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Open mike 25/12/2021

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33 comments on “Open mike 25/12/2021 ”

  1. Dennis Frank 1

    Notorious cat burglar strikes again:

    Keith’s crime wave started three years ago, when he began stealing bras from nearby clothes lines and bringing home live eels from the local Heathcote river in Christchurch. But his ambitions have grown.

    According to owners Ginny and David Rumbold, in recent weeks the five-year-old black cat has brought home a bong and a ziploc bag containing unidentified white powder. He also left a pair of knickers on the back fence.

    A particular favourite are the steel-toed boots of a local tradesperson. Despite the man weighing down his shoes with fluorescent green 2.5 kilogram weights, Keith still manages to haul them home unseen – one shoe at a time.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/dec/23/cat-burglar-new-zealand-pet-steals-bong-bag-of-white-powder-and-lacy-underwear

  2. Puckish Rogue 2

    Seasons greetings to all!

    Heres my gift to everyone, Judy Collins singing Hey Jude to a picture of Judith Collins.

    No need to thank me, the joy is in the giving angel

  3. Sanctuary 3

    Merry Christmas to you all!

  4. I feel a little like a grinch, but 'merry peak consumer day' everyone.

    Have a great day – and full marks to a New World in Auckland for giving it's employees boxing day off as well, on full pay.

  5. millsy 5

    Feels like Xmas comes around a bit too often now.

    Have a good day all

  6. alwyn 6

    We even get some Miracles occurring.

    Donald Trump has become a vaccine advocate and not only has he had a booster shoot but he is promoting the vaccines enthusiastically.

    "Former US President Donald Trump has repeatedly promoted vaccines and boosters to his supporters in recent days, continuing to do so even after being booed for it."

    It really sounds as if The Donald is like Paul on the road to Damascus.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/us-canada/300486146/trump-becomes-covid19-vaccine-advocate-despite-scepticism-from-his-supporters

    • Bill 6.1

      Donald Trump has become a vaccine advocate..

      No!?! The guy behind operation "warpspeed" or whatever it was called, and who's been promoting dodgy injections since day one? That guy? The guy who Kamala Harris and others claimed would be their reason for not getting vaccinated?

      Hard to believe /sarc

      • alwyn 6.1.1

        I told you that it is a miracle.

        • Bill 6.1.1.1

          What? Maybe you been hitting too much bad kool-aid?

          Here's just a random sampling of headlines from legacy media demonstrating that your so-called "miracle" goes way back. (the same search reveals Biden and Harris absolutely promoting vaccine hesitancy)

          18.09.2020 – Trump says US will manufacture enough corona vaccine doses for every American by April

          17.12 2020 – Trump won't be getting vaccine until it's recommended by medical team

          20.12 2020 – Trump pushes for fast Pfizer approval as other vaccines hit snags

          16.03.2021 – Trump touts Covid 19 vaccine safety amid skepticism from Republicans

          17.04.2021 – Trump and his wife received coronavirus vaccine before leaving the White House

          16.03.2021 – Trump said in an interview Tuesday that he would recommend that everyone get a Covid 19 vaccine shot

    • millsy 6.2

      Probably realised that anti-vax isn't a vote winner. We may see a more moderate Trump in 2024. But who knows. Still a long way off.

  7. Patricia Bremner 7

    Beautiful sunny day, glad we are having a cold collation, and bubbles. Cheers everyone. Our resident tui are enjoying the flax flowers. My harakeke has great flowers this year. May your day be pleasant.

  8. Sabine 8

    Merry Christmas to all and to the robber who tried to rob my local dairy at knife point.

    Stay safe, stay away from big crowds, wear your masks, sanitze and be nice to the people who are working today as some have had already a pretty crap day.

  9. Ed1 9

    Merry Christmas to all.

    Some light reading – having a quiet morning!

    https://thetyee.ca/Analysis/2021/12/22/Vancouver-Needs-Way-More-Co-ops/

  10. Gezza 10

    Family from New Plymouth have joined me at Pookden Manor in Tawa for Christmas Dinner. We’re skyping rellies in Baltimore now & having a late Christmas Dinner – roast chickens & roast spuds, kumara, parsnips, pumpkin, trifle with strawbs, cake, cider, & all the usual Xmas feast stuff

    Hope all our regulars have a Happy Christmas & a great New Year.
    🍰 🍷 🍗🍾

  11. Stephen D 11

    Never be cruel. Never be cowardly. Remember, hate is always foolish and love is always wise. Always try to be nice, but never fail to be kind.

    A Doctor Who aphorism. For the ages.

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