Open Forum – Monday

17 July 2017

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51 Comments

  1. lurcher1948

     /  July 17, 2017

    Donald Donald more work and less tweets

  2. lurcher1948

     /  July 17, 2017

    Person acting as PM says Todd Barclay will turn up to do some work at $3000 a week “sometime”soon.

    • Gezza

       /  July 17, 2017

      You’re on a roll here with comedy one-liners, Lurchy. Keeping it real. 👍

      • Gezza

         /  July 17, 2017

        🌸 Here y’are, loyal anti-fan. And one for your friend or next visit too.
        Luv you. xx 😘

    • Corky

       /  July 17, 2017

      Her name is Paula, Lurhy. A name you will become familiar with over the coming years when she cuts your Super and gets you back into the work force as a pallet maker.

      • Gezza

         /  July 17, 2017

        Who the fark’s LURHY? 😳

        • Gezza

           /  July 17, 2017

          Sounds Irish😕

          • Corky

             /  July 17, 2017

            Lurchy has morphed.

            • Gezza

               /  July 17, 2017

              Jesus. That stuff’ll kill ya.

            • Gezza

               /  July 17, 2017

              Going up to a funeral director’s with ma this morning. Wants to set up pre-paid funeral accounts for her & dad. Gonna try & beat him down to a cardboard box, family & close friends only, incineration, notice in the paper after the event. Seems to be getting to be all the rage these days.

            • Corky

               /  July 17, 2017

              Great idea. BTW. If Ma has a will and it has to go to probate, don’t get your lawyer to do it. It will cost between 2-10 grand. You can do it yourself for around $400.

            • Gezza

               /  July 17, 2017

              Mate if I hang on long enuff I’m gonna be filthy rich. But I hope its a long way off yet.

            • Corky

               /  July 17, 2017

              Glad to know you. Once your assets comes in ( hopefully no time soon), Alan and I will be glad to have you in the Rightie club. Trust me, you will never want to know another Leftie again.

            • Gezza

               /  July 17, 2017

              I won’t need it all Corks. I plan to give some of it to where it can do most good.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  July 17, 2017

              My husband wanted a plain pine coffin, as he thought that they were the cheapest-they weren’t. The cheapest was quite cheap and looked perfectly decent & acceptable-good enough for anyone to be buried in. I don’t understand why people spend thousands on coffins-they might as well bury the money.

              I like the idea of DIY coffins-make ’em in advance, keep ’em until they’re needed. Roughsawn would be my choice, lined with something that will rot down.

            • Gezza

               /  July 17, 2017

              I could maybe use the old planter boxes on the fence by the stream, was gonna get rid of them next summer. But they’ll need a long wedge put in on each side to accomdate their shoulders. Might be possible to just get some parallel-imported knock off of a Presidential Casket from the Warehouse or Briscoes or somewhere.

            • Gezza

               /  July 17, 2017

              was gonna get rid of them next summer.

              The planter boxes – not dad & ma!

  3. lurcher1948

     /  July 17, 2017

    Don’t work Mondays so im still in the scratcher enjoying a lie in.Larry and Paula on ZB were having a chuckle about the MIA Barclay saying he was hiding out from the press???but come on $3000 is a lot of nosh for NOT FRONTING or working

    • Corky

       /  July 17, 2017

      To use an analogy….it’s Barclays last meal before his execution. He will never get a gold plated benefit again like the one he’s enjoyed as a politician. Show some empathy…son.

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  July 17, 2017

        You don’t know that he ISN’T working. Don’t be so judgemental, Lurch. Hiding out from the press doesn’t mean that he’s on a tropical island somewhere.

        Being a politician is a tough life. I couldn’t do it.

  4. Duperez

     /  July 17, 2017

    The press hasn’t tracked me down this morning – does that mean I’m entitled to some payout? Is it Paula’s department I apply to? I’ve heard her working this morning so she might take my call. Chances are though, from what she said, that she will be busily engaged in establishing some Truth and Honesty Commission as the sacredness of honesty seems suddenly to have struck some chord with her.
    Strange that the symphonic performances of her bosses, current and previous, found/find her deaf.
    I wonder if there are benefits for selective hearing. “Yes,” I hear, electoral benefits.

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  July 17, 2017

      It’s a pity that there are no benefits for ignorance, or you would be onto a nice little earner.

  5. Corky

     /  July 17, 2017

    Metiria is getting ” wasted” by talkback callers. Ok, its been pointed out squawk back callers aren’t her voting demographic….but it shows many New Zealander are unhappy with her. That means this wont be forgotten anytime soon

    ps- going by the voices, more then a few Lefties are also unhappy with her.

    • Gezza

       /  July 17, 2017

      Whingers, Corks, They’re everywhere. We had one here yesterday. Whining about an incorrect page-title.

      • You can be a nasty b$ggar when you want Gezz 😇

        • Gezza

           /  July 17, 2017

          Same, buddy! 🌹

          • Gezza

             /  July 17, 2017

            (He knows I luv him like a wayward Irish brother.)

            • Corky

               /  July 17, 2017

              He luvs you too, G.

            • Gezza

               /  July 17, 2017

              Yeah, probably – but he’s always a bastard, whereas I’m only occasionally a bit rough on someone when they thoroughly deserve it – as you know 👍

            • Corky

               /  July 17, 2017

              It’s the Northland heat..and the sand flies. It messes with a mans mind.

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  July 17, 2017

              Bit worried about these Irish brothers. Not sure if I should research them or not.

          • Yep. Own it 👀👀

            • Gezza

               /  July 17, 2017

              Well stop being a hard bastard & give me a bloody uptick then. Jesus woman, I give you a few!

            • Gezza. I exhaust myself searching out your every post and upticking the damned things!!

              Your lack of appreciation pains me 😦

            • Gezza

               /  July 17, 2017

              Sorry mate. It’s just ya sometimes take so long long to do it & other horrible people give me downticks. I know I cone over all macho n stuff but really, in lots if ways I’m still just a little bit SENSITIVE!! 😕

              At my bro in law’s dad’s funeral on Saturday I was the first one there (so I checked the seats for loose change). Next to arrive was bro-in-law’s sister R & her hubby. We haven’t seen each other since our nephews 21st – 19 years ago but we recognised each other.

              After the service I said she was my first girlfriend, & she dropped me after a few dates. And now I had a chance I wanted her to tell me, so I asked : “WHY?? What was WRONG WITH ME?? 😀”

              She said: “Aww … I can’t remember. It was a looong time ago, Gez! I remember your guitar.”

              I said: “After that, I ended up dating a 13 year old! And that’s your bloody fault! And SHE dumped me after a bloody year too! After that, I’d had enuff & I dumped them!”

              When we were leaving their place, after the little remembrance party, she was yakking to some distant relly, & I cracked her up when I waved goodbye & sang out : ” I FORGIVE YOU! 👍 “

  6. Gezza

     /  July 17, 2017

    Il bloody pleut beaucoup in North Welly.☔️🌧
    Sick of this crap weather! I pay my bloody taxes! Fix it! 😠

    • Gezza

       /  July 17, 2017

      Wouldn’t be surprised to find that, somewhere, in the last coupla days Winston’s promised to fix it.

  7. MaureenW

     /  July 17, 2017

    Do they come any thicker than this bozo … he needs to be locked up to protect others from his stupidity.
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11891562

    • Gezza

       /  July 17, 2017

      No. They don’t. Unbelievable.

      • Gezza

         /  July 17, 2017

        I simply cannot comprehend how any father could be that fucken stupid, that fucken angry, and that fucken careless with the life of his child. I’d never let him near kids again.

        • Corky

           /  July 17, 2017

          Now you know were my anger for things Maori( if that is what he is) comes from.

          • Kitty Catkin

             /  July 17, 2017

            Why ? Did you know him and know that he was going to do this ? He’s one Maori who’s so stupid that he didn’t know the rule about never, ever pointing a gun at anyone, even if you know that it’s not loaded. Plenty of people of all colours have made this stupid error and killed innocent victims as a result. How many people have been killed by fathers/mates who haven’t looked hard enough at something moving to make sure that it’s a deer and not a person ?

            To judge all Maoris by this cretin is to be as stupid as he is.

            If he’d been a Pakeha, would you be angry at all Pakehas and things Pakeha because of this ?

            • Gezza

               /  July 17, 2017

              My aunty P. I never met her. She was 5. The 9th & youngest child of my Grandparents. A lot of family funerals lately. The widowed aunties are opening up. Mum’s family, including mum, were all traumatised when my aunty P was accidentally shot dead in the backyard at age 5. She was buried in her 1st Holy Communion dress. The story was always a bit vague – mum’s version implied a neighbour’s kid did it.

              I went & visited another recently aunty on Sunday. What happened was a middle brother, T, left a loaded shotgun propped against a tree while he went inside for something. The littlest brother, B, lifted it up, playing a game – like, cowboys & indians probably, pointed it at her & pulled the trigger. She was hit in the throat & bled to death before anyone could do anything.

              We always had to treat Grandad with respect, as the head of the clan. So we did. Only when we got older did we realise he was a hopeless drunk. Nana had to raise that family of 8 kids, plus him.

            • Gezza

               /  July 17, 2017

              *… another recently widowed aunty on Sunday.

  8. Duperez

     /  July 17, 2017

    Corky, They’re unhappy alright. NZers like a bit of honesty. They don’t like rip off merchants.

    Bill English of course rose to the very top by displaying those virtues and now in the role, continues thus.🤔

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  July 17, 2017

      How smug and self-righteous you sound.

  9. Someone other than me appreciates Sir John Key

    “Former Prime Minister John Key will be receiving Australia’s highest honour at a ceremony in Canberra on Tuesday.

    Sir John – who was knighted in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday honours – has been appointed an Honorary Companion in the Order of Australia, and will be invested with the insignia by Australia’s Governor General.
    Sir John was celebrating ahead of the ceremony by having drinks with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Monday night.

    Turnbull said in a statement that Sir John was an “outstanding leader of his country” who was respected around the world.

    “As Prime Minister of New Zealand from November 2008 to December 2016, he was also deeply committed to advancing the Australia-New Zealand bilateral relationship and pursuing our common interests in the region and internationally.

    “Australia and New Zealand share a unique and close partnership, underpinned by shared history and values.”

    Turnbull said Key helped drive economic growth in both countries by “reinvigorating the agenda of the Single Economic Market, which further liberalised the trans-Tasman economy and delivered benefits for Australian and New Zealand businesses and consumers”.

    “He was also committed to ensuring that New Zealand played its part in tackling the major security challenges the international community faces,” Turnbull said.

    “My instant, dismayed, reaction on his retirement last year was “Say it ain’t so Bro” – he has been a great friend of Australia and has represented his nation, and our shared values, magnificently.

    “Lucy and I look forward to seeing more of John and Bronagh this side of the ditch and perhaps John and I can venture out for another paddle before too long.”

    “I was shocked and stunned when I got the phone call from PM Turnbull,” Sir John said on Monday evening.

    https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/94826194/sir-john-key-receives-australias-highest-honour