A snide aside

February 26th, 2010 at 7:30 am by David Farrar

Many people liked Jeanette Fitzsimons because she rarely did snide attacks on other MPs. The Greens boast about how they don’t do personal attacks. However Russel Norman can’t resist a small amount of putting the boot in:

An interesting aside to the saga.

I have been calling on central govt to consider sewerage systems as important infrastructure and financially support communities like Whangarei to upgrade them. There were 45 raw sewerage discharges last year in Whangarei, many of them in the Harbour. Yuk.

Phil Heatley, the local member, dismissed my suggestion that central government should help Whangarei clean up its harbour with the comment that:

’s got plenty of reasons to spend other people’s money” (Whangarei Leader 16-2-10).

It turns out that Phil too has plenty of reasons to spend other people’s money. But it seems we have different priorities.

People in glasshouses should not throw stones. Maybe someone should remind Russel about how two of his MPs were illegally both claiming an accommodation allowance for the same house – which happened to be owned by the Greens Super Fund.

Let alone how the whole system of having the Greens Super Fund own the Houses that taxpayers paid for, was designed to maximise their entitlements to the accommodation allowance.

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21 Responses to “A snide aside”

  1. the deity formerly known as nigel6888 (852 comments) says:

    Or as well as the Super fund rort:

    We could remember Jeanette’s conflict of interest in having shares in the alternative energy companies she was seeking to regulate in favour of.

    We could remember Jeanette illegally burning off on her farm during a fire ban.

    Or we could mention La Kedgeley’s conflict of interest over state radio where her brother-in-law is one of the broadcasters.

    looking at green activists more broadly, we could talk about the endangered snails that weren’t or the palm oil shipments that weren’t for Fonterra? Or the scientific research vandals at crop and food perhaps? Or maybe just the stubborn ludditism where anything that involves economic prosperity is automatically evil.

    but hey, nothing to see here, move along, everyone knows that being green means never having to say you are sorry…

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  2. dime (9,972 comments) says:

    Why does an Australian care about whangarei sewerage?

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  3. YesWeDid (1,048 comments) says:

    DPF, I don’t think anyone thinks the Green MP’s are in parliament to line their own pockets or to enjoy the perks of the job, the same can’t be said of a number of other MP’s (Hide, Douglas…)

    [DPF: You just show your own bias when you say stupid stuff like that. Douglas I am sure would much rather have remained outside Parliament than come back in his 70s for another term]

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  4. YesWeDid (1,048 comments) says:

    ‘Why does an Australian care about whangarei sewerage?’

    Because he lives here in New Zealand and cares about the environment, any other dumb questions?

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  5. Grendel (1,002 comments) says:

    bullshit Yeswedid.

    thats exactly why the greens are in parliament. to force the rest of us to live their luddite ways and to get rich through the inevitable govt payouts and rorts theycan pull.

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  6. Murray (8,847 comments) says:

    I’m not many people, I’ve never liked genetix the torchy kid.

    Now you can see that without Rod shes just cut from the same cloth as the rest of them. yeswedid in fact the greens are methodically rooting with their dodgy as hell scheme that DPF just detailed, do you read or just rewrite you talking points from this morning briefing as your own comments? Clearlu not your “thoughts” as you have given no evidence of a thought process.

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  7. dad4justice (8,219 comments) says:

    The greens are grand master sly experts.Never trust them. Only a fool would.

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  8. dime (9,972 comments) says:

    YesWeDid – sure. why doesn’t he try and ruin the country he was born in rather than ours?

    for the record, i like to remind everyone that the leader of the greens is a ginga aussie with a lisp.

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  9. YesWeDid (1,048 comments) says:

    ‘for the record, i like to remind everyone that the leader of the greens is a ginga aussie with a lisp.’

    And DPF gets upset when LPrent calls Kiwiblog a sewer.

    [DPF: No I don't. I just find it hilariously ironic]

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  10. YesWeDid (1,048 comments) says:

    [DPF: You just show your own bias when you say stupid stuff like that. Douglas I am sure would much rather have remained outside Parliament than come back in his 70s for another term]

    Really? Like Douglas is ‘forced’ to be an MP. How do they keep him there? Shut him in a dungeon?

    [DPF: They persuaded him he was needed to lift their vote. You're deluded if you think he came back for the money]

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  11. TripeWryter (716 comments) says:

    I am going to be small minded again.

    Russel Norman doesn not understand the distinction between ‘sewage’ and ‘sewerage’.

    I suggest he asks his PA to go down to Bennett’s bookshop, at the ground floor of the Bowen St building that houses MPs’ offices, and buy one of the many different dictionaries it has there.

    That should help him.

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  12. davidp (3,581 comments) says:

    YesWeDid>I don’t think anyone thinks the Green MP’s are in parliament to line their own pockets or to enjoy the perks of the job

    You’re not serious, surely? The Green MPs devised and operate an unethical scheme to maximise the amount of money that we’re putting in to their superannuation, THEN they rorted that further by having multiple MPs claim the same expenses and only stopped when they were caught. They’ve lobbied for government subsidy of industries where they have a clear conflict of interest. They’re second only to NZ First in lining their own pockets at our expense.

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  13. campit (467 comments) says:

    Playground name calling aside, exactly what is Phil Heatley’s position on raw sewage discharging into Whangarei Harbour? Presumably he thinks it is a local council issue?

    [DPF: It is logical to conclude that it is a district or regional council issue.]

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  14. big bruv (13,886 comments) says:

    Why is anybody surprised at this snide remark from Red Russ?

    Norman epitomises all that is wrong with extreme arrogance of Green/Liberal/Progressive/Communist politics.

    In his mind he is one of the nomenklatura, he is one of the elite, he is smarter than everybody else and he just loves to take every opportunity that he can to show how ‘smart’ he is.

    Take a look at the idiot next time he is speaking, the smug grin, the “I am right and all of you fools are wrong” attitude and the haughty posture all demonstrate just how much in love with himself he is.

    However, do not be upset by this arrogance, every time Red Russ speaks he loses votes, IMHO he should be given far more exposure by the MSM.

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  15. Tim Ellis (251 comments) says:

    What a nasty piece of work Dr Norman is.

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  16. RRM (9,917 comments) says:

    Phil Heatley may be in the news at the moment, but never forget BOO EVIL CORRUPT LEFTIES!!!

    It’s times like these when the pom poms are most needed to keep the fans on-side…

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  17. campit (467 comments) says:

    [DPF: It is logical to conclude that it is a district or regional council issue.]

    Right, so it wouldn’t it have been more constructive if Phil had said this in the first place, rather than “Russel Norman’s got plenty of reasons to spend other people’s money”?

    [DPF: Yes]

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  18. toad (3,674 comments) says:

    @TripeWryter 9:01 am

    I see Russel’s corrected it now.

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  19. toad (3,674 comments) says:

    Douglas I am sure would much rather have remained outside Parliament than come back in his 70s for another term

    What a pity he didn’t.

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  20. senzafine (455 comments) says:

    And DPF gets upset when LPrent calls Kiwiblog a sewer.

    LPrent is a twat and you are a troll. Whats your point?

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  21. jaba (2,141 comments) says:

    big bruv 9:21 .. it’s not just Rustic Russ who speaks with a no-all snide smile on the lips .. check out his co-leader sometime.
    It’s interesting that Rustic is concerned about sewerage. Jennette, his former co-leader, had credibility on this subject as her shitter at home was a form of a old fashioned long drop and she dried it off and spread it on her veggies. I wonder what sort of dunny he has at home for his No 2’s

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