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  1. David

     /  15th July 2020

    I am excited today, up early with the birds. Jobs to do, gym to attend and money to be made…even the dog was up early all wagging tale and joi de vie. What a time to be alive.

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    • lurcher1948

       /  15th July 2020

      David,so you are happy with the young dynamic National leadership team,3 times lucky they might get it right this time

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  15th July 2020

        At least we don’t have to watch Muller competing with Jacinda for wetness. No wonder he dissolved.

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      • PartisanZ

         /  15th July 2020

        lurcher1948 – There is no question they’ll get it Right!

        I predict Alt-Far-Right. Where else have they got to go? (What? Turn Left?)

        What have they got to lose?

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    • Corky

       /  15th July 2020

      Dave, it’s a great world to be RIGHT.

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    • Joie de vivre, David….mine will be less than joyeux when he realises that yes, he IS going out into the rain to do what dogs do outside and I’ll be watching to make sure that he doesn’t just stand on the step and run back in.

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  2. lurcher1948

     /  15th July 2020

    Will Judith bring Cameron Slater back into her circle,she will need a lot of dirty tricks to turn the tide,and Mr Slater is the go to person she might need??

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    • I’d be very surprised if she went anywhere near Slater. That would be disastrous.

      The big risk for Collins is if Slater hints at getting inside information from ‘the tipline is hot’ sort of thing (which was often bullshit, a way of trying to sound connected and also a way at making dirty assertions). Collins won’t get want to get dragged down, but that may not stop Slater smearing her by implied association.

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  15th July 2020

        It won’t stop the Left and their media smearing her by implied association – their very own Dirty Tricks.

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    • Collins has just said on RNZ “We don’t want that culture any more. People learn from mistakes. I think it is pretty clear that the culture then wasn’t good, but I’ve moved on”.

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  3. Blazer

     /  15th July 2020

    NZF will be on the outer now.
    Winston was always calling Gerry…[deleted, don’t try to get around making derogatory comments about appearances and physical attributes]

    Collins may be eschewing ‘dirty politics’ today, but if she proves true to her public perception of being another Margaret Thatcher ,she may find that will not get much traction either.

    Imo the only worthwhile thing she has done in politics is stand up to the loathsome Karam/Bain industry.

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    • Winston has long gotten away with a lot of derogatory insults and dirty attacks that other MPs would be piled on by media for. But he is struggling with voters now he’s clashing with Ardern’s brand of ‘nice’ politics.

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      • Gerry Brownlee made Winston’s insulting remarks about his shape fall flat with a quick and witty riposte. Even Winston had to laugh.

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  4. Corky

     /  15th July 2020

    Jacinda and her lot are ready for batlle. I don’t fancy their chances.

    https://thedailyblog.co.nz/2016/06/23/gerry-brownlee-deploying-troops-in-iraq-helps-make-nz-queers-safer/

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    • duperez

       /  15th July 2020

      A bit of a dilemma designing Gerry’s hoardings. He can’t go for ‘Sleeves up ready to fix Christchurch’ because he’s already fixed it. Hasn’t he? Or ‘Jerry hasn’t been able to fix Christchurch because he’s been in Opposition and he couldn’t do it from there, bur needs to be in government.’ 🙂

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  15th July 2020

        Could go for something simpler: “Gerry vs Kelvin who?”

        Want to compare track records?

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        • PartisanZ

           /  15th July 2020

          A serious analysis of track records, within and without the Schemedia, might reveal Kelvin has quite a significant and important “track record”? I believe it would.

          Especially if measured in Five Wellbeings terms?

          The Fifth Wellbeing is, of course, Spiritual.

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      • What is Gerry Brownlee ‘hoarding’ ?

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  5. Alan Wilkinson

     /  15th July 2020
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  6. Jack

     /  15th July 2020

    …and now Judith!
    From before the days of “Haka on the Pew” there was something which was really bugging me in my spirit. Not even confessing to that vain imagination brought relief – I wanted to be prime minister instead of Jacinda! It has been a terrible ride…and now – Judith!

    The morning after, I’m healed!
    Thank you Lord, it’s lifted
    Thank you thank you, do a little jig
    Finally, a leader cares, properly, cares a fig
    Fog lifted!
    Haze departing
    Clearing air, peaceful lasting
    Tough job for a Judith
    acknowledge well
    Those who criticise, prove as hypocrite
    A jerryful gleeful Judith!
    pray for her, a bit
    a little is enough, one leader
    Not the cult artist
    emotionful jacinder
    Just leading, nearly pure
    That’s enough for people sure.

    You may like to book mark this link for later. There’s one more book to add, in the next day or two.
    https://www.amazon.com/author/hakaonthepew

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  7. Alan Wilkinson

     /  15th July 2020

    Another traveller tests positive on day 12 of quarantine. The testing method has to be seriously inadequate when it takes so long to detect an infection. Long overdue to put focus on this.

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  15th July 2020

      I have wondered whether some of these delayed infections are the result of travellers infecting themselves from their own luggage. There doesn’t seem to have been any thought given to this.

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      • PartisanZ

         /  15th July 2020

        The kind of challenges Labour have proved themselves more than capable of meeting Alan …

        It beats releasing Covid-19 into the population for the sake of a dead international globalized Travel & Sightseeing Addiction Industry, aka neo-colonial ‘Tourism’ … aka “Sell your Culture to the Lowest Bidder” … aka Liquor Trek … aka Noravirus Cruise … aka …

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  15th July 2020

          I disagree, PZ. Labour’s solution is simply to close down rather than research and innovate.

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          • I read that the PM is threatening us with a possible lockdown if Covid gets out there. Be afraid. Be very afraid. Emotive language was used (no surprise) but nothing was said about the sloppy quarantine security at the sites (no surprise)

            PZ’s comment is nonsense. No one IS advocating that.

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            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  15th July 2020

              … except for the UK and much of the EU. Ban tourism and consign populations to poverty, early deaths and the undisturbed enjoyment of their indigenous and very authentic cultures.

            • The drivel about the Noravirus Cruise and Liquor Trek made little sense !

  8. Alan Wilkinson

     /  15th July 2020

    Bob Jones predicts close election, Labour voters rescuing NZF, Green demise.
    https://nopunchespulled.com/2020/07/15/the-national-party-leadership/

    Newshub online poll has Judith beating Jacinda 56:44 as preferred PM. Not worth much yet but will worry Labour.

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    • PartisanZ

       /  15th July 2020

      He’s a dead accurate predictor of things political that Bob Jones eh?

      A Newshub Poll … Seriously Alan?

      ‘Once Were Worriers’ …

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  9. Mike Hosking makes public apology and donation to John Tamihere after implying that he was a thief.

    Was that a pyjama jacket or a checked dressing gown that Mike H was wearing ?

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    • Blazer

       /  15th July 2020

      Collins was on the TV tonight and said 1kg of cheese was $4-$5……really in touch with…’hardworking Kiwis’.

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    • Gezza

       /  15th July 2020

      Tamihere was shown briefly on 1News at 6 commenting that the money from the confidential settlement would be put to good use as a donation to the Maori Party from “Hoskings”.

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