Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Bad English

Cactus Kate shows why she’s knocked me off third spot again in the September blog rankings.

    “…there is nothing sinister in so arranging affairs as to keep taxes as low as possible.” - Honorable Learned Hand, U.S. Appeals Court Judge.
    “Bill English HAS to go. There are no two ways about it.
    “The more I think about his comments about tax and trusts the more I am convinced that Bill English is the National Party's largest liability. . .
    “The Labour Party can complain all they like about TVNZ apparently running advertising for Bill English, but the best advertisement for the Labour Party currently IS Bill English. . .  They should encourage him to be in front of the public more often. . .”

    “Bill English fails politics largest test. He is a hypocrite. He wants you all to pay your taxes like good little blue smurfs so he can blow your money by borrowing $40 billion more of it to fund his spending plans. Because Bill English knows how to spend your money better than you. Yet he uses systems himself and for his family that he now calls a ‘rort’."

There is no trust in English. “Bill English has absolutely no right to talk about Trusts with any authority ever again.” She got that right. In fact, exclude the words “about Trusts,” and she still got that right.

14 comments:

  1. Yes, but honestly who is surprised? The man who almost single handedly ensured National has its worst EVER election result in 2002, performing so unconvincingly, when Labour had mountains of mistakes to milk, that more than a few Nat supporters preferred Peter Dunne.

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  2. "This user has elected to delete their account and the content is no longer available."

    That's what came up when I clicked Cactus Kate.

    But, yeah she sounds good. Don't read her at all (yet?).

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  3. Because the link is to Gotcha.

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  4. Oops. Posted the link from her short-lived 'marriage' to Whale. Fixed now: it points to her bachelorette pad.

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  5. Come on PC. Stop shooting fish in a barrel. We all know English is an idiot. But he is a side show to the glorious main event. John Key. That man is the walking embodiment of Jesus Christ. Clearly a fact you are trying to evade by concentrating on English. Imagine if he wasn't in charge, we could be running deficiets in excess of the poultry 250 000 000 a week.

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  6. We are losing 250 million chickens a week? Gadzooks, man! It will be hoomans next, or, Galt help us, money. Last one turn the lights off.

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  7. Sebastian
    I think you will find the word is paltry, instead of poultry.

    Ha ha Shane, I typed this out, then scrolled down to read your answer!

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  8. I wouldn't normally be such a grammatical pedant - but the title of the blogpost is.....

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  9. To be fair Shane, it wasn't a grammar issue, but a spelling one. Grammatically it is impossible to draw the meaning you did from that sentence. If your going to be a pedant, at least be accurate.

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  10. Shane
    Re title of post, my thoughts exactly. Kind of fitting with title.

    I hope that my correction did not come across as arrogant, it was not meant to be, just a gentle correction...

    Sean
    If *you're* going to be a pedant, please look at your/you're.

    On that note, I am not one to talk, my spelling and or grammar is not perfect either, but I do wish it to be, and do like a gentle correction myself.

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  11. Shane
    Re title of post, my thoughts exactly. Kind of fitting with title.

    I hope that my correction did not come across as arrogant, it was not meant to be, just a gentle correction...

    Sean
    If *you're* going to be a pedant, please look at your/you're.

    On that note, I am not one to talk, my spelling and or grammar is not perfect either, but I do wish it to be, and do like a gentle correction myself.

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  12. El,

    I'm sorry that you can not spot irony, even when delivered with all the subtly of a speeding truck.

    Oh, and maybe delete that double post, there is a good chap.

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  13. Sean
    Whatever.

    Having not met you, it is kind of hard to tell if you are being 'ironic' in written form. I don't profess to be a mind-reader.

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  14. If you did profess to be a mind-reader I would think you a fool.

    Happily that is not the case.

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