Thursday, May 27, 2010

Green leader can't get anything right

From Granny:
It was possible the Japanese ship was responsible for ramming the Ady Gil which would make Mr Bethune's actions legal, Mrs Turei said.
Really? Bethune would have had no legal power to make an arrest if the actions were illegal.

If the Maritime New Zealand investigation shows the Japanese vessel was at fault then this has been a serious mistrial and the New Zealand Government has been implicit (sic) in that mistrial.

Don't you mean complicit?

Law & English fails for Metiria. Back to school for you.


Ciaron said...

maybe it is so in maori law?

Psycho Milt said...

She would have been on much safer ground hammering the govt for ignoring one of its citizens being subjected to a political show trial by a foreign govt. Either MFAT's been cutting some quiet deal for him to be deported and everyone saves face, or we really do have a useless sack of shits running the country. Oh... er... fuck, too bad for Bethune, huh?

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Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Au contraire, Milt. he'll be sooooo much safer for the next fifteen years in a nice clean Japanese jail cell.

Psycho Milt said...

Said it before and I'll say it again: never surprises me when right-wingers get all enthusiastic about Asian authoritarianism.

Anonymous said...

He's lucky not to be tried under 18th century law. Boarding uninvited equals piracy equals a quick swing from the yard arm... Japanese jail time is a soft option..

ZenTiger said...

That's because it's usually a lefty that is gaining a first hand impression on where their own authoritarian tendencies lead.

Although personally, I think Bethune is an idiot for putting himself in a predictable situation, but he's a Kiwi idiot, so we should get him back. It's the one thing not worth exporting.

baxter said...

Milt.....He would have shown real idealism if he had of tried it on a Chinese vessel

Meek said...


1. a. Entangled, entwined, folded or twisted together; involved..

b. Involved in each other; overlapping.

From the OED.
Uh, yeah.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Meek, you sure you got the right dictionary?

Try this one:

implicit /Im"plIsIt/
· adj.
1 implied though not directly expressed.

Psycho Milt said...

I think Bethune is an idiot for putting himself in a predictable situation..

Agreed - I just don't think an anti-terrorist unit and charges involving 15-year jail terms are an appropriate response to the crime of "being an annoying wanker."

Milt.....He would have shown real idealism if he had of tried it on a Chinese vessel

Well, given that the Chinese aren't whaling in the southern oceans and didn't sink his boat, it's not really obvious why he might do that, Baxter.

Meek said...

Yep, Adolf, I believe I do. OED online version.
The definitions i cited where earlier ones; earlier than yours at least.
So, I think (or hope) that Metiria was using implicit in that sense.

Maainly i was just pointing out that it does make sense, when the older meaning of the word is known, regardless if Metiria meant that particular meaning, or not.

Anonymous said...

Bethune is a terrorist pirate.

The Japs should have shot him at sea out of hand.

Now they've got him at home, the sooner he is hanged the better.

Psycho Milt said...

So, loony fascists are on the Japs' side - not for the first time, either...

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Meek, I'll back my $98 Concise Oxford over your pissant online dictionary any day of the week.

You are grasping at straws.