From the BBC:
Few are laughing in Australia following Robin Williams' joke that its people are "basically English rednecks".
His remarks, made on The Late Show with David Letterman, prompted Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to respond on a Sydney radio show.
"I think Robin Williams should go and spend a little time in Alabama before he frames comments about people being particularly redneck," said Mr Rudd.
Being a native Alabamian, I can but note that nobody from Alabama ever set up anything nearly as stupid as Rudd's recent "global warming" plan that cost nearly $3 billion and led directly to over a hundred houses burning down and several deaths. That's pretty impressive; my 100%-Alabamian grandad was an electrician, and in a 60-year career (he was still doing wiring in his 80's), he never managed to burn down even one house.
I understand that "bogan" is Australian for "redneck." Say, Tim, what's Aussie for, "Rudd, you're a tool?"