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  1. How many public servants’ careers has Cyclone Curran destroyed? She hasn’t got a very good track record, has she. The longer she stays in Parliament, the greater the benefit to National

  2. sorethumb

     /  March 28, 2018

    Give me a tranny sportswoman over a female any day.
    Go the trannies.
    https://interactives.stuff.co.nz/2018/03/a-level-playing-field/

  3. lurcher1948

     /  March 28, 2018

    Put crudely and bluntly”a cock in a frock” or in other words a cheat

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  March 28, 2018

      If they were, they wouldn’t be let to compete. Female hormones make them women in that respect.

  4. lurcher1948

     /  March 28, 2018

    HDPH is on fire today thicker than usual, she screeches” we have to expel a Russian office worker” then says WHAT DO YOU THINK, no HDPH when Nick Smith retires they will not choose….you

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  March 28, 2018

      Oh dear, I had better toss out my Babushka dolls (Russian king, queen and children) and all my Russian classics…..

      • High Flying Duck

         /  March 28, 2018

        Those dolls are watching you…

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  March 28, 2018

          No, no, they’re my friends…

          • Kitty Catkin

             /  March 28, 2018

            I would have thought that any spy spying on NZ would have a dull time.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  March 28, 2018

              Hello, PDTs, how (un)nice to have you poor things here.

  5. lurcher1948

     /  March 28, 2018

    Its 12pm and the new rightwing host Andrew Dickens goes through the COL list, and their faults but Andrew no matter how hard newstalkZB tries LABOUR IS STILL THE GOVT and stays in power, so suck on a lemon Andrew, and save it up for another try tomorrow.

    • Corky

       /  March 28, 2018

      Meanwhile in the news….

    • Gezza

       /  March 28, 2018

      What does COL mean?

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  March 28, 2018

        Cost of Living ? Cats on Lilos ? Cars on Lines ?

      • High Flying Duck

         /  March 28, 2018

        Coalition of losers.

        • Gezza

           /  March 28, 2018

          I found about 30 meanings for the acronym COL. Possibly he means Chain Of Leadership.

          • High Flying Duck

             /  March 28, 2018

            I think it is the Coalition of Labour or something like that – it basically means this government.

            • Gezza

               /  March 28, 2018

              Most frequently used here in politics for Cost Of Living I reckon.

      • lurcher1948

         /  March 28, 2018

        hate not so smart phone

        • David

           /  March 28, 2018

          Lurcher take a break from talkback radio it can leave you quite out of sorts on a permanent basis.

          • Corky

             /  March 28, 2018

            Tautoko. Mikey, Kate and Larry are really doing a number on Lurchy. I don’t know how much more he can take before breaking. Lurchy could crack before Labour.

    • Richard

       /  March 28, 2018

      The key is. ….
      Labour are part of the government!
      With…..uncontrollable coalition partners.

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  March 28, 2018

        Cock-ups of Labour ?

        Coaltition of Laughing-stocks ?

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  March 28, 2018

          Coalition !

          • Kitty Catkin

             /  March 28, 2018

            PDTs, that was a correction of a typo, your downticks were pointless. As usual.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  March 28, 2018

              Who gets their kicks
              From such pointless down ticks ?
              I am sure of one thing;
              They are all lunar ticks.

            • Gezza

               /  March 28, 2018

              Last line could be better. It repeats ‘ticks’.
              Can think of another one that doesn’t, but it’s rude.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  March 29, 2018

              I wanted to have lunar ticks, and couldn’t have it without repeating ticks

              :- /

  6. Corky

     /  March 28, 2018

    President Trumpy breaks liberal hearts, willpower and spirit. Voters are secretly enjoying the fun and games at the White House.

    http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2018/03/donald-trump-s-approval-ratings-at-highest-point-in-11-months.html

  7. Gezza

     /  March 28, 2018

    Question Time. See how we go.

    • Gezza

       /  March 28, 2018

      Question 3. Bennet to Peters. Peters “explains” what the underlying issue was that Mitchell missed.

      • David

         /  March 28, 2018

        Well if that is the reason then the text message she sent saying ignore what I said at the meeting makes no sense, if all they wanted to do was include the project despite it being in the wrong zone surely its something within Jones perview to do without needing to consult Mitchell.
        Also if thats all it was why would they not have said that right at the start and put it to bed. Porkies Winston

  8. Gezza

     /  March 28, 2018

    Humanity Star was launched on 21 January 2018 at 01:43 UTC from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, located on the Māhia Peninsula of New Zealand.

    It orbited the Earth every 92 minutes in a polar orbit of approximately 290 by 520 km (180 by 320 mi) in altitude. According to Rocket Lab, the satellite’s orbit was expected to decay after nine months, eventually burning up completely in Earth’s atmosphere. However, the satellite re-entered on 22 March 2018 at about 13:15 UTC.
    ….
    Bugger. Never saw it.

  9. lurcher1948

     /  March 28, 2018

    WOW, newstalkZB host larry williams is going off like a tom thumb, his bald head is sweating and foam is flicking out his mouth it’s spraying the broadcasting booth, you know he said, .We didn’t stand by our friends, you know the ones who wouldnt give us a FTA, LARRY you go buy winter gear for the invasion of Russia, then i might take interest in your rants,damp squid.

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  March 28, 2018

      Damp squid ? It’s usually damp squib, but the image of a damp squid is so unappealing that it’s really funny (makes note to pass this off as own witticism)

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  March 28, 2018

        Mike Hosking’s a damp squit 😀 😀 😀

        • Gezza

           /  March 28, 2018

          😮 😀

          • Kitty Catkin

             /  March 28, 2018

            Although Lurch’s damp squid was a typo, it was a great one.

            • Gezza

               /  March 28, 2018

              Corky’s always said Lurch has incisive insight.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  March 28, 2018

              I wish that ‘Old Velvet-ears’ Red had his incisors in Corky,

            • Gezza

               /  March 28, 2018

              Understandable. He’s not exactly your biggest fan.

  10. lurcher1948

     /  March 28, 2018

    Its a free market out there and the 5 eyes base could be leased out to the Chinese or Russia, hell the orange man and the failing british empire treats us like DOGGYDOO and lets not mention the RACIST underarm ,cricket cheating australians, WHO HERE HASNT BEEN CALLED A DOLE BLUDGING KIWI visiting that racist country.

    • Corky

       /  March 28, 2018

      It’s 2018, Lurchy. What British empire? Please book another appointment with Dr Feelbad concerning your timeline psychosis.

      • lurcher1948

         /  March 28, 2018

        Thanks Corky for reminding me of Dr Feelbad,he REALLY helped you,so im sure he might help me, using you for results

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  March 28, 2018

        14 places are still in the Empire.

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  March 28, 2018

          Sorry to disappoint you, PDTs, but that is true. I can’t help if you’re so ignorant that you don’t know this.

          • Corky

             /  March 28, 2018

            Name them. Tell you what, just name five.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  March 28, 2018

              Gibraltar

              The Falklands

              Bermuda

              British Antarctica

              Caymans

              Montserrat

              Yes ?

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  March 28, 2018

              Oops, that’s six.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  March 28, 2018

              And no, I haven’t just looked them up or I’d have named all of them.

              Tristan da Cunha is one, I think.

            • Corky

               /  March 28, 2018

              No. Those are Commonwealth Nations. Most are self governing, There is a difference between Commonwealth and Empire.

              What is an empire?

              An Empire is a land with different territories and people under a single ruler.

        • Gezza

           /  March 28, 2018

          “It’s widely accepted that the British Empire no longer exists, though its precise date of dissolution isn’t well defined. This is because the Empire never had a formal definition but was the combination of dominions, colonies, protectorates and mandates controlled by Britain. Possible dates for the end of the Empire include:

          1948 The British Monarch stopped being formally described as an Emperor in 1948, a year after Indian independence, when George VI ceased to be Emperor of India.

          1980s The last British African colony, Rhodesia, became independent in 1980 (as Zimbabwe), and the following year the British Nationality Act reclassified the few remaining colonies as Dependent Territories. The 80s also saw the severance of constitutional links of Canada, New Zealand and Australia from Britain

          1997 The handover of Hong Kong to China was a high profile symbol of the end of the Empire.

          That said, Britain retains control over 14 Overseas Territories (the most populous of which is Bermuda, with 64000 inhabitants), though it has stated its willingness to help any that wish to become independent to do so.” Quora

          • Kitty Catkin

             /  March 29, 2018

            The modern BE is a bit feeble when one looks at old maps where so much was pink.

  11. David

     /  March 28, 2018
    • lurcher1948

       /  March 28, 2018

      Is Hooton and NZME the national party, or is the national party newstalkZB????flies swirling around each other, but no matter how Hooton tries LABOUR IS THE GOVT,and Jacinda Adern is OUR PM

      • RICHARD

         /  March 28, 2018

        Once again…..Labour is PART of the Government. That is a big problem for them.

    • Gezza

       /  March 28, 2018

      Maybe. But he gives himself an out.
      Quite a litany of unfortunate incidents there though.

      • David

         /  March 28, 2018

        Quite a litany when you think they havent actually done much and the environment is so benign, lord help us if there is a crisis of some sort.

    • Corky

       /  March 28, 2018

      Hooton may have given himself an out…I haven’t. I’ve called it for three years – Labour will be a one term government.

  12. lurcher1948

     /  March 28, 2018

    What a load of rubbish this facebook privacy problem is,i asked for both my wife and myself applied in our settings and only got one days data, yesterday,HOW DO YOU GET ALL YOUR DATA???????

    • Corky

       /  March 28, 2018

      First make sure you are on Facebook. Lurchy.

      • lurcher1948

         /  March 28, 2018

        I was thinking of you Corky and David Farrar why our countries stuffed,9 years of running NZ down into the ground AND SELLING OUT and suddenly everything is labours fault,Corky look into a mirror, LABOUR DIDNT UNDERPAY THE NURSES, but spin
        https://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2018/03/passing_the_buck.html

      • lurcher1948

         /  March 28, 2018

        You once told me off for abusing Corky,PG a smart arse comment deserves a reply but you would moderate me so Corky ABUSES at will,ITS YOUR BLOG, but its not…cricket

  13. lurcher1948

     /  March 28, 2018

    So Paul Thompson a old white man sacked Carol Hirchfeld a female of colour who was been moved sideways for another whitey called Glen Scanlon, that worked out well for the whites RNZ, covers claims of racism

  14. lurcher1948

     /  March 28, 2018

    Lets sack and expel the Russian tea lady so the pathetic UK think they are important, NOT