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Offensive Christmas lights

By Kerces 12 December 2005 30

The ABC has a short piece in which Labor MLA Mary Porter says she doesn’t want to be “a killjoy” but maybe we should regulate Christmas lights.

Why not just ban Christmas spirit while you’re at it?

Ms Porter said she has received “numerous complaints” from humbuggered residents who don’t like people driving past late at night to look at their neighbour’s Christmas lights.

“Late at night with cars still driving up, doors banging, people explaining how beautiful the lights are in very loud voices keeping them awake,” she said (by the way, how many blind people do you think go to see Christmas lights and so need their beauty explained?).

Her solution is that the government regulate the use of outdoor lights in Canberra’s suburbs.

To that I say: you scrooge! Let the peasants have some fun!

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Snarky 3:59 pm 15 Dec 05

Slinky said: … install this on your house…

Wow – that’s awesome! I’ll have a set of those 🙂

Vic Bitterman 9:11 pm 14 Dec 05

Never heard much from porter (which shows how insignificant she is), but she is now up with my ‘fuckwit list’ of polititians, which fosky is winning. Winning comfortably I may add.

Slinky the Shocker 8:03 pm 14 Dec 05

I have the solution: Find out where Mary Porter lives, rent the house next door and install this on your house.

The owner actually has a FAQ online

bonfire 3:15 pm 14 Dec 05

i agree porter is a do nothing. i sat and listened to her ‘why you should vote for me ‘ speech. what a dullard. however, im sure shes a nice person.

have to agree on teh xmas light thing though. i used to live near a ‘santa man’ and car doors slamming and people parking in my driveway until 11.30 at night gave me teh shits. i asked him to turn teh lights off at 10.30 and he did – problem solved.

if neighbours cant just talk to each other but run off to the gummint for a solution then the community has problems.

proscriptive societies should be bannned.

Chris 10:50 am 14 Dec 05

On letters to the CT – Ian de Landelles once wrote a letter to the CT saying how (comparitively) poorly L.A. staffers were paid (he was referring to Die Pratt’s ad for a staffer) – isn’t it interesting that he IS now one ?

Mr Evil 8:01 am 14 Dec 05

Mary Porter – who the fuck are you?!

kingmaker 5:56 pm 13 Dec 05

BTW, Mr De Landelles, in addition to being married to Mrs Porter, also has his snout in the trough – he is employed as her adviser. (This was in the Canberra Times earlier this year.) As well as this, there is also a member of her staff, Alys Graham, who also likes to write to the paper.

I anyone else concerned that they both fail to disclose their employment with a member of the Government before they write to the paper claiming to be ordinary citizens of the city?

kingmaker 5:43 pm 13 Dec 05

Perhaps Mrs Porter should refrain from driving home anytime after 9pm at night, so as to not make noise with her car / have her headlights wake people up / disturb her neighbours with the sound of her car or car door, or her garage or front door opening!!

What a joke – and a waste of my money having her there – she is nothing more than a puppet!!!!!

LurkerGal 5:34 pm 13 Dec 05

This wouldn’t have happened if Susan McCarthy had got in at the last election…..

colsim 2:43 pm 13 Dec 05

So do we maybe need our own RA driven festival of love and goodwill instead? In a Festivus groove?

We could all ride bikes around a giant cigarette?

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