National Spin the Wheel

July 4th, 2012 at 3:00 pm by David Farrar

This is very funny. Hat Tip: Dim Post

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29 Responses to “National Spin the Wheel”

  1. ross69 (3,652 comments) says:

    Actually it’s not far from the truth.

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  2. Grendel (1,002 comments) says:

    its not far from the fantasy of the left, which makes it funny, but its extremely far from the truth. but Ross is so blinkered he could be a plow-horse.

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  3. nasska (11,478 comments) says:

    Anything with a slightly anti National bias is enough to give ‘ross69′ a weeks worth of shits & giggles.

    Still & all, it’s an all too rare example of clever humour originating from a socialist

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  4. Positan (390 comments) says:

    The elemental difference between Left and Right in this country is that the Right can actually laugh at itself.

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  5. Fost (102 comments) says:

    I think it illustrates the left’s incapability of understand there can be more than one political view, and thus anything other than ‘their’ side (and there are several flavours of the correct view to have to pick from), must be evil, uncaring, selfish, predatory, etc. This is just another symptom of this. The National Government can’t come up with different policies because they are doing what they think is best for the country, no it must because they are spinning a wheel to distract the voter.

    I used to visit Dim Post as he posted well thought out critiques of either side of the political spectrum or humourous posts that nearly had me lose my drink. Now it is full of bizarre conspiracy theories regarding the current government with almost Illuminati tones to it. He’s clearly lost the plot and it’s been a good deal of time that I’ve read anything other than yet another strongly-biased/conspiracy theory post.

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  6. Manolo (13,746 comments) says:

    The NZ Left was emasculated, lost all its testosterone, the moment comrade Clark moved to New York.

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  7. mikenmild (11,247 comments) says:

    Well it’s nice to know there IS a process.

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  8. YesWeDid (1,048 comments) says:

    @fost – got an example of one of those Dim Post ‘bizarre conspiracy theories’?

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  9. beautox (422 comments) says:

    My humour gland must be screwed as I can’t even see a small chuckle in this, let alone “very funny”

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  10. Hair Removal Specialist (80 comments) says:

    Fost – I agree that the content direction at Dim Post has seemed to have changed and I struggle to keep any interest in a lot of the posts/comments. I still visit the Dim Post hoping for posts of old, but mostly end up disappointed.

    beautox – I didn’t find this funny at all either, but do think it is a clever way to illustrate one of the conspiracy theories that Fost refers to.

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  11. RRM (9,917 comments) says:

    Positan (299) Says:
    July 4th, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    The elemental difference between Left and Right in this country is that the Right can actually laugh at itself.

    O RLY?

    beautox (247) Says:
    July 4th, 2012 at 4:26 pm
    My humour gland must be screwed as I can’t even see a small chuckle in this, let alone “very funny”

    Correct.

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  12. Mark (1,488 comments) says:

    beautox (248) Says:
    July 4th, 2012 at 4:26 pm
    My humour gland must be screwed as I can’t even see a small chuckle in this, let alone “very funny”

    beautox you must be a national party member then.

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  13. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    is that a ‘documentary-wheel’…?

    phillip ure whoar.co.nz

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  14. Daigotsu (456 comments) says:

    Unfunny hateful bullshit.

    Really shocked at you giving this the signal boost DPF.

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  15. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    “..My humour gland must be screwed ..”

    ’tis the burden most on the right must carry….that one..

    ..(we do feel yr pain/bewilderment..)

    ..great rightwing comedians…?

    ..(cue tumbleweeds..)

    phillip ure whoar.co.nz

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  16. Positan (390 comments) says:

    re RRM above.

    You’ve managed to uncover yet another elemental difference between the Right and the Left in this country …

    Upholders of the Right are different in that they all don’t think EXACTLY the same – or see things EXACTLY the same way.

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  17. RRM (9,917 comments) says:

    You sure Positan?

    It’s not looking too good so far on this thread, there are more haters than anything else…

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  18. Joel Rowan (99 comments) says:

    I think it’s kinda funny. I really hope it lands on “Crush” and “Pedophiles” next time they need a policy announcement.

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  19. ross69 (3,652 comments) says:

    > the Right can actually laugh at itself.

    You wouldn’t think so, judging by some of the comments on here. It’s not called the Rabid Right for nothing :)

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  20. hmmokrightitis (1,590 comments) says:

    By you ross, doesn’t make it right.

    The SheBeast could no more laugh at herself than fly hubby home courtesy of the DPS. Ask a certain AirNZ pilot who got a tongue lashing because she was late for a plane and he made a comment…

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  21. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    “..Upholders of the Right are different in that they all don’t think EXACTLY the same – or see things EXACTLY the same way…”

    no..it’s the right that mono-think..

    ..getting consensus amongst the left is like feline-herding…

    phillip ure whoar.co.nz

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  22. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    imagine how horrible it must be to not get what humour can give you..?

    ..it is like that other one that mystifies me..those poor unfortunate souls who don’t ‘get’ what music can give you..

    ..imagine not getting both..?

    ..whoar..!

    ..i knew someone once..who admitted to not getting music..

    ..he would watch mystified..and uncomfortable…as others got their jollies from music…

    ..to him..it was just a noise…

    ..poor bastard..

    phillip ure whoar.co.nz

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  23. RRM (9,917 comments) says:

    Most sensible thing you’ve ever said on here Phil. Amen.

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  24. mikenmild (11,247 comments) says:

    Nothing that mocks my political opinions or preferred party could ever be funny.

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  25. tvb (4,416 comments) says:

    It does highlight the fact that the narrative of the Key Government has gon rather ugly. People will switch off and will see National as the nasty party.

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  26. boredboy (250 comments) says:

    Boring as it may sound but I think both sides have agenda planned out when they are in government and bring things forward to fill the airwaves when things go pear-shaped.

    Amusing pic though.

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  27. Lance (2,654 comments) says:

    Almost as funny as sending fake eviction notices.

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  28. Paulus (2,626 comments) says:

    tvb

    Call for an enquiry, and beat the Greenpeace to it.

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  29. Fost (102 comments) says:

    @YesWeDid (sorry busy day yesterday so only getting a chance to reply now):

    Quote 1: On drug testing for the unemployed
    I’m pretty sure National’s policy development process now consists of flashing ideas like this on a projector in front of a focus group of talk-back radio fans, and measuring how much drool and semen collects in a trough running beneath the chairs.

    Quote 2: On a 4 year old policy that saw the first car crushed:
    There’s their real, substantive agenda – asset sales, increased exploitation of the environment, slashing the public service (sacking teachers, gutting ACC) etc – most of which is unpopular with the majority of voters. So to distract the electorate they have their gimmick based agenda:

    Quote 3: Just an anti-National rant:
    National’s third term will just consist of Key, Paula Bennett and Judith Collins standing at the podium in the Beehive media room announcing ‘plans’ to get tough on criminals and/or beneficiaries and/or teenagers, in rotating eight hour shifts, twenty-four hours a day for three years.

    And that is from the last 3 political posts before the one with the wheel above, and I could go on – all the posts are vitriolic polemics – coming across as accusing National of ‘being evil’ each time. He seems to see conspiracy where there are just the different parts of the business of government – not all policies are anything other than minor activity around the edges, but he seems to think that this, on a slow news day, is all part of a master plan to … (exactly what he thinks the National Government is trying to achieve is beyond me, but I can but imagine he is dreading some sort of extremeist anarchist-capitalist dystopia).

    But I see this as typical of the mine is the only right way that is so common on those that identify as ‘left’ on the political spectrum – they even argue among themselves on who has the ‘only one right way’ as if there is only one. Typically this is also associated with bipolar morals – the thinking seams to be 1) I care for the poor [or other group] 2) I am ‘left’ politically 3) and the left policy is [insert policy], -> so the right, who do not think like me, because they propose a different solution, must therefore A) the policy is wrong automatically, B) they must not care for the poor [other group], C) they are selfish, morally bankrupt, evil…

    There is no acceptance of multiple solutions to a problem, which I find hard to understand how they can see life that way, one any problem becomes more complex than math/physics there are always more than one solution – even in chemistry, a science I am familiar with, that is one step awy from physics, there are any number of different ways of making any specific chemical. 1 problem, multiple solutions.

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