Open Forum – Sunday

23 December 2018

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16 Comments

  1. kluelis

     /  December 23, 2018

    Wow. Manchester City 2 Crystal Palace 3. Did not see that coming.

  2. lurcher1948

     /  December 23, 2018

    Wishing you a safe drive, this Christmas holiday, take it easy out there

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  December 23, 2018

      One of them looks like the Parapara.

      I was on a bus whose driver swung around the bends in the road in a way that meant that the cafe did no business when we stopped; everyone was feeling too sick. It was a nightmare.

  3. lurcher1948

     /  December 23, 2018

    Re Karel Sroubek,this is what i cannot get my head around, Nationals Woodhouse knew he shouldn’t be in New Zealand in 2012, but let him stay… did Karel have friends in high places?
    “Immigration New Zealand knew in 2012 that Karel Sroubek returned to the Czech Republic – a key piece of information that was not given to the Immigration Minister when he made his decision to grant the drug smuggler residency.
    An email from Customs to Immigration New Zealand (INZ) in 2012 shows Sroubek was travelled in and out of New Zealand.
    According to the Customs intelligence analyst, Sroubek was stopped by Customs and told the officers that he had travelled from Auckland to Bangkok and on to Frankfurt where he hired a car. He then crossed the border into the Czech Republic”.

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  December 23, 2018

      That phone call seemed carefully edited, we need to know what the context was and what was being said.

      I have no time for Sroubek, but this seemed mean-spirited.

  4. lurcher1948

     /  December 23, 2018

    Donald Trumps not happy, TOUGH
    Donald J. Trump
    ‏Verified account
    @realDonaldTrump
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    I won an election, said to be one of the greatest of all time, based on getting out of endless & costly foreign wars & also based on Strong Borders which will keep our Country safe. We fight for the borders of other countries, but we won’t fight for the borders of our own!
    Damn NARCISSIST

    • Gezza

       /  December 23, 2018

      I won an election, said to be one of the greatest of all time
      Constantly saying it only yourself doesn’t count, Donald.

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  December 23, 2018

        Self-praise is no recommendation.

        Someone in one of Noel Streatfeild’s books asks someone else if his trumpeter has died 😀

  5. lurcher1948

     /  December 23, 2018

    Another smarty self entitled National party MP, Chris Bishop of Instagram fame, abuse a minimum wage worker on TWITTER never going to end good, Chris you are a nobody on the opposition benches,as a laugh read the replies,to much wine or should i say WHINE…Chris

    Christopher Bishop
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    Pet hate: waiters/waitresses who insist on ‘remembering’ meal orders (in this case a table of six). Just. Write. It. Down. Seriously
    Mr Bridges 7% might not be happy.
    PS Don’t you Know who I am,I’m MP Chris Bishop and I HATE MINIMUM PAID WORKERS

    • lurcher1948

       /  December 23, 2018

      Chris wouldn’t spend any of his own money on a meal.

  6. Griff.

     /  December 23, 2018

    Thinking of heading north from Auckland soon?
    Dont bother we just got hammered with a class 1 rain storm.
    Traffic is already heavy though Orewa to Warkworth.
    The roads will be stationery as this movers south.

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  December 23, 2018

      We had it up here a couple of hours ago. Didn’t last long though. Just one big rolling peal of thunder.

      • Griff.

         /  December 23, 2018

        Mountain rd to baldrock rd sh1 traffic is stationery.
        Car accident in the rain at a guess .
        When that happens sh1 will back up for miles.
        Usually we see accidents on the alternate routes and a cluster fuck developing.
        yip maungawaai kiawaka rd is backing up now.
        annnd So is cove rd though langs.

        • Gezza

           /  December 23, 2018

          Traffic flows good down here in North Welly. Yesterday was a bit of a bugger because an intercity bus caught fire on the motorway nearby and everybody diverted thru Tawa’s main drag for a while, but it soon cleared and flows returned to normal. I never travel by car anywhere this close to public holidays. Rather just watch the hundreds of poor bastards who do, on the telly.

  7. Gezza

     /  December 23, 2018

    Gonna watch Tom Hanks in “Sully” on tv1 at 8.15 pm. He’s Chesley Sullenberger, the dude who brought his airliner down safely in the Hudson.

    • Gezza

       /  December 23, 2018

      Why am I having to put up with 5 more minutes of Gordon Fucking Ramsay?? Why is this big-headed boring bloody prick still infecting my television? How many bloody cooking shows is enuf!!?