Watch the train hit the building at high speed!

July 9th, 2013 at 1:39 pm by David Farrar

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37 Responses to “Watch the train hit the building at high speed!”

  1. Colville (2,261 comments) says:

    Captian Mumblefuck leading the troops to victory!

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  2. Manolo (13,575 comments) says:

    The stuttering, hesitant, inarticulate and unconvincing poor guy is out of his depth.
    Some have mercy and ask Captain Mumblefuck to resign.

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  3. bhudson (4,738 comments) says:

    DS: “The fact is we’re a democratic party and we don’t just walk in and shut things down.”

    Reporter: “But that’s exactly what you’ve just done”

    @ 7:40ish

    That is the segment that should air on the news

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  4. Shunda barunda (2,977 comments) says:

    Seriously, the person using the DSLR? turn your focus confirmation beep off!!

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  5. Shunda barunda (2,977 comments) says:

    “High quality women” David, Daaavid, DAAAVVVIID!!, come on mate! :)

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  6. KiwiGreg (3,245 comments) says:

    oh so that’s David Shearer

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  7. labrator (1,847 comments) says:

    Man alive. I don’t know what he did in his last job/s but it’s obvious he was never put under any pressure or challenged strongly by anyone. Makes me think all the meetings at the UN must be big hug fest’s.

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  8. Andrei (2,569 comments) says:

    “We should have a Parliament that reflects New Zealand society”

    Parliament looks nothing like New Zealand society thank goodness. If New Zealand society looked like that bunch of parasites, most of whom have done nothing real in their useless troughing lives (particularly true of Labour MPs) – we’d all be starving

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  9. In Vino Veritas (138 comments) says:

    Quite possibly one of the worst interviews given by a political party leader in NZ for the last 40 years. In fact, its absolutely laughable. Shearer has been set up by Roberston (who was at the original meeting) and hung out to dry.
    Shearer also needs to figure that most people don’t actually think that power prices are a major issue. I’m surprised that he didnt mention the exchange rate crisis as well. That’d probably be because its corrected itself by dint of the USA economic numbers getting slightly better, as predicted by most people with half a brain.

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  10. Redbaiter (8,530 comments) says:

    “Parliament looks nothing like New Zealand society thank goodness.”

    And neither does that collection of other parasites, the so called journalists surrounding Shearer.

    Whereas I have little sympathy for Shearer, I just cannot agree that the citizens interests are addressed by having him account for his ideas and actions by reporting to that clusterfuck of ignorant progressive cretins. Who are they to be asking questions on behalf of the public? Where is their mandate to represent the public? I do not like journalists, I like their politics even less, and I think they are mostly liars and charlatans.

    I am not comfortable that these losers assume that they have the standing to question our senior politicians. I do not think most journalists are sufficiently qualified and I do not agree that they represent the public. In most surveys that I have seen, journalists are always far more liberal than the man in the street. How therefore can they ask the questions the man in the street would ask?

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  11. Prince (105 comments) says:

    This weeks focus is on Sky City legislation, Solid Energy funding, and Electricity prices. … Let me repeat, our focus is, umm, Power prices, jobs, and umm, affordable houses…
    Huh ?
    We must keep this guy as Labour leader at all cost. Give him a couple of wins.

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  12. Keeping Stock (10,298 comments) says:

    He doesn’t do too badly for the first 90 seconds or so, whilst he is simply parroting the party line. But once the questions start, Shearer is once again out of his depth, and the slogans etc simply don’t cut it. All the media training in the world isn’t going to sort this weakness out.

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  13. BeaB (2,118 comments) says:

    Talk about digging a hole – and keeping on digging even when the water is up to your ears. What a ninny.
    It’s hard even to say he’s a nice guy (damning with faint praise) when he is such a dope.

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  14. Auberon (873 comments) says:

    Yeah Prince, wasn’t that classic – he comes out all charged up with his three focus issues and within five minutes he’s forgotten what two of them are and says “we want to focus on affordable housing.” Hey Labour, please let him take you to the next election. PLEASE!!!

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  15. Alan Johnstone (1,087 comments) says:

    If he was a dog, you’d take him round the back and shoot him and call it a mercy.

    For a couple of years I thought people were being harsh on him, and he could possibly grow into the job. The anti-politics background was an interesting thing.

    I realise I was wrong, he’s beyond redemption and needs to go, he’s not going to come good, what we see now is all that’s there.

    The Labour party needs to swallow it’s pride and get in Cunners, at least them we’ll have a meaningful competition and debate next year. What we have now is a farce.

    I note in Australia the ALP has reached parity in the polls after taking similar action.

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  16. Alan Johnstone (1,087 comments) says:

    Who’s the lady behind him with the black top and the red thing round her neck ?

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  17. Black with a Vengeance (1,832 comments) says:

    ^^^oh that’s Melisandre, the Red Witch, guiding the Lord of Light and willing him not to spontaneously combust…

    err yeah…good luck with that!

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  18. Alan Johnstone (1,087 comments) says:

    Shearer isn’t Azor Ahai;

    This is known

    /EndGameOfThronesReferences.

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  19. Black with a Vengeance (1,832 comments) says:

    What…he doesn’t remind you of Stannis Baratheon ?

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  20. bhudson (4,738 comments) says:

    @Alan,

    Assuming your question was genuine, that person looks very much like Andrea Vance.

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  21. chuk (40 comments) says:

    Now they’ve got a man ban ban but I hope they do a U turn and ban the man ban ban. That will be much more fun.

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  22. tristanb (1,127 comments) says:

    Related video:

    Sounds most like Shearer at 1:00

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  23. hj (6,918 comments) says:

    National have sorted themselves out: the Houston Chamber of Commerce is the role model.

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  24. hj (6,918 comments) says:

    Shearer needs to say that working people don’t want a lot of hairy legged women running the show. He ought to turn it around and say “well let’s have a show of hands here; what do you people think. Should Labour have 50% women candidates?” [pause] numerous hands rise….

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  25. nickb (3,686 comments) says:

    I listened to a debate between Sue Moroney and David Bennett in the leadup to the 2008 election.

    If quotas mean more of narcissistic ignorant political dropkicks like her then god help the Labour Party (and us).

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  26. David Garrett (7,110 comments) says:

    God, I feel for the guy…as perhaps the only commenter here (I may be wrong; some poli may be here hiding behind a pseud) who knows what it is like to be in these bastards’ sights…every single word analysed to death; every phrase dissected for weakness or inconsistency…the poor man just doesn’t have it…it is literally like watching an old bear, with one eye taken out, being baited for the amusement of the crowd…FFS Shearer…pack it in, and regain some fucking autonomy over your own life…

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  27. davidp (3,580 comments) says:

    My question is… Does Labour already select candidates on merit? If they currently do, then why are they going to drop this practice and start selecting less qualified candidates on the basis of gender? If they currently don’t, then why are Labour a bunch of sexist pigs who need the party leader and president to force them to start treating women fairly?

    Someone needs to identify those people in the Labour Party who aren’t giving women a fair go. Name them. Shame them. And if they’re MPs, sack them.

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  28. big bruv (13,718 comments) says:

    Who else noticed that the shadow of the evil bitch Clark still hangs over that fucked up political party?

    Shearer is too bloody scared to say “I don’t care what Helen Clark thinks about anything, I am the leader”.

    The man is a joke, long may he lead the Labour party.

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  29. Pete George (23,476 comments) says:

    @davidp: “My question is… Does Labour already select candidates on merit?”

    Not going by that interview, it’s hard to see anyone selecting Shearer on merit. If he was female we could say he was a token quota filler. But he’s not.

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  30. Warren Murray (307 comments) says:

    Wow.

    I watched it all. Sooo painful, yet I did it.

    Interesting that despite ordering a halt to consideration of the man ban as a party conference remit, he is proud the party is implementing it anyway. So rather than have a democratic process to check whether the party supports positive discrimination, they will cancel that process but implement its application. Full steam ahead to irrelevancy. Loved the irony when he argued the issue was dropped because it wasn’t relevant to most peoples lives, but seems to believe the problem was their process, not their selection criteria.

    He made Labour’s position on the GCSB legislation very clear – lol!

    Does he honestly think he can be PM?

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  31. tristanb (1,127 comments) says:

    DG:

    FFS Shearer…pack it in, and regain some fucking autonomy over your own life…

    That’s what I don’t understand. What’s in it for Shearer? Why does he just take it? He’s obviously not a very good politician. Doesn’t he feel the strain of appearing like such a spineless idiot all the time? If he doesn’t agree with something he needs to spit it out, rather than trying to please all sides, but he doesn’t. He’s a man not in control of himself.

    He could have come back to NZ from his highly paid job of photocopying/emailing in a secure Afghanistan office. Then won the easy seat of Mount Albert and retired with his ever increasing hidden stash in the US, the money he gets paid by the UN, and his NZ MP salary and perks. His life would have been sweet.

    Now he will be forever remembered as a fuck up.

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  32. Keeping Stock (10,298 comments) says:

    @tristanb – I suspect that Shearer would find negotiating with Somali war-lords on a daily basis a damned sight easier than trying to manage the misfits, ego-maniacs, power-trippers and time-servers who comprise Labour’s caucus; not to mention the gaggle and the self-servers :D

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  33. KevinH (1,217 comments) says:

    This fiasco that Shearer has become embroiled in looks suspiciously like a set up from within the Labour Party. It is like watching somebody dying from a thousand cuts and is evidence that the factions within the Labour Party are at war with each other.
    Shearer is struggling to face them down, he is a man alone. To preserve his dignity and self esteem Shearer should go now before it gets really nasty. Let’s see who is hiding in the shadows.

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  34. Pete George (23,476 comments) says:

    Duncan Garner ‏@Garner_Live

    Good source. Coup on in Labour. Letter of no confidence being circulated. It’s over for Shearer. Watch for his resignation.

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  35. OneTrack (3,020 comments) says:

    Herald – “However, he said the party still hoped to move toward ensuring at least 45 per cent of its caucus was female after 2014, and 50 per cent after 2017.”

    Surely this means the man ban is actually still on. They just want to get it out of the news.

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  36. Nostalgia-NZ (5,119 comments) says:

    Shearer doesn’t apparently think on his feet, repeating the argument over and over again about the public wanting particular issues dealt with was a poor effort. Particularly when he had the opportunity to point out that Labour has been the only party to have a woman Prime Minister over successive, full terms. Getting to the point of a particular matter is not necessarily only an exercise of intellect or reasoning, but also one of ‘on the feet’ instinct.

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  37. Honeybadger (204 comments) says:

    Nostalgia, I dont think David Shearer thinks at all, not really, he seems to have ‘tunnel vision’ in his thought process, but if asked anything which deviates slightly from his thoughts, he appears totally thrown. I feel pity for the man, but he needs to go, before he is totally thrown to the wolves, he is no politician at all.

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