Friday, May 30, 2008

In the City

Nice intro!

"myopic", I just like saying it.


Some times people can quite innocently let slip the hidden agendas that motivate political parties.

I liked Pauline Hanson wannabe Kate McCulloch's Camden Islamic College motivated anecdote from today's SMH:

"Look, scores of people are coming up to me and saying, 'Good on you, Kate … you're saying what we're too scared to 'cos of racial vilification laws, but we all think it.' I would like to keep our place like it is and I guess [joining the] Liberals would be natural," she told the Herald.

I guess that is the unspoken, dog whistling view of the Liberal Party on race for you.

They aren't overtly racist, but if you want to vote for the team that keeps your white picket fence white, then vote Liberal.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

hypothetical #1 of indeterminate set

You've won US$50 billion on a scratch ticket that you picked up with the change from your big M.

Buy the Amazon


control Aids

i think i'd take the aids control. at least there's political will for mitigating climate change.

unless of course, it was a complete set of books from then humanity be damned. i'm locking myself away.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Legal Systems Sets New Standards of Justice and Efficiency

Now we all like like truth and justice to prevail.

But haven't three supreme court justices got better things to do with their time than fighting for the pardon of a dead man, hanged 86 years ago.

Don't get me wrong, it sounds like a terrible miscarriage of justice.

But history is the realm of historians, not sitting judges.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Age of Consent

Phillip Adams wrote yesterday about lowering the voting age to 16 years.

I'm all for this idea, but why stop at 16 years.

Why not go further, why not 14 or 15?

I would imagine the average 14 year old is more than capable of making a rational political choice.

I mean, what's holding us back.

We can argue that Children can be easily lead, or bribed, but then so can adults.

If the aged and infirm can vote, why not the young.

The average 14 year old these days is much more tuned in to the wider world than a 14 year old of twenty years ago.

The Internet has meant that today's kids are constantly monitoring the events of the day.

I think the time has come to welcome young adults into the franchise!

But of course there were no teenagers at 2020 to lead the charge were there! All the more reason why we need to extend the vote to the young'uns.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Boris Lord of Londinium

Ah well, poor old Red Ken was looking a bit long in the tooth.

Looks like New Labour is going the way of Old John Howard but.

Click on the image to get the full cock munching affect :D