A good reason to vote yes

The comments in yesterday’s post about the referendum provide several good reasons to vote and vote yes in the referendum.

The best of which was from Poneke:

November 26, 2013 at 2:31 pm


Already voted. Yes. Anything the Greens oppose must be good.

12 Responses to A good reason to vote yes

  1. Viv K says:

    “Anything the Greens oppose must be good.”
    Childish response.
    If that’s your idea of a good comment Ele, you have clearly given up on intelligent debate.

  2. blokeinauckland says:

    Brilliant comment I reckon. Apposite and succinct – in contrast to your one-eyed, bombastic, superficial socialism that lacks any original thought. If you don’t like the comments then don’t troll this blog – you won’t be missed by most. As with Guyton your default setting is ad hominem attacks and they are unerringly unedifying.

  3. Viv K says:

    Well then anonymous blokeinauckland, I’ll leave Ele in the company of her fan club. Have fun agreeing with each other.

  4. robertguyton says:


    I’ll join ya, Viv.

  5. jabba says:

    c ya ,,,,, again

  6. Armchair Critic says:

    This is a silly post, Ele.
    The Greens believe in most of the things that National believe in, and there are many more similarities than differences. The “vision and values” sections of the Greens websites, and, incidentally, National’s too, are framed positively, so it’s hard to find direct quotes of what either party opposes. However, for the Greens, I am certain that they oppose some things. So here’s some examples:
    Slavery; the Greens oppose it. By publishing this post as uncritically as you have, it is clear that you support the reintroduction of slavery.
    The Greens oppose the disenfranchisement of women. Again, unless you disagree with the premise of your post (and there’s no evidence of disagreement), you support the disenfranchisement of women. All women.
    How about the wanton and uncontrolled destruction of the environment? I doubt anyone would disagree that the Greens oppose that. National don’t oppose it either; they are happy for the aforementioned destruction to be regulated. However, the opinion of the commenter you quote(did I mention you failed to be even the slightest bit critical of it?), which you so clearly agree with, is that the environment can and should be trashed, with no regard or consideration to anything else.
    Your post is uncomfortably dumb.

  7. willdwan says:

    God you people can be boring, there aren’t many rural blogs and we don’t come here to be endlessly hectored by prurient lefties. I’ve seen enough of these exchanges to know there is is no real debate, just verbal jousting. Won’t miss you.

  8. Mr E says:

    Now I’m laughing. Ele didn’t say why she thought it was good. Maybe she thought it was good because it was irksome, maybe it made her laugh? I doubt it was the content? Who really knows?
    The green response of tantrum, toys out of the cot indicates to me an ability to give it but not take it.
    That’s fine, although I can’t believe how easily the greens have been beaten. I’m watching my clock to see how long it lasts. Im also wondering if Viv plays cricket? Maybe for the English team?

  9. homepaddock says:

    I’m pleased you’ve got a sense of humour Mr E.

    I posted that comment because it’s the Green Party which has had the most publicity from using public funds to turn what’s supposed to be a citizens’ initiated referendum into a politicians’ initiated one.

    I can’t speak for Poneke but I didn’t read it to be taken literally on every single issue and belief which the GP supports.

    Almost all political parties have similar goals, it’s usually how to get there over which we disagree.

  10. Paranormal says:

    The problem is AC, with Red Russel’s and the Greens communist leanings, your comments about what they oppose may be unreliable. Seems that (economic) slavery, disenfranchisement, and environmental destruction are hallmarks of communism and are potentially what we look forward to under a Green led government.

  11. Armchair Critic says:

    Where do I start? I’m not a leftie. I’m not prurient. You don’t have to come here. If you do, you don’t have to read every comment. If you want real debate, I recommend you go elsewhere. You won’t miss me because I’m not planning on going anywhere,and I’m not planning on stopping pointing out stupid stuff when I see it. See you tomorrow.

  12. TraceyS says:

    Interesting comments on asset sales to be found at the ODT http://www.odt.co.nz/news/business/283065/court-bid-stop-drilling#comment-50503 (but not the ones about oil drilling).

    I had not considered that some people were so determined to keep Labour/Greens out of government they voted for National despite not supporting the assets sales policy. That should send a really clear message to the Green Party. They have not exactly endeared themselves to such voters, whom I suspect are many.

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