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Australian idiocies

2010-02-16 22:37:52.732499+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Ah, Australia. Where the men are men, with repressive patriarchal conservative attitudes: Exhibit the first: Prime Minister Kevin Rudd (:

At that point one of my friends introduced me, dropping in that I am completing a PhD. At this, Rudd rolled his eyes and in a terse voice lacking any sense of irony remarked that is the "excuse" that "all" young women are using nowadays to avoid starting families.

Then we have Australian Attorney General Michael Atkinson stating that computer gamers are more of a threat to him than biker gangs:

"I feel that my family and I are more at risk from gamers than we are from the outlaw motorcycle gangs who also hate me and are running a candidate against me," he said on ABC TV's Good Game.

And, of course, the ongoing threat to build a firewall that supporters(!) are comparing to the one China runs, to block "pornography".

Inevitably the list of over 2,000 websites was leaked last year to wikileaks.org and was found to contain such objectionable content as online poker sites, a travel operator, a dentist and Wikipedia pages as well as fetish, satanic and Christian sites.

And, I'll bet, probably a lot of pages on reproductive choices and women's health, as these sorts of lists inevitably do.

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#Comment Re: made: 2010-02-17 14:51:09.21693+00 by: petronius

You missed this one: Former Midnight Oil frontman and current environment minister Peter Garret and his new approach to global warming.