NZ Election result - my rant/ thoughts/assertions.
Saturday night I got home from a jam just in time to line up a stream of TV3. I can’t recall ever feeling so hopeless as when the buffer came off and the first thing I heard was Paul Henry talking about how great the result was, as images of John Key getting in the car to give a valedictory speech were showing and as I then saw the 99% counted party vote. Te Tai Tokerau flashed up a few minutes later and I realised my vote for Mana had no effect on the make up of parliament.
[Pic of Gains playing in Palmerston North in the house I used to live in taken by Josh (Go Soda Boyz! at rockquest) seeing an image like this gives me far more hope than one of a victorious Labour/ Greens government ever will.]