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Daily review 24/04/2015

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, April 24th, 2015 - 34 comments
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Daily review is also your post.

This provides Standarnistas 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.

34 comments on “Daily review 24/04/2015 ”

  1. mickysavage 1

    Darren Watson of Planet Key fame has a new song out …

    It is called “Ive got your office right here” and there are scenes involving the hammering of nails and hair and three way handshakes and the TPPA …


  2. cricklewood 2

    In some ways the most interesting aspect of Keys creepy predilection has been the way the ‘machine’ has swung into action. It seems to me that almost immediately it was decided that since the story broke on The Daily Blog the best way to bury it, was to attempt to spin / mitigate the story by suggestioning it was a politically motivated attack… Low and behold the herald swings in behind with there sneaky ‘interview’ and then a comment that the victim was pollitcally opioninated…

    As an aside is anyone else uncomfortable with Mcready’s comments? I heard him say that he would press for a private prosecution on a sexual assault charge regardless of what the victim wanted as it was more important than her individual situation.
    Personally I was spewing imho the only person and the most important person in this whole sorry affair
    Is the victim and what happens next should be entirely her decision and whatever that is it must be respected…

    • rawshark-yeshe 2.1

      yes, awful and disquieting. i do hope there is more to it than this blunt instrument.

    • Murray Rawshark 2.2

      I think McReady should have checked with her before doing anything.

      • rawshark-yeshe 2.2.1

        Indeed .. but do we know he didn’t ?

        • Murray Rawshark

          He gave a clue by wanting to go ahead regardless of her wishes. Either he hasn’t checked or he has, and she didn’t want it. I think both are wrong. Not in the same class of wrongness as FJK’s filthy actions, but still not good.

  3. swordfish 3

    Kiwibog: David Farrar (April 24. 8:35 am)
    Post Title: “A new low for Key Derangement Syndrome”
    Post Text (brief passages): “Laila Harre basically compares the Prime Minister to Rolf Harris…..This is a new low for sufferers from Key Derangement Syndrome – a disease for which no cure has yet been discovered.”

    The Standard: fisiani (April 24. 10:21 am)
    Comment: “you have Key Derangement Syndrome, just like Laila Harre…..there is no cure for your illness “

    fisiani (April 24. 11:39 am) Comment: “You can try to wriggle but your Key Derangement Syndrome is fulminant.”

    fisiani (April 24. 6:20 pm) Comment: “The Key Derangement Syndrome exposed here is quite astonishing.”

    How dare people claim that fisiani is simply regurgitating Farrar’s attack lines.

    • b waghorn 3.1

      Oh come on now sword fish it’s a bit unfare to point out the you’re average key lover can’t develop an original thought !

      • Tigger 3.1.1

        Key Derangement Syndrome – the state of being as deranged as John Key? If you’re going to come up with a witty name the joke needs to be obvious.

      • adam 3.1.2

        Were would poor poor fisiani be with out cut and paste. Not like they can answer even the simplest question put to them.

    • lprent 3.2

      Don’t embarrass the poor parrot.

      I’m sure that he can’t help his echolalia issues

    • regurgitating – 1. to vomit forth (partially digested food)

      so close they are one

  4. b waghorn 4

    More proof of where tv3 s allegiance lies an ad for henry s show just on went :
    henrys voice , is there any chance key could be in legal trouble( over the pony tail thing)
    Some law “expert” , no none at all
    Can’t say the wording is exact but that’s the jist of it .

    • mickysavage 4.1

      It misses the point. Whether Key faces legal repercussions or not people will look at him in the future and think that he has very a very unusual attraction to hair.

      • b waghorn 4.1.1

        The general feel I got from the ad was the old minimize and move on nothing to see here tactic

  5. Clemgeopin 5

    The Greens have asked the public to provide questions about climate change for Question Time.

    What a novel idea!


    Use fb or Twitter @#MyClimateQuestion

  6. adam 6

    Dear women of the country,

    If you ever feel the need to [r0b: deleted] some men, I understand.

    If you ever feel the need to kick some men in the ball sack, I understand.

    To all the fine upstanding women in this country – may I say, I’m impressed with the dignity, and pose in how you put up with the childish behaviour of men in this country.

    My hope, is one day men will be men – in their own right, and not base their views of themselves – by putting down women.

    We still have a very long way to go

    Thanks, and God bless.

    • gsays 6.1

      hi adam, you raise an interesting point, namely, what does it mean to be a man in aotearoa in the 21st century?

      celia lashlie did some good work on this with her good man project, although i think it is more for parents of boys/teens/adolescents.

      i am in my late forties and have questioned why is maleness often unacceptable in many circles, eg boys hanging around outside at a primary school cross country, and told to stop jumping over a piece of tape between two electric fence standards by a mum. to my eyes they were just being boys.

      the way boys and young men giggle, push, fart, shout, bait, annoy, test boundaries, push physical limits ( i can jump off, over, through at.. that) seem to nowadays to be seen as anti-social, disrespectful etc.

      there are plenty of good men out there (the vast majority), we just dont seem to make the news somehow.

  7. mickysavage 7

    Fark the Herald is running regular updates of John Key in Turkey …


    And there is a new terrorism threat by some deranged Kiwi individual which Key has announced …


    Who gets the feeling we are being played?

    • rawshark-yeshe 7.1

      played certainly, in a minor key who wants to be major.

    • ianmac 7.2

      “The video was taken down by YouTube soon after 3 News approached the Prime Minister about it.”
      Wot? Surely the GCSB spies would have been onto the clip? And not TV3 News for heavens sake!

    • Bill 7.3

      Was it an article in The Atlantic that pointed out the fact that according to ISIS dogma, all ‘true’ muslims would make their way there…and any leaving would be guilty of apostasy or marked as cowards or some such?

      Hardly an ideology for spreading global terror that, is it?

    • Hami Shearlie 7.4

      Getting that feeling definitely – still, it’s better than feeling one’s ponytail being tugged by Uncle Pervy!

    • jenny kirk 7.5

      Absolutely, Mickey S. propaganda galore to conceal ShonKey’s nasty traits.

  8. ….played by an off Key fiddler no less.

  9. idlegus 9

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/24/nz-herald-editor-defends-reporting-of-prime-minister-john-keys-ponytail-pull includes an email from currie to his staff defending the heralds (well, his) actions.

    • ianmac 9.1

      idlegus: “…Currie was “aware of issues, but signed off on [the] story”, speaking to Grant and Brown but not to Bailey.
      If true this completely vindicates Amanda Bailey’s claims. Pretty serious derelection of duty and very dishonest of Currie!
      I thought journalists had to keep notes/recordings?

  10. Barbara Strathdee 10

    Meet you out back in five minutes time.

    [lprent: What is this about? ]

    • Barbara Strathdee 10.1

      At age forty I would have responded with these words. In my twenties I didn’t have the confidence to answer such harassment. Now at a few years over the Gold Card I am tired, sad and angry. Amanda Bailey has shown courage.

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