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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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Offensive Christmas lights
barking toad 10:27 am 13 Dec 05

Oh yes thumping one, well spotted. Didn’t our Den used to kip in his office?

Hey, that’s an idea for out deb – kip in the office and release the public house for some other poor kiddies

johnboy 10:16 am 13 Dec 05

it helps that all our surf nazis have to go to NSW to commune with nature and knock out the teeth of people who look funny.

Thumper 9:53 am 13 Dec 05


Dennis Stephenson!

And yes barking Amphibian, I’m sure the CM will put out a statement assuring the multicultural population that here in canberra these will not happen and that he will ensure consultation and education. And will probably blame the Howard government in some way.

barking toad 9:42 am 13 Dec 05

I’ll trump your 4 with a craig duby!

But yes johnboy, stupidity isn’t limited to the female council members

They just seem be displaying it more in recent times

But I’m sure the mayor will let loose a press release soon about multicularism and violence and riots and things to balance the ledger.

ssanta 9:41 am 13 Dec 05

fucking chrisvegas. it guarrantees that every nutjob, lunatic, moron or god bothering holy water snorting freak will air their views ona suvbject that really is irrevelant. People decorate houses, and subsequently have enourmous power bills, the profits of which ensure that RA family members get ion the telly in overpriced ads.

johnboy 9:30 am 13 Dec 05


a fell swoop to lofty heights, that will teach me to post late at night when tired and emotional

johnboy 9:23 am 13 Dec 05

Should women even be allowed on the local council?

Roslyn Dundas, Rosemary Follett, Kerrie Tucker, Kate Carnell.

Want to name 4 men from the assembly with similar aggregate record of achievment?

I doubt anyone is a fan of all four but compared to some of the drop kick men who’ve graced the assembly it’s hard to argue there is a gender component to the litany of lunacy and mediocrity from that place.

Evictor 9:19 am 13 Dec 05

I remember Mr De Landelles. Furious lefty who is very similar in views to the verbose Brent Howard from Rydalmere who is now published every second day. Didn’t know he was married to this daft bint though.

Thumper 9:18 am 13 Dec 05

Why not regulate the number of bulbs allowed to be on in your house at one time while we’re at it.

Ms Porter is totally off the planet.

Chris 9:13 am 13 Dec 05

Ms Porter is married (though I’m sure she prefers
‘partnered’) to a Mr Ian De Landelles, who used -maybe still does- write letters to the CT on various issues. Expect a letter on this subect from Mr D. L soon!

Mick 9:03 am 13 Dec 05

Can’t believe that crap.

I mean, why don’t we start regulating the use of Christmas Trees in the home, and the number of presents you give to your kids as well…


barking toad 9:03 am 13 Dec 05

Mary fuckin’ who?

The Grinch now joins the Snout Trougher as an oxygen thief

Should women even be allowed on the local council?

Maelinar 8:19 am 13 Dec 05

A simple neighbourly call to the neighbour over the fence asking them to turn their lights off after 10pm would solve this issue.

I’ve never heard of this chick before, but she sounds like a nutjob.

If she was going on about xmas lights still being up in March, different story.

Jazz 8:08 am 13 Dec 05

has she done anything else before now? I can’t recall her name popping up for anything since the last election

johnboy 10:54 pm 12 Dec 05

I think it’s great that an otherwise complete non-entity like Mary Porter has in one fell swoop attained the lofty heights of RiotACT nicknames and shall hereafter be known as “The Grinch”

I mean seriously, get over yourself you evil cow.

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