Monday, 14 September 2009


Today was such a joyous start to the week. We watch as Spanky dropped his bottom lip on the TVNZ news when he found he was still part of the problem and not the solution after John Key announced that National and the Maori Party had done a deal over climate change. Spanky thought he was in negotiations with Key and he looked close to tears when he realised he had been had by Key and Turia.
Key made him look like a complete pratt. Actually Turia and Key together made him look like a pratt. Poor spanky.

It really made us laugh out loud. And all credit to the Maori Party. Their pragmatism will save New Zealanders money. However, there will be a price for National and we wonder if tobacco legislation will be the bargaining chip. The Maori party is dead set in seeing some progress on this issue. We still think that we are going too far on the Emissions trading front as do others but at least the impact has been softened somewhat by the horse trading.


Sally said...

BB It is not good enough to say that "at least the impact has been softened somewhat by the horse trading."

The tragedy is John Key does not want to understand the ramifications of his cow towing to the maori party. More and more evident that he will do whatever it takes to retain the treasury benches. When I read the National Party's vision it makes my blood boil.

The National Party seeks a safe, prosperous and successful New Zealand that creates opportunities for all New Zealanders to reach their personal goals and dreams.

We believe this will be achieved by building a society based on the following values:

• Loyalty to our country, its democratic principles and our Sovereign as Head of State
• National and personal security
• Equal citizenship and equal opportunity
• Individual freedom and choice
• Personal responsibility
• Competitive enterprise and rewards for achievement
• Limited government
• Strong families and caring communities
• Sustainable development of our environment

Sally said...

Further to my post. I do have a problem with the term "sustainable development." The word sustainable can be used to distort the truth and promote any lie which happens to serve a particular cause.