I had to laugh at this comment by Mako about my least favorite wingnut…
More desperate anti-Brown smearing from Slater. His latest allegation is that ‘Looney Len’ wants every school to plant 500 trees a year. A waste of our precious education budget! he wails. Child slave labour! he howls. ‘Surely one of his backers wouldn’t have interests in nurseries?’ he blubbers. And what if the schools don’t have any ROOM for 500 trees? Utter madness!
And you might well agree, unless you click on the link in his posting, and discover that Brown’s plan (and it’s really proposed only as a ‘friendly challenge’) is actually for every school to GROW presumably from seed 500 plants, which the Council will then match, and plant out along estuaries and creeks to beautify storm water areas and natural waterways. I’m no ecologist, but I think this idea has some merit, and I have no doubt that many school children would enjoy being involved in such a scheme.
So Team Banksie, STOP MAKING SHIT UP. And learn how to spell ‘pohutukawa’.
It really tells you a lot about the pathetic state that both Cameron Slater and the Banks smear machine have been reduced to these days. Misrepresenting a story like that is just idiotic. Either that or they got exhausted after dragging their finger over the headline.
Roll on the local body elections when we can at least dispose of one clown with his outdated campaigning techniques and mayoral parking.
If we’re really lucky the courts may constrain the other one sometime shortly thereafter. The courts grind really slowly and a year waiting for a trial isn’t uncommon. But the courts lack any humor about challenges to their authority.