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Rogernomics, who found the bloody defibulator?

The only thing that disturbed me on election night was the bizarre speech by new/old ACT (Association of Cunts and Tyrants) MP Sir Roger Douglas complete arrogant, exceedingly irrelevant and somewhat incoherent comments.

The world has been saved from economic oblivion by essentially Kenyesian and Socialist intervention, and the bullshit game played by that old fucker Douglas was nothing but crap. He and other rabid right wing wackos use the threat of economic recession to do nasty shit in the same way that Bush uses the threat of war and terror to do nasty shit. The TINA (there is no alternative) bullshit bribery just doesn’t wash.

How out of touch could one 70 year old man be?

Well done National, but also well done to the left vote for not leaving for the dark side in droves.

Thank you Labour.

Paid Parental Leave
Free Doctors visits for children
Affordable and free early childhood education
Free bus travel for the elderly
Interest free student loans
Removing the defence for hitting children

and the list goes on…

National take those away at your peril.

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What damage Maori – National?

{Updated more or less immediately: Sharples admits preference for Labour. One leader is playing Kiss and Catch with Key, while the other listens to his constituents and prefers Labour – fun times for the Maori Party}

Politics is a funny thing, and even more so in this day and age of MMP (don’t get me wrong FPP was just flat out fraud).

But as soon as a minor party is played as the King Maker by the media, they start to believe it and do silly things. First there was Winnie, then Peter Dunne and now the Maori Party.

They have all had their egos massaged and their electoral egos and punch massaged and inflated beyond what is required of them, or defined by the electorate.

Despite the vast vast majority of Maori intending not to vote National (as indicated by most polls), get it they aren’t going to vote National, the Maori Party and John Key have been playing a very public courting game (you can almost hear the hushed voice of Sir David Attenborough, “here we have the Turia bird dancing around the puffy chested Key bird”).

Gordon Campbell has talked about this at length, and it’s worth considering, is the Maori Party courting disaster/retribution at the 2011 election?

I would add to that, with this very public song and dance going on (they’ve even forgiven blatant racism less than 24hrs after the news erupted), is there enough time before polling day for the Maori Party to have already done the damage. I understand Tariana Turia’s intense dislike of Helen Clark and the Labour Party over what it did with the Foreshore and Seabed (to the white’s out there, this is a modern treaty breach of the highest magnitude), and there may be a massive attempt by Tariana Turia to hurt Labour over that. But at what cost?

I don’t know if Maori voters will be turned off with the prospect of their party in bed with the whites, oldest, male centred party we have had a in a long time. I know the folk I’ll be voting for, The Greens, have at least ruled National out – thank god.

But in all honesty can a Maori voter go to the polls knowing that a vote for the Maori Party is a vote for National? Time will tell and there’s a PHD topic in there for some bright spark post election.

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How much of this is palatable to core National voters

Recently the Maori party has signalled that it could work with the National Party, post election. We are still deciphering what John Key thinks or says about this stance, you see it’s not us interpreting his words that is the problem, he’s contradicting himself left right and centre over this issue.

Anyway, seeing that there is a very real possibility that he will need more than the support of ACT and United Future, Key has been fishing (trolling) about for supportive parties. The leadership of the Maori party seems to be in conflict with it’s core support, which has quite clearly shown that a Maori Party – National Party coalition is not what they want, but they’ve said they’ll work with National anyway (political suicide of the highest degree).

So out of this Key, Sharples and Tariana Turia are all talking coalition post election. The only thing is, the conditions for such a coalition would seemingly be almost unpalatable to core national voters in the blue ribbon and rural ridings. The Maori Party today unveiled it’s treaty policy position, and being a Maori Party, they are pretty core to their principals (which I have no qualms with despite the content). However by entrenching Maori seats in the statutes, Abolishing treaty claims cap, repealing Foreshore and Seabed legislation and Heritage studies to be part of the core curriculum. Aside from the lunacy of Heritage Studies to be compulsory for all new immigrants (why should they know more about our history that most locals do?), the rest I would imagine be rather hard to stomach across some of the dinner tables in Ranfurly or Taihape, and even less across the canap├ęs of Remuera.

Still Key’s signalled he could lift the cap on treaty settlements, so I’m guessing he’s going to say yes publicly to these guys no matter what they say.

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The Hunt continues…..

So National said “they would recognise the tall young man who was dressed less conservatively than most Young National members”

from Stuff.co.nz

There isn’t any security footage of the Cocktail Party, but I’ve managed to get exclusive party pics. Which one isn’t dressed so conservatively?

At least one of them looks like he’s having fun – no wonder he’s got a tape recorder under there.

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Disingenuous Two Faced Bastard

There comes a time in you life, where there just isn’t any point suffering fools anymore, life’s too bloody short for that rubbish. Of course one must always be respectful of others and not seek out people to make one grumpy. But if it comes looking, there is no way I’m gonna bend over an take it like English had to from Key the other day – suits you sir.

Bill English {despite the lies he put to the public with Key’s fist firmly inserted … at that pathetic grovel press conference} has been caught for the very thing that he accused Mike Williams (Labour Party President) of doing. And in his comments about Mr Williams, he stated that he must resign for deceiving the public.

Well if that is the case Mr English you too must resign now.

Hat tip to The Standard for this gem. Keep up the good work guys, the tide is turning.

http://www.thestandard.org.nz/?p=2692

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They release policy and it stinks – Broadcasting

Apart from the fact that the policy stinks, I mean what the hell is a 1 page policy?

They are so seriously taking the piss out of NZ, that all ballot papers should have the “No Confidence” option. I mean I seriously think that their lead in the polls is as much a backlash against Labour, and if you seriously believe that 1 page PDF summary is a policy for which to base an informed opinion on, then you are not an informed voter and get what you deserve.

Back to the policy.

“Television New Zealand should be released from its charter obligations and have to compete for the associated funding with all other broadcasters, National Party broadcasting spokesman Jonathan Coleman said.”

Short hand, they are setting TVNZ up for sale in their second term, and the charter that currently gets Kiwi faces and stories on the box, will be gone.

It’s a feeble and quite frankly condescending policy statement that should be condemned. It will of course be championed by the right who don’t want to pay for anything.

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Buy back of rail sparks commercial interest.

In one small but relatively expensive swoop Labour has done for the rail system what a private company was unable to do in the time it owned the rail system, spark positive economic and investment interest in the branch of transport infrastructure.

Over the last week there have been a raft of companies willing to invest in rail, operating everything thing from simple freight lines, to Fonterra disclosing it wants to put massive tankers on the lines, through to expression of interest in operating high investment – high quality luxury tourist passenger services.

The media of course decided to take the view that Nationals opposition to this buy back of the rail was enough, and of course a week on to report a good news story about this wouldn’t be good form.

Why is business so inept in NZ that it takes a govt initiative to get the ball rolling?

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