The Midday Meal

A repository for the various things i consume in the course of daily existence

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

The other thing we have to fear is...

Thursday, September 15, 2005

The only thing we have to fear is...

Fear itself? The communal fear of terrorism is evidently something we should be very afraid of. Our fear of being next in line for the Al Qaeda world tour of atrocity has meant that we have taken steps to protect ourselves from those hidden killers who so clearly frighten the pants off most of my fellow citizens.

We are clearly so afraid now that puppet wielding peace activists are so much of a threat to our national fabric that we have to get them out of the country as soon as humanly possible.

It's quite comical really that the fears which people have held for our civil liberties have been realised by ASIO locking up such a ridiculously harmless individual. I mean, it might not be such an issue if they had used their new powers to lock up and deport someone who might actually be able to hurt someone.

Maybe there isn't much to fear after all? I don't think that is the case... but I also don't think the kind of people who are going to hurt us will be so easily available for ASIO to call up for a chat while they are sipping a latte on Brunswick Street.

I think they, much like the London bombers and most serial killers, will only stand out from the crowd after they've acted and that won't change regardless of how easy we make it for our government to arbitrarily lock people up and kick them out.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

I was quite amused...

when i noticed the dilbert website has more adds and pop ups for dating services than almost anywhere else I've ever been on the web. what do you think that is saying about dilbert readers?

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Someone should tell the English...

... that Ketamine is a drug for horses... after all if the denizens of melbourne's revolver can work it out, anyone should be able to...