Monday, April 30, 2012

As cold as yesterday's mashed potatoes.

New Zild is a harsh and unforgiving place. Once someone slips up and loses a contest for their leadership of, say, a political party, that is it for them, usually. Now I can hear what you're all saying: "that would be for persons of integrity and therefore would not apply to those on the right". Well, shame on you, of course you are right but would it kill you  to be wrong on purpose, for once!?!?!
Latest old hack back into the sewer is Rodney Hide, a person of interest to this blog and not an obsession. He is going to have a column in the New Zealand Herald of which this first is linked to there (them technical writing classes were worth every cent). However there are laughs a-plenty in the article.
Rodders reveals that he is an ANARCHIST!!
I have concluded we would do better with no government at all. New Zealand before 1840 had some downsides. But the downsides were small beer compared to the social and economic devastation wrought by big, bloated and out-of-control bureaucracy.
No gubblement at all, because that worked so well before 1840. When everything was exactly the same as it is now except no pesky rules and regulations and such. O Anarchist thy name is Glibertarian!
 What about this startling observation
Besides, every other writer and commentator in New Zealand is a socialist. I am not. 
Every single one folks! What a vast left-wing conspiracy it is.
But Rodders has turned his back on the misguided  small bunch of people...with... enormous power over the rest of us and is happy being a workin' man helping to renovate his house.
I loved the work. Just the sheer physicality of it. And being with guys who simply get on with the job without the talk and the preciousness of politics. I enjoyed the earthy humour. No need to be PC.
Youse can whistle at the babes as they sashay past, the sluts.
Oh it's a sorry tale and really quite depressing. However a common tater called AK does get 25 "likes" and draws a response from Rodney which boils down to "but, but, Socialinism!"
O'course in the olden days before gummenment got in the way we could go and duke it out in a manly fashion.
I think this may a rich sauce of cheap laffs.
 
 

10 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

You'll be sorry when you don't have the noble Rodney to kick around no more!

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zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I loved the work. Just the sheer physicality of it. And being with guys who simply get on with the job without the talk and the preciousness of politics. I enjoyed the earthy humour. No need to be PC.

"But I didn't so much care for the actual EFFORT, so here I am back in the realm of politics again!" he did not add.

Hey, we've had sightings of Tommy Fucking Thompson up here again, angling for Herb Kohl's senate seat. Boomerang politicians.

vacuumslayer said...

I keep coming here for pictures of Hobbits frolicing in fields with unicorns, and I keep getting this asshattery.

New Zealand, I AM DISAPPOINT.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

However a common tater called AK does get 25 "likes" and draws a response from Rodney which boils down to "but, but, Socialinism!"

You should get this debonair devil on the Riddled staff... I imagine he's a hell of a writer, and sexy to boot!

Could you imagine how upset the readership would have been if Rodney had referred to NZ as a nation of sheep?

wiley said...

One minute I was a minister. Next minute I'm back where I started: caked in dirt and sweat, swinging a shovel.

He looks maniacal being caked in dirt and sweat, swinging a shovel. New Zealand has a serious swinging problem. Swinging cats. Swinging shovels. What's with all this deviant swinging?

Substance McGravitas said...

I loved Parliament. I didn't want to get dumped. But wild horses now couldn't drag me back.

I wonder what a person with money could do?

tigris said...

But the downsides were small beer compared to the social and economic devastation wrought by big, bloated and out-of-control bureaucracy

Small beer is the swill you drink because the water's not safe. I'll take the beer you choose over the safe water.

And who doesn't love Parliament? Those guys are funkalicious.

Smut Clyde said...

It may be that he scents a revival of his political career... for Rodney was rolled from the ACT party to make room for Dunny Brush; then Brush proved to be even more of a disaster than Rodney and stood down to make room for John Banks as soon as a suitably lucrative golden handshake had been arranged in the form of heading an Independent Advisory Committee; and now Banks is overdrawn.

At the moment he's playing hard-to-get, waiting to be much-run-after like Old Man Kangaroo.

M. Bouffant said...

Perk-buster politician sharpening his pencil
Just let us know when you're asking us to click to something like that. I was eating!

Smut Clyde said...

I have concluded we would do better with no government at all.

Rather than an anarchist, this makes Rodders more of a nihilist. But at least it's an ethos.