With all the protests and carry on, one might not see the furore for the trees.
Check out the (roughly) 12yo boy (photo in the NZ Herald article linked above) with the placard saying "Freedom's Ramparts On The Sea". I don't even know what that means, or how to apply it here.
Also from the article: "One observer estimated that the anti-smacking bill protesters numbered more than 500"
Yeah, well I heard that there were a million people there. Idiots (both Herald and protesters)
I began to wonder, if the bill did go through, whether there would be idiots like those who opened bars where people could smoke after that was outlawed. Idiots who would beat their kids half to death just to thumb their nose at the Government.
For more anger causing comments please see the Herald's comments page. James summed it up thusly:
...my favourite ...
"Why not lower the drinking age/the age of consent/the driverlicensing age/legalise pot and meth and whatever else we need to do to send us into the pits of hell."
The PITS of HELL people! (which, I read in the Dom today, that the Pope has confirmed *does* exist).
Anyone get the title reference by the way? Geeks.