Friday, August 29, 2008

Lucia Friday night free for all

I've not been following the Winston saga in any great detail as I've been far more interested in the Nancy Pelosi gaffe and the implications for Catholic support for the Democrat party in the US. Especially now that Joe Biden has become Obama's running mate for the American presidency. I've been trying to write a post on this whole thing and I think I'm going to give up and let my post stay in my huge draft graveyard I've got going on NZ Conservative.

How's everyone's week been going? One of my kids was sick earlier in the week with ear infections and throwing up, but he's chipper now. I'm off to get pizza soon, so have put this post on a delayed timer, sort of. I'll probably be back by the time this post self-publishes. So, I'll see you all soon.

32 comment(s):

Lucyna Maria said...

Hmmm, very quiet so far. Maybe we need a picture ...

KG said...

Good evening Lucyna Maria.

Lucyna Maria said...

Aaaah, a visitor!

:P

Hi KG.

Lucyna Maria said...

Kg, I've just sent you an email.

KG said...

Thankslucyna--I'll go look.
It's very quiet everywhere right now, not just here.

KG said...

Got it--and answered.

Lucyna Maria said...

Maybe everyone's exhausted themselves during the whole Winston affair.

I sent another email back...

homepaddock said...

Evening, hope the pizza was good - would be hard to beat those from Tuatara pizzas in Wanaka.

I'm pleased to learn I'm not the only one with a draft graveyard.

Lucyna Maria said...

Hi Homepaddock, pizzas were ok. They suffered from a distinct lack of cheese, something I've been noticing for a while now. I really wish pizzarias would just raise their prices and not skimp on the cheese! And ordering extra cheese doesn't always work either, so I'm loathe to pay for it.

You have a draft graveyard too! I'm not alone...

KG said...

hmmm..no wonder my posts are awful--I just type and hit "pot" without writing and checking a drafty copy.
Evening Homepaddock.

KG said...

"post" that should be.

dad4justice said...

Evening all and I hope everybody is well. I am causing havoc over at the Standard blog snog and I'm enjoying every minute of it.

KG said...

Evening D5j--interesting how the minions at the standard are trying to avoid the whole Winnie/Helen thing, isn't it?

KG said...

D4J. Sorry. My fingers are frozen.

dad4justice said...

Kg, the Winston saga must surely sink Clark's credibility?
Enough is enough.

Lucyna Maria said...

Hi D4J!

KG, your posts aren't awful. Some things are really easy to write, and when I have one of those posts, I whack it out and hit post. Normally that involves something that is really clear in my head and I just have to write about it.

The type of posts in my graveyard are where a lot more thought and research is involved. I can't just type it out, I have to explain it, I have to be clear on all the facts and quite often I'm still thinking about it and it's implications. There's this thing women do where we think while we talk - well I kind of do it with some of my posts. Most of those types of posts never actually get posted because either the thoughts aren't clear or they are just unfinished and it's too much work to finish them due either to a lack of time or inspiration.

The one in this post that I've mentioned requires finding a news article from over a month ago from Scotland and the impact on the loss of a Labour seat due to the Labour party's policies on abortion and such like due to what a Catholic Bishop said - I've summarised it here, but I want to be sure that what I've remembered, I've remembered correctly before including it. And then I think, oh, it's just too hard and I don't have the time, so it sits in my draft graveyard.

KG said...

aaah, I see. Luckily, I don't write long thoughtful pieces Lucyna--mainly just rants and recycled stuff.
Lack of confidence.
I'm not so sure, D4J--the Kiwi voter seems to have both a very short attention span and an amazing tolerance for corruption. (not just the Kiwi voter though--I suspect we Aussies are just as bad)

KG said...

oops--I'm a Kiwi now! I keep forgetting that small fact...

Oswald Bastable said...

Just sitting down now with a tandoori chicken in front of me!

Lucyna Maria said...

I'll be back in a little while. I'm reading the kids the Illiad (Black Ships before Troy by Rosemary Sutcliffe) for their bedtime story. I've got to say, I can see why the Illiad has lasted for so many thousands of years - it's a great story.

KG said...

What a great story to read to kids. It's sad that so many children held captive by the state indoctrination system will never get to know what great stories there are out there.

Cheese sandwich and a beer here, Oswald. I is a simple soul....

KG said...

Right--off to do some work, pulling apart a Nissan navara ute instrument panel. Horrible job.

Oswald Bastable said...

Moving on to the cheese & port...

Sean said...

A couple of days ago John Key said he wouldn't deal with Winston after the election unless he cleared himself of the current controversies. And today I think he effectively said he couldn't and wouldn't work with Winston full stop, regardless of the outcome. Bold move that is to be commended (though may prove to be naive).

However, while bold, it may not be so clever when after the election National + ACT + UF do not combine to form a majority. And this is a genuinely possible scenario. So who is left? Well only the Maori Party really. So methinks that Key has formed an understanding with the Maori Party just before he made the statement to steer clear of Winston. Is this so unlikely? I doubt it, Key has been building a relationship with the Maori Party for some time now. Therefore before announcing his definite divorce from Winston John saw the upcoming election as best case: Nats govern alone; and worst case: National + ACT + UF + Maori Party.

Dave said...

National has a pretty good relationship with the Maori party and was always more likely to go into coalition with them than Act or NZF.

Labour needs NZF. National doesnt. Nobody needs Act or UF.

Sean said...

I would agree that even before Key's announcement, National would be better off forging an agreement with the Maori Party than NZF post election. I disagree however that the Maori Party are a more likely partner than ACT (unless the numbers said otherwise but we don't know that yet).

Yes, Labour needs NZF. But it is silly to say that no-one needs ACT or UF. Nats won't stay around 50+% by the election, even if there is no bad press between now and election day. They just wont and National know it. ACT and UF will almost definitely be playing a part post election and they need to increase their current vote now while NZF are down.

Lucyna Maria said...

Hi Oswald, Sean, Dave.

I'm seriously considering the lemon cheesecake icecream I have in the fridge.

Nah, better watch the waistline. Sigh.

Sean said...

So who's going to eat it then Lucyna? Coz putting it off for another day doesn't help the waistline long term!

Sean said...

And did you make that lemon cheesecake ice-cream yourself? We know you have a lemon tree on your property...

Lucyna Maria said...

I'll eat it eventually, Sean. No one else likes it, apart from me. And no, I didn't make it myself, it's just a Kapiti icecream bought from the supermarket. After that struggle with temptation, I've settled on praying the Rosary instead. One decade down so far.

Lucyna Maria said...

All done. Good night to all!

Oswald Bastable said...

Try the Rush Munroe banana ice cream some time.

Then you WILL have something to give up for Lent!

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