Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Question for today: Anything more important?

So we’ve had the debate about Labour’s spreadsheets and how many times Phil Goff features on their billboards, and about John Key’s cats and who once hit him back in Primary School.

So the question for today is this: Do you think we might at some stage in the next seventeen days hear your masters talking about anything more fundamental? At all?  Or is this it.


  1. Do you think you can count journalists in New Zealand on the fingers on one hand, and some left over?

    There is so much potential to delve into the backgrounds of the likes of Annette Sykes (Libya anyone?), to more deeply investigate the Greens giving how well they are polling, to even ask candidates what they think the difference is between the budget deficit and public debt.

    Unfortunately, journalism is almost dead as a profession in New Zealand, being mostly populated by celebrity chasing, hedonistic, vain scandal trawlers, who don't even have a half decent Arts degree between them.

  2. This is it.

    I mean, you really can't blame John Key that there is a global recession. Please, don't be nasty to him and ask what people in Australia or Singapore or China notice from this global recession.

    And record numbers to Australia? Not John's fault.

    He really can't help it.

    And don't turn that around please. We all like him.

  3. I thought a journalist was someone that prints press releases.

  4. America's politicians make yours seem deep.

  5. @libertyscott The problem I often have with delving into people's backgrounds is that it is often not relevant to who people currently are, what they currently do, etc.

    How many of we classical liberal types used to be lefties? I know I did. I'd hate to be judged on what I used to believe at, say, 21.

    Other than that minor point, I agree entirely! :)

  6. Well there's two words I'd like to see at least one politician use, per my letter to the editor of yesterday addressing a letter from Right for Life's Ken Orr:

    The only thing I have to say to Right to Life spokesbully Ken Orr, is I want the right to my life back please. It is no business of his how I choose to live or die. New Zealand has become a nation of sanctimonious busy body bullies; Mr Orr's arrogant assumption he can decide whether I die with dignity, or am forced to linger on against my wishes, is a sad reflection of the fact that in all the political debates I've seen for this year's election, I've not heard the words freedom or liberty leave the mouth of one politician.

    Plus, I want to see at least one politician ask of the two women paraded on TV over last two nights, mother of five on TV1 and mother of eight on TV3, why have you had so many children without a private sector wage or salary coming into your house. We certainly won't see any such querying from the Left.

    With the lolly scramble announced by Labour yesterday, welfare takes centre stage in this election, particularly because it pulls into it every other area of politick from tax law to government spending levels.


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