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06 January 2014 @ 11:58 pm
Oh Cory …  
There is an Australian federal backbencher named Cory Bernardi, who is almost entirely ignorant of history outside of the Famous Five books and for whom the phrase Utter Mup Mup might well have been invented.

He has written a book. In his book, he is generally contemptuous towards everyone who is not exactly like him, and presents the fantasy that In The Past, everyone was exactly like him. To which I laugh uproariously and shout, 'Seriously? I mean, the Royal Commission into child abuse in religious institutions is ACTUALLY ON NOW, you don't need to go back to the Industrial Revolution and gin palaces!'

However, there is one good thing about the book. These reviews on Amazon. Thank you, people of the internet. I love you.
libby_drew on January 6th, 2014 01:59 pm (UTC)
The reviews made my morning.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on January 6th, 2014 02:05 pm (UTC)
I am going to sleep filled with love towards my fellow people :-)
Susan: brig-thuglil_shepherd on January 6th, 2014 02:31 pm (UTC)
Even the five and four star reviews (except one) are pure gold!
sassy_catsassy_cat on January 6th, 2014 03:18 pm (UTC)
As a dachshund, I can't actually read this book or any other, but I thank Corgi Bernardi from the bottom of my heart for stopping gay marriage, and the widespread cornholing of both urban and rural animals that would have occurred should such a thing have eventuated. Like Corgi, I get all my information from fringe US-based religious websites, and so I must apologise for any misspelling that occurs in this post.

*As an American, I'd like to apologize for our idiots and any influence they may have upon your idiots.

lee: Fleursnegurochka_lee on January 6th, 2014 07:48 pm (UTC)
I got to "As a dachshund..." and died. ♥
Jaeenchanted_jae on January 6th, 2014 08:44 pm (UTC)
The reviews were worthy of guffaws, but part of me is shocked and sad that yes, people like this still exist in this world.

*shakes head*

Edited at 2014-01-06 08:45 pm (UTC)
Geneva2010geneva2010 on January 6th, 2014 09:06 pm (UTC)
I just want to punch his smug face. How can anyone look so self-righteous and boorish?

The reviews are awesome.
mrsquizzicalmrsquizzical on January 7th, 2014 12:42 am (UTC)
that was a gorgeous exception to the 'do not read the comments' rule.
valkyrie17valkyrie17 on January 7th, 2014 12:44 am (UTC)
Those reviews are brilliant, on the whole. Thanks for the link:)
boodiedharawal on January 7th, 2014 05:05 am (UTC)
Cory Bernadi is a twatwaffle, numpty and douchecanoe of the highest order, his assertions that male children of single parents grow up to be criminals and the females grow up to be promiscuous whores sent twitter into a meltdown.

As a sole parent with two daughters I take major major exception to his statement, also that blended families aren't real families???

As someone with a half brother and two half sisters, boy is Bernardi really getting on my last nerve.
Sin: sinfest - shitty skittysinden on January 7th, 2014 06:39 am (UTC)
Oh god. You know the things that gets me about all of this? THOSE BLOODY "ABORTION" NUMBERS. Seriously, can people stop spouting the 100 000 a year. It's bollocks. There is no specific DRG in Medicare for abortions, it includes D&Cs (including those post birth for incomplete placental detachment), medical terminations for cause, stillbirths and incomplete miscarriages requiring a D&C.
Alialicambs on January 7th, 2014 07:29 am (UTC)
After catching me reading this, my dog divorced me.

What superb book reviews. :-)
lokifanlokifan on January 7th, 2014 11:51 am (UTC)

astardanced77astardanced77 on January 8th, 2014 12:38 am (UTC)
LOL! I read those too. I think my favourite was "one man's lonely fight against everything since the Enlightenment."

I have to laugh, otherwise I'll start researching job opportunities in New Zealand and I've only just finished building an extension on my house.
george pushdragonpushdragon on January 8th, 2014 08:55 am (UTC)
Thank you so much!! I very nearly skipped dinner with my friends last night just so I could sit in a corner and keep reading every single one! I'm going to stay in bed for the rest of the week because it is impossible that anything better could possibly happen to me than the laughs I got from the funniest ones.
Catherine17catherines on January 9th, 2014 12:13 pm (UTC)
I'm also enjoying the response of other Liberal Party members to this book. Especially Warren Entsch wondering if he is protesting too much on gay marriage and then saying "You've really got to watch out for those that have these obsessions. He who protests the loudest..."

I gather Bernardi is talking about suing.
Nennenenne on January 10th, 2014 08:31 am (UTC)
Those reviews! HAHAHA! Those people weren't taking any prisoners. Hillarious!