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Daily Review 09/12/2016

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, December 9th, 2016 - 16 comments
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This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day.

The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy).

Don’t forget to be kind to each other …

16 comments on “Daily Review 09/12/2016 ”

  1. Nick 1

    Shonkeys last day…. Hip hop hooray!!!! Fuck off

    • Yes… the welcome respite from having one ‘ trickle down ‘ neo liberal pony tail puller gone….

      Now its time for us all to rid the country of the recently coronated one….

  2. joe90 2

    Rule #1: Believe the autocrat when he says he’s the most militaristic guy in this room.


    President-elect Donald Trump has selected retired Marine Gen. John F. Kelly as secretary of homeland security, officials familiar with the decision said Wednesday, recruiting a third former member of the military’s brass to serve at the highest levels of his administration.

    Trump’s choice of Kelly — and his continued deliberations about tapping as many as two more military figures for other posts — has intensified worries among some members of Congress and national security experts that the new administration’s policies may be shaped disproportionately by military commanders.

    “I’m concerned,” said Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the Foreign Relations Committee. “Each of these individuals may have great merit in their own right, but what we’ve learned over the past 15 years is that when we view problems in the world through a military lens, we make big mistakes.”


    Other figures with military backgrounds are populating the administration as well, including Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.), who graduated from West Point and served in the Army in the Gulf War, is Trump’s nominee to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, while Stephen K. Bannon, a former naval officer, will serve the president in the West Wing as chief strategist and senior counselor.


  3. eek-a-mouse 3

    John Campbell asks on Checkpoint tonight whether Bill English will be able to steer the party towards more social spending.

    If, in the next 6 months or so before the election, Bill manages to capture long-standing issues such as child poverty, inequality and housing, what does that do to the Labour/Green pitch to the electorate?

    • Depends if English offers the homeless a grass hut or a slightly used tarp to sleep under, doesn’t it…..

    • One Anonymous Bloke 3.2

      Enable it. That’s what it does: these National Party trash have had eight years to give a shit and they don’t.

      Oh, and it splits the National Party in two: all that thinly-veiled hate-speech about personal responsibility comes home to roost.

      That said. the main problem for Double Dipton is that everyone knows what he is.

  4. Carolyn_nth 4

    This principal in Dunedin is asking for a better deal for children living in dire circumstances:

    audio on Checkpoint tonight


  5. Chris 5

    I hope this woman becomes the leader of the National Party one day – guaranteed to keep one particular group of nasty selfish pigs out of government.


  6. Carolyn_nth 6

    The ghost of PM shills past.

    Complaint against Mike Hosking dissing the waitress subjected to ponytail-pulling, upheld. 7 Sharp the most complaints about show in the last year.

    Stuff tonight

    Hosking called the waitresses complaint a “puffed up, self-involved pile of political bollocks”. The BSA considered this unfair to the waitress.

    • I’ve noticed Hosking looks a little less manicured , a bit more rough shaven and seems to have a more puffy look to his face as of late…. like hes been hitting the suds a bit too often …

      It must be hard for a sycophant to finally have a roadcrash with reality and realize the gravy train is now over….

      • AB 6.1.1

        Yes WK.
        I have inadvertently seen him when the family wants to watch Masterchef and has switched on 90 seconds too early.
        Definitely more subdued – I think the realisation has hit him that faithful shills are of no account to the great departed master. They are in the end no more important to the great one than the owner of the pony tail herself.

  7. joe90 7

    Keith Emerson died earlier this year and 2016 continues to suck with the death of ELP guitarist Greg Lake.

  8. joe90 8

    I hope all the Trumpet fuckwits are delighted with his labour pick.


    “Trump has once again shown how out-of-touch he is with what working Americans need,” said Service Employees International Union (SEIU) head Mary Kay Henry, calling the appointment “anti-worker extremism”. Trump hurts “working families, including those who elected him” with the nomination, she wrote on behalf of the union.

    Their comments come as decades-old allegations of spousal abuse against Puzder have resurfaced, which may further complicate his nomination.
    Trump names fast food executive Andy Puzder to head labor department
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    Labor activists in the Fight for $15 movement said Puzder’s nomination signaled a shift away from the progress made during the Obama years.

    Carl’s Jr cook Rogelio Hernandez called Puzder, whose company CKE owns the chain, “one of the worst fast food CEOs”, adding that his appointment “sends a signal to workers that the Trump years are going to be about low pay, wage theft, sexual harassment and racial discrimination”


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