Sunday, April 29, 2012

Tolley still dumb as bag of hammers - official

In her capacity as Minister of Police, Anne Tolley says:

...this Government believes there is no place for drugs, or the supply and manufacture of any kind of drugs in our communities.

Maybe, as a big shot cabinet minister, Ms Tolley hasn't visited a supermarket in recent times.  However, even before she became a big shot, she surely must have noticed that supermarkets offer a rich and varied range of the recreational drugs alcohol and tobacco.  To correct her statement:

This government believes there is no place for drugs in our communities, except for those drugs for which there is a place in our communities.

It's this kind of clear, incisive thinking that made her such a big hit with teachers...

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

still AS dumb as a bag of hammers

Psycho Milt said...

I was going to say "Not in headline-speak, it isn't," then realised headline-speak wouldn't have 'a' in it. Have corrected the title now.

Anonymous said...

She's a product of the system the teachers protest against messing with and like legislation speak - you are meant to know what she or it means even though it doesn't say what it means. Tax legislation could just say "Stick 'em up" for example.

The Veteran said...

Hmmmmm .... well if the 'Left' is too precious to understand her message then more fool them.

Ok, I understand the politics of it from your side with your Green mates (and many of yours) all for decriminalisation.

Not me, no never.

Psycho Milt said...

What she said was just plain wrong. It was either dishonest or stupid, and I think we can rule out dishonest on the basis it couldn't be expected to fool anyone.

Anonymous said...

You can try to fix the problem through the health system (becuase drugs are a health issue), or you can talk tough like Tolley and Vet and get votes and stay in power.

Spam said...

To be fair, who in politics every successfully speaks in anything more than soundbites? In a toss-up between accuracy and soundbites, soundbites win every time.

That was (one of) Brash's failings: He insisted on speaking accurately and factually, and either people stopped listening, or assumed that because he was being accurate and factual, that he was hiding something.

James said...

Those who oppose legalization of all drugs for consenting adults had,I assume,the good grace to stay away from ANZAC celebrations...?

To smear the memories of those who died fighting for our freedom...including the right to use drugs by mouthing hypocritical and hollow platitudes in their honour is sick making.

The Veteran said...

James ... calling for the decriminalisation of ALL drugs (and by that I can only assume you mean Class A Drugs, meth, heroin, et al) is both stupid and sad.

Thank God you will never get your grubby fingers on the levers of power.

And don't insult me or mine by invoking our ANZAC heritage to argue your point.

Your mouthings give credence to the view that some people should be strangled at birth.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

James, it's time for you to go drown yourself.