August 31, 2009
You have said that you will not repeal the most unpopular law in our nations history unless its shown that is not working as intended.
Ok, I dare you show us that it is working. Show me one child that has not been beaten and/or murdered because of this law. That was its intention, to protect children. Unless it had another intention that you haven’t told us about.
So show us John, show us this law does ANYTHING except criminalise parents for raising their children. I don;t give the slightest crap about you’re personally held convictions, its not your damn job to impose your personal convictions on us. You our bloody employee and we pay you to represent us, not dictate to us. If you feel that strongly at odds with nine out of ten of your employers, quit. Show us one single child that has been protected or quit, those are your options. Telling us what we think isn;t going to fly as we assumed you had learned from the last election. We didn’t vote for you, we fired Helen Clark for telling us what we think.
You’ve got two years left before we fire you.
August 27, 2009
A bill drawn today which would make it legal for parents to lightly smack their children will not have the Government’s support, the Prime Minister says.
The member’s bill, put up by ACT MP John Boscawen, was drawn from the ballot today.
The bill, which would make it legal for parents to lightly smack their children, has been in the ballot since March.
Its selection threatened to revive the divisive smacking debate just days after a referendum resoundingly backed the right of parents to smack.
But Mr Key today scotched any likelihood of the bill passing its first parliamentary vote by declaring National’s opposition.
You work for me, not the other way round. You’re out pal, good luck with the 12% who support your move.
August 24, 2009
We can expect a vacancy at ABC shortly no doubt.
It’s easy and tempting, when confronted with things we may not like, to blame someone else.
It means that you don’t have to face it yourself – no responsibility means no action is required.
Someone else caused it, someone else can fix it.
And that can lead to a dangerous kind of intellectual dependency.
Climate change is a case in point.
There’s a debate over global warming and sea level rise, but as far as most Pacific nations are concerned, whatever is happening to their coastline is sea level rise caused by western developed nations, and so countries like Australia and New Zealand can either wave a magic wand and fix it, or give them citizenship and let them flee rising sea levels for the bright lights of Auckland or Sydney.
But what if it isn’t caused by global warming, but more mundane things, like erosion caused by dredging, coral sand compacting, what if the salinity in the water table is caused by increased populations using up more fresh water than ever before?
What if some of these challenges in fact are solvable, or at least can be adapted to with some local action?
Apprently someone missed the memo about the “science is settled” and Al Gore is God. Dammit this cheeky fellow even uses facts in his argument, thats not how the game is played!
August 20, 2009
Not everyone has seen Obamas a cunt yet.
August 20, 2009
I have house plants that could produce a more coherent fiscal strategy than Obama.
Your other points have been considered and approved. Sugest you replace fiscal item with Whitehouse Topless Tuesdays (please vet your staff on this one though).
August 18, 2009
Coming to a scene of utter devastation near you (if you live in Palmerston North) early 2010.
Yes it is to scale. The throwing arm is 6.6 metres long and its tip will be about 10.5 metres in the air. Primary ammunition will be bowling balls.
Because I can.