Monday, May 31, 2010

ZenTiger In the news today

A hodge podge of stories, with little time to comment on them in depth, but then again perhaps there is no need to.

Linley Boniface fights for the rights of breastfeeding mothers, pointing out that this very natural and healthy practice is increasingly considered an inappropriate activity in public. That's possibly because everything is sexualised as much as possible, so even breastfeeding gets the "ooh err" treatment. Which is ridiculous, but that's modern society for you. So here am I, a male, Christian who sees nothing wrong with breastfeeding in public. And so Linley finishes up with this strange quote: it's particularly ironic that conservative Christians seem to be among the most vociferous opponents of public breastfeeding...". You might need to check your anti-Christian bias meter there Linley, given the Conservative Christians I know have little problem with it.

And Andy Haden has apologised. So everything is alright then.

Dennis Hopper is dead. And so is some-one else famous whose name escapes me at this instant (I'm starving, must be the blood sugar levels). On the other hand I noticed a huge advertisement saying happy birthday to Jim Anderton, and thanks for the long years of service to the country. Couldn't see the Parliamentary Crest, so I wonder whose money paid for that little effort? Well, he's a lucky man to have such grateful fans.

And BP still hasn't managed to plug the gushing oil. This is fairly serious. Lynching them, like some oil consumers wish to do seems to miss the point that they would still expect to buy their oil from elsewhere, rather than not use it at all. Although there would one or two Greens that are prepared to give up using oil, and let the pestilence and mayhem fall where it may. The political fallout can wait though, let's get the well capped. Maybe they should set up a mind fest comprised of the genius and simpleton, NASA rocket scientist and your average oil rig worker and between them apply some creative thinking to solve this problem. Pronto.

There was other bits of news too, but I smell dinner! Later dudes.

8 comment(s):

Ozy Mandias said...

We have had some great debate on the BP issue with my class. Does help when one boy's dad works for BP and all the girls love animals.

Hayden should not make comments like that without the willingness to bring out the facts. Alternatively why let the facts get in the way of a 'race' debate.

Bearhunter said...

That would have been happy birthday to Jim BOLGER. As you say, "he's a lucky man to have such grateful fans".

ZenTiger said...

Bolger, you say. Well that was a ptretty effective piece of advertising then. Must admit, just glanced at the thing for a second. Maybe it said "Happy Birthday Jim" and I ruled out Kirk and went with Anderton before turning the page to read something more interesting, like an advertisement for wet paint :-)

Not worth asking for their money back, the cheque might go to Anderton.

I better ring Anderton and tell him to hold my birthday card until whenever.

Bearhunter said...

It was the big picture of Jimbo's less-than-startling good looks that gave it away.

Seán said...

"And so is some-one else famous whose name escapes me at this instant"
- Probably Gary Colman...? No doubt overshadowed by Hopper's passing. Just like that female actress who passed away just before Michael Jackson....what was her name?

ZenTiger said...

What choo talkin' aboot Sean?

Ah, yes, of course. I'm rather absent minded at the moment.

And yes, a bit like Farrah Fawcett.

ZenTiger said...

Bearhunter, they look so alike when I'm bored... :-)

MK said...

On the breast feeding thing, i don't mind it, so long as there is some modesty and covering involved.

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