The news, eh? What is it? Where do I find it? What do I do once I’ve caught it? Is it contagious? Already 2011 has been awful full of news, and with human-produced news levels at their highest point in recorded history, what can be done to prepare for the eventual catastrophe which everyone is certain is coming from somewhere soon?
Posts Tagged ‘welfare’
Nobody knows exactly when we will next get to vote. It could be thrust upon us at a moment’s notice. You could be at home, you could be at work. You could be out, it might be dark, you could well be drunk. So it pays to think CONSTANTLY about how you’d vote or else you might get caught out and end up voting for the wrong people in a kind of panic. In this episode we moan about there basically being nobody to vote for, identify who we think are the “Most Egonomist MPs”, Dan outlines precisely what it will take to get him to vote Green, and Dave reminisces about ripping off his shoddy neighbor‘s unsecured wireless internet.
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.
In this episode we ask you to believe that we planned for a rant about war to come out around Armistice Day and that this episode isn’t just the random wafflings of a pair of Mark Corrigans that was going to happen anyway. Do it!
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.
In this episode we talk about K-Strass, a purported Yo-yo expert who has been pranking local news shows in America with is yo yo “act”. Also, the UK election results are in, Paula Bennett’s an idiot, and Dave unveils his own new single-issue, special interest political party, the CAIP.
Conservative messages in popular music never seem to work on an artistic level, but as unintentional comedy they are absolute gold. We take a peek at this phenomenon via examples such as The Right Brothers, Wolverines, and some poor girl who will surely grow up to regret posting videos of herself singing over a Michael Jackson song about health care reform and Glen Beck.
We got wise to some of this stuff due to the awesome blog “Et tu, Mr Destructo?”
The first video we talk about is this, from Wolverines.
If that somehow wasn’t to your tastes, you might enjoy Satellite High’s dis-track in response to it (you will)
Also talked about is The Right Brothers’ “Bush Was Right”.