Monday, May 29, 2006

Hit em where it hurts and when it hurts

When the most Islamic of places in South East Asia was hit by a tsunami we did not sit around whinging about the judgemental wrath of God like the Muslim clerics. We helped. We were there. However once the help was taken, once the rice was eaten, once the money was spent it appears that the Achenese have gone back to their bad old ways.

Religious fundamentalists will not change and it appears that the people of Indonesia have neither the backbone nor the balls to make a change occur. Now there's been an earthquake. Guess what Indonesia is doing? Yes. Poor little nation is again holding out its hand for money. I say to every reader that its their right to spend their money as they wish. For me? I have better places to spend my money rather than on people who support trashing their neigbhours. Maybe their fundamentalist brothers will extend some aide, assuming they haven't already spent all their funds on plastic explosives for churches.

Friday, May 19, 2006


First, I followed a trail of links and wound up at Patrick Teoh's blog. Back in my day this man

was a radio blow hard but he was a blow hard who bloviated on behalf of the common man. After he was booted off the air (this was back in the day when there was no public radio) I stopped listening to the radio in the mornings. I guess it contributed to the tape, CD and, now MP3 industry.

Present day shock jocks are a lot of bluster without substance. This was a man who was rude and crude on the air but had a point to make at the end. Glad to see he's blogging and still full of piss and vinegar. Somethings never change, for which I am glad.

However, his post is on some other things which never change and in this case, that's a shame.

Tuesday, May 9, 2006