Friday, October 28, 2011

The Friday Forum - 28 October 2011

It's Friday again, and another weekend beckons. It's also just four weeks and one day until New Zealand goes to the polls.

So feel free to talk politics today, if the mood takes you. If you'd rather talk about something else, that's all good too!

The floor is yours; all we ask is that you treat one another with a modicum of decency...

18 comments:

robertguyton said...

Hogan's Ghost!

Inv2 speaks from afar (and leaves his blog unattended!)

Praise the Lord!

robertguyton said...

John Keys!

Campbell said...

Nationals response to a serious and competent retirement and savings plan? Lower the wages of the youth. A halfway house. Bold? No. So now employers can and will keep hiring and firing youth to pay staff less. I'm an employer and I know I will!

I'm also a committed brethren and I can't stand the ways of the world. Except for money, that is.

campbell

fredinthegrass said...

Rg is a tad jealous of Turei getting up close and personal with his hero - Richie MCaw - oh dear!

pdm said...

Campbell - if that is your attitude as an employer then sooner or later no one will want to work for you - good job I say.

Reintroduction of youth rates is an excellent move and will give young people a chance to learn the work ethic once again.

Suz said...

Fred..I'm told on good authority the name is now Richie McAwesome..apparently he's a foot-baller?

gravedodger said...

@ Campbell, the loony tunes silent T and co were promulgating yesterday will have a far more depressing effect on wages than Nationals initiative to restore opportunities for youth to join the workforce.
If legislating for higher wages could be made to work the real minimum wage could be what a fresh out of lawschool grad gets now. What part of some work just aint worth $15 bucks an hour passes you by.

Oh btw @ Suz, it's 'Rugger' in UK and 'Rugby' in NZ.

James Stephenson said...

@Gd - nobody at my club ever used the word "Rugger".

Tinman said...

GD, where I grew up it was Footie.

Suz said...

And I was just taking the piss ;)

Ciaron said...

What is reall quite amusing is the bitterness of some of whom are convinced Sir Stephen missed that penalty....

http://forum.planet-rugby.com/index.php?t=msg&goto=7214310&#msg_7214310

jabba said...

Ciaron .. my ist impression was that it missed BUT if you watch Beaver, he turned away as soon as he looked up .. Beaverville still celebrating .. he will be here tonight

Ciaron said...

Jabba,
Make sure you give him a "bloody well done mate" from me. :)

Peter said...

Interesting from the resigning head of St Paul's, who opines:

Several hundred protesters have been camped outside the building since Oct. 15. When police tried to move them the next day, Fraser said the demonstrators were welcome to stay and asked police officers to move instead.

He later issued a statement stressing that "the Christian gospel is profoundly committed to the needs of the poor and the dispossessed. Financial justice is a gospel imperative."

What opine you on part deux, interesting times indeed it will be interesting to see how others opine in part deux redux!

jabba said...

I hear John Key caused another ship to run aground near Tauranga .. time to replace him with Norman/Turei as joint (mmm, interesting phrase for the Greens) PM's. First job will be to ban coastal shipping I guess

Mark said...

Re the Party Political Braodcasts:

From twitter: Interview-dodging Prime Minister answers fake questions at fake public meeting. With fake applause.


Have to agree. Labour absolutely slammed National in terms of policy, production and personalities. Key looks and sounds unwell. Any info on if he is running at 100%?

Tighty-Righty said...

This also being tweeted all over the shop.

"Gee Prime Minister, why didn't you tell us you like answering questions? We could have had you on Morning Report for the past three years."

I've got a feeling we were firmly trounced by Labour.
Anyone else see it?

nasir said...

Very strange situation here.
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