Trevor’s Chat

September 7th, 2011 at 4:48 pm by David Farrar

Whale blogs:

Trevor Mal­lard is host­ing a Live chat tonight at 7pm.

You can ask your ques­tions & fol­low my answers via the ‘LabourLive tab’ on the New Zealand Labour Party Face­book page or by going here.

It is on from 7pm Wednes­day for about 30min.

Your mis­sion should you choose to accept it is to ask ques­tions, like these suggestions:

  • When you retire, which Labour MP do you think should inherit your seat?
  • Who is a bet­ter leader, Helen Clark or Phil Goff?
  • How do you think the Labour Cam­paign strat­egy is get­ting on?
  • Do you think Paul Quinn’s list posi­tion is indica­tive of the lack of diver­sity in the National Party?
  • Has he ever felt like hit­ting Tau Henare again?
  • What’s more impor­tant; diver­sity or competence?
  • Is 24 years in Par­lia­ment too long?
  • Why do you think social media is more impor­tant than door knocking?
  • Did Chris Carter get a fair trial, or has he been proved right?
  • Was there ever an Amer­i­can bagman?
  • Does you think Shane Jones will make a good Labour leader?
  • What’s it like know­ing you are going to lose the next election?
  • Can he give an uncon­di­tional assur­ance to Hutt South vot­ers that he will go full term if/when Labour loses, or should they vote for Paul Quinn?
  • How many pairs of under­pants has he stolen so far?
  • Which polling com­pany do you trust the most?
  • What does Blue State Dig­i­tal think about your social media strategy?
  • Do you think Win­ston will get back in?
  • Why did Win­ston lie to the select committee?
  • Are you a mem­ber of the gaggle?
  • Is there a mean­ing­ful role for a straight white male in mod­ern Labour?
  • Is Phil Goff a corpse-cuddler, just like Helen was?
  • Will you apol­o­gise to Pansy Wong?
There are a few, I am sure loyal Army mem­bers can come up with a few more to fill in the 30 minutes.
Feel free to suggest your own questions below, or even better to login at 7 pm and ask them live.
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30 Responses to “Trevor’s Chat”

  1. ben (2,380 comments) says:

    Hmmm, fun questions, but I have a feeling there’ll be some heavy moderation!

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  2. Whaleoil (767 comments) says:

    Some bastard blogger has previously claimed you were convicted for obscene language in 1971, what was that about? Were you pissed as a 17 year old?
    And how many convictions do you actually have?

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  3. MikeG (425 comments) says:

    I think the questions reveal more about the questioner than anybody else.

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  4. Elaycee (4,393 comments) says:

    If Mallard follows the example set by his (current) leader, then most likely the questioners will have been selected / the questions vetted and the answered prepared in advance.

    The chances of a genuine, probing question being put to Mallard will be very, very low.

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  5. burt (8,275 comments) says:

    Do you think it is acceptable for an MP to vote to pass a law then claim it was too confusing to follow when caught breaching it ?

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  6. RightNow (6,994 comments) says:

    I simply can’t think of a single thing Trevor could enlighten me about. He’s a nowhere man.

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  7. Scott Chris (6,155 comments) says:

    Question 1:

    Trevor, if you knew a woman who was pregnant, who had 8 kids already, three who were deaf, two who were blind, one mentally retarded, and she had syphilis, would you recommend that she have an abortion?
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    If you said YES, you just killed Beethoven.

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  8. Scott Chris (6,155 comments) says:

    Question 2:

    Trevor, it is time to elect a new world leader, and only your vote counts. Here are the facts about the three candidates.

    Candidate A.

    Associates with crooked politicians, and consults with an astrologist. He’s had two mistresses. He also chain smokes and drinks 8 to 10 martinis a day.

    Candidate B.

    He was kicked out of office twice, sleeps until noon, used opium in college and drinks a quart of whiskey every evening.

    Candidate C.

    He is a decorated war hero. He’s a vegetarian, doesn’t smoke, only drinks an occasional beer and never cheated on his wife.

    Which of these candidates would be your choice?

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  9. Scott Chris (6,155 comments) says:

    Candidate A is Franklin D. Roosevelt.
    Candidate B is Winston Churchill.
    Candidate C is Adolph Hitler.

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  10. Steve (4,565 comments) says:

    Total fucking rubbish from Trevor.One dick asked if he was wearing a helmet – not now. What a timewasting tosser, all be design of course. Trevor also seems to think WhaleOil has a crush on him!!

    Cock out of the hand Trevor, he was not looking at your arse in that bike race

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  11. leftyliberal (651 comments) says:

    Come on Steve, you must give a little credit to Malard for answering questions – most of those above have been asked and answered.

    And you’re right about Cam not looking at his arse – he was way too far behind to get a look see.

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  12. Pete George (23,602 comments) says:

    I think that’s a very good effort from Mallard. He seems to be having a reasonable attempt at all the questions put to him and they sound like honest answers.

    Much better than the Goff effort I saw a couple of weeks ago,

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  13. Pete George (23,602 comments) says:

    Here are some interesting Q&As

    Comment From Tony
    Why is Labour doing so poorly in the Polls? I want you guys to do better, but nothing seems to be working..Whats going on!
    Trevor Mallard:
    @Tony. We will do well when the electorate focusses on policy.

    The still clink to that one.

    7:14 Comment From Steve Pierson
    What role can left-leaning blogs play in turning Labour’s fortunes around?
    7:15 Trevor Mallard:
    @Steve Pierson. Being edgy, taking some risks, and not being scared to call the Nacts on the bullshit that is going down.

    Yeah, right. The need a total rethink.

    7:18 Comment From Josh
    Why did Labour vote against Gareth Hughes amendment to the Skynet bill that would have removed internet disconnection as a penalty?
    7:18 Trevor Mallard:
    @Josh. We made a mistake.

    7:24 Comment From Tony
    Did Labour make a fatal mistake with the Electoral Finance Act, and do you regret the “chinless scarf-wearer” comment?
    7:24 Trevor Mallard:
    @Tony. The Act wasn’t good politics or law and my comment was not wise.

    Prepared to own up.

    7:19 Comment From Peter McKeefry
    Do you honestly believe Labour can win in2011
    7:20 Trevor Mallard:
    @Peter. I believe we can lead the next Government

    Hoping to cobble together a coalition with Labour smaller than National.

    7:25 Comment From Karl
    You’ve been Minister for the Environment, Labour, Broadcasting, SOEs, Energy, Economic Development, the Rugby World Cup and the America’s Cup in previous governments. What’s your dream portfolio if Labour forms the next government?
    7:25 Trevor Mallard:
    @Karl. I’m not even sure I want to be in Cabinet.

    7:32 Comment From Thankfull
    I love the way you refuse to take the speakers crap when he’s in one of his moods. You know how to make him sweat. Would you ever accept that position yourself were it offered to you?
    7:32 Trevor Mallard:
    @Thankfull. Thank you for your comments. Yes.

    So he fancies being speaker. Not sure how he’d go at that.

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  14. BlairM (2,341 comments) says:

    Funny, I just read this on WhaleOil. It’s almost as if DPF has no ideas of his own…

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  15. burt (8,275 comments) says:

    Trevor has taken a step that wouldn’t impress his previous leader and has admitted mistakes. Big ups to Trevor for that.

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  16. Kimble (4,440 comments) says:

    Trevor has taken a step that wouldn’t impress his previous leader and has admitted mistakes. Big ups to Trevor for that.

    If they were in power would they be admitting the mistake? Or would they still be insisting it was the right thing to do.

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  17. Courage Wolf (557 comments) says:

    Scott Chris (808) Says:

    Trevor, if you knew a woman who was pregnant, who had 8 kids already, three who were deaf, two who were blind, one mentally retarded, and she had syphilis, would you recommend that she have an abortion?

    If you said YES, you just killed Beethoven.

    Trevor, if you knew a woman who was pregnant with a child, who will become a decorated war hero, a vegetarian, doesn’t smoke, only drinks an occasional beer and will never cheat on his wife, would you recommend that she have an abortion?

    If you said YES, you just killed Hitler. Fuck yeah.

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  18. ephemera (557 comments) says:

    @Scott Chris

    Question 1: A politician would never recommend a woman have an abortion. That isn’t their job.

    Question 2: No intelligent person would select a world leader without an indication of what they stood for.

    Retarded.

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  19. burt (8,275 comments) says:

    Kimble

    Good point. He would have just told us to move on.

    ephemera

    No intelligent person…

    This is Trevor we are talking about – they guy who voted to pass the EFA hen claimed it was confusing and he couldn’t be blamed for not understanding it…. no intelligent person would vote for a law they couldn’t understand knowing they would be be bound by it… Oh hang on – he was in Clark’s government which acted above the law and told us to move on !

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  20. Elaycee (4,393 comments) says:

    BlairM – “Funny, I just read this on WhaleOil. It’s almost as if DPF has no ideas of his own…”

    For someone who once had political aspirations, you’re not really bright, are you? Read the top of the thread just under “Trevor’s Chat” and you will see it says: “Whale blogs:” (with a link to the…. Whale blog…)

    Pffttt.

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  21. Scott Chris (6,155 comments) says:

    Thing is, I would have recommended killing Beethoven and electing Hitler. Just thought the questions were funny.

    I like Trev, cause he punched Tau and made Whale Oil blubber.

    Perhaps a better question would have been:

    “What would you do if Alien Zombies invaded?”

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  22. burt (8,275 comments) says:

    “What would you do if Alien Zombies invaded?”

    Sent a txt to Clark telling her to get back to NY !

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  23. Clint Heine (1,571 comments) says:

    Scott Chris – you’ll need to explain when in what universe Trev made Whale Oil blubber?

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  24. ross (1,437 comments) says:

    I have some questions for Trevor:

    Do you believe convicted paedophile Peter Ellis received a fair trial and has he received justice? If so, why?

    What (if anything) would cause Labour to establish a wide ranging inquiry into the Ellis case, bearing in mind that the Court of Appeal on four separate occasions indicated that a Commission of Inquiry was the appropriate course of action?

    If Labour was presented with evidence which suggested that Ellis was wrongly convicted, what would its response be?

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  25. BlairM (2,341 comments) says:

    For someone who once had political aspirations, you’re not really bright, are you? Read the top of the thread just under “Trevor’s Chat” and you will see it says: “Whale blogs:” (with a link to the…. Whale blog…)

    Well first of all I can name you 122 people who are dumber than I am, and they all have “MP” after their name. To be one of those, one has to be either stupid or crazy, and I only fall into the latter category. Second of all, you can’t be all that bright yourself, because that was my whole point! What is the purpose of a straight copy and paste of what someone else is doing on their own blog, without adding anything of value yourself? None at all, especially when it is WhaleOil, who has entirely adequate readership figures and does not need Farrar to give him a booster. It’s pretty lazy blogging as far as I am concerned.

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  26. lofty (1,316 comments) says:

    Glad Blair is concerned, I just checked around my office and building to see if anyone else is concerned that a blog owner put whatever he chooses onto his blog site.

    Gueeeeeessssss what…….. Not a soul gave a fat rats bottom.

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  27. BlairM (2,341 comments) says:

    lofty – I think that is the problem – nobody cares. You don’t care, I don’t care, DPF clearly does not care or he would have added something interesting of his own to what Whale said. It would be nice to have something to care about, which is the job of the blogger.

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  28. Elaycee (4,393 comments) says:

    Gee Lofty – what a good idea. I’ve just asked around the office here, too. Nope – no-one gives a hoot here either. Opinion seems to be that DPF can post whatever he likes on his own blog. And I don’t think he needs a job description either. Funny that.

    Of course, if BlairM doesn’t like what he sees on Kiwiblog, then he can simply stick to his own blogging efforts and Foxtrot Oscar.

    Another simple solution to a simple problem.

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  29. BlairM (2,341 comments) says:

    You gave a hoot enough to ask around your office, dumbarse.

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  30. expat (4,050 comments) says:

    Mallard is such an arse. Suppose that given Labours dreadful polling he may as well get his jollies where he can tho.

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