This has me laughing like a maniac

So David Leyonhjelm from the Australian Liberal Democrats went off on a giant rant fest about childless people being forced to financially support those who make the choice to procreate. And as politically incorrect as it might be to admit, I don’t actually disagree with much of what he says. It was a brilliant speech! Some…

The blame game…

Obviously at this point we don’t know who is responsible for the attacks in Paris, but there’s already a lot of blame going around that it was (Muslim) Syrian refugees (see: Twitter). I am not trying to apportion blame to anyone here, just musing out loud. I know that these refugees were by and large…

WTF is wrong with people?

Yes, a rhetorical question. I’m at home marking exams, with the tv on, watching the live coverage of the latest terrorist attacks in Paris. Seriously, what the actual fuck is wrong with people? Religion. I don’t know whether to just rage at the hopelessness of humanity, or whether to just kill myself so that I…

Food allergies, faking it, and freedom?

There’s been two very poignant articles show up in my social media feeds in the last week – both relating to food allergies and intolerances. In case you don’t know – I’m allergic to dairy for which I have to carry an epipen, and I have a gluten intolerance (medically diagnosed) that triggers IBS. The…

Why I finally ditched my iPhone…

I loved my iPhone. Truly. My trusty little 4S was unquestionably the best phone I’ve ever owned. Until last week. Apple ruined that for me. And this time it was something I wasn’t prepared to just forgive and forget. I now own a Samsung Galaxy. With the release of iOS 9.0, I was excited. It…

The Trump-man

There’s no denying what Trump said about Megyn Kelly was inappropriate, but the hypocrisy of the Republicans is once again glaringly evident. “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes…blood coming out of her…wherever.” Trump’s comments, while offensive, aren’t even in the same ballpark as Republicans trying to control women’s lives by…

Special Needs Education

I have a friend who has a large family. She’s got 7 kids, and is a single stay-at-home mother. Be that as it may, the fact remains that 3 of her school aged children are on the autism spectrum and have varying levels of learning difficulties as a result. One of her sons is quite…