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On the Radio this morning is the cheerful news that Peter Greste has been released and deported from Egypt I am sure that his family will be very pleased indeed, I am as well even though I don’t share the view that seem prevalent among the usual suspect that some one who is a journalist is automatically some kind of secular saint. Anyway that is an all’s well that ends well situation.
Now to events closer to home and something that has left me feeling profoundly depressed, Yep the state election its a terrible result for Queensland that will see the incompetent Labor party back into government. That said we live in a democracy and that means I have to accept the result with good grace, fucking hell though its hard with that idiot of a woman in charge. The irony is that for all of the rhetoric about the reforms made by the LNP over the last three years, things like the thinning of the bloated public service and other fiscal savings will not be reversed so its, once again going to be a case of the LNP wearing the pain of necessary reforms and the ALP will be able to get the benefits gratis.
I feel nothing but dread for governance of our great state of Queensland over the next three years… On the upside though It will be far easier to attack the government’s inevitable incompetence than it has been to defend the missteps of the previous administration.
I’m sure that we are going to hear a great deal of crap about the sentencing of Peter Greste to seven years in jail, well as sad as it is for the families of these men I am personally unsurprised because I have never expected much from the justice system in any third world country. Further to that I don’t think that we can see Al Jezzera as being in the same league as the mainstream western media organisations for their detachment from those they report on and we just can’t be sure that the claims from Egypt about the level of involvement with organisations like the Muslim brotherhood are as empty as we would want to believe.
Anyway Kudos to both of the Majors for a rare show of unity about this rather foolish fellow now enjoying the hospitality of that Egyptian jail.