Funniest release yet – unintentionally

May 17th, 2014 at 1:35 pm by David Farrar

said:

New Zealand First says the Government has seriously compromised community safety by using the Budget as an electioneering tool and neglecting essential areas like law and order.

“The Department of has had their funding cut by $100 million,” says Spokesperson for Le’aufa’amulia Asenati Lole-Taylor.

“The question needs to be asked, where will they slash and burn to save $100 million. Do they seriously think they can reduce the prison population.

Umm yes. There are 8,520 prisoners currently, down from 8,755 three years ago.

“The Minister is crowing that there is less re-offending and crime is decreasing but that is just lies and statistics.

Obviously a conspiracy between the Police, Corrections, Stats NZ and the Government.

 It’s clear that the Minister has been in cahoots with Finance Minister Bill English to make cuts so the government can sell a ‘surplus’ story.

Now it is true the 2014/15 vote is $100 million less than the previous vote. But most of that is reduced capital expenditure because they’re not needing to build any new prisons next year.

Maybe NZ First is demanding we build prisons that are not needed?

“They cannot possibly expect us to believe that less funding is required when there is more crime, violence, drug and alcohol abuse. The reality on our streets is devastating.

Actually crime, violence, drug and alcohol abuse are all down.

“The Government would rather justify budget cuts with an artificially low prison population but inmates are being released without proper rehabilitation, and that puts the public at risk,” says Mrs Lole-Taylor.

Reoffending is down also.

Never before seen a release ignore reality on pretty much every single issue.

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41 Responses to “Funniest release yet – unintentionally”

  1. wikiriwhis business (4,116 comments) says:

    “Obviously a conspiracy between the Police, Corrections, Stats NZ and the Government.”

    and the courts!!

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  2. Fisiani (1,047 comments) says:

    Asenati is deluded as usual. That is what you get if you fail to give your Party Vote to National.

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  3. Rex Widerstrom (5,354 comments) says:

    “But that’s just… statistics”.

    Well that’s a notoriously flimsy basis for making policy decisions, especially compared to the robust way she formulates her scathing critiques: “shit I just made up”.

    NZ needs more public intellectuals of this calibre; it’s easy to see how she made it into Parliament ahead of the many hundreds of unsuccessful candidates.

    Thanks, MMP.

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  4. iMP (2,420 comments) says:

    Will the evidence be forth-coming or will RadioNZ be sued and apologise?

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  5. Nostradamus (3,433 comments) says:

    The press release reminds me of this Arsenati Asenati on Twitter thread:

    NZ First MP Asenati Lole-Taylor spent much of yesterday on Twitter attack, after taking offence at questions about her views on prostitution. She asked Twitter users if they were themselves prostitutes. She asked one whether it was their parents who gave them their lack of integrity, before eventually finding the block button.

    One of the lowpoints of that twitter exchange can be found here.

    Free advice for Arsenati Asenati: keep a low media profile lest you continue to make an, er, arse of yourself!

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  6. BeaB (2,144 comments) says:

    She will be a worthy successor when Winston retires.

    How do we get the message out that instead of doing the fair Kiwi thing of a vote each to say National and Act or National and NZ First we are much better off giving both ticks to National?

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  7. dave53 (91 comments) says:

    Never before seen a release ignore reality on pretty much every single issue.

    You obviously don’t read many Winston First media releases then :-)

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  8. mikenmild (11,699 comments) says:

    It’s quite scary to think this lady will probably by Minister of Corrections in the next National/NZ First coalition government.

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  9. Southern Raider (1,831 comments) says:

    There is always the corporate mantra of senior managers who employ direct reports who are more incompetent than what they to ensure they can never show them up.

    Does Winston subscribe to this?

    I hate to say it but it would be very hard to pick a winner between the calibre of Green MPs and Winston First MPs

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  10. peterwn (3,304 comments) says:

    mikenmild – Not so scary. As long as Winston gets his baubles, he will not fuss that none of his team are made ministers.

    In any case the probability of NZF hitting 5% is receding.

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  11. 3-coil (1,222 comments) says:

    Once again Arsenati is in la la land…situation normal.

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  12. hj (7,063 comments) says:

    That’s the problem with citizen politicians takling serious issues, whether they have a case or not , they aren’t always up to it.

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  13. OneTrack (3,221 comments) says:

    mike – 2:28

    Not as scary as it is to think this lady will probably be Minister of Corrections in the next Green/Labour/ManaIP/NZ First/Maori coalition government

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  14. hj (7,063 comments) says:

    “Obviously a conspiracy between the Police, Corrections, Stats NZ and the Government.”
    …..
    I wouldn’t rule something like that out. Chris Trotter says he has been told that unless you say the right things about the treaty you wont advance in some government departments (not even foot in the door).
    Mythbusters

    New Zealand’s population is only growing because of migration
    Conclusion

    This myth is busted.

    New Zealand’s net migration balance continues to be volatile. In recent decades, it has ranged from a peak net gain of 43,000 permanent and long-term migrants (in 2003) to a net loss of 44,000 (in 1979). Periods of sustained net migration gains have been interspersed with periods when more people left New Zealand than arrived.

    In contrast, New Zealand’s natural increase has remained between 25,000 and 35,000 for most years since 1973. So, while net migration usually contributes to New Zealand’s population growth, the main contribution in most years is from natural increase. Since 1970, natural increase has contributed about four-fifths of New Zealand’s population growth, and net migration the remaining one-fifth.

    What they don’t tell us is that 80% of that population growth is non NZ citizens arriving after NZr’s leave (and have a right to come back).
    http://www.stats.govt.nz/browse_for_stats/population/mythbusters/population-growing-migration.aspx

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  15. hj (7,063 comments) says:

    Hopefully Labour will split in two lead by Iprent joining Marama Davidson at the Greens and True Blue Labour joining NZ First?

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  16. Peter (1,723 comments) says:

    I, for one, am glad we’re paying 140K for intellectual giants like Asenati to ignore data.

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  17. hj (7,063 comments) says:

    I was reading a bit by Paul Callister about broadband and the p[ossibility of lots of reitred wrinklies all connected and coardinating on reserch projects. Something like that might get around the elite throttle hold.

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  18. Grizz (610 comments) says:

    This woman is nuts. But then again so are the voters that put her in parliament.

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  19. hj (7,063 comments) says:

    I, for one, am glad we’re paying 140K for intellectual giants like Asenati to ignore data.
    …..
    Even so, she may represent people who see the world from a different perspective than the ivory towered academic or Remuwera living politician.

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  20. BeaB (2,144 comments) says:

    You would think the Herald would run a regular column of these kinds of things. And Jan Logie’s foul-mouthed one.
    We only ever see them on the blogs.

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  21. hj (7,063 comments) says:

    “This woman is nuts. But then again so are the voters that put her in parliament.”
    ………..
    they should trust National to act in the countries best interests (despite what the Savings Working Group had to say)?

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  22. lolitasbrother (749 comments) says:

    I would like to know myself, where the surplus of $100 million comes from when we are borrowing at $27 million a day.
    That is $ 50 billion since NZ Nat became Government, now $65billion, was $10 billion when they took Government.
    Strange smoke and mirrors surplus.

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  23. Sir Cullen's Sidekick (894 comments) says:

    Now wait for Winston to spin this into a smoking gun……

    @lolitasbrother – Smoke and mirror surplus, my foot…..For economic illiterates and brainless morons like you TV1 did a simple visual on budget day. Even the dumb Parker would have understood that.

    The debt is like the mortgage on the house

    The surplus that is shown means the government is spending LESS than what it earns

    We still have to pay the principal and interest on the mortgage i.e. the external debt. So the more surplus we get the faster we can pay off the mortgage. Under a Labour/Green government – example: Australia, we would not have got into a surplus position for decades

    Get it?

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  24. Pete George (23,682 comments) says:

    She has a bit of history of making claims with dubious substantiation.

    @PeteDGeorge
    @asenatitaylor “… and families, communities, police and hospitals must now deal with a new stream of addicted users.” – evidence of this?

    L Asenati LoleTaylor ‏@asenatitaylor
    Jesse story on Campbell live, Four deaths in the last six months, & huge number of addicts, causing family & domestic violence

    Jesse’s story was sad but he’d been an addict for years and wasn’t evidence of a new stream of addicts.

    And…

    L Asenati LoleTaylor ‏
    Why is it that the National govt waited for election year?

    Alfred Ngaro ‏
    Were you absent from select committee this was the amount asked 4 by the sector & asked for a long term strategy

    L Asenati LoleTaylor ‏
    I was at the Select Committee, but funding is only for two years, hardly a long term vision. These funding should be ongoing.

    Alfred Ngaro ‏
    The sector asked for $10.4m over two years while it worked with Govt for long term strategy #listen&learn #workinwifdapeople

    L Asenati LoleTaylor
    I believe u need to listen & learn rather than being a weak MP. The $10.4m for 2yrs came from the Minister. “ELECTIONEERING”.

    Alfred Ngaro
    Weakness = #lazy #irresponsible #misrepresentingthetruth #wannabeelectioneering #doyourworkproperly

    L Asenati LoleTaylor
    Well well….I must’ve hit a nerve. I’m not the one who is reacting to the demands from the people that have been suppressed.

    Alfred Ngaro
    haha only reaction was simply you. Have a rest, might need it.

    L Asenati LoleTaylor ‏
    I am glad you are taking notice of my media releases. To comment about it is flattering really – Thank you very much.

    Alfred Ngaro ‏
    hmmm press release? Lol more sleep might help, goodnight

    L Asenati LoleTaylor ‏
    I knew you didn’t read things right. Try and read it again in the morning. Things will make sense then. Manuia le po.

    Listening and facts don’t seem to be her strength. Perhaps Winston has taught by example.

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  25. Ross Miller (1,706 comments) says:

    well I certainly wouldn’t want to have lolitasbrother 4:15 pm as my accountant. Doesn’t know the diff between an operating budget and a ‘mortgage’. Still, can see where that sheila Taylor gets it from …. sigh

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  26. igm (1,413 comments) says:

    Never thought Peters would stoop so low as to suck hole to PSA scum, but then, baubles at later date may be the game! Mind you, this foreign sounding lackey shows his standards in decline, along with his popularity, and judgment.

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  27. wreck1080 (3,956 comments) says:

    “There are 8,520 prisoners currently, down from 8,755 three years ago”

    Given reported crime figures have been slashed I wonder why the prison population has remained virtually static?

    Something not adding up here.

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  28. Steve (North Shore) (4,587 comments) says:

    I thinks she has been on the piss with Andrew Williams and Winston

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  29. stever (26 comments) says:

    She has always and will always be batshit crazy . I had a debate with her on Facebook one night months ago . She told a lie I called her on it and after a bit of a debate she blocked me. I wasn’t abusive I just quoted facts and figures anyone could google.

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  30. Pete George (23,682 comments) says:

    Another recent exchange:

    President Business ‏@hamfritta
    Does anyone else see the irony with @asenatitaylor preaching anti-immigration, when she herself is an immigrant?

    L Asenati LoleTaylor ‏@asenatitaylor
    @hamfritta I am closely affiliated with Tangata Whenua than you know, it doesn’t mean I take it for granted, nor donate funds to National.

    There was a spoof Twitter account running for a while, it was hard to tell which one was authentic sometimes.

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  31. hj (7,063 comments) says:

    Page not found
    We’re sorry! You’ve ended up on this page because what you were looking has moved or because something is broken.
    http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/244492/apology-to-winston-peters

    Govt downplays migration warning
    http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/political/244530/govt-downplays-migration-warning

    51% of people have a problem with their house or their street
    31% don’t feel safe

    http://www.stats.govt.nz/browse_for_stats/people_and_communities/Households/nzgss_HOTP2012/Contacts.aspx

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  32. Bob (497 comments) says:

    NZ First and especially Winston Peters are miffed because Winston took a pot shot at Judith Collins and missed. Don’t expect any quarter for National from them.

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  33. Richard Hurst (871 comments) says:

    “Never before seen a release ignore reality on pretty much every single issue.”

    Oh come on you must have read plenty of Labour releases under Cunliffe?

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  34. beerguts (21 comments) says:

    She is either the dumbest MP to have lived or the greatest political troll in the history of time.

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  35. Nostalgia-NZ (5,276 comments) says:

    Being fair to Asenati, maybe if she had made 50 points instead of 10 she might have got one right.

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  36. Ben2001 (26 comments) says:

    Sadly those who vote for NZF do not deal in reality. They live in a miasma of hair lacquer only to ready to lap up any nonsense fed to them by Peters and his hangers on.

    Was not Asenati the one who made a pillock of herself a while back about buying wine? Evidently the vintage has rotted whatever little brain she had.

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  37. jedmo (33 comments) says:

    To reiterate previous commentators – why isn’t the MSM bringing some of this stuff to light?

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  38. SPC (5,772 comments) says:

    It was the same statement made on law and order as in 2011, no wait 2008, no wait 2005, no wait …

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  39. hj (7,063 comments) says:

    On The Nation Bernard Hickey says we are looking at 40,000 inward migration and that hasn’t happened since 2000 when NZ First support shot up to 25% (or something).
    National will need to take more potshots at NZ First. This post is like a spud gun (doesn’t hurt).
    The Horan revelations blew up in Radio NZ’s face (insiders say the producer had to donate to NZ First as a personal punishment).
    The Hooker Lodge thing was a goody though (a realestate agent fed Winston false information)!
    …..
    2002 was also the year the construction industry took off… BOOM!

    Dr Greg Clydesdale says immigration creates it’s own demand for skilled workers (gib stoppers, plumbers) and as the sector grows it grow$ in lobbying power to the degree that the government abandons the best interest of the country. That’s why National had to steal Labours fire in the budget (more money for families).

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  40. lofty (1,317 comments) says:

    Most frightening release yet…unintentionally.

    This woman is an MP that got into the House of Representatives, representing no one, nothing, and only serving the purpose of filling a gap for that drunken old fraud.

    The Nats had a chance to put a stop to this..,fail.

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  41. ChardonnayGuy (1,213 comments) says:

    This silly woman also has an animus against the Prostitution Law Reform Act and especially transgender street sex workers. She seems to hang around with Len Brown and his faction of the Auckland Council a great deal. She’s a raving populist and sounds like a Samoan female version of His Winstonicity.

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