Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Fair and Balanced...

Five things that have pissed me off this week:

1. The man who wears Prada shoes, Cartier sunglasses and hand-tailored clothes - otherwise known as God's Rottweiler, the Grand Inquisitor and... the Pope - while millions of Catholics live in poverty.

2. Robert Mugabe, the man who doesn't know when to quit even when his country's people suffer.

3. All those green groups who forced and otherwise manipulated countries into drastic cuts in carbon emissions without considering the consequences, like food crops being sold for biofuels. And we've still to hear from them.

4. Tibet. 'nuff said.

5. The greed of OPEC for the price of oil and the idiots who forced the 'credit crunch' by loaning money to those who couldn't pay it back.

Five things that have made me happy this week:

1. The 'accidental' rescue by Iraqi forces of kidnapped CBS journalist, Richard Butler. The Iraqi forces needed the morale lift.

2. Australia's appointment of the first woman Governor General, Ms Quentin Bryce, current Governor of Queensland.

3. JK Rowling's lawsuit against Steven Vander Ark's Harry Potter lexicon. No matter that JK is worth buckets of money, Vander Ark is trying to profit from JK's work.

4. The lack of protests as the Olympic Torch made it's way through South America, Africa and the Middle East. The Human Rights Advocates have made their point, enough already. Oh, the torch had it's genesis in the Nazi regime; maybe we should drop it altogether.

5. Sixteen days until I fly out for Europe. Who wouldn't be happy with that?

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