The Politically Incorrect Show - 04/11/1999
Music - Die Fledermaus
Good afternoon, Kaya Oraaa & welcome to the Politically Incorrect Show on the free speech network, Radio Pacific, for Thursday November 4, 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.
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Now you know that our nico-nazis have banned the distribution & sale of the American cigar magazine, Cigar Aficionado. You know that the Wellington magazine retailer Magnetix has appealed the ban. Well it appears that one cigar retailer has been flouting it all this time. The consequence? I quote from a Letter to the Editor in the new issue of Cigar Aficionado:
"With great regret, we have to inform you that due to government intervention, we are unable to continue selling 'Cigar Aficionado' magazine.
"After months of breaking our national law, we are now having legal action taken against us, by our government, for contravening our Smoke Free Act of 1992, with amendments of 1996. We have endeavored to sell the magazine on principle, and even introduced a petition so as to enable us to continue selling your magazine, but to force a referendum we need more than 300,000 signatures. which equates roughly to 8 percent of our population.
"Our government's Ministry of Health has harassed us over the past two years for different infringements, including the removal of 'branded' accessories, i.e. T-shirts, pens and hats, etc. D-Day was yesterday, when in a meeting with our lawyers and the Ministry of Health, they demanded (!) that we remove our Web site. Sheer ludicrousness!
"We envisage ourselves as educating people about cigars. We do not promote or advocate selling to minors, as we all know how many under-18-year-olds can afford $20 cigars.
"To all of our regular magazine customers, we have been suggesting direct subscriptions to your magazine, which they can, by law, bring in privately, so hopefully you won't lose too many clients down here. Meanwhile, we will endeavor to do what we do best, which is selling fine premium cigars both nationally and internationally. Until round two ...
"Anthony Hart - Managing Director
Richard Craddock - National Sales Manager
Havana House Cigars
Auckland, New Zealand"
This is followed by the editor's response:
"Thanks for fighting the good fight. We can only hope your fellow Kiwis will finally recognize this law for the free-speech threat that it is."
Unfortunately, there's not the slightest chance of that. New Zealanders wouldn't recognise a free-speech threat if it bit them on that their fat, complacent bums - and even if they did, they wouldn't care. Free speech? What's that? Freedom? Who cares? You never hear it mentioned in the leaders' debates. It's never mentioned on the telly or wireless or in the papers. Does it give me the right to Other People's Money? No? Then I'm not interested! Sign a petition for it? Get off the grass mate! Some magazine for rich wankers banned & their web site closed down? What do I care? Those poncey bastards should be made to suffer, anyway. AND to give me more of their money! Who do they think they are?
Another Letter to the Editor in the same issue of Cigar Aficionado is from a private individual from Pennsylvania who writes that he will no longer be purchasing any NZ products, including orange roughy, lamb and wool, and will not travel here in future because of the nico-nazi Gestapo. Such admirable defiance. If only there were a little more of that here in the concentration camp.
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