Friday, November 27, 2009

An intervention is needed

The reader will recall the last visit we had with the mayor of Wanganui, NZ, Michael Laws. I, rather unkindly, suggested that he needed help. This has been confirmed
The Wanganui port is a decaying wreck and probably has been ignored for decades due to the dangerous river mouth just along from the docks and the death of coastal shipping in NZ. The company that owns the port wants the Wanganui City Council to stump up money for a refurbishment. Mayor Laws wants nothing to do with it and has written an email to the head of the port company to explain his position.

“You are a lying shit,” he says in the email.
Which must be code for "We have disagreement with you on where the money should come from'
“I don’t know if you’re simply a fool or a stooge.
Which may really mean "I think we need to consider our legal position carefully in this matter"
I look forward to exposing your lies and duplicity in the national media and have the paper trail to prove your villainy.”
which probably means "I think that we can work together to resolve our differences in a manner that will benefit the ratepayers of Wanganui."

Mummy, make the bad man go away

10 comments:

Smut Clyde said...

Perhaps the exchange will escalate to the Shakespearean level of invective. "You, sir, are a subaqueous poltroon and an eater of broken meat." "You, sir, are a strumpet-consorting blaggard robbed of all velleity by a depraved life-style." I see a reality-TV program in the making. Think of the improvement in terms of national vocabulary.

Another Kiwi said...
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Another Kiwi said...

Yes I can see
"You, sir are a wellsnippet of the least kind, a curwangler of the lowest depth"
"Your bum smells like fish paste"
It is, 'is worship we is dealing wiv.

Smut Clyde said...

"A whellsnippet of the least kind, a curwhangler of the lowhest depth".

M. Bouffant said...

We dumb ol' Yanks just think "villainy" is amusing, because we're conditioned to think of a guy in a black cloak tying a maiden to the railroad tracks.

Dudley Do-Right said...

...a guy in a black cloak tying a maiden to the railroad tracks.

WHERE!!!?

Substance McGravitas said...

Perhaps the exchange will escalate to the Shakespearean level of invective.

I already have the fridge magnets for this.

Smut Clyde said...

OK, how about Chaucerean invective? Uppe thy bum, fowle varlet!

Another Kiwi said...

Playce that sujestionn where the sunne will nott shynne, naughty varlet!

ckc (not kc) said...

“You are a lying shit,” he says in the email.

To hell with netiquette (at least he didn't say "You are A LYING SHIT!!!!")