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August 24, 2007

What kind of a world?

What kind of a world do we live in where whole suburbs are shut down because the WAGs of a few purportedly elected public servants (you know, the folks who in theory work for us) want to have lunch in a restaurant?

Get a grip.

If the world is so insecure, frankly, you aren't doing your jobs properly.


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What I find ironic is that the more our elected leaders pretend to be like us ordinary people, the less contact they actually have with us - all in the name of security of course.

One of my favourite stories is about a former Prime Minister (Chifley? Lyons?) who would walk down from Parliament House to share lunch with the workers constructing some of the buildings nearby.

Why not take this mob down to one of the vans dotted around Sydney for a good old meat pie and sauce? It would be a cultural experience, cheap for taxpayers and you could get away with just blocking off a single street.

Posted by: Anura | Aug 24, 2007 10:05:52 AM

Oh no. John, better check your calender - see if anyone you know is coming to town that day, cos if they are that'll be your favourite entertaining spot gone!

I think Maxine's John Howard picture that she uploaded yesterday says it all.

Posted by: Ian Lloyd | Aug 24, 2007 5:34:28 PM

I have something even worse - they told Sydney Grammar School to close for 3 days. When the School said that they had hundreds of Higher School Certificate Music performance exams there on those days, the government told them they could still do the exams, but everyone (students, examiners etc) would have to be locked inside for 48 hours!!!! Needless to say, it's now chaos, with hundreds of students having to find new venues to do their HSC exams. Really, it's just bollocks, the whole thing. What a colossal waste of our money.

Posted by: Deb Lander | Aug 26, 2007 11:33:08 PM

If I were Malcolm Turnbull (ironically old boy of that school afaik) (local member for the seat where a lot of those students live for non local readers) I'd be pretty unhappy with that!


Posted by: John Allsopp | Aug 27, 2007 12:11:15 PM

Ah yes, the cat-strangler, oops, sorry, alleged cat-strangler. Go George Newhouse!

Posted by: Deb Lander | Aug 27, 2007 1:14:33 PM