Shooting skills, young boys, and prostitutes. Learning to shoot, and defending the Free World against wankers, socialists and “extremists”.

General Peter Cosgrove (Australian) had a lovely exchange with a lady-fascist interviewer, here;


From: Joan Northam

To: Peter W Watson

Sent: Friday, February 08, 2008 11:32 PM

Subject: Fw: Best Comeback line of 2007

Pete -Major General Peter Cosgrove should also be added to our very short list of modern heroes.  You’ll LOVE his response to the addle-brained noodle-witted limp wilted lettuce leftie here! Joan

—– Original Message —–

From: Stan Parr

To: Undisclosed-Recipient:;

Sent: Friday, February 08, 2008 10:38 PM

Subject: Best Comeback line of 2007

THE BEST COMEBACK LINE for 2007… 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.  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.

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

We’re going to teach them climbing, canoeing, archery and shooting.

Shooting! That’s a bit irresponsible, isn’t it?

I don’t see why, they’ll be properly supervised on the rifle range.

Don’t you admit that this is a terribly dangerous activity to be teaching children?


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

But you’re equipping them to become violent killers.

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


8 responses to “Shooting skills, young boys, and prostitutes. Learning to shoot, and defending the Free World against wankers, socialists and “extremists”.

  1. you suck at teh interwebs

  2. Hello

    I don’t know what this means:

    “you suck at teh interwebs”

    Please could you translate it for the benefit if the other reader of this blog, who does not speak your language?

  3. I think that all Boys in the West ought to be trained to shoot. It may be needed. I was handed a gun when I was 12, by my father. He then told me what to do. He taught me how to use it. It is long gone, but I never forgot the trust he placed in me by letting me use one, even when he was not there.

  4. Perhaps Anon refers to the fact that this story and it’s derivatives are well know as urban legands. i.e. cobblers.

  5. shane lindstrom

    This website is a pefect example of the current state of blogging. Just put down anything, EVEN IF IT IS UNTRUE, why bother checking FACTS? What’s facts have to do with anything…certainly nothing on this website. At least the “swiftboaters” knew they we’re lying and spreading misinformation. This site just copies down anything they get in their inbox and prints it.

  6. you’ve got to be joking me… if he said that, he’s a moron. if you think its an excellent comeback, your an even bigger moron! if you made it up, or didn’t check your facts, then you succeeded in making both peter and this site look like idiots based on lies… well done.

  7. Yes, I think you’re right david, shooting has got a bad press now, as a child
    I had a large garden and all sorts of rifles and pistols, they don’y make 22’s
    like that anymore, I used to enjoy shooting out candle flames, night shooting
    can be good fun, I find now modern rifles have become to clinical, with the
    milldot scopes and zoom sights, it gets rather boring when you can hit a postage stamp shot after shot at 30 yards, target shooting is no longer a
    skill it has been replaced by a few clicks of vertical or horizontal adjustment,
    totally boring, to say the least.

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