disrespect

Is NZ unique in its disrespect for elected officials?

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We have so much freedom in New Zealand that our militant elements feel free to throw things at our elected officials. We are so tolerant in New Zealand that the people who throw things ?at our elected officials get away with a slap on the wrist with a wet bus ticket. ?Perhaps this is why the the attacks are happening more frequently.

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Attacks in New Zealand have not been restricted to soft projectiles, such as dildos and mud.

Ann Tolley's office was hit by a Molotov cocktail attack overnight

Ann Tolley’s office was hit by a Molotov cocktail attack overnight

Molotov cocktails were thrown into Government minister Anne Tolley’s Whakatane office overnight and anti-TPPA graffiti was scrawled on a wall outside.

Police said Tolley’s office was under police guard following the attack, which comes at a time of high tensions over the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.

The attempted firebombing comes after vandals broke into Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee’s Christchurch office?on Monday morning?and poured fuel in a room before leaving.

-Stuff

So how do we compare with the rest of the world? ?Is this appalling behaviour restricted to New Zealand?

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Walker’s Gumboots Ok, Curran’s Rugby Jersey Not?

What the f***?

An eagle eyed long-time reader spotted the horribly sanctimonious Holly Walker yesterday making a mockery of Parliament’s dress code in an attempt to be taken less seriously than Kermit the Frog as she sits with the adults.

I look forward to Eric Roy, Tau Henare, Chris Tremain and Todd McClay wearing gumboots in Parliament and seeing how that goes down with the Speaker if they do a bit of duck shooting from their mai-mai.

Walker’s female co-Leader has purple hair. Are the Greens in a competition to make the Maori Party seem dignified and well attired? The rest of Walker’s outfit is bad enough. A man cannot get away with looking as disheveled.

If Clare Curran was booted out for the Highlanders jersey, how the hell does Holly Walker get away with gumboots? She’s an MP and an alleged Rhodes Scholar. Although you would not know it after her recent failure in the “Lobbying” Bill and a pelting from Labour’s Senior MP’s.

Women must wear “normal business attire”. A female farmer would not wear gumboots in the city if they had to walk on carpet. Walker’s are probably cheap and from The Warehouse so she cannot claim them to even be a Jimmy Choo/Hunter fashion item. They also break the “no dickheads” rule. Only rural New Zealanders and blue collar workers should ever wear gumboots. Anyone wearing them from a city looks like a dickhead.

Does Winston Peters describe Walker as dressing like “Brown’s cows”?

But Winston Peters, noted for his sartorial credentials, said he didn’t think that leather jackets and cardigans were what New Zealanders expected to see when they came to Parliament.

He had observed relaxed dress standards among men in the Danish Parliament. “They looked like Brown’s cows.”

There was an insignificantly ranked MP from the Cook Islands government seated in Parliament yesterday. Dressed in her form of business attire she must have been sniggering wondering why she bothered. She will return to the Cook Islands and laugh with tales to the jandal wearers at Trader Jacks that New Zealand is so backward she saw an MP in their Parliament wearing gumboots.

UPDATE: Some self important spokesperson from the Greens has rung me to clarify that they were not gumboots…they were in fact Green leather boots…I remarked they still look like gumboots.

One thing that does come to mind though…Is Holly Walker a vegetarian/vegan?

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