In the beginning….

Well, who’d have thunk it…, here I am, writing my first post, wondering who in the hell would be interested in what I have to say. But, what the hell, I’m gonna give it a go and if you like it, hang in there and share the love.

At the moment, I’m cruising mildly manic, but completely over the whole political nightmare that we must endure until the next election. At the federal level, I have to say, although I’m not particularly impressed with the government we have, we did get the government we voted for…. That’s directed at all of you, Greenies! Who could have thought that voting green was a viable alternative to voting Labor or Liberal is beyond me. I don’t quite know if people really understood what the Greens stood for, other than their populist positions on “the cause of the day”. We knew how they felt about marriage equality (for), asylum seekers (all come, onshore processing), emissions trading (CO2 will kill us all). But I don’t think too many realised just how socialist they are. It is true what they say about them being “watermelons” – green on the outside and green on the inside. They may appear to have our very futures as their main concern, but there is no way we can cut our reliability on coal-fire power at this point in this country, we have no other reliable source of power. Yes, I know we need to build the technology, but you can’t tax us to the bone to raise capital that may or may not be used to further these industries in this country.

And speaking of taxing to the bone, what is the deal with the Federal Government taxing tobacco products to the point that they do, only for the State Government to legislate against the use of the products? While I don’t like smoking and would prefer it if the toxic poison was no longer available, I really don’t think this is going to solve the problem of people smoking. If the Government was truly serious about having people quit smoking, I reckon the best way would be to have all smokers register with their doctor as a smoker. I believe that tobacco should only be available on prescription and that after a certain date, no prescriptions will be given to new smokers. That way, no youngsters will be able to take it up in a viable way. It totally kills me to see 14 year old’s smoking. It was bad enough when I started at 16, as that was the legal age, and the trouble I have not smoking is nothing I would wish on anyone. The doctor will be able to monitor the smokers health on a regular basis, and the smoker may be more inclined to quit with the help of their doctor.

Anyhoo, enough ranting and raving for just now. Don’t worry, I’m sure there will be plenty more to spew forth…..

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