Tuesday, February 28, 2006

DBP

  • David Benson-Pope - why not attack him for being a useless minister instead of this nonsense. The words 'side' and 'show' spring to mind.

7 Comments:

Blogger Rick said...

That's exactly what I think too.

By accepting and using such means of warfare in political life we cheepen the currency of debate from argument down to the level of ritualised aggression.

2/28/2006 04:32:00 pm  
Blogger Lindsay said...

I was more angry when he rejected Treasury's advice to work-test DPB recipients, calling it a "punitive" measure, than over any of this stuff. He is supposed to be on the 'right' side of Labour but he's a feminist statist toadie. That's the point of attack.

2/28/2006 06:49:00 pm  
Blogger libertyscott said...

Well he is a vile little prick in any case - he harangued and insulted me in front of select committee with such comments like "are you a party, why have you come here?", "if you are libertarians why do you have a party, don't you just do things on your own?".

His role as feminist statist toadie is no surprise, he is a hard worker, but given his past he has to curry favours with the feminocracy.

2/28/2006 11:31:00 pm  
Blogger Rick said...

I don't want to go on about it but (who am I kidding, yes I do...) this ties in to the London Muslim cleric and 'The Ethics of Emergency' and talking cats.

The cleric got nicked for exercising free speech. "No worries," PC says, "it's an ethical emergency because he's a git."

DB Pope is also a git and he's also being sixed (or so we all thought thismorning) for all the wrong reasons. This time PC doesn't bugger the means to suit the happy ends as he did in previous case.

Okay, not so much with the talking cats. But the rest keeps a worthy and unanswered question alive.

ie What's up with that?

3/01/2006 01:13:00 am  
Anonymous Robert Winefield said...

It's a conspiracy Rick. PC wants to drive you insane. I told him you can't break something twice but he just won't listen.

3/01/2006 06:15:00 am  
Blogger PC said...

RG: "That's exactly what I think too.

Then clearly I must have said something wrong.

LS: "... he is a vile little prick in any case"

Sure he is. Aren't they all?

LM: "I was more angry when he rejected Treasury's advice to work-test DPB recipients, calling it a "punitive" measure, than over any of this stuff."

And sadly, attacking those pronouncements gets no headlines. But equally, those doing this latest kind of attacking don't get public support for it, (do they Rodney?)

While we're talking, Lindsay, can you tell me what exactly Rodney's point is with his publication on his site of the numbers of immigrants on welfare? Is it to show that a lesser proportion of immigrants is on welfare than are naturalised New Zealanders? And is he perhaps suggesting that naturalised NZers might then take a lesson in hard work from those who choose to come here and live?

RW:"It's a conspiracy Rick. PC wants to drive you insane. I told him you can't break something twice but he just won't listen."

Damn, you're on to me Robert.

3/01/2006 08:32:00 am  
Blogger Rick said...

^^^ it's bloody working.

Why is it that when I was 19 everything a Perigo or a PC said was the most perfect thing since the last? Not anymore though.

It is to turn my life upside-down and drive me barmy. Nothing else makes sense!

3/01/2006 12:14:00 pm  

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