Obviously there have been no shortage of recent appalling revelations about our elected leaders in the past month so I should have had much to write about. Unfortunately I just haven’t had the stomach for writing any more about them. There just doesn’t seem to be anything else to say.
I have a real issue with inaccurately simplified messages.
I’m gonna have a lot more to write about this when I get around to doing it properly, but the ANZ ad about boys and girls getting different pocket money annoyed me. If I had a job- or even knew of one- where women in the same position get paid less I would get the point, but I am struggling to think of an example. I accept there are a range of inequalities throughout the world and some are- almost unbelievably- still based on gender, but there are very few jobs existing now where you are paid differently according to your gender. So I find the ad a little disingenuous and patronising?
So after several months of blissful ignorance, encouraged by the Hodgman government, much of Tasmania the reality of the difficulty repairing the Basslink cable suddenly came into sharp focus yesterday. With the cable being fully severed for repairs for the next few months, internet providers such as iinet and internode are reporting (a little sheepishly) significant degradation in service.
Now I may be the only person in the world who is not worried much by what Kim Kardashian posts online. The reason I am not is kind of the reason I never expected to be writing about non entities like the Kardashians. I use what I call my ‘Kardashian Filter’ to not open any stories that have Kardashian or Jenner in the title. As a result, I remain blissfully ignorant of their rather meaningless antics. It is kind of like not eating McDonalds or unfollowing friends who post about the Bachelor on Facebook- you are just filtering unnecessary crap out of your life and are better off as a result.
I reckon if you have a solar panel on your house, Matthew Groom should be round at some time in the next month with at least a carton of beer to say thanks. Seriously though, it would be great to know exactly what the energy situation is.
Much as it is not something I enjoy doing, I have to give an overdue hat-tip to Will Hodgman. While his federal colleagues make it appear that governing is a very difficult job, the state liberal government seems to be making it look a whole lot easier.