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Subject: Another Reason I Love the Aussies
swhitebull    6/7/2009 6:23:12 PM
For those that don't know him, Major General Peter Cosgrove is an 'Australian treasure!' General Cosgrove was interviewed on the radio recently. You'll love his reply to the lady who interviewed him concerning guns and children. Regardless of how you feel about gun laws you gotta love this! This is one of the best comeback lines of all time. It is a portion of an ABC interview between a female broadcaster and General Cosgrove who was about to sponsor a Boy Scout Troop visiting his military headquarters. FEMALE INTERVIEWER: So, General Cosgrove, what things are you going to teach these young boys when they visit your base? GENERAL COSGROVE: We're going to teach them climbing, canoeing, archery and shooting. FEMALE INTERVIEWER: Shooting! That's a bit irresponsible, isn't it? GENERAL COSGROVE: I don't see why, they'll be properly supervised on the rifle range. FEMALE INTERVIEWER: Don't you admit that this is a terribly dangerous activity to be teaching children? GENERAL COSGROVE: I don't see how. We will be teaching them proper rifle discipline before they even touch a firearm. FEMALE INTERVIEWER: But you're equipping them to become violent killers. GENERAL COSGROVE: Well, Ma'am, you're equipped to be a prostitute, but you're not one, are you? The radio went silent and the interview ended. swhitebull
 
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bigfella       6/7/2009 9:47:59 PM

For those that don't know him, Major General Peter Cosgrove is an
'Australian treasure!' General Cosgrove was interviewed on the radio recently. You'll love his reply to the lady who interviewed him concerning guns and children. Regardless of how you feel about gun laws you gotta love this!


This is one of the best comeback lines of all time. It is a portion of an ABC interview between a female broadcaster and General Cosgrove who was about to sponsor a Boy Scout Troop visiting his military headquarters.


FEMALE INTERVIEWER: So, General Cosgrove, what things are you going to teach these young boys when they visit your base?


GENERAL COSGROVE: We're going to teach them climbing, canoeing, archery and shooting.


FEMALE INTERVIEWER: Shooting! That's a bit irresponsible, isn't it?


GENERAL COSGROVE: I don't see why, they'll be properly supervised on the rifle range.


FEMALE INTERVIEWER: Don't you admit that this is a terribly dangerous activity to be teaching children?


GENERAL COSGROVE: I don't see how. We will be teaching them proper rifle discipline before they even touch a firearm.


FEMALE INTERVIEWER: But you're equipping them to become violent killers.


GENERAL COSGROVE: Well, Ma'am, you're equipped to be a prostitute, but you're not one, are you?


The radio went silent and the interview ended.


swhitebull

Swhitebull,
 
I am surprised that someone as cynical & hardbitten as yourself should be taken in by such an obvious hoax. I can't help thinking that if this had been about 'Cosgrove' denouncing the idea of training children to use guns that you would have either dismissed it out of hand or at least run it through Snopes.com. Just because it tells you what you want to hear don't make it so.
 
 
p.s. There are also hoaxes circulating which have both the former AND current Australian PM telling Muslims to 'go back where they came from', and another with a supposed British MP doing something similar. Watch out for them. 

 
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Necromancer    Palis and Afghans start with AK47s at age 13   6/7/2009 9:55:14 PM
The women there too do not complain at all. Also there were several SOS broadcats from Aussie women in US TV "What the bloody hell u r doing there on down here" its obvious Whitebull Aussie treatment of their women is in doubt. We should all go down under.
 
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Herald12345    Some people could double their intelligence    6/7/2009 10:24:06 PM
by holding their breaths for about ten minutes.
 
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Aussiegunneragain    Sysops   6/7/2009 10:25:32 PM

The women there too do not complain at all. Also there were several SOS broadcats from Aussie women in US TV "What the bloody hell u r doing there on down here" its obvious Whitebull Aussie treatment of their women is in doubt. We should all go down under.
How long to we have to put up with this moron trolling here?

 
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swhitebull    Bigfella   6/8/2009 4:57:26 AM



For those that don't know him, Major General Peter Cosgrove is an

'Australian treasure!' General Cosgrove was interviewed on the radio recently. You'll love his reply to the lady who interviewed him concerning guns and children. Regardless of how you feel about gun laws you gotta love this!





This is one of the best comeback lines of all time. It is a portion of an ABC interview between a female broadcaster and General Cosgrove who was about to sponsor a Boy Scout Troop visiting his military headquarters.





FEMALE INTERVIEWER: So, General Cosgrove, what things are you going to teach these young boys when they visit your base?





GENERAL COSGROVE: We're going to teach them climbing, canoeing, archery and shooting.





FEMALE INTERVIEWER: Shooting! That's a bit irresponsible, isn't it?





GENERAL COSGROVE: I don't see why, they'll be properly supervised on the rifle range.





FEMALE INTERVIEWER: Don't you admit that this is a terribly dangerous activity to be teaching children?





GENERAL COSGROVE: I don't see how. We will be teaching them proper rifle discipline before they even touch a firearm.





FEMALE INTERVIEWER: But you're equipping them to become violent killers.





GENERAL COSGROVE: Well, Ma'am, you're equipped to be a prostitute, but you're not one, are you?





The radio went silent and the interview ended.





swhitebull



Swhitebull,

 

I am surprised that someone as cynical & hardbitten as yourself should be taken in by such an obvious hoax. I can't help thinking that if this had been about 'Cosgrove' denouncing the idea of training children to use guns that you would have either dismissed it out of hand or at least run it through Snopes.com. Just because it tells you what you want to hear don't make it so.

 

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p.s. There are also hoaxes circulating which have both the former AND current Australian PM telling Muslims to 'go back where they came from', and another with a supposed British MP doing something similar. Watch out for them. 




A friend of mine sent that to me in the States, and I didnt bother checking it out. It sounded great as a one-liner regardless, so I thought it worth posting. My bad.
 
swhitebull
 
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swhitebull    Necromancer   6/8/2009 4:59:12 AM

The women there too do not complain at all. Also there were several SOS broadcats from Aussie women in US TV "What the bloody hell u r doing there on down here" its obvious Whitebull Aussie treatment of their women is in doubt. We should all go down under.


Going 'down under' is well worth the effort -  anytime, regardless of the continent.  Now before this degenerates any farther, let's close this thread.
 
 
swhitebull
 
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Nanheyangrouchuan       6/8/2009 1:01:38 PM



The women there too do not complain at all. Also there were several SOS broadcats from Aussie women in US TV "What the bloody hell u r doing there on down here" its obvious Whitebull Aussie treatment of their women is in doubt. We should all go down under.



Going 'down under' is well worth the effort -  anytime, regardless of the continent.  Now before this degenerates any farther, let's close this thread.

 
swhitebull


Agreed.  Going "down under" always pays of at least 100x, though there are certain seasons when the trip can just turn into a bloody mess upon arrival.
 
 And it could be said of men that we feel the need to possess a gun just as we are all equipped to be gigolos and often times wish we were.
 
 
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