drinking

Winston is the master of this

Andrew Sullivan blogs about Obama courting the Drunk Vote. Here ins New Zealand Winston peters has a solid lock on this demographic:

It’s a time-honored tradition:

In colonial times, it was considered ungentlemanly, corrupt, and downright sleazy to openly solicit votes through campaign speeches and advertisements. Instead, upstanding politicians engaged in an old and cherished tradition called “swilling the planters with bumbo” – otherwise known as “getting voters drunk on Election Day.” (Bumbo was a type of rum.)

In Washington’s day, elections were largely an excuse to party. Voting presented a rare opportunity for people to gather from miles around, catch up with their neighbors, and imbibe liberally. Crafty politicians capitalized on the festive climate to rack up votes. In fact, it was difficult for anyone to win an election without wining and dining his constituents. Though it was technically illegal to explicitly purchase gifts for voters, it was perfectly appropriate for a politician to buy a round for two hundred of his closest friends on Election Day.

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Some good advice for Andrew Williams

A good explanation why drunks spin out and fall down.

Cupid Stunts by Media Hacks

According to Deborah Coddington:

One thing’s for sure, James Webster is not being used as a “pin-up” boy for the campaigners, as claimed by blogger Cameron Slater.

Slater, son of former National Party president John Slater, cruelly wrote this week about James Webster: “A toffee-nosed school boy drank himself to death … a dead thief and a liar who couldn’t handle his piss killed himself. I always said Kings boys were poofs.”

Fortunately, Slater’s influence is nil.

Talk about a stupid bint. If I allegedly don’t have influence then how come she is talking about ME! Quite what my father has to do with her comments is beyond me. Dad gave up being embarrassed about his son quite some time ago.

Her article is another in a long line of menopausal drivel that the HoS seems to line up these days from Wendyl Nissen and Deborah Coddington where they try to out-do each other on fucking tearful sob stories about losers or drop-kick subjects like growing your own vegetables. Next thing I suppose one of them will tell us tearfully how her husband likes the cock.

Thanks for the traffic Deborah, oh and tell your HoS pal Pork Chop to shove it.

No Conscience in Labour

The Labour caucus is blabbing, there aren’t happy campers in there, most notable is Grant “Daffyd” Robertson , the opposition spokesman for the homeless.

He has been caterwauling loudly (o loudly that The Whale has heard about it) that the Labour caucus is to be whipped on the drinking age with no allowance for a conscience vote. He is not at all happy with Goff’s conservatism over this issue. You heard it here first. Labour will NOT be allowing a conscience vote on the drinking age. Probably because none of them actually have a conscience.

Meanwhile the pin up boy for the campaign to restrict alcohol to minors is a dead thief and a liar who couldn’t handle his piss and killed himselfI always said Kings boys were poofs.

A 16-year-old Auckland schoolboy who died in his sleep after drinking a bottle of vodka outside a party at the weekend had “everything to live for”, his uncle says.

King’s College student James Webster’s uncle, Donald Webster, said his nephew on Saturday told his father he was going to a friend’s house to study, but instead went to an 18-year-old’s birthday party with a bottle of vodka he may have taken from the house where he was staying.

The party organisers would not let him in with the alcohol so he sat in his car and drank the vodka straight from the bottle, possibly with friends.

Ok let’s dissect that hopeless repeating. A toffee-nosed school boy drank himself to death yet he “had everything to live for”. He lied about going to a friends house, he might have nicked a bottle of Vodka (poof’s drink) and possibly had some friends help him on his way. The only thing certain about the repeating is that the thief and liar is dead.

Now let’s get some things straight here.

  • The law is already set at 18 so he was drinking illegally anyway. Strike 1.
  • The law says you can’t can’t steal but he did that too. Strike 2.
  • He lied to his father. Strike 3.
  • The party organisers were the good guys.
  • His friends aren’t. Strike 4.

Nothing about this activity and the resulting death has anything to do with raising the age of access to alcohol. If that were to happen then this kid would have just died more illegal than he already was.

The wowsers and anti-fun police need to blame no-one but the kid who died. He has found out all too late just exactly what personal responsibility looks like. The law doesn’t need changing.

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