things big t can do without: government-media shenanigans

Quote of the week: God never closes a door without opening a window.  Great, an exit that I can walk out of in exchange for a chance to break my neck.

Australia: OMG we’re on fire! wereonfirewereonfirewereonfire…

Rest of the world:  Top story – Australia is on fire.  In other news…

Recently there has been a lot of attention paid to the terribly destructive fires and recent floods that have racked large parts of our nation.  I am truly saddened by these tragic occurrences and I’m very sorry for the losses of those involved.

Still, is it too much to ask that we hear about something else for a while?  I mean, what is happening elsewhere in the world?  Hell, what else is happening here?  You don’t expect me to believe that this catastrophe, as bad as it is, is the only currently newsworthy event in existence?

What about, say, the crippling economic bungles planned by our beloved PM?  The stimulus package?  Anyone remember that?  Actually, that loops back to the recent disasters, given that they attached said package to the relief fund for the victims of those disasters, hoping no one would notice?  What a great way to sidestep the need for consent, ensuring that unless their harebrained plan, destined to aid in plunging the country into massive debt (the same way Labor did the last time they were in power), is passed, those affected by the fires will be left with nothing but the crispy remains of their homes?

Or, as my fellow journalist has no doubt explained in detail, the upcoming government censorship, despite other services already providing such services?  While their declared agenda on this occasion seems admirable, how long do you suppose it will take before child pornography and other such smut isn’t all that the government filter deems unsuitable?  You know, violent games, politically-incorrect humor…Liberal-party-supporting sites, anything that disagrees with Labor’s political agenda and – perhaps worst of all – this site (yeah, that’ll make a difference in the greater scheme of things).

Time to wake up people, the fires and flood are horrible, but they’re being used as a smokescreen to keep us from noticing the stupidity happening around us.

Well, that’s enough of my paranoid ramblings for now.

Y’all have a nice day now, y’hear?

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