FFS - John Key is really,really,really bad at his job. Hate to think what a thrid term will look like.
The gullibility of the New Zealand public fills me with despair and anger, wake up sheeple.
What can one do?
Judith Collins took an axe and gave herself forty whacks,
When she saw what she had done she gave John Key forty one.
Pansy Wong is long gone whilst Judith Collins carrys on.
Key should be the one with the axe.
I so despise the false play for sympathy - giving her a wee break my arse – she knows the game – and plays more viciously than most – remember David Benson Pope and her calling him a “pervert”, the media frenzy that resulted and the harm that caused.
There are good grounds for Key to sack her – maybe a resignation by mid week – likely she has been sent away to prepare the speech.
I hope she stays – she could bring the govt down – she is more likely to turn the polls and reveal the true nature of this government than any of the opposition parties – with the exception of Winston (I jest).
And again, when Native Affairs tried to report the story, rather than responding to the concerns, the trust got an injunction to stop them going to air. (This actually backfired hugely, because people associated with the trust had to swear revealing affidavits that the judge ruled could be used by Native Affairs in its reports.)
Funny as - the collision of stupidity that often occurs when people attempt to subvert/hide the truth of a matter. Doubly so when engaging lawyers to do so.
For ’tis the sport to have the engineer
Hoist with his own petard. And ’t shall go hard,
But I will delve one yard below their mines,
And blow them at the moon. Oh, ’tis most sweet
When in one line two crafts directly meet.
Really thought McCarten could offer better advice.
He probably has - likely - it may not be sinking in.
Just saying - No matter how much thin ice Collins was skating on Key/Nats have no intention of giving the oppostion any impetus from the situation.
It appears the greater electorate has "moved on" as shown by the drop for Labour in the polls - failure to launch and a lack of competence. Cunning move by Key to extinguish the Collins issue and highlight Labours failings.
Cunning, smug and trusted by the electorate is John Key - no matter what goes down.
Would have thought Cunliffe would be more dynamic and looking to be more and not less than Shearer.
Strange times indeed - everyone "is" and becomes "news".
It is good to turn the whole social media thing off and get on with the business ofl living - you get more done.
For word of the year try "Report".
There have been so many disasters, failures, in most spheres or "governance" – all that happens is there is another report in response and no solution or change in policy.
Novapay, The Dunny Leak, The ongoing privacy failures, The Bain Report, The further report on the Bain report, The Len Saga, the Police were waiting for one etc, etc
Also I am sad that First Citizen, Mr Wow himself, John (in the key of awesome) Key wasn't time magazine's person of the year. I needed to share it somewhere.
1981 it was a civil war - well almost.
An image seared in my mind was looking up the railway line from Morningside to Kingsland and see riot squad members placed about ever 20 metres apart all the way around the bend.
I can remember thinking, "I was so relieved we didn't have a gun culture". .
Although I have in my mind his story when thinking of Nelson Mandela the images of the 1981 tour protests are stronger than any image I have of him as a person/statesman.
I couldn't be dismissive of anyone involved in countering prejudice as "well-intentioned people who were very long sighted about institutional and casual racism on the other side of the world".
Nelson Mandela's passing has, for me, become about overcoming prejudice and being glad people, not just here, but all over the world got up to meet the challenge.