A lot of people, including me, thought she was a great leader. A lot of people love her to bits. You do not, obviously. And that's fine. But like it or not, she was the leader of our country for nine years, and in alot of peoples' minds, she did us a power of good. If some of them had the chance to turn out and say goodbye to her, good for them
what she said
<quote>However I look forward to the day a Nat Cat will leave via the front door and to see as much popularity for him or her,that Helen received today. Now I must go and sharpen my claws ;)/quote>
And also what she said. Awesome Sofie, you go girlfriend, with you all the way. I'll go and sharpen mine too if that's what it takes
Don't know, I'm more of a Lenny person myself. A lennynist in fact.
Yeah Lenny works for me. I like. Rolls off the tongue nicely. "The G20 leaders discussed Lenny today..."
what about Karl? He was right, after all...
Actually, I think Hide currently holds the record on OIA requests, so just having him in Government will reduce the public sector workload by about 20%
Is that a discount voucher? Or a "buy one Maori kid, get one free" voucher?
LMAO. I omitted the word "schooling" obviously....
Road tolls. Yeah. Love it. That'll go down nicely.
wait for the announcement that a voucher system will be used for Maori kids. Then we should alll be VERY worried....
And cynicism won't deliver that. Are you prepared to try a little harder?
Absolutely. But at the first sign of a return to the Shipley/Birch/et al policies, and a disregard of grassroots urgency, I will stop trying. I will not stand back and watch NZers be shafted again. I'm sure our friends over at Kiwiblog laughed and laughed at the front page of the Dom today and the article about beneficiaries calling help lines on Sat night. I didn't. I cried. That is the grassroots to whom Key must deliver.
I've been inspired by Obama too. I cried last Wed too. Fifty years ago the man wouldn't even have been able to ride at the front of the bus, or drink from the same fountain as McCain. But my cynicism and sadness stems from the fact that on Sat as a nation we appeared to reject the very ideology that propelled Obama to presidency.
Okay I really am drunk now :)
I know a couple of exclusive brethren (excommunicated mind), and they-re both on the wagon . Do I get any commiseration for that?
The utmost. And them as well. Poor b*ggers. Are they managing??
But he also professes to want to help bad teenagers to turn good by bolloxing them at boot camps
Yes, it's policies like that that make me cynical about him! On Sunday the other night, he extolled the virtues of his encouraging mother, who encouraged him to work hard and move up the ladder. Fine. But what about the hundreds of Kiwi kids who don't have such mothers or fathers? Is the answer really to send them to boot camp to have the shit kicked out of them and damage what's left of their fragile self esteem? He's just speaking weasel words. Well-meaning weasel words but weasel words nonetheless. And extremely naive ones.
Key's face looking uncertain
Yes, I saw that too and it has stuck in my mind as well. I think it is dawning on him that what he has taken on is not just another promotion at Lehmann Brothers....(oh that's right, couldn't be anyway, they're gone burger)