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Daily review 22/08/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, August 22nd, 2019 - 29 comments
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29 comments on “Daily review 22/08/2019 ”

  1. Fireblade 1

    Winston is recovering from minor leg surgery.

    • weka 1.1

      lol, how is that not a parody account?

    • Rapunzel 1.2

      This is something that shows how vindictive Bennett and most of her cronies are, this is something that in time hindsight will be reflected on and remembered and even she will have to "zip" it in shame.

    • Anne 1.3

      I suspect she might have borrowed that ploy from Rob Muldoon.

      In 1974, as Kirk lay dying in hospital (to be fair no-one knew at the time how seriously ill he was) Muldoon sent Kirk are Get well card saying: Get well soon, someone needs your bed.

      • Jilly Bee 1.3.1

        Oh yes, Anne, I'm old enough to remember that. I thought it pretty disgusting at the time,

        • Anne

          Actually, I think it was: Get well soon, a pensioner needs your bed.

        • Pat

          what happened to our sense of humour?

          • Anne

            Umm, he was a pretty sick man Pat. No need for Muldoon to rub it in. Even his own supporters were disgusted. He died a few days later.

            • Pat

              I would expect that Norm got a bit of a laugh out of that message and that aint bad….you may need to be a little circumspect about who you banter with but I expect Muldoon knew Kirk pretty well

            • SHG

              Just think what gender relations in NZ might have been had Norm not been such a virulent homophobe

          • Rapunzel

            Normally I have one but in this instance time may well show how inappropriate it is, ie no joking matter.

            Further to that did anyone do anything similar when Bennett had surgery?

    • Cinny 1.4


      May he make a speedy recovery 🌻

  2. marty mars 2

    oh dear this is getting really bad – this is not really funny it is scary.

    “I am the chosen one,” Donald Trump declared to reporters Wednesday on the White House lawn, looking toward the heavens.

    …Earlier Wednesday morning the president tweeted out unhinged praise of his Middle East policies from the self-styled “conservative warrior” Wayne Allyn Root. Root, a Newsmax personality, dwells in the fever swamps, promoting birtherism and conspiracy theories around the death of Seth Rich. In the immediate aftermath of the Las Vegas concert shooting he tweeted, without evidence, that the massacre was “clearly coordinated Muslim terror attack.”

    In a Twitter thread, Trump quoted Root at length calling the him “the greatest President for the Jews” and even the “King of Israel.”

    …On Wednesday Trump made clear just how shaken he’d been by the dashing of his dream of Arctic conquest, calling Frederiksen “nasty” — a outburst of misogyny typically reserved for Hillary Clinton. “I thought it was a very not nice way of saying something,” Trump explained to reporters. “All they had to do is say, no, we’d rather not do that or we’d rather not talk about it.”


  3. McFlock 3

    I still haven't figured out the original of that nat meme: do the nats really believe that "everyone who wants to work should be able to" is a worse thing than "everyone who can work, should work"?

    To me it reads "opportunity" vs "work or die".

    • In Vino 3.1

      Volition versus compulsion. Totally different, and, as you ask, what do those National weasel words actually mean?

    • Robert Guyton 3.2

      "Everyone who can work, should work"

      So, no retirement for any of us then?

      • In Vino 3.2.1

        Arbeit macht frei..

        • McFlock


          Fifteen years ago when they started this lark with the iwi/kiwi line, I'd at least met people who would have had their ideas reinforced by it.

          Not so much the current attempts.

          I hope their innovative and new "dancing cossacks" ad is better lol

  4. Sabine 4


    Mexico going the way of Portugal? 250.000 dead in the war on drug since 2009, 33.000+ last year alone.

  5. Muttonbird 5

    Pin up boy for the rabid right wing gets sweary at ordinary people doing their job.

    No wonder National people love Stuart Nash. He's just like them!


    • the tories engineered it for nash to get his seat..

      it was a safe tory seat – and they got that toe-rag from family first to stand and so split the right vote..

      and nash was able to walk thru the middle..

      he owes them – he is one of them…

  6. Koff 6

    Greta Thunberg, dad and the crew of the Malizia 2 now over half way to New York, courtesy of the wind. Luckily for her and rather coincidentally considering the climate change message she's taking to North America, it's been a very quiet summer hurricane season in the North Atlantic and the yacht has made good progress, mainly into prevailing westerlies. About another week before she gets to New York. She's got guts, that kid!


  7. joe90 7

    On the Amazon fires and tariffs.


  8. Pat 8

    "All over the world, the governments that refuse to act on the climate catastrophe are gearing up to fight the environmental rebellion they recognise as inevitable."


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