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Daily Review 01/08/2017

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72 comments on “Daily Review 01/08/2017”

  1. adam 1

    For all those who need to remember who the real enemy is. Here is some music to lighten the load, and quietly remind you.

    • gsays 1.1

      Well done Adam,
      primus were my favourite band back in the 90s.
      Caught them inadvertently as support for Jane’s addiction. I was plum tuckered before Janes hit the stage.

  2. BM 2

    I actually feel a bit sorry for Andrew Little.

    Done over by his caucus, then by the end of the day it’s like he never existed and Ardern is the golden child who’s going to win it for Labour.


      • garibaldi 2.1.1

        Jees BM, how nice and caring of you. You must be a really straight up sort of guy….not.

    • I think he will be happy the burden has gone. Jacinda looks to have picked the chalice up mid stride and is away – billshitter and his gnat cronies will be packing it – he is going to come across like the slow, dim, unimaginative plodder he is – and he will lose after all that – boo bloody hoo.

    • weka 2.3

      And yet lefties of all stripes have been talking about Little and his value all day.

      You’re a dick.

  3. Ed 3

    Not a good look, Bill…..

    Winston to PM: I know about your text messages to Todd Barclay staffer


  4. Editractor 4

    Wow, after just seeing the Newshub news at 6 I’m reserving judgement on the effect Ardern will have. They seemed to be all over her in a positive way.

    Hearing English essentially say she could be the PM in a few weeks was a bonus.

    • Carolyn_nth 4.1

      So the right wing dominants in the mainstream media are choosing Labour PMs now?

      • Editractor 4.1.1

        I don’t know what their angle is, but after seeing the comments on TS I wondered what the MSM take would be. No Labour is in chaos narrative, just Ardern is young and fresh and change while Bill is boring.

        You-know-who was fair gushing, though he couldn’t help providing advice that Labour should go after the Greens and NZ First, like that would help them under MMP.

        As noted, it could all change, but I was pretty surprised.

        • Carolyn_nth

          Ardern seems to go down well with the middleclass centrist, urban liberals. Doesn’t seem to scare the elites’ horses.

    • garibaldi 4.2

      I doubt if her honeymoon will last 24 hours. We all know the workings of the Natz dirty tricks brigade. They will be in full flight. Not to mention the bloody media as well.
      It’s going to be nasty.

      • WILD KATIPO 4.2.1

        Blood and hair flying everywhere… and most of it will be Pullyer’s.

        The motel lady they call ‘sweetie’.

        • garibaldi

          Second warning.
          Whilst our hopes for a change of govt have been raised today, let’s not forget that Jacinda and Kelvin are bloody neolibs.
          Vote Green.

          • WILD KATIPO

            Yes , well aware of that… Adern and Robertson… didn’t want a bar of Cunliffe at the time. Or at least didnt appear to have.

            However,… the theory could go like this : a coalition with the Greens will soften some of that , add NZ First and much of it will be contained. One advantage is less infighting ,… in the long game, there will need to be a significant departure from the widespread dissatisfaction with National. And perhaps that will drive Labour to make sure if they are going to pursue some sort of neo liberalism, it will be scaled right back.

          • weka

            +1. The trick now is how to change the govt given we have two parties we need. This is new territory.

        • Muttonbird

          ‘Motel lady’. Lol!

      • tc 4.2.2

        They’re actually one in the same these days on some outlets.

    • Bearded Git 4.3

      “Bill is boring, she isn’t”. Gower sums it up in 5 words on Newshub.

      • WILD KATIPO 4.3.1

        ‘Yawn’ ,… Bill who ?… oh you mean that guy from Dipton with the housing problem?… yeah … I remember,.. didn’t he lead National to one of its greatest defeats ever some time back ?”…

  5. BM 6

    This election is going answer two questions for me.

    1) How much swaying power does the MSM still have?

    2) How shallow is your average voter?

    It’s going to be interesting to see what happens.

    • garibaldi 6.1

      How shallow is your average voter? Answer….very.
      I’m picking that if thousands of morons voted for the smiling assassin because he was ” da man”, then those same people will vote for a pretty face. Is that what worries you BM? I certainly hope so.

      • BM 6.1.1

        People thought Key was the man because skill wise there was light years between him and anyone else in Parliament.

        Ardern is a pretty face, nothing more, having said that though Clarkula seems to have taken Ardern under her wing which could have quite an impact.

        • Editractor

          How does that work then? If Ardern becomes PM, the same average voter that voted for Key (a sensible vote according to you) will have voted for her (a shallow vote according to you). You seem to be arguing that your average voter is not shallow until presented with what you claim is just a pretty face, at which point they lose any depth they had?

        • WILD KATIPO

          Na, people thought Key was the man because corporate business poured truckloads into ensuring he was advised by the likes of Crosby Textor, used focus groups to design policy on the hoof run by such as Farrar and had another certain attack blog to smear the opposition, even misusing the SIS to do it , and had Stephen Joyce and his considerable media contacts arrange events to either starve opposition party’s of coverage , – or if they did receive coverage , – it was always designed to make them look weak , divided and unstable.

          Any unscrupulous outfit can do that .

          Such as passive dictatorships that despise democracy’s.

        • Timbeau

          David Parker, BM? He’s the brainiest person in this parliamentary term, Key included

        • Gabby

          They thought it would be jolly to have a frigging beer with him.

        • Psycho Milt

          People thought Key was the man because skill wise there was light years between him and anyone else in Parliament.

          Playing people for suckers is indeed a skill that comes in very handy in politics, but I’d prefer it if Labour leaders remained relatively unskilled in that respect.

        • Draco T Bastard

          …skill wise there was light years between him and anyone else in Parliament.

          No there wasn’t. Key had very little skill in governance – just lots on lying and deceit.

        • mosa

          BM that’s naughty. Funny but naughty.

  6. chris73 7

    This explains the problem Labour has that National and the Greens don’t:


    Also this seems appropriate

    • Bearded Git 7.1

      Here and now Chris…here and now.

      • chris73 7.1.1

        Well seeing that Jacinda is supposed to have some similar qualities to Sir John Key it’ll be interesting to see how she goes

        The debates should be a bit more interesting though so thats good

  7. Pete 8

    I see a headline on the Herald site, “Hosking: Ardern has a credibility issue.”

    Naturally I didn’t click on it. If Ardern has 50 times the credibility of Hosking, she has no chance.

    He must be really pissed off he has to change his game plan. After the recent stuff about TVNZ salaries it’s interesting to surmise that if he is merely in that $640,000 bracket as suggested, given the number of days he is on the job, every time he is on that 7.00pm show he earns the best part of $3,000. $15 grand a week.

    • L0L !

      “Hosking: Ardern has a credibility issue.”

      The pot calls the kettle black.

      We want to know how much you get paid by the taxpayer , Hosking.

      Don’t you support the ‘ no surprises government ‘ , buddy ?

    • Muttonbird 8.2

      Hosking hates women, and hates the socially conscious left. She’s the perfect storm for him.

    • “Hosking: Ardern has a credibility issue.”

      Psycho Milt: Hosking has an “is a cunt” issue.

  8. ScottGN 9

    I just watched Jacinda on The Project. A pretty confident and effortless performance really (though admittedly not the most demanding of platforms). Her answers to the usual, tiresome “career versus babies” questions that women politicians face were nuanced and steered the conversation back to the plight of working women across the spectrum who make those decisions every day.

  9. Muttonbird 10

    Odd that so many RWNJs are pushing Hooton’s fake news that Helen Clark is lobbying for Jacinda Ardern.

  10. Pat 11

    A good start to an impossible task…..remembering the honeymoon will be short and the MSM and commentariat are resharpening their knives…..heres hoping JA (and KD) can perform miracles…we are overdue for one.

  11. Finnish citizens given universal basic income report lower stress levels and greater incentive to work – suggest you turn off sound.

    Can’t say that I’m surprised to find that a universal income works so bloody well.

  12. swordfish 13

    Hoots mighty worried



    What is the plural of hagiography? Need it to describe @1NewsNZ & @NewshubNZ news reports on new @nzlabour leader tonight.

    • In Vino 13.1

      Tell that semi-literate Hooten that all he has to do is take off the ‘-y’ and add ‘-ies’. I guess he thinks it is clever to use a big word.

  13. AB 14

    Undermining support for a UBI is an additional reason why National are rapidly growing our population by importing lots of people without a commensurate rise in production (GDP per capita falling). Lots of extra people makes a UBI look really, really expensive.

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