Thursday, April 19, 2018

Autumn Leaves

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Just The Religious Nuts Rattling Their Disenfranchised Cage, Yet Again

So, the Victorian Liberal Party is debating torture for young gay people, in the guise of conversion therapy (I am barely able to give it that name, as it is too respectful a term) and that fool Greg Hunt likens it freedom of speech. Really?

Greg Hunt, it is child abuse. Would you give the same lieu way to child abusers?

Of course, it is just sour grapes from the religious right having lost the battle over gay marriage. It is the religious rights bitterness leaking from everyone of their holly orifices because more and more of society is rejecting their out dated religious beliefs.


The Victorian Liberal Party has been taken over by conservative Christians, so who knows what they are planning for the future.  Just another reason not to vote Liberal in Victoria, or Australia, for that matter.


Monday, April 16, 2018

Recycling

Our recycling only works if somebody is willing to buy our recycling material, said the council representative.

Governments still don’t get it, do they? Recycling is not an opportunity to make money, recycling is an opportunity to save the human race.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Natural Selection and 40 kph Speed Limits

So, why do we have 40 kph speed limits?

Well Little Johnny, that’s because there are so many dumb people in the world who don’t know not to walk out into the traffic.

Really?

Yes. And for some reason, those in power decided that instead of letting the stupid people get run down, they have decided to go against millions of years of evolution, deeming that all of society should be slowed down and inconvenienced because of the stupid people.

So, are you saying that all of Melbourne has to drive at 40 kph because of stupid people?

That’s what I’m saying, Little Johnny.

Thanks a lot, stupid people, said Little Johnny.

But more than that, by going against millions of years of natural selection, opting for 40 kph speed limits is, actually, putting the future of the human race in doubt.

Because allowing the stupid people to live and therefore breed, said Little Johnny, we are weakening the human gene pool?

Exactly, Little Johnny. It is in all our future interest to maintain 60 kph speed limits and let the stupid people be run down and killed in the street.

Thanks a lot stupid people in charge, said Little Johnny.


Friday, April 13, 2018

Gorgeous Sky

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

It Is Only Free Speech If You Agree, Is That What We Are Saying?

Israel Folau’s tweet that gays will go to hell “unless they repent of their sins and turn to God” is causing a storm with critics accusing the Australian rugby player of being insensitive and homophobic.

That storm of criticism is said to be stifling Israel Folau’s free speech.

Really? His right to voice his opinion was not taken away from him, people simply responded to it.

Free speech is a two way conversation. Israel Folau said what he thought and the community has responded, it is nothing more than that.

His sponsors have the right to respond as well, if they believe his conduct is not in accordance with the sponsors values.

Responding to his statement is free speech working the way it is supposed to, it is not being stifled.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Unseasonably Warm

It is such a warm morning, I can sit outside at 6am with a t-shirt on.   I like it, it is fresh, skin to the air, washing over you.

It is nice. It has been unseasonably warm these last few days. Coffee and computer out early in the garden.

I guess we'll be saying that a lot in the years to come, as the temperature rises. And since collectively the governments of the world are doing little about it, I guess we'll be getting used to it.