Sunday, June 13, 2010

The Battle of Midway Revisited

In just five minutes, on June 5th, 1942, Allied forces severely damaged and sank three Japanese aircraft carriers in what would become known as The Battle of Midway. Down went Soryu, Kaga and Akagi.

In just five days, in June 2010, Centre Right forces watched three Labour Party flag carriers severely damage themselves and sink their political careers in what will become known as The Credit Card Crisis. Down went Carter, Jones and Brown.

Manukau Mayor Len Brown speaks  at the S3 Pacific Music Awards on May 23, 2009 in Auckland, New  Zealand.  (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***  Len Brown

Only yesterday, Adolf was remarking that it is a long time since one has been able to celebrate the sinking of two Labour heavies on one day.

Who would have thought the next day would deliver the charred corpse of Len Brown?

That Labour mass burial Adolf was talking about yesterday might not be so far off the mark.

And what of Manukau City? It has been shown up as a corrupt hotbed of institutional lying and thievery. The CEO must go and possibly one or two other senior staff.


Anonymous said...

I'm awaiting the political hari-kiri of these politicians now - they have shamed themselves.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

How interesting. Whale oil tells us the $810 'council business' dinner, charged to the city's rate payers, was held on a Sunday evening at a fairly ordinary family restaurant, just three days before The Great Man's birthday.

gravedodger said...

The fact that a still damaged Yorktown,s presence at Midway, unexpected by the Japanese after the damage incurred at The Battle Of The Coral Sea, gave what some feel was the difference that led to the Victory by the U S force.
The current powerhouse and temporary labour leader (also damaged), Phil Goofs appearance will undoubtedly be as decisive in the current battle of (Mid)Beltway.

Anonymous said...

At Midway the US got lucky, very lucky and the Japanese took a hit they would never recover from. Regretably I don't see politics changing because of this - its just the way things are and have been for far too long. Hydras are like that.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Quite so, anon. Just as today NACTionalMP just got very lucky.