Ouch

September 23rd, 2010 at 5:58 pm by David Farrar

The Government has announced:

At New Zealand Post, Hon has been appointed chair from November 1.

Thanks National. Words are inadequate to describe how I feel. The closest sensation it reminds me of is a colonoscopy.

Cullen replaces , so at least it means there won’t be any change in policy!

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54 Responses to “Ouch”

  1. Viking2 (11,488 comments) says:

    As per usual people get promoted above their level of competence. But at least from here he cannot criticize the Govt.
    One can only assume that no one else capable wanted the job.
    Just a continuation of Nationals lack of imagination.

    Remember the bike trail. Duuh

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  2. dad4justice (8,238 comments) says:

    “Thanks National.”

    The old boys political network is sooooooooooooooooooooooo predictable. Why bothering voting for the present bunch of blue and red hen-pecked eunuchs. Do these pollies think us public will tolerate this disgusting crap? Think again John Boy and go play with your stuffed train set caustic Cullen you smug ####!

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  3. Bevan (3,924 comments) says:

    National are morons, if they think that by treating former Labour ministers benevolently, they will also be treated as such when next in opposition, then they are dead wrong. Labour only looks after their own, and only if they continue to toe the party line.

    Cullen should be in jail for the economic sabotage of the country, not sitting in a cushy Chair position.

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  4. Redbaiter (13,197 comments) says:

    Yet another reason for a Tea Party. This chummy bunch of socialist troughers in National and Labour represent nobody’s interests but their own.

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  5. IHStewart (388 comments) says:

    With Labour in melt down I think it was a smart appointment. Waitakere man has a an appreciation of not holding grudges. Well done National devide and rule.

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  6. dad4justice (8,238 comments) says:

    “Cullen should be in jail”

    Preferably in the same cell as Miss Klark. Man this country needs a big clean up!

    Tea Party please?

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  7. Danyl Mclauchlan (1,070 comments) says:

    Words are inadequate to describe how I feel

    Take that sense of outrage, multiply it by about a thousand and you’re about where I’m at with Labour’s decision to vote Gerry Brownlee in as national dictator.

    [DPF: We should form a support group :-)]

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  8. Fot (252 comments) says:

    “Yet another reason for a Tea Party.”

    Well stop pissing and moaning and do something about it, why not appoint yourself as the leader?, I am sure we can all do with a good laugh.

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  9. MyNameIsJack (2,415 comments) says:

    dad4justice (6,698) Says:

    September 23rd, 2010 at 6:34 pm
    “Cullen should be in jail”

    Preferably in the same cell as Miss Klark. Man this country needs a big clean up!

    Tea Party please?

    and

    Redbaiter (11,522) Says:

    September 23rd, 2010 at 6:33 pm
    Yet another reason for a Tea Party. This chummy bunch of socialist troughers in National and Labour represent nobody’s interests but their own.

    A double act without an original thought between them. I suppose one can be forgiven since he’s a Seppo…

    Sit on the sidelines and whine like mummy’s boys because you don’t have the strength and endurance to gain a following for your second hand ‘mercan ideas.

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  10. dad4justice (8,238 comments) says:

    Hit a nerve did we Paul P?

    A Tea Party without fugley cake and fot pooh.

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  11. Redbaiter (13,197 comments) says:

    “am sure we can all do with a good laugh.”

    Who is “we”? You and the great crowd of cheering citizens that follow leftists everywhere in their imagination, or is it just you and your other ego Big Bruv?

    Before we get a Tea Party going in NZ we need a mainstream media that isn’t totally controlled by the left. It would help too if a few gullible and naive morons like yourself would wake up as to how you’re being constantly lied to.

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  12. Fot (252 comments) says:

    MNIJ

    Which one is the Seppo?

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  13. reid (16,509 comments) says:

    Yeah well who the fuck didn’t think this was the plan, since the moment his Board appointment was first announced.

    Duh.

    Anyway, Cullen may well be a supercilious Silent-T of the first order, but he’s not incompetent, just like neither was Jim. Post has got significant structural and market issues, such as the federalist model that John Allen designed which I understand the new CEO is backing away from, and the declining postal market with electronic substitution which is killing its business mail volumes.

    One thing that was really very mental indeed, was the thinking behind the strategy to spend tens of millions installing mail sorting machines that can’t sort parcels. Today, letter volumes are going down, parcels are going up. What fucking morons approved that stragegy. Oh that’s right. It was the Board in place about 5-6 years ago.

    Let’s hope Cullen and Roche don’t repeat that kind of thing…

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  14. dad4justice (8,238 comments) says:

    “Which one is the Seppo?”

    big bruv’s twin sister big blouse with the jack.

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  15. MyNameIsJack (2,415 comments) says:

    Which one is the Seppo?

    AFAIK the one on a benefit.

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  16. Tom Gould (141 comments) says:

    This appointment surprised me too. Clark always spread the board appointments around, but Key is all Tory down the line.

    [DPF: I know you like your posts to be fact free, but this is massively not true. A huge number of Labour activists were appointed under Labour, and relatively few National activists have been appointed by this Govt]

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  17. Fot (252 comments) says:

    MNIJ

    Is Redbaiter on a benefit?

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  18. Redbaiter (13,197 comments) says:

    “Key is all Tory down the line.”

    You’re keen to use that word frequently but you don’t appear to have the faintest clue what it means. To suggest the ultra-Progressive John Key is anything akin to a Tory is just madness. As I said to you before, it would do this country the world of good if a few traditional Tories did exist, but to use the word when the political spectrum in NZ extends all the way from far-left to slightly-less-than-far-left shows a serious disconnect with political reality.

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  19. Gwilly (158 comments) says:

    The damage he has done to NZ cannot be calculated, but probably at least a generation will suffer. Who is the rich prick now Cullen? What is Key thinking?!

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  20. starboard (2,537 comments) says:

    asshole Key. This countries a fuckin joke. Nat/Liarbor/kkk party scum scum scum.

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  21. side show bob (3,660 comments) says:

    This is brilliant news, now all we need to do is bring the Dear One back and she can lick the fucking stamps.

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  22. Pete George (23,591 comments) says:

    Maybe, just maybe, some people in the know think Cullen would make a good Chair.

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  23. Redbaiter (13,197 comments) says:

    “Maybe, just maybe, some people think Cullen would make a good Chair.”

    Cullen, like most leftists, knows nothing other than how to spend other people’s money.

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  24. dad4justice (8,238 comments) says:

    “Cullen would make a good Chair.”

    Yeah chained to a rocking Chair for life!

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  25. mavxp (483 comments) says:

    Viking2 and IHStewart have nailed it.

    “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.”

    Professionalism will mean Cullen wont be attacking the government while his ‘on the take’ as it were.

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

    wow Tom, just about spat my wine at the keyboard, Helen Clark’s Board appointments were UTTERLY tribal, you on the wrong team, you down the road.

    Why bother telling such obvious lies?

    Oh, hang on, you’re a socialist, OK carry on that man!

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  27. jaba (2,143 comments) says:

    he has to be given the Railway job .. PLEASE

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  28. Rex Widerstrom (5,354 comments) says:

    Hi ho
    Hi ho
    It’s jobs for the boys we know
    We keep pretending not to agree
    But there’s no daylight ‘tween he and me
    Hi ho
    Hi ho hi ho
    Hi ho
    Hi ho
    The stupid plebs don’t know
    They vote us out and vote them in
    And fall for all our clever spin
    Hi ho
    Hi ho hi ho
    Hi ho
    Hi ho
    Just watch our money grow
    He pays me coz I paid him
    And voters are a little dim
    Hi ho
    Hi ho hi ho

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  29. davidp (3,581 comments) says:

    I’d be happy to pay a billion dollars to liquidate Kiwibank if Cullen was held responsible for its demise.

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  30. MT_Tinman (3,204 comments) says:

    Mail delivery should be by a rather novel method very shortly.

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  31. tvb (4,430 comments) says:

    Bolger will be irritated by this but then he IS getting on and I always considered him to be very self serving. Cullen I do support but he really does not have a good personality. His recent contribution to the Republican debate was to make personal insults about leading members of the royal family. Not a smart move. I hope he does better in this position.

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  32. Muzza M (291 comments) says:

    Fucking hell, I come back from the 30 degree plus weather in the Philippines to the shit weather in NZ to do my rotation of looking after my elderly Dad, well this pisses me off more than the weather. There is not a single politician or party in this country worth anybodys vote. At least in the Philippines the corruption is in your face, you see it, you recognise it, you don’t have to be a party to it, you don’t have to fund it, and for the most part you laugh about it.

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  33. PaulL (5,987 comments) says:

    To be vaguely fair, Labour appointed Jim Bolger to exactly the same position. Appointing Cullen is different how?

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  34. RightNow (6,994 comments) says:

    What difference will it make?

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  35. eszett (2,417 comments) says:

    Before we get a Tea Party going in NZ we need a mainstream media that isn’t totally controlled by the left.

    Hasn’t started yet, but already coming up with excuses. Pathetic really.
    Funny to see how intimidated Red is by the Herald and the SST. And TVNZ

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  36. Jeremy Harris (319 comments) says:

    Looks like a tough business to be in with volumes dropping…

    I bet many applicants were lining up for the job in the challenging and exciting world of diminshing mail delivery…

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  37. OECD rank 22 kiwi (2,752 comments) says:

    Ouch my Balls.

    More quality programming brought to you by The National Party, the party that likes to look busy doing nothing.

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  38. RRM (9,933 comments) says:

    Yet another reason for a Tea Party.

    Tea Party please?

    Nanny Fox News isn’t going to organise one for you. Get off your arse and make it happen.
    Don’t be pathetic little moaners.

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  39. Pete George (23,591 comments) says:

    Get someone like Paul Henry to lead a “She’ll be Right” march down Queen Street to kick the billy off.

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  40. Pete George (23,591 comments) says:

    Problem – Hillary Calvert looks far too sensible to be a Palinista, Heather Roy seems shy of media attention, and Lynn of Tawa appears to have retired from public life.

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  41. serge (108 comments) says:

    We need a new serious party in this country……whats Robt. Jones doing these days?

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  42. Bevan (3,924 comments) says:

    Yet another reason for a Tea Party.

    Then quit fucken bitchin about it and start one! Geez, all we’ve heard for the last couple of days from you is ” another reason NZ needs a tea Party..”.

    Here’s an idea, your a big boy – if you think the rest of NZ shares your view, go forth and start the revolution son. Never know, we might soon see a photo of your ugly mug looking off into the sunset plastered on a T-Shirt for sale at Jay Jay’s.

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  43. Bevan (3,924 comments) says:

    Nanny Fox News isn’t going to organise one for you. Get off your arse and make it happen.
    Don’t be pathetic little moaners.

    Oh bloody hell! I’ve agreed with RRM – the apocalypse must be upon us!

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  44. Nick R (507 comments) says:

    Serge – Robt. Jones no longer goes out in daylight and has stopped aging. Also avoids crucifixes and garlic…

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  45. serge (108 comments) says:

    Yep, you are probably right Nick R, but we need something to liven up the beehive….it needs a brighter colour….

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  46. Pete George (23,591 comments) says:

    More worker bees and less queens?

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  47. YesWeDid (1,048 comments) says:

    Please, please, please, set up a Tea Party.

    Then we can see all you hard core right wingers in the cool light of the day. No more hiding on Kiwiblog, frothing at the mouth at all the ‘socialist troughers’ and other assorted ‘traitors’.

    With a bit of media exposure you’ll see how totally out of whack your views are with the average New Zealander.

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  48. backster (2,174 comments) says:

    Absolutely disgusted that a National Government could put an economic traitor like Cullen to this position. National can only redeem itself now by announcing the privatisation of the Post Office. Breaking an irrational promise not to privatise anything is insignificant compared to their irrational promotion of Cullen.

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  49. Right of way is Way of Right (1,122 comments) says:

    Who was it that said “keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.”?

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  50. john.bt (170 comments) says:

    I just assumed giving Cullen a sweet job was to shut him up. However, the economic damage caused by this nasty lttle man means that the only chair he should get is Ol’ Smokey.

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  51. burt (8,275 comments) says:

    NZ Post is the perfect vehicle for Cullen, if it starts to make money he can claim he was responsible and if it starts to loose money he can claim it was the previous chair who stuffed it up – he had plenty of practice claiming the positive was his doing and blaming the previous managers for all the bad stuff.

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  52. CJD (333 comments) says:

    Cullen would be more suited in something to do with the prison service…maybe something in cell block A for stealing from the taxpayer for nine years and providing no service or goods in return.

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  53. ben (2,380 comments) says:

    Michael Cullen ought to be in prison. You give away $200 million of other people’s money (make that $1 billion counting all the value thrown away on new rail investment) to buy another three years in your job, you should be in prison.

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  54. Manolo (13,837 comments) says:

    Another crappy decison from a crap government. The Labour-lite mafia promotes another of its socialist members.

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