Sunday, December 02, 2007
Got a new Govt today.
So hopefully I can stop apologizing for my country when next overseas. This one will hopefully take us into the 21st century, rather than back to the 19th like the old one did. No more denying global warming, womens and gay rights. No more clueless retard old men who think the internet is for kids and not commerce " so why would we want it faster?". No more blatant race politics, no more signing away our sovereignty to BS wars. No more deporting legal Australian citizens because they're not white. No more nutjobs trying to make public education only for the rich. No more blatant political appointments to govt bodies now made up of close friends and other cronies to the former PM. No more strangling of the Australian arts, film and tv funding...
Yeah, I could go on. Truth is these guys will probably be almost as bad as the last ones. Almost.
Within this group of new ministers, you have an openly gay lesbian Chinese woman. A rock star from Midnight Oil. A guy from our special forces, the SAS who can kill you just by looking in your direction, a TV journalist who defeated the Prime Minister in his own seat, a woman who's the youngest member of Parliament at 30 and the rest of the usual riff raff of 50 something old white men and women.
It's going to be odd not being angry and annoyed at the people in charge. Well, for at least the first 5 minutes before these ones stuff it up too.