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Advice upon finding that your staunch opposition to strip clubs has led you to vote for more strip clubs

Posted March 11, 2014 into Blunty by John Birmingham

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S.M. Stirling swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted March 11, 2014

"Hypocrisy is the tribute vice pays to virtue."

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AKM. puts forth...

Posted March 11, 2014

Just get a job at Woolies in Byron Bay. Babes....Babes, everywhere. Fresh off the beach and damn near nekkid. Not to mention all the hot young six-packed backpacker blokes who just make me feel old and weary beaing in the same building as them........

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Conspiracy Cat asserts...

Posted March 12, 2014

I'm no good at pole dancing. Or irish dancing. Or german dancing.....

w from brisbane mutters...

Posted March 12, 2014

Cicero (106BC-43BC : Roman lawyer, orator and politician) summed it up neatly.

Nemo enim fere saltat sobrius, nisi forte insanit.
No one dances sober, unless he is insane.

AuntyLou reckons...

Posted March 12, 2014

Ahh...W! Thanks for that. You have now given my hubby his motto and/or excuse!

Brother PorkChop mumbles...

Posted March 12, 2014

Mine is always, "I am dancing...on the inside!"

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w from brisbane would have you know...

Posted March 12, 2014

In defence of the honorable member, Mr. Vaughan Johnson, he admitted he was not across all the detail and implications of the Liquor (Red Tape Reduction) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill.
What Mr. Johnson spoke about was the removal of the provision that alcohol can only be served by people formally trained in the provision of alcohol. Which in practice meant that publicans in remote Queensland could not travel more that 1 hour from their premises, and also, Mr. Johnson couldn't get a beer at his barber's. Pole sports never entered the honourable member's mind.

Looking at the Hansard for 20 November 2013, Mr Johnson addressed the Parliament thus:

Mr JOHNSON: ........I notice that hairdressers will now be able to serve a couple of glasses of wine or a couple of beers to their clients. That might encourage me to get a haircut more often. I will check out Gaby Janho’s at Longreach when I go home and see if he has a fridge in there with a few stubbies in it. If you see me with shorter hair in future you will know that Gaby has beer in the fridge.

I think this is very good legislation. Although I am a Catholic, I have not touched on those amendments in this bill that relate to the Catholic Church. I do not know a lot about that part of this legislation, but I will say that I did not see anything in there about liquor licensing in relation to the Catholic Church. I know the Catholics like a drink. Most of us come from Irish stock

An honourable member: And the Proddos

Mr JOHNSON: The Proddos too

An honourable member: But not the Lutherans.

Mr JOHNSON: The Lutherans too? I heard that. The point I make is that years ago my wife, my mother-in-law, my brother-in-law, and his wife went on a trip to Ireland. They had a bit of a look around and then come Sunday morning the women went to mass and the men went to the pub. I thought, Well, that’s the Catholic way. However, not all of us blokes go to the pub. Sometimes I go to church. I think that this legislation has put a bit of fun back into life. It has taken that red tape, that regulation, that restriction out of living.........I say to the Attorney-General that this legislation is going to bring a lot of joy to a lot of people.

Mr Johnson was certainly correct with his last sentence, though not entirely for the reasons he expected.

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Conspiracy Cat would have you know...

Posted March 12, 2014

Well that's it, then. Mr Johnson's objection is that the dancing ladies should be in church and not writhing around on fireman's equipment. Firemen.... shirtless, muscled, sweaty firemen....

Um, what were we talking about?

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