My State Elections!

Oh my goodness readers, today if my State Elections!

I’m not actually sure if I’m allowed to write here who I’m voting for. So currently we have the Liberals Leader Steven Marshall, he’s not too bad for a Liberal (think American Republican and the Tories) He’s not that bad, unfortunately, the opposition leader Peter Malinauskas is just that little better.

I kind of just gave away who I’m voting for, didn’t I? lol

There was actually sometime really good that Steven Marshall did. I just can’t remember what it was, 100% It had something to do with being a member of the Liberal Party, you actually have pay a fee and to do something…I think. The biggest mistake that he made was taking health services, thinking bringing it back was a good thing. Listening to Scott Morrison and opening borders up earlier and putting money towards a basketball stadium instead of hospitals and ambulance services. In the last couple of weeks, we’ve had 5 people die because they were waiting for ambulances.

Basketball stadium vs ambulances getting to you, so you don’t die.

It’s not really a competition.

Most people that have been complaining about “Where is PM getting the money for more ambulance” Never thought to ask “Where’s Steven Marshall getting the money for a basketball stadium?”

Thursday Theories – Personally, I am over the blatantly stupidity.

Recently a well known radio host in Australia, asked “How do we get people back into the CBD’s” This radio host has been a BIG encourager of the anti-vax and anti-mandates “protests” that have been taken place in the CBD’s.

Here’s the thing, the anti-vaxers were complaining about how all these businesses were shutting down. So around Christmas, people were being really cautious, rules were relaxed a little. So what did the anti-vaxers do? They went into the city to protest against…well, we’re not sure what exactly…

Guess what happened, the majority that had been vaccinated left the city. Then the cities got COVID, so everyone stopped going out…Then the anti-vaxers started to whine about how the PM’s had opened up everything way too early.

How do these people not get it?

Canberra, is 95% double vaccinated, at the time when the last “protest” took place. The ACT was the most highly vaccinated state/terrotiory in Australia. So what did the “Freedums” Protestors, they went to the ACT of course! Too protest against mandates, mandates … at the high vaccinated state in Australia. They came from other states, because Canberra, were vaccinated.

Guess what happened.

The people who actually lived in Canberra, left the city early …

People came from all over Australia, to protest mandates, at the highest state vaccinated.

Mardi Gras, 2022 – Australia

Mardi Gras in Australia ended just yesterday (Sunday), I was so proud, my baby brother was apart of it! He was in NSW, however, and they have been nearly as huge floods as QLD. Which is needless to say, with everything, I wouldn’t blame people for not knowing.

Last night I watched as Australia cheered on trans groups at the Mardi Gras. Today I saw ONE Australian try to spread fear about trans people, and that misinformation was then shared by ONE Scottish billionaire fiction writer. Be Loud and Support trans people! We are more then them!

What I would like to share with you all, are a series of YouTube videos representing some of what’s been happening this year with Mardi Gras in Australia!

United We Shine!

Oh dear…Shane Warne

I don’t know how many of you follow Cricket, but Shane Warne has passed at 52!

I’m not really a big cricket fan. Even I know who Shane Warne is though, an apparent heart attack. There are rumor’s it was COVID related, but those are just rumors. Like Betty White, I refrain from doing so.

Shane Warne and I disagreed on a lot of political stuff and he would have been called a “larrikin”. He wasn’t a bad person persay, just a … larrikin, lol 52!

Australia/Invasion Day

I respect and honour Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past, present and future. I acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on this land and commit to building a brighter future together.

The only thing I enjoy about today, I get a public holiday, which means a day off of work. Think of Australia/Invasion Day as America’s Columbus Day.

Every year, I still think it should be moved and every year, I have to explain to idiots how there are still people living from the Stolen Generations. Between 1910 and the 1970s*, many First Nations children were forcibly removed from their families as a result of various government policies.

Someone made a really good point, if we can’t #changethedate to show that we don’t celebrate the harm of our first nations people. Do we actually even deserve an #AustraliaDay? No, I don’t think we do.

*Policies of forced removals were in place from 1910 to 1969, but there are many stories of forced removals prior to and after these dates.

Sorry

The reason I call this post “sorry” is because I am about to talk about COVID…Mainly in my state.

Australia in general was doing pretty okay, except for the NSW. Now some people from Sydney will say that it was “rude” to “make” Gladys Berejiklian (Former NSW Premier) step down during the middle of an outbreak, which she actually caused, lol. Ever since, the cases have been on the rise. Berejiklian wasn’t “forced” to step down, and she didn’t step down because of the COVID. She CHOOSE to step down over corrupt charges dating back from and before the end of 2020.

Now, the Federal Government forced open international borders, just before Christmas. Whether states wanted them or not. So now, each state and Territory, are in the midst of the worst outbreaks of COVID each state and Territory have had since the beginning. The Northern Territory went into it’s first lockdown two days ago.

There were business owners, in my state, who were complaining that the Government needed to open up the borders, so people will shop in their businesses during Christmas. Now, these exact same business owners are COMPLAINING that the Government opened up businesses (not that they were closed to begin with, mind you) too early and people wont come into their shops now, because we’re having major out break problems. Within two weeks, the same people were complaining, with no irony what they had said JUST two weeks ago! My mum saw the articles in the Advertiser, which is a Murdoch owned newspaper. So my mum’s cancelled it. She kept meaning too, but things kept happening, lol.

Also in my State, during the previous outbreaks and lockdowns. That’s how my States actually started to deliver grocery food shopping. Which has been really successful, and very popular. So you can imagine my surprise, when I was throwing up sick yesterday and all the grocery delivery services I use, aren’t being used. Luckily my sickness isn’t COVID, it was just food poisoning. But if you have COVID, or symptoms, or have been a close contact, you have to isolate and you cant get into shops until you’re negative. That was the BIGGEST reason why grocery delivery was so popular. This time though, we’re not even in a lockdown and the closest grocery delivery I could get, is on this coming Tuesday!

It has been nearly two since COVID first hit. HOW are they still getting it wrong so much?!

Oh, and for a little more info:

Rapid Antigen Test pricing worldwide:

Thailand Free – $2.00

India – $2.00

Switzerland AUD$4.00

Germany €1.00 – €5.00

Spain €2.50

Portugal €2.50 at restaurants

France free at restaurants

Cambodia AUD$2.50

Singapore free

UK free

US free

NZ free

Australia $45.00

Disturbed



So freaking embarrassed right now

I started my day yesterday, by checking my Twitch channel…and I saw a “Melbourne Live” new feed…I went and had a look at it. Rioters in Australia, were streaming live their latest riot. (I refuse to call them protestors after what they did to a War Memorial Shrine). Good news was though, there didn’t seem to be that many people gathering at the set time…AND there were more people getting vaccines than there were rioters.

Still though…

It’s freaking embarrassing to be a Australian right now with out current Liberal Australian Government. It’s like they want to make Australia like America … Who in hell voted for these American wannabes? Saying that I don’t want them to resign, I want them to be voted out in a landslide vote =D

I would love to know, how anyone could “love and admire” anyone whose so clearly trying to divide a nation. Not over anything little, literally over people’s lives. Trump Supporters do it, Johnson and Morrison do it, Leigh Sales does it. How do you love and admire that? #COVID

Thursday Theories – The Music = My Country

I want to change this post a little this week. Over this week, I was listening to some songs that make me nostalgic for how I think my country used to be, and how it should be.

Music is a different form of communication, it can make us feel so many different ways. It can invoke emotions that we sometimes forget are there. What I am going to do this week, is post five songs that make me “sappy” for my country, Australia. When I hear these songs, it reminds me that there is something beautiful still in my country.

I would LOVE for you all to either pingback five songs of your own, that represent your country to you. Doesn’t matter why. If you don’t want to do a whole post, then please post in the comments, the songs you think represent your country to you. If it’s your country’s anthem, go for it!

When I was in America, I sometimes would listen to this one song on repeat:

Christine Anu My Island Home – Uploaded by:
muzicanoz

I mean, everyone and anyone whose anyone, thinks this should be Australia’s National Anthem:

I still call Australia home- Peter Allen – Uploaded by:
Tassie TV

You are very much missed Peter Allen ❤ ❤ ❤

This one, speaks a lot about what’s wrong with Australia. Especially with the treatment of Australian Aboriginal People. You can’t have the good without the bad. On a funnier side, this is the video that made a lot of men scared of Peter Garrett, because of his dancing, haha.

Midnight Oil – Beds Are Burning Uploaded by:
Midnight Oil

Seriously, is there anything better than indigenous (of any culture) music?

Yothu Yindi – Treaty (Original Version) Uploaded by:

Yothu Yindi

I am posting a link to the Radio Mix of the same song, that I think a lot of Australian’s will be more “used too” Both are fantastic though.


YothuYindiVEVO
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Do you have any IDEA how hard it is, to pick just 5 songs? lol … I do HAVE to include “the voice” though, lol

John Farnham – You’re the Voice (Official Video) Uploaded by:

John Farnham

Extremely honorable mentions:

Jimmy Barnes

Noiseworks

Dusty Slim

Icehouse

Sherbert

Daryl Braithwaite

Not expected mentions:

Look … I know AC/DC, Kylie Minogue, INXS, etc. Are Australian bands/singers, do they have songs that make me think “Australia”. That’s fine. This isn’t a list of what Australian bands and singers are my favourite. These are a list of songs, that make me think Australia and make me love Australia. Not sorry, but Kylie Minogue doesn’t have one, lol.

The Australian Census 2021

Was the weirdest Census, I think that Australia has ever had!

I swear in 99 years they’re going to go, what happened in 2021? It was like it was from some other decade, like the 1950’s. I felt like there was no representation of modern day. There was no questions about LGBTQIA. It was all about are you married, have you had babies, how many hours of unpaid domestic work did you do? lol. I was expecting one question about COVID. I mean that seems pretty relevant. I felt like I was supposed to be putting a apron on at the end.

It was SO weird, even though it’s been recent that gay people can marry. They didn’t have a question if you consider yourself heterosexual, homosexual, lesbian, bi. They did ask if you’re married though. So, although the LGBTQIA can say they’re married, it’s not REALLY a true representation of the married world.

Too top it off, there was not a single question about COVID. There was a question about a medically diagnosed long term health condition. Nothing about were you exposed, did you have COVID. Having COVID isn’t a “dirty” thing to have. Just something, you know? Did you lose your job during COVID? Were you on a special Government payment.

It’s a global pandemic, and there’s nothing that reflects it. Like nothing is going on, lol

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