Saddest press release ever

March 27th, 2014 at 2:00 pm by David Farrar

Maryan Street has done a release stating:

The absence of New Zealand from a world map that formed the backdrop for a leaders’ photocall at The Hague Nuclear Security Summit pretty much nails John Key’s contribution to disarmament, ’s Disarmament spokesperson Maryan Street says.

Some Italian graphic designer didn’t include NZ in a pixellated map of the world at the summit, and Labour thinks this is basically the fault of John Key!

Do they really think this wins them votes?

Tags:

76 Responses to “Saddest press release ever”

  1. lilman (958 comments) says:

    Please someone tell me what is her claim to fame?

    Popular. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 23 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  2. mikenmild (11,247 comments) says:

    At least she didn’t call it the ‘Anti-Nuclear Summit’!

    Vote: Thumb up 10 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  3. Keeping Stock (10,337 comments) says:

    No-one does “bitter and twisted leftie” quite like Maryan Street. She really does come across as especially humourless, even by Labour Party standards.

    Popular. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 40 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  4. jp_1983 (212 comments) says:

    Well according to the Left John Key ‘eats babies’ so I wouldn’t expect anything different from that lot.

    Vote: Thumb up 18 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  5. flipper (4,051 comments) says:

    Responses to “Saddest press release ever”
    lilman (649 comments) says:

    March 27th, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Please someone tell me what is her claim to fame?

    ***********
    Actually a former university “cracademic” and former Labour President, “married” to a lesbian Radio New Zealand (red radio) news presenter , and living in Nelson. Period. Moreover, it is said, but not yet substantiated, that she users her MP’s spousal travel benefit to enable her wife/husband to travel to and from Wellington.

    Oh dear…

    Popular. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 30 Thumb down 2 You need to be logged in to vote
  6. smttc (752 comments) says:

    @jp And John Key hates the poor.

    Vote: Thumb up 7 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  7. GoldTeam (5 comments) says:

    I THINK she’s just saying that New Zealands absensce from the map is comparable to Key’s influence on disarmament – i.e. he doesn’t have any (her opinion)- but not blaming Key for the map. Unless she’s implying if he had more influence we would have been included on the map, and it’s his fault he has no influence. That seems a little convoluted though.

    Hot debate. What do you think? Thumb up 2 Thumb down 28 You need to be logged in to vote
  8. gravedodger (1,566 comments) says:

    For a Prime Minister every lefty hates for no other reason than he stands between them and the crown cars , he seems to do pretty well gaining contact with those who really matter in the world.
    Crikey P Goof made his high point with a terrorist with no freakin country not even one that was omitted.

    Popular. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 20 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  9. doggone7 (801 comments) says:

    Hidden due to low comment rating. Click here to see.

    Unpopular. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 2 Thumb down 39 You need to be logged in to vote
  10. griffith (1,111 comments) says:

    Kick in the teeth for the worlds nuclear free centerpiece ?

    or italian ignorance?

    \ shrugs shoulders .

    Vote: Thumb up 2 Thumb down 1 You need to be logged in to vote
  11. georgebolwing (845 comments) says:

    Oh for fuck sake.

    If you look at the actual leaders’ photo, you can’t even see where New Zealnd would have been, since the leaders, unsurprisingly, are standing in front of the map, it being a “backdrop” afterall. (John Key, invisable man of diplomacy, can be seen the second row, right, standing next to the German Chancellor.)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/102232632@N04/13402397463/.

    Vote: Thumb up 13 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  12. Huevon (222 comments) says:

    Lefties have a fundamental belief that people on the right are bad and evil. I used to hear it expressed all the time when I was young and stupid and an active member of the Labour party. So it’s totally plausible for Maryan Street to honestly believe what she said.

    Popular. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 26 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  13. iMP (2,384 comments) says:

    It was a heavily stylised simplified graphic! Lots of countries were missing. The Risk board game omits NZ too. Maybe NZ was euthanized, Maryan?

    Vote: Thumb up 15 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  14. tvb (4,418 comments) says:

    In the second row next to the German Chancellor is not a bad place to be. Is this all Maryanne Street could come up with. She has been a do nothing MP

    Popular. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 31 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  15. mikenmild (11,247 comments) says:

    What was John Key’s contribution to nuclear security at the summit? Seems to me he spent all his time talking about trade deals.

    Hot debate. What do you think? Thumb up 1 Thumb down 25 You need to be logged in to vote
  16. Manolo (13,747 comments) says:

    It goes to show the Rainbow Branch of the Labour Party still calls the shots, with the emasculated Silent T looking even weaker.

    Popular. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 30 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  17. davidp (3,581 comments) says:

    John Key has forged unprecedented personal contacts with major world leaders such as Obama, Cameron, Xi, and the Queen. As a result, NZ is being invited to forums such as the Nuclear Security Summit and the G20 where places are usually reserved for the leaders of much bigger countries. Key is possibly NZ’s most successful diplomat of all time, and a large part of the reason is because of his agreeable personality. People like Key for the same reason they like actress Jennifer Lawrence.

    So Key is out there engaging with the big boys. While Labour are reduced to trying to score points on the basis of the incompetence of foreign graphics designers. And the best “engagement” they can hope for is that Dotcom might summon them to his mansion and offer them a new iMac. It is sad really. Labour need to find some dignity, because at the moment they’re about as dignified as homeless people looking through public rubbish bins for cigarette butts.

    Popular. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 46 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  18. radvad (765 comments) says:

    “She has been a do nothing MP”

    That is the kind of MP I like.

    Vote: Thumb up 12 Thumb down 1 You need to be logged in to vote
  19. dime (9,972 comments) says:

    lol labour really are a bunch of miserable pricks

    Popular. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 26 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  20. Komata (1,191 comments) says:

    What??? Some poor little anonymous sign writer 20,000 km away from NZ working probably days (weeks ?) before the meeting, left New Zealand off his map AND ITS ALL JOHN KEY’S FAULT??????

    Please, tell me that this woman isn’t serious? She simply CANNOT be so obtuse and full of hate to try to pin that on the PM??

    But, evidently she is – very, very sad, both for her and the ‘party’ she supposedly represents.

    Sad, so sad, roll on September 20 when she can be put out of her misery.

    Popular. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 30 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  21. Reid (16,442 comments) says:

    I THINK she’s just saying that New Zealands absensce from the map is comparable to Key’s influence on disarmament

    Yeah but d’oh, Liarbore has NEVER had ANY influence on disarmament, either.

    Seriously.

    You cannot point to a single nuke that has EVER disappeared as a result of the anti US nuke policy. Not a single one. ALL of them disappeared as a result of negotiations conducted far, far away from ANY diplomatic fallout that arose from that policy, which was in fact, destabilising at the time. The only REAL thing that happened was that NZ’s own defence costs shot through the roof and we lost access to very significant diplomatic and trade channels for the next twenty years.

    Sure, some uninformed tummy-think morons amongst the public including some journalists THINK it made a difference but in the real politik actual world where facts happen, it didn’t, and just because disingenuous self-serving lying politicians CLAIM it did does NOT make it so.

    Vote: Thumb up 13 Thumb down 1 You need to be logged in to vote
  22. dirty harry (483 comments) says:

    “What was John Key’s contribution to nuclear security at the summit? Seems to me he spent all his time talking about trade deals.”

    ..and what an outstanding job he has done. Rubbing shoulders and palms with the worlds movers and shakers , an outstanding politician and Prime Minister who will go down in history as one of our best. You deserve a knighthood JK.

    Popular. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 22 Thumb down 1 You need to be logged in to vote
  23. Elaycee (4,392 comments) says:

    Sheesh, Maryan… Is that your best shot?

    Labour: Plunging further into the political abyss since 2008. :D

    Popular. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 22 Thumb down 1 You need to be logged in to vote
  24. Kimbo (934 comments) says:

    “Do they really think this wins them votes?”

    Well, about as many as querying John Key’s stance on a long-since done-and-dusted political issue from the same era, the 1981 Springbok tour

    Vote: Thumb up 14 Thumb down 1 You need to be logged in to vote
  25. jp_1983 (212 comments) says:

    Labour: Plunging further into the political abyss since 1916

    Fixed that for you @Elaycee

    Vote: Thumb up 15 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  26. tom1980 (44 comments) says:

    Ah well, at least she’s not engaging in the crass antisemitism that an increasing number of lefties seem to be embracing.

    Vote: Thumb up 11 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  27. mikenmild (11,247 comments) says:

    Examples tom?

    Vote: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 7 You need to be logged in to vote
  28. GoldTeam (5 comments) says:

    @ Reid

    I was just clarifying what she was saying, not agreeing with her. If you attack someone for something they never said then you’re really just arguing with yourself.

    Don’t disagree with you regarding the anti-nuke policy.

    Vote: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  29. James Stephenson (2,173 comments) says:

    Seems to me he spent all his time talking about trade deals.

    Sounds like an excellent way to improve global security to me.

    Vote: Thumb up 16 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  30. tom1980 (44 comments) says:

    @milkenmild: https://twitter.com/MatthewHootonNZ/status/448942573847973888

    Vote: Thumb up 8 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  31. mikenmild (11,247 comments) says:

    A comment on The Standard? Seriously?

    Vote: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 9 You need to be logged in to vote
  32. Judith (8,534 comments) says:

    Yeah, and if it was back 10 years or so, it would have been Helen’s fault and the smurfs would have been leading the charge.

    Nothing changes – same old just a different colour emblem.

    Vote: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 14 You need to be logged in to vote
  33. doggone7 (801 comments) says:

    Komata; “Some poor little anonymous sign writer 20,000 km away from NZ working probably days (weeks ?) before the meeting, left New Zealand off his map AND ITS ALL JOHN KEY’S FAULT??????”

    Some poor little anonymous sign writer left New Zealand off the map and David Farrar suggested that Labour thinks this is “basically the fault of John Key!” So people like you use those words.

    Where did Maryan Street say it was Key’s fault? That’s what you were sucked into saying. Plunging into a political abyss? Hell we’re in literacy and stupidity depths a lot more immeasurable, than any political abyss.

    Vote: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 15 You need to be logged in to vote
  34. slijmbal (1,236 comments) says:

    On a similar vein there was a remark on TV (1 I think) news about Key and trade deals along the lines of “cannot be that important as they misspelt New Zealand as New Zeeland”. Of course, the real reason is that NZ is named after Zeeland in Holland and it was in Holland and NZ is spelt Nieuw Zeeland in Dutch. So some Dutch guy made a reasonably understandable mistake.

    Vote: Thumb up 15 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  35. Rich Prick (1,700 comments) says:

    Good Lord, the Left have been utterly miserable of late. Must be an election year, the triennial reminder of their abject failure.

    Vote: Thumb up 14 Thumb down 1 You need to be logged in to vote
  36. RightNow (6,994 comments) says:

    Yes, they really do think this wins them votes. Votes back from the swing voters who switched to the Greens.

    Vote: Thumb up 9 Thumb down 1 You need to be logged in to vote
  37. Bad__Cat (140 comments) says:

    The fact that Labour has a Disarmament spokesperson is enough to stop me voting for them. My parents and older sisters were liberated from Japanese concentration camps by the Americans. While Labour’s conscientious objectors stayed at home.

    Vote: Thumb up 14 Thumb down 1 You need to be logged in to vote
  38. mikenmild (11,247 comments) says:

    You’ll be upset then to hear that National had a Minister for Disarmament and Arms Control, although I don’t think it’s a portfolio any more.

    Vote: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 5 You need to be logged in to vote
  39. Sir Cullen's Sidekick (888 comments) says:

    Folks – She is a one way street. One way to hell.

    Vote: Thumb up 9 Thumb down 1 You need to be logged in to vote
  40. lilman (958 comments) says:

    So she has never worked,just comments on others working.
    What a waste of sperm.

    Vote: Thumb up 5 Thumb down 1 You need to be logged in to vote
  41. RightNow (6,994 comments) says:

    Ah, the fictional press release of a Labour MP hosted on the not so independent Scoop website.

    Key urges action on nuclear disarmament
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/9215842/Key-urges-action-on-nuclear-disarmament

    Key critical of slow pace of nuclear disarmament
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11130858

    ‘PM says uranium sector, defence strategy also factors in reluctance to back NZ on disarmament.
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11217351

    Vote: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 1 You need to be logged in to vote
  42. Martin Gibson (246 comments) says:

    All that lesbian bed death; it’s no wonder all those affirmatively-actioned Labour wimmin are so bitter at the world. It’s not OUR fault ladies!

    Vote: Thumb up 3 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  43. RightNow (6,994 comments) says:

    Mr Key attended the first Nuclear Security Summit in Washington DC in 2010 at the invitation of Mr Obama.

    Imagine how galling that must be for the luvvies. It makes me feel all warm and happy just thinking how the bile must be building up.

    Vote: Thumb up 8 Thumb down 2 You need to be logged in to vote
  44. noskire (842 comments) says:

    iMP (2,106 comments) says:
    March 27th, 2014 at 2:31 pm
    It was a heavily stylised simplified graphic! Lots of countries were missing. The Risk board game omits NZ too. Maybe NZ was euthanized, Maryan?

    Must be a really old version imp, NZ is on my versions of Risk (PC and classic).

    Vote: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  45. tvb (4,418 comments) says:

    I suppose Street is trying to score a headline about NZs omission from the map instead of the great honour Key has got in being invited to this summit.

    Vote: Thumb up 10 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  46. prosper (164 comments) says:

    Go Key go. The greatest leader NZ has had. Another couple of terms would be great.

    Vote: Thumb up 8 Thumb down 2 You need to be logged in to vote
  47. Steve (North Shore) (4,560 comments) says:

    Wonder if Maryan has her girlfreind over there with her; sucking on the public tit?

    Vote: Thumb up 6 Thumb down 2 You need to be logged in to vote
  48. Rich Prick (1,700 comments) says:

    Steve, justifiably embittered hard-on-the-eye lesbians are the worst kind. They are invariably socialists too, wanting to share their misery in equal measure.

    Vote: Thumb up 11 Thumb down 3 You need to be logged in to vote
  49. Steve (North Shore) (4,560 comments) says:

    Couldn’t have said it better myself, Mr Prick

    Vote: Thumb up 8 Thumb down 2 You need to be logged in to vote
  50. Rich Prick (1,700 comments) says:

    Yay, a down-vote from a presumably unpleasant labour-voting lesbian. I’ve come over all warm and tingly.

    Vote: Thumb up 9 Thumb down 2 You need to be logged in to vote
  51. Steve (North Shore) (4,560 comments) says:

    Downvote is just the regular ‘wrecker and hater’
    Mostly ‘minus’ stalks Johnboy.
    Watch this space

    Vote: Thumb up 5 Thumb down 1 You need to be logged in to vote
  52. RightNow (6,994 comments) says:

    @Rich Prick, there’s been no evidence so far that Shrewdith is a lesbian, but I think the rest is a given.

    Vote: Thumb up 3 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  53. OneTrack (3,089 comments) says:

    The absence of New Zealand from a world map that formed the backdrop for a leaders’ photocall at The Hague Nuclear Security Summit pretty much nails the worlds view of New Zealands contribution to disarmament,.. fify.

    I thought we were leaders, with our anti nuclear policy the envy of other nations all around the world. And at a nuclear summit, they don’t even know who we are. They seem to know who John Key is though. :-)

    Vote: Thumb up 8 Thumb down 1 You need to be logged in to vote
  54. adze (2,126 comments) says:

    Street’s sexuality shouldn’t really come into it. She’s still a miserable bore though.

    Vote: Thumb up 6 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  55. wikiriwhis business (3,996 comments) says:

    Nothing is a mistake or coincidence. Especially in the internet age.

    The disappearance of NZ on a world map sounds very prophetic and must be in line with the globalist agenda.

    Privatisation is corporatist (which vested interests on here would deny) and NZ is slowly being turned into a corparation which has already happened in the US where corporaes now own 51% 0f the US. This is the future of NZ until the corporates profits wean off. Especially the Chinese corporates which NZ owes the most.

    Vote: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 4 You need to be logged in to vote
  56. wikiriwhis business (3,996 comments) says:

    “Go Key go. The greatest leader NZ has had. Another couple of terms would be great.”

    Key don’t want another 1 term let alone two. TPP signed, he’s gone.

    Vote: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 6 You need to be logged in to vote
  57. slightlyrighty (2,475 comments) says:

    I would have thought that Nuclear Powers not knowing where NZ was would be a good thing!

    Vote: Thumb up 7 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  58. itstricky (1,830 comments) says:

    Ever heard of a ‘metaphor’ or an ‘anology’?

    It is clear this press release, as crap as it is, is not just about a stupid map.

    Stop stirring s* DPF…. ….snore…. ….snore…. ….snore…. wake me up when National produces some more policies, will you?

    Vote: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 6 You need to be logged in to vote
  59. itstricky (1,830 comments) says:

    @milkenmild: https://twitter.com/MatthewHootonNZ/status/448942573847973888
    Vote: Thumb up 4 Thumb down 0
    mikenmild (8,047 comments) says:
    March 27th, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    A comment on The Standard? Seriously?

    I’m think we should start a most notable comment at Kiwiblog tweet.

    Today’s winner:

    Yay, a down-vote from a presumably unpleasant labour-voting lesbian. I’ve come over all warm and tingly.

    Yep, just as nasty. There will be a winner tomorrow as well, and the next day. And the next. Just like at The Standard…

    Vote: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 4 You need to be logged in to vote
  60. Liberty (267 comments) says:

    The silly bitch eats lemons for breakfast.

    Vote: Thumb up 3 Thumb down 1 You need to be logged in to vote
  61. mikenmild (11,247 comments) says:

    Liberty stakes a late claim for that nasty comment of the day prize.

    Vote: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 4 You need to be logged in to vote
  62. Ben Dover (526 comments) says:

    Not a bad thing hope we are not a target

    when you change the flag your might as well drop off the face of the Earth

    Vote: Thumb up 2 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  63. OneTrack (3,089 comments) says:

    wiki

    “Key don’t want another 1 term let alone two. TPP signed, he’s gone.”

    Is that the wishful thinking coming through again? :-)

    Vote: Thumb up 4 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  64. Hugh Pavletich (217 comments) says:

    Is Ms Street still there ?

    When does the Labour Party intend to rid itself of the Clark / Cullen crowd ?

    Vote: Thumb up 6 Thumb down 1 You need to be logged in to vote
  65. itstricky (1,830 comments) says:

    Liberty stakes a late claim for that nasty comment of the day prize.

    Hmmm, I think the lesbian one was more targeted. You could just smell the hatred on that one. That one’s just a bit more routine. Runner’s up prize for good effort, however.

    Actually I’ve found a couple of other winners for today:

    I’m sick of the crap this blog has started putting out now that it’s an election year. Man owns book. So fucking what.
    I’ll come back here in October when maybe David’s previous high standards will be back in place.

    and another comment referred to by a tweet like Hooton’s:

    Danyl Mclauchlan ‏@danylmc 12h

    ‘I also have an extensive collection of Nazi memorabilia . . .’ Kiwiblog commentators weigh in on latest Dotcom story http://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2014/03/dotcom_and_mein_kampf.html#comments

    Well, right off topic now. Please excuse me, I’m off like Goff.

    Vote: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 3 You need to be logged in to vote
  66. Yoza (1,872 comments) says:

    Some Italian graphic designer didn’t include NZ in a pixellated map of the world at the summit, and Labour thinks this is basically the fault of John Key!

    Why the tone of shrill desperation? Anyone reading the press release can easily see there is no such attempt to blame Key for NZ missing from the map. Obviously Street is implying Key’s contribution to nuclear disarmament is similar to New Zealand’s status on the forum’s map, non-existent.

    Vote: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 5 You need to be logged in to vote
  67. you reap what you sow (35 comments) says:

    That was one of Labours strongest and most hard hitting press releases. Delivered by a skilled and intellectual savvy fighter. NOT.

    Vote: Thumb up 4 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  68. niggly (830 comments) says:

    OMG I just took the 5 seconds it takes to read Sour Street’s press release ….

    1. Lol the muppet seriously thinks that NZ has influence on international nuclear disarmament? She should be forced to recite Reid’s 2.47pm comment 1000 times to get into her thick skull that NZ anti-nuclear policy has not resulted in disarming even one single warhead anywhere (make that 1000000 times because she is too thick to get it).

    2. She gets paid by the taxpayer to think up such a lame press release? Is that the best she could do? Did it interrupt her doing something more important like her knitting or acquiring another crate of Chardonnay for the next meeting of the witches of Labour?

    3. Another old Labour dinosaur reliving their halcyon days of the 1980’s. Shheeshh. Go Labour! Keep going down the path of irrelevancy…

    Vote: Thumb up 5 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  69. Yoza (1,872 comments) says:

    niggly (773 comments) says:
    March 27th, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    OMG I just took the 5 seconds it takes to read Sour Street’s press release ….

    1. Lol the muppet seriously thinks that NZ has influence on international nuclear disarmament?

    Gordon Campbell would agree with you:

    On RNZ this morning, Key repeated this theme of New Zealand being an example to the rest of the world on nuclear issues. Why is this, on balance, something of a fantasy? Well, it is a matter of public record that both the US and New Zealand have either voted against or abstained from international moves to make the Middle East a nuclear free zone – in New Zealand’s case, blaming “poor process’ and a ‘ lack of consultation” and other diplomatic weasel words for our reluctance. The underlying reason is that such moves have been seen as a tactic to highlight the fact that Israel has a large nuclear arsenal, and is not a signatory to the non-proliferation process that Key and Barack Obama have been so keen to promote at the Washington conference this week.
    In other words, New Zealand has been as willing as anyone else to play politics with the issue of nuclear proliferation and disarmament. When I asked Key at a post Cabinet press conference last year whether his government planned to change the Clark government’s policy of not actively supporting a Middle East nuclear free zone, he replied that if this was an attempt to get him to criticize Israel, he wouldn’t. A virtuous example to the rest of the world? In our dreams.

    Vote: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 2 You need to be logged in to vote
  70. RightNow (6,994 comments) says:

    Yoza “Obviously Street is implying Key’s contribution to nuclear disarmament is similar to New Zealand’s status on the forum’s map, non-existent.”

    And yet a simple google search shows that is another leftie lie.

    Key urges action on nuclear disarmament
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/9215842/Key-urges-action-on-nuclear-disarmament

    Key critical of slow pace of nuclear disarmament
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11130858

    ‘PM says uranium sector, defence strategy also factors in reluctance to back NZ on disarmament.
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11217351

    Vote: Thumb up 5 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  71. RightNow (6,994 comments) says:

    Oh look, I missed one

    Key’s vow makes National anti-nuke

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10413300

    New National leader John Key continued to stamp his authority on the party yesterday, announcing his unswerving support for New Zealand’s anti-nuclear legislation.

    Vote: Thumb up 4 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  72. niggly (830 comments) says:

    @ Yoza

    Hah, nice try! But we all know that Gordon Campbell actually agrees with Maryan Street and vice versa … for they are like birds of a feather etc.

    Why thanks to “Auntie” Maryan, Gordon gets all his nicely knitted jerseys from her I bet and in return his payment is another bottle of Chardonnay for her collection!

    But seriously the only thing I would agree with Gordon on is when he wrote a couple of years ago that if the US wants NZ “back into the fold” then NZ should play “hardball” like Vietnam has done and get the US to contribute to NZ’s defence funding. I had wondered if someone had hacked into his Scoop account and ghost wrote that article for him!

    And of course you should be supportive, for once you’ll have a decent ammo on hand for when the “revolution” comes, to line up the centre left and right with … ;-)

    Vote: Thumb up 3 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  73. itstricky (1,830 comments) says:

    RN highly et all.

    And so you see what Yoza was on about. The press release is not about an image on a map. It is an analogy or a metaphor or some.other random piece of written language device.

    So why did DPF not do just what you both did with your comments? Why did he go all girly cat fight on it? I shall paraphrase one of the nominees for yesterday’s post of the day:

    I’m sick of the crap this blog has started putting out now that it’s an election year. Man owns book. So fucking what.
    I’ll come back here in October when maybe David’s previous high standards will be back in place.

    Vote: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 2 You need to be logged in to vote
  74. RightNow (6,994 comments) says:

    Pre election is when political blogs are most fun, but each to their own.

    Vote: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  75. niggly (830 comments) says:

    @ itstricky

    From a Fairfax front page news article preview 26/03/2014. Quote:

    A Key without a country
    He’s fond of saying New Zealand punches above its weight on the international stage, but as John Key posed for an official photo with other foreign leaders there was a glaring omission – his country was missing from the world map above him

    Now what sort of muppet at Fairfax would write such crap such as “his country was missing” (doesn’t NZ belong to all NZ’ers not just JK?)or even make mention of this omission at all? Ah hah, Maryan Street’s press release was issued the same day, I suggest Fairfax simply used what she wrote ….

    Vote: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  76. itstricky (1,830 comments) says:

    And what if they did? TVNZ also commented on the missing country. But none of these three pieces – Street, Fairfax or TVNZ is solely about an incorrect map. But DPF decided to make it such for a piece of girly tit-for-tat when it was an analogy, a metaphor.or even just an amusing anecdote.If you want to troll around for single paragraphs out of entire pieces to score girly pimple points – to quote RN – each to their own.

    Vote: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote