Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sentence of the day

Dim-Post has reservations – OK, is appalled by – the sweeping powers granted to Gerry Brownlee under the Canterbury Earthquake Response and Recovery Act 2010, and explains why.

Comment #7 says, “Solution to problems: leave. Seriously, why the fuck would you stay in NZ?”

Comment #8 is Danyl’s reply: 
All my stuff is here.  


Eric Crampton said...

1. Exceedingly unlikely that the powers get used for real evil or have really bad consequences for most folks.
2. Exceedingly worrying that there's no sense of a constitutional spirit here that would bind government against doing this sort of thing.
3. Where would you go?!

Stephen Stratford said...

1. Agreed, Eric, but I'm glad it is time-limited.

2. Agreed too. Pragmatism rules in NZ but that's not always ideal.

3. Yeah, me too. I like it here. Paris is pretty good but god it's expensive. Brisbane, maybe - it has some good restaurants, especially the ones run by NZers.