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Re-run: Where’s my pony?

Written By: - Date published: 12:11 pm, December 28th, 2009 - 10 comments
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Umm, some posts we get sent are a bit quirky. Enjoy.
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OK. I’ll confess. I’m one of the ones who fell for Key. I switched my vote to National.

Why not? A brighter future, tax cuts, rainbows, nice smiles, ponys for all, being a loud [sic] to smack my lightbulb to my heart’s content.

Why just have ice cream when you have chocolate dip too?…

…I’m still waiting for my dip and now my ice cream’s melting.

I haven’t got my pony, turns out I didn’t even get a tax cut.

me-and-my-pony

I don’t think the pony is coming.

10 comments on “Re-run: Where’s my pony?”

  1. Doug 1

    Aussies $1.2 trillion in debt
    Lucky country in debit $56000.00 for every man woman and child, reality will hit them soon be a lot will go broke when interest rates rise in the near future. Unemployment will grow be much worse than NZ.
    http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/newshome/6624179/aussies-1-2-trillion-in-debt/

    • quenchino 1.1

      Finally the media is getting Steven Keen’s point that Debt/GDP ratio is a critical measure economic health. The level of Aus household mortgage debt is now 100% of GDP which is higher than in the USA which is running at 95%.

      Here is another article.

      The big risk this poses, is what happens when interest rates rise?

      Financial markets are forecasting the cash rate to rise from today’s level of 3.75 per cent to around 4.4 per cent by this time next year, implying almost three 0.25 per cent hikes.

      Nah.. same as in 1930, the media were trumpeting how it was all over, yet by far the worst was yet to come. It was 1933 before things bottomed out, and recovery to pre-1928 levels never happened until after the war…which in itself was a massive stimulus operation.

      Happy New Year.

  2. Akldnut 2

    Why was it so many people couldn’t see that shanks’ pony was the only one they were offering?……….dumfounded!!!

  3. burt 3

    Labour took my pony and gave it to someone who didn’t work and had more time to ride it and take care of it. Unfortunately having not earnt it they didn’t appreciate it and they let it die. It’s OK though cause big daddy Goff is going to borrow a whole lot more money and buy me a new one.

    • logie97 3.1

      …big daddy Goff IS going to…?

      burt … one year into your tory government and you are talking about defeat already.

    • So why Burt are there more people on the dole now than there were under Helen?

      Didn’t you hear? Cullen had paid state debt off.

      • burt 3.2.1

        mickysavage

        The reason there are more people on the dole now is because of the failed policies of Cullen allowing NZ to slide into recession before the global economic crisis. Labour blamed the failed policies of the 90’s right through their term but suddenly Labour’s policies are blameless for the current mess because Labour policies only have good outcomes eh micky.

  4. Jenny 4

    The joke goes;

    There was once a king who had two sons. One was an incurable optimist the other was an incurable pessimist.

    To change their extreme behaviours, the king decided to lock the boys in two separate rooms for two nights.

    The first son, the pessimist, he locked in a room filled with bright toys and every kind of childhood treasure imaginable and that a royal treasury could buy, along with all sorts of wondrous provisions and refreshments.

    The second son, the optimist, he locked in a windowless, darkened room, without food or water and filled near to the ceiling with nothing but horse shit.

    The next election is for Labour’s to win. We will have to wait for 2015 is for an election that is National’s to lose.

    After the allotted time had passed, the royal guards unlocked the first room. The king found his first son not far from the door where he had been placed. The lad was utterly distraught, weeping tragically, he explained to his astonished father that he had been too afraid of breaking anything to move into the room to play with the toys or admire the wondrous treasures there in.

    When the guards cracked the door to the second room, the King peered into the gloom and at first could see nothing, Until he spotted his son busily tunnelling through the piles of horse shit that filled the room, covered in all sorts of un-nameable shades of excrement, but grinning from ear to ear, Bursting with boyish enthusiasm the lad called out to his father, Dad, dad, come and help me look, I just know there is a pony in here somewhere.

    Most of the people who voted for Key and the Nats would more happily identify with the second happy prince than first.

    Hope springs eternal and optimism is boundless. Optimists will always outnumber pessimists, or the human race would have died out ages ago.

    The challenge for the opposition is to offer an alternative optimistic vision better than Key and the Nats can provide. The other strategy is to keep mocking the negative aspects of Keys reign and leave the electorate in the darkened room and wait until we run out of food and water, having fully explored the depths of the Nats dungeon.

    No matter what shit the Nats dump on us, current polls are indicating that this won’t be at least until 2015.

  5. Jenny 5

    A fairy tale;

    There was once a king who had two sons. One was an incurable optimist the other was an incurable pessimist.

    To change their extreme behaviours, the king decided to lock the boys in two separate rooms for two nights.

    The first son, the pessimist, he locked in a room filled with bright toys and every kind of childhood treasure imaginable, and that a royal treasury could buy, along with all sorts of wondrous provisions and refreshments.

    The second son, the optimist, he locked in a windowless, darkened room, without food or water and filled near to the ceiling with nothing but horse shit.

    After the allotted time, the royal guards unlocked the first room. The king found his first son not far from the door where he had been placed. The lad was utterly distraught, weeping tragically, he explained to his astonished father that he had been too afraid of breaking anything in the room to play with the toys or admire the wondrous treasures there in.

    When the guards cracked the door to the second room, the King peered into the gloom and at first could see nothing, Until he spotted his son busily tunnelling through the piles of horse shit that filled the room, covered in all sorts of un-nameable shades of excrement, but grinning from ear to ear, Bursting with boyish enthusiasm the lad called out to his father, “Dad, dad, come and help me look, I just know there is a pony in here somewhere”.

    Which sort of people are they, who voted for Key and the Nats?

    Are they more likely to be from the camp of the second prince than first?

    My guess is, that these voters come from the second group, because hope springs eternal and optimism is boundless. Optimists will always outnumber pessimists, (even if this touching faith is unfounded) If it wasn’t so, the human race would have died out, since ages ago.

    Unless the opposition can come up with a positive, optimistic alternative vision to put before the electorate, markedly better and distinctly different (and recognisably so), than the “markets know best” neo-liberal prescription being followed by the Nats we will probably have to face at least two terms of their horse shit.

  6. prism 6

    Don’t let burt with inconsequential shallow comments disrail us from the real question – Where is my pony?

    I wanted one when I was younger but never got then. Oh well, will just have to be useful and kind and help out Riding for the Disabled walking with the horses and riders(and probably brushing the horses down etc).

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