Councillor Wilson voted off committee By Mackenzie McCarty, Wintec Student Writing for www.waikatoindependent.co.nz Councillor Ewan Wilson was voted out of Hamilton City Council’s Statutory Management Committee today due to concerns regarding his handling of an alcohol licensing application. Wilson, who was accused of sending a personal email to a licensing applicant in which he outlined his disagreement with fellow SMC members and thus interfering with the appeals process, has been accused of breaching code of conduct regulations. While deliberations were heated, Councillor John Gower, who put forward the motion to remove Wilson, wished to stress that the issue was not a popularity contest. “This is not about personalities. This is about council selecting a new Statutory Management Committee which is based on integrity.” Councillor Dave Macpherson disagreed with the motion, however, saying that there had been a certain amount of “pussy footing” around the issue of getting Wilson off the committee. “Councillor Wilson is one of the most contentious and annoying councillors here, but there are other ways of disciplining someone. We have enough problems already without adding the angst of sacking someone from a committee.” Councilors voted eight to four in favour of the motion and Wilson, who has spent eight years on the SMC, was sacked from the committee.
Worst ever ‘Bloody Mary’ A 24 year old Singaporean maid will appear in court on charges that she laced her bosses coffee with her own menstrual blood. At first read this may seem like April Fools Day, the extreme rules edition, but the reality could be something far worse. According to author Catherine Yronwode the blood is often used in drinks to attract a sexual partner and thought it was a weird choice for the maid who had told police she wanted to get a pay rise. This raises two questions: 1. WTF? 2. Catherine Yronwode can’t make the connection between getting your boss to fuck you and getting a payrise. Somebody has never worked at Farmers.
Copped a load A Police officer in Pittsburgh has been arrested for allegedly breaking into someone’s house and doing his laundry. “The door was open and I had washing to do” said the cop. Had the policeman simply left the scene it would have been a victimless crime but the antagonised family were really upset when they came home to find that he had eaten all their porridge and was sleeping in their bed. Kind of makes you wonder what a cop gets on his clothes that he can’t wait till he is home to remove though, right?
Am I hot or not? ...No A woman in Manhattan is suing the Lingerie sales company she worked for saying they fired her for being too hot. A couple of things to note here. If your client is going to use the “too hot” defence don’t post her picture on your website. Lawsuit over! The second thing is: Who gets fired from a lingerie shop for being too hot? Isn’t that the whole strategy? That would be like getting kicked out of the ACT party for ranting like a lunatic having an addiction to prescription pills or hookers and hating minorities. There are just certain things you expect when you visit a place.
Random Quote of the Week I’ve never really wanted to go to Japan, simply because I don’t like eating fish and I know that’s very popular out there in Africa. - Britney Spears
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