Daily Review 12/11/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, November 12th, 2015 - 18 comments
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18 comments on “Daily Review 12/11/2015”

  1. Paul 1

    Key is a disgrace .
    Shame on him and anyone who supports a PM who abuses workers in cafés and trivialises rape for political point scoring.

    • AmaKiwi 1.1

      The tragedy is we EXPECT politicians to lie.

      A politician lying is not newsworthy anymore. Dishonesty has become normal.

  2. Grindlebottom 2

    He didn’t trivialise rape. He knows full well it’s a serious crime and is regarded as such. He deliberately falsely misrepresented opposition members as being avid supporters of rapists. It’s disgusting, deceitful behaviour.

    • weka 2.1

      He does have a history of minimising sexual assault though irrespective of his understanding of the law and how other people regard it.

      Agreed on the disgusting deceitful behaviour.

  3. James Thrace 3

    Question for the house next week

    “Given that John Key has accused Labour of backing child molesters, murderers and rapists, does he stand by the fact he backed the ‘Roastbusters’ case outcome with his comment that it was ” just boys being boys?”given that those boys were breaking the law in engaging in statutory rape of vulnerable defenceless girls?

  4. weka 4

    Red Logix, that was good, clear and clean moderating today, which stopped a few derailments and crazy conversations in their tracks. Thanks.

  5. Whateva Next 5

    “I’m sorry for being John Key” is the only thing that will save him now

    • Grindlebottom 5.1

      I dunno. I wish. But I think he’s probably going to get away with dissembling and deflection yet again. Our tv and print media will probably just flit, flutter and trivialise onto other matters over the next few days. Or some other diversion will be given to them to play with by the Nats.

      • Ergo Robertina 5.1.1

        Perhaps you just tuned in to the story this week, during the action in Parliament, but the deportation story has been running for months, high on the news agenda. The media’s done a decent job of covering it.

        • Grindlebottom

          Yes I know ER I’ve been following developments as reported in the media over the last few months and done some research into the changes to the Aussie Immigration Act. But the issue hasn’t been given that much time on telly nor in the press in the months since the changes were made. It’s been intermittent and relatively low key. It hasn’t been what I would call high on the news agenda until this week. And certainly has garnered more media attention & comment by far this week. It remains to be seen how long it will stay as lead story material. But perhaps I’ll be proved wrong.

          • Ergo Robertina

            The thing with long-running stories is they wax and wane but stick around, and can combust in the way we saw this week.
            What defines ‘high on the news agenda’ is subjective, of course, and the scary thing now is the number of stories that are covered, but then not followed up.

  6. sabine 6

    for what its worth, social media aka fb, has a lot of people just outright disgusted. And a lot of those don’t strike me as a typical labour/green voter.
    There are certain things that don’t go down well, and accusing people of supporting ‘rapists, murderer and child molesterers’ is one of them.

    Plus Andrew Little did a good job channeling his inner Union Man. Calling our Bennett for being nasty, meanspirited and lacking of compassion in regards to cancer patients having to sign up for a job benefit was good work. And that is another one that potentially will bite National in the arse, those cancer patients that instead of focusing on care and healing have to deal with the nightmare that is Winz. Cancer does not discriminate, it hits all people irrespective of party affiliation. I wonder how that goes down in National voting Households when Mum/Dad or any other relative has to go job hunting while having cervical cancer, breast cancer or prostate cancer and are going through radio/chemo therapy and all the assorted misery that come with it.

    Drip Drip Drip and then the bucket is full.

  7. Draco T Bastard 8

    Aldous Huxley quote

    And a few more. I liked:

    The most valuable of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it has to be done, whether you like it or not.

    A lesson that the RWNJs refuse to learn.

  8. Bearded Git 9

    The latest thing National is having a go at is “reforming” (undermining) incorporated societies. If national is true to form they will make IS’s so complicated and expensive to run that it won’t be worth it; another stake in the heart of democracy.

    It may just be a coincidence that an IS I am a member of gives the local council a hard time over planning matters and sometimes gets assistance from the Environmental Legal Assistance fund. I’m sure this is the case in other parts of the country.

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