Friday, April 21, 2006

That's our girl!

ACTion woman!
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...)

5 comments:

Rob Good said...

Way to go Heather.....

pink panda said...

god have you seen the front page of the sunday star times? rodney is gold. gold i tell you.

i wish winnie was getting in on the action...

pink panda said...
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phil said...

Ditto, Rob Good!

Yes, Panda! Isn't it a fantastic action shot?

As for "comment deleted" - I HATE it when comments get deleted before I've even had a chance to read them. It always makes me curious, 'what was that about?' I wonder. Was it someone being nasty and abusive who later felt pangs of regret?

And just for the record: Please feel free to be as abusive and nasty as you like. I'm a big boy, I can take the hits. And since I regularly slag off others with impunity (including entire groups, nations, continents and religions) I can hardly start bawling my eyes out when someone takes a shot at me, now, can I?

IN SHORT:

Personal abuse: Knock yourself out!
Death threats: The world's your oyster!
Abusive comments about my family: That's OK, they don't read the internet, anyway.
Death threats against family members: Can I make a few suggestions?
Abuse against Maoris: Yeah right, like we care what you think, anyway.
Abuse against Aucklanders: Warmly encouraged, besides, someone has to do it.
Abuse against Australians: It's our patriotic duty. You'll be rewarded in heaven!
Abuse against President Bush: WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. Comment will be deleted, then I will hunt you down, burn down your letterbox, then feed your dog a big bowl of creamed paua so he farts all night in your living room.

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