So, I can no longer, in good conscience, vote for the Labour Party. I’m not going to cross over to the Right, so that leaves out National, ACT, the Libz, New Zealand First, United Future, Gordon Copeland’s Untitled Party of the Future Christian Heritage of Latter Day Saints and Vicars, Destiny and the others.
I like a lot of the Green MPs but don’t like the actual party, and Jimbo is, I think, dead and simply put on display by the current Government (has he done anything recently?). The Maori Party voted against the Civil Union Bill (and as a Civil Union Minister that offends me)…
Who am I going to vote for next year?
Bloody Labour Government abandoning its principles and clinging to power. Believe me, if National get in next election I’m blaming the Labour Party.
So, on Monday morning the news was ‘Peace activists arrested.’
By Monday lunchtime it was ‘Terror suspects arrested.’
Monday night: ‘Suspected terrorists arrested on firearm charges.’
Today the phrasing is ‘Suspects arrested on terror-related charges.’
There is nothing funny to say.
Todayâ€™s video is ‘The Mesopotamians’ by They Might Be Giants. It combines Ancient History and Pop with a charcoal animation style; points everywhere for everyone involved. It’s the latest video (the fourth) from TMBG’s latest album ‘The Else’ which feels like an odd follow-up to ‘The Spine,’ probably due to the professional polish given to it by the Dust Brothers. I’ve learnt to love it, and you will too, if you know what’s good for you.
(As per usual, linked to rather than embedded because of the drop in quality that comes with embedding. Or just because.)