Tze Ming Mok, A day ago
I was surprised to be deprived even of the schadenfreude of National being forced to deal with Winston.
I feel your pain - it is my regret that we don't see Key attempt to swallow that rat whole, alive and kicking.
Winston moderating the Nats was the best outcome "we" could expect.
I feel it was the capital gains tax - "The Majority" don't want it and the opposition Lab/Green are married to it - I don't think KDC is the reason for Labour's or the left's woes.
Key is as bent and viscous as they come - the word "Dirty" fits - "The Majority" will no doubt be uncomfortable with the result.
The left message seemed to be "Equality through Taxation" and the Nat message was "That won't work" - which the Majority considered to be true.
I hope they raid the National Pary HQ with full swat teams to bring the dangerous criminals to justice - Too funny for words really - A new definition of "stoopid".
“These kids already get pot – the question is whether making them outlaws helps or harms them.
I would certainly agree with him that supplying cannabis to people under 18 should be an offence.”
Engaged some casual “site” labour for three weeks – as things progressed it turned out he, 17 years, is a stoner – has been taken into custody 12 times – none of these where drug offences and where largely disorder, driving offences, and thieving – before he was 16 is proud of that and that none of this shows in his record as he was a juvie at the time – the thefts were to get stuff to sell to get money for drugs – Dude also boasted to us that he has over $7,000 in unpaid fines – took a day off to appear in court about the fines Judge told him to arrange to clear it by arranging community service and he told the judge – "I'll see what I can do."
Stoner Kid wanted me to give him a letter to the bank saying he is employed at so much a week so he can increase his overdraft and buy a car – his last car was crushed – he does not and has never held a drivers licence.
He does not want me to declare his earnings as he is on a job seekers benefit – however – I will file them. Told me his Dad was on his back to get his wages so they could score some drugs.
For Stoner Kid being 17 years old and having some extra cash is likely the life high water mark – can’t imagine it is anywhere but down for him and anyone he gets involved with. The thing that impressed me the most was his sense of entitlement and really high self esteem – he overreached and started telling us what to do in week three – anyone he got in car with he criticized the driving – he is a classic stoner.
Can’t see whether cannabis was legal or illegal would make any difference for this type of stoner kid – whose first drug supplier would have been his parents.
Um "Gord" - may have been a bit hasty - mucosal damage produced by the abnormal reflux of gastric contents into the oesophagus - sounds about right.
Score the Temuka Twins.
It would be a thing if Key, in abscence of an effective opposition, defeated himself.
Considering rowing - he has caught a crab - the "revelations" would make him King Crab.
There is no defence to Collins behaviour - the most troubling outcome is not that Key won't sack Collins - should National be re-elected against the background of all of this - that is the most disturbing outcome.
There is no morality in Politics – all that really matters now is the outcome of the election – Key’s position has changed from denial to one of, “So What” – he is taking a punt on getting away with “IT”.
That is where the game is now.
A better Master of Muppets clip: