Lindsay Perigo
Lindsay Perigo

The Politically Incorrect Show - 16/08/1999

Music - Die Fledermaus

Good afternoon, Kaya Oraaa & welcome to the Politically Incorrect Show on the free speech network, Radio Pacific, for Monday August 16, proudly sponsored by Tuariki Tobacco Ltd, the show that says bugger the politicians & bureaucrats & all the other bossyboot busybodies who try to run our lives with our money; that stands tall for free enterprise, achievement, profit, & excellence, against the state-worshippers in our midst; that stands above all for the most sacred thing in the universe, the liberty of the human individual.

Music up, music down!

The Politically Incorrect Travelling Road Show hit Napier last Friday - for the local Alliance Retards I'm told it was the most traumatic occurrence there since the earthquake. They are receiving counselling as I speak. For the rest of us it was a blast. That it happened at all was entirely due to Napier listener Heather Pollard, who heard me talking here about the night the Whangarei branch of the Association of Compulsion-Touters would rather forget, & decided she'd like to risk a similar experience in her neck of the woods. Notwithstanding the $65 a head price tag on the event, Heather sold all the tickets in a matter of days.

Everything ran like the proverbial clockwork from the moment we eight dishevelled free radicals descended upon the Colonial Lodge in Taradale where Heather had arranged our accommodation. Naturally it helped my disposition immensely to find a complimentary bottle of Brookfields Cab Sav in my room. Proprietors Lyn & Bill couldn't have been more cheerful & obliging.

After scrubbing up, we bundled into a mini-bus & reported for duty at Brookfields Restaurant, nestled amidst 20 hectares or so of vineyards. Like so many of our winemakers, Brookfields is enjoying huge success internationally. It cannot keep up with the demand for its top three lines, Cabernet Merlot, Chardonnay & Pinot Gris. CEO Peter Roberts & restaurant proprietor Gary Hill gave the speaker & his audience a welcome as warm as the open fire that was blazing - & so began an evening of great food, wine, political discussion & music, as yours truly ended up singing Italian songs to the talented accompaniment of Heather Pollard's sister, Leslie Bongiovanni, on the piano accordion (were it not for her playing muting my singing, all of Napier would have needed counselling). The evening really couldn't have been much more Politically Incorrect if we'd arranged the whole thing ourselves.

Political Correctness did briefly rear its unappetising head, though, in the form of some school teachers spouting the standard teachers' union stuff about banning multi-nationals, outlawing the profit motive, making it compulsory to eat organic bean sprouts, etc. It didn't seem to occur to these entities that in Asia & Australia currently, their hosts, Brookfields, would be condemned by their ilk as a wicked multi-national sucking profits out of the down-trodden locals. Pity the children who are exposed to this anti-capitalist crap, as well as being dumbed down to the point of being unable to SPELL "capitalism," let alone practise it.

But I digress. All in all a memorable evening, for which I hereby send heartfelt thanks over the airwaves to Heather, the others I've mentioned & many I haven't, including, of course, the audience who paid to come along.

And Leslie - play on! Santa Lucia in B-flat rather than C next time, I think - my voice the next morning sounded like a frog on a log!

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