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.
Posts Tagged ‘mining’
Teachers are striking. I bet it’s because they’re greedy little masked bandits hellbent on holding the nation’s children to ransom. What say you? We corral a real live teacher into the studio to hear their terrible demands. WARNING: What you’re about to hear my shock you.
Race, religion, sexuality, Australia and Maurice Williamson – a mix as volatile as a meth lab in an earthquake, of which we’re fairly certain some poor fuckers are desperately cleaning up right now.
Jesus Christ, the second we ask where John Howard’s got to he goes and does something newsworthy. We’ll tackle that next week, I guess. Anyhow, for now: FIFA vs France, Pope vs Brussels, Humans vs Airlines, Vinyl vs CDs, Brightly coloured luggage vs Losing your shit. It’s all good.
Some music mentioned in this episode:
Australia is going through a bit of an upheaval at the moment, but it’s still going to be shit. Dan and Dave reminisce about the Nats’ promises to stem the flow of Kiwis crossing the ditch, illustrated by this billboard of theirs which invoked that most Australian of political institutions: Kidnapping. Meanwhile, grumpy Brit voters are getting what they asked for. And at home, drink driving goes to the next level of ridiculousness with these two winners.
If you’re wondering about this donk business…
The Budget is here! Everything’s fixed.
The UK Election, 9/11, Cuban Missile Crisis and BOOBQUAKE! How’s that?
This was supposed to be a short and sweet episode. How did that turn out? Much like this:
In this episode, Dave gets visited by the police. Looks like some uppity superpower threw down some surveillance following a little anti-war protest action, and he’s now on a watch list. While we’re on the topic of protest, the marches against mining on Schedule 4 land, and National’s response, get a good old talking about too.