Tuesday General Debate

Well hello there.  Nice of you to pop in.

This is the Tuesday General Debate post.

Now, lately, nobody has been  using my debate topics.  So I’m wondering if anyone is taking notice.  To test this theory, today’s topic is

Cat’s are superior to dogs, and this is why…

(Or of you don’t want to fall into this obvious trap, feel free to start your own topics!)


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  • Dick Brown

    Cats are clearly superior to dogs because they know how to hide their shit; a trait obviously lacking in dirty dog Len Brown.

  • LabTested

    Cat’s are superior to dogs, and this is why…

    ..when its minus 10 degrees they know to get some insulation under them. In this case 8 Great Pyreenes pups

  • conwaycaptain

    In the words of Winston Churchill
    “Cats look down at you, dogs look up at you and pigs look you straight in the eye”

  • blokeintakapuna

    Cat’s are superior to dogs, and this is why…

    Cat’s have servants… Dog’s have master’s

  • Tiberius

    If you died, your cat would eat your face, before finding a new owner – no loyalty.

  • snakebit

    Australian authorities who are forcibly evicting people from there homes ahead of the spreading wild fires have no right to do so. This is another example of government abusing its powers with the excuse that its necessary for your own good. I say its dressed up publically acceptable tyranny.

    • blokeintakapuna

      When a State of Emergency is enacted, the police do have the authority…
      Otherwise, there remaining on their property will likely endanger the lives of the Emergency Services who are the ones sent as first responders. Why should their lives be unnecessarily endangered because of the stupidity of a few?

      • snakebit

        No just leave them. You could even be nice and explain that if they dont leave no one will come rescue them. The police should not have the authority to make these decisions for you….ever.

        • blokeintakapuna

          …and what if the person not wanting to leave had some kind of learning difficulty that wasn’t easily detected by the naked eye.. and especially so when in a hurry? What happens to those people that truly aren’t in a position to fully evaluate the entire risk and situation? Or the elderly?
          Possessions come and go… and so do lives, but stupidity, stubbornness, ignorance, bravado shouldn’t be the rationale why someone tries (In most cases in vein) to save a highly flammable structure in the middle of a Mega-fire. Especially, if their remaining on-site compromises the safety of the sworn duty of the Emergency Services to protect the public…

          • snakebit

            Community is the answer, government authority isnt. If a person wants to die fighting a fire so be it.

          • blokeintakapuna

            I agree about the “government” but someone in the “community” always has to extend themselves and their safety to help/assist/rescue others though…

        • Random66

          Where there are children involved those with more information and experience do need to make the necessary calls certainly when the adults in the family are being stupid and irresponsible by staying and putting lives at risk. I remember too well Black Saturday and I cried for the families/ children that perished.

          • snakebit

            Sad as it is the parents need to make those calls. Just because the government declares a state of emergency does not mean they get total authority in our lives.

  • blokeintakapuna

    Personal integrity is a bare minimum requirement before even standing for Public Office… he needs to go!

    • Bafacu

      Brown was reported as saying “He was confident that Aucklanders would forgive him and move on, saying all the city wanted was a council that could focus on transport, housing and spending.”
      Actually Len, I’m more interested in the Council than can focus on roads, rubbish (not your kind) and reduced spending! Councils should not be involved in transport or housing (except to provide the conditions for them to flourish), and I’m sick of the past 3 years where you focussed on spending.

  • Michael

    I think dogs a superior for the simple fact they don’t hold a grudge! Both the wife and cat are masters for the grudge.

    • LesleyNZ

      Well you probably deserve the grudge!

      • johnbronkhorst

        Spoken like a true wife and incidentally proving his point!
        Don’t tell mine I said this!!

  • LesleyNZ

    Because when you go away all they need is a cat door, cat biscuits, water and a nice friend to check on the level of biscuits and water every few days.

  • johnbronkhorst

    “The ASB Quarterly Economic Forecast is predicting at least three percent growth for 2014.”..Yahooxtra, today.

    My prediction in April 21st 2013.

    Progressively, over the next year, unemployment will come
    down to perhaps below 6%, our govt. budget will balance, hospital waiting lists
    will continue to shrink and waiting times reduce, crime will continue to fall,
    road toll too, moody’s will upgrade our debt status keeping interest rates low
    and inflation low, economic growth will trend toward 4%pa, real after tax wages
    will grow by about 3-5%. balance of payments will be in surplus, the countries
    endebtedness will fall …all on the positive side of the ledger.

    Labour/greens bribes will be exposed as the ridiculous scam
    that they are. Showing that even if they had the effect that they say, other
    parts of the economy will be detrimentally effected as to make the over all
    impact negative on the lives of NZers.

    It’s a long way to the election!!! All National
    have to do is point out the above as it comes to pass

    How am I doing so far?

    • rockape

      John, I so wish you were right. The trouble is the voting public pay more attention to promises than facts. This is especially true, if the promises relate directly to them eg living wage reversing Labour legislation and benefit”bashing”. Voters are a selfish and sometimes stupid bunch. Unless the National front bench show these promises up for how empty they are, and, unless they make clear just how damaging the Labour/Green alliance will be for all kiwis then National will not win the next election. They need to pull the finger out now. They say a week is a long time in politics,but the last year in the run up to an election can seem very short.Its all about momentum and National need that swinging in their direction.

  • johnbronkhorst

    I have an Alaskan Malamute, he pulls the birds better than Brad Pitt. The bad thing for the ego is …that it’s the dog….not you!
    People come from miles to take his picture. Welcome to the centre of HIS universe!

  • kehua

    Try mustering a couple of thousand sheep with a cat??????

    • Hazards001

      Awww I dunno…I’ve seen one pussy round up a hundred thousand men in one go…

  • richard.b

    What, another misleading headline in the Herald?

    “Key tips pay jump for MPs”

    But lets then read the article.

    “Prime Minister John Key has hinted the Remuneration Authority is lining up a good pay rise for MPs this year, saying he had been consulted on the proposed increase and had told the authority he believed only a small, if not zero, pay rise should be offered.”

    Should not the headline read:

    “Key suggests no pay jump for MPs”


  • rockape

    Cats stand still when you point a gun at them. That alone makes them stupid, try getting the average cat to fetch?

    • Agent BallSack

      Not my ones. Blame kids and Nerf.

  • Phar Lap

    Seems the Lie-bour Party have been caught in the headlights.They have done a backdoor deal with Sky City over the new convention centre.David Cunliffe and Len Brown have a lot in common .Both are manifest liars.Cunliffe denies the back door deal ,Len denies the front door deal, and wants privacy to carry on his clandestine affairs.Cunliffe seems to have his nose in front of Len.Seems Cunliffe is such a barefaced liar ,fudging his CV.Now when he is caught again about back door deals.he lies again.

  • Bad__Cat

    … because cats live with more intelligent and better looking people.

    • Hazards001

      Clearly you don’t live in my neighbourhood…