Thursday, October 29, 2009

Police Bullies

I'm of the opinion that the police in Dunedin cause the kind of friction that escalates happily drunken behaviour into anger at police.

On a student celebration Dunedin police will deliberately (or just incredibly stupidly) pick on a drunk student in a sea of celebrating drunk students for a minor infringement. The outcome is obvious.

Why? Because Dunedin police (perhaps all police, but Dunedin's the best place to practice it) like to practice 'riot' control on students. Either that or they're just stupid. But no, they actually like a bit of violence (and of course that's pretty stupid too).

TheDUDE

Chill Phill Goff

Phill Goff remove that tie, open that top button and stop being such a critical prig. You have an image problem. Stop being negative, start being positive. Start being likeable, relaxed - CHILL OUT!

You don't need the motorbike, that's a bit extreme. But do loosen up. Definately don't be Helen Clarke (she was fine as her, but we don't want another right now).

Go on Phil, give it a go.

TheDUDE

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Auckland Street Signs SUCK!!

What is it with Auckland and its street signs?! Where the hell are they?! Why the hell are they where they are when they are there?!!

So many times in Auckland I've come to an intersection and there's no indication of the road I'm entering or even the one I'm leaving. How are we supposed to get around this place?!

On the motorway I don't get signs telling me this is the exit to Takapuna or Devonport, I just get a sign saying a street name! How the hell does that help?!!

When I look for a street sign I look at the entrance of the street for the sign. Why does Auckland have them on the other side??? (If it has them at all, which it usually doesn't).

On some main roads, even on the motorway, the sign saying where to exit (or just the bloody street name) is not visible until you're right beside it - there's not a shit show in hell you'll make the turn without an accident (and you're probably in the wrong lane) - it's ridiculous!

Photo evidence is coming.

TheDUDE

Te Whenua o Maori

Maoriland or perhaps more precisely, Land of the Maori, which in the native tongue is, Te Whenua o Maori. This is what New Zealand should be called or should be called if it ever becomes a republic. As this is what New Zealand really is. It isn't some new Zeeland of the Netherlands, it is the land of the Maori.

Just like France is named after the Franks, England after the Angles, Scotland after the Scots, so New Zealand should be Maoriland - Te Whenua o Maori - after the Maori who live here.

What would it mean? Well think about it. It would identify this land, this country with Maori. Maori would become more than just an ethnicity, it would also become a nationality. If you lived here, and adopted this country (and this country adopted you) then you would become a Maori for the purposes of nationality. You might be called an English Maori or a Chinese Maori or an Indian Maori, but that's how it would be.

So how about it?

TheDUDE

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

TheDUDE is here!

Just created TheDUDE!