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Hard News: A week being a long time in politics

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  • Sacha, in reply to JacksonP,

    one must always respect big daddy's authority

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16599 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Listening to the anagramophone...

    Michael Laws’ vile radio show

    RADIO VILE has a certain douché air to it...
    a splash in the face by day
    a chill in the ear by night

    interesting to hear TV3 saying Radio Live
    bosses wouldn't talk to them...
    but...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4818 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Sacha,

    Urika... bathwater, baby

    all you need to hear is that he has some, ok.

    oh, he's a comedian..
    he had principles that auger well
    y'know, a comedian screw...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4818 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    O! 3-play pun!
    Sooo goood!

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Sacha,

    one must always respect big daddy’s authority

    I could say something, but I'd probably regret it.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18815 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Sacha,

    In my house, it's big mama that rules the roost.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3123 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    Clearly not a right-thinking, hard-working, ambishus New Zillunder then.

    Next you'll be telling me you're brown or something.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16599 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Sacha,

    Nah, from what I've read, Jackie is a positively-motivated working compassionate & engaged educated professional with an eye for the greater societal good-

    whereas Key is an uneducated compassionless predator-

    he sure as shit doesnt have ANZ's interests at heart,

    Fuck off to Hawai'i John Key - hope the natives eat you (some of the earlier ones
    were my rellies-)

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia, in reply to Russell Brown,

    one must always respect big daddy’s authority

    I could say something, but I’d probably regret it.

    I'll say it for you -- good fucking luck with that.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 11902 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    My family is a proud matriarchy!
    Which means our males are cherished & loved and do what they will - but ALWAYS respect & take heed of female choices- may this be the positive future for us all-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    Pretty sure he was going to say something more colourful than that.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16599 posts Report Reply

  • Deborah,

    whereas Key is an uneducated compassionless predator ... he sure as shit doesnt have ANZ’s interests at heart

    Yes. In the last few days as I've watched the dummy-spit, I've become more and more convinced that he's interested in doing the job well, and proving that he can be a jolly good CEO of NZ Inc., but he's not actually interested in governing for *all* New Zealanders. He regards us as his employees, and now that people are not doing just what he wants, and not telling him all the time how wonderful he is, especially the media who have finally gotten over their infatuation with him, he is having a massive hissy fit, because he's not going to get a good performance review.

    Manawatu City • Since Nov 2006 • 1303 posts Report Reply

  • DeepRed, in reply to Deborah,

    He regards us as his employees, and now that people are not doing just what he wants, and not telling him all the time how wonderful he is, especially the media who have finally gotten over their infatuation with him, he is having a massive hissy fit, because he’s not going to get a good performance review.

    Just he waits until we form a trade union.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 4226 posts Report Reply

  • thegirlstefan, in reply to Deborah,

    yes, bang on! I think.. so much of it is just one of the guys at the office do, with hints of venal slipping through occasionally when he doesn't like what's happening (the protester in the public gallery a chilling example). He's a classic workplace bully.

    I also thought it was interesting he picked out Metiria Turei and not Russel Norman. To my knowledge, nothing to do with the Greens, in terms of Confidence & Supply agreements or elected representation during parliamentary terms, has any noted instance of being "unstable".

    Aotearoa • Since Oct 2011 • 42 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to thegirlstefan,

    note he didn't single out Tariana Turia or Pita Sharples either - just the uppity ones

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16599 posts Report Reply

  • martinb, in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=10767255

    Key as he has for the past 3 years fronting for the tough interviews. More kids t-shirts to sign, then off for a round of mini golf probably. Working all hours of the day.

    @RB Snap I'm a day late, you've already got there.

    Paul Holmes, the man entrusted with interviewing our Prime Minister in his 'serious' interview on Q & A this weekend, has been writing week after week in this election campaign seemingly partisan columns in the Herald and with no disclosure of the fact that he helped the National party leader in 2005 with his media training.

    Auckland • Since Jul 2010 • 157 posts Report Reply

  • martinb,

    Geez I am seemingly to always be late to these things. And Russell seems to have said it better by quoting the man’s own words twice.

    So I can only re-link to this
    May have to get this printed off and put on my wall. The distracting colours will keep me docile if the Nats get in with a vote over 50%. Thanks Danyl.

    Auckland • Since Jul 2010 • 157 posts Report Reply

  • martinb, in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    That’s okay Craig. Listeners can simply check the online helpful policy guide that RNZ has made comparing each parties’ answers on policy.

    This leaves the morning show for topical events like the Prime Minister running away from questioning, and saying his principled stand against airing accidentally taped conversations is not for his own political gain or to prevent his embarrassment, but to help some hypothetical suicide victim.

    This surely is the kind of thing we want to know about the man who will be representing us in the room with the most experienced politicians from around the globe after the next election? Can he hold his nerve and not lose his composure under pressure?

    Auckland • Since Jul 2010 • 157 posts Report Reply

  • merc,

    Well Perth is getting a new military base from Uncle Sam, let's hope Mr Key can stand firm...nek minnit.

    Since Dec 2006 • 2471 posts Report Reply

  • Deborah,

    The Dom Post has done the obvious thing, and found someone who has been unable to get police to spend anytime at all investigating the theft of money from their business, even though the person who did it has signed a confession.

    Thief to hand herself in after police fail to act

    Ross and Raynor Wilson, who own a travel agency in Wellington, are "gobsmacked" Mr Key's complaint to police about the recording of his meeting with John Banks has been investigated so quickly, while they have had no action, despite a direct plea to Police Commissioner Peter Marshall.

    Manawatu City • Since Nov 2006 • 1303 posts Report Reply

  • David Hood,

    I think it is a difficult sell for National to say "don't vote for the Greens, they're unstable" while wanting people to vote for ACT, but I realise they are unlikey to be pinned down about this dissonance over the coming week.

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 863 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to David Hood,

    Again I want any journo to laugh in Key's face if he claims Act are stable. The young twat against MMP ran the same line on Sky/Prime's election show last night too.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16599 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Sacha,

    Again I want any journo to laugh in Key’s face if he claims Act are stable.

    It's not necessary to do that. It would be unprofessional and ungracious.

    All it needs is for a a reporter to ask a question of the order of "Prime Minister, would you say the Act party has been stable? On what basis would you say that, given the party's recent history?"

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18815 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Meanwhile, Steven Price doesn’t concur with Mike Hosking’s elevated opinion of himself as an expert on New Zealand privacy law:

    If he means, he’s got a pretty good understanding of those laws, I think the rest of the interview demonstrates that he’s wrong.

    It was worse than that, really, because Hosking actually declared that "the law is very clear" before demonstrating he didn't have a clue.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18815 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia, in reply to Sacha,

    Again I want any journo to laugh in Key’s face if he claims Act are stable.

    Infinitely more stable than New Zealand First. Sorry, needs to be said even if it's not a terribly high bar to clear.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 11902 posts Report Reply

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