Friday, September 6, 2013

September 6 What's at the end of Satan's rainbow?

Ahhhh, the political circus is almost done and we can all wonder what's at the end of Satan's rainbow.
Remember, no matter who you vote for the government always gets in....we're doomed.

2000 - The Victorian Equal Opportunity Bill is passed through the Upper House and includes anti-discrimination coverage for people who cross-dress, the first protection in Australia.

1986 - The Sleaze Ball that year was held in the Royal Hall of Industries with 6,000 peeps reckoning the $22 ticket price a good deal; the theme that year was sci fi/prehistoric with a volcano doing its thang while featuring the late, great True Queen of Disco Sylvester warbling Take Me To Heaven,  Do You Wanna Funk?

1905 - The ship Loch Vennachar was last sighted before it went on to sink near Kangaroo Island.
With not an ice cube or a snow flake in sight.

1997 - The Western Australian newspaper printed a cartoon that was titled Alas Poor Yagan; it caused offence to many Indigenous People with the result that a successful complaint of racism was made to the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission.

1983 - In protest to demand changes to NSW law on homosexuals the Gay Rights Embassy caravan was sweetly parked outside NSW Premier Neville Wran's house this evening; it was to stay there for several weeks before leading a protest march on Parliament House on September 20.

A great little movie about "King Billy" the last of the Tribal Wathaurung People HERE.

 6 September 2013: Adelaide, SA.
152nd Justice and Peace Candle Light Walk around Government House.
Gather at dusk on the first Friday of the month (except January and February).
"Join us on the Candle Light Walk to call for a Treaty and Bill of Rights, and to support the Ngarrindjeri and all other Aboriginal people and the Stolen Generations, their families and communities left behind, in their call for Peace and Justice."

3 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

Love the Justice and Peace Candle Walks. Adelaide is perhaps a looong commute, but my heart is there.

River said...

The candle light walk! I'll have to turn the news on and see of it's featured. It should be, it's an important thing. Probably going to be overshadowed by election shenanigans.

Andrew said...

Re the 2000 Equal Opportunity Bill and cross dressing, I recall Dame Edna saying she did not care for such a thing.

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