Ok just turn the lights off when you leave because I'm gone. That dot on the horizon, thats me, watch me fade. NOW the Pacific Islanders in South Auckland had jumped on the already overloaded cultural sensitivity wagon. I fear its axels wont hold up much longer. New public seating in South Auckland, home of more Samoans than Samoa, has been declared "culturally insensitive". Because.. now can I type this without smashing the keyboard... the seats are not big enough for the average Pacific Islanders arse. If only I could write fiction this good. Ladies and gentlemen I shit you not, apparently these seats were "designed for Europeans". A comment which I do find racially offensive by the way. I can find Europe on a map but that's where my relationship with Europe begins and ends. Until Geoffrey Palmer came up with his Treaty Claims Court BS idea in his six weeks as Prime Minister, thus making it financially attractive to be a victim for life, my race was New Zealander. Next person who just got off the boat that calls me a "European" in my own country will be winning today's surprise door prize of a smack in the mouth. Do I look like I stuff my pants with socks, have more oil in my hair than the Saudi does in the ground and surrender whenever the Germans fart? I digress. To be fair, its true, these seats are too small for the average Pacific Islanders arse. That's more the fault of Colonel Sanders than any white racist plot I'm afraid. If you can't squeeze your tubby backside into a public picnic table maybe you should consider that less time at said picnic table is whats called for, not bigger tables. And if it comes down to it and you think that New Zealand is the last bastion of the Klan, the planes go both ways lardarse. Wonder if I could get a job on Winston Peters staff? Thanks Murray, your contribution has been noted. For myself, I'm not really that fussed. A local authority should provide amenities for the population it serves, and as it happens, Manukau is heavily Polynesian, and Polynesians are in fact much larger than the standard-model Pakeha. There are solid (heh) reasons for this, mostly having to do with life in the Pacific Islands having selected those with highly efficient metabolisms for survival in times of famine, which was almost always. Those who could store food and use every scrap of energy from it made it, while the supermodels and winners of the Savai'i Mr Punyverse Competition died off. Natural selection favoured the big-boned. Hence today's Polynesian tendency towards being truly enormous. Couple a genetic disposition towards storing as much fat as possible against the day when famine strikes with the exisatence of supermarkets, fast food restaurants, and a truly unfortunate taste for mutton flaps (essentially a sheep's fat arse, deep fried) and you have some extremely big people. Not entirely their fault. So they need some big public amenities to fit their bodies? They pay taxes like everyone else, and constitute the majority in the area? I say do it. Besides, I myself am built more for speed than comfort, and larger, more robust seats would not be a bad thing as far as I'm concerned. Coming up next - why the current width of airline seats is culturally unsafe!
Designs for new Manukau parks furniture have drawn criticism from a Mangere Community Board member who says the seats wouldn't fit the average Pacific Islander. Anne Po-Wihongi says the new picnic tables must accurately reflect Manukau's population by having wider seats to suit larger people. "We are big people with big bodies which are not going fit on those narrow seats," Ms Po-Wihongi, a Cook Islander, says.
Dude, you are so hard core! Great to have you on board! Have you been reading Chris Textor at Whacking Day by any chance? I think I can get you a guest blogger gig with Andrew Sullivan.
Putin became agitated Monday after a reporter from the French newspaper Le Monde questioned his troops' use of heavy weapons against civilians in the war in Chechnya. Chechnya is predominantly Muslim. "If you want to become an Islamic radical and have yourself circumcised, I invite you to come to Moscow," Putin said. "I would recommend that he who does the surgery does it so you'll have nothing growing back, afterward," he added.
Sounds like a man in desperate need of a blowjob to me. Is there some clause in the EU bureaucrat employment contact stipulating that applicants for jobs must have their senses of humour surgically removed?
EU spokesman Jonathan Faull, who was not at the press conference, said that if reports of Putin's remarks were true they were "entirely inappropriate."
Okay, he's definitely been reading LGF, and I think he may have been posting some of the more radical entries in the comments section, I guess I'll have to look up some of those IP addresses for .gov.ru endings
"They talk about setting up a worldwide (Islamic state) and the need to kill Americans and their allies," Putin said. "They talk about the need to kill all...non-Muslims, or 'crusaders,' as they put it. If you are a Christian, you are in danger. "If you decided to abandon your faith and become an atheist, you also are to be liquidated according to their concept. You are in danger if you decide to become a Muslim. It is not going to save you anyway because they believe traditional Islam is hostile to their goals."
Yeah, it's pretty irrelevant. Already they're running pretty low on rights in Chechnya, and the way Putin is talking, they may not be many humans left to apply them to when he's through with the place.
EU officials said Tuesday they had made "strenuous efforts" but failed to win Putin's signature on a joint declaration on Chechnya. The Russian leader refused to sign because the document referred to human rights in the republic.
This would be the side of your culture where you pluck spurious "cultural objections" to projects out of your arse in an attempt to extort "consulting fees" from Pakeha groups who would rather pay off racial shakedown merchants like you than tell you to go to hell and get accused of insensitivity or racism? Thought so.
A Ngati Whatua representative said the Coromandel sand was unacceptable because it included elements of blood and bone from another tribe's area. North Shore City's Birkenhead Northcote Community Board will now seek views from the wider Ngati Whatua community on appropriate sources of sand. The suggestions that the board look at obtaining local harbour sand and consult widely with iwi were made by Jane West, a Ngati Whatua representative and environmental consultant. [ ... ]The sanding project needs resource consent from the Auckland Regional Council, and Ms West said it was unsatisfactory that the ARC had to remind the city council it would not get consent without consultation and wide iwi support. "They [the city council] ask us to do dawn blessings and that, but when it comes to this side of our culture it's one for the too-hard basket."
Bruce Ruxton, for those of you who don't know, is...well....look, he's been the head of Australia's main Veterans asociation, the Returned Services League since he came back from Mafeking or something, and he's a bit - er, conservative. Frankly, he's a bit of a nong, but in this case he's basically right. They were having a Rememberance Day service at the Melbourne Shrine, and there's this madwoman shrieking about murder. I mean, really, there are limits surely. Brucie clearly thinks so, and he wasn't backing down afterwards. He never does. Not his style.
RSL identity Bruce Ruxton branded an anti-war protester a witch-like woman who would scare the enemy in battle, following an ugly exchange at Melbourne's Remembrance Day ceremony. Mr Ruxton, the former president of the Victorian RSL, told protester Reta Kaur: "Why don't you just go away, you old hag, go away," as she tried to hand him an anti-war leaflet at the Shrine of Remembrance.
In Bruce Ruxton's heyday, Aussie satirical TV programs tried lampooning him, but dropped the idea after a while because it was impossible to top the real thing. Ruxton just fixes his bayonet, charges over the top and never, ever, stops.
Later today, Mr Ruxton said calling Ms Kaur a "hag" was too good for her."She just wants to get on her broom and go," he told radio station 3AW. "I had just finished walking out of the southern entrance of the shrine ... and here is this woman dressed like a witch, I don't know where she put her broom. It was just not right. You'd go to war to get away from her. (If she was in battle) the enemy would run away screaming."
If Rememberance Day services are so horrific, here's a tip - DON'T GO! Also, we have the usual leftist making mock of uniforms that guard them while they sleep, and their profound misunderstanding of soldiers. It's pretty clear that the Left thinks of the military as being comprised of bloodthirsty kill-bots, slavering for an opportunity to napalm schools and rape Third-World livestock or something. My experience of the military (and bear in mind I'm the only one in my family that hasn't worn a uniform) is that they're the last ones who want a war. Who do you think gets killed first when the guns begin to shoot? Oh it's Thin Red Line of Heroes then, eh?
Ms Kaur, the founder of the group Women for Peace: No Weapons No Wars [ ... ] described the ceremony as an horrific experience, particularly when four vintage aircraft flew overhead and cannons were fired to mark the occasion. "I just broke down and wept (at) the lies, the glorification," she said. "And when the planes flew overhead, the cannons, something broke inside me. I just wept. I was weeping, I was howling loudly. I was saying women die, children die."
I can't see the Greens getting the use of the RSL hall for their campaign meetings in future somehow.... And consider what would happen if the positions were reversed.
Ms Kaur said she attended the ceremony, her first, at the invitation of the Australian Greens' Victorian election candidates. The Greens later said they meant no disrespect.
Could the reaction to such an event be perhaps a tad different? I think it might.
Police have been called in to investigate an incident at the Lakemba Mosque in which worshippers at an Eid al-Fitr service were heckled by Liberal Party supporters. New South Wales Liberal Party candidates handed out leaflets condemning terrorism, and accusing Muslims of "promoting war". One man, wearing a large cross, shouted at worshippers that they were glorifying and supporting terrorism. Muslim community leader Keysar Trad approached the man and told him to go away. The Christian protestor later told reporters that the Islamic service was an horrific experience, especially when he heard the call to prayer in Arabic. "I just broke down and wept at the lies, the glorification of terrorism. I was saying that women die, children die". Liberal Party candidates later said they "meant no disrespect".
As Tim Blair says: supine. This is what happens when you get a country ruled by what appears to be the NZUSA Executive of 1972, with a foriegn policy that first crawled out of a bong around 2am at a student flat in Tinakori Rd. Unfortunately, democracy in New Zealand is not stuctured in such a way that we can launch recall petitions, so I'm afraid that only leaves violent overthrow of the government as a viable option. Unless it's a long weekend, in which case, the revolution will NOT be televised. Please accept my personal apologies on behalf of the large number of non-idiotarian Kiwis. Apparently our government doesn't think civilisation is worth getting out of bed to defend.
New Zealand's navy and air force are to join the war on terror but will not be available for any conflict with Iraq, Prime Minister Helen Clark has vowed. Denying the deployment order was in preparation for a US-led attack on Iraq, Miss Clark said she had an "understanding" with US leaders that the New Zealand forces would be used only in and around Afghanistan. "They are roped off," Miss Clark said. "It's quite a different operation – they are working under the Canadian leadership of the Maritime Interdiction Force, and the Canadian position on Iraq is the same as our own."
"I have no intention of uttering my final words on stage. Room service and a couple of depraved young women will do me nicely for an exit".