Thursday, May 18, 2006

Better harden up...

"The police drive to encourage 1000 extra people start a career in the force got off to a bad start on the weekend when one interested Christchurch man was told by a recruitment officers his scarf was too "gay".
Simon Calcinai, aged 20, was at the Careers Expo at the Westpac Centre in Christchurch on Sunday when two uniformed officers told him the scarf he was wearing was "a bit too gay", The Press reported today."


I would suggest that anyone offended by that is not going to pass muster as a cop. They are sure going to get called a lot worse and won't be getting an apology either!

Better check out the hairdresser's stand at the next careers expo...


Lindsay Mitchell said...

School kids routinely use the word "gay" to describe things. I gather it means the same as another word they frequently use, "random". What are they talking about? I've no idea. Neither do they, I suspect.

Anonymous said...

Once apon a time before it got hijacked, it was a lovely little word meaning happy and carefree.

Rebel Heart said...


Canterbury ACT on Campus member Stanley Climbfall has been banned from a Left wing blog for debating tax cuts.

Stanley calls on all who support the Right to continue the discussion and show that oppression of the people does not kill the liberal vision. Lefties are also invited to participate and further build on their arguments.

"We cannot allow people to be misinformed by shutting down debate. Statements such as "Stan, you seem to put a lot of faith in tax cuts. The problem here is that it’s by no means proven that they have the results you suggest." and "I’ve always found it hilarious how ready people are to believe fix the economy and everything else will magically fix itself. It sounds kind of like salesman talk." will only allow economic ignorance to continuously plague the blogosphere. If we want people to understand what ACT and National are advocating we need to fight the suppression of differing points of views." Stanley said.

Site owner Andrew Brehaut attacks the Maxim Institute by labelling their core responsibilities as "guns and gay bashing". He calls Rodney Hide and Heather Roy residents of "Toad Hall". The relevant link is