Back in August Paula Rebstock, a former commerce commission head and therefore the most appropriate person to make these sorts of life-and-death decisions, released her welfare working group’s issue paper which set us off like a firecracker in episode 50 (highlight here). Rebstock is back this week, with her group’s recommendations. Claiming our economy cannot support our society, she makes the dual mistake of forgetting that it’s our society that should come before our economy in that sentence, and that economies do tend to behave rather catastrophically when you base them on bullshit figures.
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Darren Watson, Wellington blues icon and all ’round nice fella, swung by for a chat. DW’s never been afraid of speaking his mind on political issues, as anyone who’s seen him alter the lyrics mid-performance of blues numbers to ridicule National supporters can attest.
Darren’s new album “Saint Hilda’s Faithless Boy” is out November 1st on Red Rocks Records. Release parties are in Wellington on the 21st October at Ruby Lounge and in Auckland on the 23rd of October at Juice Bar.
Moral high ground on the Paul Henry debacle? Not us! We accidentally fill a whole episode with the sort of talk that everybody who is capable of thinking is thinking. Includes a contextual history lesson, thanks to Dan, which makes Paul Henry’s comments even stupider than they were before.
Join us as we try to set Dan up with Deborah Hill Cone. Have a look at her sterling wit here, just before John Campbell has to actively resist punching her in the face.
But mainly we take a look at Andrew Little – can he be Labour’s Don Brash In A Good Way Don’t Get Me Wrong Here? Can he save us from the horrors we so accurately predict (will be Bill English’s fault)? It’s all a bit of a downer – BUT! Comedic relief is here in the form of a brand new ACT MP! Hurray!
Given that right wingers seem to be perfectly capable of destroying themselves, we devote our attention to attacking people we actually kind of like; Hippies, Hippy Councilors and The Kids.
Today we recap our interaction with the Coastal Coalition, and the steamy depths of wacky beliefs held by other, smirking, ACT party affiliates, including their boners for stuff like Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor rally and Ayn Rand, homicide groupie, because to people who hate other people, apparently this video is sublime:
Welcome to our shitlist, Mr Boscawen:
And the rest of ACT, too – you’re all dicks.
Welfare reform – it’s about time those social parasites learnt a lesson about the value of the dollar; Don Brash, John Key, Paula Rebstock – we’re looking at you.
FIFTIETH EPISODE! Well, the fiftieth episode that we’ve released, that is. To celebrate this milestone, we suggest that our listeners have a drink.
Hahaha, we just totally talk about pizza for like the entire time. Ok, that’s an exaggeration, we do get around to talking about real stuff: The pathology of the right wing, the crimes of Labour governments past, morality, tea and , of course, coffee.
This was recorded before the Chris Carter debacle. The next episode is going to be all over that.
The National Party Conference has just been, which means comedy gold is in the air. From the promises themselves, the dodgy stats backing up the decisions, to the unions who tried to storm the castle, we get a bit of fodder out of the whole ordeal. Also on the agenda: The future of the Maori party, Molotov Mitchell tweets about non-specific violence, the US revolutionary war, the PEDA fiasco and fallout, and Lego:
Just to cheer you up some.