Thursday, December 01, 2005

thursday quickie

For those of us downunder, welcome to summer (and northern friends, commiserations re arrival of winter). However the true date of the first day of summer is contentious. Many of us believe the pagans have it right and the solstice is the real beginning of the season.

summer solstice altar, 2004

It is predicted to be 34c with a chance of a thunderstorm later in Melbourne today.

This is also the day the Kyoto Protocol is put officially into action. Oh that is if you live somewhere that doesn’t include Australia or the USA. No we are so damn poor we couldn’t jeopardise jobs or production by signing a treaty to limit our greenhouse gas emissions.

That is if you still have a job once the IR legislation is enacted. What a surprise little Barnaby was all huff and no puff and rolling over at the last minute, rather than blowing the house down.

The “Anti-terror” laws are also before the senate. This is the same liberal dominated senate that some Australians apparently proudly elected, but no one seems to know who the said voters are. And the same senate which lacks another Greens’ voice because Labour voters in Victoria were too lazy to find out what their party’s preferences were and voted above the line, thus giving their vote to Family First (Nulliparous Pagan Whores Last).

It appears our very own spooks are muzzling the parliamentary committee that oversees their operation. Farewell transparent governance. Hello police, or in this case, “Intelligence”, state.

Sedition laws are upon us. To be reviewed in 5 years if we are very lucky. This is going to be an interesting time for bloggers.


Blogger flying kiwi said...

Family First - Nulliparous Pagan Whores Last - lol.

Do you mean the spring equinox (Beltane, 1 Nov over here) is the first day of summer? That makes sense.

And as for the rest - it does indeed appear to be a scary time for Australian politics.

4:23 pm  
Blogger Another Outspoken Female said...

brain gone gooey - meant solstice :)

5:07 pm  
Blogger DC said...

Scary, scary times. No doubt.

6:43 am  
Blogger guru Rex said...

I know who voted for the Liberals in the Senate: the Brothers Grimm!

10:53 am  

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