Media watch – Sunday

20 January 2019

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  1. Gezza

     /  20th January 2019

    Re-posting because I don’t think this “hottie pic” got enuf upticks when I posted it late on Thursday, after seeing it up on the door of a local dairy.

    National’s counter-strategy to the downmarket women’s mags & msm simpering female tv reporters’ rampant Jacindamania might be underway ? Possibly ? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  20th January 2019

      True, G. Might need a hot hubby though.

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      • Gezza

         /  20th January 2019

        Obviously aiming at the office manager to professional, fit, middle-aged, well-to-do, married female vote market spectrum there, Sir Alan.

        I’m not seeing your uptick? Overlooked perhaps? Waiting for M. Blazer’s and M. Corky’s too. ๐Ÿ˜

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        • Corky

           /  20th January 2019

          No need for upticks. I said on numerous occasions that if Paula lost weight, a very attractive women would emerge.

          Exhibit A above. In that pic I think she has the wood on Jacinda. Jacinda can only counter with a similar style haircut. The problem is her face is too long. She would look like Yootha Joyce.

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      • Gezza

         /  20th January 2019


        NEWLYWEDS: Waitakere MP Paula Bennett walks off into the Piha sunset with new husband Alan

        Waitakere MP Paula Bennett married her old flame, a former truck driver, and celebrated with fish and chips and champagne on a West Auckland beach this weekend.
        http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/6749967/MP-Paula-Bennett-marries-mystery-man

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  20th January 2019

          A very strange number of legs in that photo.

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          • Gezza

             /  20th January 2019

            ๐Ÿ˜ณ

            Do your glasses correct for astigmatism, and are you wearing them at the moment, Sir Alan? o_O

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            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  20th January 2019

              Why, do you intend to pose for us?

            • Gezza

               /  20th January 2019

              Only four legs and the correct number feet at the ends of them in that photo, Sir Alan. ๐Ÿ˜

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  20th January 2019

              Whose is the long furry tail then?

            • Gezza

               /  20th January 2019

              Nobody’s. There isn’t one. It’s the embroidered edge of her very long lace shawl.

    • Blazer

       /  20th January 2019

      she has changed the outside…now she needs to change the …inside..a repugnant class traitor and hypocrite.

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      • Gezza

         /  20th January 2019

        At least you’ve give her an uptick for looking good.

        I don’t think she’s a class traitor. I think that’s an outmoded concept quite often used as an epithet by people who haven’t managed to improve their lives and resent that others have?

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        • Blazer

           /  20th January 2019

          so someone who used to be on the solo benefit,and never deliberately’ mislead SW,now has the reputation as a hardline bene basher and she is not a …class traitor…do behave!

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          • Gezza

             /  20th January 2019

            She’s moved up a class or two. So now in a new class. Stop whining.

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            • Gezza

               /  20th January 2019

              I’m not saying I approve of any of that, B. But “class traitor” these days is a “cloth cap” anachronism. Look at Trump. Supposedly wealthy as but absolutely classless, cos no class.

            • Blazer

               /  20th January 2019

              yes she campaigned as ‘westy chick’….and her adopting staunch right wing doctrines improved her party standing so much…she had a lapbelt surgery,got some new clothes and a new electorate …where the voters are all…’lovely people’.

              Waiting for the hubby to get the heave ho…now..another serial beneficiary.

            • Gezza

               /  20th January 2019

              Well he might get a makeover too. I’ll be honest though, if Paula swooshed past me on the sidewalk while I was busking dressed like that I’d start playing

            • Blazer

               /  20th January 2019

              well at least you can be sure of one thing…your buskers cup would remain empty as she flounced by…saying …’get a job ..you layabout’!

            • Gezza

               /  20th January 2019

              I’d dress like jagger in that video clip. She’d be sweet, dude. Same outfit. Might even get a raunchy dance out of her. Probably would, actually. I can do Start Me Up with my eyes closed. It’s 90% attitude, that one. ๐Ÿ˜‰

            • Gezza

               /  20th January 2019

              Anyway, lovely talking to you so much about Paula.
              Corks will no doubt be happy we’ve given the lady so much
              attention. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜
              Must be moving on now. Wildlife rangering duties to do soon (ring ma).

            • Blazer

               /  20th January 2019

              its enough to make you…pook.

            • Gezza

               /  20th January 2019

              I luv that one ! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ‘

            • Blazer

               /  20th January 2019

              always be sincere…even when you don’t really mean it…

            • Gezza

               /  20th January 2019

              Righto. I hear ya. ๐Ÿ‘

        • Corky

           /  20th January 2019

          ‘Repugnant class traitor.’ ๐Ÿ˜„

          Money does that to socialists..( and Westies).

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    • Gezza

       /  20th January 2019

      I thought that was going to be about someone getting tasered.

      Shocking stuff all right.

      The driver was on a restricted so not licensed to carry passengers – looks like he ticketed them in the end – so all good on that score.

      In the video, the officer says, “You can keep filming me all you like mate, right, I’ve given your driver a pretty good break tonight. If we are going to carry on this way, and I think you are not going to learn tonight’s lesson, I can use my discretion and write a traffic ticket or I can use my discretion to let people go with a warning.

      “So either put your phone down or I will start writing out the traffic tickets.”

      The guy obviously kept videoing him and the cop had no right to stop him. So yep, definitely apology due. The cop’s name will now be mud up there, and EVERYBODY will be videoing them at all traffic stops I imagine. So they’d better learn to just write the tickets and say nothing about the cellcams.

      Overall there were no communication problems, at least. All seemed pretty clear what was going to happen. ๐Ÿ‘ฎ ๐Ÿ‘

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  2. Zedd

     /  20th January 2019

    I just watched MrTs speech (on AlJz).. nothing new:

    *Paraphrased”

    1) Rapists, murders & Drug dealers, are FLOODING across the southern border.

    2) Mothers are giving their daughters birth control pills, to avoid getting pregnant; after being RAPED !

    3) the majority of Illegal drugs come from Mexico.. inc. Fentanyl (a Big Pharma Opioid)

    4) the Dems & the ‘far left’ are allowing this ‘unregulated invasion’ to occur

    5) If you dont believe everything MrT says you are a ‘supporter of these Crims’

    6) we need the border wall to stay safe & solve all out problems… God Bless America !!

    after the speech, one of their journos, effectively said it was a mixture of Fear-mongering, half-truths & total LIES & most could not be verified !
    “Welcome to MrTs Fantasy Island”… again

    I noticed he mostly avoided all the usual over-exaggerated nonsense: “Fantastic, Amazing, Tremendous… BEST EVER !”

    Nothing was said about ending the Govt. shutdown (nearly 1 million employees, not paid for nearly a month).. now the: ‘Longest Ever !’

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    • Zedd

       /  20th January 2019

      seriously.. does anyone REALLY believe his B-S ?

      I saw a news item over 57% of Americans, now think these issues/problems are a direct result, of MrTs actions.. demanding ‘everything: has to be his way ONLY’; even some of his ‘staunch support base’ are backing away.

      He has been in power about 2 years.. how many of his original staffers, are still working for him.. 1-2 ?? The rest have either resigned OR been SACKED. hardly an ‘effective work record’ ! :/ :/

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  3. Hikurangi Cannabis Co. has reportedly been granted a license to grow ‘High-THC’ strains for medicinal use ๐Ÿ™‚

    a few lines from Scoop news:
    *Ruatoria based Hikurangi Cannabis Company has been granted permission
    to cultivate 16 new varieties of cannabis, including some of the first
    high-THC strains to be imported under new biosecurity rules.*

    An amendment to the companyโ€™s license was issued by the Ministry of
    Health this week.

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  4. Gezza

     /  20th January 2019

    ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Christ !

    Nobody tell Blazer Paula was on 1ewes at 6 tonite please. Putting a stilettoed boot in to the unemployed.

    It’ll probably get him bloody started. :/

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    • Corky

       /  20th January 2019

      I think Paula has a point, Gezza. And as for Carmel Sepuloni, she needs to remember just because she is helping beanies doesn’t mean she has to dress like one.

      No, enough is enough. We need Paula at the helm. I wonder if she received payment for that photo shop..er, I mean photo shoot?

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      • Blazer

         /  20th January 2019

        Bennett thinks shes a hope to step into Mr Bridges shoes…bring it on..sweetie!

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      • Blazer

         /  20th January 2019

        if you observe Bennett closely you will come to the conclusion that she is all form over substance.
        A fake and insincere person…her lapbelt and penchant for sound bite ,popular politics and airbrushed ,shallow stories expose her.

        If she represents ‘success’….there is no hope for …us.

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      • Corky

         /  20th January 2019

        I think you are being grossly unfair to the best looking polly in our parliament, Blazer.

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      • PartisanZ

         /  20th January 2019

        National’s inevitable ‘return to form’ as the election approaches … “Now, where’s our old enemy ‘The Beanies’ gone?” … and “Let’s get the Jack Boot in!” …

        If we wanna build four lane toll roads to regions that don’t economically deserve them, we’ve gotta get people off the ‘bene’ so they can afford to drive the trucks – for next-to minimum wage – that pay the tolls …

        Now, what are we gonna do about this cannabis thing? Dr Shane has got us well and truly aligned with ‘medicinal’ cannabis … “If you grow it it’s a crime, if the government grows it it’s a medicine” … and we know where this ‘slippery slope’ is going, Right?

        “Recreational” … and that means ….. Argghhhhhh!!!! “BEANIES” …

        Hell’s Teeth we’re lucky we’ve got Beanies … They’ll absorb a proverbial *SHITLOAD* of lack of policy … They’re like the perfect place for a True Bluey to put all their congenital unfairness and entitled negativity …

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