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  1. Corky

     /  14th October 2020

    Man, my fully organic breakfast and browns gas infused water went down a treat this morning. Like President Trumpy, I want to kiss everyone except Lefties.

    My good mood started last night when TV news went off script. I witnessed Jacinda Ardern deny for the umpteenth time that Labour would introduce a wealth tax. This denial came about because Judith was applying the hurt and again suggesting Labour would introduce some type of wealth tax.

    The news then cut to James Shaw saying a wealth tax WAS still on the table from their viewpoint.

    Now we have Chloe Swarbrick saying the Greens may walk away from coalition talks.

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/10/nz-election-2020-chloe-swarbrick-says-labour-disingenuous-ruling-out-wealth-tax-ongoing-discussions-about-walking-away.html

    Wow, this is so delicious. I was think about this last night. I was wondering if the Greens could stomach spending another three years being the downstairs help for upstairs Marxist royalty. Surely even Commies deserve some time in the sun?

    Anyway, should the Greens and Labour be at the table after the election, what’s going to happen?

    Will they both swallow a dead rat knowing full well they will be gone at the next election. Or will the Greens walk. One things for sure, the Left can count themselves luck so many people have voted.

    National is still in the race.

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    • David

       /  14th October 2020

      Talk of a wealth tax will torpedo the Greens, all those middle class women will be looking at their million dollar villas and going…nope

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    • It looks like Labour is walking away with the election and the Greens have to worry about surviving. Playing a weak hand after the election is the best they can hope for, but Labour can probably elbow bump them out of any prospects of forming a coalition.

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      • It’s not up to Chloe Swarbrick to say what the Greens will or won’t do, is it ?

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      • David

         /  14th October 2020

        Its MMP so they cant walk away with it, their numbers have declined in the last 3 polls so could be looking at 46% or lower. She will have to deal with the Greens to get anything done and if there is a quid pro quo it will tank her popularity.
        Ardern is popular because of Covid but she also retains a lot of support because she hasnt done anything except oversee gentle decline in every metric during her first term as a part time Prime Minister. If she does nothing then voters have no reason to be cross at her, she aint dumb she is lazy and it works.

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    • duperez

       /  14th October 2020

      I wondered since you said ‘National is still in the race’ if some hallucinogenics had slipped their way into the fodder. I was going to consult the Minister of Racing to find out if Kiwi was making a comeback and was ready to mount a thundering successful last minute charge.

      Or if the reference was that the race isn’t over until the last horse finishes, the obese lady has sung and until then they are definitely still in the race.

      Not Kiwi though, poised to power through, but furlongs behind, somewhere in the distance, PhoneyCrusher running on three legs, another two ready to give. Hobbling along with the image burnt into the brain, the image of the truck passed on the previous lap – ‘Boag’s Knackers Yard.’ 👑… 🏇🏻……………………………………………………….🏇🏻

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      • Corky

         /  14th October 2020

        Easy mate, if you need help ask for it.

        National are technically still in the race should the Left implode and Jacinda is not able to govern along. Of course, let’s not forget the long odds of maybe National doing a deal with the Greens. Highly improbable. Maybe ACT and Labour? Lol. But the fact is those options are still on the table no matter how improbable.

        Talking of horses, why are you still flogging a dead one with regards to my preferred election result outcome?

        Let me guess. For a Lefty like you, wanting the party you support to lose the election and gain a tactical advantage is just not possible for your ridgid sensibilities?

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  2. Corky

     /  14th October 2020

    ACT take it to man made climate change nutters.

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/10/nz-election-2020-chloe-swarbrick-says-labour-disingenuous-ruling-out-wealth-tax-ongoing-discussions-about-walking-away.html

    Shane Reti and Judith take it to socialists who believe the gummint should brush their teeth for them… and take their anti anxiety medication.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/election-2020-gerry-brownlee-says-weight-is-his-responsibility-judith-collins-says-obese-people-must-take-responsibility-for-personal-choices/EWPIXPGKXMU

    Good to see the bro is a guitar player. I have seen photos of him with two fine axes.

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  3. duperez

     /  14th October 2020

    A few questions there but not the most obvious ones. What is in that organic breakfast and have you had it checked out for what it contains and the side effects? 🙂

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    • Corky

       /  14th October 2020

      Let’s stick with the questions. My organic breakfast has nothing to do with anything.

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    • Griff.

       /  14th October 2020

      Did not know you could get organic strwberry buns.

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      • Corky

         /  14th October 2020

        I didn’t know you could gt a viable ACT party who are Libertarian.

        You should have kept your two posts apart for appearances sake.

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    • Gerry Brownlee has said that his size is his own responsibilty and so has Judith Collins (not that she is obese)

      Telling people that they can’t help it and that it’s not their fault if they eat fatty food like KFC and drink sugary drinks because these are supposedly cheaper than the healthy alternative is unhelpful to say the least.

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      • Blazer

         /  14th October 2020

        We do not want weak people leading our country.

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        • Don’t vote Labour, then.

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          • Blazer

             /  14th October 2020

            Might vote for a publicity hound and dancing….fool.

            The NZ alternative act to the Fishfinger Party in the U.K.

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            • I thought that you WOULD rather than MIGHT vote for the PM who danced when Covid was out of NZ until it came back in after the border tests were not done and who never misses a photo op, even when this breaks the social distancing requirement….

        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  14th October 2020

          Very true, B, but that’s what we’ve got. Capable of stopping everyone doing things but incapable of anything else.

          Let’s not do it.

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    • Blazer

       /  14th October 2020

      Had the misfortune to hear Kerre on ZB today.

      Clueless,hopeless…best way of describing her…another ‘Danny dud’.

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  14th October 2020

        Unfortunately she is an opinionated airhead. We need fewer media voices that think they know it all and more who know they don’t and are willing to find things out.

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      • Corky

         /  14th October 2020

        Was that when a sheila was on telling the country how the media used words to give a slanted report on what was actually said? She use the example of what Graham Norton said about his drinking on the Mike Hosking show, and what was then reported on the news.

        60 texts plus in support and climbing after her call.

        My point? It’s what the media continually do to National.

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        • Corky

           /  14th October 2020

          Sean ( Magic Radio) has just related an incident he was involved in at National Socialist Radio. It involved Corngate and the reports Sean
          was writing. The editor called him into the office and told him to stop or we might lose the election. When Sean asked ”who is we?” the editor said Labour with a quite relaxed manner according to Sean. Sean suggested to the editor that the conversation never took place.

          Talking of radio, I’m continually given my lumps for listening to talkback. Why do I listen? Because I want to be informed like so many other people it would seem?

          https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/commercial-radio-ratings-newstalk-zb-and-zm-hit-highest-ever-audiences/2IX4YG6YO4L24HSC4UP2PAAKCQ/

          Quote:

          ”The Mike Hosking Breakfast further cemented its place as New Zealand’s favourite morning radio show, growing by 33,100 listeners.”

          33, 000 intelligent people. Maybe I’m wrong about NZ voters being thick?

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          • duperez

             /  14th October 2020

            The thick voters are those who accept NZME’s PR releases without question and broadcast false information from them.

            For example the claim that “The Mike Hosking Breakfast further cemented its place as New Zealand’s favourite morning radio show.”

            Does that mean just amongst the commercial stations? Does it take into account RNZ which didn’t figure in the survey? Which has a breakfast show continually more popular the Mike Hosking Breakfast show.

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            • Corky

               /  14th October 2020

              I don’t know. You brought the query up. You answer it with facts to prove otherwise.

              The fact is 33,000 is a big jump in listeners. I’m sure many of those 33,000 are socialists who want some excitment in their lives.
              They must be tired of the daily bird songs and KEEE OHRA 🤔🙄😄

  4. lurcher1948

     /  14th October 2020

    One for the pious right leaning Christians here…food for thought
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EkP5C-qVcAALJkC?format=jpg&name=small

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  5. NOEL

     /  14th October 2020

    For something different.
    Went on the District Courts template/document page to download form for application to a appeal to a District Court Judge against a decision.
    Phoned Justice 0800 and after some too and froing was told they could not advise me which form to use because that would be giving legal advice.

    ” Ahh Forget it” and hung up.

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  6. Corky

     /  14th October 2020

    I had a intuition in July that the PM was hapu.

    Now, Barry Soper has been told she is hapu. And the rumour is now general knowledge.

    Soper said (I didn’t hear clearly) that Labour would neither confirm nor deny. That’s strange.

    Who knows? Interview: 4.50pm / ZB/ HDA show.

    You can’t beat a good conspiracy theory.

    Talking of such, the new apple I phone and 5G is interesting.

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    • Corky

       /  14th October 2020

      HDA working James Shaw over. Apparently Ryan Bridge is to blame for putting words into Chloe’s mouth re ‘the Greens walking away.”

      Wow…and to think people are voting for this dude.

      Stuart Nash said the wealth tax won’t be happening.

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  7. Corky

     /  14th October 2020

    Chief medical officer in Rotorua…will he keep his post?

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