Just six hours to name your Cnut

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Six hours to go! Tonight’s edition of Stilgherrian Live (9.30pm Thursdays Sydney time) will be the first in a fortnight, so I’m guessing there’s plenty of nominations for “Cnut of the Week”.

It’s the same rules as usual. We’re after people (or abstract forces of nature, or organisations or whatever) who’ve been futilely trying to hold back the tide of change.

Who do you nominate, and why?

13 Replies to “Just six hours to name your Cnut”

  1. I’m going to nominate my people, the American people. Amusingly, not due to the economic crisis, but the farce they’re making out of elections. (Yay for electing roughly identical politicians w.r.t. political machinery but turning it into basically a question of: “If you’re not a racist, you’ll vote for Obama.”) Nothing like the American Media for turning a really important decision into a wankfest of unimportant but emotionally compelling issues.

  2. Eric Abetz? For, well, just being. He’s had a beaut week in Senate estimates making a cock of himself over bias in Universities, the ABC and lets not forget yesterdays clusterfuck over Treasury/RBA advice. It’s a tri-fecta of stoopid from Erica.

  3. australian cricket selectors – not having groomed a specialist spinner for the indian tour – losers

  4. Hard to go past Fed Govt for Great Firewall of Aus…, but

    AAPT vs. Kyle Doyle — “The Facebook Sickie”. Shame on a company for spying on an employee’s FB profile, but then again, maybe a bit stupid for Kyle as well? A good debate, that’s for sure. Either way, I reckon any company that does not allow employees to have personal self-expression online is surely holding back the tide of change!

    Mick Keelty should be nominated (again!?) for his inability to answer very basic questions, and because there’s probably a foreign AFP office somewhere in Europe where fat ex-pat coppers sit and eat donuts all day; instead of looking for missing people!

  5. It must be Stephen “See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Download No Evil” Conroy, but sadly Chairman Kevin deserves most of the blame for kowtowing to Senator Fielding and the Family Feud Party, which is what caused this inane policy in the first place. If you want to go back to first causes, who actually voted Fielding in in the first place? I nominate them.

  6. Michelle Bachman, Republican US Congressional Representative from Minnesota, who earlier this week announced that many congress people were “un-American”, and suggested that the media look into their un-American activities.

    She did so well that she caused her Democratic opponent to garner nearly a million dollars in donations in about 36 hours.

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