Matt Rees? Nathan Rees? Someone called Brown?
Lester - shouldn't you have your articles proof-read before publishing to ensure they at least make some sense...?
An Oz state government minister was yesterday obliged to resign after it was revealed he'd thrown a few shapes to techno music in "very brief" underwear during a drunken late night party in his in his Parliament House office, the Guardian reports. Matt Brown apparently strutted his stuff three months ago while he was New South …
They get drunk, screw little girls / boys / goats (delete as necessary), fiddle their expenses, abuse their wives and secretaries (if not the same person), hire their own kids on the public payroll (being in Infants school and a Government researcher at the same time can be a bitch).
And that the GOOD ones.
At least he kept his shreddies on FFS!
And he's an Australian!!! He should have been made Minister of Culture.
Surely even lawyers and politicians are allowed to be human sometimes, so longs as it doesn't set a very bad example or bring the public office into disrepute. Having said that, I can't shift the mental image of Gordon B. climbing out of his pit at 5am and wandering to the bathroom in his grots, urghhh!
I can only presume dancing dressed only in underwear whilst drunk is a criminal offence in OZ. What would have been the outcome had he been drunk and dancing in swimming trunks? His forced resignation is a ridiculous response. I feel the same is true for the police chief super Colin Terry who is under investigation by the police watchdog for dressing as Bin Laden at a village carnival. So what if a handful of people find offence in what are basically non-malicious fun seeking acts.
How long before we need permission to breathe from the swathes of politically correct bureaucrats that infest seats of power across not just this, but foreign nations too?
So the land of Oz is becoming another victim of cultural imperialism. In the past I admired Australians' ability to only take seriously what needed to be taken seriously and spend the rest of the time enjoying life. Instead they now appear to be climbing into the social straight jacket of political correctness that the rest of the Anglo-Saxon world has created for itself.
It is a sad day when you have to admit that Australians have become a bunch of Poms.
Straining at gnats and swallowing camels as usual. The naked human body is something we all have and need and use - and admire when packaged as art or a baby or shower mate. Partying ditto. Forcing people to wear clothes is unnatural and bizarre even. Let those who wish wear what they like, including undies, and the rest of us not. This kind of lunacy is as bad as deluding yourself that spelling equals literacy/communications skills, culture and intelligence.
It also leads to blindness to bigger issues like the climate, war, injustice, environmental destruction and the wanton crippling or extermination of people in industrial "accidents" or pollution (think Chernobyl or Union Carbide).
So put a dunce's hat on em and cart them around with bloody great placards reading "I'm a narrow-minded Puritan bigot and deserve every rotten egg and tomato you throw at me" - in the body God gave em.
(Paris cos she's a child of nature)
I'm on first name terms with Matt and, having spent a year in his electorate of Kiama (contemplating Seven Mile Beach from a three bedroom house for $250(AUD) a week) I was really surprised by this.
Mostly because Matt's a smart, reasonably attractive guy, who wields quite a lot of power. And his partner in this scandal, <a href="http://images.google.com/images?rls=en-us&q=noreen%20hay&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&um=1&sa=N&tab=wi">Noreen Hay</a> is the frequent answer when journos in the region ask each other over drinks "who is the most repulsive human being in the world?".
As he's a youngish bloke having just shot his stellar career to pieces with a bush-pig I've got money on fatal a leap into the Kiama blow-hole in the next couple of days.
But I hope I'm wrong about that.
Reminds me of when the former Australian prime minister Malcolm Fraser was found in the foyer of a dodgy Memphis hotel minus his pants, passport & any recollection of the night before. A man who truly exemplifies the Australia spirit.
Anyway, I'm wondering what Nathan Rees has against techno music?
I remember the good 'ole days of australian politics,
Just a couple of our most loved prime ministers
Getting so smashed he wandered the corridors of a hotel in his underwear, not remembering who he was, where he was or what he were doing
Held the world record for drinking a yard glass of beer
Went missing after taking dip at his favorite beach his body was near recovered
Yes, we have become a bunch of puritanic, uptight wowsers down here in Australia and it is a bloody tragedy. It is pleasing to read the comments of people that can't see what all the fuss is about, a bloke getting drunk and making a tool of himself in front of his colleagues. I urge you well adjusted Brits to PLEASE move to Australia, to readjust the balance of puritan wowsers to normal people.
And in other news...
"TASMANIAN Premier David Bartlett has sacked his troubled MP Paula Wriedt from her ministerial portfolio.
Ms Wriedt attempted suicide last month after becoming embroiled in a sex scandal with her ministerial driver Ben Chaffey."
BTW, Matt Brown was not sacked for dancing in his undies (albeit badly) - he was sacked for lying about it.
and John Della Bosca gets a promotion...
WTF is this country coming to?
Maybe if he abused some people and got his wife to threaten their jobs then maybe he would've gotten a promotion instead.
But seriously I would rather a fun-loving techno-dancing underwear-prancing minister any day compared to a bigoted alcoholic prat who thinks he's above the law.
I'll get my coat, the one that covers my hole filled underwear....
Every time a politician is in the news for doing something vaguely human, I find that I have a new-found respect for that individual for allowing the veneer to crack and showing the world that politicians aren't all a bunch of stuffy stuck-up emotionless toffs. Ten minutes later, they are usually sacked by their stuffy stuck-up emotionless boss.
Charles Kennedy has a booze problem - Sacked
Matt Brown gets tipsy and dances in his pants - Sacked
Tubby Gordon f**ks the economy - Promoted to PM
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