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  1. Blazer

     /  June 6, 2018

    …boys in the…hood…
    Sir Bill English……Sir Winston Churchill
    Sir Graeme Henry….Sir Edmund Hillary
    Sir Peter Talley…….Sir Ernest Rutherford
    Sir John Key……Sir David Attenborough
    Sir Douglas Graham……Sir Alexander Fleming
    Sir Michael Cullen….Sir Francis Drake
    Sir John Walker….Sir Isaac Newton….

    how illustrious is that…lot!

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    • Corky

       /  June 6, 2018

      Good Ol’ Oscar Wilde, eh, Blazer. He should have been knighted.

      ”Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness.””

      You need to let your bile drain. We now live in a pop-culturel where venal is god.

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  2. Corky

     /  June 6, 2018

    According to Mikey:

    1- The government has been warned over costs for running their ‘working groups.”

    2- While Mikey thinks James Shaw is a good political operator, it’s the little things that still keep the ”Crazy Greens” persona to the fore in the public mind. Shaw’s latest pronouncement that we should go meatless once a week to counteract climate change had Mikey opining he’d never give up his Sirloin and pepper sauce steak. A true Rightie who knows good food and nutrition. No pasty complexion for that boy.

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    • Gezza

       /  June 6, 2018

      Wears women’s jackets. Nuff sed.

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      • Gezza

         /  June 6, 2018

        Hike Mosking’s werds of wizdom

        “Meat is what we do. It comes from cows and sheep, and that’s our stock and trade – along with milk. It’s like wandering into Bordeaux and telling them wine is bad for your liver and to try “Dry July.” When all the cars were made in Detroit you didn’t see a lot of BMWs on the city’s streets. In Stuttgart, I am sure there are quite few more Porsches than you might see elsewhere.

        In other words, locals support what brings in jobs, income and wealth. They don’t look to strangle the goose that lays the golden egg.

        And this is where the Greens are so badly out to lunch. They hate cows. They hate farming. They hate mass production. A person like James in his role can’t possibly say that, because that would mean their five percent support would turn instantly into one percent. And that’s the hard core one percent that really believe this hocus pocus.

        So he utters greenish-type ideas that when taken on face value don’t actually make a lot of sense, but are driven by a deep underlying dislike of big business.

        I am not giving up a sirloin with peppercorn sauce for climate change. And neither is any other normal person, the same way I am not ploughing my field with a donkey. And that is what too many of your hard core greens are really wanting us to revert to.
        … … … …
        Where’s MIke’s field? Anybody know? 😳

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        • Corky

           /  June 6, 2018

          In the hinterland of Remuera.

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          • Gezza

             /  June 6, 2018

            hinterland
            synonyms: the back of beyond, the middle of nowhere, the backwoods, the wilds, the bush, remote areas, a backwater; the outback, the back country, the backblocks, the booay; the backveld, the platteland; informal – the sticks; the boondocks, the boonies, the tall timbers; wop wops, beyond the black stump

            So … near the Golf Club? 😳

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            • Corky

               /  June 6, 2018

              On the outskirts before the mansions…so yeah, in Remurea terms..the wop wops.

            • Corky

               /  June 6, 2018

              I mean, John Key and Max would wind up their windows as they passed through that area of Remmers.

            • Gezza

               /  June 6, 2018

              I expect they got sick of rotten tomatoes, wilted lettuces, ham sandwich crusts & KFC chicken bones being flung at their Bentleys by the enraged peasants when they spotted the motorcycle police escorts?

  3. Corky

     /  June 6, 2018

    Sarah Huckabee has slammed the media and this corespondent in particular. What a women. She creates commentary with nothing to work with. She’s become the default Voodoo Doll for President Trumpy with everyone sticking pins in her .

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    • Gezza

       /  June 6, 2018

      Yeah I like Sarah a lot. I was very fond of Sean too. The brave little loyal guy. But he didn’t have much upstairs in the brain department. Sarah’s very loyal too but she’s got a few clues. I didn’t think she’d last but I’ve changed my mind: she’d be hard to beat & she’s catching Trumpy on a roll.

      She’s good with putting irritating reporters in their place & she don’t take no shit from no one. That Press Pack are a bit like yappy chihuahuas with their self-important stir-it-up questions. A bloke would probably just use rude language eventually

      It’s a bit off calling her a women though Corks. She might not be a slip of a woman but there’s not enuf of her for two women.

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  4. High Flying Duck

     /  June 6, 2018

    Danyl McLauchlan takes the Blazer view and puts it in writing. Not a bad effort:

    “In the wake of shocking revelations about Housing New Zealand’s meth testing evictions, a crumbling health service, surging numbers of homelessness and a mental health crisis, the National Party has announced plans for a benefit concert to aid those most affected by government policy over the last nine years.

    “It’s clear that the government has made some terrible mistakes and it needs to apologise to those who’ve suffered,” National leader Simon Bridges stated in a press release announcing the concert. “But rather than get bogged down in a complicated discussion about precisely which government or, even less relevant, which specific individuals are responsible, we’re signalling our compassion for those in crisis. Regardless of who caused these multiple crises.”

    https://thespinoff.co.nz/politics/05-06-2018/national-announces-benefit-concert-to-aid-those-failed-by-the-last-government/

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  5. Blazer

     /  June 6, 2018

    heard the head of HNZ who backed down on his vow not to be interviewed this morning.How on earth he got this position on 46k a MONTH is the question!He and the Chair of HNZ should be booted,they won’t resign,will hang on to this sinecure by their… fingernails.

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  6. Blazer

     /  June 6, 2018

    Dan Bidois was also on RNZ this morning with Shane Halbert.Two young candidates and it..shows.
    Bidois is the perfect National Party prospect,an opportunist who reeks of… insincerity.

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    • Gezza

       /  June 6, 2018

      Reminds me – what was all that hullaballo about Shanan* Halbert’s MBA that reeked of not actually having one?

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      • Blazer

         /  June 6, 2018

        not sure.Bidois was raving on about his local credentials,but admitted he waited till he was selected and then moved to Northcote from Epsom,very… recently.

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        • Gezza

           /  June 6, 2018

          Bidois is a French name. One expects that sort of thing from the frogs.

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        • Gerrit

           /  June 6, 2018

          Bit like Labour’s Cunliffe…represented the working class in New Lynn (and later New Zealand)…whilst living in a multi million dollar mansion in St Mary’s Bay.

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          • Blazer

             /  June 6, 2018

            or like Honky Tonks…living in Parnell.representing…Helensville.

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            • High Flying Duck

               /  June 6, 2018

              Or Jacinda representing New Lynn, or Herne Bay Peters using his holiday home to represent the North…

      • High Flying Duck

         /  June 6, 2018

        All a misunderstanding Gezza. He said he had it, but he actually didn’t. Anyone could make that mistake.
        He was also misunderstood when he was escorted out of the Highbury mall by security for demanding to be able to campaign there…
        https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2018/05/security-called-into-northcote-by-election-mall-confrontation.html

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        • Gezza

           /  June 6, 2018

          Seems a bit suss that Countdown gave National permission to campaign if they’re in the mall, though. To be fair.

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          • High Flying Duck

             /  June 6, 2018

            The Mall owners did not know apparently. And it was how he handled it that led to security being called (according to the owner).

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  7. High Flying Duck

     /  June 6, 2018

    The perfect metaphor for Capitalism vs Socialism:

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    • Blazer

       /  June 6, 2018

      I was told that Russia was the first nation to put a man in space.
      Apparently they also have very well designed IBCM’s ….Russian engineering…indeed.
      New German BMW’S are good ,older ones ,not so.
      Here’s a tribute to British engineering…p.s(I have ..many)

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      • Griff

         /  June 6, 2018

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      • High Flying Duck

         /  June 6, 2018

        New Lada’s are exactly the same as old Lada’s – there is no incentive to improve.
        The rockets and the space flights were achieved through competition with the USA. Look at any area where outside pressures are not forcing progress and you will see stagnation.
        You have many women draped over your vehicles? or many old Jags or Leylands?
        My first car was a Hillman Avenger. British automotive par excellence!

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        • Griff

           /  June 6, 2018

          The poms had some good designers and engineers.
          Cars like the rover p6 or mini were well ahead of their time .
          The Commy unions and the management killed their car industry. Management cost cutting and refusal to invest into engineering to fix known issues or update designs. The workers refusal to modernize.
          Almost all new cars are fwd like the Mini . The wedge shapes like the allegro or SD1 are closer to current design shapes than the European three box sedans from bmw merc and audi back then.

          I once owned a low miles mint marina.
          Heap of shit drove me mad with a never ending procession of stupid little faults .
          The marina is actually an updated Morrie thou from the forty’s.
          https://www.aronline.co.uk/cars/morris/marina-ital/morris-marina-development-history/

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        • Blazer

           /  June 6, 2018

          back seat most popular,but the bonnet was handy on occassions…too.

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    • Corky

       /  June 6, 2018

      `Great dive from 2 o’clock high, High Flyer.

      What we have here is a pictorial representation of Evolution v Intelligent design.

      John Tamihere was right when he said socialism lost to capitalism in the 90’s. It’s sad to see socialists dribble on oblivious to this fact.

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      • Blazer

         /  June 6, 2018

        you’d be a Triumph Stag man ..Corky…or Rover perhaps….British cars are/were mainly crap.

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        • Corky

           /  June 6, 2018

          Couldn’t afford a car in those days. My cuzzy had a brown Stag…seemed to be the only colour in New Zealand at the time. Darn thing didn’t break a sweat going past a 100mph..and some.

          I have been looking up the specs on this and the P76.. Union strikes figure negatively during their production run. Maybe that’s why the cars were crap?

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    • Griff

       /  June 6, 2018

      Sucked in again Duck.
      The lada pictured is actually a licensed version of the fiat 124 deigned by Italians.

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      • High Flying Duck

         /  June 6, 2018

        Is that sucked in, or does it prove the point – the Italians designed the car and the communists added…nothing.

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        • High Flying Duck

           /  June 6, 2018

          The original Lada, produced for 10 years from 1970:

          The highly refined follow-up – produced for 3 decades from 1980 – 2010!! :

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          • Blazer

             /  June 6, 2018

            I would rather the Lada than the…Marina.

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            • High Flying Duck

               /  June 6, 2018

              The Marina was decommissioned after a 10 year run in 1980 – just when the Lada Mk2 began production.

  8. lurcher1948

     /  June 6, 2018

    FORD a car for the masses

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    • Gezza

       /  June 6, 2018

      Best street race ever. Cars held together with wired-down bonnets and flapping bits of body work held on by sticky tape by the end!

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  9. Corky

     /  June 6, 2018

    Oh, boy! Time for utu. Sir Bob serves libel writ on this loser. She should start saving by cutting back on the ‘lippy.’ The good news is he will probably donate his winnings to Women’s Refuge.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/101364788/filmmaker-unrepentant-about-sir-bob-jones-hate-speech-accusation-despite-lawsuit-threat

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    • Blazer

       /  June 6, 2018

      Jones will not win…silly old…koont.

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      • Corky

         /  June 6, 2018

        He wins…win or lose.

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        • Gezza

           /  June 6, 2018

          Silly grumpy old git. I just read his self-important rant-cum-whinge on WO. Tells you heaps when the tired old plonker now writes his dodderer’s musings on that trash dump.

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          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  June 6, 2018

            Hardly tired when he is building NZ’s first wooden tower block. You should be proud of a Wellingtonian who has been a commercial success instead of just a political hack.

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            • Corky

               /  June 6, 2018

              Gezza tries hard, Alan. But sometimes in the presence of greatness, things overwhelm him. I’m sure Sir Bob wouldn’t mind.

            • Gezza

               /  June 6, 2018

              Fair enuf. Maybe he was feeling energetic at the time he wrote his piece for WO. And at least you’re not arguing that he’s not a silly self-important grumpy old git writing dodderer’s musings on a rubbish dump website.

              What’s all this about a wooden tower block? Is he getting his wood from Tolaga Bay?

            • Blazer

               /  June 6, 2018

              RJI…..’DON’T SELL…ITS THE NEW GOLDEN RULE’….don’t sell…..at least not until I’ve unloaded…all mine!

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  June 6, 2018

        He’s got a winning track record and excellent lawyers. She needs lots of Lefties to dig deep for her now.

        He can produce Gezza’s bile as evidence of the harm she has caused him.

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  10. lurcher1948

     /  June 6, 2018

    Caution due to a soft sentence under national this possible National party voting criminal will be released soon to your rich leafy suburb, possibly Epson

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    • Corky

       /  June 6, 2018

      It’s not National you need to worry about ,son. It’s Andy.

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    • PDB

       /  June 6, 2018

      Andy wouldn’t have even given him a sentence…..a cuddle, a hot cup of milo (not too hot mind you) & a framed piece of art signed by artist Helen Clark but not done by her being enough to totally rehabilitate.

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  11. lurcher1948

     /  June 6, 2018

    This man is here to heip you, i remember the face
    https://tpc.googlesyndication.com/daca_images/simgad/2844150850015392667

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    • Gezza

       /  June 6, 2018

      Didn’t that guy get some Order of Suckers Up to Australia Tin Star or something? o_O?

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