Tagged: fucking Tories

Oh, they’re not even TRYING

Word to the clearly un-wise: writing up and distributing a list of phrases people aren’t allowed to use is the easiest way imaginable to expose what fraudulent wanks you are.

Standing in the middle of Lambton Quay, stark naked, with the words “I WANT TO FUCK THE PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEM IN A VERY UNCOMFORTABLE PLACE” would have been a subtler approach.

But actually spelling out, “don’t say advocacy. Don’t say inequalities. Do say value-for-money health” is pre-school-level stuff.

Who the hell does this? Yes, you want to rebrand things. Yes, you want a clear message and uniform tone across your organisation or Ministry’s communications. But the kind of moronic comms advisor who actually says “let’s tell people they can’t use the phrase “public health” any more” SHOULD BE TAKEN BEHIND THE CHEMICAL SHEDS AND SHOT AT DAWN.

What’s depressing is that this is just par for the fucking course with this Government.

Hat tip: The Standard.

Action! Pay Equity Faxathon at The Hand Mirror

The lovely bloggers of The Hand Mirror are organising a Pay Equity Faxathon on March 6th. Arm your fax machines, proud Kiwis, and let Tony “fuck women social workers, we’re in a RECESSION, people!!!” Ryall know how you feel about dicking over women workers.

For those of us sans fax machines, there’s also a handy Facebook group, where some obliging idiots have chosen to again demonstrate the lovely tendency of certain sectors of society* to bury their heads in the sand and pretend that what’s really happening is we silly bints aren’t willing to just work as hard as men. I direct you fuckers to the comments of Andrew fucking Talley – you know, that dude who did deliberately pay women less than men for the same level of work. You chaps should get along just fine.

And of course, there’s always the mail – and if there’s one fact I think isn’t publicized enough to Da Yoof, it’s that postage to those bastards in Parliament is free of charge.

The Hand Mirror’s Pay Equity Hub is a great resource, and not just because they say nice things about me.

*White, middle-class men, I am looking at you.

Sorry, girlfolk, your equality is getting in the way of my ideology

Also over at No Right Turn, and no doubt other places I haven’t checked yet in my evening’s blog-reading!  From the Granny Herald:

The Government has axed two investigations aimed at improving the pay of women as it tries to save money by controlling public sector salaries.

The inquiries were aimed at female social workers at Child, Youth and Family, who are paid 9.5 per cent less than their male colleagues, and at inequities in the pay of mainly female school support workers.

Ooooooooooooh boy.  I’m definitely going to be breaking open a beer after this one.

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Mmm, delicious linear time

This comment over at The Standard cites one of my favourite (or, really, least-favourite) bits of political bullshit often parroted in this country (and sorry, Standardites, it ain’t the one about y’all being a Machiavellian Secret Labour Party Front, that’s just lol-tastic).

It’s the, “Well you’ve had nine years to do suchandsuch, and you haven’t!” line, which gets brought up, almost invariably, any time the Labour Party have announced a radical new (and, let’s face it, vote-attracting) policy. Like universal student allowances, or tax cuts (and GOD did we hear it constantly when Cullen finally rolled them out).

And it’s always pissed me off, but I had a hard time explaining exactly why.  Last week? Lightning bolt!

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Thought experiment

Already thoroughly covered by Tane at The Standard and Russell Brown at Public Address: Stephen Franks’ comments, repeated multiple times, recorded on multiple occasions, that his opposition to gay marriage is at least somewhat grounded in the idea that “just because I love my dog doesn’t mean I should be able to marry it“; and the complaints, at this latest reporting of it, that he is being “taken out of context”.

Just one question.

Exactly what context could possibly exist to make “marrying a human of the same sex = marrying an animal” not offensive?

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