Ok heres my regular blog which I post to a few other websites and I thought I would post it here. Its called Newtons Law because my last name is Newton lol which is ironic coz my BF's last name is Simon (simon says vs Newtons law LOL)...anyways enjoy and let me know what you think....
And heres the good news….
I liked the news today.
No really I mean it because I watched it with the volume off. Lets start with the big news and I can't help but say I told you so. Julia Gillard has taken the Mining tax which is what they are telling us got rid of K-Rudd, gave it a new name, changed a couple of stuff and offered it to the big boys who have all rolled over to have their bellies rubbed. I think she’s called it ‘Mineral Resources Tax’ which lets be honest means exactly the same as Mining tax just prettier. So basically its still a tax but with a new name and slightly altered it and now everyone is as happy as a pig in mud. The ‘see I told you so’ bit comes in with what I said in my last article I said that I knew she would make changes and do them well and I was right. Why has she done it well? Because like any good woman she has calmed a room full of angry cavemen and compromised. We women are good at compromising, whereas its not in the male genetics.
Take my co-Author of the Orbs, FujiJosh who hasn’t been around here for awhile so I can get away with this, not that I really care if he reads it anyway. He will send me a paraphrased version of what he wants in a chapter and then I sit down and write. Generally he will shake his fist and demand it within some silly time frame which I generally ignore. At one stage I held chapters for ransom, took as long as I possibly, possibly could but after my computer died on one occasion, we had a power outage on another and then my computer wiped the chapter out on a third I got the distinct feeling the writing fairies weren’t happy so I don’t do that any more. Now I just take my time, read over it a couple of times and then send it to him.
Now if he had his wicked way this book would be half anime, half Rune-scape or whatever computer game he is playing this week. I had a good old laugh when he sent me the photos of the main characters because all the girls had the standard edition, borderline up-skirt shot that all anime girls have and the warriors had so much armour they would never move. Now I of course pointed this out to him to which he chucked a minor wobbly and grumbled that I can't simply just write I have to add my own characters and mould them to my liking. I call it making it believable without loosing the fantasy aspect. So I therefore told him if he wanted someone who could just write and have no brains, get a robot. Or Pammy Anderson, her books are pretty android like, not that I have read them of course. But I know the second he will come back with some silly request for the novel, I will compromise and let him have his own way to a degree because that’s what women do.
So I’m not surprised Julia has done what she has done and done it good because all women are good compromisers, mostly because we know that we will get our own way eventually and we have the patience to wait for it.
The next thing I enjoyed about the news was our former PM John Howard (remember him? Old, fat and can't bowl to save himself) sulking because The International Cricket Board said he couldn’t be on the board and they were cross because he would withdraw his application. I find this pretty funny because I do remember he was a cricket fanatic and that when he visited the troops he bowled for them and his cricket ball was so off it nearly took Osama bin Laden‘s head off. Who was in the next province. In a cave. Hmmm. So I don’t know why he is surprised they said no. I would have said no and I think anyone with a brain would say no. But of course John Howard is sulking like a kid who has been told he can't be on the school cricket team. Grow up, actually no. Please retire Mr. Howard. There that’s better.
The last thing that took my fancy was the Queen in Canada. The first time I heard about this came on the ticker tape at the bottom of the screen ‘Canada will be republic when QE2 leaves’ and I thought to myself ‘that’s funny why would they wait to become to republic until a ship leaves.’ Then I saw Her Majesty riding in a open carriage in a red outfit and got it. Like when I say red I do mean red. Maybe you saw it but I kinda went WOW because bright, hooker red is not usually what she wears and I can see why. I know why she did because it’s the Canadian red colours of the maple leaf but maybe she should have stuck to the gold brooch on her lapel. Pastels are certainly her colour. With her white hair the red dress is just wrong, I’m no fashionista but its just wrong.
But heres the thing. I have noticed that Canadians and us Aussies are quite similar. We live in geographically big countries with plenty of wild and beautiful places full of ferocious animals and extreme temperatures. And we have both been dithering about becoming republics. I actually thought Canada already was but apparently not. Now they are waiting until Her Majesty dies, which doesn’t look to be any time soon unfortunately for Charlie. And I don’t blame them, I mean who on earth would want Charles as sovereign? Firstly his ears, secondly he is a hippy in disguise and thirdly Diana and Camilla. Need I say more. I have no time for dirty, double crossing cheaters, don’t care if they are Royal. So therefore I wouldn’t be surprised if both of us decide to become Republics after Her Majesty dies.
But there’s one small problem and his name is William. I like Harry better because as we all know he isn’t actually Charles’s son which makes him normal, but I would still be more than happy as William as Sovereign. Ok so he’s loosing his hair and he seems to have commitment issues with his girlfriend but he seems level headed, serious when it matters, kinda sane and heaps better looking than his father. Harry is a comic and defiantly is going to make a career from the Army. Good for him and after watching him on telly the other day, he would make a comedian if it all went wrong but rule a country? Nah I don’t think he should because it would ruin him.
So I’m wondering. Can we temporarily become a Republic say for the ten to twenty years that Charles will be on the throne? Somehow I doubt it but I don’t want Charles being our Sovereign. Heavens can you imagine seeing that mugshot on our coins and dollar notes? Yeesh. William on the other hand wouldn’t be so bad, even by the time he reaches the throne being twenty years down the track at the latest.
So theres my take on the news. Enjoy until next time.