The Daily Blog Open Mic – 14th December 2023

Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.


Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

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    When announcing the decision on Wednesday she said the state owned company’s plan to replace its ageing Interislander ferries with two larger, purpose-built rail ferries has almost quadrupled in cost to nearly $3 billion.

    This man’s hair is already grey, so he has passed the first flush of virile manhood that can go off in all directions like a wrong’un firework. Perhaps Mr Reidy would like to try an unusual method of sharing decision-making with the public and showing on what points the decisions are balanced? Maybe there could be weekly reports in Scoop newspaper which is based on giving unbiased facts and reporting on what is happening in our body politic.

    I know I am a bit simple-minded but that could be good for we ordinary citizens. And may protect Mr Reidy from the feral side-show of mummers that NZ Government and its ‘extras’ turn on with each run of three years.

    I would like to know how the ships will be powered. Are there any back ups if a fuel is in short supply? Is there a case for returning to old systems, coal is out but what about charcoal? We’ve got lots of pine trees which need replacing with better species. (In WW1 cars were run on odd fuels – and times will get tougher folks, so think ahead.) Can we manufacture parts here in Kiwiland rather than having to beg them from some greater power? Will we avoid the embarrassing breakdowns that have multiply occurred. Will the hulls withstand being run into the wharf as happens now and then because we live with wild weather? Are they going to employ trained people with real maritime certificates, and not ones from the Universal Emporium of Noledge, off the shelf so to speak?

    A number of questions come to mind. If Kiwirail can share with the citizens and not serve us up with ‘commercial sensitivity’ which in the end means nothing as all the projects go over budget, then we might end up feeling Mr Reidy and his team deserve medals. After all we made Roger Douglas a Sir and his skills should have led to him being memorialised in concrete.

    What’s this all about? Who does he think he is?

    I don’t know how to love him
    What to do, how to move him
    I’ve been changed, yes really changed
    In these past few days
    When I’ve seen myself
    I seem like someone else
    I don’t know how to take this
    I don’t see why he moves me
    He’s a man, he’s just a man
    And I’ve had so many men before
    In very many ways
    He’s just one more…

    Don’t you think it’s rather funny?
    I should be in this position
    I’m the one who’s always been
    So calm, so cool
    No lover’s fool
    Running every show
    He scares me so
    I never thought I’d come to this
    What’s it all about?

    “I Don’t Know How To Love Him”
    (originally by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice)


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