The MP that never was

April 15th, 2014 at 2:30 pm by Jadis

* Jadis post – if it isn’t a travel blog post it will be from Jadis.  As tempting as it is to go climb a mountain I am doing stuff that normal people do like looking after my family, building two businesses, volunteering to a few causes I believe in and providing the odd barb here in the hope that DPF can hang on to a few followers while he is gallivanting around the countryside… or mountainside.

The Herald reports:

’s says discussions with a sitting electorate MP who was poised to join the party have ended due to the prospect of a tie up with Hone Harawira’s Mana Party.

When my daughter was little she had imaginary friends.  She had around ten of them and they had various names and distinct personalities.  We did a bit of research into them and this Wikipedia entry sums it up pretty well:

Imaginary friends or imaginary companions are a psychological and social phenomenon where a friendship or other interpersonal relationship takes place in the imagination rather than external physical reality. Imaginary friends are fictional characters created for improvisational role-playing. They often have elaborate personalities and behaviors. Although they may seem very real to their creators, children usually understand that their imaginary friends are not real.[

The key line is that children usually understand that their imaginary friends are not real.  Kim Dotcom clearly does not understand that “” or perhaps he calls him”Mister Reempy” is a figment of his own imagination.  I fear that all those role-playing games that Mr Dotcom likes to play have blurred his lines between reality and fiction.

 

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19 Responses to “The MP that never was”

  1. Colville (2,268 comments) says:

    ”Mister Reempy”

    That is funny :-)

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  2. Jadis (146 comments) says:

    I am tired with a sick kid and tonnes of work so I’m afraid the humour is all corny and easy today.

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  3. Pete George (23,559 comments) says:

    March 28:

    He repeated his claim that it would be represented in Parliament, whether or not it achieved the 5 per cent MMP threshold for list seats, because a sitting electorate MP would join.

    He would not name the person or say which party he or she represented, because of a confidentiality agreement, but it was not Harawira. The MP’s name would be revealed in June.

    Party chief executive Vikram Kumar said another three sitting MPs had expressed interest in joining the party.

    15 April:

    “Agree to End Talks”
    “involved in discussions with a current Member of Parliament to join the Internet Party”
    “mutually agreed to end further discussions”

    From “a sitting electorate MP would join” and “”would be revealed”” to “end talks”.

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  4. RF (1,396 comments) says:

    When my son was about 8 years old he had a saying… Liar liar pants on fire. Pity if the overweight Germans pants caught fire. It would be a massive blaze.

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  5. Elaycee (4,392 comments) says:

    Given Krim Dotcom has problems differentiating between his genuine past and the bollocks version he would want us to believe, this particular announcement comes as no surprise.

    Dotcom lives in fantasy land. He is Michael Jackson without the voice, the talent, the cosmetic surgery and the chimp. But like Jackson, he lives in Neverland….. he never pays his staff / his contractors on time etc… and he never lets the facts get in the way of a good story.

    The sooner he is given the arse card, the better.

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  6. kowtow (8,444 comments) says:

    Pants on fire reminded me of this.

    This could be a future scene of when Hone and Fatty,inevitably fall out, it will be fugly.

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  7. Keeping Stock (10,337 comments) says:

    Dotcom has blighted the reputation of every “sitting electorate MP”. He can’t simply hide behind a confidentiality agreement; he needs to name the person he was in talks with so their party can decide whether the MP in question is a fit and proper person to be put forward as a candidate on 20th September.

    That, of course, assumes the MP actually exists. Personally, I think Dotcom is absolutely full of it.

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  8. BeaB (2,123 comments) says:

    The MP must come clean so that all the other MP’s are cleared of suspicion. This besmirches them all and puts a cloud over the integrity of Parliament.

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  9. JMS (330 comments) says:

    children usually understand that their imaginary friends are not real

    which puts them way ahead of many adults out there. :)

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  10. iMP (2,384 comments) says:

    No, i think this is genuine. It was Aaron Gilmore, because he was “The MP that never was” who imagined all sorts of imaginary friends.

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  11. mikenmild (11,247 comments) says:

    I reckon the MP involved was Peter Dunne. He has form for this, but probably did not like the thought of sitting at the same table as Hone.

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  12. Sir Cullen's Sidekick (888 comments) says:

    May be DotCon thought his backside was the MP who wanted to join him……

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  13. Keeping Stock (10,337 comments) says:

    I disagree BeaB; Dotcom is the only one to have made this allegation. He is the one who must come clean.

    I’m not holding my breath however.

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  14. NK (1,243 comments) says:

    Here (http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11224591) the MP had already joined. Now he was “poised” to join. Next it will be the MP thought about joining. And then finally, the real truth will be the MP never thought about joining but merely thought about that thought.

    His pants are really on fire.

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  15. Nostalgia-NZ (5,195 comments) says:

    Why does he have to come clean? What obligation does he have in naming he MP, if he or she exists? I think it was DPF that called bull crap on this one but Dotcom will see it as points on the board. Maybe he’ll agree to have JC question him in Parliament about it and he’ll say if you tell me who the border official was at the ‘private’ party that just happened to be stacked with Oravida personnel and somebody employed in border control then I’ll tell you the name of the MP who also doesn’t exist. But what sort of private matters would they talk about at a ‘quick’ dinner with exporters, importers and a border official – maybe the price of milk.

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  16. ex-golfer (161 comments) says:

    Just another in a long list of broken promises and lies:
    “I’ve got a sitting MP” – yeah right
    “I’ll pay for a second trans-Pacific cable” – yeah right
    “If we don’t get to 5% we will fold the party” – yeah right
    “I’ll fund Team NZ” yeah right
    “Free internet for everyone” – yeah right
    “I was brought up in poverty” – yeah right
    and on, and on, and on.
    Dotcon lives in a fantasy world completely of his own making – and people are finally starting to realise this.

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  17. Johnboy (16,516 comments) says:

    Obvious really. It was either David Shearer or Phil Goff! :)

    Both of them “Never was” ! :) :)

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  18. Johnboy (16,516 comments) says:

    Hell I’m wrong. They both “were” but not for long! :)

    It was either Parker or Robertson. Neither of them “ever was”! :)

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  19. RightNow (6,994 comments) says:

    But Schmitz is renowned for his integrity and honest business dealings. How could we not believe him?

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