Tuesday, April 19th, 2011
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Australia Gives Back To Britain

"If he's a ratbag, he's one of our ratbags. He's done the crimes and he's paid for the crimes. This is quite an inhumane punishment, far beyond the treatment he deserves."
—Stephen Kenny, attorney for Clifford Tucker, objects to Australia's decision to deport Tucker to Britain "over a series of crimes, including attempted murder." (Tucker, 47, moved with his family to Prison Island when he was 6, but never claimed citizenship.) The irony of Australia sending its own miscreants to Knifecrime Island aside, consider this statement from Tucker in mitigation of his offenses: "I'm not a career criminal, I haven't committed any crimes since 1999 other than a minor assault." The guy sounds pretty Australian to me.

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Michael P (#11,253)

Just wasted two minutes of my life. What a load of garbage this blog is. Man, get a job because you aren't a writer.

melis (#1,854)

Will someone please get Michael P those two minutes of his life back?!?!?!

Louis Fyne (#2,066)

What about the 3 minutes spent getting the username and posting a comment? I guess that's on Michael, really.

riotnrrd (#840)

Thanks for your application, Michael P, but we already have our own ratbag. Maybe Gawker is hiring?

laurel (#4,035)

Thanks for playing, Michael P. We have some lovely parting gifts for you, including this canvas gift bag, complete with angry teenaged otter.

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