Nanny State

Hey diddle diddle, the cow, the fiddle … and the fart tax

Drinking the Kool-Aid” is a figure of speech commonly used in the United States that refers to a person or group holding an unquestioned belief, argument, or philosophy without critical examination.  (From Wikipedia).  Well, someone drank the Kool-Aid!

cowfart5_16x9_1600I guess it had to happen.

In an attempt to understand the extent of cow flatulence on global warming, scientists in Argentina are strapping plastic bags to the backs of cows to capture their emissions …

Seriously.  Do I need to comment?

The government in NZ tried to introduce a ridiculous fart tax when Helen Clark was the Prime Minister.  She is now 3rd in charge at the UN after we voted her out.  It doesn’t surprise me that it’s now being tried on in other countries.

Fart Tax

Whenever I think of Helen Clark and the “Global Warming” agenda, I think of this … hot air.

Here’s some pictures of the NZ protests from 2003:

Fart tax 2

Fart tax 1
We know this is a lot of (what would the cow say), BS.
Cow fart

Hey diddle diddle
the UN’s got a fiddle
to tax cow fart’s real soon
The cow farmers laughed
to hear the report
and then they were taxed to the moon.

I’m sure this poem could be improved.  I need some witty people to help with this.

Anyway, don’t let them try to diddle you with that ridiculous tax in your country!

And leave that Kool-Aid alone.

The PC brigade strikes again

RespectIn New Zealand, we can no longer discipline our kids in public.

A father took his 3 children aged 9, 7, and 5 to visit their mother in hospital. He didn’t have to be there as he and the mother were no longer together.  That act of caring brought him an assault charge.

His name is Michael Laws, former Wanganui Mayor. His crime? He smacked one of his children in front of a nurse, who then complained to the police.
“Laws accused over child assault” blares the shrill headline from NZ Yahoo news.

http://nz.news.yahoo.com/a/-/top-stories/20860555/laws-accused-over-child-assault/

Now this father stands accused, and the police are having to investigate a child assault complaint, when their time could be better spent elsewhere.  There are heaps of burglaries to investigate from NZ’s P epidemic.

I have been in that same hospital with my child, where I allowed them to jab her with a needle – and it made her cry. What I did was preventative act of caring, necessary for me to do as a parent.  How come jabbing my daughter with a needle so she wouldn’t catch whooping cough or diptheria is not termethey-had-no-rightd an assault, when giving a quick smack to a child has stepped over the line is!

It’s sad that NZ has been turned into a small-minded nanny state where parents are under threat.  This man was a well known person in Wanganui and a good father.  Where was the nurse’s common sense?  He’s a Dad left bringing up his children on his own in a land of missing fathers and he didn’t deserve this nonsense.  He was visiting his estranged partner and didn’t even have to be there.  His actions were those of a caring parent, not a bad one!

Why did Yahoo news make that nefarious accusation into a headline? You have to get to the second paragraph before you realise what he is guilty of – a smack!  What kind of Orwellian newspeak are they peddling?  I don’t want my opinion shaped, or have to read to paragraph two to get at the truth.

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NZ, first country to enact a ban (on smacking) following the publication of the UN Study on “violence against children”

How did we come to this  in NZ?  This putrid piece of PC excrement, disguised as a law, was passed in 2007 to criminalise parents who smack.  It came in under the government of Helen Clark, after a UN publication on violence against children.  Helen Clark has been amply rewarded – she is now 3rd in power at the UN.

smacking referendumIt was brought in despite public petitions and protests, and without a referendum.  It was finally put to public referendum under John Key’s government in 2009, where it was asked “Should a smack as part of good parental correction be a criminal offence in New Zealand?”  A whopping 87.4% of NZ answered ‘no’.  Nothing happened.  Why not, and why haven’t we been listened to?

John Key