Fighting a pervasive and so often invisible culture of abuse shouldn’t be a zero sum game, even though it so often seems that way.
Why just the other day I received this charming epistle:
[DELETED. Sort this out in some other way than posting personal emails in a public discussion forum, Ian - RB]
Your semantic preferences are noted for future reference.
Good of you to deny me a right of reply, too…
Please note: this is the first time I have intentionally visited the ‘Muse’ blog – and it will be the last – as that is how the adults behave around here, it seems.
I hear ya!
...plays a mean pinball.
I suddenly feel like baked beans for breakfast...
But Mr key has said this kinda thing (Drone strikes, etc) is just 'prosecuting' suspected terrorists, and he's comfortable with that - so what could possibly be wrong with that?
Trees lend themselves to gradient shifts.
Heh! I saw what you did there
- always good to branch out into puns
- Gradi-ent - now yer Tolkien...
Brownlee Trumpets big news!
More than 1000 government staff will work in central Christchurch by 2016, dispelling the notion of a ''doughnut effect'' in the city, Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee announced today.
Wahoo! Dollars for Doughnuts!
This is what constitutes a major CBD announcement by the Minister is it?
Old news, gift-wrapped up to cover the smell of perfidy...
- when this exact same thing was announced by the Prime Mincer in September last year it was '1700 jobs'!
Now it's 1100. We've been robbed already!
Prior to that in July there had been reports of:
"A plan to bring 2500 public servants back into central Christchurch has prompted more than 20 responses from property developers and landlords to accommodate them"
Then again in September:
"Central Christchurch just got a major kick-start.
Prime Minister John Key announced yesterday about 1700 government employees would relocate to offices around City Mall in 2016 as part of the city's earthquake recovery. "
and here too
even as recently as April.
So why is Gerry Brownlee insultingly selling us this as something new, and wonderful?
Do they just not remember, or not care, what they've said?
I guess we should be lucky he remembers our name...
I remember that TV footage of him wading in the ocean...
De Mille on the Flosse?
I did go back and look for the halo also
I was thinking more the Book of Jobs...
... as the most recent active political thread, I'll post this piece of nostalgia - make of it what you will...
Public Liaison Officer
Murray S. McCully
As I see it the Public Liaison portfolio lends itself to consideration in two ways. Firstly you are voting for a Public Liaison Officer, someone to present the student body to the public; and secondly you are voting for an Exec. member who will run your Association along the lines you conceive it should be run and give priority to the right issues.
I believe that I have sufficient of the necessary ideas and experience to promote a fuller picture of the student body, and thus the University. The prejudice associated with students and the University in the eyes of the public (and this affects our grants) is caused by a very incomplete knowledge of what a student or University really does. This must be rectified.
As an Exec member I would place an emphasis on student welfare, accommodation, sporting and cultural facilities, food co-op, and also student parking problems. I also believe in the increased participation of the student body in matters of concern, and that an Executive must always remain responsive and responsible to the students that elect them. To uphold this would be my aim if elected.
August 3, 1972 UASA Executive campaign
42 years on, this liaison stuff doesn't get any easier, especially if you dispense with all that being 'responsive and responsible' and 'perceptions' nonsense...
That CCCP is looking a better option every day...
Of course Pullya Benefit and her cell phone had no idea.
Geez, yes, it’s an Election year, but empathy out the window? Why?
Bennett can hardly be accused of lack of empathy - why only today she is calling for victims of Rolf Harris to come forward, and she will see that they are helped through the complaint process - meanwhile she lets the Rape Crisis Centre in Chchch close.