This in the Herald this morning re Len Brown…
It is going to be difficult to place trust in the leadership of council if this is an example of council practice and what we should come to expect,” said the letter, organised by Citizens & Ratepayers co-leader Christine Fletcher.
What a slippery two faced cnut Len Brown is. Where’s the vote of no confidence in him??
Get him out now before he totally fucks Auckland up completely.
Have any of you Wellingtonians noticed how poorly the ‘variable speed / road information’ systems, which cost $8m (iirc), are used?
It’s absurd to have a ~1.5ks of road at 60km/h, then a ~500m stretch at 80km/h, then the next 2km at 60km/h. That’s really not how these things work, and anyone who understands traffic dynamics should know that: if the traffic in front is going slower than the traffic behind it, you get congestion. Simple.
All that being said, it’s not like anyone pays attention to them anyway. *sigh*
Here are the email addresses of the DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED councillors.
I urge you to email them as I have, asking them if they knew what was going on and what are they going to do to stop
this undemocratic underhand bullshit. This is unacceptable and totally undemocratic. Len is a slippery pinko weasel and is only back tracking because he got caught.
You have to question the motivations of the racists when they pledge support for Key & Finlaynson’s bill. All their wishes will become true thanks to Labour-lite!
Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia has defended her party’s support for a new foreshore and seabed bill, despite describing it as drafted by politics, rather than what is fair and moral.
Political parties were taken by surprise this week when the Maori affairs select committee reported the bill back two weeks earlier than expected and recommended no major amendments, despite hundreds of submissions objecting to it.
Despite repeated pleas, the only concession on the tests from the Government was to ensure iwi and hapu would not be penalised if they lost links to the coast because their land was confiscated. That was done by removing the previous test requiring ownership of the coastline.
Attorney-General Chris Finlayson dismissed criticisms about the process as “a lot of beltway parliamentary noise”.
Attorney-General Chris Finlayson, in charge of the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Bill, said –
“I’m very comfortable that when one looks at the history of consultation on this matter, we started on the matter in November 2008, the review panel reported in June 2009, the legislation was introduced at five months before the select committee – people talk about the desirability of long conversations, this would be one of the longest conversations of this Parliament.”
Why then –
“The 500-page departmental report was emailed to committee members about 5pm on Friday but most would not have read it until this week. They then debated it for two hours on Tuesday.”
“Attached to the report were 50 pages of recommendations from officials, most of which were expected to be passed.”
“,Maori affairs committee chairman and National MP Tau Henare said it recommended the bill be passed without amendment because National and Maori Party MPs on the committee did not think changes were necessary.”
The committee was expected to report back on or before February 26 but did so this week “because we’re on to it”, he said.
[see previous comment regarding a 500 page report to be read over the weekend and discussed for 2 hours Tuesday, plus 50 pages of recommendations - about 13 seconds consideration per page – that's really on to it, and must be why the committee reported back 21 days before the date set]
Foreshore bill still missing Key word –
“Prime Minister John Key said in October that the word FREE would be added to clarify that iwi could not charge for access.”
However reports seem to indicate this change has not been made, because it would lead to dispute over allowing other changes. So how fucking dumb is that? Spend two years and three months on legislation and miss out a crucial word because it might cause other discussion.
And a note to grumpyoldhori, regarding yesterday’s comment where I suggested ‘pakeha’ meant ‘white;, that was in contrast with the word ‘denigrate’ to ‘blacken’, was a fucking joke, but obviously you are too old and too bloody grumpy to pick that up – so I don’t need your label of ‘visitor’. Pakeha, may mean something particular to you, but like many Maori words it means pretty much what anyone else decides it means to them.
Just as –
“The modern meaning of tikanga is unclear, indeed variable. Proposed legislation has it both ways. Tikanga is called both enduring (unambiguous) and diverse (defined by each complainant group to suit themselves). “The traditional practices and customs of Maori are enduring. They pre-date the Crown. Therefore, it is important that tikanga Maori be used in any test.” “Using tikanga Maori for the tests would acknowledge tikanga as the traditional Maori system of authority over, and management of, the foreshore and seabed; and allow for differences in tikanga from group to group.”
… One key element of the proposed foreshore and seabed Bill is the provision to allow some Maori to declare an area wahi tapu, and to have the power to exclude others. Again the meaning of the term is important. Section 2 of the Historic Places Act 1993 has the official definition: “wahi tapu means a place sacred to Maori in the traditional, spiritual, religious, ritual, or mythological sense.” Just as with tikanga, a web search identified a multiplicity of meaning together with an insistence that each group could make their own prescription – “no iwi, hapu or whanau would be so presumptuous as to define wahi tapu for another group”. Yet these concepts are written into law, giving specific Maori groups a considerable power over our lands. The rest of us are told that it would be impolite to object. If the Bill is passed, we will all live under that law without knowing what it means.”
And it won’t be FREE.
The irony surely will be that the Maori Party, born of the wish to repeal and reshape the Foreshore Seabed Law, but now imploding and a reason for this new law to be pushed through while National still has their numbers, may well be a basic cause of yet more compromised legislation being passed on the matter. Then, after the first few court cases, we can do it all again, fuck it.
In their beginning is their end. [Pakeha T S Eliot, for you Grumpy Old Hori]
We don’t want democracies in the Middle East. When people control their country, they have a tendency to demand control of their natural resources. Oil prices would skyrocket. Better to leave Western-supported dictators who will give us good deals on oil (ie., letting Western businesses give us good deals on oil) in exchange for our support.
Here are the email addresses of the DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED councillors.
I urge you to email them as I have, asking them if they knew what was going on and what are they going to do to stop
this undemocratic underhand bullshit. This is unacceptable and totally undemocratic. Len is a slippery pinko weasel and is only back tracking because he got caught.
The big swindle is taking shape. Labour-lite and the racists working in tandem to pass this law very soon.
Foreshore bill still missing key word
Foreshore and seabed legislation rushed back to Parliament fails to spell out that public access will be free despite Government assurances that the legislation would be changed.
Prime Minister John Key said in October that the word free would be added to clarify that iwi could not charge for access.
Attorney-General Chris Finlayson has promised the change will be added before the legislation is passed, but a select committee’s failure to make the crucial change fuels Opposition claims the bill is being rammed through in a hurry because of Maori Party ructions.
Maori affairs committee chairman and National MP Tau Henare said it recommended the bill be passed without amendment because National and Maori Party MPs on the committee did not think changes were necessary.
T S Eliot was a non-Maori.
I thought that was yesterday’s definition of ‘pakeha’
Again an end throw-away, which obviously I should avoid, since you appear to not read much apart from the last sentence of things.
Congratulations on having a English born wife with an Honours in English
Well that speech from Mubarak was not fun. We’ll see what happens but it sure sounded like he’s not going now and it’s shit-hits-the-fan time in Egypt.
I did have to laugh at this commentary from an NBC foreign correspondent reporter when confronted with the news that the Muslim Brotherhood has been declared to be “largely secular”. The reporter, who has actually interviewed various members of the MB, declared that comment to be a “head snap” moment, which it is when you realise the comment was made by Obama’s Director of National Intelligence. I don’t think “clueless” even begins to cover this but if Clapper is that ignorant who the hell knows what Obama is thinking.
I have just started to read and post comments at Red Alert What a hoot. Former Socialist Cabinet Ministers denying their acts whilst in Gumint. They are still living in the 20th Century when pollies could get away with this crap.
The new paradigm is JK who fronts up and fesses up like the mincing walk etc etc.
The citizens have slam dunked pollies who lie and deny. And thats why the Socialists lost on 08 and will lose in 10 13 umtil they get with the program.
Mind you i hope they keep on keeping on. What sport and entertainment they provide
grumpyoldhori – “Yvette you will find most blokes prefer poets with a harder edge than Eliot, Alan Seeger, Kipling etc etc etc.”
Yeah – you can probably give it a rest now – I get it
You have probably not the slightest interest or view on what a fucking mess and farce the Foreshore/Seabed law and Maori party are turning into
but would rather nit-pick – but I guess that is what grumpyoldhoris do
I see pdm has already asked, but don’t see any answers. Anybody know what happened to Monkeys with Typewriters, and whowuddathort? They’ve been offline since last night, and both were hosted on blogger. Perhaps they were taken down by blogger, perhaps they voluntarily shut down? Anybody know?
EGYPT: Mubarak’s speech this morning is a really bad turn. The people of egypt (the protesting ones anyway) are really angry. My prediction is, that the People will either storm the TV Centre and take a direct voice to the rest of the nation; OR remain where they are and let Egypt melt to death economically as a means of removing the regime.
The speech shows how ouit of touch the Regime is; and how contemptuous of the people of Egypt.
The real unknown is what the Army will do. If the protesters riot, they are piut in a really difficult position. So, i think a managed extension of the protest in the Square (ie into the Parliament or to the TV Centre) is likely, to up the pressure on Mubarak and to force the Army’s hand to pressure him to go in the interests of order, peace, and saving the EG economy.
My pick is the TV centre will be marched on, next.
Auckland ownes NZ, the sooner the rest of the country realises it the better. I’ve lived in Wellington and regularly drove between Ak and Welly. There is pretty much nothing worthy of mention between the two cities. I don’t think South Island is any diffirent. Miles of farm land and a couple of two street ghost towns. Toothless locals sitting on porches, watching traffic pass while mangy dogs scratch around in the dust looking for a place to die.
“I care Hori, where Auckland goes the rest of NZ goes.”
You are on the mark Bruv (or Bro)
Kapiti’s Lesbian Mayor announced on the local Marae on Waitangi Day… “To ensure better IWI representation, an intention to establish a Maori ward, the establishment of an Iwi consultation group as a standing Committee, and the appointment of Iwi specialists to committees.
Todays local paper states Rates are to rise by an average 9.5% this year.
Any Golden Eagle shit on the couch at Maison Magpie this a.m. maggie, or just the usual dog shit?
BTW, your post counter seems stuck on 9940. The big 10,000 is not too far away – maybe only an hour or so, are you planning any special? You could think about doing … umm … a sentence? Or go berserk with a paragraph? What about … announcing you’ve got a job? (No, not that silly thing that nobody looks at. I mean a job where some pays you for doing W O R K so that we don’t have to pay you for doing nothing.)
Clean up a Vague brain splatter, may he R.I.P. forevermore. Me still very hungry! Want more big yummy brains, not little dumb downed snack! Seems like lots of good brain gone down drivel drain. Have brains all gone? Me want more! Does the Donkey have brain to eat? Donkey look to dumb to have brain. Let’s play pin the brain drain on the donkey. Lots line up for brain dumb down drivel drain, even more lining up now… Nothing else to do. Me want your whole brain though, not just frontal lobes gone down drain. Smart brain taste good! Got brain I can eat?
I have yet to be convinced that the Mainland would not be far better off both economically and socially should someone cut the cable and float Pig Island out to sea – Auckland could be the anchor.
I heard Tamihere on the Radio a while ago saying that the reason the Maori seats were created was so the North Island could counter the extra seats required in the South due to the gold rush population increase…is that accurate or spin?
If the hay seeds actually thought about New Zealand for once instead of the continuous sniping at Aucklanders most of which are made up of outsiders in the first place we might actually make some progress as a Nation
Mr McCully joined John Key in giving credit to Mubarak for supposedly helping keep peace in the Middle East.
Just about to enter its 18th consecutive day of protests against the rule of President Hosni Mubarak, the uprising of the Egyptian people has been monumental, during which we have witnessed violent methods used by the regime to try and repress freedom and democracy. This has resulted in over 300 dead protestors, mostly from gunshot wounds. Many more have been injured and detained.
The New Zealand National Government condones murder, torture and injustice by not speaking out against these atrocities. I’m completely ashamed of Mr McGuppy and Shonkey Honkey for their support of Mubarak’s regime of murder and torture.
Sell me brains! Me want them. I needs them. They taste good. Like big brains here, not down drivel drain. Monkey brains the best but donkey brains will do for now, don’t taste good though. Get more better brains at end of year. Yum!
His support of the murderous totalitarian regime in Egypt suddenly makes Key look a little less benign. It shows that democracy is merely incidental to him, and not fundamental. Once you start to pick and choose which countries are “deserving” of freedom and democracy, because it doesn’t suit you, you’re heading down a very slippery slope.
i.e. What if Key and his cronies decide that they don’t want New Zealand to have democracy?
Monkey brains hard to catch sometimes, pony brains easy but taste no good. Yuck! Road kill not taste so good either. Still looking for good brains. Best brains overseas… Tasty front lobes all gone here. Can’t find any. Been looking and looking and so hungry but none. All gone down drivel drain. Oh the hunger pain! Looking at the lame donkey again. You hiding brain, can I have it? Me so hungry for some brain. Brain killed by a bullet, yum!
The average Kiwi does not give a shit what Key thinks or says about the situation in Egypt, the only ones making a big noise about it are the left in NZ such is their desperation to find a way of dragging Key down.
Lame donkey drag himself down. Yummy overseas brains think donkey brain taste yucky too. Donkey not know how to talk, donkey only think of horses arse! Together they make a Honkey! Donkey brain gone down drivel drain… Nobody aboard the pony express! No more gravy train. We play pin the tale on the donkey again… Yay!
i remember the first time i flew into christchurch, i asked the sky waitress (who should have been replaced by a vending machine years ago) where the cbd was. she pointed and i actually lol’d. its like a slighty bigger henderson.
but yeah, christchurch and the subsidy sucking, bleating farmers are the backbone of the economy lol
At the risk of prolonging the brain stuff, it could only be described as mindless. Either that or someone has hatched a brilliant scheme to drive the thinking people away by serving up a surfeit of drivel.
This blog must be a bigger threat to the left than I gave it credit for.
I don’t get that Todd guy. Is it some injoke or is he just a gimp?
The Auckland bashing is typical of redneck backwater mentality so prevelent in NZ. Its 2010 not 1960. I think the whole rivalry between town and country has long gone past its used by date. If anything the rest of NZ should be trying to emulate, what ever AK is doing right in an effort to become more cosmoplitant and actualy attract some people to work and live in places around the country, injecting some modernity and progress into the murky backwaters, instead of having all immigration and consiquently all innovation and progress concentrating in just one city.
The reason so many people do not like Aucklanders is because we are so much better at everything that matters, as Dime says, we never give them a second thought, to most of us they are the embarrassing country hicks that remind us how much we have advanced ahead of the rest of the country.
What does a Spud, Greenfly and Gimp have in common? They’re all lame donkey insults. My name is Todd. Think of me as your Antichrist mortals! What is an immigrant named david without a dime to do… Grow some bigger better brains for me, if you can.
Number of people who use English language internet sites: Approx 1,000,000,000
Number who choose to write your way: Exactly 1
Number of people who choose to read your writing: Near enough to zero to be statistically insignificant.
Your blog gets about two comments per month. Out of interest phool, have any of your commentors every thought “wow this layout is fantastic! I must use it myself!”? Why don’t you go and have a check now of your entire five years worth of user comments and see who’s been impressed enough with your style to take it up themselves? Shouldn’t take too long, can’t be many more than 100. Let us know how well your great advance in text layout is spreading and winning over the masses.
“..each sentence deserves its’ own line…”
Phool, my niece used to read books like that when she was three. Short sentences each on their own line with plenty of space between lines. Generally about puppies, kittens and fairies. If I got her a book with text laid out like that now, she’d be offended. She’s five.
Itelligent readers and writers are capable of organising their thoughts into units larger than a sentence. I know this is a difficult concept for your THC soaked brain to grasp, but most people can read several sentences in a row and hold the thread of logic in their short term memory until they reach the end of the paragraph. They do not need to be spoonfed in soundbites designed for a stoner’s goldfish memory.
Having eaten any brains that did not taste of donkey doo, Todd looks for greener pastures of the cerebral cortex where synaptic responses are not limited to a drunken blue delirium of right wing denialism. Adios amigos!
What has happened to Kiwiblog? There used to be interesting debates and I actually learned different points of view and facts and details that weren’t apparent from the MSM. Now it seems there’s resident trolls polluting the pages, new trolls posting retarded vomit, and regulars arguing about whether AK is shit hot or just shit.
Meanwhile two right/centre-right blogs disappeared, one possibly due to leftard machinations, and we’re officially in election campaign time. Between now and November there’s going to be a lot of weasel words spouted from the left, many of them will land here (note the influx of brain dead trolls already) and the best right/centre-right commenters seem to have left KB for forums where rational adults outnumber the retards.
bruv – i like rodney. to be honest, i couldnt give a shit that he flew his chick to the UK. i do worry that he is a bit nice nowadays.
i do think ACT! should hold itself to a higher standard than other parties. I think they need a new leader, with rodney staying on. they need to sort out their selection process of the last few years too. remember when they had stars like stephen franks?
Gee Phool..this adds weight to your theory smokin da weed does you no harm…
“A schizophrenic 40-year-old man has been jailed for a “barbaric” sexual attack he referred to as “make-up sex”.
Dwight De Young was sentenced in the High Court at Rotorua this week to seven years nine months imprisonment, after earlier admitting two charges of sexual violation by unlawful sexual connection and rape and one count of injuring with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
De Young sodomised a woman, before repeatedly sexually violating and beating her at his Taupo home in January 2009.
He said De Young became addicted to cannabis at 13 and first came to the attention of mental health services about 10 years ago. He suffered from schizophrenia and psychosis which caused him to hallucinate, hear voices and experience delusions.”
Retarded vomit got no brains. Brain dead trolls have no brains either. No good eating there. Not going to survive on lame donkey brain for long… Need some better big brains to eat right now! Anybody on kiwiblog got brains, anybody at all? The silence is deafening.
GDP is not a very good indicator of an effectively performing economy. Its basically a measure of how much money changes hands. Even when that money is spent on non productive things, as it is when the government takes huge taxes, and then redistributes that to a huge class of people who have to spend every dollar of that money. So you get a lot of money changing hands, and therefore a high GDP, but no real measure of the quality of the economy.
Roger wilco! Phil stop u been trying to eat kiwiblog brains for ages with nearly 10 thousand posts, full stop! A lack of brains around here has turned you vegan, full stop. Bad brain not taste so good huh, full stop. Put that dime away full stop dot… You can’t even buy a synapse let alone a brain for a dime……………. This is a MAF bio-security warning; Nobody eat their brains, their full of poisonous yucky bad slop and definitely don’t go near the lame donkey! It’s been lying there rotting for ages. Full stop dot dot dot
“and as for schitzophrenics smoking pot…and i wd say that should you tend to “hallucinate, hear voices and experience delusions.”….then i wd say it was a good idea to stay away from the ‘erb…eh..?
Phool, as has been explained to you before, the science has shown that weed can *bring on* schizophrenia ( note correct spelling )in young people . They don’t have the symptoms until they smoke the dope and then it’s too late. What do you suggest phool, everyone “suck it and see” and the 4% that get a lifelong mental illness as a result are just an unfortunate side effect that no one needs to worry about? Not on your conscience as long as you get to spark up a doob? I’m all right jack. Applied for any jobs in the tobacco industry lately?
“(can we file that under ‘bleeding obvious’..?..)”
Phool do you know a lot of schizophrenics that live their lives following the “bleeding obvious”? With robust common sense, a firm grasp on reality, thoughtfully taking care of their wellbeing and applying their willpower to stop doing something that is doing them harm? Come to think of it, know any weed addicts like that either? Come to think of it, know many teenagers like that?
Had too much port with your brain? Blogging while drinking not so good for growing brains. Alcohol makes brain small. Me not like small sloppy brains. Drink tea instead. Grows brains. Me want big smart brains, not little stinky drunk brains. Not even worth catching monkey for such small yucky tasting brain. Maybe leave monkey in the forest with the lame rotting donkey. Monkeys can ride donkeys back and pick its nits off. Me only like good brains, not nits.
“The United States has become whipping post for the rest of the world — the world is treating us without respect.”
“The United States is becoming the laughing stock of the world. Whether we like it or don’t like it, that’s what’s happening.
I deal with people from China, I deal with people from Mexico. They cannot believe what they’re getting away with.”
Driving while drunk on port is not a good idea… Same as sailing while intoxicated on moron juice! Don’t drown yourself drunk sailing monkey, there’s lots of sharks that would like to eat your little brain, even if I won’t go near it. Yuck!
Just earnt a bonus from National for heightening Shonkey Honkey the lame arse Donkey’s profile on kiwiblog. Yay!
The deal between Key and the racists is almost complete and Labour-lite will ensure it becomes tha law of the land.
After more than 4500 written and oral submissions – most of them opposed to the Bill – the Select Committee recommended the Bill pass without amendment. The only changes, it seems, will come from the Attorney-General in order to ‘guarantee’ free access and require any agreement to be ratified by Parliament.
Both these changes were forced upon the Government by ACT – and a great deal of public pressure. It is however too early to celebrate yet as no one has seen the precise wording of these amendments.
Last March John Key pledged to retain the 2004 Foreshore and Seabed Act unless there was widespread support for its replacement. Political pressure from the Māori Party has seen the Prime Minister break this promise, and the Bill looks set to pass despite universal condemnation.
Auckland is a soulless scale model of Sydney, complete with staggeringly original attractions like…a tower! It’s a lot shorter than theirs at the deck, but it’s got a bigger aerial on top and that’s just as good!
phool “(and bring our fucken museum with you..eh..?”
What’s the point of a museum in Auckland, everything in it would be soooooo last century and completely out of fashion …
Agreed on that, worst of the worst, but the price to pay for an open forum is some things won’t be to everyone’s liking. I’d rather negotiate stuff I don’t sometimes like than only participate in a mutual backslapping club.
Meeeee! I know… Form a posse and hunt them down, you can be completely off your tits to do that. Call yourselves the bluegreen avengers and dress in spandex… The vigilantly bluegreen avengers squad of hicks heads out of Inbredonia on their lame arsed donkey’s… I can picture it now:
“We gonna get sum o do’s leftards tonight Cletis” yells a straggling kow known as mamma cousing, only one IQ away from being able to tie her own shoelaces, “I feels a good lynchin comin on, yeaha!” screams pudding in pie while playing his old banjo. # Dung dala dung dung dung all in b flat.
A few green flies buzz around and fly through the space between their ears. Progress is slow on a half dead lame arsed donkey but the inhabitants of inbredonia keep up their spirits in more than one way, glug glug glug! “Mumma cousin gonna be cookin tonite daddy cousin” chowdown says, I luv mumma cousins stew pa cousin, specially when its got them brains in it. Yeaha!
Phool “..that since the ’50′s there has been a decline in cases of schizophrenia….
..during a period of an explosion in cannabis use…in those cultures…where those schizophrenia case-numbers have declined…”
As you well know, schizophrenia stats were higher in the 50s due to imprecise diagnosis lumping all kinds of cases together under schizophrenia, many of which today would be classed as other illnesses ( or even not an illness at all). Likewise weed stats were under-reported in the fifties because very few would admit to it. If the only case you can make is to compare good statistics with bad statistics and find a difference, then you have no case. Lets talk about current stats. Such as the study that was in the news the other day finding the link between the weed and schizophrenia, which was based on the last 20 years of data. Not shonky numbers from 1950. Have you analysed the paper and found a flaw with the methodology? Do let us know your findings…
“Auckland Mayor Len Brown has backed down over the $3.4 million budget for the Maori Statutory Board and is sending it to the full council for a likely cutback on Monday.
Nine councillors yesterday signed a letter to Mr Brown and council chief executive Doug McKay saying they were “extremely disappointed” at the process that led to a funding agreement with the Maori board being rushed through Tuesday’s finance committee meeting under urgency.”
“They said it was “completely unacceptable” to have a report on a funding agreement for the board dropped on them without notice, and demanded answers to the “underhand process.”
Phool, a link to a search for every occurence of “cannabis” and “marijuana” on your unreadable blog is not an argument. The fact that you think it is, is an indication of your drug addled, nutrient-starved brain’s inability to follow a logical argument and respond specifically to the thing under discussion. Now are you ready to tell us what’s wrong with the methodology of that study yet? Unfortunately for you there’s a fair chance it has paragraphs in it so you’ll have to work extra hard to keep your stoned attention on the sentences.
Phool, you’re a monster. You simply don’t care that a proportion of young people who try weed are going to end up with a serious mental illness. You just flatly ignore the scientific evidence and refuse to admit that there could be any nasty consequences to your precious weed, because you depend on it so heavily to dull the crushing sense of failure and worthlessness hanging over your life. So you are a brain-change denialist, and who gives a fuck about the ruined lives.
We in Auckland pretty much reckon the Super City was created so that Auckland could soak up the rates from other local regions/councils, so that they have a fund to draw on for the leaky homes disaster and other such things. They’ve really just created a big sponge to sop up money.
I see red as well when I eat brains… messy but good! Crunch! Ouch! Metal plate in his brain not good. Me want clean big juicy brains, not deformed small putrid brains that have had surgery. They is yucky!
Nothing left in stomach… Just blue projectile vomit everywhere. Me needs more brains co’s so hungry now. Nothing to eat around here. Lame donkey got no brains. Monkey’s all hiding and eating nits. Me so sad!
Kicks kowchows half eaten brain. Police state attempts a return, misses and slips on brain. That not good to eat now. Got mud all over it. Me not happy and you broke your arse. Last bit of blue brains all bad and gone. Me be starving again. I’m not your misses police state, don’t want to know about your bedroom TC antics. Just get some brains FFS!
I know it’s early (hey, don’t blame me, the Norwegians gave Ebola the Nobel Peace Prize after only nine days in office) but I hearby award President Hosni Mubarak with the title of “Troll of the Year 2011.” I mean, seriously. Just what the fuck is going on over there? It’s like a Benny Hill sketch.
Thats a whole lot of effort you have put into ‘brains’ by a moron like you that obviously has no
brains, why is that ?
i’m sure your huge brain ( in your own mind) can come up with some reason.
Thunderbirds are go.
F A B Scott.
Here is an incredible fact, if it is a fact, Mark Steyn stated that 9 out of 10 women
in Egypt have suffered genital mutillation. Right or wrong?
If true that must show how we can never truely understand muslim culture and why
we need it like a hole in the head in New Zealand.
U be vegetable? Me be carnivorous… Eat brains. Sweden’s got brains, but me not there. Me here in brain drain.
Chop and channel that Hollywood mantel. Splice and dice it with a little doggy is nice. Mint source of course with mince and figs from out of your wigs. Ah! Now we are cooking. Might have enough brains for an entree, but can’t find captain Scarlet and the Mysterons brains. No where to be found. F A B say meow! Feline advisory bureau told me not to eat cat brain. Me be good eh!
After years of research, scientists have discovered what makes women
> happy. Nothing.
> A lad comes home from school and excitedly tells his dad that he had a
> part in the school play and he was playing a man who had been married for
> 25 years. The dad says, “Never mind son, maybe next year you’ll get a
> speaking part.”
> Just had my water bill of £175 drop on my mat. That’s a lot. Oxfam can
> supply a whole African village for just £2 a month: time to change
> supplier I think.
> 2 women called at my door and asked what bread I ate, when I said white
> they gave me a lecture on the benefits of brown bread for 30 minutes.. I
> think they were Hovis Witnesses.
A good brain make me happy. You got good brain Victim 2? Me wants it to eat. Yum! Don’t be drunky monkey brain though, Me only likes them fresh and pure. Not stagnant, rotten and oozing blue puss after premature burial. You under the ground ??????????
Ah! hunting for brains… them’s were the good old days. Brains were fresh and firm. Not old and wrinkled like Jenny Shipley’s brain. It be all stagnant and bloated now. Yuck! Wouldn’t roger that with a barge poll let alone eat it. Make me sick or even die. Still not feeling so good from lame donkey’s brain. Not full either. Anybody got a brain, or even part of one?
Can’t imagine without a brain. Ate little big boys brain ages ago… Can’t think without brain, can’t walk or talk or scratch his own arse. His brain in my tum tum. He can have it back in a little while, but at the moment me needs it, and more. Much much more. Give me brains I scream!
The problem is gone to be replaced by whom? Imagine if the fundamentalist Musmim Brotherhood takes power?
I believe the Egyptian army will stop them, although the violent fanatics have infiltrated every part of society.
Time will tell. We line in interesting times, indeed.
Yes good point. However Im just happy the people have spoken and the prick has resigned. Arrogant bastard thinking he could stick around. Wouldnt it be nice to see the same amount of sheeple protesting in the streets of NZ over our current arrogant bunch of dictators.
Wouldnt it be nice to see the same amount of sheeple protesting in the streets of NZ over our current arrogant bunch of dictators.
That is inconceivable, almost impossible.
The populace in NZ are hooked on welfare, on benefits. Our nation is inhabitated by millions indoctrinated in socialism, full adherents of the entitlement mentality. Even the middle classes are now partaking of benefits, let alone the lower strata of society.
Only when the money for redistribution runs out, there is a small possibility you could street riots.
“Auckland Mayor Len Brown and Local Government Minister Rodney Hide are playing a blame game over the Maori Statutory Board and its proposed budget of $3.4 million.
A public furore over a funding agreement for the unelected board has forced a backdown from Mr Brown, who is sending it to the full council for a likely cut on Monday.
It was rushed through the finance committee as an extraordinary item of business last Tuesday.
Mr Hide, who set up the board as part of the Super City reforms under his name, has written to Mr Brown to clear up any confusion after noting the mayor had described the legislation as “loose”.
In his letter, Mr Hide continued to distance himself from the cost of funding the board and his opposition to it, saying the Cabinet, a parliamentary select committee and Parliament itself had agreed to it.
He had threatened to resign if Maori were given seats on the Auckland Council and said the board had been politically forced on him”
If you can’t figure it out LUC then it tells us everything about you that we need to know.
Go away and take the brain eating cannibal with you.
That was outlawed in NZ by decent people about 150 years ago.
Still no accounting for some who would rather we were back in the 1800’s.
We wonder why Govt. is inefficient. Here is just the best example of how it hands out money with no checks and balances nor accountability.
Smith and lots of others have and will get all self righteous about what thiss fellow did but actually we should be putting Smith regime on the line for lack of accountability. But then Smith has been a disaster in all his Govt. jobs, what with destroying the fabric of voluntary organizations that the community itself developed. A right little communist. Bennet should ask for his resignation. But she won’t cause she doesn’t even know about things like that.
Around the world on the dole
Last updated 05:00 12/02/2011
GOVERNMENT FUNDED: Peter Freedom in front of the Pyramids of Giza.
A Kiwi beneficiary has traveled the world funded by the dole, spending nearly two years seeing the sights of Europe, Asia and Africa without his unemployment benefit being cut off.
In an international escapade that has left Social Development Minister Paula Bennett and Work and Income fuming, Peter Freedom, 34, has admitted seeing the world at taxpayer expense.
Mr Freedom left New Zealand for Australia on April 11, 2009, expecting his benefit would be cut off two weeks later. “I was just amazed when it didn’t,” he said from Dubai.
PMs look into high roaming charges
Last updated 05:00 12/02/2011
Australia and New Zealand could act together to clamp down on exorbitant trans-Tasman mobile roaming rates.
New Zealand Communications Minister Steven Joyce has confirmed the issue is on the agenda for discussions between Prime Minister John Key and his Australian counterpart, Julia Gillard, in New Zealand next week.
Is there nothing more important, cause if there isn’t then Key and Gillard both have major issues that they are failing to lead on and we could ably compile a list of need to do’s rather than want to interfere’s on behalf of the complainers about private enterprise.
Viking2: if you think Todd was being literal, it says a lot about you.
pentwig: so predictable.
For normal people who visit but don’t post:
gnoranti in Kiwiblog, people like Manolo, bereal (anyone who believes anything from Mark Steyn is a screw missing, surely) will, hopefully, admit the error of their ways sooner rather than later with regard to wanting to keep Egyptians under the thumb of a ruthless, corrupt dictator who was propped up by the US for all his reign.
Assuming (a big assumption) the army does what it says it will do (and I now believe it is most likely that it will):
First point: the Muslim Brotherhood has never espoused violence, in fact, quite the opposite. That is not to say all members have adhered to that precept but, nevertheless, it’s a fact.
Second point: It’s very unlikely that Muslim Brotherhood would win an election, but highly likely to be a serious.
Third point: this is a revolution of the masses. There is no ideology other than freedom from tyranny. And jobs.
Fourth point: it’s their country now. Let’s welcome them with open arms.
Mr English said the Government was concerned about continuing high rates of unemployment, particularly among those aged 16 to 25. More than a quarter of jobseekers aged 15 to 19, and 11 per cent of those aged 20 to 24, were out of work in the last quarter of last year.
I call bullshit on that Bill.
If you were concerned at all you would have reinstated youth rates when you were elected or at the time the Roger Douglas
Bill went to the house. You are on record as voting against the one significant option that would have made the difference.
To run round now when the issue has gone out of control and mutter soothing sounds is disingenuous to say the least.
Instead of subsidies and noise why don’t you go to first principles and restore young people rights to negotiate their wages so they can earn a living rather than automatically paying them $160 a week to stay at home or more to subsidize them to prop up the education system.
It is fantastic Mubarak has finally seen the light and stepped down (or was pushed – more likely). Now we have to watch if the Egyptian army can manage a successful transition. Democracy is too far a leap I think, but a more benevolent leadership might be achievable as long as militant Islamists (like the Muslim Brotherhood) can’t get a dominant hold. It is euphoric today, but this is only a beginning… and the political lessons in Iran, Iraq, Zimbabwae and South Africa don’t bode well.
The current situation in Egypt is an important opportunity for the US to strengthen its relationship there, militarily and politically as Egyptians look to establish some sort of EG democracy and stability. The EG military is supportive of the US and is US-trained. EG sits on the border between East & West and the secular/Islamic interface culturally and politically. US allies (like Saudi Arabia and Jordan) will be looking for this from the US. However, open elections create space for dark forces to use democracy as an opening (like the National Socialists in Germany in the 1930s who were ‘democratically elected’).
My prediction is we will see de-stablising influences grow (like car bombings in EG) as Sharia Islamists seek to destabilise EG. Either EG will then fall into a protracted era of factional chaos OR the military will crack down and become a tighter military junta from which will emerge a new EG politics.
Big Bruv, while I wish for peace to prevail everywhere, I do hope the new Egypt will put more importance on Arabs than relations with the US and, in particular, put a bit of backbone into its dealings with Israel. And ends the siege of Gaza.
Just what problem do you have with the international consensus of the two-state solution, and the peace plan proposed by the Arab League about 8 years ago? Full normalisation with Israel. Peace guaranteed. Israel still looks the other way.