here’s a list of stuff i’m angry about at the moment. i don’t presently have time to go into extensive detail (lucky for you poor readers), but i might soon. just you wait.
1. skinny jeans rape acquittals. nicholas gonzales in sydney was acquitted from raping a woman because a juror (NOT even evidence presented as defence) felt that because our victim was wearing skinny jeans, that there must have been some consent as those things don’t just come off on their own.
to that juror: fuck off and die in a hole. go back to the barbarism of the 18th century and see how serfdom suits you.
2. deveny getting booted. much has been written about her. i know. and although i am a fan of her stuff (and have followed her column, twitter and books), even i found the rove tweet a bit much. AND i was reading it real time. (unlike much of the judging public). as an aside, i think she could have dealt with the fracas a leetle better.
but fired? are you kidding me?
riddle me this – what do matthew johns, sam newman, bert newton and kyle sandilands all really have in common?
3. oil vomitting out into the ocean in the Gulf of Mexico. oh lord – where to start…
if you’re going to do surgery, know how to stop a haemorrhage first.
4. resources capital heads deciding that they might take their bat and ball and go home because they’re being charged extra to plum the land. see this
i know that K-Rudd is not this forward-thinking (maybe he was in a previous life, i dunno). but as much as this capital hostage is fucked, i’m also hoping that this is a strange and almost-genius environmental policy based on reverse psychology. tax the fuck out of the bastards, they throw a tantrum. we reduce our carbon emissions and stop desecrating aboriginal land. hooray!
there. done. next time: good news.