Oh bugger

What can I say?  Shattered by the prospect of a right wing government ….at least the U S of A that we’ll cosy up to is left leaning now.

Time to get out the combat gear again I guess. Oh that’s so scary. Everything that has been gained in the last 9 years will be dismantled. Roger Douglas aaaaargh back to haunt us.  Maybe it’s time to emigrate.

Goodbye Helen and thanks heaps.

I was going to write about a great party where there were lots of cripples dancing,  including me, and I thought I had  a great shot of dancing cripples but ah well this is the best I got.  There was great (live and real ) music too AND I was the sober driver.  But I’m too depressed now.

The next day after a time in the garden pulling weeds:  OK While Helen Black recommends Steve Braunias’ scathing article in the SStimes, (i.e. so who is he really?) I have to say that I favour Chris Trotter, The night MMP couldn’t save us from ourselves.

“You can read it on the pages of the right wing media: the smug certainties of our genteel suburban fascisti – regurgitated to order by publications long used to dripping the oleaginous phraseology of ‘responsible journalism’ all over the jagged edges of their readers’ class advantage”.

A man with the skill to write a sentence like that deserves a medal!

At the end of the day: I guess I can live with this. Have before……just have to grit teeth a lot.

😐

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5 thoughts on “Oh bugger

  1. The adjective ‘oleaginous’ is a wonderful word particularly as applied to Sir Keith Holyoake back in the day. I do find Chris’ prose a little overcooked, but his sentiments in the rest of the article are in the right place.

    Steve is a local Pt Chev boy and excelled himself with this description of Shonky J aka Mr Ambiguity commenting on ‘ …the bitter little rage that had briefly sparked in his brown, bovine eyes.’ Oh yes that works for me.

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  2. overcooked hmmmmm ok but he suited my mood that day and yes that’s a pretty good adjectival phrase too. Maybe the new govt will give us some pithier writing! ing!

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