Friday, September 5, 2008

ZenTiger Friday Night Free for All

Friday is upon us once more. It's been a busy week, and I might get around to re-writing this to touch upon some of the interesting happenings.

In the meantime though, I'm hitting the [Publish Post] button with all due haste and inviting comments from any readers basking under the still legal glare of their 100 Watt incandescent light bulb, computer wired to the net, window shutters pulled fast against the bitter cold that we've come to know as "global warming".

It's spring. Presuming the lambs survive the spring weather, there is much to be thankful for. A lengthening of the days for one. When I get home from work, it's at the point the streetlights are ruining the last glimmer of sunset. Another few weeks and I'll need to be wearing my sun glasses on the homeward run.

And is it Father's day this weekend? I lose track of these things. If it is, hello all you fathers out there. This is your weekend, and you are King! Remember to give the crown back to Mum on the Monday though.

If you get some high voltage power tool in exchange, then it's a fair trade.

43 comment(s):

ZenTiger said...

Off for the Pizza run. If it stays this quiet, then I'm posting a joke, and consequences be damned.

Andrei said...

depressing - the fact that Labour can get Nationals policy documents before they are announced just goes to show that National are not ready for the big time.

In fact they are useless.

God help us all.

Oswald Bastable said...

And still people vote for the two major parties...

mojo said...

& you're suggesting there is something more robust about the minions Oswald, greater integrity, greater representational view???

homepaddock said...

Oswald: The only way to get rid of Labour is to vote National, if you don't want a National led government you can choose from any of the others.

ZT - it's cold down here too, so I'm counting (not) my carbon beside the fire.

Barnsley Bill said...

I have the youngest for the weekend and foolishly took him to the roller blading track. Unfortunate because;
A. He has never skated before and B. I wore jandals and had to hold his hand for an hour and a half while he tried his darnedest to run over my toes repeatedly. Jandals are upon us, I have been wearing them all week and have had my first two doses of sunburn and first massive headache from being bald and stupid out in the sun all day..
Oh, and good evening everyone.

FAIRFACTS MEDIA said...

Evening BB and everyone.
Where did you go roller blading BB?
Down the seafront at Paihia?
Yes, the last fe days have been pleasant.

Fish curry from foodtown tonight, washed down witghe chocolate moose and Villa maria sauv.

Oh and while symathising with Homepaddock's view about National being the only way to remove Liarbour, could we please see National keeping a lid on things.

Uncle Helen should be on the ropes but as Keeping Stock notes, we could be on the verge of losing it.

KG said...

Evening all--a foul day here and I can't get on with demolishing the deck, dammit.
And the ute got knocked back for a wof because one headlight is marginally brighter than the other.

Oswald Bastable said...

I do agree that the removal of liarbour is the priority here and now.


But I get fed up with the flip-floppers that can't make up their mind labor/nat that can't get it through tier heads that ther ARE other options

Andrei said...

facts why even stick with National - they are as useless as tits on a bull.

What did they do to stop the EFB or the anti smacking legislation eytc etc etc.

Basically went along with the flow.

If we want good government and leaders we need to dump on the useless and national and its leadership are just that as the this latest episode demonstrates only too well.

No way I will vote for any lefty party National included
9especially since they are such amateurs.

Walk away from them and perhaps we will get some real leaders in that party and a real opposition to Helen and her satanic crew.

FAIRFACTS MEDIA said...

I do miss Don Brash, Andrei, but despite my misgivings over a few things, National is the best hope we have to dump Liarnour.
Act is getting it at together too.
But what is your solution Andrei?

And I head a comment that you are not writing for tbr anymore. What happened?

dad4justice said...

I agree Andrei, National are wimps and pc limp dicks who are show ponies.
Klark should be in a prison cell but John Boy Wee is pathetic.
Where are real leaders?

KG said...

Alaska, D4J. :-)

FAIRFACTS MEDIA said...

Yes KG
Palin is good, a possble future Thatcher.

dad4justice said...

Yeah Kg, Sarah got more spunk and go than the pathetic wimps that sit on their fat arses doing nothing in the Beehive. Pity kiwi's accept crap from weak gutted politicians.

Andrei said...

Fairfacts;
I had to stop blogging due to ill health- I have been in hospital a lot of the past few months and recovering at home in the meantime - thats why hopefully I can get back into it soon.

I guess if Rodney Hyde says he wont form a Government with the Nats I might give him my vote.

This latest episode with Nat's policy falling into Labour's hands seals it for me - that is sheer incompetence however it happened and in the scheme of things unimportant but if they are in Government what important documents will fall into the wrong hands.

They are just not up to the job I'm afraid, much as I detest Labour we can't have fools running this country - well actually we do but I am not about to give this set of clowns my support regardless of how bad the current crew is out of the frying pan and all that.

mojo said...

G'd evening Zen ... there are other options ... the regularity with which you resort to pizza is, to say the least, disconcerting ... & I'm not altogether sure that the fat lassy Kiro would approve.

& fairf act s, I am sure act is simply pulling an act that it thinks will gain a little traction in the booths ... but 'pulling cadavers out of a hat' on stage is probably a little excessive.

ZenTiger said...

Most Friday's has turned into a Pizza night. When I was a kid, it was a fish and chip night, which included huge burgers crammed with egg, beetroot, carrot and fresh tomato. Yum.

ZenTiger said...

I live in a Labour stronghold. I can vote for however I want to and not feel bad about it.

No flip flopping here, just patiently waiting for the moment to pounce.

homepaddock said...

BB - jandals? I'm envious - it's still woolly sock weather down here.

Gooner said...

Bullshit that the only way to get rid of Labour is to vote National.

If 45% voted ACT Labour would be toast!

Gooner said...

Scusi the profanity dear Blog Host and Guests.

mojo said...

I must say a treat for me when away remains a good kiwii hamburger, with all the trimmings ... not pineaplle tho,' that's mixing it with desert.

& homepaddock, 7.00 am here & it was barefeet & no shirt & a very light warm rain ...temperature dropped substantially as the day wore on tho.'

& Zen, to be able to vote without recrimination, aye, there's the rub.

mojo said...

& Gooner, so would NZ.

Gooner said...

What's Wishart discovered about Winston et al? Does anyone know?

mojo said...

& what's the collegial consensus of feeling of 'he who would follow in your footsteps,' mate??

ZenTiger said...

Mojo: I haven't got around to the wine as yet, so that last comment has me scratching my head.

And anyone: So what's this about Mallard now releasing National Policy? Who gets hammered with the EFB declarations and expenses?

FAIRFACTS MEDIA said...

Hi Everyone

Please get well Andre.
You cmment are missed too.
AndGooner, I don't know what story Ian Wishart has found too.
I would like 45% Act but I think we must be realisti and accept that despite their gaffes, National is the best hope we have to remove Uncle Helen.
I wonder where New Zealand has its Sarah Palin.

mojo said...

Sorry Zen, a bit untidy ... I have not imbibed myself, just gooning around a little ... something to do with casting aspersions ...

Barnsley Bill said...

KG. Bay sports complex in Waipapa (5 minutes inland from kerikeri)massive indoor complex with a full size roller blading rink.
Homepaddock, it is still raining every day up here but I have not lit a fire since the last day of August and the flanelette sheets have gone back in the cupboard till next year.
Yesterday I was in shorts and t-shirt on the tractor.
Hopefully the last of the crappy weather is behind us for a while.

Labour will get back in if the Maori party back them. It will come down to ho offers them the biggest policy concessions to gain their support. Key is young enough to have another go. Clark is not.

KG said...

I'll vote Libz or ACT. It may not do any good but it'll be better than being screwed by Labour or betrayed by National.

Gooner said...

BB - Key will not get another go. He has one shot. If Labour get in that is it for National I reckon. There is no on else. You tell me who could lead them, and the country, if Key goes. And don't say English - he led National to its worst ever election defeat. I have checked behind the National front bench. There is no one. Possibly Simon Power but that's it.

KG said...

BB, have they fixed that lethal T junction where the Keri road meets SH1 yet?

Gooner said...

I meant to add, that is what *really* scares me. As Andrei said, God help us. If Labour is re-elected then there will be state funding for political parties and that will mean Labour-led governments for the immediate future.

homepaddock said...

KG - the Libs haven't got a show, Act will at least be in parliament if Hide wins Epsom.

ZT - your electorate vote might not make a difference but the part one will.

BB - it might be cool down ehre (though we did get to 18 one day) but at least we have sunshine.

ZenTiger said...

If Labour make it, then they will be presiding over the next 3 years of an economic downturn, and will cop the blame well and truly, having had 9 years run up to prepare for this period.

If National crumble, then NZ may need to get their heads around two or three small parties gaining ascendancy by working together.

The Howard Government did it with the important support of the National/Country Party.

We could well see ACT and a centre right party, like the Family Party get stronger, so that National ends up a three humped camel.

Wild conjecture admittedly, with only the merest possibility that in a few days we will discover enough about dark matter and bosun particles that I might suddenly make strange sense.

Or the world ends, and in this regard, that's not such a different prediction from the one I just made.

Gooner said...

Zen, if we get state funding you might never see the end of Labour. That's the point!

Gooner said...

Goodnight all. Of to beddie byes.

I wonder how Winston will sleep tonight.

dad4justice said...

Maybe Winston is on the H1 & H2 pill box? The wine box doesn't work anymore.

Libertyscott said...

If National loses it will be because Labour has successfully convinced the electorate the Nats have a secret agenda and the Nat approach of "steady as she goes no real change, but it will be a change" will have failed.

Of course Labour will be governing only with support from the Greens, NZF, Dunne, Anderton and maybe even the Maori Party - which will be a dog's breakfast and be doomed to failure, but it will be an object lesson is why the Nats need backbone.

ZenTiger said...

I agree LS. Gooner, Labour already have a huge advantage in their advertising and press coverage. A bit more money will help them, but only to a point.

Nike have proven that even if you spend billions on advertising, some people will still buy Puma, Adidas, and Rockport.

Eventually, their failure to deliver will ruin their brand. Unless they can back it up with violence or the power of the State (re restricting other voices) then we will vote them out.

Libertyscott said...

Zen - it is interesting to note the stronger base for Labour than for National. National was at 21% in 2002, Labour's lowest in recent times was 28% in 1996. Labour easily has 30% of the population sewn up as beneficiaries, teachers, public servants and the like. National clearly has less.

Barnsley Bill said...

KG. Big roundabout at the end of kerikeri road now, but e still need one at the end of Waipapa road.

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