Monday, September 1, 2008

The Phoney War Seems To Be Over

The Gnats have launched their campaign with this bill board:-

Somebody complained on DPF's comments thread that if you drive past it at 100kph you'll think it is a travel advert by ANZ.

Of course that person must live in Tolaga Bay because the chances of anyone driving past this bill board at 100kph in Auckland are flat zero.

hattip DPF


Anonymous said...

I am so angry. I have just heard the most disgusting bit of shitty journalism from TV3 and Garner - again.

John Key met with a billionaire who is not an expat and cannot donate.

And this is the fucking first story on 3 News.

Why don't you spend time investigating the damage the ETS is gonna do to the economy instead of reeling off the Labour party talking point and quoting verbatim from press releases.

The media tippee toe around the bilous bitch so as not to get her off side then they shit on John Key.

News for you Helen, John Key - the university debating champion - is gonna wipe the floor with you in the debates.

Name an election date and get this bullshit over with now - I don't think I can last until the election with all this partisan crap from the media.

Psycho Milt said...

Danyl has an apt paraphrase for it:

Vote National or your family gets it.

Anonymous said...

Hate,fear and envy is all labour ever have.

It's all they have ever had.


Anonymous said...

'Vote National or your family gets it'

Oh yes - good and hard - from Labour

Mrs Danvers

Anonymous said...

Here are the rankings from the World Bank Doing Business project:

Singapore 1
New Zealand 2
United States 3
Hong Kong, China 4
Denmark 5
United Kingdom 6
Canada 7
Ireland 8
Australia 9

"Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1 – 178, with first place being the best. A high ranking on the ease of doing business index means the regulatory environment is conducive to the operation of business. This index averages the country's percentile rankings on 10 topics, made up of a variety of indicators, giving equal weight to each topic. The rankings are from the Doing Business 2008 report, covering the period April 2006 to June 2007."

Somehow I doubt that it is our best and brightest who are emigrating from the second most business-friendly country to the 9th.

Clunking Fist said...

"Somehow I doubt that it is our best and brightest who are emigrating from the second most business-friendly country to the 9th."

Prima facie evidence of some funny assumptions being made in coming up with these rankings.
How does "larger market" of Australia score and weigh against some aspects of "lighter regulation" here, for example?