Saturday, May 31, 2008

Gordon Brown is a Leninist Mimsy Bubble

http://the-tap.blogspot.com/2008/05/new-labour-gordon-brown-is-leninist.html

A great post detailing a theory on what makes the snot gobbling bottler tick.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Digital Development Council and Forum launched

Communications and Information Technology Minister David Cun"t"liffe today launched the structure that will become an important contributor to New Zealand’s digital future.

The Minister hosted the signing of the establishment rules for the Digital Development Council, which will in turn set up the Digital Development Forum.

A holding website page, www.ddc.org.nz, is linked from www.digitaldevelopment.org.nz and www.digitaldevelopment.net.nz.

The Council’s email address for inquiries is info@ddc.org.nz. It is planning its first meeting for early June.

Two more Quangos. So this requires central Planning, Soviet Style? I might email them and ask them for their budgets. Cunts, cunts, cunts.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Thursday, May 22, 2008

$9 Million for Racing

I missed this on Friday. I was probably too busy watching the rugby, not being a racing man. I do like me beer, though.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/4550801a17395.html

or

http://tinyurl.com/6h7x2o

That's a lot of money. It would buy a few classrooms for schools that need them.
How exactly is this "social spending", Mr Cullen?

You are a big fucking cunt of a man.

Even socialists (or is it especially socialists?) think it's a weird idea.

http://blog.greens.org.nz/index.php/2008/05/20/the-minister-of-racings-9-million-stake/

or

http://tinyurl.com/6s38hq

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Great Global Warming Swindle

It looks like UK Channel 4's doco "The Great Global Warming Swindle" will be on Prime 1st June. Just a rumour, i can't seem to find schedules that go that far in advance on the interweb.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Clever Plan, guaranteed to Work, says Tui

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/7399340.stm
or
http://tinyurl.com/3s3gf7

The Snot Goblin will use taxpayer money (£200 MILLION!) to buy unsold homes and then rent them to beneficiaries.
What a lovely sounding plan, kill two birds with one stone. Problem is, it may kill the home values in the area "fixed".
I have nothing against beneficiaries, but isn't parachuting them into posh areas a great way to get Liarbore voters into Conservative constituencies.

Hat Tip - Mark Wadsworth
http://markwadsworth.blogspot.com/2008/05/big-numbers-big-numbers.html

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Inflation?

"Inflation?" Says Mikey (Fiscal Fool) Sullen "Is that where prices of things like Wellington office space and Communication Manager wages go up cos I keep handing out money?"

Waste? You want waste?
How about this in the MED's poosletter:
"New management initiative to be launched next month: A new programme of activity promoting the importance of management skills to firm (as in business?) performance will be launched next month by Management Focus."

They've got a jazzy logo and evyfing! The mission:
"Management Focus is a communications initiative established by the Business Capability Partnership, a consortium of private and public sector organisations, to highlight the impact strong management skills can have on overall business performance. By working collaboratively these organisations aim to encourage business owners and managers to assess, develop and improve their performance."
What's the bet that the Business Crapability Prattleship is chock-full of little piglets suckling on taxpayers tit? And that the initiative will consist of volumes of printed and html material that ALREADY EXISTS out in WWWland, accessible via google.
Hey, gummint, how about just getting the fuck out of our lives whilst we try to make ourselves a living by pleasing our customers?

And I DID mention the Families Commission, right?
What the FUCK do they achieve (nothing) and how MUCH do they spend in the process?
Visit their website to see an exercise in futility.

Here are THEIR OWN descriptions of some of the studies they've undertaken or reports they've written:

"The Whänau Talk project was a pilot study conducted to explore what Mäori whänau (families) talk about in their everyday lives and how such talk contributes to whänau socialisation." And the results of this will be used to...?

"Understanding Pacific peoples in the context of their families is crucial to working successfully with Pacific families and communities." Yep, they're close-knit: I had never noticed that.

"A narrative analysis that identified the ways in which young people make sense of family, friendship and intimacy, and how they imagine they might live their lives in the context of these meanings." Pardon? No child makes sense of family after the age of about 12. It's part of the way we flee the nest. Next?

"Nine women with Multiple Sclerosis, who had become mothers in the past five years, were interviewed individually about their experiences of pregnancy, birth and mothering children up to the age of five years. " Is that a scientific study then? Who was in the control group? MS sufferers who DIDN'T become mothers? Non-MS mothers? What were your conclusions? That MS sucks?

32 FTE's as at July 2006
Say 2 on $180k
8 on $80k
10 on $50
10 on $40k
total of $1.9 million
750m2 office at $320/m2 = $240k rent
power light & phone, petty cash for pastries/coffees/lunch for internal meetings, cars for senior execs? Cars for researchers and community liaison folk (http://tinyurl.com/52muxd).
Shit: I've just popped a vein. I'll leave it there...

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Aluminium Smelter

Yeah, go on you numpties, give the smelter an exemption from ETS.

How many exemptions, extensions and free-allocations that does make it now? Why don't you just give up, you stupid communists.

This is like the Monthy Python Black Knight: "don't worry, it's only a scratch, the ETS is effective regardless, Helen will bite the kneecaps off those carbon molecules."

We trust you, Hulun. Why, nearly a BILLION FUCKING DOLLARS for a rusty train set, is mere small change. Well, it's a shit load of money for people on benefits, especially if they really are SICK so can't run a horticultural business on the side. It's a shit load of money if you are waiting for a hip replacement. Or breast cancer drugs.

Make no mistake, by spending this money on trains instead of medicine, you are killing people.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

This gummint in thrall to Ad agencies

I want to get myself a little run about as a second car. I will be asking for, neigh, DEMANDING that it have sidebeefcurtainairstripbags.

I've not watched much telly lately, so have just seen that poor (exploited IMHO) brain-injured lass extolling the virtues of curtain airbags.

Who the FUCK dreamed up this campaign?
Not only are these twunts out of touch (I mean, who in middle earth can afford a NEW car these days, tell me) but they must all be having their tiny cocks sucked by folk who run ad agencies.

http://www.ltsa.govt.nz/media/2008/080418.html

"The message to motorists is simple - if you want to maximise your safety you must choose a vehicle with a head-protecting airbag."
The high profile Land Transport NZ-ACC vehicle safety campaign gets underway this Sunday (20 April), with the launch of a disturbing new television ad depicting the debilitating effects of brain injuries suffered in crashes.

Er, I'll get round to it. Right after I've saved for my retirement, feed my children and paid the mortgage.

Okay, so it's ACC, so it's not coming directly out of my taxes...except that non-work related accidents are funded out of earner premium that adds 1.2% or something to my already 39% (marginal) tax rate. Hmmm....