Wishing some of you a septic shitty day

For some reason Bryce Edwards included this tweet in his Political Roundup: Police apologise to Nicky Hager for ‘dirty politics’

Actually that was yesterday. She may or may not be as shitty livered about anyone she seems to be of an alternate political leaning.

This sort of septic shit throwing, and it is sadly not uncommon, is one of the things that gives politics such a bad reputation, and deters many people from engaging or bothering to following anything political.

Last year before the election Stewart asked Are we in the dying days of democracy?

Are we in the dying days of democracy and, if so, can humanity survive it?

In a world gone mad – or, at least, out and proudly neo-liberal – democratic values appear to have entered the ever-tightening circles of the death spiral. The ground is fast rising up to meet them.

If society feels less moral reverence to the democracy ideal, who can honestly blame them? Having listened to Clinton and Trump battle it out for a year before the unthinkable became real, I get it.

Seeing how Stewart lashes out at swathes of people she disagrees with politically, I get it.

Indeed, our fair land does not fare well in the democracy stakes. Despite political party zealots all primed and pumped for the looming election, the electorate may not share their jaunty enthusiasm.

Things changed somewhat after that, but Stewart seems as bitter as she did then, if not more so.

17 Comments

  1. Fred

     /  June 13, 2018

    Surely hager was guilty of receiving stolen goods. If I was peddling TV’s that someone else I didn’t know stole and gave to me and I knew they were stolen I would be staring at the inside of a prison cell……

    • Blazer

       /  June 13, 2018

      that really makes ..sense..not!

    • That appears to not have been considered by the police – given the lengths they went to investigating him as a potential witness that suggests there was no case for receiving.

      From the police statement: “Mr Hager was not a suspect of any offending.”

      https://yournz.org/2018/06/12/police-apologise-to-hager-and-pay-substantial-damages/

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  June 13, 2018

        i understood Fred perfectly.

        I steal a lot of televisions from Noel Leeming and hand them on to Gezza who lives miles away.

        He gives them to Fred to sell. Fred knows that they must be hot, but doesn’t know me….but when he’s caught, that makes no difference and he’s done for receiving.

        Meanwhile I’m busy baking a cake with a file in it to send to Fred,

  2. Blazer

     /  June 13, 2018

    hardly surprising after 9 years of this crap…
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/06/new-zealand-needs-migrants-as-some-kiwis-are-lazy-and-on-drugs-says-pm

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/89858196/bill-english-says-employers-are-regularly-telling-him-that-kiwis-cant-pass-drug-tests

    not content with selling NZ to foreigners,and state assets to their mates,trying to turn NZ into a tax haven,and trashing their own citizens to defend their hopeless economic management of house inflation and immigration.
    Thank God for..Winston.

    • Grimm

       /  June 13, 2018

      Taking one for the team. Reading TDB so we don’t have to.

    • Zedd

       /  June 14, 2018

      @Blazer

      Im loving the new Pirate Flag’ logo !! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€

      **get into more looting & plundering (politically) ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Blazer

         /  June 14, 2018

        well I preferred your original ….I see you have mellowed…become more philosophical. ๐Ÿ˜‰

        • Zedd

           /  June 14, 2018

          I must be ‘just going through a phase’ ?? ๐Ÿ˜€

          The ‘Screaming skull’ maybe just taking a short rest..

          • Zedd

             /  June 14, 2018

            but: Im still getting just as many downticks as ever !! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

      • Zedd

         /  June 14, 2018

        OR are there two of you now ?
        I see some comments have the ‘old standard’ logo still…

  3. Alan Wilkinson

     /  June 13, 2018

    Stewart is obviously a mental health case reaching crisis point. Sad for her family.

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  June 13, 2018

      And what a lovely way with words Mr Edwards has; he’s quite poetical.

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  June 13, 2018

        ? Edwards is not quoted here.

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  June 13, 2018

          Oh, sorry, I thought that he had said it, not quoted it.

          What a mistake-a to make-a.

  4. Zedd

     /  June 14, 2018

    @Rachael Stewart (tweet)

    Tautoko 100% to Korero ! ๐Ÿ™‚