OK. so possibly the biggest political development since the fall of the Berlin Wall passes almost un-noticed in the eyes of most of Australia.
I have been watching for news coverage, for the 1/2 hour updates on who is winning the race Yes or No. This is nothing like the coverage they get for the American Election, when one dickhead compete's with another dickhead to see who can lead all the other dickheads in screwing over the American people for the next 3 years- they tell us every 15 minutes what the vote count is.
When Iraq draws up the constitution which will pave the way for electing a new bunch of dickheads to represent them, and to make more dumbass decisions until the people get sick of it and rise-up to take power with a strong leader and a strong idea- nothing is said.
Well, thats a lie. There is 1 picture and a small column buried in the depths of the Sunday Times on page 40, along side the story of some idiot calling "saddam's trial illegal".
Could they make Iraq seem any less worthy of our attention?
Could they make Iraqi's appear any stupider?
This is a race of highly educated, able and opinionated people. Iraq has academics, and it has strong womens movements and the desire to decide its own future.
Not only do they neglect to show the true nature of the importance of this event, or the true nature of Iraqi's and what this means to them, but they out-right-lie.
Here is a quote from the article "Voters brave attacks", By Mariam Karouny and Hiba Moussa page 40 of the 16 October edition of the "Sunday Times"
"in Mosul, Iraq's third largest city an an area of strong insurgent activity, attendance was scarce and threatening leaflets were distributed urging people to keep away."
hmm, wasn't Mosul listed as one of the places with "HIGH" attendance (over 66%?)
I believe so.
also, didn't my friends Najma, Hnk, Sunshine, Mama and their respective family members all see HUGE lines at voting centre's, despite their being two closed down through-out the day?
Did I also not hear them say there were busses crammed with 3 people on every 2 seats that shuttled people to and from the voting centres?
Maybe these actual Moslawi's don't know what they are talking about, or were confusing the Moslawi voters with the Kurdish Peshmerga and Iraqi National Guard forces. Because civilian clothes and families look so much like men with big threatening guns.
Or maybe they didn't vote at all and are making it all up?
Or maybe, just maybe the Sunday Times is a BIASED piece of SHIT that I wouldn't feed to my worm farm, for risk of turning my vegetables into racist, god-fearing white supremacists.
*enough of my rant about the evil newspapers of Australia, back to the actual important discussion about the Constitution, well - about the referendum anyway... And what is the next step.
wait, one last time "THE SUNDAY TIMES IS A PIECE OF SHIT NEWSPAPER THAT PRODUCES BIASED AND INCORRECT NEWS ITEMS, AND HIDES THE MOST IMPORTANT NEWS STORIES OF THE DAY SOMEWHERE AROUND PAGE 40, WHILE PUTTING THE STORY OF A WOMAN HAVING A CHILD ON THE FRONT PAGE."
There, take that and start your defamation law suite, you won't get sh*t out of me- because I have no money to give you.
You can take my posessions, but you will never take my pride!
P.S, the sunday times is a pile of extremely poor quality though effective propaganda, and should be burnt on sight. If you see someone reading the sunday times, SET IT ON FIRE!!!!!