Sex Party

The Australian Sex Party had a launch of some kind yesterday.  A sparsely attended affair in much the same way as these bodily painted individuals were clad (i.e. sparsely).

Clever, well the location of Tasmania was clever, however I don't think it's topographically accurate.  Mount Isa looks more appealing that I had previously imagined.


Thanks for visiting, but you're wasting your time if you read this post

So, I changed the layout of the blog. No reason. I mean it's not as if I ever do blog anything anyway, right? Right. Well, I checked the blog stats the other day and to my surprise the number of visitors increased by 50%*, so for them I figured I'd post something...

But what?

It's not as if I have any news, or developed any new opinions on anything. I haven't thought of anything funny to say for, what is it - 18 months now since my last joke. So this wont be a comedy post of any kind. So this post will be nothing but a complete waste of time. Comments to this post, if it even deserves any, will be along the lines of: "That's 2 minutes of my life I'll never get back, thanks nob!".

Hmmm, well ok, there is an election going on here in Australia.  So I should have an opinion on that...  Umm, well, I was pleased when Julia Gillard took over the Labor party leadership recently from Kevin Rudd.  I thought finally a leader with balls, but alas no.  Different shit to be sure but the same ol' smell.

I think I'm going to vote for the Sex Party this year because their polices look the best:

  • Bring about the establishment of a truly national classification scheme which includes a uniform non-violent erotica rating for explicit adult material for all jurisdictions and through all media including the Internet and computer games.
  • Introduce an R and X rating for computer games
  • To overturn mandatory ISP filtering of the Internet and return Internet censorship to parents and individuals.
  • We oppose the mandatory retention of all Australian users’ internet browsing history and emails by ISPs for at-will inspection by law enforcement agencies, and support strong judicial oversight over the ability of law enforcement to access individuals’ internet and email data.
  • To bring about the development of a national sex education curriculum as a first step in preventing the sexualisation of children.
  • Development of a national internet education scheme for parents.
  • To enact national anti discrimination laws which make it illegal to unfairly discriminate against people or companies on the basis of job, occupation, profession or calling.
  • To bring about equal numbers of women in the Parliament through enabling the Federal Discrimination Act to have jurisdiction extending to political parties.
  • To create total equal rights in all areas of the law including same sex marriage.
  • Overturn racist laws that ban adults living in and visiting aboriginal communities in the NT from possessing erotic and sexual media.
  • Ensure the sexual rights and freedoms of people with a disability and the elderly.
  • To enact national pregnancy termination laws along the same lines as divorce law — which allow for legal, no-fault and guilt-free processes for women seeking termination.
  • The listing of Viagra, Cialis and other drugs used to treat sexual dysfunction, on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.
  • Overturn restrictions on aid to overseas family planning organisations that reference abortion.
Protection of Children
  • Convene a Royal Commission into child sex abuse in the nation’s religious institutions.
  • Develop global approaches to tackling child pornography which focus on detection and apprehension of the producers of the material.
Workplace Relations
  • Ensure that the introduction of paid maternity leave is fair and equitable for small businesses.
  • Abolish sex slavery and sexual servitude by introducing non morality-based immigration policies that allow bona-fide sex workers to work legally in Australia.
  • Ending the tax exempt status for religions.

Yes, yes, yes, yes & yes.  I like it.  So yeah, I've got no news, opinions or jokes so maybe I won't post anything after all.

* Last 7 days there were 3 visitors - Huzzah!!!


Draw Muhammad Day

...was yesterday. So officially I missed it. I was vaguely aware of it but what prompted me to take part was Pakistan's reaction to it. They have shut down YouTube and Facebook for the entire country.
He [Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), spokesman, Khurram Ali Mehran] regretted that the administrators at the Facebook and YouTube had not taken the content off despite Pakistan's protests.

"Their attitude was in contravention to international resolutions and their own policies advertised on the Web for the general public,"
Fucking what "international resolutions" limit free speech? Fuck you Mehran. Do whatever you like with your theocracy but don't start thinking other people and institutions should pay any more respect to your phony balony god than it deserves.
The PTA issued a statement Thursday saying, "PTA would welcome the concerned authorities of Facebook and YouTube to contact the PTA for resolving the issue at the earliest which ensures religious harmony and respect."
Religious respect; that's an amorphous term. I respect your religion in that I tolerate it. But what you mean is you expect deference to it. Well fuck you.