Dancing against asset sales

October 10th, 2011 at 4:30 pm by David Farrar

I honestly don’t know what to say.

I just hope the poor bastards are being paid at least the minimum wage for that.

Perhaps Labour could use this as their televised opening address? Hell, I think National should use it as their televised opening address!

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68 Responses to “Dancing against asset sales”

  1. Longknives (4,764 comments) says:

    Oh Dear God!

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  2. MikeE (555 comments) says:

    Look like idiots and breaching LTSA regulations… again

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  3. Lee01 (2,171 comments) says:

    Very sad. Very scary. Thanks David, I’m going to be seeing them in my sleep tonight.

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  4. Elaycee (4,393 comments) says:

    Whaaaaat??

    The Labour Party has resorted to sandwich board (illegal) signs and an out of tune chorus girl using a loud hailer?

    Shit – things are clearly a lot worse than even I had hoped.

    What an embarrassment.

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  5. KiwiGreg (3,255 comments) says:

    I’ll assume they are just really passionate and not mentally disabled but what a sad lot.

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  6. winston smith (1 comment) says:

    The horror… the horror…

    True MikeE, there probably was no promoter statement. That would be an embarassing thing to put your name to, though…

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  7. Don the Kiwi (1,763 comments) says:

    How pathetic.
    Andrew Little their only audience.

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  8. Peter (1,713 comments) says:

    Speechless

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  9. Michaels (1,318 comments) says:

    And this is what happens when idiots breed.

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  10. jaba (2,143 comments) says:

    could only watch the 1st 20 seconds

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  11. ben (2,380 comments) says:

    I feel violated. Reminds me of the Labour wimin and the impromptu Gambler rendition 3 years ago. Only worse, if that’s possible.

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  12. davidp (3,581 comments) says:

    The bit with Little by the old BNZ is just outside my office. My desk is by a window, I hear any sort of commotion on the street, and I would certainly have popped down to photograph Labour’s entrant in NZ Idol if I’d heard them. Except this must have been on Friday and I was in Auckland for the day. Bugger!

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  13. dime (9,980 comments) says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    least they are doing something they believe in!? still, they are freakshows

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  14. davidp (3,581 comments) says:

    The video promoter is Andreas Triandafilidis. He is the Secretary of Young Labour, an Activities Officer with VUWSA executive, and a member of the 2007 Youth Parliament. This is his FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/a.triandafilidis … The photos seem to match the dancing bloke in the red shirt with the purple and grey jacket, altho I’m not 100 percent sure and could do with a second opinion. So can we identify any of the other members of this ensemble?

    [DPF: Andreas is an okay guy. But I wouldn't include this video in my CV if I was him]

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  15. RightNow (6,994 comments) says:

    What does Labour have against being cool?

    edit: they should have gone with sixx am ‘lies of the beautiful people’

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  16. Sam Buchanan (501 comments) says:

    You have to admit, it’s an honest demonstration of Labour’s current level of political performance, and maybe getting people who can’t dance shows their commitment to cost-cutting.

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  17. Michael (910 comments) says:

    The Stop signs aren’t authorised? (Although that could just be the video quality) And choosing a Spice Girls song is not really appropriate, the five Spice Girls described Maggie Thatcher as the original Spice Girl!

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  18. Martin Gibson (247 comments) says:

    One of the dancers at least I recognise as a member of “Young Labour”. Start em young . . .
    I covered a “Young workers” meeting for them here, as a journalist, which was a whole bunch of unionists turned Labour list MPs.
    One of the young men daancing asked me what I thought afterwards.
    I told him in my experience as an employer, there were five kinds of worker:
    1. The ones everyone wants to hire who are super-productive and just want to be recognised for their extra productivity.
    2. The ones who look at you and think they want your job, so will work well.
    3. The ones who can be good or bad according to management and other workers around them.
    4. The ones who look at you and think “Look at all the money that bastard makes, why should I work hard?” and,
    5. The ones people only ever hire accidentally because they are worse than useless.

    When I told him that the minimum wage meant I couldn’t pay numbers 1 and 2 what they were worth because I was having to pay numbers 4 and 5 what they were not worth and that unionists were almost always number 4s defending the right of number 5s to be useless he told me it was a gross generalisation,.
    I told him he was 17, and would probably have to find out for himself.
    Looking at his determination to be a Labour MP at any cost, maybe he won’t have to!

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  19. RF (1,404 comments) says:

    I am in shock. That’s the result of brothers having sex with their sisters.

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  20. adze (2,126 comments) says:

    “could only watch the 1st 20 seconds”

    Ditto

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  21. Manolo (13,837 comments) says:

    Pathetic, plain pathetic.

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  22. nasska (11,580 comments) says:

    The bottom of the barrel has been reached.

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  23. Weihana (4,557 comments) says:

    And they say white people can’t dance? Go figure.

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  24. Pauleastbay (5,035 comments) says:

    Its very hard to enforce the ” You will not make fun of people who aren’t a hundred percent ” on your children when you see public displays like this.

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  25. Courage Wolf (557 comments) says:

    Who’s the chick at 1:14? Political allegiances are forgivable, I’d hit it.

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  26. gump (1,650 comments) says:

    Ghastly.

    I wonder if this is the consequence of teaching self-esteem to children at school?

    Sometimes children need to be told that what they’re doing isn’t very good.

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  27. jaba (2,143 comments) says:

    “The bottom of the barrel has been reached” .. ummm, don’t speak too soon nasska

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  28. Manolo (13,837 comments) says:

    Andrew “The Smarmy” Little cuts a pathetic figure in the video. How inept can the socialists be?

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  29. tvb (4,430 comments) says:

    Cossak dancing against asset sales. Those wonderful ads that Muldoon ran 1975. The Labour Party still smarts at them. I am so disappointed they were never re-ran

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  30. Bevan (3,924 comments) says:

    *Groan*

    Can’t these dimwits come up with an original idea? Copying activism ideas from Futurama…

    Just how devoid of ideas have they become?

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  31. Adolf Fiinkensein (2,903 comments) says:

    You have just seen what happens when genetic engineers cross mung beans with lentils.

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  32. The Scorned (719 comments) says:

    Watched 15 seconds….stopped as I was so embarrassed for them ….I’m still cringing for being of the same species….

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  33. The Scorned (719 comments) says:

    On Courage Wolfs recommendation I went back and fast forwarded to hot chick at 1:14….mmmmmmmmmmmm! Nice! ;-)

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  34. Steve (4,564 comments) says:

    You are not the same species Scorned. They are a special breed, and breeding seems to have been the problem

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  35. Murray (8,847 comments) says:

    Mung beans and lentils that are SIBLINGS Adolf.

    OH

    MY

    GOD!

    The huge manatee and all that.

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  36. peteremcc (344 comments) says:

    It’s Young Labour. All 5 of their Wellington members. Plus Little.

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  37. expat (4,050 comments) says:

    HA HA HA HA HA – Labour attract the cream of the crop again!

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  38. Viking2 (11,488 comments) says:

    Rabble with a screaming harpie as their leader.
    Have we seen that somewhere before?

    Oh yea all the butch bitches singing before the last election.

    They either of very thick skin or just plain brain dead.

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  39. davidp (3,581 comments) says:

    At least Rebecca Black isn’t the most embarrassing singer on the Internets any more.

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  40. RRM (9,933 comments) says:

    If I looked all over the world
    And there’s every type of girl
    But your empty eyes
    Seem to pass me by
    Leave me dancing with myself

    So let’s sink another drink
    ‘Cause it’ll give me time to think
    If I had the chance
    I’d ask the world to dance
    And I’ll be dancing with myself

    Oh dancing with myself
    Oh dancing with myself
    Well there’s nothing to lose
    And there’s nothing to prove
    I’ll be dancing with myself

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  41. joana (1,983 comments) says:

    Aussie bankers in Wellington to collect huge salaries giving advice to NZ’s Treasury officials on the sale of NZ’S assets.
    You couldn’t read about it…the Aussies are laughing all the way to the bank..
    About a hundred years ago when we had intelligent people in govt and as officials , they stated very clearly that the reason they did not want UNION with Aussie , was because if it happened , NZ would be overrun by LARRIKINS.
    Now the Larrikins are being fed and feted in Wgtn.
    What Wgtn really really needs is a 7.8.

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  42. Inventory2 (10,342 comments) says:

    @ Joana – Winston must be right proud of you :-)

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  43. davidp (3,581 comments) says:

    joana>NZ would be overrun by LARRIKINS

    Naturally I wanted to check if intelligent people in government in 1911 had in fact warned about this. Google produced this page (http://www.stuff.co.nz/sunday-star-times/features/feature-archive/older-features/13770/What-did-you-call-me-Oz-NZ-abuse) as the first hit…

    “In 1899, the short-lived Wellington weekly The Critic published what it rather loosely described as a “poem” warning against the suggestion that New Zealand join the Australian Federation. The ditty predicts New Zealand would be “overrun with larrikins, bookies, spielers, medical quacks, yesnoes, Chows, and the Japanese-what-d’ ye caller? / Lepers, uncaged gallow’s birds, sundowners, and others afflicted with delicate health and chronic fatigue, active, however, in all the shades of iniquity…” (Please don’t write in to complain about the racism and the unhelpful attitude to lepers. We know. Though definitions of “sundowner” and “yesnoes” would be helpful.) ”

    Are you scared of “Chows” and Japanese, Joana?

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  44. burt (8,275 comments) says:

    I couldn’t see any authorisation statement on the signs – guess it’s not required because they are promoting Labour. Move on !

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  45. projectman (224 comments) says:

    I cringed while managing to watch only the first 10 seconds. The performers must have been paid – surely they could not do that out of pure generosity.

    And this is somehow to lead us believe that Labour is a credible alternative government? I think not. It’s very said, and frightening, to imagine that under some circumstances they just might be able to cobble together a government after November 26th.

    I know it’s only a nightmare and I will wake up shortly.

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  46. joana (1,983 comments) says:

    IV2..you are so kind but I have always been my own man.. but thanks anyway.
    Davidp…there is lot more to our history than simply one source. I have been married into a large Chinese clan for decades and prior to this I mixed almost exclusively with Japanese people for about nine years..I came close to marrying Japanese man…so I think your answer is no.

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  47. Shunda barunda (2,983 comments) says:

    But… what were they….

    There’s no emoticon with jaw dropped to the floor so this will have to do

    :shock:

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  48. thedavincimode (6,800 comments) says:

    ?

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  49. Bogusnews (474 comments) says:

    I read a fascinating book called, Good to Great, which outlined the common attributes of great companies over just very good ones.

    One attribute of a great company was they surrounded themselves with excellent people so when the leader stepped down, someone else could very quickly take the reins.

    I have always thought that this (amongst other things) demonstrated the flawed leadership of Clarke. Rather than surrounding herself with competents, she chose lots of yes men.

    Pathetic movies like this show just how low the labour fortunes have fallen.

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  50. KiwiGreg (3,255 comments) says:

    @ davidp – WIN!

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

    Just saying NO to all asset sales is nuts. And allowing creeping sales by stealth is dishonest.

    Dunne calls for debate over asset sales

    That’s what politicians and parties are supposed to do, debate important issues, not just shout from oner side of the argument and whisper from the other.

    But it’s an important stand to save Kiwibank, no to Aussiebank.

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  52. KiwiGreg (3,255 comments) says:

    @ Pete George you do recall the Nats are standing with their proposals (as limp as they are) as part of their manifesto.

    There’s really nothing to debate. History has taught us, those willing to learn, what an appalling owner of productive assets the state is. New Zealand is not some exception where socialism actually works.

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

    Of course there’s stuff to debate. No government will sell all state assets, no government should refuse to consider selling any, so that means a debate is necessary on what assets should be sold, and how they should be sold (completely or mixed ownership).

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  54. annie (539 comments) says:

    I wish I hadn’t seen that. As a former tribal Labour voter, I genuinely despair.

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  55. immigant (950 comments) says:

    They don’t look like they are drunk or on drugs. Must be chromosome damage

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  56. Lee01 (2,171 comments) says:

    Kiwibank should be sold. There is no logical and/or ethical reason to keep it in state hands.

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  57. RightNow (6,994 comments) says:

    joana “What Wgtn really really needs is a 7.8″

    If you mean an earthquake big enough to kill many people and screw our capital city I think you should tuck your hairy rat-tail between your hairy rat-legs and fuck off to the sewer you crawled out of.

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  58. immigant (950 comments) says:

    In fact. Instea dof dancing, why don’t they get a job and rake leaves or dig a trench against asset sales instead?

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  59. 3-coil (1,220 comments) says:

    Can’t sing, can’t dance – sad fucks

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  60. Manolo (13,837 comments) says:

    If you mean an earthquake big enough to kill many people and screw our capital city I think you should tuck your hairy rat-tail between your hairy rat-legs and fuck off to the sewer you crawled out of.

    Well said.

    By the way, joana as good Labour Party supporter, is a he not a she. :-)

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  61. Lee01 (2,171 comments) says:

    Then whats with the girls name?

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  62. labrator (1,850 comments) says:

    Joana stoops to a new low. Wow, just wow.

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  63. RightNow (6,994 comments) says:

    guys with girls names, girls with guys names, rainbows and unicorns unions. I don’t think Labour’s identity crisis is going to be resolved any time soon.

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  64. Lee01 (2,171 comments) says:

    guys with girls names, girls with guys names, rainbows and unicorns unions. I don’t think Labour’s identity crisis is going to be resolved any time soon.

    Heh, brilliant :)

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  65. david (2,557 comments) says:

    “You are all only picking on us because Charles is gay, ….. “!!!!!

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  66. joana (1,983 comments) says:

    Love your language Right Now..I go either way Manolo and yes I meant an earthquake.

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  67. RightNow (6,994 comments) says:

    Crawl back to your sewer

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  68. bc (1,367 comments) says:

    Ye gods, that was shocking! I couldn’t even laugh at its awfulness, it was just so bad I could only feel sad for them.
    Re: Andrew Little. Huge billboards have shot up of him everywhere in New Plymouth. In some pretty good spots for maximum coverage too. Some serious coin has been spent!

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