God I hate Breakfast
This clown who is blowing $450 000 of his own dollars for a bullshit march up Queen St for the legal right to hit your kids (can we counter protest these idiots?) is he a fundy Christian? Because it seems to me only a fundy Christian would blow half a million on trying to get back his God given right to belt his kids.
The ex-cheerleader on Breakfast said 87% of people voted blah blah. No ex cheerleader, 87% of those WHO VOTED voted that way. LESS THAN 50% VOTED YOU MORONS. Notice how they spun that? 87% of NZers supported this – no, no, no. That is an outright lie. Whoever is writing the questions for the ex-cheerleader needs to point out that it is 87% of LESS THAN 50% of the country.
TVNZ are so biased now, the cheerleader didn’t even challenge this guy, is it just an open door policy on crazy right wing crap now? Has TVNZ used the Bill English unchallenged pap promo advert as an editorial standard towards all right wing social policy now?
Still, it’s better than Sunrise I suppose.
There still seems to be some confusion on this whole repeal of section 59 thing. You’re not to blame, the media were outrageous in selling this as the criminalization of parents so it’s okay if you got a bit spooked. What the repeal of section 59 means is that IF you are charged with assaulting your child, IF, you can’t use discipline as a defense. The bloke who bashes his kid with a belt and gets charged with assault can't say, "But your honour, I was disciplining the kid" - that doesn't wash in Court any longer - that’s all it means, it doesn’t mean that if your toddler was about to put his hand on a burning stove while running onto the road into the path of a stolen car and you smack their hand lightly that the Police Eagle helicopter will suddenly spotlight you and through a loud hailer tell you to lie flat on the ground with your hands above your head.
Why not donate that $450 000 to actually help abused children rather than a vast ego wank for a piece of misunderstood legislation?
It fascinates me folks, $450 000 on the right to bash your kids because not letting you bash your kids is ‘nanny state political correctness gone mad’. The vast expansion of surveillance powers to allow the Pork Industry and Meat Board alongside the Police to break into our homes and spy on us without a warrant – oh that’s okay? How the hell can National voters who bitched so much about Nanny State be comfortable with vast unchecked powers to spy on you?
What a joke.