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Choosing a Righter Future

Written By: - Date published: 2:25 pm, September 2nd, 2008 - 17 comments
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A couple more National Party billboards I whipped up in my lunch break. You know, when the original is so godawful it takes all the fun out of the parody. Step it up could you, National? Even Ansell’s better than this…

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17 comments on “Choosing a Righter Future”

  1. monkey-boy 1

    How about:

    ‘Wave Goodbye to the SFO – We need Winston’s vote’

    ‘Wave Goodbye to Wellingtons Telephone system – Oh, too late.”

    ‘Wave goodbye to your loved ones – Because we won’t finance Herceptin’

    ‘Wave goodbye to openess in politics – because ‘no one asked me’.’

    ‘Wave goodbye to your right to strike – because we had nine years to sort it, and chose not to.’

    and my personal favourite:
    ‘Wave goodbye to Helen – shush! – that’s a secret!’

  2. Tane 2

    You could send those onto National, MB, but I doubt they’d use them. Off-message.

  3. Matthew Pilott 3

    Oh yeah, MB, how about ‘wave goodbye to the rest of your loved ones – we funded herceptin’.

  4. monkey-boy 4

    Others may not agree that the present situation is ideal, Matthew. “It is no surprise that Pharmac finds it impossible to fund Herceptin to the level of first world countries. How can it when Mrs Clark’s Government won’t provide sufficient money? NZ women must now continue to pay varying retail prices for this already expensive drug that include at least $10,000 in GST that the government takes and absolutely refuses to give back. At the very least Herceptin should be made available at bulk buying price and most defiantly should not be a source of GST revenue for a government that requires cancer sufferers to pay twice for their health care and then taxes them as well. John Key gets my vote on this issue alone.”
    This is from one of the ‘your views’ pages in the Herald by a certain ‘Michael Draper’..

  5. Dancer 5

    a few that have been doing the rounds:

    wave goodbye to acc — we’ll sell it to the aussies

    wave goodbye to kiwibank — we’ll sell it eventually

    wave goodbye to higher pay — we want wages to drop

    wave goodbye to free roads — it’s fifty bucks a wk with us

    wave goodbye to certainty in government — we’ll flipflop on anything to get into power

  6. Hey Tane, like all your friends on the left your using the fear factor, we don’t have a draft, no one is being forced to go to Iraq and if you join the army you got to prepared to fight.

    If National becomes Government and they dont send troops to Iraq, will you be nam enough to say sorry and you got it wrong, Im guessing not.

  7. Tane 7

    Brett, it’s satire. Of course National won’t send troops to Iraq now. It’s making light of their firm position that we should have. Christ, it loses so much when you have to explain it…

    Captcha: directly drunk

  8. vto 8

    wave goodbye to caustic cullen and his envy complex, we’re sending him back to school

    wave goodbye to election rorts, we’re sending pledge cards to the dump.

    wave goodbye to winston bjeikle-peterson, who cares where he gets sent.

    wave goodbye to being treated like children, we’re sending Helen along with Cullen

    wave goodbye to shameful EFA-style law-making, we’re enacting retrospective electoral law to apply this election

    wave goodbye to OECD decline, say hello to OECD top half

    wave goodbye to academics, unionists and school teachers, we’re sending them back to where they should have stayed.

    mmmm, makes me laugh. Satire is so good.

  9. Wayne 9

    But vto that’s terrible satire.

  10. vto 10

    ha ha wayne, just playing follow the leader. Anyhow it was fun thinking of all those things that can be waved goodbye to.

  11. Dean 11

    “Oh yeah, MB, how about ‘wave goodbye to the rest of your loved ones – we funded herceptin’.”

    The womens groups are really happy with the pathetic funding herception got, aren’t they. It’s awesome listening to Pharmac try and filibuster their way out of explaining why they funded such a short course when most other countries have chosen not to – but its ok, MP. Labour can do no wrong, etc etc.

    “Wave goodbye to reality”. I think you ought to get that one made and put on your wall, MP.

  12. T-rex 12

    Wave goodbye to Academics and school teachers eh?

    Yeah. That’s bound to end well. Is that Nationals new education platform?

    I guess it’s basically a market…

  13. vto 13

    T-rex, not waving goodbye to them forever you silly sausage. They are good people – I even have some friends who are academics and teachers. Just the sheer numbers in Parliament. I recall some discussion when the nats list came out two weeks ago about geting a balance which reflected society in general. Same same.

  14. Rob 14

    Good to see some innovation coming out from the Nats.

    Its been nearly nine years now and we have seen anything from Labour.

    Isn’t it funny as soon as anyone does something aspirational that Lefties try and throw a cloud of depression over it.

    My friends often talk when they come back from Australia how positive the people are and happy compared with NZ.

    Its true what we have here is a control freak Government that breeds envy Politics doesn’t really want people to be successful because then it cant control them maybe they will start to get to independent and think for themselves.

    That would be a real crime. I believe the Nats will have some Beauties to come out yet. Here’s a few for Labour

    Let me sign your Painting and sell it

    I backed Winston look where it got me

    Motorcades are for speed freaks like me

    Owen Please give us some more money we love you really

    The EFA doesn’t shut down democratic rites really it doesn’t

    I believe tax cuts aren’t a ideological burp now!! Only it 3 years to late

  15. Matthew Pilott 15

    Dean, I’m rather confused with your stance. Are you saying that Pharmac should ignore the science available to it and bow to lynch-mob style pressure and make an emotionally-charged decision that could well be wrong?

    On second thought, I’m not confused by your stance.

    Monkey-boy, I’m not saying it’s ideal either. I wonder why some hail it as a magical wonder drug, while other research says it works in less than 2% of cases, below the margin of error, and has potentially fatal side effects.

    None of that matters to the sick hysterics like Dean, who want to use an emotive issue and prey on the hopes of people with a potentially terminal disease to score political points, but congratulations for doing what Dean can’t and giving it some logical thought (actually I see it was one Mr Draper that thought about it) instead of saying, without reason, “they did it, we should too”.

    Hey Rob, see what monkey boy did? Unlike a certain plagiarising troll I know, he at least acknowledged that the comment he was pasting was not his own… Why do you think that is? By the way, can you please provide a link for that last comment (except those last few points – they’re so truly awful I doubt they could be from anyone but you).

  16. Dean 16

    MP:

    “Dean, I’m rather confused with your stance. Are you saying that Pharmac should ignore the science available to it and bow to lynch-mob style pressure and make an emotionally-charged decision that could well be wrong?”

    They’ve been very selective with the science they’ve looked at, haven’t they?

    Besides, likening womens’ breat cancer lobbyists as “lynch mobs” isn’t exactly the least emotionally charged decision you’ve ever made.

    “None of that matters to the sick hysterics like Dean, who want to use an emotive issue and prey on the hopes of people with a potentially terminal disease to score political points, but congratulations for doing what Dean can’t and giving it some logical thought (actually I see it was one Mr Draper that thought about it) instead of saying, without reason, “they did it, we should too’.”

    Quite right. Let’s just ignore the clinical trials and fund the drug for a period next to no other country does. And for anyone that doesn’t agree, let’s call them hysterical, sick lych mobs. Why don’t you just chuck in a good old fashioned cancerous and corrosive too?

    I reiterate though, it’s ok. Labour, do no wrong, election year, the SFO leaked, etc etc. Happy?

  17. David Hall (gringer) 17

    For those who remember nationalbillboard.fias.co.nz, here’s another site done in a similar spirit:

    http://national.h.ac.nz/

    It allows you to generate your own high quality National Party billboards.

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