, that she has no idea what "haram" means, or that Jews follow the teachings of Jesus Christ?

(Joke, nobody in One Nation knows that Islam isn't a country or what "haram" means.)
 
2013-08-10 02:06:43 PM  

vpb: So if you ban halal food, what about things like hummus?   Would that be legal or would it be nothing but pork and beer?


I imagine that everyday she wakes up and begrudgingly drinks a cup of coffee before going to work as a welder, making and taking measurements using Arabic numbers, cursing all the while under her bitter and Vegemite laced breath.

Assuming she is not so completely ignorant that she believes white Jesus made all the trappings of modern society
 
2013-08-10 02:08:07 PM  
I'm glad the phrase "Sarah Palin" has a proper useage in English language.
 
2013-08-10 02:08:31 PM  

Grungehamster: I'll be generous and say she probably meant making it illegal to label a product as meeting halal guidelines, not banning the consumption of any food Muslims are allowed to eat.


No, conservatives (in the US, too) are outraged at the presence of halal food.

Pamela Geller: "Across this great country, on Thanksgiving tables nationwide, infidel Americans are unwittingly going to be serving halal turkeys to their families this Thursday."
 
2013-08-10 02:17:48 PM  
So, it's not just the US, but the whole planet?
 
2013-08-10 02:20:02 PM  
Camus and Tony Curtis and Donna Stone
Harry Houdini and Al Capone
Scipio Africanus and Leon Redbone
And Harold Flowers
Tree Sri Govinda and Snow White
Edgar Cayce and Shere Hite
Francis Drake who also was a knight
And Stephanie Powers
We welcome you
Ponce de Leon and Roger Moore
Richard Egan and Joan Crawford
Henry the 7th and Bernard Shaw
And Gavin MacKillop
Walter de la Mare and Nick Ward
Johnny Thunders and Betty Ford
Lord Jim and Jack Lord
And Prince Philip
We welcome you
Brian Wilson and William Tell
We welcome you
Harry Belafonte and Alexander Bell
We welcome you
Archangel Gabriel and Richard Hell
We welcome
And Tom Miller
You're like a star to me
You see everything
Astronomy
A part of me
Madame Blavatsky and Madame Lash
(We welcome you)
Johnny Halliday and Johnny Cash
(We welcome you)
D. T. Reuter, Ogden Nash
(We welcome)
Magilla Gorilla
Trevor Johnstone and Tiny Tim
(We welcome you)
Milli Vanilli and Root Boy Slim
(We welcome you)
Tony Hancock and Andy Kim
(We welcome)
And Wendy Fuller
Ida Lupino and Joyce Bell
(We welcome you)
Melvyn Basten and Mack Sennet
(We welcome you)
Lucy Jordan and Jeff Kennett
(We welcome)
And Alan Muller

/I have absolutely nothing.
//Homeless looking Marty agrees
 
2013-08-10 02:22:43 PM  

casual disregard: cato113: casual disregard: Disagree.

Stepanie Banister is toast in Australia. She's done. She's yeterdsay's news.

Sarah Palin is an amazingly strong candidate con woman in the USA and has a very good chance of taking money from a bunch of frightened rubes while making no serious attempt to run for either the Presidency or the VP seat in 2016.

That seems more accurate

You got me. That kind of thinking helps me sleep at night. But I'm farking scared whiter than a ghost thinking about the possibility of a Palin Presidency. Couple it with the Thuglican majority in the legislature and we're doomed.


I'm more worried about a Ted Cruz presidency. He doesn't seem to have any principles other than doing and saying what the crazies want to be done or said. The redder the meat, the better.
 
2013-08-10 02:33:50 PM  

jaytkay: Grungehamster: I'll be generous and say she probably meant making it illegal to label a product as meeting halal guidelines, not banning the consumption of any food Muslims are allowed to eat.

No, conservatives (in the US, too) are outraged at the presence of halal food.

Pamela Geller: "Across this great country, on Thanksgiving tables nationwide, infidel Americans are unwittingly going to be serving halal turkeys to their families this Thursday."


Oh for f*cks sake.
 
2013-08-10 02:40:13 PM  
FTA
On Thursday, Ms Banister told Fairfax Media she felt her comments had been taken out of context to make her look like a "stupid moron".

Don't think those comments need to be taken out of context sweetie.......
 
2013-08-10 02:43:25 PM  

Churchill2004: "Jews aren't under haram, they have their own religion which follows Jesus Christ," she said.


The even stupider thing about her comments is that Islam DOES follow Jesus Christ. Jesus is a prophet in Islam.
 
2013-08-10 02:43:50 PM  
If she's the Australian version of Sarah Palin, does that mean her career is swirling down the drain counterclockwise?
 
2013-08-10 02:51:20 PM  

Serious Black: I'm more worried about a Ted Cruz presidency. He doesn't seem to have any principles other than doing and saying what the crazies want to be done or said. The redder the meat, the better.


In the somewhere-between-none-and-zero chance of "President Ted Cruz", I'd probably take up one of the several options for living in Central or South America. My wife and I both speak Spanish; we lived for years in Central and South American countries, and have long-time friends in Costa Rica, Panama and Ecuador.

That said, the odds of President Ted Cruz are infinitesimal. The right-wingers couldn't get the nominations in '08 or '12, and the eventual 'establishment' nominees were so problematical America elected a black man instead. 'Nuf said.
 
2013-08-10 02:52:29 PM  
This woman would be the intellectual leader of the GOP if she were American.
 
2013-08-10 02:54:15 PM  
Didgeridoo Barbie?
 
2013-08-10 02:57:12 PM  

Grungehamster: vpb: So if you ban halal food, what about things like hummus?   Would that be legal or would it be nothing but pork and beer?

I'll be generous and say she probably meant making it illegal to label a product as meeting halal guidelines, not banning the consumption of any food Muslims are allowed to eat.

However, that still is just as stupid as politicians who want to ban companies from having an automated phone system with a Spanish language option.


It's mainly about this weird movement here in Australia from our own nutjob right wing about the money that food companies have to give to imams to certify that a certain food is halal. For some good old-fashioned nutjobbedness, see here  www.halalchoices.com.au

They have taken what is normal practice (foods being certified as kosher or organic, for instance, and the producer paying a small fee to a certification authority for it to be included on their labelling) and turned it into A GREAT BIG TAX ON HARDWORKING AUSSIES AND THEREFORE SHARIA OMFG.

They seem to think that it's a tax on everyone and the money is going to fund terrorism because Muslims.

The nutters are even producing stickers that their followers are attaching to halal-certified foods on supermarket shelves. This dreadful Bannister person was arrested for doing so and is facing charges of vandalism.
 
2013-08-10 03:00:43 PM  

FloydA: Nah.  None of these right wing clowns actually believe the crap they spew.  They are all scam artists.


I'm sorry...no one would be as stupid as some of these people are without an occasional Colbert wink to the crowd unless they actually believed the bile they spew.
 
2013-08-10 03:02:28 PM  
"Stephanie Banister has withdrawn her nomination to stand following the disgraceful way she has been portrayed by recent media [and] ridicule over a minor gaffe in a statement she made to Channel Seven,"

Is there any place left on the planet a strong conservative woman can go to not be victimized by the Lamestream LSM Media?

"follow haram"

I thought a harem was supposed to follow you.
 
2013-08-10 03:02:40 PM  
"She had one phone call where somebody said under sharia law, 'we'd take care of people like you'. "


And rightfully so.
 
2013-08-10 03:04:08 PM  
You know, all they had to do was ask.  We'd gladly give them our Sarah Palin.  We don't want her, after all.
 
2013-08-10 03:13:26 PM  

casual disregard: Disagree.

Stepanie Banister is toast in Australia. She's done. She's yeterdsay's news.

Sarah Palin is an amazingly strong candidate in the USA and has a very good chance of taking either the Presidency or the VP seat in 2016.


Put down the pipe. Wait, no, pass it.
 
2013-08-10 03:17:55 PM  
Gordon Bennett:

She's cuter than Palin.

Yeah, I'd put my shrimp in her barbie.
 
2013-08-10 03:19:27 PM  
These are the kinds of stupid answers I'd expect of a Miss USA contestant.
 
2013-08-10 03:19:45 PM  

casual disregard: Now that I've RTFA, I don't even know what I just read.

My limited understanding of Islam is such that "halal" is "permitted by Allah" and "haram" is "nope, nuh-uh, no way."

Is she for or against or...?!

Whatever.


Wait a minute...
"halal" is just an anagram!
 
2013-08-10 03:27:27 PM  

BMulligan: If she's the Australian version of Sarah Palin, does that mean her career is swirling down the drain counterclockwise?


I think it means the drool comes out of the right corner of her mouth and drips widdershins down her chin.
 
2013-08-10 03:28:31 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Oh god, that's gold.  That's all gold.

My favorite:

She advocated a ban on halal food, but said kosher food was permissible for followers of Judaism.
"Jews aren't under haram, they have their own religion which follows Jesus Christ," she said.


Oh, the lulz, we have a REAL lulzcow right here to milk; we might just have one here that makes the average AMERICAN NARasite seem like a Mensa member in comparison :D

I have not exactly followed an Abrahamic religion in some time, but I can pretty much safely tell you:

a) One of the distinctives between actual Judaism and Christianity is that followers of the Jewish faith do not in fact consider Jesus to be the mosiach (which in and of itself is a bit of a different concept than "Messiah" in Christianity).

The only people claiming to be Jewish who do claim that Jesus is mosiach  (usually calling themselves "Messianic Jews" of one sort or another) are, to a one, members of de facto missionary churches (primarily connected to the Assemblies of God and other neopentecostal groups with a serious case of Israel Fetishism, but also some Southern Baptists) that may have cultural trappings of Jewish religious culture but are functionally Christian churches (as, well, one of the primary distinctives of Christianity is, well, believing Jesus is the mosiach AND also either an avatar of the Abrahamic God or (in Trinitarian faiths) one of a tripartite aspect of the Abrahamic God).  There is a good argument to be made that the latter qualifies as a particularly nasty form of religious cultural appropriation.

(Note that I have not included one group of Christian churches--Maronite Churches--that do keep a fair amount of Aramaic cultural trappings but do consider Jesus to be the Annointed.  Then again, Maronites consider themselves to be quite Christian (and take a good amount of pride in noting they may have the longest continuing tradition base in all of Christianity), so they don't get lumped in with "Messianic Jews" of the sort we're discussing here.)

b) The last I checked, Judaism, Christianity and Islam were all considered Abrahamic religions (along with a lot of more obscure religions such as the Samaritan faith (forked from Judaism proper over the matter of building the Second Temple), Baha'i Faith (forked off from Islam in the 1800s), Gnostic Christianity (had largely died out but is having a bit of a resurgence in esoteric circles as of late), aspects of Yazidi faith (which may be synchretic between Islam and a much older indigenous Kurdish faith system), etc.

c) I would suppose only 2% (and that would be a REALLY high percentage) of Australians "lived under haram"--in that they explicitly and knowingly violated dietary laws and purity commandments of Islam.  (Dear Aussie lulzcow: Here's a pointer for you.  The word you're looking for is "halal", "permissible".  "Haram" means "Forbidden", and is to Islam as "Traif" is to Judaism--as your "Messianic Jewish" friends could doubtless tell you if they're among those that still keep kosher.)

I would be rather shocked, as an aside, if there are even 0.002% of Australians who are former followers of Islam who are being so apostate that they're deliberately trolling all the Moslems in Australia to the effect of "HEY, LOOK, I'M EATING BOURBON HAM BECAUSE IT'S RELIGIOUSLY FORBIDDEN AND FARKING YUMMY!"  (The actual number might be closer to "two" as in "two people in the whole of Australia".  Both of which would be found to be regular attendees of Hillsong, most likely.)

d) You do realise that you pretty much shut down every naan-bread Indian joint and shawarma house and Indonesian restaurant in Oz, right?  (Many of the naan-bread Indian places around here explicitly note on their menus which items are vegetarian--for Hindus--and which items are halal.  Most of the shawarma and kebab places around here are halal certified (primarily because they're run by Palestinians and Jordanians and Lebanese and Bosnians), and the one small group of kebab places around here that ISN'T halal certified are run by Baha'i (whom, like Christians, don't have halal/kosher equivalents but--like many evangelical faiths--do prohibit most intoxicants including alcohol).  Australia also has a significant Malaysian and Indonesian population whom I would only imagine would be impacted by this--and if they're anything like the local Bosnian and Lebanese and Jordanian and Palestinian population, they probably have their restaurants certified halal too.)

(And yes, I know I'm probably being extra anal noting "naan-bread Indian", as I really don't think they have "frybread Indian" places in Oz. :D  Now, restaurants focusing on bush tucker as introduced by traditional owners of Country, on the other hand...)
 
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