Daily Review 17/06/2016

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Paula Bennett disgraceful

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  1. leftie 1

    Mouth full of lies Paula Bennett, is now blaming Labour for her failed smear campaign, that backfired on her.

    <a href="https://nz.news.yahoo.com/top-stories/a/31855020/labour-tried-to-bring-me-down-bennett/#page1

      • ianmac 1.1.1

        Just watched that thanks Anne. Paula looks very shaken and stirred into defence mode. I cannot have much sympathy for her though given the number of times that she has used her arrogant spiteful side to hurt others. She is one of the ones in Question Time who sneers and demeans others. Harden up Sweetie. And often she seeks to question the integrity of others.
        So boo hoo Sweetie.

      • leftie 1.1.2

        What people need to know, and I felt Annette King should have raised this point, is that the buck stops with the minister, the staffer wouldnt have leaked that information without the minister’s say so. King saying she felt for Bennett was a stupid thing to say. Enough with that namby pamby pc niceness. It didn’t work for Cunliffe during the election campaign, and it’s not going to work now. Phil Twyford is saying it like it is, he didn’t mince words about Bennett on TDB current affairs show, anyone who knows Bennett’s and this government’s dirty history would know what he is saying is the truth. Bennett has a history of breaking our laws to publicly intimidate and shame people, particularly those in vulnerable positions, that either challenge her, or show her up. It’s public record.

        The more Bennett, with media support try to lay the blame on the staffer, (and now the Labour Party), to exonerate herself from her failed smear campaign, the more it looks like the staffer was always going to be the intended scapegoat should the smear backfire, and there was never going to be any ‘resignation” for doing the job Paula Bennett told her staffer to do. It’s all bullshit, and Bennett won’t be losing any sleep over it.

        Kick her out in next year’s election.

        • Anne 1.1.2.1

          King saying she felt for Bennett was a stupid thing to say. Enough with that namby pamby pc niceness.

          Indeed. I’m surprised Annette King allowed herself to be used like that. She should have been 100% behind Twyford.

          • Olwyn 1.1.2.1.1

            Anne, your comment and leftie’s drove me to go back and have a look at that clip and I think Annette’s sympathy came with a sting in its tail – she also said “cabinet ministers have to deal with this kind of thing all the time,” – in saying she was sorry for Paula she was saying that Paula was not meeting the demands of being a cabinet minister. Later, on the subject of sacking the leaker, Annette said pointedly, “we aren’t in the position to sack staff. You couldn’t have sacked her, could you Paula?” and Paula clearly didn’t want to admit that her powers were thus limited. In both instances Annette seemed to be set on rattling Paula and bringing her down to size, in the nicest possible way of course. 🙂

            • leftie 1.1.2.1.1.1

              Sorry Olwyn, but I didn’t see or hear Annette’s sympathy having had a sting in its tail. First impressions and all of that, I bet if there was any sting it escaped most other people as well. It just would have been better if King had of not said she “feels for” Bennett.

            • Anne 1.1.2.1.1.2

              I hope you’re right right Olwyn. If so, I doubt Paula has the necessary grey matter upstairs to have recognised it. 😉

          • leftie 1.1.2.1.2

            Agreed Anne.

    • BM 1.2

      Labour are the kings of dirty politics.

      [Pretty close to trolling there, BM. Lift your game, son. TRP]

      • leftie 1.2.1

        That’s not true BM. National are the foremost Kings and Queens of dirty politics, you mean.

        • mickysavage 1.2.1.1

          Yep Labour are rank amateurs at it.

          • BM 1.2.1.1.1

            I disagree, Labour play politics along a similar style as football.

            Always taking a dive or calling a foul in a attempt to convince the public that some sort of dirty behavior has happened and the other side should be punished for it.

            • KJT 1.2.1.1.1.1

              You think that Bennett breaching the privacy of those who disagree with her, is OK?

              BM?

              • BM

                No, I think a reporter who had a personal issue with Bennett threw some poor woman under the bus in an attempt to get a bit of utu.

                If I was in charge of TVNZ she’d be down the road.

                • Gangnam Style

                  Censorship, reporters should follow the party line, got nothing nice to say about the Govt then “she’d be down the road.” Revealing more than you know right there, lover of authority & rules.

                • leftie

                  But it wasn’t a reporter with a “personal issue” who wanted “utu” though, was it BM? It’s about Bennett’s smear campaigns against those who dare to speak up or show her up.

                    • joe90

                      Yes it was.

                      Two zip to the reporter and she’s the one seeking utu, really?.
                      /

                    • leftie

                      No it’s not BM, its the media making scapegoats for Paula Bennett running smear campaigns against those who dare to speak up or show her up.

                      You realize that Bennett lost her case with the BSA against the reporter don’t you? Maybe it’s Bennett with a grudge, and who wanted to exact utu, and that’s why this particular reporter was approached by Paula Bennett’s staffer, who had the information to leak, thereby killing 2 birds with one stone.

                      This time it’s backfired on Bennett, whose “reputation” and “integrity” already lay in tatters long ago, and the ongoing attempt at damage control is only making the hole she is in, even bigger. As a minister she should take full responsibility for her own actions.

                    • just a wee point

                      “Utu is a Māori concept of reciprocation, or balance. To retain mana, both friendly and unfriendly actions require an appropriate response – hence utu covers both the reciprocation of kind deeds, and the seeking of revenge.”

                      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utu_(M%C4%81ori_concept)

                      this definition covers a lot of ground quite well – main points to note

                      reciprocity/balance
                      to maintain mana
                      appropriate response

                      so imo bm’s example of this reporter wanting ‘utu’ is incorrect whereas bennett definitely wanted reciprocity against the marae for reducing her mana by showing her up.

                • Stuart Munro

                  Yeah of course – Bennett would never do anything wrong in your eyes

                  “Look those babies were past their useby date, someone had to eat them” BM

            • leftie 1.2.1.1.1.2

              The Key National government are dirty playing cheats BM. National gives plenty of ammunition for Labour to call foul on, and National should indeed be punished for it. I feel pretty confident that the public are going to kick dirty trickster John key and his government of corruption and destruction out next year.

      • lprent 1.2.2

        Not that I have ever noticed. Act and National appear to be defined by their level of callous, immoral, dubious legality, and greed.

        You really only have to look at how many of their MPs have had to leave either their ministerial roles or parliament trailing a reeking corrupt aroma

      • Draco T Bastard 1.2.3

        It’s National that got caught actually engaging in Dirty Politics all of which was purely unethical and a hell of a lot that looks to have been illegal.

  2. Paul 2

    Another day in John Key’s neo-liberal nightmare.
    We have become a cruel, greedy, uncaring and selfish nation under his wretched leadership

    John Key dismisses research that finds 90-day trial doesn’t boost employment
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11658246
    http://www.radiolive.co.nz/Research-says-90-day-work-trials-have-little-effect—so-why-keep-them/tabid/506/articleID/123974/Default.aspx

    • Draco T Bastard 2.1

      “You can have a piece of academic research but it’s quite different from the small cafe owner whose money is on the line, who is taking the risks and who actually rely on this kind of policy.

      The people most taking the risks are the workers.

      • North 2.1.1

        Extraordinary that Key should cry for “……..the small cafe ‘owner’……..who is taking the risks…….”

        What about the risks taken by the small cafe ‘waitress’ when there’s a dodgy prick on the premises ?

        Amongst other things 90 days provides cover for the employer who doesn’t give a damn about ensuring a safe work place.

        Oh well, ne’er mind, this is Crooked Planet Key…….Talley Ho !

  3. Ffloyd 3

    Poor Paula. Hope she enjoyed her wine after having such a rough week. It’s hard work being such a scheming horrible excuse for a politician. Feel so sorry for her….not!

  4. Richardrawshark 4

    Paula and John have shown us this week clearly how arrogant they really are, how much contempt they hold for others and their opinions, they think it’s actually about them.

    If politics is going to go this way from now on, you seriously have too consider the Jo Cox incident is going to become far more regular, There have been incidents in the States, couple in the UK, people I think are starting to feel so disempowered it’s actually causing harm.

    Politicians can not keep on a path of dismissing experts studies with flimsy wish wash excuses these days. Leading us on these wild experiments they gutsy feely think will lead everyone to riches.

    It’s a shit job government, you get to manage a few things . Please stop making it a board game. I don’t think the masses can handle much more gutsy feely neo lib shite. National

  5. weka 6

    I love that photo, because a police officer in NZ still feels ok having their photo taken with a political protestor and their sign.

    • leftie 6.1

      Agreed. I thought so too. I thought it was powerful, and the message it sent, was not just written on the board.

    • North 6.2

      No no no…….the cop’s just keeping an eye on a possible bullying of the Honourable Victim Paula Bennett, MP, Smear Queen. The views expressed in the placard do not necessarily reflect the views of the NZ Police. Minister of the NZ Police Judy Collins is clucking delightedly however.

  6. whispering kate 7

    The PM’s security squad have had a slip up, one of their own left his loaded glock in a toilet in Parliament House today, public enough that a member of the public found it and turned it in. What on earth does how PM need a security squad for, there are enough security staff on the entrance ways into Parliament – are they there guarding against the staff who work there who may turn feral or something. We did a tour of Parliament only a month ago and the security to get in was worse than LAX airport for making us take off jewellery, bags, hats you name it. Even Canberra’ Parliament Buildings which my partner has toured said it didn’t even compare with the stringent protocol’s to get through the doors. What a tosser he is that he needs a security detail in the actual Parliament surrounding him wherever he goes – he is a legend in his own mind.

    • Moose 7.1

      As much as I dislike many of Mr Key’s policies and the behaviour of the National Party, a PM needs a security detail. There are some wackos out there and that’s expected for a head of state.

      • whispering kate 7.1.1

        Not when entering the buildings as the security detail is like Fort Knox. Out on the streets yes well maybe, but not while he is inside his inner sanctum for goodness sake. An over the top display of his love of all things American.

      • Stuart Munro 7.1.2

        Nope – when a democratic government can no longer face the people it’s on them. Key must be made to pay for his own security detail if he’s been such a vicious and unprincipled asshole that he needs one. Private security – no warrants and no guns.

      • North 7.1.3

        Oh get it right Moose. The security detail’s to protect us from him.

        No seriously, it all started while out golfing one day Key heard Obama’s people talking “POTUS” into their enamelled lapel flags. The “Boy’s Own” child prime minister decided that as “PMONZ” he absolutely had to have a bunch of the same. Which encouraged Max to selfie pretend princely sleep on “Air Force One”. Which then encouraged comment……which encouraged , “I do worry…….” from the child prime minister.

        Now it’s come to Paula being cyberbullied by hordes of radicalised hot water bottles in South Auckland parking lots. From which mercifully she escapes in her Crown limo’. So capacious as to house four generations/one Paula. In the boot, a croquet lawn.

        Oh Fuck I don’t know ! What is happening to our Brighter Future ?

    • Richardrawshark 7.2

      How is a glock left anywhere, how was it out of it’s safety holster for a start off?

      That’s the question, not that one was left in a toilet.

      Do they use quick draw holsters…
      Most law enforcement are required to have a retaining mechanism./..

      • joe90 7.2.1

        how was it out of it’s safety holster for a start off

        Lashed one way or another to his belt so he’s probably taken it out before dropping his strides.

  7. Sirenia 8

    Guyon Espiner actually asked Bill English if he believed in democracy – tonight on Checkpoint. Bill was a bit taken aback but dismissing democracy is what he has done to paid parental leave which was passed by a majority of MPs. Babies are just seen as an economic burden to this government. They much prefer to spend the money on war toys. That is o callous and shameful. Rounded off a bad week for the government being out of touch with the NZ public.

  8. Nick 9

    The fact is everyday national give the finger to NZ, but unfortunately too many kiwis think they are waving.

  9. weka 10

    Test

    [Went into moderation, weka. I’ll have a look and see if I can figure out why. TRP]

    [Can you try again, I think I may have figured it out. TRP]

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