Daily Review 08/06/2018

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23 comments on “Daily Review 08/06/2018”

  1. Muttonbird 1

    Not sure what Willie Jackson was thinking getting noted wanker Alan Duff along to Shanan Halbert’s gig but of course the Trump-like dinosaur did not fail to deliver some controversy.

    Duff is like a demented bully kid who no doubt will be sitting in the corner crying crocodile tears tonight.

    The key takeaway from this article anyway is:

    During the event itself, Mr Duff told the audience he had been “a National voter all my voting years” but had lost faith in the party and decided it was time to give Labour a chance.

    Give Labour a chance? Being a fucking idiot and damaging them by association is not giving them a chance, it is is deliberate sabotage.

    Alan Duff, the biggest ego in New Zealand (and that is saying something), needs to be put out to pasture, immediately.

    Can’t help thinking Duff’s own Jake the Muss would beat his creator to a bloody pulp in very short time had they ever met.

  2. Muttonbird 2

    What’s more, doesn’t National party voting Alan Duff totally channel Jake the Muss by threatening people in an outside-a-pub situation?

    Having been so irrelevant in the last 20 years, it’s like he want to relaunch his career by imitating characters in his own books!

    • Tamati Tautuhi 2.1

      Interesting move rolling out Alan Duff an ex National Party supporter.

      • Muttonbird 2.1.1

        It was an idiot move. He’s that unhinged even the Nats never used him.

  3. Gabby 3

    Janet Wilson. Says everything twice. Twice. Absolutely everything. She says it all twice. All of it.

  4. ropata 4

    In reply to the meme at the top of this post:

    A better analogy would be someone taking over your twitter and forcing you to post “God hates fags” memes. Why would you force someone to do something that is against their personal values?

    A more balanced view here…

    • dukeofurl 4.1

      Because when you are offering services to the public, personal ‘values’ dont come into it.
      And do they have a detailed checklist of their other customers to check that their is something about their life that isnt a fit ?

      Considering lots of churches dont allow divorced couples to remarry and consider its a sin against ‘traditional marriage’ , does that too meet the grade for buying a wedding cake.
      Does a couple have children out of wedlock and want their names on the cake, as that could be a sin too, so no wedding cake for you as that might mean you condone them in their sin of fornication.

      And we could move on from wedding cakes to other types of services…. or we could say discrimination for services to the public is not allowed and If wedding cakes are a problem in that …
      Dont F….ing make cakes anymore .

      • Siobhan 4.1.1

        Why would you want something so important and personal, like a wedding cake, made by someone who hates you?
        Personally I think all these fundamentalist cake makers are doing the world a favour announcing their prejudice.

        It’s like “When Nature Says Stay Away’.

    • solkta 4.2

      Your analogy doesn’t make sense. People go on twitter for the very purpose of expressing their opinion and they are not supplying a product for sale.

      Would you think it OK for someone to refuse service based on ‘race’? How would that be different?

  5. ropata 5

    Fantastic comment by “ChineseKiwi” on a highly misleading Youtube video about NZ

    It is complete propaganda. Kiwi here. He failed to mention the wholesale sale of nationalised assets during the Rogernomics period such as telecommunications which meant the growth of monopolies and duopolies that rule the nation. For a long time, getting a phoneline took MONTHS under privatisation of Telecom NZ, because they controlled both the infrastructure and retail telecommunication sectors, while it reapt shareholders massive dividends to detriment of the people and it was only government intervention [that reformed the sector].

    He failed to mention the destruction of labour unions under the Employment Relations Act 1991 which resulted in the ‘low wage’ economy, meaning a massive ‘brain drain’ to other countries with greater wages. I’m here in Australia earning 50% more for the same job. In other sectors, this is bigger. He also failed to mention the lack of intervention in the housing market by both major parties, combined with the duopoly in the supermarket industry, both resulting in NZ having the greatest increase in cost of living in the OECD the last 20 years. This has resulted in the last few years a MASSIVE skyrocketing in the amount of homelessness. NZ’s growth is a total bubble because so much of the money is locked into housing speculation. Rogernomics was disastrous for the country because it was rushed. I am in Australia because I see FAR more opportunities here in life. It wasn’t the NZ I grew up in.

    Rogernomics, combined with the neoliberal policies of Bolger and Shipley in the early to mid 1990s killed the country that only now is beginning to try to fix. NZ’s health sectors is MASSIVELY underresourced, particularly in mental health, with all the district health boards in MASSIVE debt and people in the public system dying because they cannot see a specialist in time, and it is underresourced because there is not enough tax revenue coming in due to all the money being locked up in housing and somehow, moronically, having no capital gains tax. Also why bother working in NZ as a health specialist when in Australia you can get 2x or more (not lying) as much?

    […] NZ is an example of how free range capitalism KILLS a country


    • ropata 5.1

      My reply was thus:

      VP has been drinking the Key/English Kool-aid and watching those BS 100% Pure NZ ads. In reality we have widespread pollution of our waterways caused by too many cows, a massive problem with overfishing, record homelessness, inequality and suicide statistics, some of the most inflated house prices in the world, overcrowded hospitals, neglected railways, no control of carbon emissions.

      A lot of Kiwis will bullshit you and tell you it’s a rich country because the top 10% are doing very well out of all this, their net worth has doubled, but the average kiwi is working harder than ever for less pay. The former PM John Key recently sold his Parnell mansion for $20 million to a Chinese investor and pocketed a handy $10 mill tax-free profit.

      The only bright spot is that we have a new government that is prepared to tackle the real problems rather than indulge in PR campaigns and mislead the public.

  6. patricia bremner 6

    Ropata, you are so right.

  7. AsleepWhileWalking 7


    “Seemingly not satisfied with airlifting billions in US taxpayer cash on pallets to Tehran, AP reports that the Obama administration secretly sought to give Iran access to the U.S. financial system by sidestepping sanctions kept in place after the 2015 nuclear deal, despite repeatedly telling Congress and the public it had no plans to do so.”

  8. Tamati Tautuhi 8

    Deputy Labour Leader apologizes to National Party woman who was bothering him at a meeting the other day, having grown up in a house full of woman, sometimes they do get a bit irrational and get on your nerves. She obviously pushed him too far.

    Maybe she wasn’t listening or didn’t understand what he said ?

    At least he apologized.

    • Tamati Tautuhi 8.1

      This was the woman who wanted dihydrogen monoxide banned which was a hoax at Otago University ?

      • mac1 8.1.1

        The same one, back in 2009.

        Worse than dihydrogen monoxide is a molecule which is both an acid and a base at the same time. It is very corrosive, and polluting, having an ability to dissolve and carry with it a vast array of nasty chemicals..

        It’s called hydrogen hydroxide.

        • Graeme

          Ah yes…the ex Play School presenter and anti drugs campaigner.

          Hook line and sinker it was too….

          But it’s been an MP for how long what has it achieved, but I suppose it’s able to meet party funding KPIs from all the “development” in it’s electorate.

          Edit – dihydrogen monoxide was in 2007 and Wiki says it was ACT on campus doing…. at least they are good for something


        • Tuppence Shrewsbury


          Jeanette Fitzsimmons fell for that too. Made a huge deal about it

    • james 8.2

      Way to legitimise calling women hysterical.

      Gee- calling women chubby, trout or hysterical seems to be all OK with the men on this site.

      But its OK – she was a bit irrational and deserved it huh?

      • Muttonbird 8.2.1

        Not sure you are going to get too much traction with your false snowflake outrage. Keep trying though, it’s entertaining.

        • James

          And you guys keep up taking about women like that.

          And watch fewer and fewer of them comment here.

    • Molly 8.3

      “having grown up in a house full of woman, sometimes they do get a bit irrational and get on your nerves. She obviously pushed him too far.”

      Having grown up in a world of humans, (unfortunately including a cohort of arrogant, sexist men), this comment is almost expected but not excused. I’m obviously pushing.

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