No, it wasn’t the chainsaw massacre, but cutting up rough (allegedly) seems an over-reaction

July 29, 2012

Some mothers do ‘ave ’em (as Michael Crawford showed us back in the 1970s).

Some mothers – moreover – love ’em to bits, no matter what the buggers get up to.

And so today we are treated to the story (here) of a mum who is standing by her son even though he cut loose with a chainsaw, pushed her around and brandished a knife.

Or rather, let’s be emphatic, he allegedly did those things, because Alf is a zealous supporter of the notion that we are all innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Urgency makes us all a bit tetchy but Trevor Mallard reduces tax debate to personal abuse

December 11, 2010

It's a shame it isn't Trevor Mallard.

Alf is his normal grumpy self this morning, as he prepares for another sitting of the House under urgency, but alongside many of his normally chipper colleagues he seems downright jolly.

The buggers have lost their rag, hurling insults while proceedings are dragged out unduly by Labour’s filibustering.

Some – like Labour’s David Cunliffe – are losing their voices. Pity it is only a temporary condition.

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