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via ODT - Campers calling it quits after persistent bad weather

via ODT – Campers calling it quits after persistent bad weather

As regular readers will know, I belt out articles like a?H&K MP-5, but for this one I actually sat here stunned for a while not knowing what to do.

Let me start at the end first:

This sort of thinking does my head in.

Very few, if any of us, are effectively neutral on any issue. ?It’s why we have blogs that come at it from “left” or “right” or “green” angles.

But let me ask you a question:

Who would you blame for snow during the holiday period?

Who would you blame for people having to be moved from camp grounds due to swollen rivers?

Who would you blame for people not enjoying their Christmas holidays because it rained so much?

This, from the The Standard 2012 Worst Political Blog:


That’s right. ?Kiwi mums, Kiwi children, Kiwi self-employed, Kiwi management, Kiwi grandparents, weren’t ripped off. ?But Kiwi?workers have been.

With that evil Mr Key safely in Hawaii, the rest of the downtrodden and sodden?workers are having to deal with being ripped off by the weather.

It is National’s fault for not moving the holidays.

No, I’m not making it up. ?This is what “Skinny” proposes to take John Key and the other baby eating ministers down at the earliest opportunity:

Change the official holiday period to the 1st 2 weeks of Feb I say!

This is something the Labour/ Green parties could explore as a campaign policy. It?s seems to be a constant issue every year ?wet weather.? usually hot summer days arrive as the poor old worker returns to work.

Ah yes, that poor old worker.

Anyway, now you know. ?The bad weather is National’s fault and National has intentionally not moved the “official holiday period” to get maximum effect from the variable weather we all experience?only?workers are exposed to during the Christmas and New Year break.

The victim mentality blows your mind.

Next year? ?One of those poor workers – stuck inside a caravan staring at the rain – could perhaps pick up the phone and give Marjory Evans a call?