The Civilian Party offending the humourless

May 27th, 2014 at 10:00 am by David Farrar

Ben Uffindel from Party was on both The Nation and Q+A at the weekend.

Have a look at the comments on the TV3 story. Some extracts:

Why is TV3 spending money on this arrogant and deluded young man? Frightening and not even good entertainment. I doubt that Colin Craig would be interested in a friendship lest a coalition.

Its all good when its a bit of a laugh, but when the foreign media that are non English speaking get a hold of this sort of thing they completely run wild with it telling the world that there is a nut job politician that wants to hand out icecream and llamas in NZ.

That would be hilarious if they reported the llamas plan!

The lack of humour isn’t only there. Over on The Daily Blog, Frank Macskasy complains:

The one word that came to mind as I watched the episode was: revulsion. Not revulsion at the fact that our once proud egalitarian nation is now one of the most unequal on the face of this planet – but revulsion at the injection of humour in interviews; panel discussion, and levity between the hosts, Lisa Owen and Patrick Gower. …

I am not even referring to Patrick Gower “interviewing” Ben Uffindell, editor of the satirical blogsite, The Citizen. Though one certainly has to question why this segment was deemed worthy of insertion? What was the point of suggesting that children living in poverty – many of whom go to school without food (or  are given “food” that is of dubious nutritional value); no shoes; no rain coats; or lacking other items which Middle Class families take for granted – would find it funny to be given ice cream or a South American animal? 

Oh I so love the humourless ones.

The segment on Q+A yesterday was hilarious. My highlight was how they had resolved to overturn their previous decision not to let Don Brash join the party – but only if he pledged not to launch a coup within 24 hours of joining.

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17 Responses to “The Civilian Party offending the humourless”

  1. kowtow (7,620 comments) says:

    Frank Mackarsey is having a larf if he thinks the middle classes “take for granted”shoes,raincoats,nutritional food?

    Fuck off you ignorant wanker. We worked hard at school and in the workplace to earn enough to feed and and clothe our own children,and it’s expensive! Nothing taken for granted at all.

    And we pay the taxes that run the schools, clinics etc and numerous other benefits the parents of the so called poor (those that refused to take advantage of the education and other services the middle classes paid for ).

    I’m offended at his offendedness.

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  2. Julian (160 comments) says:

    Frank’s comment is satire at its best! Brilliant.

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  3. Manolo (13,363 comments) says:

    Frank Macskasy is a humourless left-wing nutter prone to bouts of irascibility when someone offends his idol Helen Clark.

    Known for his numerous and tiresome letters to newspapers, Macskasy is a forgettable mediocrity.

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  4. OTGO (512 comments) says:

    I love their taxation policy – tax the poor more so they will want to be rich! If this was National policy they might get my vote.

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  5. Nuwanda (83 comments) says:

    Oh, these types would just love Idaho gubernatorial candidate Harley Brown:

    http://www.governorharley.com/harleyism.htm

    But, out of the mouths of idiots often comes a grain of truth:

    “telling the world that there is a nut job politician that wants to hand out icecream and llamas in NZ”

    What if thirty years ago you had a bunch of nutters saying that smoking should be banned at the local RSA, that you couldn’t chop down even small trees on your own property, that $300 million of interest should be wiped off student loan debt per year, or $100 million should be spent on free doctor visits for kids?

    Those nutters would have been called farcical Nanny State time-wasters. And even the then Labour party would have denied any such policy intentions.

    Now who’s the joke on?

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  6. mara (725 comments) says:

    Young Ben does not offend me at all but I didn’t think he was all that funny. At least not as funny as he thinks he is. Good luck to him though.

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  7. Brian Marshall (187 comments) says:

    Frank stole the identity of a deceased baby and got a passport didn’t he?

    Even if he didn’t he is nothing but another left wing nut job who wants to get his hands on other peoples money.

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  8. Brian Marshall (187 comments) says:

    Yes. Just googled frank macskasy passport, and it was him. Nasty piece of work.

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  9. Sam (497 comments) says:

    haha: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/aap/article-2637888/Party-calls-llamas-free-ice-cream.html

    “Frank stole the identity of a deceased baby and got a passport didn’t he?” I thought you were talking about another frequent Kb poster for a minute there!

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  10. BeaB (2,057 comments) says:

    I guess I am humourless too as I thought it all a bit childish and wondered why our only two political shows devoted so much time to him – and everyone thought it so hilarious.
    Must be getting old and grumpy.

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  11. Gulag1917 (653 comments) says:

    How to be poor, subscribe to a victim mentality.

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  12. itstricky (1,562 comments) says:

    “Frank stole the identity of a deceased baby and got a passport didn’t he?” I thought you were talking about another frequent Kb poster for a minute there!

    Sam, Sam, Sam I am. Learn the rules my friend. Mention Garrett and you get three down votes. Mention Macskasy and ‘despicable’ and get three up votes. Oopps look, it’s happened already. Three hail Marys and write twenty lines of rhetoric about the Bezebelbub Progressives ought to do you for penance.

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  13. SPC (5,392 comments) says:

    There is nothing funny about f’n infidels. And as for allowing those people to be civilians here in the first place, having a plane ticket does not make them better than boat people.

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  14. OneTrack (2,601 comments) says:

    “Sam, Sam, Sam I am. Learn the rules my friend.”

    Yes, we have. It’s ok when the left do it. We’ve got that loud and clear.

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  15. itstricky (1,562 comments) says:

    I’m not the guy rooting for Garrett to do it whilst dissing Frankie, my friend. You are true to your pseudonym.

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  16. itstricky (1,562 comments) says:

    Should I need to make that last statement obvious there are 11 up votes and no down votes to say Frankie’s an arse. So, no one is saying “it’s alright if the left do it”. Mysteriously, there are 4 down votes when Garrett is mentioned. So, to my feeble mind, that says ” It’s okay when Garrett does it”

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  17. big bruv (13,279 comments) says:

    I have to agree with Mara. I watched that clip and while the young man did not offend me I actually felt embarrassed for the guy, he came across as an utter knob.

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