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  • Lilith __, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Yes. I was thinking more the sort you get with a cheese platter. I think they got my order wrong. :-/

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    The argument was primary economic - about the cost of disabled people, and how it was a cost to the rest of the citizens

    This still drives our Immigration Service's approach that prospective disabled migrants are a 'burden on the health system'. IHC's latest newsletter notes recent cases (scroll down, no direct link).

    I'd add that the department was originally seeking an official exemption from the UN Convention's non-discrimination provisions until they were talked out of it by other NZ public servants. Old attitudes don't die without strong leadership and action.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19729 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic, in reply to Russell Brown,

    The difference is that most of us now think of Laws as a sick little man. There was a time when his ideas would have been regarded as forward-thinking.

    And for a man like Lhaws who has an opinion on everything, especially "feral underclasses" and al-Qaedans, he's been strangely silent on Western terrorists like Timothy McVeigh and Anders Breivik.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5434 posts Report Reply

  • chris,

    As long as it's PA-rody and not PAS-tiche

    Ritzy - exclusive, appeal dwindles and...gone.

    Mawkland • Since Jan 2010 • 1302 posts Report Reply

  • chris,

    Bring back Gio.

    Mawkland • Since Jan 2010 • 1302 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Poole,

    I don't think it has been mentioned, but Parliament has its own gallery of satirical cartoons in the tunnel between Bowen House and the Executive Wing. From memory, it consists of 100 cartoons in chronological order spanning 1899-1999 and it is very interesting seeing both the evolution of what is acceptable satire but also the topics being raised in each one.

    The main problem with the display is that it lines the two walls, each of which has a moving walkway; one for each direction. You have to make many, many trips back and forth to truly appreciate the fine works on offer.

    Of course, you need to be able to access the tunnel to see them. It is a shame that they are hidden away instead of on public display - perhaps the space around Select Committee rooms one and two would be a more accessible space.

    Since Dec 2008 • 161 posts Report Reply

  • James Butler, in reply to Russell Brown,

    We do have our own unfortunate history with eugenics, though.

    Once as a bored teen I was perusing my Gran's bookshelf when I saw an ageing tome on "Social Hygiene". I flicked through it until I was enlightened, then quickly put it back. Many stupid ideas seem to need go through a period of being mainstream before enough people realize that they're stupid.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2009 • 856 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz,

    tunnel between Bowen House and the Executive Wing

    Didn't know NZ had tunnels - I guess they aren't as extensive or secretive as the London ones.

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 5550 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4593 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Poole,

    Rich: Just the one that means MP's and staffers based in Bowen House don't have to brave the elements to get to Parliament House. Why do you think there is never a stream of backbenchers dashing across the road shortly before 2pm on a sitting day?

    The London tunnels sound fascinating. If the Bowen tunnel was a little more mysterious the chances of people having heard of it would be somewhat greater, I imagine.

    Since Dec 2008 • 161 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    The We Love John Key archive...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7948 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Attachment

    The We Love John Key archive...

    Thank you very much for those.

    I very much like the pic above, author currently unknown.
    Original dipsticks abroad source material here.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4593 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    Very much like the pic above,

    What's with those pants?

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    What’s with those pants?

    Ahh, of course! He'll certainly be needing them.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5434 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    author currently unknown

    I think Jody Lloyd did some of them,
    he supplied me with the link,
    not sure if he did them all,
    he usually has a lot more class
    than some of them exhibit....

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7948 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    he usually has a lot more class
    than some of them exhibit....

    Not all from the same hand, but the good ones are very good.
    The Bronagh and John pandering to their adolescent base with the Cathedral isn't among them.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4593 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    Bronagh and John pandering to their adolescent base

    Base indeed. Nice to see them poking fun at the people of Christchurch (NOT!) but I suppose it explains the brown trousers, he's full of it eh?.

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Kumara Republic,

    odious ideas…

    a man like Lhaws who has an opinion on everything,
    especially “feral underclasses” …

    He’s back it again today (if you care to search it out, I shan’t enable you), but his intro could easily describe National politicians and their preoccupations – just by adding an ‘ed’:

    As readers will know, there exists a sub-species of New Zealander I call “the federals”.
    They’re a group of individuals lacking empathy, insight and intelligence and often subject, it seems, to the instinctive or impulsive action.
    They are an untamed, untrained underclass that manage to combine transience, welfare dependence, criminal activity, violence – and a remarkable reliance upon alcohol and/or drugs. They distil all this into the federal lifestyle.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7948 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    He’s back it again today (if you care to search it out, I shan’t enable you), but his intro could easily describe National politicians and their preoccupations – just by adding an ‘ed’:

    Or for that matter, Lhaws himself.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5434 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie,

    Please can anyone ID this cartoonist? Their stuff regularly appears uncredited on Bryce Edwards' Liberation blog. Bears a passing similarity to Mike Moreu who abruptly vanished a while back.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4593 posts Report Reply

  • Martin Lindberg, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    Bears a passing similarity to...

    and to this

    Stockholm • Since Jul 2009 • 802 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Martin Lindberg,

    and to this

    Well spotted sir. That's what provoked me to attempt to ID the apparent original author, who's predated Emerson's effort by almost a week. The self-effacing signature doesn't help.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4593 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    Please sir, could I have some Moreu…

    Bears a passing similarity to Mike Moreu
    who abruptly vanished a while back.

    I suspect it is Mike Moreu – based on some of
    his other recent work – he has dropped the
    blocky constructivist ‘signature’ his Fairfax
    work carried and the hard clearline for a
    slightly less Al Jaffee more Jack Davis line
    (see this ‘Key/Terminator’ cartoon )
    the cartoon you link to does have an MM in
    the signature and his layout sensibilities …

    …and I suspect he may have even been channelling
    your Bride of Frankenstein clip in this old cartoon.
    ;- )

    Good to see him back, I think he hit a
    rough patch there for a while…

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7948 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Good to see him back, I think he hit a
    rough patch there for a while…

    His official web site has also been in hiatus, but still, watch this space.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5434 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    I suspect it is Mike Moreu

    Has to be, but without the conclusive signature I wondered if he had a new ID. Any idea where his editorial stuff appears now? I believe that the Nelson Mail used to be his home base. He was certainly appreciated while he was around. A pity that the Press has reverted to its old assumption that treating its readership like adults when it comes to editorial cartoons is a kind of fluffy option.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4593 posts Report Reply

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