Arrrrg, the starrrrs must be aligned. Not only is it international talk like a pirate day and a day of significance to Pastafarians worldwide but it’s also the day before the government announces its carbon emission trading scheme.
Having not yet seen the scheme the Nats don’t really know what to say as evidenced by Key’s incoherent performance on Breakfast this morning. As usual, Key fell back on his standard answer of “tax cuts” as panacea to all the world’s woes – including climate change it would seem.
Jacqui Dean tabled the following graph in Parliament though – apparently she found it on the Internet – suggesting that perhaps a return to pirating might be a possible solution to global warming. Colleagues reminded her that they might be partly to blame, having effectively stamped out traditional high seas, doubloon-burying, parrot-wearing pirating with the abolition of the trades apprenticeships scheme back in the 90s.
Strange that they had no such aversion to the Fay/Ritchwhite style that was also popular at the time.