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(Stuff.co.nz)   TV channel runs pictures of MP sleeping in parliament. Bye bye, cameras   (stuff.co.nz) divider line 46
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2005-03-16 03:32:50 PM
pwnt.
 
2005-03-16 03:32:53 PM
me first.
 
2005-03-16 03:34:20 PM
first man caught sleeping before a robbery, now this, possable trifecta?

/didnt read the article yet
 
2005-03-16 03:34:33 PM
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
 
2005-03-16 03:35:05 PM
When I am tired, can I not sleep?
 
2005-03-16 03:35:16 PM
Man, Loki009 , you beat me to the punch!
 
2005-03-16 03:36:53 PM
Guy should have pulled a George Costanza and slept under his desk.

/works for me
 
2005-03-16 03:37:31 PM
That's probably what I'd do if I had to sit through that.
 
2005-03-16 03:37:54 PM
At least he admitted and apologized, instead of running some line about him resting his eyes.
 
2005-03-16 03:39:07 PM
I submitted this with an MP fapping on camera.
 
2005-03-16 03:39:36 PM
Hm...media and politicians fighting. Can't say I can take sides on this one...they're both total asshats who deserve any injustice sent their way.

I'm just going to sit back with some popcorn and watch the action. I just hope the winner doesn't come out stronger after the experience.
 
2005-03-16 03:39:45 PM
I'm glad that there wasn't any video cameras in my previous job... If only my boss knew how many hours he paid me for being unconscious, and how many customers woke me up just to buy something.
 
2005-03-16 03:39:58 PM
He did not know if it was a breach of privilege to run the pictures but said he would not be taking any action. "I'm the one who was asleep and that's my responsibility. I am embarrassed by it and I apologise."
Holy farking shiznit. I guess personal responsability is alive and kicking. (Not so much here in the U.S. but somewhere at least)
 
2005-03-16 03:41:11 PM
Maybe he was commenting on the quality of the debate.
 
2005-03-16 03:41:27 PM
Happened in Australia a while ago and it sucks.
Thats used to be the best bit watching Question time, the camera used to pan around and you saw politicians sleeping, stuffing around with laptops, wandering around and generally not paying attention.

Now the rules are the camera stays on whoever has the floor no matter what, so when you hear the opposition jeering they dont show who it is, its really annoying.
Also politicians like the sound of their own voice, so the camera on the one windbag talking crap for 10 or more mins does not make exciting television.
 
2005-03-16 03:42:20 PM
I agree, lost-password. Personal accountability from an MP without blaming/excuses? Who'da thunk it?
 
2005-03-16 03:42:27 PM


HA HAAAAA!!!
I mean..."You're Fired!!
 
2005-03-16 03:42:39 PM
I'd sleep too... With 'mscubapin'!
 
2005-03-16 03:45:50 PM


Wake up!
 
2005-03-16 03:49:32 PM
He did not know if it was a breach of privilege to run the pictures but said he would not be taking any action. "I'm the one who was asleep and that's my responsibility. I am embarrassed by it and I apologise."

thanks. if i lived in the uk i would accept the apology.

just thought it should be posted again in feeble hopes that pundits and image consultants might take note of the positive response his handling of the incident is getting.
 
2005-03-16 03:52:12 PM
Jesus is that Fark personals girl hot.
 
2005-03-16 03:52:15 PM
DONT SHOW THE COFFINS OR THE PEOPLE WILL KNOW AMERICANS ARE DYING
 
2005-03-16 03:56:15 PM
who is da kiwi that keeps submitting stuff articles? you getting inamungst ow
 
2005-03-16 04:01:23 PM
American's aren't dying. Magic Jesus wouldn't let that happen.
 
2005-03-16 04:01:42 PM
Isn't it a rule in the US Congress that you can't have cameras so that people don't see how how empty the chamber is all the time and for stuff like this?

IT'S YOUR FARKING JOB PEOPLE!!! Plus you don't have to show up, what is it? Half the year, less than half? FARK YOU!!
 
2005-03-16 04:01:43 PM
Granny Stab
Jesus is that Fark personals girl hot.

Tell me about it. That shot of her in the bustier thingie? Hotsy totsy. Is she a Farker? She's a Burner, anyway!

Of course, you have to join some "Fark Personals" thing to send her a panting email. Goddamit!
 
2005-03-16 04:03:31 PM
Granny Stab:

No doubt, and:
"I'm interesting and funnier then most girls in LA . Plus I have passion, intelligence, and real boobies."

Save me jebus, real boobies!
 
2005-03-16 04:04:57 PM
well even if they do die somehow they get all the sex drugs and rock and roll they want in heaven
 
2005-03-16 04:12:10 PM
it could be worse, a photographer could snap a shot of you blinking and run it on Drudge Report with the headline:

****HILLARY CLINTON DOZES OFF AT REAGAN FUNERAL!!****
-Exclusive pic shows Senator with eyes CLOSED!-
 
2005-03-16 04:14:24 PM
Funkadelic not available for comment.
 
2005-03-16 04:16:53 PM
He did not know if it was a breach of privilege to run the pictures but said he would not be taking any action. "I'm the one who was asleep and that's my responsibility. I am embarrassed by it and I apologise."

Been said before, but at least he fessed up.
 
2005-03-16 04:18:42 PM
Reminds me of the gym I go to. The locker rooms are a disgusting filth-fest. Someone took photographs and presented them to mall management. The 24-Hour Fitness solution? Clean up their act? No... post bans on cameras and camera phones on gym premises.
 
2005-03-16 04:21:08 PM
WTF is an MP? Military Police are sleeping in Parliament? Who cares.
 
2005-03-16 04:28:48 PM
Hey, this is just a new general policy that the Cheney administration is sharing with the UK -- when access to information embarasses the administration, restrict access and continue business as usual.

Remember, questions are a burden for others; answers, a prison for oneself.
 
2005-03-16 04:40:09 PM
I worked for a summer at the Parliament for one of the MPs. He was the laziest man alive--he used to make me go to the Parliament, watch the sessions, and tell him what happened. The few times that he did go, he didn't pay attention anyway, and I still had to tell him what happened.

I spent so much time watching a minimally full room of half asleep MPs that I began to make up bingo-type games with the other interns. Whenever one of the sleeping or obviously not paying attention MPs woke up/began to pay attention, you'd get a point.

Believe me, this is not a new thing.
 
2005-03-16 04:43:50 PM
I keep looking at her picture. I asked the wife for the credit card so i could tell the girl in the personals that she's carbonated my hormone. You read right.
 
2005-03-16 04:46:25 PM
Nuke Laloosh:

****HILLARY CLINTON DOZES OFF AT REAGAN FUNERAL!!****
-Exclusive pic shows Senator with eyes CLOSED!-


As opposed to the guy who stayed there for three seconds and then walked off. Oh, wait, that was the President.
 
2005-03-16 04:54:53 PM
Granny Stab

Tell her *I* think she's super-hot, too!
 
2005-03-16 04:55:38 PM
Elected officials skiving off? What else is new.
 
2005-03-16 06:28:12 PM
Similar pictures were shown in Canada of an MP from Manitoba a couple of years ago (John Harvard for those interested). No repercussions at all, except we laughed at him :)

He stepped aside in the last election so a "star" candidate could run in his riding (who lost). In exchange, he was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba (a ceremonial position, whereby he's the "Queen's representative" in Manitoba, rubber-stamps legislation, hosts various parties, etc).

So, now, he gets to continue to sleep at taxpayers' expense :)
 
2005-03-16 06:48:33 PM
Wake up Jeff!
 
2005-03-16 07:14:07 PM
at least he was there.

U.S. congressmen spend only a few hours in the chamber in the average month.
 
2005-03-16 08:03:28 PM
delau: who is da kiwi that keeps submitting stuff articles? you getting inamungst ow

English motherfarker, do you speak it?
 
2005-03-16 08:38:26 PM
Lews_Therin

Ae au mahi, koe rorirori wher-kaki American ure. Kai te kupu opaki. Pungakupu Nazis na he para na te wa.
 
2005-03-16 09:13:42 PM
By running the picture of the sleeping MP, TV3 risks being banned from Parliament.

So, basically, if they show what actually goes on in Parliament, they can be kicked out?

So, tell me again ... What's the purpose of having the TV cameras in there to begin with?
 
2005-03-17 12:31:11 AM
delau

ROTFLMAO!!!!
 
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