Friday, November 4, 2011

The Friday Forum - 4 November 2011

It's Friday again, and we're into the penultimate month of 2011; scary stuff! It's been a busy week for us; catching up after a few days away.

Whilst attention is mainly focused on the election, there's still other things happening out there. The Rena is still in one piece, despite the MSM waiting breathlessly for it to break up, the world financial markets are still very nervous about Greece, and of course, it's Guy Fawkes night tomorrow.

So here's the place where you can have your say on any of the above, or anything else that's pushing buttons with you today. This is your place on the internet to sound off, vent or just have a good, old-fashioned moan. All that we ask is that you respect one another's opinions, and keep the personal stuff out of it.

That's all from us; the floor is yours...

12 comments:

Quintin Hogg said...

How times change. as a youth in Dunedin I looked forward to November 5 with great anticipation as I loved the thrill of exploding tom thumbs and double happy's. sky rockets were big on the must have list too.

Now as an adult at the other end of the country I can't wait for the 5th to pass so that the noise will subside.

I was out delivering pamhlets the other night and our area sounded like a war zone with feral youth wandering around chucking fireworks hither and yon.

Sheena P said...

From press conference, unless these are lies (like John Key's efforts) this sounds good to me. I'm a swinging voter...
What say you?

"But from 2017/2018 we will be paying back the debt faster than a National Government would because of the ongoing asset returns and the increasing revenue of our fairer tax package", he said.

Finance spokesman David Cunliffe said the fiscal strategy "is an integral part of a broader economic plan that will address the underlying structural problems facing the New Zealand economy: high private debt, low savings, over investment in property and an aging population."

Moist von Lipwig said...

"What say you?"

My response would be,
"Say Hi to Santa for me Sheena"

Ross p said...

This post on The Dim-Post by danylmc is probably one of the most pertinent to date by any commentator:

"It really doesn’t matter if Labour’s books balance or not. When you’re opposition leader, an election campaign is a job interview to be Prime Minister, and the public are judging you on how you’ll perform under pressure, how you’ll represent when speaking for the nation, or negotiating with other national, political or business interests. If you’re not up to the job then the public doesn’t want you, no matter how well your staff follow up on your behalf."

Susie Q said...

So Goff is lying like John Key is?
I think Sheena stitched you up there sopping-labia-hair
Hi Satan!

Inventory2 said...

Cheers for the Ross; I also notice that Labour's figures DON'T include the $6b worth of borrowing for the Cullen Fund, even though Crown accounting rules require it to be included. It hasn't taken long for the glitches in Phil's spreadsheet to become apparent.

jabba said...

one other VERY important thing about Silent T's spreadsheet is that it does NOT include BILLIONS more dollars of spend the Greens will demand (may have to include Winny and Mana as well)

jabba said...

Sheena on P is a hoot, that's what she is

nellie said...

Or a 'troaty'

Whafe said...

Do the Pinko's / Watermelons really think the strategy that the left is running can win an election?

A good many do it seems.... A good number of Labour MP's would have had red cards by now if it was a game of football...

The nastiness on display on a daily basis is astounding.... Some of the comments on social media (Twitter) are unbelievable. There is jsut no respect what so ever for many other MP's, Prime Minister etc etc...

May Labour get dealt to come election time... Old fashioned bunch of nanny staters...

Anonymous said...

Stop crying Whafe and develop an economic plan you rooster.

Pinokeenose said...

John Key says there are jobs, and lo, there are jobs!!