Tuesday, November 22, 2005

NZPA are Big Girly Wimps

Well done, lads!
Fifty of our SAS boys will return after 6 month stint in Afghanistan. Atlhough Goff's media statement is pure puffery, it's still enough to swell your heart with pride:

"The SAS have played an important role in.. counter[ing] terrorism & restor[ing] stability to Afghanistan.. Their presence.. has been critical.. to constrain the influence of Al Qaeda & Taliban elements.. [and] helped ensure... the first-ever [Afghani] elections.. in September."

The militantly pacifist NZPA, as usual, gives undue prominence to the Greens. On cue, Keith Locke wets his pants:

"the operation appeared to be failing, with casualties & the level of insurgent activity growing despite a four-year campaign"
What an utter pantload! I revile the Greens not so much for their pacifism & incurable pessimism with blind refusal to see any benefits of military intervention, but for the lying and sophistry needed to justify their positions.

Eye-sore!
Good to see Auckland challenging Wellington for the title of NZ's Crap-art Capital. Two 12-metre high 'cusiniaire rods' with a token Maori name. Please! How is that meant to be aesthetically appealing? Or visually interesting? Or mentally stimulating? Or sensually arousing? It isn't! It's crap! And a lot of people just got ripped off funding this pitiful hoax by a no-talent con-artist.

I hope the local community has the last say - and it gets plastered with graffiti! At least bombing requires real artistic skill and craftmanship.
Update & "oops" moment: I've changed my mind. I like them now. See entry above.


because we've got nothing better to worry about...
Dried-up has-been & ARC member, Sandra Coney, up-in-arms over cartoon pukeko's glowing appraisal of the "nice birds" in town.
"Advertising shouldn't make jokes at the expense of women"
Ain't feminists just a barrel of laughs! The women's agency that produced the ad should run a 'get humour' campaign for their thin-skinned sisters still trapped in a grim 1970's man-hating time-warp. Is this really a priority for the ARC? Do Auckland's voters not have more pressing concerns?

In trying to inflame this non-story, the NZPA reveal their true selves as a herd of callow, vapid bubble-heads. Is a cartoon bird really newsworthy? Who gives a flying fig? Fluff-journalism at its most asinine!

1 comment:

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