Friday, July 24, 2009
Since my posts on Thai ladyboys have attracted much interest, I thought I would share you a story from Pattaya People's Television.
A few days back a group of Indian tourists were robbed late one night on Pattaya beach by some ladyboys.
One told police that after they 'had a cuddle' he discovered his wallet was missing!
I mentioned this to my mate, who lives in Thailand, and he reminds us that underneath the make-up and lipstick, ladyboys are still male and can thus be quite strong.
Indeed, you should see some of the drag queens that perform on Auckland's K Road!
Which brings me on to the Liarbour Party. You can see how one has you thinking about the other.
After arriving in Auckland at lunchtime, I was reading a funny piece in the NZ Herald from Claire Trevett concerning the fallout concerning the well-to-do welfare bludger and Liarbour poster boy Bruce Burgess.
I started to wonder which Liarbour figure might well be likened to a ladyboy, but, no, they are more like eunuchs.
Read how Claire Trevett reveals how skilful surgeon Bill English yesterday was castrating allcomers yesterday, slice by slice.
First up was a statement he found from MP Charles Chauvel's time as president of the Labour Youth Council in a previous year of recession - 1988. Mr Chauvel told then Employment Minister Phil Goff to "take action or resign".
"Charles Chauvel is probably feeling the same way today," Mr English said.
He goes on with further pearls from Labour's former years - this time deputy leader Annette King berating others for "using the backs of unemployed people to make political points. I despair at the gamesmanship of politicians trying to get votes from the problem of unemployment".
Clearly worried that Labour has not quite understood, he returns to the topic with a more overt dig - noting he had heard about one man suffering in the recession "who was used for political purposes by the Labour Party, which has now left him high and dry".
David Cunliffe and Trevor Mallard were also left impotent at the hands of Dr Bill English, as the finance minister was able to cut down anything raised by Liarbour on unemployment.
He wraps up with a list of dos and don'ts for any others unfortunate enough to be laid off. Do go to a Work and Income office to check if they can help. Don't "make an appointment with the Labour Party, because they will never quite know when they will be dragged into political debate and have their personal circumstances misrepresented for political purposes".
Indeed, what a skiful operator National has in Bill English, who this week has left Liarbour looking like a gaggle of toothless eunuchs!