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    • David

       /  11th October 2020

      Not looking good for Trumpy.
      President Harris is going to be interesting but its a shame the first women President wont have been directly elected. I find her diction excruciating, its that Californian nasal whine.

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      • artcroft

         /  11th October 2020

        You’ll get used to it.

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      • Patzcuaro

         /  11th October 2020

        Perhaps you prefer Californian wine with a nice nose.

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      • Corky

         /  11th October 2020

        ”Californian nasal whine.”

        That’s pricked my ears up. I know when a whine is present, we have Lefties in the vicinity.

        This Harris women must lean port side?

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      • I find her voice annoying, the pitch jars on me and puts me off wanting to listen to her. Nothing to do with politics, that kind of voice sets my teeth on edge in anyone.

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      • We won’t have to live with it as Americans will, but why we need so much detail about the US on the news is a mystery, it’s basically the mixture as before.

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      • duperez

         /  11th October 2020

        The only numbers that are important are the ones on the page after the vote.

        Biden could get 40 million more votes overall but lose three or four states by 20 votes and Trump will win.

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        • Duker

           /  11th October 2020

          Yes Biden could lose like that but if the support is that high it would translate into the
          half a dozen states where Clinton was 1% or less behind and give Biden the narrow victory that Trump once had. On average you can win a few states by small margins, you cant double the number of states on small margins for the next election, the polls so far for those swing states doesnt show that

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          • duperez

             /  11th October 2020

            My point is that for all the ‘Biden is doing well’ noises, in some states e.g. Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan, Clinton was doing better in the polls in those states than Biden is at this stage.

            There are 46 Electoral College votes there. A swing from one side to the other just with those is a heap of difference to the end tally.

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  1. Corky

     /  11th October 2020

    HDA tries to tackle the impossible.

    https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/heather-du-plessis-allan-drive/audio/nanaia-mahuta-government-spends-100m-for-nationwide-marae-upgrades/

    BTW.. I would like to thank taxpayers on this blog for their kind donations to my marae. It will go well with the one million we have already recieved.

    I personally would like a snooker room and hottubs installed. And a few BMW taxis to service the marae.

    Calling Pickled Possum. Drop in and tell us how your marae will benefit. Maybe a hothouse to grow the wacky-backy should it be legalised?

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    • Duker

       /  11th October 2020

      Been happening during the previous government too, as you allude to. Usually its for basic cooking and sanitation upgrades

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    • Fight4nz

       /  11th October 2020

      Yes, good to see some directed funding that will go to helping the less well off. But than indiscriminate tax cuts largely going to those whose pockets are already overflowing.

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      • Corky

         /  11th October 2020

        ”But than indiscriminate tax cuts largely going to those whose pockets are already overflowing.”

        That’s interesting. Please explain. Proposed tax cuts by National?

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        • Fight4nz

           /  11th October 2020

          Tax cuts proposed by national put more dollars in absolute terms in the pockets of higher earners. I don’t have stats but I am going stick my neck out and say few of those high earners rely on Marae resources.

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          • Corky

             /  11th October 2020

            That would seem to be true. But it targets what National sees as average earners. One commentator on talkback related how he would receive $40 plus dollars under National while his mother would receive $8.

            But let’s not forget the winter energy payment National will keep. That will probably be for a indefinitely long period of time should National be in power; and want to stay in power.

            The other tax breaks will last less than 2 years.

            ”I don’t have stats but I am going stick my neck out and say few of those high earners rely on Marae resources.”

            That may be true, but Mahuta tried to spin otherwise. Marae on the whole are not community based hubs. Yes, sure, they have provided support in times of need and other services. But most Europeans would feel uncomfortable on the marae and not use them. They are mainly Maori focused hubs.

            That’s why they should not be funded. Let Maori fund their own marae if that means so much to them.

            Conversely, poor old pakeha who have town halls, many needing a good touch up…get nothing. That’s because it ain’t cool to be Whitey. Maori are special.

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            • Fight4nz

               /  11th October 2020

              The poorness or otherwise of pakeha, highly disputable, is irrelevant to the benefit of enabling marae to provide shelter and security to Maori.
              The only question is does this money only go to ‘needy’ marae, not those within iwi that at the same time own billions in corporations and trusts. Then they should fund themselves, not to other taxpayer money.

  2. Corky

     /  11th October 2020

    The hive is buzzing this morning. Must be election time. 😨😏😄

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  3. Corky

     /  11th October 2020

    In my rohe of Hawke’s Bay the local paper did a poll on th streets regarding who people are voting for. The results were suprsing. The New Conservatives had a strong showing.

    I’m wondering if my other rohe – the Bay Of Plenty- wil show similar results.?

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    • Dukeofurl

       /  11th October 2020

      from a ‘street poll’ ? Which means what… when the standard random polls doesnt give them hells chance.

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      • Corky

         /  11th October 2020

        All I’m saying was it wasn’t a result I expected. I expected a solid 4 main party split. What I saw a small party, large party split.

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        • Duker

           /  11th October 2020

          It seems to me you were making it all up…
          Of 50 people they asked in street in Sept 8
          “Maori Party, NZ First and Conservative all grabbed one vote each in the poll.”
          One vote is 2% …..
          https://www.nzherald.co.nz/hawkes-bay-today/news/labour-tops-napier-poll/OYN7M75VEJ4KR2VZDB2RTGYW3I/

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          • Corky

             /  11th October 2020

            I know when I used to engaged Kitty in debate, I couldn’t get through to her that some stories are not ‘time sensitive.’

            However in your case …..

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            • What on earth does that mean ? Time sensitive ???

            • Duker

               /  11th October 2020

              It means hes screwed it up… didnt check the source which showed that labour was in lead and then National then greens…hardly news at all in the circumstances

            • Corky

               /  11th October 2020

              It means this from our resident genius.

              ”Labour tops Napier poll
              8 Sep, 2014 08:56 AM”

              Lol…sad if you think about it.

              Lucky you have no self respect, Duker.

            • Duker

               /  11th October 2020

              I was the one who said it was Sept 8 old news , so you were wrong about coneservatives in stale news

            • Corky

               /  11th October 2020

              Don’t waste my time again with your bs. Fug off back to Labour HQ.

  4. Corky

     /  11th October 2020

    Sir Bob tries to kid himself he’s a Libertarian. He’s not, he’s an anarchist.

    However, he’s nailed this issue good. The effects of herb are devastating. I know, I have seen it first hand. First herb takes your motivation…then your soul.

    https://nopunchespulled.com/2020/10/09/the-cannabis-referendum/

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    • Duker

       /  11th October 2020

      He must have smiled at lot , through gritted teeth, when he found the Appeal court overturned the defamation verdict against the NBR and Hootons column launched by Joyce. ( Hooton himself folded early on…its either fight, flight, freeze or his action ‘fawn’..)

      Its now a defence to defamation that ‘hyperbole’ by someone well known for spouting bullshit cant possibly injure some other notable persons reputation.
      Too late for Sir Bob of course when he folded before his defamation trial was over, and his defence was exactly that – he was just a lot of hot air, and has ever been so.

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    • Corky

       /  11th October 2020

      Talking of herb..where’s Zedd%?? I hope he shows up. I will be showing up to take my lumps should legalisation proceed. He should take his lumps like a man if it doesn’t proceed.
      He posted enough on it and denigrated me numerous times.

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    • Harry

       /  12th October 2020

      Tell us about these “devastating” effects of a harmless plant, Corky. After decades of “experimenting” I have yet to se any.

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  5. lurcher1948

     /  11th October 2020

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ej_mh2UXsAAE5MY?format=jpg&name=small
    I have sick in my mouth, hes returned as a female….GAG

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    • No, those are two different people who bear no resemblance to each other. The first photo is of a woman, the second one is of a man.

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  6. Corky

     /  11th October 2020

    Just seen Jacinda on the TV news. No doubt she’s on a roll. Muslims, pidgin English, Grant Robertson making fun of National and the audience going wild. It’s a great time to be a Leftie.

    Far from being depressed, I loved every moment of it. In fact I have bookmarked the clip. It’s a taonga to be used at a later date.

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  7. Corky

     /  11th October 2020

    Here’s a reminder of how vicious the Left can be. We see plenty of edited clips on the news showing those bad patriots. But here’s some unedited stuff.

    It a reminder of what’s at the heart of any politics espousing Lefty values.

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    • Duker

       /  11th October 2020

      Which group has members killing police and plotting to kidnap and execute a governor

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_boogaloo_killings

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      • Corky

         /  11th October 2020

        They were caught. These vicious criminals are still on the street hurting the innocent under the protection of the media and people like you who support them.

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        • Duker

           /  11th October 2020

          More stale news ….do you have anything that’s worthwhile other than bulldust

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        • Fight4nz

           /  11th October 2020

          Vicious criminals like the guy at the end with the microphone? And numerous similar throughout the video?

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          • Corky

             /  12th October 2020

            You miss the quintessential element in this video. It’s not the violence. That’s secondary.

            Aside from that, the US is a divided nation. Everyone knows that. But, this clip brings home that reality by adding emotional content to an intellectual understanding.

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            • Corky

               /  12th October 2020

              ps – I supported the Patriots…or whatever they are called. The slimely Lefties know every avenue of attack in the academic and media world where they often outfox the naive patriot.

              On the streets however, righteous utu is returned, and quite legally, too. On the streets the Leftie is naive and he pays for that. Like the idiot who received his lumps for standing in front of a car, then throwing a bat at it.

          • Duker

             /  12th October 2020

            [Deleted. I’m not going to keep warning you, you know well enough. PG]

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    • Corky

       /  11th October 2020

      It had to come. Now Labour have a big problem:

      “Lockdowns just have one consequence that you must never ever belittle, and that is making
      poor people an awful lot poorer,” he said.”

      Wow,no shite. Funny thing, that’s what Mike Hosking has repeatly said.

      The thing is…Labour will take no notice. Their whole government is based around the lockdown for Covid control

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      • Fight4nz

         /  11th October 2020

        No, their whole government has been based around following advice of experts and WHO, neither of whom include Hoskings. So if that’s changed then so will the approach.
        Begs a number of questions though:
        – has been effective in limiting case numbers, so what alternatives are they now recommending?
        – are they saying no border controls?
        – If not why are they raising international tourism?

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        • Duker

           /  12th October 2020

          WHO was opposed to border closures for a long time too… then werent or something because no one followed their advice
          For some reason tourism is there major/only concern…..as though going to poor countries is the biggest destinations

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      • Blazer

         /  12th October 2020

        Hey Corky…have you ever thought of letting Mikey’…do your thinking for…you.

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        • Corky

           /  12th October 2020

          ”Hey Corky…have you ever thought of letting Mikey’…do your thinking for…you.”

          No need, tough guy…great minds think alike.

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    • Duker

       /  11th October 2020

      No one had been listening to WHO for some time now…..especially you

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      • Corky

         /  11th October 2020

        Quite true. But what about the media; the uninformed and those who will believe anything from a corrupt quango like WHO?

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  12th October 2020

      Lockdowns have been extremely cruel to many people who the Left have ignored while chanting “Be Kind” to each other.

      Unless there is a medical solution within the next six months they will be seen to have been disastrous.

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      • Duker

         /  12th October 2020

        There is medical breakthroughs …..TRUMP IS CURED! …..hahahaha

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  12th October 2020

          Seems quite likely some of the many undergoing trials will come through offering at least partial solutions for either treatment or prevention. On the face of it Trump’s treatment seems to have been reasonably successful. He may have the last laugh.

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      • Have you seen the new C19 ads telling us to use good hygiene like handwashing as if we were all so stupid that we wouldn’t do this anyway ?

        Thank goodness the inane BE KIND road signs are long gone. Telling people to be kind won’t make them be so if they aren’t already. I am very thankful that people didn’t leave my mother’s friend, a single woman in poor health, to just fend for herself in lockdown but broke the law and went to her house to help her. That is kindness. I couldn’t go to her as we live in different towns or I would have !

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      • The UK is expected to be in lockdown in many areas for six months !

        I can’t see the logic of the 10pm curfew; people are infected at all times of day.

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