AKA, what amused or intrigued me this week.
White Power Australia held a meeting at our St Kilda Beach today, a location set to incite a violent reaction. There were so many police there, that no one behaved too badly. Ostensibly, they are are anti immigration, but in practice they are anti foreign types. After they succeed, they will then come after gays, old people, disabled people...........in fact anyone who is not like their own kind.
Does that ring a bell at all?
Speaking of which, in 1934 the Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board received a letter from a German company suggesting that their tram destination product was very superior to what was produced locally and offered its product. The letter concluded with the sign off, Heil Hitler! (sic) I don't think too many Australians would have understood what was to come and it perhaps seemed innocuous at the time.
Meanwhile in the US a newly elected member of parliament has used naughty words in public. C'mon woman, while I love you for it, it is not the American way. You haven't caught up with the news? She said about Trumpet, We will impeach the motherf........ Yes, rather coarse and common, but sometimes you just have to be.
There are huge works affecting a number of train lines in Melbourne at moment, and buses are replacing trains. It seems we have imported a large number of surplus to requirements buses from Brisbane and Perth to cope with the demand.