But this is the post that has really got us upset. It's supposed to be funny, but it fails dismally. Instead, it comes across as a mean-spirited smear against those who have exercised their democratic right with the S59 referendum. For the public good, we'll reproduce the post in full:
Anti-violence campaigners are urging Auckland parents to be especially vigilant in the wake of news that “Vote No” campaigner Larry Baldock is planning a referrendum victory party at a secret Auckland hotel. Local supermarkets have reported selling out of wooden spoons, extension cords and lengths of copper piping in the lead up to the event.
Modeled on the recent round-the-clock “Kid’s Can” Telethon event Baldock’s party will reportedly involve 24-hours of boozing for the adults and a celebratory “good humoured beating” for those children in attendance.
Initial reports that Jake-the-Muss was to attend as a guest of honour appear to have been incorrect. Recently appointed Families Commissioner and child-beating advocate Christine Rankin is said to be going instead.
I've lost track of who's who over at The Standard, so if one of our informed readers can remind us who all_your_base is, we'll know where to direct our condemnation. The Standard used to have standards - of sorts. Now that Labour has its own blog, The Standard has become little more than an echo chamber. And the above post is the absolute pits. The authors there should be ashamed of themselves, allowing such gutter trash to be produced.
Yuck - we feel the need to wash ....