January 26, 2005

Wednesdays Are Never Friendly

At school, Wednesday was always PE or Careers Class or Sports Day. At work, Wednesday was a desert in the middle of the week. Currently, Wednesdays are EDS days, where for an hour of psychotherapy and several hours after, I do nothing much except cry and hate myself.

Stupid Wednesdays. It's the hardest day of the week to spell, too.

I read in the Herald about Don Brash's propsals on welfare reform, some of which I agree with and some of which I think are a bit harsh. I also think that he should perhaps ask himself where all those convenient part-time school-hours jobs for DBP mums are going to come from. Anyway, the reason I actually wanted to comment on the Herald article was because, at the bottom, it quoted a statistic from Close Up @ 7 that said "88% of the callers to the show said "yes" to whether they thought Brash was on the right track with welfare."

Given that the 'voting' costs 99c a call, I wonder if they've considered that the beneficiaries and young mums who think Brash is an out-of-touch idiot can't really afford to spend money to make their views known. It's kind of like saying "99% of voters want to continue to exclude women from voting".

Posted by phreq at January 26, 2005 08:18 AM | TrackBack
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yeah, it's like on Stuff.co.nz they totally agree part was lower, (but still highest in a first past the post kinda way) but most of the ppl who read/vote at stuff seem to be white, middle-aged, middle/upper-class (and probably men) so it's hardly a good representation

i'm automatically a bit iffy about anything Don Brash had to say. see, he could come up with something completely rational and fair, and i'd still not want to listen to him. i disagree with lots of other stuff that National do and say, so i'm not gonna vote them in on one issue. sadly, a lot of other ppl do vote on one issue at the expense of all others. i'm just glad he's promised to keep his greedy lil paws off the super-scheme for now

Posted by: Zephfi at January 26, 2005 10:28 AM

When I first started school they taught us to spell it "Wedsday"

I've always wanted to stick to that.

I go and vote on stuff when I remember to even out the stats a bit.

*goes to vote on stuff.co.nz*

Posted by: Jenni at January 26, 2005 02:13 PM

Oh so does that make you part of the 2% that reckons that they'll watch Holmes everynight on Prime?

Posted by: Chelle at January 26, 2005 07:36 PM

I cant wait, I think I am even hanging out, to become a white middle-aged upper class male, it sounds like we have all the fun and some extra spending money as well.

Yet we donít appear to be well liked, and I would like to put that to the test, I think it would make a brilliant reality TV-show.

Take a stack of conservative white middle-aged upper class males with an equal number of non- (conservative middle-aged upper class males) and then throw in an audience representing the spectrum of community to vote them off.

Instead of challengers each week you would have an "issue". Where the participants are put into the same circumstances as the people they are making decisions for to make sure that their opinions match the real world.

You could call it "election" with Winston Peters as host.

I think the voting off ceremony would involve white pointers and hamsters.

Posted by: Vincent at January 27, 2005 09:13 AM

I cant wait, I think I am even hanging out, to become a white middle-aged upper class male, it sounds like we have all the fun and some extra spending money as well.

Yet we donít appear to be well liked, and I would like to put that to the test, I think it would make a brilliant reality TV-show.

Take a stack of conservative white middle-aged upper class males with an equal number of non- (conservative middle-aged upper class males) and then throw in an audience representing the spectrum of community to vote them off.

Instead of challengers each week you would have an "issue". Where the participants are put into the same circumstances as the people they are making decisions for to make sure that their opinions match the real world.

You could call it "election" with Winston Peters as host.

I think the voting off ceremony would involve white pointers and hamsters.

Posted by: Vincent at January 27, 2005 09:13 AM

Me no watch Holmes! Me no watch Holmes!

*gah!* stink of smarminess... won't come off!!!

Um, no, I don't plan to follow greasy-boy over to Prime.

I lost any vestige of respect for Don Brash when he tried to call for a referendum on a conscience vote. Spineless!

Re: the survivor game, excellent idea. Can we acciendentally-on-purpose push the presenter into a shark-filled lagoon on occasion? Ooh, and have a 'rationality clause'. If you say three things that cause the Jury to roll their eyes or slap their heads in agony at your idiocy and/or incoherency, you get an electric shock.

Posted by: phreq at January 27, 2005 09:48 AM

Thanks

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