Nooooooooo

April 10th, 2011 at 7:00 am by David Farrar

The Telegraph reports:

Russian MPs ‘banned from wearing miniskirts’

Russian MPs and their aides will soon have to follow a new ethics code forbidding miniskirts and indiscreet behaviour that may tarnish the image of parliament, a report said on Friday.

This is very wrong. MPs should be free to wear what they deem appropriate.

My position is based purely on constitutional principles and freedom of speech, and has nothing to do with the fact that the two people in the photo above are Russian MPs.

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30 Responses to “Nooooooooo”

  1. Pete George (23,436 comments) says:

    This is very wrong. MPs should be free to wear what they deem appropriate.

    MPs are not free to wear what they deem appropriate here.

    Russian MPs should not be so free to colour their hair. Looks awful.

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  2. Bobbie black (507 comments) says:

    Uh oh, Twin Madness in the fast lane revisited:

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  3. Bobbie black (507 comments) says:

    If you have ever met Russian girls on a regular basis maybe you woud understand this law.

    I certainly do having lived in Northern China near the border where there were many Russian students with extra-curricular cash jobs…if yiou know what I mean.

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  4. Michael (903 comments) says:

    The MP on the right is Alina Kabaeva. Miniskirts should be made compulsory for her.

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  5. Manolo (13,518 comments) says:

    Could you imagine Nanaia Mahuta or Ruth Dyson wearing miniskirts? Arrrgghhhhhh.

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  6. East Wellington Superhero (1,151 comments) says:

    Yeah, why aren’t our facist socialists this good looking?

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  7. OECD rank 22 kiwi (2,743 comments) says:

    The MP on the Left is Svetlana Khorkina. They’re both former Gymnasts. Yum yum.

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  8. OECD rank 22 kiwi (2,743 comments) says:

    Both of them have also won Olympic Gold medals so it’s fair to say they have achieved more than any New Zealand lady MP.

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  9. mavxp (479 comments) says:

    @ Michael – just googled her.

    wow! what a hottie. Davids pic doesn’t do her justice.

    In banning miniskirts, Putin clearly wants her all to himself ;)

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  10. s.russell (1,601 comments) says:

    Are they allowed to wear burqas?

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  11. James (1,338 comments) says:

    She’s fine!…..I’d take Stalin on as a Father in-law to tap that. ;-)

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  12. publicwatchdog (2,516 comments) says:

    “Russian MPs and their aides will soon have to follow a new ethics code forbidding miniskirts and indiscreet behaviour that may tarnish the image of parliament, a report said on Friday.”

    Interesting.

    New Zealand MPs have no such ‘ethics code’.

    New Zealand MPs, like New Zealand Judges have no enforceable ‘Code of Conduct’.

    Penny Bright
    http://waterpressure.wordpress.com

    PS: Call me ‘old-fashioned’, call me ‘unenlightened’ – but what I for one am FAR more interested in – is the POLICIES and POLITICAL TRACK RECORDS of these Russian MPs?

    Anyone know the answer to THAT question? :)

    And, I DO support enforceable ‘Codes of Conduct’ for both NZ MPs and NZ Judges.

    And I DO support the concept of appropriate dress for public office.

    You can see why – by just reading David’s original post and so many of the replies.

    Boyz can be SO easily distracted ……………..

    Poor things. :)

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  13. Maggie (672 comments) says:

    Shouldn’t we have a competition to guess how old they are?

    Just asking……..

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  14. publicwatchdog (2,516 comments) says:

    # Maggie (571) Says:
    April 10th, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Shouldn’t we have a competition to guess how old they are?

    Just asking……..

    Fair point Maggie.

    Wonder if any of these Kiwiblog ‘poster’ boyz and grrrls who were so critical of new National Party MP Jami-Lee Ross’s lack of life experience – being only 25 years old, equally applies to these Russian MPs?

    Oh – sorry – they’re so ‘hot’ we’ve completely forgotten that point, and are SO distracted, we couldn’t possibly be consistent and apply the same rules to all those in political office.

    :)

    Penny Bright
    http://waterpressure.wordpress.com

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  15. publicwatchdog (2,516 comments) says:

    “# OECD rank 22 kiwi (2,395) Says:
    April 10th, 2011 at 9:10 am

    Both of them have also won Olympic Gold medals so it’s fair to say they have achieved more than any New Zealand lady MP.”

    So – sporting prowess is all that is required to be elected to political office?

    Oh dear – how ‘considered’ is THAT opinion?

    Political policies and track record don’t matter?

    (sigh………… yawn………………)

    Makes you wonder if (some) men should have ever been given the right to vote?

    :)

    (Come on toothless little goldfish! BURP! I know you REALLY want to………… :)

    Penny Bright
    http://waterpressure.wordpress.com

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  16. andrei (2,547 comments) says:

    These two were great gymnasts Alina Kabaeva is possibly the greatest rhythmic gymnast of all time and Svetlana Khorkina has seven Olympic gold medals in artistic gymnastics.

    They have both achieved a great deal in life, this post is superficial

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  17. James (1,338 comments) says:

    Penny….old Cougar envy doesn’t suit you….not cool.

    ;-)

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  18. Maggie (672 comments) says:

    Penny, you are nice, intelligent and thoughtful. Unfortunately you also keep bad company.

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  19. annie (539 comments) says:

    The only real issue I can take with this blog’s content is the old-man leching that pops up every month or so.

    It’s enough to drive a person back to Labour where their policies may be shite, they may be political liars, but at least they’re not sleazy.

    [DPF: Annie if you decide whom to vote for, on the basis of what a blogger posts on his blog, then you have problems.

    And if you don't like what I post, you're welcome to go away and never return. What you are not welcome to do is whine about it here]

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  20. mavxp (479 comments) says:

    annie, this is a light hearted post by DPF. Most people posting here know that – and sure some have different levels of taste, but it need not be taken so seriously.

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  21. Viking2 (11,368 comments) says:

    Not sleazy.. Hmm do the names Shane and Darren bring up any memories.

    annie, you can go to the boys mags if you want. DPF can post all the photo’s of young ladies in politics he likes.

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  22. publicwatchdog (2,516 comments) says:

    # James (1,099) Says:
    April 10th, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Penny….old Cougar envy doesn’t suit you….not cool.

    ;-)”

    With a political track record like mine – ON THE ISSUES – why on earth would I be envious of a couple of young Russian female MPs of whose policies and political track records I know nothing?

    Boyz can be so silly ;)

    Penny Bright
    http://waterpressure.wordpress.com

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  23. Bobbie black (507 comments) says:

    @ Annie

    “The only real issue I can take with this blog’s content is the old-man leching that pops up every month or so.”

    That is totally defamatory! DPF is NOT an old-man.

    Penny you are up late.

    PS., I like you better than Maggie. Be careful of her. I think she is a CM.

    Good sleep.

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  24. BlairM (2,314 comments) says:

    Mmmmmmm Yulia Tymoschenko :-P

    (technically Ukrainian, but meh…)

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  25. James (1,338 comments) says:

    This po faced feminist anti sexual,anti nature whining belongs over at the HandMirror.

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  26. vto (1,128 comments) says:

    David Farrar, the Larry Flint of NZ.

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  27. publicwatchdog (2,516 comments) says:

    # James (1,099) Says:
    April 10th, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Penny….old Cougar envy doesn’t suit you….not cool.”

    “An older woman who frequents clubs in order to score with a much younger man. The cougar can be anyone from an overly surgically altered wind tunnel victim, to an absolute sad and bloated old horn-meister, to a real hottie or milf. Cougars are gaining in popularity — particularly the true hotties — as young men find not only a sexual high, but many times a chick with her shit together.”

    errr…. sorry James – but ‘Cougar’ is not an appropriate or accurate adjective for someone like myself.

    I don’t go to nightclubs ‘in order to score with a much younger man’, am not ‘surgically altered’, and am in a wonderful relationship with a LOVELY man.

    Presumably James, if you were equally in a wonderful relationship with a LOVELY man / woman /whatever….. you would be a little more learned and adult in your responses?

    However – if you are under 18 years old – this could probably explain why you make the comments you have on this issue?

    (It’s ok – when you grow up you’ll possibly understand what I’m saying ;)

    All the best.

    Penny Bright
    http://waterpressure.wordpress.com

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  28. James (1,338 comments) says:

    Actually Penny I’m 40 and I checked you out up at an ACT do you attended in Papakura a few months back….you rang my MILF bell….then you ruined it by talking socialist bollocks.

    ;-)

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  29. OECD rank 22 kiwi (2,743 comments) says:

    Here’s a video of the lovely ladies at work:

    Khorkina working for the Duma 08

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  30. OECD rank 22 kiwi (2,743 comments) says:

    Check it out:
    Alina Kabaeva Rhythmic Gymnastic Training Tips Warm Up part2

    Joke pending:
    Reminds me of my second wife. :P

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