Thursday, February 14, 2013

Asset Sales Caption Contest

They had ANOTHER protest in Wellington yesterday against the proposed sale of a minority shareholding in selected SOE's. From the picture we were sent, it seems to have been a resounding success; not! There seems to be a degree of Protest Fatigue setting in...


You know the rules; keep 'em short, pithy, amusing and on-topic, and don't get unnecessarily personal. Other than that, you're only limited by your imagination.

We'll kick it off:

Celia Wade-Brown wondered why the crowd stayed away from her campaign rally. She thought her LABOUR of love would make the voters GREEN with envy, and enhance her MANA.

7 comments:

James Stephenson said...

Assest sales protest or Phoenix appearance...it's so hard to tell these days.

bsprout said...

We collected around 1000 signatures in Invercargill over last weekend during the Green Policy Conference, I agree that some collectors are getting weary, but there is no shortage of people willing to sign.

There have been 44 petitions in support of a Referenda since 1994
9 have been withdrawn, 26 have lapsed, 4 have been successful in generating a referenda (although in 3 the result was ignored by the Government)
Most petitions lapse because they can't generate enough signatures in a year. Around 350,000 signatures are needed to instigate a referendum and this was achieved for the asset sale one in only eight months. Unfortunately it was announced by Grey Power that the final target had been reached, this has since shown to be premature because we will probably need 390,000 to cover invalid ones. In a month we collected 20,000 more and we will probably have the remainder by the end of the February. This is an excellent result considering we have until May to get the total.

It will be wonderful to enable all New Zealanders to have a vote on this issue and finally establish what real mandate this Government has to proceed with the sales.

Keeping Stock said...

Very interesting bsprout, but it's not a caption!

bsprout said...

Good point, KS, :-)

How about "Roll on the Referendum!"

James Stephenson said...

At least windy Wellington ensures that the tumbleweeds are moving too fast to be captured in shot...

Michael said...

"We are the Popular Front of Judea".

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/8141848/Asset-sales-petition-gets-its-numbers

Why collect if you the have numbers - or did petition organisers lie

Keeping Stock said...

That latter point has been made in my previous post Michael; it might have been a premature celebration from the Left