Sunday, February 04, 2007

Out Of Water

Is anyone else getting pissed off by the Sunday Mail (et al) reporting wild climactic conditions like it was unexpected? Reporting on the water crisis like it came completely out of left field?

Does anyone else feel a little smug about idiot Toowoombians who voted against recycling water only to then figure out - duh - they don't have any water anymore and will now have to put up with recycling water anyway once it's brought in?

And does anyone else feel guiltily envious about the flooding in North Queensland? You can't help but think "lucky buggers"? I'd gladly take flood damage if it meant a full dam but this is just me talking.

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Blogger Wes said...

It's a classic case of "Der..." Considering the rubbish that gets into the dams from the river system, such as cattle and sheep carcasses, the Toowoombans fell for the same media representation which fools most people. Show them a picture of a toilet. Then show them a glass of water. Idiocy!

I am jealous of our Northern friends, but only a little!

3:46 PM  
Anonymous Tony said...

If it rains heavily soon the Courier/Sunday Mail will go out of business and have to go back to front page stories of dodgy used car salesmen and corruption stories about politicians take home office pencils.

7:15 PM  
Anonymous Lynda said...

I am a lucky Brisbanite who was living in Far North Qld during the floods. It was amazing to see so much water and rain, but frustrating because no food or petrol could get through.
Though, I will never forget the simple joys of using a hose to wash my car..

4:46 PM  
Blogger N said...

aaahh this is absolutely one of my pet peeves!! along with the band wagon jumping when the tsunami was coming last week - reading the Sunday Mail is just like reading Chicken Little! and of course the sky is not falling - anytime soon!

4:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

heh yeah or when there was that cyclone 1000s km north that the Courier Mail decided was going to head south and break the drought - worthy of a big front page spread. But they wouldn't have thought to actually check the computer models or consider that cyclone movements are virtually impossible to predict...But "drought breaker" was a more impressive headline wasn't it

8:49 PM  
Anonymous Natalie said...

Betcha all the cronies in Woombie are looking at Mr Berghoffer with suspicion now!

3:35 PM  
Anonymous Mark said...

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6:45 AM  
Blogger myWeddingHour said...

Little cynical don't you think?

6:17 PM  
Anonymous Wayne-gold coast cheap carpet cleaning said...

Tony You are so right thanks for your in put !!

7:28 PM  

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