Get yourself a good stiff drink, sit down and read this:
Then tell me in the morning if you had nightmares.
A week is a long time in politics and it would appear that four days is not much shorter. The afternoon before Pond Scum had his press conference Cullen told us all that Eden Park was dead. Yesterday we are told that Eden Park plans should continue as that was the 'safest option'. This sudden turn around is brought about by the possible rise in steel and concrete prices occaioned by China's rapid industrialisation. China apparently started this last Thursday. Does he really think we are as stupid as he is? This drivel is from the bloke who is currently New Zealand's acting Prime Minister. The place is being run by idiots. He stands up there and lets all this crap dribble out of his gob with a straight face and an earnestness that I suppose he thinks will make us think we believe him. The elected (or not in a lot of cases) leaders of this country are thick, they couldn't organise a booze up in a brewery, couldn't get laid in a knocking shop, they couldn't think their way out of a paper bag. They stuff something up using our money and then walk away from the train smash as if nothing had happened and with no personal comeback. They then wander around looking for something else to roger and the cycle repeats.
The Herald has come out with a nausea special this morning – packed to the gunwales with trees, eco friendly this and that, politically correct claptrap, bureaucratic nonsense and a stinging attack on Jeremy Clarkson. It’s a shocker.
We are told that the new viaduct over the river at Waiwera is a eco-triumph or some such. It’s main claim to fame is that it will protect a couple of semi flightless (how can you be ‘semi-flightless?) birds and the only regret is that it cannot be extended to traverse a couple more streams. I would assume that these streams will be four feet across and building a bridge across them will only cost ten mil or so per rivulet. What a load of bollocks. The bridge is a sodding great lump of concrete which is well overdue to take traffic away from a dreadful piece of coastal road (ask Bushie what he thinks of this stretch of State Highway One – SH1, give me a break). We have a whole section on the latest on what the are going to do to trees in
All this just served to get me into the mood to read A14. I had some idea of what I was in for from the promo on the front page but it prepared me poorly for the tirade of effete hand wringing that greeted me. The article is syndicated from the Independent and is written by an absolute embodiment of everything I detest in an attitude to life. I’ll come clean right away. I am writing this at my secondary place of employment which I attend once a week. I have to drive half an hour to get here. I do this in a 390bhp 4 litre supercharged V8 car using on average 16 litres of high octane petrol per 100km. I own two other four litre cars, a two litre number and a 200hp 2.6 litre outboard into which I happily pour 130 litres of petrol a day during the gamefishing season. My political leanings are somewhere to the right of Attila the Hun. I detest fairness and love discrimination. I am sure speed cameras are revenue gathering machines and ‘man is wrecking the planet by causing global warming’ is a complete crock. I hate hand wringing lefties and ‘green’ politics. I think people should work for their money and not just put their hand out for the government to fill it. I like big civil engineering projects, military hardware (especially of the naval variety), expensive hi tech toys and blowing things up. I hate most of what