Daily Review 31/01/2017

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16 comments on “Daily Review 31/01/2017”

  1. joe90 1

    Ahh, the interwebs.

  2. Muttonbird 2

    Watkins and Young are like the witches of Macbeth. Both have been crying loud from the sidelines over the past two days trying to give Bill English some direction.



    • Key certainly left the sucker holding the baby. He has no personality to go with the job, No original thoughts .Slow as hell or more likely to forget instructions from his minders. A dolt,-and don’t the media know it–hence desperate on the job training from them. He’s dog tucker–

    • Muttonbird 2.2

      2nd Witch (Tracy Watkins):
      “Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
      Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
      Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting,
      Lizard’s leg, and howlet’s wing,–
      For a charm of powerful trouble,
      Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.”

      Macbeth (IV, i, 14-15)
      This line, uttered by the three ugly witches in Macbeth (Young, Watkins, and Trevett) as they stir their boiling cauldron, is one of the most familiar phrases associated with traditional witchcraft. It is the infamous recipe for spell-casting, curse-inducing witchery. People believed in witches in Shakespeare’s time, and thought of them as powerful practitioners of evil. Yet while these witches in Macbeth did possess the ability to conjure up spirits, they did not really control Macbeth but rather tricked him into acting in certain ways. Having correctly predicted he would be king, they now produce ghosts who allow him to conclude that he will not be killed by anyone. These ghosts have been called into our world by the use of the infamous recipe given above, which continues with “adder’s fork and blind-worm’s sting, lizard’s leg and owlet’s wing,” and an assortment of other colourful ingredients (i.e, their opinion pieces in the Herald and Stuff, etc).


  3. Muttonbird 3

    This sort of opacity crept into the public service under John Key’s watch.

    After all, it’s a right wing thing to stand in the way of transparency and fairness.


    Hopefully the ombudsman can right the ship.

    • Pat 3.1

      he’s been making all the right noises….and would be almost impossible not to be an improvement on his predecessor.

  4. Muttonbird 4

    Dear old Jenna. Can’t write a piece without saying Labour did it too.


    • adam 4.1

      Well maybe labour should stop being a liberal party, then the comparison would be harder to make.

      Just a suggestion.

  5. Paul 5

    Donald Trump speaking on 11th September 2001; mentions bombs in the basement.
    Interesting archive from the past.

  6. Paul 6

    From the Daily Blog.

    BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: Gareth Morgan to hold press conference 11am in Mt Albert

  7. adam 8

    Great speech by David Harbour, actor from hit show ‘Stranger Things”. Well worth the 3 minutes it will take for you to watch it.


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