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19th September: Talk Like a Pirate Day

Written By: - Date published: 3:36 pm, January 28th, 2020 - 19 comments
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Shiver me timbers! fair winds comrades!

19 comments on “19th September: Talk Like a Pirate Day ”

  1. Dennis Frank 1

    Less than eight months away. The coalition must be confident that pre-planning by all three parties is sufficient at this point. I see Idiot/Savant is noting that "its a Suffrage Day election". I wonder if that's by design, or coincidence.

    And, as noted above: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Talk_Like_a_Pirate_Day

    How many voters will turn up at polling booths in Long John Silver regalia, complete with wooden leg & parrot on shoulder? Singing `yo ho ho & a bottle of rum’…

    • weka 1.1

      This is brilliant, Women's Suffrage Day and Talk Like a Pirate Day.

      (post updated).

      • Cinny 1.1.1

        That should ALWAYS happen 💃 awesomesauce !

        • weka 1.1.1.1

          I suspect it's one of those rare occurrences where three things align (the 19th being a Saturday in election year, some maths bod can figure that out). We should make the most of it!

  2. Great, looking forward to eight months of supposed left voters telling us how labour and the greens aren't left enough for them so they'll not bother voting, and pretend left leaners doing their bit to elect national by throwing their votes away on one or two percent parties with no hope of getting elected, never mind their policies in to government.

    I'll probably not bother with the coming back and forth, so I'll just say it now, if you want a more left labour government, party vote green.

  3. Anne 3

    Hmmm… only eight months away.

    So, unless the National Party act very quickly, they're stuck with Simon Bridges as leader.

    Very convenient. 🙂

    • James 3.1

      I’m guessing most of us are ok with that.

      i (as stated prev) stopped my regular donations to national telling the office that I would not restart while Bridges was leader.

      but he’s won me over and I have started donating again.

      now here is hoping for Nz first and greens sub 5%.

      • Cinny 3.1.1

        James, do you think national voters will abstain from their party vote to avoid Mr 6% from becoming PM?

        • Sanctuary 3.1.1.1

          I know one National voter who used to give out leaflets and contribute to the party who will probably stay at home this election, largely due to her disgust at angry Simon from accounts.

          Bridges seems to specialise in alienating women voters.

      • Muttonbird 3.1.2

        Odd. As Bridges grows more reactionary and populist, and heads further right, you like him more.

      • Drowsy M. Kram 3.1.3

        ACT's been "sub 5%" for the last five elections – hasn't kept 'it' out of parliament!

        Don't know if Labour would do a National-style 'sweet deal' with NZ1st. Maybe the Green party would be a different matter – hope it’s not necessary.

        Keep hoping, James, keep hoping – it's one thing we have in common.

    • Si moan Bridges, will we have to listen to Si moan all that time or will he get the Heave Ho.

      And what will the National party head office in Bejing have to say ?

      [Please stick to your original user handle, thanks]

  4. Tiger Mountain 4

    International “Talk like a Pirate Day” me old chum buckets? that’s as may be–so you scurvy dogs ’ad better be returning Cap’n ARRR-dern!

  5. millsy 5

    Make or break time now. If we lose this one, National will be in power till 2035 at least.

    By which time, you wont be able to move without tripping over a homeless person. And we will have US style healthcare too.

  6. mosa 6

    The 19th of September marks another important event.

    In 1992 a referendum was held to ask New Zealanders if they wanted too change the electoral system and choose a replacement.

    " Although only 55% of registered electors took part, an overwhelming 85% voted to change their electoral system. In the second part of the poll, 70% favoured MMP. As Labour leader Mike Moore put it: 'The people didn't speak on Saturday. They screamed "

    Adopted as the favourite MMP would face off against FPP at the general election on 6th November 1993 and the rest is history.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electoral_reform_in_New_Zealand

  7. Ad 7

    I'm one of those fools who don't vote according to whether the leader has charisma.

    Evidence should get the vote.

    Certainly evidence better than a Youtube clip of the PM rushing through a set of tick-boxes.

    I'll be wanting to see measurable shifts in the metrics that the government set out in its own Budget 2019. After all that is what they are for – to hold the government to account for their actions.

  8. mosa 8

    " we get too vote for our government again "

    But not for the neo liberal establishment and donors who directly effect the direction of government not the voters.

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