Hate certainlly gets around.
I'd welcome any journo drilling in to why Ryall has fought this so hard and so long.
There is something lurking deep at the seat of all this evil.
Pretty much hitting the nail on the head - IMO
Whoope-de-do. The new convention centre will be bland dreary shite, supported by the casino monopoly granted to Skycity.
As long as no political party is talking about stripping the monopoly from Skycity, it is all political BS.
The problem, IMHO only occurs, if the name calling takes place instead of advancing an opinion, position or argument - then it is purely a personal attack and unreasonable.
I find the -
ARE MUCH MORE FUCKING CULPABLE
closes things off as a measure of culpability and is unwarranted - however - if someone chooses to present their position while, also looking to belittle someone then that says to me more about them than any opinion, position or argument they wish to advance.
Where someone gives one a serve it is up to one to chose to respond - and where the response is measured - I don't have a problem with it – it is human.
The above "exchange" is mild order on the scale of namecalling - it is not as if they called each other "fuckwits".
There are so many things that Auckland needs more than this - odds on the Con Centre will be completed well before the Christchurch rebuild seriously makes in roads - is it the third winter out of sorts and with out a settlement or certainty for many people - a matter of priority?
The Sky City Deal - Helping Corporates help themselves whilst bearing "their" buttocks at democracy.
There are a lot of things that a government can do in the pursuit of economic growth, jobs and the well being of the nation - in the long run this "deal" is not one of those things.
The union movement did not flounder through the 80s, they worked very hard to achieve the election of the 4th Labour government. And then they supported it.
I feel it is more correct to say that Unions affiliated to the Council of Trade Unions - one of he funding arms of the Labour Party - worked hard to elect the villains that were the treacherous 4th Labour Government.
Tidal wave of guff.
Thatcher - where the Nats and Key get the bullocks on creating an Arsepirational Society.
The conduct of the House - is telling in omparison to the conduct in NZ's parliment.
An unusual event in itself, that legislation lifts rather than creates a burden; the passing of the bill makes life easier for people. Yay.