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Open mike 17/01/2011

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, January 17th, 2011 - 13 comments
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  1. Good interview with Phil Goff on morning report this morning.

    He has given up using Government limos even though he is entitled to! And he has declined to publicise it until now. Net gain to the country’s coffers of $100k plus.

    Perhaps all of the Ministers should do this. I always struggled with the overavailability of limos.

    • Lanthanide 1.1

      Summer Noel is thick. Did you know that actually Chris Carter abused his perk just the same way as Pansy did?

      No, me neither.

      • gingercrush 1.1.1

        National Radio is turned off until normal programming resumes in this house. I hate their holiday programs and presenters/hosts.

    • Armchair Critic 1.2

      They’re only limos in the sense they are driven by chauffeurs, the cars themselves are ordinary old bottom of the line european sedans.
      Ministers should keep using them, if it helps them do their job more effectively. So should Mr Goff.

      • Draco T Bastard 1.2.1

        Yep, that’s the whole idea of the limos – allowing the MPs to do their jobs better.

  2. logie97 2

    In the event of an emergency whether national or international, who would John turn to –
    the trained and manually skilled or his mates at the top table?
    When it comes to working out people’s jobs-worth, who does he talk to and take advice from – his mates at the top table?

    Captcha: democratic

  3. Zorr 3

    Something fun for everyone. Swiss whistleblower Rudolf Elmer plans to hand over offshore banking secrets of the rich and famous to WikiLeaks.

    http://m.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/jan/16/swiss-whistleblower-rudolf-elmer-banks?cat=media&type=article

  4. Deadly_NZ 4

    And here we go with yet another Failed and old policy from the NACTS.
    http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/government-considers-jail-time-fine-evaders-3999741

    Now how they gonna get the guy back from the gold coast???

    • Deadly_NZ 4.1

      WTF it wont let me edit….

      Oh well as i was going to say.

      Oh yeah and where they going to put all these miscreants? it’s not as if there’s a lot of spare space in jail, or are the NACTS going to let out the thieves and rapists to accomodate them?

      • Draco T Bastard 4.1.1

        They’re going to build more private prisons so their rich mates can get richer courtesy of the taxpayer.

  5. logie97 5

    So John Boy makes a guest appearance in the cricket commentary box and gets asked some patsy political questions by that erudite political analyst, Simon Doull. Apparently the tax cuts, GST, and 90 day probation are all working well – Doull’s words, and endorsed of course by John. Oh and while we are on about serious questions, guess who his favoured golf four would be – Barak Obama, Liz Hurley, and the Pope. Don’t you just love these barbecue chats over a beer (in this case a cup of the sponsors tea).

    Captcha: pleased. (I bet he was with that…)

    • ak 5.1

      Yes the wonders of modern technology allowed me the fascinating pleasure this evening of listening to an insecure geek obviously desperate to portray a sense of “approachability” claim credit for wickets falling, boast of his 50,000 facebook fans and his familiarity with various football heroes, Obama (could beat him at golf), Cameron and Gillard, his hero-worship of John Howard (Australia’s “greatest-ever” PM), love of beach volleyball (haw haw) and the fact that he’s “not interested” in the UN as a career after politics (“not my scene”), followed immediately by an intelligent and articulate interpretation of the near-identical character in the form of Phil on the surprisingly well-written American comedy Modern Family…

      captcha: pattern

  6. joe90 6

    Why the CIA is spying on the changing climate.

    Last summer, as torrential rains flooded Pakistan, a veteran intelligence analyst watched closely from his desk at CIA headquarters just outside the capital.

    For the analyst, who heads the CIA’s year old Center on Climate Change and National Security, the worst natural disaster in Pakistan’s history was a warning.

    “It has the exact same symptoms you would see for future climate change events, and we’re expecting to see more of them,” he said later, agreeing to talk only if his name were not revealed, for security reasons.

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