Just saw Dubyas plane arriving in Sin-city on the tv. So much i want to say ...but why bother going on and on ...the guys an evil bastard and i just want him to fuck off ...please.
And so the show begins and my little home town is hacked in half by a fence, gutted of its life and over run by stormtroopers and politicians. Probably the best statement the protest could make is to not give the watercannon gunner the satisfaction and just not show up. But seeing as thats not going to happen , i hope those that want to be peaceful are successful and those that want to have a bit more fun don't get hurt in the process.
The sales pitch for this thing? Sorry dudes i'm not buying it, especially at a cost of $30 million, plus the millions lost by people living and working there.
Putting our country at the centre of global attention for a week? Well possibly get that fluffy bunny story at the end of the news bulletin when we dress the world leaders up in our national dress of ugg boots and blue stubbies. Otherwise i think more people around the world probably tune in and notice us when there's been some dingo eating a backpacker or similar sporting event.
Then there's the selling point of the almighty trade increase that only come from showing of our harbour to the president of Russia or Ecuador. We spend shitloads of money shutting down the city, wine, dine and provide who knows what kinds of bizzare entertainment so they will buy our coal and yellow cake ....that makes sense, about as much as this appearance by our Dear Leader and his ministers to make the biggest issue on the agenda appear to be climate change.
So now he's an environmental crusader? The man who kept his head stuck in the sand on these issues now claims that he's responsible for climate change to even be on the agenda at Apec. Another great piece of propaganda bullshit brought to you by the people who created other great hits like, babys in the ocean and we control the economy.
Hope all my Sincity friends keep safe and sane during it all ...maybe Mother Nature will give them one of those extreme weather events we've been experiencing this year.