Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Finals matches are played by the rules - each team gets a go

Good politics is always practical . But practical isn't easy at the best of times. A good fair fight is often needed.
These aren't the best of times because we aren't allowed to be aggressive in a room like we are in the playground.
Worse,  the noise, if any,  is largely coming from left field and even from the audience , with some of the players who don't seem to know the rules or respect them : not even playing by the rules .( the rules were meant to be broken?)
Even our own ABCTV is playing quarters instead of full finals games ; While I love some of them ( arts Q)  the "for real ones" are often not fair dinkum ( WeatherQ is a front for climate  and Environment Q a front for political defence of popular causes )
Also , if we are going to have cultural grabs Q in 15 minutes,  let the diverse elements of our culture  write their own pieces ! Reporters are not players and neither are they umpires . Mr Mr mark Scott ----lead your team!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Very poor God substitutes

If you listen to them , the most marginal Government in our history is able to work miracles.And by contrast we are such dummies. If they take off water restrictions,  we will go back to being wallies and scare campaigns are the only way to prevent deaths ( new Fire ads  come because the last message was ignored ) . Bribery and corruption( if you insult the people's intelligence,  the thinking ones will ignore you ) Insult and arrogance .
Albanez is so out of touch he celebrates the AMOUNT OF LEGISLATION the Feds  have passed this year . Its not parenting and governance - it groping around in the dark .  Worse for our culture, built on a specific balance between liberty and law,  its more  paper warfare , petty crime crap and legal leggings for everyone. Transport us to Tasmania please!

Psychologists would say the god people may well have  got a disease called denial  and projection;  The result of having this disease is that you pretend you have power you don't even remotely have it ( knowledge is power for a start) - let alone the fact that you won't be at all effective because half hearted efforts just waste taxes - big time ; The bigger the problem , the bigger the waste. Preoccupation with raw power and ads ( why air your ignorance by using slogans?)  ignores the fact that the main  effective way to build prevention strategies in the face of risk is to  build self  respect and self understanding by ditching slogans and encouraging specific education based on a respect for freedom  and a minimum  of laws . Many animals do it better than us !
When the mindset is out of this world , the worldly budget is blown real easy - and these gods don't even know it .
Having just rested from hugging celebrations over how they have modelling how to change the atmosphere by "putting a price on one loose part of it " They have started bribing kids to be well behaved at school . The new clothes look good to them,   but those who can stand back can see through them ( Clearly a price on C  is poorly targeted  and will just hurt us and do nothing about Co2 levels)

The gods in charge NOW also think they can tell The States how to manage their water . The MDC can't even define an environmental flow ( its a critical consideration ) , let alone explain it to those it will affect .
 Having discovered the new techno fix of price controls,  the dummies want to offer bribes to get kids to behave well at school when the price controls on water ( imposed by some states ) just made some brokers rich and some farmers broke . Economic pigmys ?
The gods don't dare take off water restrictions lest they lose control of common sense,( as if they have it) ; they don't confess they've already been sleeping while their ignorant and  fearprone collegues  wasted zillions on desal. We are not short of water - but they haven't worked that out yet .
Ask any good teacher ( not pollies ) and they will tell you : Sometime the problems we see with children are  really a problem generated by the parents , or those who think themselves nannies. God only knows the damage we do by thinking we know .
 The nannies will wet themselves if they ever see how little they really see.