More folly from Tolley? Yep – she doesn’t care what we call the slammer where felons are locked up

June 15, 2014
The main thing to be mist should be life on the outside.

The main thing to be mist should be life on the outside.

We can be a colourless and soulless mob, at times, clearly lacking an appreciation of poetry and good language.

Correction. Some of us on occasions don’t appreciate the application of poetic language in palpably inappropriate circumstances.

“Correction” (as it happens) is the operative word in this post.

Alf’s attention has been drawn to this Herald on Sunday report, which kicks off:

A decision to name New Zealand’s biggest new private prison a place to “move out of the mist” is being called “potty” by justice campaigners.

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Jails are going to the dogs – race-hate couple could finish up with puppy training duties

March 14, 2012

This looks like a good source of paper for wiping inmates' bums.

A nasty pair of southerners are being banged up for setting dogs loose on Asian people.

Jail, of course, is the best place for the buggers, although they will spend too little time there before being let loose.

Trouble is, our prisons are going soft and sappy.

Among other things, the couple could well finish up – good grief! – being given puppies to train.

Alf would not want to be a disabled person who was given a dog they had trained.

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God is still great but pastoral workers in Mt Eden prison have been Serco-sized

January 29, 2012

A headline in the Herald on Sunday today exposes the bugger who wrote it as seriously heathen.

It says God locked out of Mt Eden prison cells

But God is omnipresent and can’t be locked out of anything, especially prisons from which mere mortals of the criminal persuasion can and often do escape.

The HoS’s impiety is compounded in the first sentence of the story.

God has been remanded without a chance of appeal at one of our toughest prisons.

As Alf’s astute constituents will have observed, that first sentence shows the HoS hacks are profoundly confused about what exactly has happened to God, because it implies He has been locked in, not out.

But if you bother to read on to find what God might have been banged up for, you find his omnipresence has not become flawed and he has been locked neither in nor out.

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