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# 28.9.05 by Dan

Since everyone else is doing it...

You are a

Social Moderate
(41% permissive)

and an...

Economic Moderate
(55% permissive)

You are best described as a:


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# 19.9.05 by Dan

Labour won.

And they didn't lose any support. They are just as powerful as they were last election, if not stronger.

Just 40 people voted for CHNZ in Manurewa and 323 voted for Destiny. That is a joke.

To put this in perspective, CHNZ received 509 party votes in the 2002 election. The 2005 CHNZ and DNZ party votes combined still don't add up to last election's support for CHNZ.

What happened?

For those who may have once voted CHNZ, but instead voted National (or otherwise) in the hopes of ousting Labour, your gamble didn't pay off, your vote was wasted. National is no better off for having your vote.

I guess we get what we deserve. This coming term will see a concerted effort by Labour to introduce anti-smacking legislation, hate-speech legislation, possible moves to allow euthanasia. We'll suffer the continuing decline in police performance and public confidence in the justice system as a whole. We'll see more CYFS kidnappings, more child abuse. We'll pay more tax. We'll see lack of electricity production cause crippling power outages, as the Greens block any move to build needed powerplants, and as Labour blindly clings to its anti-nuclear policy. We'll see our education system drown in it's own pool of political correctness.

I could go on and on.

This next term would be a difficult one for any government - we've been blessed with a good economy, and solid employment opportunities. But I believe this will change - we had our 'season in the sun', and Labour's continuing culture of fat bureaucracy will inefficiently consume our tax money - sucking the country dry.

What now can we do?

# 15.9.05 by Dan

I have just heard that our good friend Carl has been in a car accident, and is in intensive care. I don't know of any further details.

Please pray for Carl, and let us know of any further news as it may come to hand.

Update 08:21:
Carl has some broken ribs, but all else is good.

Update 08:38:
Carl has five six fractured ribs and a collapsed lung. He is still in intensive care (Middlemore Hospital), but should be okay.

Update 15:12:
Carl is still in ICU but should be moving to Ward 21 this afternoon.

Update 15:45:
Carl is now in Ward 21, Middlemore Hospital.

Update 16/09:
Scotty visited Carl yesterday.
Jono has carnage coverage here.

# 14.9.05 by Dan

Something I've been dying to tell you all but am only now able to disclose, is that I have a new job!

I'm leaving the fair fields of tvnz.co.nz for the plentiful pastures of clone.co.nz, where I shall reside as 'Interface Engineer'.

Toby is now crawling and clapping and dancing and waving and saying 'uh oh' when he drops things. It's amazing how fast he learns and grows; he is the man.

This Saturday gives us the opportunity to chose a new government for our country. I have no doubt that we will get what we deserve, and am looking toward the future with mixed interest and trepidation.

I hope you are all well, and I trust that I will have more news for you soon