A lonely parody ad

October 27th, 2011 at 9:00 am by David Farrar

Someone in the Southern Young Nats has done a very good parody of ’s campaign ad. They’ve timed the voice-over or song-over very nicely.

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12 Responses to “A lonely parody ad”

  1. coventry (315 comments) says:

    I love it, and good to see Labraw is learning, at least this time it’s an SOE owned Dam. Looks to be Benmore.

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  2. iMP (2,231 comments) says:

    This looks like Benmore powerstation between Benmore and Tekapo in south-Canterbury. Hardly Labour country I would have thought; but still one of my fav. fishing spots.

    So, has anyone adequately explained how the State owning 100% (denying Kiwi investors) is better than owning a controlling 51% (with the ballance on hospitals, schools and settling debt)?

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  3. Mr Nobody NZ (397 comments) says:

    It seems some what ironic that Labour’s web adverts of the original are appearing directly above this post.

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  4. Jinky (166 comments) says:

    beautiful scenery and a well made mickey taking video. Hope it goes viral!

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  5. coventry (315 comments) says:

    Now is this where they got the idea from ?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXpLViiPqtA&feature=player_embedded

    It’s the 1st advert that came to mind when I saw the original goofvert.

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  6. YesWeDid (1,029 comments) says:

    ‘So, has anyone adequately explained how the State owning 100% (denying Kiwi investors) is better than owning a controlling 51% (with the ballance on hospitals, schools and settling debt)?’

    Yep we get to keep 100% of the profit and invest it here in New Zealand rather than it heading off shore.

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  7. rosscalverley (111 comments) says:

    I’d put money on Meager doing it.

    iMP, it’s because of two things really. Selling off 49% of assets from the Government is a transfer from all taxpayers to the upper classes. Also privitisation will mean higher power prices. Look at Contact Energy, always raising the power prices to fund more power projects.

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  8. hannity (151 comments) says:

    imp. So I take it you will be selling 49% of your assets,(if you havent already) in a show of solidarity?
    ’cause 49% is the same as 100% eh.

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  9. david (2,531 comments) says:

    Great to see the bitterness of class warfare raise its ugly head in our most egalitarian free country. Great to see a place for forelock-tugging, cloth-cap wearers who know their place which is clearly not to raise their standard of living through personal risk taking and investment in their own future.

    Ross Calverley, if that is truly your attitude and rationale for opposing partial minority floats of a few revenue generating state enterprises then may I politely suggest that you are living in both the wrong century and the wrong country.

    Personally I can’t wait for the opportunity to invest some of my savings somewhere other than in the bank but then I suppose people like Mr Calverley don’t have savings and will rely on my thrift and energy to keep them in a style to which they should not become accustomed

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  10. david (2,531 comments) says:

    “Look at Contact Energy, always raising the power prices to fund more power projects.” It is called supply and demand Ross. Are you suggesting that new peojects should be funded from the mythical Government money (AKA taxpayer’s funding or the black hole of state borrowing)

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  11. williamsheridan (63 comments) says:

    @ rosscalverley… what exactly are the “upper classes”?…. do you mean new zealanders who have sensibly saved a few dollars and would like to invest it in quality assets that require further development, like powerstations. To me, your comment smacks of envy. There are plenty of sensible kiwis with money to invest and I think it is a bit “rich” of you to put a class label on them….. it’s funny you mention Contact when it has been one of the privatisation stars for sensible kiwi savers. If you brought the mimimum parcel of about 400 Contact shares when it listed it would have cost you $1200. Those shares are now worth $2,272 and you would have received $1,200 in dividends (i.e. your initial investment back). For those who reinvested dividends the return is about $1,000 more…… about 80,000 sensible New Zealanders have kept their initial investment in Contact… I think that makes them classy investors – is that what you mean by “upper class”?

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  12. Paulus (2,485 comments) says:

    What do I have to do to become “Upper Class” ?
    I watch Downton Abbey to see how its done – is that enough ?

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