web analytics

Not the ACT party list

Written By: - Date published: 1:24 pm, August 29th, 2011 - 38 comments
Categories: act, humour - Tags: ,

I was going to do a post on the ACT party list.  But then I realised that I just don’t care.

[An interpretative dance based on Hilary Calvert’s political career? – Eddie]

38 comments on “Not the ACT party list ”

  1. Bored 1

    Ha…theres a few who think a hole is being left for Cactus Kate. She is off shore…Whale? Cant see why any party would want as an MP a young lady who is trying to rerun the life of a person who failed miserably at everything, especially in her personal life…St Ayn. Unloved, unlovely.

  2. Anthony, are you just miffed that you’ll have to redo your Dunedin North election strategy?

  3. Ha, good one.  Was Hillary the one with the little fish and Brash the one with the rather large fish?

  4. randal 4

    Act seem to be a party of wealthy misanthropes who beleive their own thoughts to be facts when they are just wishful thinking.
    they cause more trouble than they are worth and all their slimy legislation has to be undone at the next turn of the wheel which in this case willl be november when the tory whackjobs will get the old heave ho from a country that has seenthe idiots and the nutcases get too much traction for their own good not to mention the damage they have done.

    • neoleftie 4.1

      @randal – Act represent a very large proportion of voters, not just those who naturally vote ACT but also a voice for the right wing block of the National party, another 5-10% of voters who have act like views but vote for a main party.
      IMO the centre, centre right to right voter matrix is expanding, as i see it the voter matrix has shifted to the right over the years. voters identify solely on issue by issue as party ideoligical groupings fade apart from the hardened core party identifier. You now have a vast swing centralist voter ( double peak, single peak etc ) who arent really aligned but vote on issues that have some impact upon them.
      National using ‘smile and wave’ and their own captured media basically manufacturing a solid voter base esp with the swing voter by being more clever – smoke mirrors and an electorate that is basically shallow.
      Those who are activists within a party are also blinded by the construct and usually limited to a certain limited contact sphere.

      • Jim Nald 4.1.1

        Look to donkey, voters, if thou hast eyes to see:
        he hast dealt to her
        and, next, you

      • prism 4.1.2

        @Neoleftie – Great analysis – seems a true summary.

      • Ari 4.1.3

        I wonder if with the direction ACT is headed now if they actually really represent very much of the right wing of the National party any more. Don’t get me wrong, they definitely represent some of them even now, but a lot of the National bloc consider themselves “classical liberals”, even the ones that are quite far right, and probably don’t like how the ACT Party is now becoming an authoritarian Republican-wannabe Party.

        • If you believe that Ari you will believe the Nats are now left wing. Believe me National is an extreme right wing party . In fact they just love Acts philosophy . The only reason they do not announce it is they they realise they would lose support. They will “give” a couple of seats ie.Epsom so as to blame them for the extreme policies they will bring forward. The asetts sales will be mild when compared with what this lot really believe. Low wages ,unemployment , long hours and no unions. just listen to them when they think nobody is hearing them. Most would fit very well into the Fascist model. The old adage that there is only one good Tory ? is still true today .

  5. prism 5

    Ah light relief with a cooling water splash at the end. All it needs is a few G&Ts and we can pretend to forget all about the ACT party for a while. I have just managed to buy DVD of Cold Lazarus and the thought of people like Don Brash (and Robert Mugabe et al) going on for years after death as a talking head twists your guts. Mine already have that reaction when I hear him on radio now.

  6. aerobubble 6

    Create mystery, demand for your brand, leave one of your list members unnamed.
    Sums up ACT view of politics, branding not content.

  7. Jim Nald 7

    Can’t help thinking, when looking at the ACT list, about the trinity of asininity:

    the granny,

    the lamington and

    the unholy goat-who-is-waiting-to-be-named.

    • Treetop 7.1

      The unholy goat is of the female gender and yes she will be sacrificed, (Acts MO concerning the female gender). May be she aint being named because she may flee before the election due to how Act treats women in their party e.g. Roy, Culvert.

  8. Rodney is real quiet these days. Wondering what his next move will be Laughed at the comment this morning Brash made about new faces in the Act Party.

    How long has Hillary been in parliament, yeah right!

    • Lanthanide 8.1

      I would be classic if he signed up under the Conservative Party to contest Epsom. Probably not too likely though.

      Could still stand as an Independent though.

    • mik e 8.2

      New Faces I don’t think theirs enough botox in NZ let alone plastic surgeons but on the latter alot of them probably support the DEADWOOD party I here the swearinagain!

  9. thejackal 9

    Oh the mystery… Oh the intrigue… Oh!

  10. randal 10

    THE ACT PARTY LIST
    1. get some more baloney for Don
    2.get some vanishing cream for Wodney
    3. get some more instructions from Wackjob HQ in the U.S.

  11. mik e 11

    I think Hact have scored another own goal even a gerry hatrick. Dinosaur dons.Global warming wiped them out.

  12. swordfish 12

    Not necessarily my favourite Monty Python sketch, but thanks for the laugh, R0B !

    • ianmac 12.1

      Yes. As daft as Act. Couldn’t help watching more Monty Python sketches and there was Don talking “banter” which left the others completely unable to understand what he was saying. Amazing how many characters MP could so easily fit Act personal.

      • felix 12.1.1

        The Black Knight springs to mind. “It’s only a flesh wound!”

        • swordfish 12.1.1.1

          Obsequious old bearded prisoner of the Romans hung upside-down for 30 years in Life of Brian expresses his views on penal reform: “Nail em up !!!, Nail em up, I say !!!.”

  13. randal 13

    the act party list:
    1. more baloney for don
    2. vanishing cweam for wodney
    3. more instructions from “nutbars ‘r us”

  14. Rodel 14

    Nice to see Don choosing woman number 3 but keeping her and us in suspenders (sorry I mean suspense).
    Wonder what Don’s previous women, numbers 1 and 2 think about it all ?

    Like us they probably don’t care. Probably say, “Don who? “

  15. Mac1 16

    At a recent ACT meeting in our little home town, Hilary Calvert dared to have a different opinion to that of her leader over MMP. Payback time? Brash is a misogynist and when leader of the Nats he dealt to a woman MP so badly that she left parliament at the next election. There was no place in his party for uppity women.

  16. Jeff O 17

    I am enjoying re-reading The Hollow Men, by Nicky Hager, just to remind me about how Don Brash operates. Deja vu!

    Also, funny how the Hollow Men also makes a great read if, every time you read ” Don Brash”, you mentally insert the words “John Key”. The sales strategy is the same – make a raving neo-liberal look like a centrist man of the people. They couldn’t quite manage it with Don though.

  17. Glunch 18

    Can somebody please find out a bit more about who number 26 Alex Spiers is and what he does . I have heard that his name may be misspelled on their official list which would be a bit of a laugh and confirm they can’t even get something simple like that right.

    • prism 18.1

      @Glunch – looked on google and he is a dj in Liverpool, or under alex speirs there are three professionals in UK. Can’t find on NZ white pages. Could be Alec.

  18. Glunch 19

    Candidate for Hutt South no less . And yes they did spell his name wrong – plonkers

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Alex-Speirs/212131022175692?sk=wall

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • Tokelau Language Week reminds us to stay united and strong
    Staying strong in the face of challenges and being true to our heritage and languages are key to preserving our cultural identity and wellbeing, is the focus of the 2020 Tokelau Language Week. Minister for Pacific Peoples, Aupito William Sio, says this year’s theme, ‘Apoapo tau foe, i nā tāfea ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • NZ announces a third P-3 deployment in support of UN sanctions
    The Government has deployed a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion (P-3) maritime patrol aircraft to support the implementation of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions imposing sanctions against North Korea, announced Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters and Minister of Defence Ron Mark. “New Zealand has long supported ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Pacific trade and development agreement a reality
    Pacific regional trade and development agreement PACER Plus will enter into force in 60 days now that the required eight countries have ratified it. Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker welcomed the announcement that the Cook Islands is the eighth nation to ratify this landmark agreement. “The agreement represents ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Securing a pipeline of teachers
    The Government is changing its approach to teacher recruitment as COVID-19 travel restrictions continue, by boosting a range of initiatives to get more Kiwis into teaching. “When we came into Government, we were faced with a teacher supply crisis,” Education Minister Chris Hipkins said. “Over the past three years, we ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Border exceptions for a small number of international students with visas
    The Government has established a new category that will allow 250 international PhD and postgraduate students to enter New Zealand and continue their studies, in the latest set of border exceptions. “The health, safety and wellbeing of people in New Zealand remains the Government’s top priority. Tight border restrictions remain ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • First COVID-19 vaccine purchase agreement signed
    The Government has signed an agreement to purchase 1.5 million COVID-19 vaccines – enough for 750,000 people – from Pfizer and BioNTech, subject to the vaccine successfully completing all clinical trials and passing regulatory approvals in New Zealand, say Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods and Health Minister Chris Hipkins. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • International statement – End-to-end encryption and public safety
    We, the undersigned, support strong encryption, which plays a crucial role in protecting personal data, privacy, intellectual property, trade secrets and cyber security.  It also serves a vital purpose in repressive states to protect journalists, human rights defenders and other vulnerable people, as stated in the 2017 resolution of the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Ministry of Defence Biodefence Assessment released
    The Ministry of Defence has today released a Defence Assessment examining Defence’s role across the spectrum of biological hazards and threats facing New Zealand. Biodefence: Preparing for a New Era of Biological Hazards and Threats looks at how the NZDF supports other agencies’ biodefence activities, and considers the context of ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • New Approaches to Economic Challenges: Confronting Planetary Emergencies: OECD 9 October 2020
    New Approaches to Economic Challenges: Confronting Planetary Emergencies: OECD 9 October 2020 Hon David Parker’s response following Thomas Piketty and Esther Duflo. Good morning, good afternoon, and good evening, wherever in the world you might be. I first acknowledge the excellent thought provoking speeches of Thomas Piketty and Esther ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Kaipara Moana restoration takes next step
    A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed today at Waihāua Marae between the Crown, local iwi and councils to protect, restore and enhance the mauri of Kaipara Moana in Northland. Environment Minister David Parker signed the document on behalf of the Crown along with representatives from Ngā Maunga Whakahī, Ngāti ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • New Zealand and Uruguay unite on reducing livestock production emissions
    Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor and Uruguayan Minister of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries Carlos María Uriarte have welcomed the launch of a three-year project that will underpin sustainable livestock production in Uruguay, Argentina, and Costa Rica.  The project called ‘Innovation for pasture management’ is led by Uruguay’s National Institute of Agricultural ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • 3100 jobs created through marae upgrades
    Hundreds of marae throughout the country will be upgraded through investments from the Provincial Growth Fund’s refocused post COVID-19 funding to create jobs and put money into the pockets of local tradespeople and businesses, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones and Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta have announced. “A total ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Health volunteers recognised in annual awards
    Health Minister Chris Hipkins has announced 9 teams and 14 individuals are the recipients of this year’s Minister of Health Volunteer Awards.  “The health volunteer awards celebrate and recognise the thousands of dedicated health sector volunteers who give many hours of their time to help other New Zealanders,” Mr Hipkins ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Community COVID-19 Fund supports Pacific recovery
    The Minister for Pacific Peoples, Aupito William Sio says a total of 264 groups and individuals have successfully applied for the Pacific Aotearoa Community COVID-19 Recovery Fund, that will support Pacific communities drive their own COVID-19 recovery strategies, initiatives, and actions. “I am keen to see this Fund support Pacific ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Community benefits from Māori apprenticeships
    Up to 50 Māori apprentices in Wellington will receive paid training to build houses for their local communities, thanks to a $2.75 million investment from the Māori Trades and Training Fund, announced Employment Minister Willie Jackson today. “This funding will enable Ngāti Toa Rangatira Incorporated to provide its Ngā Kaimahi ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Training fund supports Māori jobseekers
    Rapidly growing sectors will benefit from a $990,000 Māori Trades and Training Fund investment which will see Wellington jobseekers supported into work, announced Employment Minister Willie Jackson today. “This funding will enable Sapphire Consultants Ltd. to help up to 45 Māori jobseekers into paid training initiatives over two years through ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Ruakura Inland Port development vital infrastructure for Waikato
    The Government is investing $40 million to develop an inland port at Ruakura which will become a freight super-hub and a future business, research and residential development for the Waikato, Urban Development and Transport Minister Phil Twyford, and Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta announced today. The funding has been has ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 weeks ago
  • Appointments made to Defence Expert Review Group
    Defence Minister Ron Mark announced today the establishment of an Expert Review Group to review a number of aspects of the New Zealand Defence Force’s (NZDF) structure, information management and record-keeping processes.  The Expert Review Group’s work arises out of the first recommendation from the Report of the Government’s Inquiry ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 weeks ago
  • No active community cases of COVID-19
    There are no active community cases of COVID-19 remaining in the country after the last people from the recent outbreak have recovered from the virus, Health Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “This is a big milestone. New Zealanders have once again through their collective actions squashed the virus. The systems ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 weeks ago
  • Clean energy upgrade for more public buildings
    More public buildings will be supported by the Government to upgrade to run on clean energy, the Minister for Climate Change James Shaw announced today. Minister Shaw announced that Lincoln and Auckland universities will receive support through the Clean-Powered Public Service Fund to replace fossil fuel boilers. Southern, Taranaki, and ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 weeks ago
  • Schools back donations scheme for the second year
    More schools have opted in to the donations scheme for 2021, compared to 2020 when the scheme was introduced. “The families of more than 447,000 students will be better off next year, with 94% of eligible schools and kura opting into the scheme,” Education Minister Chris Hipkins said. “This is ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 weeks ago