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11 December 2018

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  1. lurcher1948

     /  11th December 2018

    Didnt our PM Jacinda Adern come across clear and concise on AM.She speaks clearly and deserves her rating and the mumbler Simon Bridges deserves his.

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    • Gezza

       /  11th December 2018

      I didn’t see it but I think we can be pretty certain Simon will be stepping down in the New Year. It won’t be because of the attacks on him by JLR and co & Labour and/or the leaker (if there really is one) but because over the Xmas Break National will have time – with the pollies except Neve’s mum and dad – out of the news cycle, MPs and the National Executive will have to address the fact that he will never resonate with the public. He’s always been a winceable speaker to listen to and where John Key and even Bill English could easily sell themselves as blokes who you could have a yarn with, Simon can’t. And women don’t like him.

      It may as well be Judith next. She has a wicked sense of humour.

      When I think back on all the Question Times and Debate bits and pieces I’ve watched this year, National has a seasoned crew MPs who have generally performed well & while inclined to bang the same drum & get boring eventually they have scored a lot of hits on an inexperienced and bumbling Labour component of the coalition.

      They’re still in with a chance at the next election because the next term under the coalition, with all these werkinggruppes due to report back, makes the future of government policy look potentially shambolic & very disruptive in terms of organisations delivering services (restructurings and bigger, amorphous, high paid-executive-led bureaucracies and Commissions, anybody) instead of tweaks and incremental change, which voters are used to.

      That’s what I’m thinking at the moment, anyway.

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    • lurcher1948

       /  11th December 2018

      Putting it bluntly you rightwing tossers are a bunch of bad losers,

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  2. Gezza

     /  11th December 2018

    One for Lurchy

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  3. lurcher1948

     /  11th December 2018

    Gezza RED cannot swim, its his legs and body shape,skinny legs for speed and a deep chest,A FAT LARDO LAB he isn’t

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    • Gezza

       /  11th December 2018

      Last thing I expected to see from you was blatant breedism, Lurch !
      Ought to be ashamed of yourself. Hope your dogs have more class than that. >:D

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      • lurcher1948

         /  11th December 2018

        I HATE FAT LABS,guts rubbing on the ground,and they are aggressive

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        • Gezza

           /  11th December 2018

          I’m not surprised if that’s the sort of thing you say about them within their earshot.

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  4. lurcher1948

     /  11th December 2018

    Gezza were you impressed our PM swotted Simon Bridges away,Simon croaked a few questions,the same old,same old….the right suffer having NO BALLS and have NO POWER

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    • Gezza

       /  11th December 2018

      Oh is parliament still in session? I better tell ma she’s wrong.

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    • PDB

       /  11th December 2018

      I was impressed Ardern actually made it to the house Lurch – doesn’t turn up that often.

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  5. Gezza

     /  11th December 2018

    1ewes at 6 tonite had an item devoted solely to showing up what a complete goofy twat Twyford is.

    Even included a clip of him in Parliament at Question Time today where David Seymour asked him a question that involved a simple maths question and Phil looked, smiled uneasily like a baffled ning-nong, and demanded the question in writing; Trev was shown saying that anybody “could’ve worked that out, even if they had to use their fingers”.

    What’s going on there?

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  6. duperez

     /  11th December 2018

    Would a reasonable answer to Seymour have required more than one finger?

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    • Gezza

       /  11th December 2018

      Yes. One or two fingers from Twyford would have made him look even more stupid than he did already.

      1. It would’ve taken so long to occur to him they would have moved on to the next Question, and he could have ended up getting all excited when the idea hit him and stupidly giving the finger(s) to one of their own flunkies asking a patsy question to Grant Robertson.

      2. Trev would be hard placed not to put him out of the House and make him sit on the steps of Parliament for an hour with a dunce cap on – because he embarrasses Trev so often. Nobody else has ever been publicly told he’s a bloody juvenile and to go back to his office and write out proper answers to Written Questions and have them on The Speaker’s desk the first thing next morning.

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    • Gezza

       /  11th December 2018

      I’m being serious here, dupers. Twyford gives every impression of being the kind of Minister who despite having been the spokesperson for his portfolio for yonks, on becoming the Minister hasn’t got a clue about what’s really happening or what to do about it.

      And who, after a year in the job, now knows even less about it all than when he was made the Minister.

      They should elbow him out into something useless and put Kris Faafoi in charge. The man is a good communicator, a clear thinker, hasn’t put a foot wrong, and I think is a potential contender for deputy leader

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  7. PDB

     /  11th December 2018

    As Corky has gone missing I’ll post this on their behalf…

    Starving people line up for food parcels in record numbers…

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    • Gezza

       /  11th December 2018

      2nd from right, in black, looks a bit thin, possibly. Can anyone see anyone else who looks starving?

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      • PDB

         /  11th December 2018

        You’d almost swear it was early spring or something in that photo as well going by the layers being worn?

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    • Gezza

       /  11th December 2018

      Some of those families have been lining up since 2am this morning. By the time the doors open at 9am, there were about 150 people.

      One of those is solo mother of eight, Stacey.

      She had a bakery assistant job in Kaikohe but, last month, her eldest son was admitted to Starship Hospital in Auckland and she lost her job.

      God those poor blimmin kids. How do you get to be a solo mother of 8 ?

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    • Gezza

       /  11th December 2018

      The prime minister plans to visit the Auckland City Mission before Christmas to “drill into” why an increasing number of families are struggling to make ends meet.

      Can you ask Stacey how she got to be a solo mother of 8 and let her know whether that’s your plan too – and if not, why not?

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      • PDB

         /  11th December 2018

        Ardern obviously asked the wrong questions last year…maybe next year she might’ve ‘drilled into’ it?

        December 2017: “”Queues out the door” at the Auckland City Mission show just how much impoverished Kiwis need help, the Prime Minister said.
        Jacinda Ardern and senior Government ministers visited the mission on Thursday, witnessing the demand for food parcels.”

        https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/99882671/pm-makes-donation-appeal-for-auckland-needy

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        • Gezza

           /  11th December 2018

          Yeah but this is the time of year when all the print journos and tv journos jump in their sports cars and drive around seeking out and report on the dire circumstances of solo mothers of eight. And they find them with no trouble at all.

          If you’re a bliimin married mother of eight, with a husband who’s working or also working, you are going to be struggling to keep your head above water and keep them off the streets, occupied, educated, clothed, and fed.

          Nobody ever asks how did you get into this situation? Where’s the father(s)? Who’s helping in the family? It’s not like anybody knows who the hell “Stacey” ever is.

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