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  1. David

     /  13th August 2020

    Just finished the morning gruel of opinion pieces and the St Jacinda theme has been revived with anyone daring to ask any questions is to receive the Bridges treatment.
    Malpass in Stuff is outraged that National who cant launch their campaign, knock on doors, have town hall meetings, get anything across in the media are being churlish in wanting the election held in the usual November. If the lockdown goes for the expected 14 days that leaves 2 weeks for a campaign and perhaps a taint to Arderns 2nd term. He makes Collins point but probably isnt aware.
    Candace Sutton in the Herald thinks that because Pete Evans has a different view that he is bullying Ardern, bullying ! where do they find these journalists, she no doubt has a different opinion than 90% of the population and writes in the Herald is she therefore a bully too every time she writes an article. Logic free that one.
    Glenn McConnel who has to be the wokest person outside of Evergreen University tells us not to be frightened because Jacinda is there for us and that nasty opposition should just keep quiet because they are scaring people.

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    • David

       /  13th August 2020

      Thankfully our PM is much more sensible.
      “My view is we will have time to deal with that date once we have a bit more information.”
      She will be making a decision on if the date will be moved before Monday.

      “It’s only right that in this immediate aftermath we are focused on the health response and making sure we’re doing everything we can to support people’s jobs.”

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    • Pete Evans bullying? Hardly. He’s simply a sad excuse for a QAnon cultist. A little sunlight and bleach will clear him up.

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  2. lurcher1948

     /  13th August 2020

    Duncan’s Garner is setting the tone for Paula Bennetts 3 hour party political broadcast,even calling the PM Jacinda Ardern “dear leader” the rights term for our PM,they think shes a communist
    Ps Mr Garner is wearing a pale blue jacket the same shade as Ms Collins,I say no more.

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  3. duperez

     /  13th August 2020

    Candace Sutton seeing Pete Evans as a bully is good, surely. Many people see him just as a nutcase.

    In a normal world some Aussie cooking person with the history of Evans telling NZers how to vote would be told by all and sundry to naff off and check whether there were enough sandwiches for the picnic.

    I suppose today, the way the world works, Judith Collins could write an apology to Evans that someone In New Zealand had called his tactics bullying. 😊

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  4. lurcher1948

     /  13th August 2020

    So the right HATE the phrase “be kind” It sends them into a rage…so be kind and stay safe

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  13th August 2020

      Be kind and don’t let separated couples have visas to reunite. Don’t let business owners back into the country. Don’t let people visit their dying family members or bury them. Don’t let people go to their holiday places to sit out lockdown. Keep the poor big families locked up together in small houses though the risk of outdoor transmission is minute.

      Yes, let’s be kind in ways that benefit the socialist bureaucrat and middle class elite and trample on everyone else.

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      • Be kind and keep a father from his wife when their first baby dies. Make people die alone. Don’t let people be with their dying children. How kind is that ?

        Be kind and make old people living alone fend for themselves because their home help is paid for by themselves. One man wasn’t found for weeks after he died.

        Telling unkind people to be kind won’t suddenly make them so. People are either kind or they are not. Repeating ‘Be kind.’ and ‘Stay safe’ like mantras is inane.

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  13th August 2020

          Worse than inane, it is deceitful.

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          • Thank goodness many people were willing to stick their necks out and not leave old people living alone to get on with it as best they could rather than bleating Stay Safe as if this would make anyone safe.

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            • Fight4nz

               /  13th August 2020

              “let’s be kind in ways that benefit the socialist bureaucrat and middle class elite and trample on everyone else.”
              Inane and deceitful.
              “ as if this would make anyone safe.”
              Yeah, it’s only the tried and trusted approach taken already. Proven by 102 days of … freedom.

            • Fight4nz

               /  13th August 2020

              And how do you reconcile the above with your statement yesterday:

              Kitty Catkin on 12th August 2020 at 7:38 pm
              Sssshhhh….you’ll be vilified for supposedly putting money ahead of human lives.

        • Blazer

           /  13th August 2020

          How kind are you?

          Not very, I venture…your negativity and misery radiates like an…Al.

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          • Your spite, malice and envy of anyone who’s better off than you make you completely the wrong person to make that statement. So does your ghoulish delight in the stories of people’s lives being shattered by what’s going on with C.19; calling the separation of parents from their baby ‘today’s sob story’, as well as the father who’s stuck in England the same thing.

            You can’t even let someone make a joke without doing your best to spoil it.

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  5. lurcher1948

     /  13th August 2020

    Does anyone know Mr Brownlee’s latest conspiracy theory, if you do please post here,but if you get bored waiting for the righties to post heres Brownlee,thoughts this person one day could be PM [deleted]
    https://t.co/rkLQWAizrm?amp=1

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    • lurcher1948

       /  13th August 2020

      Gerry Brownlee the face of the health of NZ…BROWNLEE the fittest National party MP EVER

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      • Corky

         /  13th August 2020

        Don’t throw that waterbottle away yet, Lurchy. And those old school crackers you enjoy may soon be replaced with those cheap dry rice crackers. The time to ACT is approaching fast.

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  6. Duker

     /  13th August 2020

    ” get anything across in the media are being churlish in wanting the election held in the usual November.”

    When did we last have a November election ?
    2008 and 2011 were November and 2011 was late because of Rugby World Cup ( 23 Oct)
    and back to 1999 before that (2002 was July.)

    so after 1999 there was only ONE November election thats wasnt affected by another major event the month before.
    So No November hasnt been usual for 20 years , only 2 out 7 incl this year.

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  7. Blazer

     /  13th August 2020

    I don’t think I can..take it….

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