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Piss off, you Greenie c-nt!!


Let’s wish for bygone days where teachers were respected in the community for bashing kids into hardened individuals rather than moddly-coddling them like retards.

The debate of gay/same-sex marriages has been in full swing in New Zealand of late, and while I have never harboured an issue against it, after last night my support for it has grown ten-fold…

Let men marry men, and women marry women.

Give it a couple of generations and we will have completely wiped out Green Party politicians and supporters!

Don’t get me wrong, I believe in saving the animals and all that stuff, but as I am a voting, tax-paying, masturbating, smoking and drink driving adult I choose which way, and how far, I lean on such issues. But no one, including myself has the right to brainwash my kid into any such trains of thought at 8 years old.

And don’t even start me on the religious studies in school (an ongoing debate between me and my wife).

So to last night.

My oldest girl was performing in her school’s production and of course there was an expectation for my attendance which I happily did as she has a natural flair for the arts. Expectations were high as the last production we attended two years ago was enjoyable but this quickly turned to anger and despair when the night’s programme was handed to me on presenting our tickets.

For a junior school production the arts teacher (or whatever the role is) had chosen a play based around the story of a future Earth depleted of natural resources surviving on the power of a blue crystal. This crystal is stolen by warriors from a distant planet (that apparently only takes 5mins to fly to) who need it for similar reasons. WTF?

Why are kids aged between 5 and 12 being used as political pawns by left-wing, hemp wearing, carbon-free activists to push a message of environmental harmony to an audience well aware of the consequences? To me this is a disgusting methodology and is becoming all too familiar in our schools.

It is interesting to add here that my eight year old daughter did not in fact know what the message in the play was when I asked her in the car on the way home!

Take away the fact that the production itself was as painful to watch as The Office US is irrelevant (who are these supposed thespians being implanted into our schools? Thankfully we have our girl in Glee Club). Add to this that all of the songs were in fact lip-synced which made Milli Vanilli look pro, but this is a side issue and is expected in junior school.

Not a single parent I spoke to afterwards or this morning enjoyed it. They were either unsure of what it was about, or were pissed off that their kids were hidden from view like a sanitary bin when they were looking forward to beaming their pride, hiding embarrassment from nose picking or videoing the whole thing on their iPhone 4.

The teacher’s role in society is to educate kids on the traditional aspects of schooling in preparation for higher education.

It is NOT their place to give the child a conscience. Its time for them to remove the leather elbow patches and Jesus sandals and rejoin society somewhat…but thats just my view…

Save a whale…spear a greenie…

 

 

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Man, that is so gay…sorry, I meant “over-exaggeratedly happy”…


Can someone please explain to me what the fuck is wrong with people today?

I was listening to the radio the other day and it seems there has been a little hoo-ha over the use of the word ‘gay’…well, that seems to be the case, unless you’re gay, and then it’s OK. But when a full-blooded, porn loving, beer-swilling, ball-scratching, farting bloke like me uses it in ANY context, that apparently is gay-bashing and upsets the Hush Puppy wearing community. No, no, no! If I were to call them pillow-biting, pooh-pushing, Marmite-drillers, I could understand  and expect some sort of backlash.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that, of course…

I’m not homo-phobic, in fact I am very much a fan of the lesbian persuasion, but do feel that there is a definite breach of the Fair Trading Act in that those lesbians I have met over the years do not look anything like those on DVD I buy in ‘second-hand bookstores’ behind hanging sheets. Thank you God for having Alison Mau switch sides! Read more…

Political Correctness Strikes Again!


Last night I saw the following article on Stuff.co.nz about the Jackson remake of the classic war story and movie The Dambusters.Now this to me is just plain madness. It doesn;t matter what impact or controversy comes about from certain subjects or situations, at the end of the day history is just that; history. And for future generations this must be upheld. If anyone has an issue with it they need to take a serious look at themselves as I would love the only issue in my life to be name-calling. And it is such a shame coming from a true gentlemen, Stephen Fry, a person who has never shied away from telling as it is…

It reminds me of a similar story. While going through my rebelliosu years I hung out with a guy called Robert who had a Black Lab called “Darkie”. We were walking to the Tearooms to get some smokes and walked past the Cheviot Pub when the dog went round the back of a van in front of the main doors. As loud as he could muster, Robert called out “Darkie, get ouf of there!” to which the dog didn’t respond, but two very large, and somewhat surprised Maoris came round from behind the van – they were the band in the pub that night and were unloading their gear! Thankfully Robert apologised very quickly trying to explain it was his dog…

 

HISTORICAL INACCURACY: A painting of Dambuster Guy Gibson and his pet dog Nigger, renamed Digger for the Peter Jackson film.

One of the big questions hanging over Sir Peter Jackson’s Dambusters film has finally been answered – the dog Nigger will be renamed Digger as it might offend Americans.

The film’s script writer, actor Stephen Fry, revealed the change to British newspaper The Daily Mail.

In the original 1955 film the name of pilot Guy Gibson’s black Labrador is spoken 12 times as a code word to report successful dam breaches to the RAF’s bomber command, The Daily Mail reported.

Fry said: “there is no question in America that you could ever have a dog called the N-word. It’s no good saying that it is the Latin word for black or that it didn’t have the meaning that it does now – you just can’t got back, which is unfortunate … Digger seems OK, I reckon”.

However some historians and aviation enthusiasts were unhappy with the name change.

The dog is buried at RAF Scampton in Britain, where the Dambusters 617 squadron was based. Curator of the RAF Scampton museum accused Fry of trying to “rewrite history”.

“It’s not a problem with coloured people, it’s the people in power creating the problem. Sod their political correctness and sod human rights,” said Mervyn Hallam.

“They should keep the dog’s name the same – it’s ridiculous that they are trying to rewrite history. His grave is still here with his name on it.”

Dambusters historian Jim Shortland said it was sacrificing historical accuracy for political correctness. “One wonders what else the film might get wrong. Once you know something is incorrect, you’re going to be suspicious.”

But Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire spokesman Phil Bonner told The Daily Mail the dog’s name was emotive. “In some respects it’s a reflection of the changes that have happened across the generations.”

Jackson first announced plans for the film, to be directed by his protege Christian Rivers, in 2006. Fry, who also has a small part in The Hobbit, joined as script writer in 2007.

As of last year, Jackson was fine tuning Fry’s script, with no set date for shooting. It is understood some pre-production work has been underway for some time, including full scale replicas of Lancaster bombers, some of which were made in China.

Source; Stuff.co.nz

Rugby ban on big wins for kids…WTF?!?


This bit of madness was forwarded to me and I note that an ex-pat mate of mine has picked up on it too…here they are, trying to develop future rugby in this country; traditionally the domain of hard-as-nails, take-no-shit, beer swilling, womanising men, and wrap them in cotton wool and send them to bed feeling “good”? It has been well over 20 years since the All Blacks won a Rugby World Cup – I sense it is going to be a fucking long time before they win another…which is great, as an Australian there is nothing more I like to see than this country beat itself up over its non-performance, yet they can never understand why. Maybe taker a good look at yourself as the rest of us do…Dingo Deans must be thanking his lucky stars he dodged a bullet there! I didn’t agree with weight-for-age, and I don’t agree with this…

 

The Rugby Union has stopped kids winning their matches by more than 35 points, saying it makes the game more enjoyable. But one coach describes the changes as “political correctness gone mad” and says he and other coaches will lobby for the new rule to be dropped. Under the NZRUs Small Blacks development programme for children aged 13 and under, coaches from opposing sides can meet at halftime if one side has put on 35 or more points against the other to agree on how they can “generate a more-even contest”. A score of 100-nil is now posted as 35-nil – the maximum points differential allowed. If a side wins 90 to 5, the score is recorded as 40 to 5. A recent email to Auckland rugby club delegates also suggested that teams rest star players and give reserve players more playing time to make games “more even and sporting”. Some All Black legends have questioned the wisdom of the move, and some coaches are livid about it, saying it softens children’s attitudes towards winning and does not foster excellence.

The junior rugby players of today are the senior rugby players of tomorrow and basically what they [the NZRU] are doing is dumbing down Auckland rugby – this is just political correctness gone mad,” said Steve Shrubb, who coaches the Western Suburbs under-12 team.

The NZRU’s general manager of community and provincial rugby, Brent Anderson, rejected the suggestion that the changes were driven by political correctness.

 

"Good on ya NZRFU!"

“It’s still about winning – no one is saying, ‘Don’t win’, no one is saying, ‘Don’t keep the score’.

“The kids will know when they have got a hiding if it’s more than 35-nil at halftime, so it’s not about hiding from any of that stuff.

“It’s about trying to at least make the rest of their experience on Saturday morning reasonably enjoyable and fun.”

Mr Anderson said NZRU-funded research showed children wanted fun and enjoyment foremost, regardless of what sport they played on Saturdays.

The research showed that while children did not like being on the receiving end of a towelling, they also took little pleasure in thrashing helpless teams.

“We are charged with keeping the game fun and enjoyable and keeping as many kids in the game as possible and allowing all kids to develop their skills,” said Mr Anderson.

“We saw this as a way that could assist them.”

He said coaches had been given strategies such as swapping forwards and backs, giving all their players at least half a game, or resting top players against weaker teams.

Former All Black Stu Wilson asked why children who were “drilled nicely, coached well … [and] understand the fundamentals of the game” should be punished.

“If they show me some hard and factual evidence, some research, that we are losing multitudes of kids at the under-13s, then fine, we have to do something about it.”

But Wilson said people of his generation would instinctively find any moves to reduce competition off putting.

“I’m old-fashioned. It doesn’t matter what age you are, there has to be a winner.”

Fellow ex-All Black Josh Kronfeld said that as a boy, he was in a team that often lost by around 50 points – and he still enjoyed himself.

“I remember crying one time to my dad. And my dad just said to me, ‘As long as you try your hardest I’ll be proud’. And that’s pretty much how I played for the rest of my life.

“I can’t see the point in taking away life experience … The game was doing okay for 100 years previous to us. And now all of a sudden it’s a drama.”

All Black legend Sir Colin Meads said he was more concerned about seeing children playing the game than keeping score.

“I feel we should just let the kids get out there and play the game … They are the ones who know the real score, they know how they have gone on Saturdays.”

“I know we don’t want to get thrashed, but there’s always next week where we can get better.”

Mr Shrubb said parents were “absolutely filthy” about the changes, under which scores – including his team’s 106-nil thrashing of Waitemata – have been altered on the Auckland union’s website.

It is unclear what happens to the points scored by players that are not recorded after the 35-point limit is reached.

“One of our boys kicked 16 goals in a match. What happens to all his points?” he asked.

Mr Shrubb said some coaches were planning to lodge a request with the Auckland Rugby Union to abandon the change.

Source; NZ Herald Additional reporting: Nicholas Jones

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