Saw that Manolo. The thing that jumped at me the most was Hipkins – “”Perhaps when he returns from his holiday in Hawaii [Prime Minister] John Key…”
WTF is it with labour that they HAVE to play the jealousy card every single time? Why the hell can we not, as a nation, celebrate success without fear of left politicians using that success to sell their story?
Get over yourself Hipkins you small minded twat. Is it any wonder why those of us who pay tax dont like the nasty party?
Funny I never noticed a Nat politican make the same crack about Helen Clark and her overseas holidays. Then again maybe it is the venue John Key picks that is the problem.
If this is the level of political discourse we can expect from Labour this year then they should be consigned to the opposition benches for the next term, sadly I do not think this will happen this year.
Nice to see that Sir Paul Holmes will have his investiture sooner rather than later; kia kaha Sir Paul, and a good decision from an excellent, compassionate Governor General in Sir Jerry Mateparae. Sir Paul’s prognosis does not sound good.
Purely idle curiosity but it would be interesting to compile a list of 120 detailing who went where for the recess and who paid the fares. It is a certainty that a number of Labour MPs, a probability that a sprinkling of NZ First and Green Party MPs and likely that the odd Maori Party MP went offshore.
Maybe its hipkins trying to re-engage with their working class roots, you know, hamnutjob stylee, “oh, look at the evil tory, all jet planes and foreign country laaik” – all he needs is a cloth cap and a forelock to tug.
Given how out of touch they are with any part of the voting public – other than those born and raised voting red – maybe its something we can expect to see more of. Part of me hopes so. It reeks of desperate.
So, hipkins, what do you suggest. We all take our holidays in labour party approved work camps? Could we thusly avoid your spite?
The New Zealand Drug Foundation said the figures were alarming and showed the court-focused treatment of minor offenders was not working.
But Justice Minister Judith Collins said all drug offending – no matter how minor – should be dealt with through the criminal justice system.
Except it isn’t of course. The Police are able to issue a formal caution and if you’re white chances are you won’t come to their notice in the first instance. In reality this is a law that applies to some but not others. How many times do you hear a politician admit prior use whilst continuing to support criminal convictions for other people?
I see that Labour are calling for an enquiry into how a man evaded staff at Sky Tower.
Why can’t they leave calling for enquiries to the Greenpeace Party – trying to outmedia them.
I hear from Australia relative to the devastating and continuing bushfires that the Green Party are coming under heavy pressure as a responsible party, as they have put into effect legislation whereby people are not allowed to clear scrub around their properties, as this would destroy the ecosystem.
But the media will not take it up as they are also enamoured by Greenpeace.
Legal action might as it is being considered already.
I actually wondered what state Paul’s health was in when I read he had got the knighthood.
At the time it felt to me like they’d given it to him now before….
It felt like when Good Morning organized that Birthday show/special for Howard Morrison before he died and before we knew he was sick.
80 per cent of Americans think global warming is serious problem for U.S.
A recent poll found 4 out of every 5 Americans said climate change will be a serious problem for the United States if nothing is done about it
That’s up from 73 per cent when the same question was asked in 2009
Even most people who say they don’t trust scientists on the environment say temperatures are rising
More than half of Americans say the U.S. government should do a great deal or quite a bit about the problem
The Novopay shambles goes on and on and on. And it is not getting any better, in fact it seems to be getting worse.
Chris Hipkins is quite right right to point all this out. It is exactly what the opposition should be doing.
Interesting that the posters here choose to ignore the issue but instead attack the messenger.
The irony seems to totally ecape them that what they criticise Hipkins for they are doing exactly the same thing themselves. Even going as far to call Labour party the “nasty party” (which is fine if that is what they believe) except that they then follow it up with ongoing posts of abuse towards Hipkins.
Meanwhile, the Novopay shambles continues on into 2013 and Hekia is still nowhere to be seen.
WHERE THE HECK IS HEKIA??!!
Manolo, his first wife was somewhat older and once she died anyone still a virgin was a bit younger than he was.
And the taking of brides is sometimes a matter of alliance building – such as when Richard 11 married a 6 year old French princess. Not a great example of successful alliance building though, because the widower King had no heirs, nor was likely to have any for years. He got deposed and killed by the Lancastrian, who married his own son to the French princess’ younger sister.
Our own age for marriage was rather low back in the 1920′s.
God help any Dept. that gets the zealot Smith as its Minister. Everyone so far has turned into a disaster. Time he was sent to Bangladesh for a long sojourn.
Green socialist. Certainly not a freedom fighter.
anyway its time he quit being in the big trough. He’s had his disasters and he should do the decent thing. Fuck off a let us pay his pension for the next 40 years.
National need some knew people up front. Smith ain’t one.
Parata has made some stuff ups. Remember she takes advice from the Ministry and then fires the bullets. Considering you are dealing with teachers I’d reckon they made bullets for her. Pity they now have someone else at the top that may not allow that shit.
Better still get rid of the whole ministry. It just fucks up education without taking any responsibility for what it does.
bc @ 1:31 – I’ve read patiently through your four partisan pro-Labour contributions today, but the following from you is just too much to ignore:
“Chris Hipkins is quite right right to point all this out. It is exactly what the opposition should be doing.
Interesting that the posters here choose to ignore the issue but instead attack the messenger.”
That is just plain wrong. Nobody here has put up any spirited defence of Parata / Foss’s performance over the hopeless Novopay debarcle. Indeed, your own comments on the subject have received a measure of support. But a number of posters on this thread have also questioned Chris Hipkins’ little side quip about Key’s absence on holiday. To do that is not to “attack the messenger”, as you have claimed a couple of times. Instead, it is a rebuff to Hipkins’ snide personal comment about the PM, in which Hipkins no doubt alludes (with customary levels of socialist envy) to the PM’s holiday pad in Hawaii. I expect that Hipkins’ purpose is to invite the public to view the PM as an irresponsible “rich prick” for holidaying with his family in his and their own property.
In other words, it’s a bit of guttter politics on the side by Hipkins, to which readers have reacted. That’s not attacking the messenger. You too should be prepared to question Hipkins on that insidious kind of comment.
An unemployed guy walks onto a building site in the hope of getting work.
The foreman says,”it must be your lucky day today. Old Billy the crane operator is retiring on Friday, you can have his job. Just climb the 300 foot ladder, bang on the side widow and tell Billy I’ve sent you up to be trained.”
The unemployed guy climbs the 300 foot ladder, bangs on the side window and explains to old Billy what the foreman had told him.
Old Billy gestures to the unemployed guy to squeeze into his cab next to him and then shows him that after he gets the crane started, he has 3 levers in front of him. “Pull this one on the left,” says old Billy, “and it moves the crane to the left, push it back and it centralizes it.” Likewise,” says old Billy, “with the lever on the right hand side.”
“The lever in the middle, operates your boom and jib, depending on where you need to put your load down,” says old Billy.
“O.K got that,” says the unemployed guy, “but what happens when you need to take a piss?”
Old Billy says, “I’m just about ready to show you that as I do need a piss. All you do is carefully walk out on the arm of the crane and piss over the side, by the time it hits the ground it’s evaporated. Just sit there and don’t touch anything,”says old Billy.
So old Billy eases out onto the arm of the crane when the unemployed guy accidentally moves one of the levers and old Billy falls off the crane.
At the coroners inquest the coroner asks,”can anybody shed any light on the unfortunate death of old Billy?”
One of the chippies stands up and says, “I think old Billy was a sex maniac. I was framing up on the second storey when I looked over the side and saw 3 gorgeous blondes walking through the site, and as I looked up I saw old Billy coming down, cock in his hand yelling FUCK!”
Narsekissa makes a lot of jokes about Christians. Here’s a few about Narsekissa:
Early in his career, Narsekissa worked in a warehouse to help make ends meet. The warehouse was owned by a chinese man. The owner called the upper floor “above” and the lower floor “below”. With his strong work ethic Narsekissa soon made foreman in charge of assigning jobs. Reflecting in his later years he said he didn’t hand out many above jobs, but he sure liked giving below jobs.
The fires and warnings follow days of searing heat. In a statement, Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology revealed that for each of the first six days of 2013, the “national area-average” temperature had been in the top 20 hottest days on record.
It was also the first time that average national top temperatures over 39C had been recorded on five consecutive days, the bureau said Prime Minister Julia Gillard said residents had to stay alert.”The word catastrophic is being used for good reason,” she said. “So it is very important that people keep themselves safe, that they listen to local authorities and local warnings.
“This is a very dangerous day.”
And before some one takes offense at me laughing at the misfortune of a few
We are talking about messing with the climate of this rock
if we get it wrong there is nowhere else to go
Climate denial is playing with our future for ideological or financial reasons the only thing that the proponent of such rubbish deserve is laughter for they are extremely stupid sheep by anyone’s measure.
The National Academy of Science
Science has made enormous inroads in understanding climate change and its causes, and is beginning to help develop a strong understanding of current and potential impacts that will affect people today and in coming decades. This understanding is crucial because it allows decision makers to place climate change in the context of other large challenges facing the nation and the world. There are still some uncertainties, and there always will be in understanding a complex system like Earth’s climate. Nevertheless, there is a strong, credible body of evidence, based on multiple lines of research, documenting that climate is changing and that these changes are in large part caused by human activities. While much remains to be learned, the core phenomenon, scientific questions, and hypotheses have been examined thoroughly and have stood firm in the face of serious scientific debate and careful evaluation of alternative explanations.