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Canberrans triumph in the battle for Mount Ainslie

By johnboy 20 October 2009 105

[First Filed Oct 17, 2009]
Mount Ainslie was a glorious place to be this afternoon for a proud Canberran.

Victoria’s banjo country bused in to vilify our pagan community and Canberra turned up to shout them down, and laugh at them.

It was done with a laugh and a smile, resounding choruses of “We are Australian”, people dancing in their underpants, and men kissing to cries of “Heathen, Heathen” from the fundamentalists. (rejoined with proud shouts of “homo, homo” from the members of the crowd not wearing funny red tags).

Oddly, despite much advance media the police were not in attendance, so it was lucky the “Catch The Fire:” mob were not only outnumbered but also in general much older and frailer.

The anti-fundies had managed to gather in numbers around the Mt Ainslie beacon and after ten or so minutes of confrontation the fundamentalists, ringed by a looser crowd of Canberrans decided to retreat away, led by a man with a megaphone “speaking in tongues”.

I left just before three to update you all, hopefully it has stayed calm up there.

The Danes are understandably proud because when the Nazis came for the Danish Jews the Danes managed to evacuate the endangered members of their community to neutral Sweden.

In a smaller way I’m equally proud that Canberra turned out in good numbers to laugh at the forces of intolerance come to vilify members of our community.

Here’s some video and audio, not shot with a purpose built video camera sadly, but it gets across the spirit of the thing:

UPDATED: qednet has posted a more complete video account on the day on YouTube. It looks like I wasn’t the only one to wander off too early and the fundies got their moment on the beacon (not a comms tower).

ANOTHER UPDATE: The Age has picked up the yarn.

(Stills slideshow below)

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AngryHenry 3:10 pm 23 Oct 09

Muttsybignuts said :

“the Special Bonus Commandment hidden near the back?”

Maybe He hid it near the back to see if anyone actually read the whole book?

Or, does it only come with the limited edition, deluxe version?

It’s just before the fold-in.

Muttsybignuts 10:23 am 23 Oct 09

“the Special Bonus Commandment hidden near the back?”

Maybe He hid it near the back to see if anyone actually read the whole book?

Or, does it only come with the limited edition, deluxe version?

MrPC 10:19 pm 22 Oct 09

@93 What’s your position on Christianity’s ten commandments? Just curious

Meh. Of the ten commandments, there are perhaps three good ones (murder, steal, false witness). The rest are either unjustified, dated, filler and/or just plain absurd.

farq 9:18 pm 22 Oct 09

just pick and choose one version that fits with your politcal agenda. ignore the rest.

Skidbladnir said :

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy said :

What’s your position on Christianity’s ten commandments? Just curious 🙂

Which ten though, Vy?

The Exodus 20:1-20 Ten, or
Exodus 34:1-28 Ten, or
Deuteronomy 5:6-21 Ten, or
the Special Bonus Commandment hidden near the back?

The Exodus 34:1-28 set are the only ones called the Ten Commandments within text.

Let’s start with the basics, eh?

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