Heather Roy, mother of 5, off to do six weeks basic training with the Territorials. That's awesome! Good she'll learn to use a gun. Let's hope she comes back to Parliament and shoots the entire Labour Party. And the Greens. And Jim. I didn't mean shoot them dead (gosh, I'm not that heartless) I meant, just maybe maim or paralyse them in some small way.
Sheesh! Kinda emblematic of just how sex-role reversed NZ is. The ACT Party: one man, one woman. The woman's off to become GI Jane while the man wants to be a prima ballerina on Dancing with the Stars.
Update: But seriously, the Army News (pdf) has all the goodies [Hattip, Sir H]
How's this magnificent quote:
"I hope other women like me.. will consider the concept of serving one's country as a volunteer. Selfless service to the country is at the heart of the national fabric & I'm proud to be able to do my bit."Recruit Roy, MP & Patriot. Doesn't she make you proud!
Qantas Award winning column
OMG! Brilliant! Possibly the truest article ever written. Why NZ hates the Crusaders. More a learned, sage cultural anthropology than a sports column. Honestly can't say I find the Red & Blacks endearing. Last week I was cheering for the Waratahs. Disgraceful, huh? But if they meet in the semis or finals I'm still supporting the New South Welshmen. My ex-brother in law (Wgtn boy) hates the Hurricanes & likes the Crusaders coz they play 'NZ' rugby, not 'Polynesian' rugby. LOL - which is actually true, ya gotta admit. Friggin stirrer has been buying my Wgtn nephews red rugby jerseys bearing you-know-who's club insignia.
Oh well. Just coz I'm a miserable losing tosser, doesn't mean I can't be magnanimous. Good on ya, Robbie Deans! You're the man! (but that still doesn't mean we like you or anything...)