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On the First Day of Christmas…

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The 12 days of Christmas

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… My country gave to me:
a PM we can all respect!

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johnkey5

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On the second day of Christmas,
My country gave to me:
A new public service TV
and a PM we can all respect!

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On the third day of Christmas,
My country gave to me:
No state asset sales,
A new public service TV
and a PM we can all respect!

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On the fourth day of Christmas,
My country gave to me:
Much cleaner rivers,
No state asset sales,
A new public service TV
and a PM we can all respect!

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clean river, dirty river

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On the fifth day of Christmas,
My country gave to me:
Lots more jobs, less bene-bashing!
Much cleaner rivers,
No state asset sales,
A new public service TV
and a PM we can all respect!

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The miracle of full employment

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On the sixth day of Christmas,
My country gave to me:
An end to fracking ‘n’ deep-sea drilling,
Lots more jobs, less bene-bashing!
Much cleaner rivers,
No state asset sales,
A new public service TV
and a PM we can all respect!

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welcome-to-the-east-cape-petrobras

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deepsea-horizon-explosion

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On the seventh day of Christmas,
My country gave to me:
A raise in minimum wages,
An end to fracking ‘n’ deep-sea drilling,
Lots more jobs, less bene-bashing!
Much cleaner rivers,
No state asset sales,
A new public service TV
and a PM we can all respect!

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andrew-maxwell-uk-riots

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On the eighth day of Christmas,
My country gave to me:
Less spent on roads, more on public transport,
A raise in minimum wages,
An end to fracking ‘n’ deep-sea drilling,
Lots more jobs, less bene-bashing!
Much cleaner rivers,
No state asset sales,
A new public service TV
and a PM we can all respect!

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public transport

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On the ninth day of Christmas,
My country gave to me:
No secret free trade ‘deals’
Less spent on roads, more on public transport,
A raise in minimum wages,
An end to fracking ‘n’ deep-sea drilling,
Lots more jobs, less bene-bashing!
Much cleaner rivers,
No state asset sales,
A new public service TV
and a PM we can all respect!

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TPP - why so secret

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On the tenth day of Christmas,
My country gave to me:
Free school meals for our kiddies.
No secret free trade ‘deals’
Less spent on roads, more on public transport,
A raise in minimum wages,
An end to fracking ‘n’ deep-sea drilling,
Lots more jobs, less bene-bashing!
Much cleaner rivers,
No state asset sales,
A new public service TV
and a PM we can all respect!

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school meals3

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On the eleventh day of Christmas,
My country gave to me:
Fully funded free healthcare,
Free school meals for our kiddies.
No secret free trade ‘deals’
Less spent on roads, more on public transport,
A raise in minimum wages,
An end to fracking ‘n’ deep-sea drilling,
Lots more jobs, less bene-bashing!
Much cleaner rivers,
No state asset sales,
A new public service TV
and a PM we can all respect!

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bed-patient

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On the twelth day of Christmas,
My country gave to me:
Real free education,
Fully funded free healthcare,
Free school meals for our kiddies.
No secret free trade ‘deals’
Less spent on roads, more on public transport,
A raise in minimum wages,
An end to fracking ‘n’ deep-sea drilling,
Lots more jobs, less bene-bashing!
Much cleaner rivers,
No state asset sales,
A new public service TV
and a PM we can all respect!

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free education for all

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… and of course, there is much, much more. But these will do for starters.

Thank you to everyone who has taken time to read my scribblings and to share their thoughts, by leaving comments.  From this blogger and his family, we wish everyone a happy Christmas; time to catch up with loved ones;  and a safe and  even better New Year.

Merry Christmas, Meri Kirihimete

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my fellow New Zealanders!

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mistletoe2

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  1. Green Meadows
    23 December 2012 at 2:52 pm

    You’ve pretty much covered everything with that. A BIG thank you to you Frank for all your hard work.

  2. Priss
    23 December 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Funny as, Frank!!

    And all the best Christmas to you and your family as well.

  3. 23 December 2012 at 3:50 pm

    I have never respected Key, and never will. :-(

  4. Jasper
    23 December 2012 at 3:54 pm

    220,000 kids living in poverty …. just another day living in poverty.

  5. Christine
    23 December 2012 at 5:19 pm

    I hope one of the days of Christmas includes an end to Christchurch school closures.

  6. samwise
    23 December 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Merry Christmas Frank!

  7. recluse
    23 December 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Merry Christmas? I’m sure it will be for those who screwed us over, whose insane greed is responsible for stripping the dining table of many families from decent Christmas fare let alone a decent meal throughout the year.

    Whose corporate brainwashing entices children to covet their junk, while many parents cannot afford such items or enslave their families through debt to purchase them.

    The Christmas tradition informs children that if they’re bad this year there’ll be no presents. How are children “bad” if their families struggle due to policies that resemble domestically enforced international sanctions? The loss of life’s necessities; jobs, welfare, opportunities et cetera.

    Kudos to Key & Co for laying-off Father Christmas and outsourcing his role to the Grinch, probably a MoBIE initiative. Part of National’s brighter future, delivering us the joys of the neoliberal Christmas – merry business!

    If Jesus should be here I’m sure he would be disgusted with the day in honour of his birth, the powers that be would be all too happy to crucify such a dissenter all over again, probably this time Serco will be awarded a lucrative publicly funded contract to do so.

    What about a happy new year? If this year is anything to go by, the prospect of a happy new year seems extremely doubtful. I’m expecting 2013 will see us screwed to the max. However should we be blessed with the fall of this government this year and something sane as a replacement, it’ll be a true Christmas gift deferred.

    Frank, Keep on bloggin’! The year ahead looks as if it’ll need as much criticism as possible cast upon this sleazy government’s machinations.

    • 24 December 2012 at 7:26 pm

      Frank, Keep on bloggin’! The year ahead looks as if it’ll need as much criticism as possible cast upon this sleazy government’s machinations.

      Keeping on blogging… that’ll be high onmy agenda for 2013, Recluse. And maybe with a few changes/additions. ;-)

  8. 23 December 2012 at 8:34 pm

    To RECLUSE I right in the your corner.

    Also to Frank thanks for the hard hitting blogs they are sure needed .

    Merry Christmas to everyone in the manner you can afford or enjoy.

    • Clive @ large
      28 December 2012 at 10:45 am

      Ditto Geoff. Keep up the analysis and commrentary Frank. I’ve been sharing your blog posts with some of my National leaning friends and family and at least a couple are re-thinking who they’ll be voting for next time.

      Merry christmas to you and your family and hope that 2013 is even better for you!

  9. 31 December 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Very good Frank. I hope you had a Merry Christmas and are going to have an equally Happy New Year.

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