Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Yes But No Parties

Adolf watched the debate on the 'Save the NZ Film Industry" bill this afternoon.

I was reminded of a rep who once worked for me in Southland. He was a retired cocky who thought that in a sales interview you must never disagree with a prospect. So, when he was presented with an objection to his proposition, he would preface his reply with these wonderful words:-

"Yes but no blah blah blah."

Needless to say, he was ineffective and was fired.

So too will be the Dikshits of Labour and the Greens who prefaced their remarks with the words "We are glad the Hobbitt will be filmed in New Zealand but we think the National Party and Peter Jackson and everyone else was wrong."

What a bunch of pathetic losers.

This episode will haunt them in 2011, 2014 and likely even 2017.

I'm off to see my doctor. I fear I'm going to die laughing.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

It was fun to watch. National had Labour on the ropes.
I suspect the 17 didn’t have their mind on the job.
To busy planning the BBQ while Phil in Goff is away.

Johnboy said...

"So too will be the Dikshits of Labour and the Greens"

Be bloody careful how pronounce that word in the middle.

Anonymous said...

I wonder what the left would have actually done if they had been in govt and had to resolve this?

Chris Bird said...

It is interesting to note how many millions of $ are going to be going offshore with the tax breaks etc for this movie.
When the sale of farmland to overseas investors is discussed the hew and cry from some about the profits going offshore is deafening.
Why are these same people not up in arms about this deal?

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Chris Bird, would you prefer there were no tax breaks and all the investment and all the jobs and the whole industry went offshore?

Please answer.

Chris Bird said...

Adolf, I wasnt advocating the industry move offshore. It is great that the movies will be shot here. As a farmer, i was wondering why one group of people who want to sell something to overseas investors are cried down, while another group, the movie industry, are given incentives to do the same, IE, having overseas investors putting up money to do business in New Zealand, and getting handouts to do it.

WAKE UP said...

I think "Dikshits" is pronounced "dipsticks" :)

James said...

Chris...a taxbreak is not a subsidy...its being allowed to keep more of your own money than the thief who wants it (in this case the state)was previously going to do.

It was always Warners money....our beloved Government is just going to have to pull its sticky fingers back a bit more from the bottom of Warners pocket.And it would be great for everyone if this happened across that board for all of us in NZ.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Chris Bird, The comparison with the sale of farm land is false, I think. Our particular type of farmland cannot be bought anywhere else in the world.

Among other things, Penny-ante movies can be made almost anywhere there are a few mountains and lakes.

Liberty said...

James you are so right. The left are going ballistic because in there warped
minds its adherent for the state not to steal so much.

Liberty said...

Adolf Fiinkensein said...
Chris Bird, The comparison with the sale of farm land is false, I think. Our particular type of farmland cannot be bought anywhere else in the Are you saying it is wrong to sell the land?

Are you saying it is wrong to sell the land?

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Liberty, every case on its merits with a positive decision being a privilege, not a right.

Psycho Milt said...

Liberty and James: your "taxation is theft" schtick is just the flip side of the leftie nutbars' "tax breaks give away our money" schtick, and easily as stupid.