Simon Bridges twitter game

Written By: - Date published: 2:40 pm, February 11th, 2019 - 27 comments
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I know there are more important things to discuss and National leader Simon Bridges receives more attention and posts than he probably deserves but dang it is like shooting fish in a barrel.  And his twitter game is pretty poor.  It makes you wonder who is in charge of his twitter account.

Tweets like this one:

I mean apart from both subjects being the subject of a referendum how can the United Kingdom pulling out of the European Union be compared to something that is already happening throughout the world without any difficulty?

Then there was this tweet:

What evidence is there that this is some sort of retaliation by China against New Zealand for the Government’s decision concerning Huawei and the 5G rollout?

Well none.  This did not stop Simon from making this particularly weird allegation.

Then there was this tweet:

National’s fascination with a tax that does not exist and is not being proposed is troubling as is tweeting to Julie Anne Genter and all of her followers.

And not to be forgotten there was this tweet where he thought it would be a good look to tweet a photo of him drinking beer in his pajamas:

These are tweets from the past 5 weeks.  Does his social media brains trust think this is helpful?  I presume so …

27 comments on “Simon Bridges twitter game”

  1. fender 1

    Opening this on mobile phone it’s just a title and nothing else. Reflecting on the title I’d suggest shortening it to: Simon Bridges–Twit.

    • mary_a 1.1

      Simon Britches seems to have a lot of time on his hands, to be so twitty.

      I notice most of these meaningless twittery messages were sent when he was (supposed) to be on holiday. Something must be bothering him, if he has to keep his sad insipid profile out there during the summer recess!

    • infused 1.2

      this sites been fucked on mobile for ages. half the posts wont even load.

    • bwaghorn 1.3

      Works fine on my Samsung.
      Probably a massive left wing conspiracy to stop infused from posting .

  2. BM 2

    You really are fixated with Bridges.

    On the Brexit comment, how does legalizing cannabis work with our health and safety laws?

    What will a positive drug test mean?

    • Stuart Munro 2.1

      It probably doesn’t – because our H&S laws are largely a crock – based on legal deniability rather than real world risk management. The science behind workplace drug testing is no better than that for P contamination of housing.

      • BM 2.1.1

        Excellent everyone will be able to turn up to work blazed.

        • Visubversa

          Yes, just like they can turn up to work drunk? I don’t think so.

        • Brad

          How is it any different from being drunk at work? Why would the consequences be different?

          • BM

            You can accurately test for alcohol, Weed is a completely different kettle of fish.

            Trust me before all the H&S stuff came in many dudes were smoking up a storm during work, lots operating some pretty big bits of equipment.

            That wasn’t good, the H&S drug testing went a long way in stamping that out.

            • Stuart Munro

              Of course, because they never tested for impairment, you don’t know that.

              It’s a bit like the cycle helmet effect – completely explained by the decline in use after passing the law – not a triumph.

              Workplace drug testing was just another stick to beat the workers. The real drug abuse risk profession – medicine – isn’t tested. That’s because the issue is social control, not safety.

            • Tricledrown

              BM Weed can be detected up to 3 months after through hair samples. Up to 3 wks after in blood.
              The level of intoxication is the hard part some work places allow a low level of Cannabis in the blood stream ie a Friday night puff will be OK if the partaker has a low level Monday but if they have a high level excuse the pun they are stood down.

        • Tricledrown

          Badly Maligned Legalising Cannibis has actually lead to less use of Cannibis especially for under 24 olds.

    • Tricledrown 2.2

      BM We already have drug testing in the work place. That’s why harder to detect drugs which leave the system quickly are more of a danger.

  3. BM 3

    You’ve also got the issue with drug driving? what’s an acceptable level for NZ and how are you going to test for impairment?

    • Cinny 3.1

      Don’t smoke and drive… physical test for impairment.

      “Trust me before all the H&S stuff came in many dudes were smoking up a storm during work,

      Smoking laws have changed considerably since OSH etc first started, well over a decade ago.

      Work places are now ‘smoke free’. Making it mighty hard to have a sneaky toke at work.

      lots operating some pretty big bits of equipment.”

      BM, did you ever call them out on getting wasted while operating big bits of equipment? If not why?

      • BM 3.1.1

        Because I preferred to keep my teeth in my mouth.

        • Cinny

          Workplace bullying?

          • BM

            Lol at your innocence and naivety.

            • Cinny

              Would like to think am innocent and naive, but am far from it on certain subject matter.

              Used to work in the fishing industry.

              Anyways BM, I very much doubt there will be a sudden influx of people turning up stoned to work should cannabis be legalized.

              We would send the wharf staff home to sleep it off if they came to work drunk. And not give them any extra shifts that week as a gentle reminder. Rules were stricter for any crew that turned up to sail wasted.

              The thing is, it’s usually rather obvious when staff turn up stoned or drunk, If you have tight worker contracts and good management it’s easily handled.

              Five minutes to the new poll comes out…. dun dun dunnnnnnnn

    • solkta 3.2

      It is already illegal to drive while impaired by drugs. What difference does it make if the drugs used are legal or not?

      • BM 3.2.1

        What ‘s the level of impairment for weed?

        If it’s going to be legal, what are we going to set the level at, can’t make it zero?

        • solkta

          Why do you need a limit just because it is legal?

        • Tricledrown

          BM You are so out of touch on just about every subject. NZ already has the highest use of Cannabis in the world ahead of Jamaica.
          Virtually every work place requires a Drug test or ongoing drug test’s you are pathetically fear mongering because poor old Simon is flailing around trying to inflict some damage.
          Groupie worship.

        • Tricledrown

          Some states in the US have zero limit for driving under the influence of Cannabis while other states allow up to 400mg per litre of blood.

  4. Sabine 4

    maybe he gets his inspiration from the orange tweeter in the US?

  5. Sacha 5

    You know exactly who drives his social media – and Hamish sure puts the twit in twitter.

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