Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Call me utterly gobsmacked

I never thought I would see the day when Iemma did something where I would give him two big thumbs up, but the day has arrived.

After ending up with two waterlogged vandals, there were calls for maps of Sydneys underground caverns and stuff to be removed from the Sydney Water website.

That's completely flaming stupid. The people that go crawling around in these tunnels have been doing it for years - long before an interweb existed - and taking the maps down will have no effect. I hate people who have one reaction to any event - a kneejerk reaction.

Iemma slapped them down with a bit of common sense.

The Premier, Morris Iemma, said yesterday he saw no need for Sydney Water to remove maps of tunnels and drains from its website despite the tragedy.

Mr Iemma said Sydney Water was working with police in investigations into the incident but said staying out of drains should be a matter of simple common sense.

"Regardless of where you get the information from, whether you access it from the web, whether you get it from the newspaper or whether you just get it by driving around, these are not places for you to be," Mr Iemma said.

"It is in the territory of personal responsibility.

Common sense! Personal responsibility!


I also read today that idiots are setting lots of fires per day on CityRail's trains. I am sure the SMH will print a story before the year is out of a vandal choking to death on the smoke from his own fire, and some kneejerking fool will call for all seats to be removed from CityRail trains, because if you pour petrol all over them, they will burn.

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