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Daily Review 07/06/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, June 7th, 2018 - 71 comments
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This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day.

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71 comments on “Daily Review 07/06/2018 ”

  1. McFlock 1

    Not that they’re phoning in that by-election campaign. Not at all, lol

  2. dukeofurl 2

    Getting the notoriously imperious Finlayson QC to stand on a corner must mean its all hands to the pumps.

    • McFlock 2.1

      Isn’t that nick smith?


      • AB 2.1.1

        Yes – we have been graced by Nick this past week or so. On the whole he has looked somewhat less than scintillated. Don’t know why – when the nice young boys and girls from Dominos do this, I reckon they are on about $12/hour, Nick’s doing somewhat better than that.
        Or perhaps he has seen what crappy, harried, overcrowded, traffic-congested, financially-pressured lives Aucklanders live, and is pining for Nelson, like a Norwegian blue.

    • AB 2.2

      Nearly – all hands to the pumps would be (Tiny Brain Tim) Groser having to swallow down little mini-sicks as he interacts with common folk.

  3. Ed 3

    This morning I posted on Razan Najjar’s murder by the apartheid Israeli state.

    And James, Stunned Mullet, OAB, Tuppence Strawberry, Gosman and Alwyn all attacked me the messenger or tried to divert. They ignored the message.

    When so many right wing trolls get involved, I know I am bearing witness to very inconvenient facts and truths.

    Sine March, over 1300 Palestinians have been injured by Israeli snipers.
    Over 120 have been killed.
    The dead and injured include the physically disabled, children, babies and medics.

    The mainstream media is a vital prop for the Israeli war machine.
    Right wing trolls are part of the propaganda factory.
    They are defending the indefensible.

    Israel is a rogue state.


      • Ed 3.1.1

        I might play bingo on this.
        Wonder if I can get the full house of right wing trolls and Israeli apologists replying this time.

        • Ad

          You are implying anyone who disagrees with you is “right wing”.

          Prove it.

          • David Mac

            I can, you have a late model iphone with at least 2 stored contacts that work in the financial sector and an eye for modern European furniture.

          • Ed

            Not at all.
            There are left wing Israeli apologists as well.
            Are you suggesting the list of respondents above are not largely right wing trolls?

            • solkta

              You’ve even called me a neo-lib on this site because i pointed out that you were talking crap.

    • mauī 3.2

      Kia kaha Ed.

      BDS well said.

    • Tuppence Shrewsbury 3.3

      No one wants to touch a ball when it’s passed to you by a rape apologist who received it from a rapist #metoo

      • Ed 3.3.1

        One more for a full house…..

      • Ed 3.3.2

        You wouldn’t want to have to admit the facts Israel is massacring children, would you?

        • One Anonymous Bloke

          You and George are making it easier for them to do so.

        • Tuppence Shrewsbury

          But I don’t have too as they aren’t?

          • Ed

            “Sacrificing Gaza: The Great March of Zionist Hypocrisy
            By Jim Kavanagh

            “What the Israelis have done over the past few weeks—killing at least 112and wounding over 13,000people (332 with life-threatening injuries and 27 requiring amputation)—is a historical crime that stands alongside the Sharpeville Massacre (69 killed), Bloody Sunday (14 killed), and the Birmingham Fire Hoses and Police Dog Repression as a defining moment in an ongoing struggle for justice and freedom. Like those events, this month’s slaughter may become a turning point for what John Pilger correctly calls “the longest occupation and resistance in modern times”—the continuing, unfinished subjugation of the Palestinian people, which, like apartheid and Jim Crow, requires constant armed repression and at least occasional episodes of extermination.”


            • Tuppence Shrewsbury

              Fake news. Get some real perspective Ed. These people tried to illegally cross an internationally recognised border using force.

              Pretty sure the UN would take a hard line if it was Israel invading gaza.

              False equivalence comparing it with sharpeville

              • One Anonymous Bloke

                Yes. The Israelis have murdered far more than the South African Police did that day. Also, Police murders don’t qualify as war crimes, and the IDF targeting civilians does.

                • Tuppence Shrewsbury

                  The IDF were targeting invaders of their sovereign soil. Armed invaders, In an organised attack by a neighbouring territories government. You shed the civilian clothing and don combatants apparel when you partake in something like that.

                  • One Anonymous Bloke

                    The Israeli criminal code punishes stone throwing by up to twenty years in prison.

                    Even they do not claim it turns people into soldiers under the Geneva Conventions. For one thing, if they did, those arrested doing so would have to be treated as PoWs, not criminals.

                    Firing rifle rounds into crowds obscured by smoke and tear gas is a war crime. I suggest you acquaint yourself with the Geneva Conventions regarding indiscriminate attacks. If civilians or medics were deliberately targeted that makes it worse.

          • Draco T Bastard

            Except that they are.

            They’ve been doing so for decades.

            Since before Israeli invasion was immorally forced upon the Palestinians.

    • stunned mullet 3.4

      Dear Ed – do you enjoy fucking goats ?

      • Ed 3.4.1

        How you don’t get banned for that I don’t know.

      • Ed 3.4.2

        How you don’t get banned for that beats me.

        • riffer

          Perhaps when people ask you about things you have no knowledge about it’s more to do with their ignorance being double – of both you and the subject?

          • Antoine

            Are you saying that stunned mullet is ignorant about fucking goats? Why is this relevant?


        • One Anonymous Bloke

          It’s a long-established tradition at The Standard, when dealing with people who employ LBJ’s rhetorical strategy (that’s you, Ed), to call them out for it.

          I’m pretty sure this has been explained to you before.

    • alwyn 3.5

      Please explain where I am supposed to have attacked you Ed?
      The only person I replied to was Venezia. The only way that reply could be construed as an attack on you would be if you had posted the remark.
      You aren’t commenting under multiple pen names are you Ed?

  4. Gabby 4

    What an opportunity to quiz him on his take on freedom of information.

  5. AsleepWhileWalking 5

    Goldsmith needs reminding the Far North was entirely neglected by the Rockstar. Its about time they loaded up on resources.

    • Tamati Tautuhi 5.1

      Goldsmith doesn’t realise that many people in Northland have not received any of the benefits of the Rockstar Economy which JK & Bill English developed over the past 9 years.

  6. Robert Guyton 6

    Nick. His hand signal says, “Get me the f*ck outa here!!”

    • Tamati Tautuhi 6.1

      He doesn’t look a happy camper ?

    • Stuart Munro 6.2

      It’s tough being a Gnat now that not even shonkey JohnKey will smack your high fives.

    • gsays 6.3

      Is it rude to point out that it looks like the member from Nelson ways, appears to have been swimming in a river that has recently had new standards applied to it?

  7. Muttonbird 7

    Why is he standing in the middle of the road?

  8. David Mac 8

    That Northcote by-election is a bit of a no win situation for National.

    If they win by a healthy margin it’s “Of course they did, they’ve reigned in that neighbourhood since Hone was chopping down flagpoles.”

    Anything less is going to look like a back-slide.

  9. Janice 9

    I see the civil emergency bloke in Guatemala is being blamed for not calling for an evacuation before the mountain blew. I have often idly wondered what would happen if the geologists said the magma was rising somewhere under Auckland, which politician or council employee would put their hand up and start an evacuation with the already overloaded roads. I know the Taranaki RC have had a couple of dummy runs in case their mountain wakes up, and they have contingency plans for farm animals. Are there plans somewhere in the bowels of the Super Shitty archives?

    • Leonhart Hunt 9.1


      its being worked on (prob is an old plan) In short, No, there’s nowhere for them to go and CD doesn’t have enough supplies to that big of a population, in the event of a inimient eruption, my best would be the plan is to not disclose eruption to avoid panic and evac “important” people then deal with the survivors with the store supplies from the rest of the nation. The population is just too concentrated in one place.

      • Exkiwiforces 9.1.1

        The NZCD has no supplies at hand is because the “No Mates Party” and their Mates flog off all MoW equipment and reduced the NZDF War reserve by 90% in the 90’s with Coleman trying to flog off the other 10% with the last Government.

        Neo Lib’s and modern day logistics have this saying “Just in time resupply/ support”.

        • Draco T Bastard

          Yep. That’s why the Rena was such a mess. We simply didn’t have the needed capacity available and had to wait weeks for it to become available and then more weeks travel here – from the other side of the bloody world.

          A well run society would have emergency capacity available. But that costs and doesn’t allow the neo-liberals to cut taxes for the rich.

  10. Tracey 10

    Robertson hosting Labour version of Cabinet Club.

    For some reason Labour thinks this stuff is

    A. OK
    B. Wont get out

    • Tuppence Shrewsbury 10.1

      And even better won’t answer questions on it cos “party matters” apparently.

      For all the media and journos in labour, I’m supposed communication is so weak

      • Ed 10.1.1

        What a miserable wretched troll you are.

      • Fireblade 10.1.2

        Fake outrage again Tupps. Are you a hypocrite or just a miserable wretched troll as Ed stated.

        Key defends $5000-a-head Maori Party dinner.
        Stuff: April 14 2014

        “Prime Minister John Key says there is nothing unethical or inappropriate about charging guests at a Maori Party dinner $5000 a head to sit with him for part of the evening”

        • Tuppence Shrewsbury

          I didn’t agree with it then. I think it’s terrible for democracy in New Zealand

          But this just shows how cheap access to labour i guess

          • Fireblade

            But this just shows how expensivw access to National is I guess.

            Charging $5000 a head ensured only wealthy elites and corporates could attend.

            • chris73

              People will pay what they think something is worth

              • Fireblade

                Yes, People will pay what they think something is worth.

                In National’s world $5000 per head would be worth political and policy favours for that individual.

                Nudge nudge, wink wink, we understand each other, I’ll see what I can do.

                • chris73

                  Nationals worth $5000 and Labours worth $600 is something we can all agree sounds about right

                  • alwyn

                    “Labours worth $600 “.
                    You have obviously had no experience of Grant.
                    He can be quite a pleasant person but you certainly don’t get any pearls of wisdom dripping from his lips.
                    The only reason to pay that is if you are a lobbyist and want to get access to the Minister of Finance.
                    Edit. Whoops. The MP for Wellington Central.

    • Grey Area 10.2

      And the party president says it’s okay because Robertson was there in his capacity as an MP not Minister of Finance. So people apparently paid $600 to meet and greet Grant Robertson list MP.

      Yeah right.

      Same weasel words National used. Disappointing.

      • Fireblade 10.2.1

        All weasel words have been learned from National Party MPs.

      • alwyn 10.2.2

        “Grant Robertson list MP.”
        I hate to have to say it but he is an Electorate MP. Wellington Central to be precise.
        It makes me a bit embarrassed because when anyone asks me who my MP is I have to tell them Grant. They look surprised that there could be an electorate where a plurality of voters would vote for someone like him.
        I point out that at least he isn’t as foolish as the MP for Te Atatu but it isn’t that much of a consolation.

        • Crashcart

          I have the distinct pleasure of having Paula Bennet as my MP. My electorate vote is worth nothing out here. Thankfully MMP means I get a party vote to waste.

    • Rosemary McDonald 10.3


      The President’s Club. Rent a pollie’s eat society.

      Anyone fearing this Current Mob were swinging too far can rest easy.


    • Draco T Bastard 10.4

      I’d say that I’m surprised – but I’m not.

  11. Incognito 11

    It’s pleasing to see that Dr Nick Smith is fluent in sign language. After all, it’s an official language of New Zealand and he’s never quite mastered the other two.

  12. AB 12

    Perhaps Nick was drawn north by that picture of Dan with the pellucid waters of Little Shoal Bay behind him?
    Rather than sitting in swanky Takapuna restaurants drinking pinot noir of an evening with the Nat campaign crew, perhaps Nick slides off his shoes and socks and enjoys the soft, oily wadeability of the mudflats?

  13. Tamati Tautuhi 13

    I think he would prefer to be sitting next to the fire with a stiff scotch in his hand.

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