Friday, April 13, 2012

The Friday the Thirteenth Forum

It's Friday the Thirteenth, and if you're of a superstitious disposition, we hope that no bad fortune befalls you today. We're not at all superstitious, son it's just another Friday!

Which of course means that it's time to open the Friday Forum for business; you know the drill; have your say on whatever you chose, and get it off your chest before the weekend.

As for us, we fly to Christchurch later in the day, and as good fortune would have it, have secured tickets for the Crusaders vs Stormers match at Addington Stadium tomorrow night. And She Who Must Be Obeyed was muttering something about a new winter wardrobe, so Christchurch retailers are likely to benefit from our visit!

There's only one thing left to say; the floor is, as always yours...

8 comments:

Medusa said...

Husband's flight to Wellington delayed one hour, neighbour's flight to Christchurch for surgery delayed one hour, glad I'm not flying today.

Keeping Stock said...

Cheers for that Medusa; just what I didn't need to hear!

Tinman said...

When in Christchurch the intelligent and beautiful people demand BST Cab 276.

Keeping Stock said...

Will BST Cab 276 be running tomorrow night? I'm thinking that a cab might be the best way to get too and from Addington.

Anonymous said...

Bill's veto - sick really, how English has flashed his power to veto about to destroy debate and a process that would most likely have had a majority of MPs supporting an extension to parental leave.
The Nats are bullies, it's well known, but this action by English is naked, unashamed bullying. Up til now, he's had the good grace to at least pretend he wasn't doing it.

"The veto exists for a purpose. It is meant to be a measure of last resort – and was never intended to be deployed to pre-empt and skew a public debate and parliamentary vote that looks like being embarrassing for the government.
This particular use of the veto is about political management, not financial management. Yes, the same government that found $1.8 billion to bail out investors and speculators in South Canterbury Finance has shown itself willing to intimidate Parliament from the outset in its attempts to debate, analyse and vote on a measure that involves spending a relatively paltry $150 million (by year four) to assist families, and to give children a better start in life."

Keeping Stock said...

It's interesting then Anon that in a Herald poll that's been running since yesterday, and that has attracted over 16,000 responses, 60% of respondents agree with English, and only 34% disagree. I'd say that he has the numbers on his side.

Anonymous said...

The Herald's question, careless reader, was not about English's pre-emptive use of veto.
Was it.
I do wish you'd think before you comment and address the issue, not some side issue that suits your purpose.
Typical Tory debating ploy. Probably unconscious so I'll not chastise you too much.

Tinman said...

BST Cab 276 will most likely be around before the start of the rugby but unlikely to be afterwards.