Sunday, August 24, 2008

THE OLYMPICS - Give me my money back

In todays Herald Sun - each gold medal won by Australia so far has cost $17,000,000 that’s right seventeen million dollars. Why does our state and federal governments take our hard earned money and use it to send a bunch of primping sport people on holiday? That money comes out of all our pockets, from pensioners to big corporations. It’s not the governments money it’s ours, yet they force the money out of us and spend it on sporting holidays for a select few. If people and sporting organisations wish to compete at these competitions why don’t they raise the funds themselves and see what people will really spend their money on if given the choice. Another dimension of the absurdity of this whole taxpayer funded junketing is the size of the team. If every other country sent the same number of athletes per size of population there would be something in the vicinity of 850,000 competitors in Beijing. At least most other countries do not waste their citizens money on holidays for athletes and officials.

How about the state and federal governments stop giving out arts and sports grants and let those who have a love of or interest in a particular sport or pastime spend their own money supporting it? I fail to see why the money I work so hard for should be forcibly taken from me and given to some so called sportsperson or artist. Let them seek their own patrons and let me spend my money as I see fit.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Ho do we get Rid of Brumby and Co?

The left of politics never stops trying to restrict our freedom. Victoriand have always been able to set up camp along the Murray and many other rivers and places. Every summer, easter and long weekend there are thousands of happy people enjoying camping and fishing. The greenies HATE this, because they can’t control it. They want you to behave as they see fit, what you want to do has nothing to do with it. So now the Victorian Government wants to ban camping and fishing along the Murray. They will bleat on about environmental damage etc, but thats all BULLS**T, what they really want is to stop the average person doing what they want. It wasn’t that long ago you could set up camp almost any where along the coast, now it’s almost impossible to find a place where you can. Look at the sandunes, nearly every sandune in Vic is fenced off, to prevent ‘Damage’, yet over in SA you can drive along the beach, camp in the dunes and generally do as you please.

How can we stop these low key socialist/left/green dictators? On his site ‘Dissecting Leftism’ John Ray makes the point that what the left really want is to control you, Leftists hate people and they want to change people into their own image. I an starting to despait over the prospects for Victoria, Ted Ballieu has no idea except get condoms into prisons and be lefter than left. When will he realise that no matter what he says and does that even though they may praise him the left will never vote for him, at the same time he alienates the general population. Can we get a party that aggresively defends and promotes individual and private rights, restrict government interference and encourages personal responsibility? I just can’t see anything on the horizon.

I Feel Sick