Tuesday, November 06, 2007

So Long- nobbled by the Govamint- again!


You wicked people- look what you made us do to you!
Since some of you can't behave- no fireworks for anybody!
Now go to bed and think about what you have done- while we find something else to regulate, ban or censure!

14 comments:

mojo said...

Yep ... 'tis incredibly authoritarian and maternalistic ... and indeed will be enforced by a slap (by the law)... 'short uppercuts' just don't seem to have the same effect at law, mais c'est la vie.

mojo said...

& call that 'hammer-hitting rotty' of yours off me Os.

KG said...

Christ! So much for a parliamentary democracy, eh? The Bilious Cow doesn't like it so she feels free to threaten citizens.
What a sad state of affairs. And what's worse, the sheeple will say "baaa' and go along with it.
Notice how the lapdog media immediately came out with sad stories of wee kiddies harmed by fireworks soon after the foul cow opened her mouth?
We are a hairsbreadth away from a dictatorship in this country and if that sounds paranoid, go take a look at No Minister and see what Labour are doing about free speech leading up to the election.

KG said...

Love the pic of Guy Fawkes, by the way.
"the only man ever to enter Parliament with honest intentions"

Banjo said...

You think you have it bad. A city in Colorado has decided it will not allow red or green in public holiday decorations come Christmas because it "sends the wrong message" to those who aren't Christians. Historians in years to come will wonder why people at the time didn't see the lethal spread of political correctness which hollows out social institutions ranging from family to traditions and customs.

Murray said...

I'm mine.

KG said...

spot the difference. (from today's Stuff news)
" National Party leader John Key believes a ban on the sale of fireworks is inevitable, while Prime Minister Helen Clark says she too expects public tolerance to eventually "boil over".
Labour or Labour-Lite. Some choice.

mojo said...

I agree kg ... no real point of difference even on the little stuff. Keys isn't trying to win the election, he simply believes that Clarke will lose it ... that if he remains as close as possible to them it will be decided on personality and looks ... and possibly he is the prettier, for a girl.

And Murray ... I'm now frightened. There was a degree of security in the notion that were on the leash, albeit short, of an experienced corrections person.

KG said...

Mojo, I'm just wondering if Key is playing a longer game, trying not to frighten the voters while he slides into government on the back of disgust with Helen.
Which means that a vote for him is a gamble, but what's the alternative?

Leonidas said...

I'm becoming more convinced that the way for National to win is to let the people throw Liarbour out, rather than try to vote National in... According to Leighton, we have a history of doing such. it's all academic anyway as the linchpin will always be the policy of minor parties whose support is inevitibly required.

KG said...

"What is ominous is the ease with which some people go from saying that they don't like something to saying that the government should forbid it. When you go down that road, don't expect freedom to survive very long." -- Thomas Sowell

Mark.V. said...

Many children drown each year, suppose the solution was to ban swimming? The thinking would be the same as the proposal to ban fireworks and just as stupid. The world is a dangerous place and children need to learn to recognise the dangers and deal with them. They need to be taught to use fireworks safely, just as they need to be taught to swim.

Murray said...

The only thing you have lost mojo is your illusion of security.

I suspect Oz has no real similarity to or desire to be your mother either.

Anonymous said...

Bloody Helen Clark has been rabbiting on about banning fireworks over the last few years "if we don't behave ourselves" Nanny state knows best..pppfft... and john key can only follow along blindly what a whimp