Heh

June 19th, 2014 at 3:00 pm by David Farrar

Barry Soper writes:

Before dispensing with his tie for the bowl up (more like a roll up) the PM stepped up to the microphone to share with them a bit of good old Kiwi humour.

He told the story of how his in-laws worked in a shoe factory when he was hanging out with his now wife Bronagh. She managed to score a holiday job at the factory and was soon put to work on making special cricket boots for none other than Hadlee, or Paddles as Key said he was affectionately known. It was when she filled out her tax form that she raised a few eyebrows, putting her job down as “stud screwer”.  Yeah, that’s what Kiwi told his audience.

He said the office girl at the factory asked her to find a more appropriate description of her job, like factory worker.  Her blokey boyfriend was having none of it, he said. He encouraged her to stick with ‘stud screwer’ for very different reasons. 

Heh. I love the fact we have a PM with such a normal sense of humour.

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86 Responses to “Heh”

  1. RightNow (6,986 comments) says:

    Fantastic, that should cause the Key-haters to really get their panties in a bunch!
    Three more years girls…

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  2. Grizz (597 comments) says:

    He is probably nice and relaxed at the moment.

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

    The man has the touch…I saw him “in the field” several times addressing several quite different audiences…he was able to connect with all of them, just by being himself…It is something Cunliffe just cannot do…remember his reference to Key as ” that greasy fulla in the blue suit” delivered in a faux PI accent at Avondale… Cunliffe just doesn’t get that THEY get they are being patronised… and whoever “they” might be they don’t like it…

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  4. Redbaiter (8,528 comments) says:

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  5. igm (1,413 comments) says:

    Redbaiter: Go crawl back in your socialist hole . . . possibly a rainbow room. You touchy left-wing weirdos give me the shits.

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  6. mikenmild (11,247 comments) says:

    Hah hah. Reddy’s not pure enough for igm.

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  7. stigie (1,101 comments) says:

    Compared to you Reddy, JK has a great sense of humour.

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  8. JMS (319 comments) says:

    Dim-witted swing voters are more likely to be swayed by humor.

    So for that reason, thank goodness Key is funny and the Labour leader isn’t.

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  9. Chuck Bird (4,847 comments) says:

    John Key is not as funny as Grant Robertson I quote him below.

    After David’s had three or four terms as Prime Minister, it could be my turn.

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

    Red has a sense of humour? Links to jocular posts please…

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  11. James Stephenson (2,152 comments) says:

    I don’t think for example, that Tony Abbot would be seen making such a joke.

    No, and that’s why most of the Australian public seem to think he’s a weirdo.

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  12. Redbaiter (8,528 comments) says:

    “You touchy left-wing weirdos give me the shits.”

    Since when has it been left wing to show respect for your wife?

    I’d say you’ve got your wires crossed more than usual if you don’t know that its the left that have destroyed the institution of marriage in this country and discredited the roles of wives and mothers to an endless degree.

    JK made that joke because he’s a Prog without the plain civil manners and good mannered restraint that Tony Abbot possesses.

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  13. Redbaiter (8,528 comments) says:

    “No, and that’s why most of the Australian public seem to think he’s a weirdo.”

    And of course “most Australians” would be happy to have some uncivil thug that urinates in public places to speak for them.

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  14. Jimbo (42 comments) says:

    Redbaiter is an anagram of Ted Haggard.

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  15. Judith (8,534 comments) says:

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  16. lastmanstanding (1,281 comments) says:

    Reason #4587 that JK is such a hit with the voters. Remember LEFTIES this is the guy whose party polls 56% and who has personal rating of over 50%.

    Contrast with your guy Labour Party support 23% His support 11%

    And that was BEFORE the latest revelations. Expect to see Labour Party support in the teens and his support in single digits next round of polls INCLUDING the Roy Morgan Poll that only polls known Labour Party supporters.

    Bring on 20th September Cant wait!!!!!

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  17. goldnkiwi (1,276 comments) says:

    A Keywi?

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  18. RF (1,380 comments) says:

    Jesus Christ Judith let it go.

    I know your team is not winning but try to put on a happy face..

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  19. Yvette (2,776 comments) says:

    Be-laboured humour –

    Robertson said he was loyal to Cunliffe and had not been approached by caucus members urging him to challenge.
    “After David’s had three of four terms as prime minister, it could be my turn,” he said.

    He then appeared to have a mild cardiac infarction and was helped inside again.

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  21. Longknives (4,690 comments) says:

    Judith- Considering your left-wing hero Hone has been given an absolute free pass and got away Scot-free with “Dirty Stinking Pakehas” “White Motherfuckers” and much, much more I wouldn’t use him as a benchmark for appropriateness…

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  22. dime (9,849 comments) says:

    “Funny indeed, and very witty of Mrs Key to come up with it.

    But I wonder, if the same had been said by Hone, for example, would you let him get away with the same applause?”

    FFS! id hate to be a dirtbag in your past that crossed you!

    “Her blokey boyfriend was having none of it, he said” – So this is when she was dating a guy who wasnt JK? even though she was hanging out with JK?

    did soper stuff this up?

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  23. Judith (8,534 comments) says:

    @ RF (1,215 comments) says:
    June 19th, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    So you know who my team is do you? Well that’s great, perhaps you can inform me who that is, because other than knowing for sure I wouldn’t vote for any party with John Key in it, I have no idea who I am going to vote for? I’m actually quite impressed with a rank outsider, but then three weeks ago I thought I heard Winston say something quite witty. So any assistance from you as to who I’m voting for would be greatly appreciated.

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  24. deadrightkev (440 comments) says:

    Anything John Key says for me is overshadowed by the fact that he has an agenda that the vast majority of New Zealanders would be horrified with if they were not asleep at the wheel.

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  25. Judith (8,534 comments) says:

    @ Longknives (4,252 comments) says:
    June 19th, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    Oh, so Hone is my hero now, because I used him as an example. You need to confer with RF, he seems to imply that my ‘team’ is Labour.

    I wish you’d sort yourselves out, and soon, because as I said, apart from not voting National whilst Key is in charge, I have no idea who I am voting for. If Key drops dead tomorrow, and Brownlee was in charge – he’d get my vote without a blink. But I’m guessing that’s not going to happen.

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  26. Judith (8,534 comments) says:

    FFS! id hate to be a dirtbag in your past that crossed you!

    Not half as much as I would hate myself if I’d had you in my past !! :P

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  27. dime (9,849 comments) says:

    you could do a lot worse than dime! cat lady!

    JK also has this great story about how he lead this lady from christchurch on, promised her all sorts and didnt deliver. its as funny as hell.

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  28. Unity (526 comments) says:

    If Key doesn’t get to be Prime Minister I reckon he would be great as a stand-up comedian. Actually part of me wonders if he would be better at it than what he’s doing. He’s a trader by trade and he’s certainly trading our country away. And this is from someone who voted for him in 2008 but definitely not in 2011. I really don’t know what I’m going to do this coming election but National won’t be getting my Party vote. It will either go to a Party whose bottom line is racial equality under the law and binding referenda, or I won’t give it to anyone.

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  29. RRM (9,826 comments) says:

    Cool story.

    I’m more amused that now there’s TWO conservonutters who think baiter’s piss weak compared to their magnificent selves. :-)

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  30. Steve (North Shore) (4,546 comments) says:

    The wreckers and Haters are sooo envious of John Key. They will never ever have the style

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  31. itstricky (1,797 comments) says:

    Reason #4587 that JK is such a hit with the voters

    Possibly so, although when you say something like this:

    special cricket boots for none other than Hadlee, or Paddles as Key said he was affectionately known.

    It shows you know nothing at all about sport, just like Her Majesty Helen. I mean “as Key said”? He thinks this is some sort of private joke between himself and Sir Richard? Awwwwww come on….

    Someone with half a sporting brain must have written it for him, surely? I guess not.

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  32. thedavincimode (6,691 comments) says:

    as I said, apart from not voting National whilst Key is in charge, I have no idea who I am voting for. If Key drops dead tomorrow, and Brownlee was in charge – he’d get my vote without a blink.

    That’s rational

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  33. wikiriwhis business (3,883 comments) says:

    Penny Brght hit the nail on the head and drove it into the miry truth of the pro Kenyan Keysnian.

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

    Its an idiot: why do you come here mate? You are obviously a bitter and twisted little socialist? surely you would be much happier with your own kind?

    But hey, the right wing is a broad church…we can handle a little man with a cloth cap scowling at the back… You might even learn something one day…

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  35. ShawnLH (4,600 comments) says:

    “Red has a sense of humour?”

    No. None. The man is unhinged, the sort of guy I would not be remotely surprised to see on the 6 News at some point.

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  36. ShawnLH (4,600 comments) says:

    “So you know who my team is do you? Well that’s great, perhaps you can inform me who that is,”

    If you can’t think for yourself……… :)

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  37. wikiriwhis business (3,883 comments) says:

    “Red has a sense of humour?”

    No. None. The man is unhinged, the sort of guy I would not be remotely surprised to see on the 6 News at some point.”

    Nope. No one knows who he is and no one ever will.

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  38. ShawnLH (4,600 comments) says:

    “I’m more amused that now there’s TWO conservonutters who think baiter’s piss weak compared to their magnificent selves.”

    I don’t think he’s piss weak, I just think he’s in desperate need of a blowjob.

    And coming from a conservative Christian, thats saying something! :)

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  39. wikiriwhis business (3,883 comments) says:

    “I don’t think he’s piss weak, I just think he’s in desperate need of a blowjob.”

    Don’t we all see Red as in his late 60’s early 70’s.

    I wouldn’t go much older he keeps his energy levels up for the KB addiction.

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  40. dad4justice (8,137 comments) says:

    You wouldn’t know the meaning of a conservative Christian ShawnLH.

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  41. ShawnLH (4,600 comments) says:

    “You wouldn’t know the meaning of a conservative Christian ShawnLH.”

    Hah! This should be fun!

    Please, enlighten me! What is the meaning then? :)

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  42. Johnboy (16,059 comments) says:

    I used to be a Presbyterian Dad until I discovered the joys of Catholic girls! :)

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  43. doggone7 (776 comments) says:

    deadrightkev

    You might be in the ‘no redeeming features’ zone. Some are in the “can do no wrong, everything he says, does or touches is gold” zone.

    I’m not in either of those but one which says just because Adolf Hitler liked painting did not make him the perfect human being.

    John Key showing he has a sense of humour does not diminish the fact that he’s a liar, has a weasly manner and has agendas I find disturbing.

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

    doggone: do tell us what Key’s “agendas” are… I’ll be fascinated to hear…But for everyone else, I’ll give my two cents: NO, Key doesn’t want to change anything substantial unless 1) he is forced to by a coalition partner; and/or 2) the polls are solidly in favour of said change…despite what the lunatic from Tauranga thinks, that’s what “conservatives” do…they don’t change much, and then only after change has become pretty well inevitable or unavoidable

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  45. hmmokrightitis (1,586 comments) says:

    DG: I will likewise await doggone’s elaboration. I love how those who hate JK refer to ‘his manner’ that is a product of their hatred, rather than any impartial observation. Fr’instance, doggne, did Silent T appear ‘weasley’ to you standing atop that bus with his faux bro accent?

    As for red, he’s so stuck in the past its hilarious. National must stay the same as it was 300 hundred friggen years ago when it was founded – despite the world having changed since then. If thats the case weddy, where are you buying your buggy whips from these days old boy? Or are you so progressive (!) that you drive a car these days? They didnt drive cars when National was founded you know…

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  46. Salacious Crumb (31 comments) says:

    Hey Penny, paid your rates yet or are your putting that money you’ve ripped off from the rest of us towards a humour implant.?

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  47. Grizz (597 comments) says:

    Penny must have had her house confiscated and moved to Helensville.

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

    Grizz: Bugger off! We have enough losers in the main street of the ‘ville on benefit day now…

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  49. lofty (1,310 comments) says:

    Redbaiter, it is still a free country…(a little less so than my last comment to you, which was quite some time ago)..carry on.

    I enjoy the way you brush the nerve ends.

    Cheers

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  50. goldnkiwi (1,276 comments) says:

    24/25 odd years ago now I was in Blackball, I lived there for a while. This old man there who I was chatting with one day gave me the flag used during the marches which incepted the Labour Party, I gave it to the Blackball Hilton Hotel to display and keep for posterity. I hope they did, at the time I had no idea what to do with such an item. Political history is important but does have to evolve.

    Along with many in NZ I am sure, members of my family mined. My mother’s maternal grandfather died in a rockfall in the Grand Junction Mine, Waihi in 1911, leaving a wife and four children aged 8,6,4 and 2, The 2 year old having had a twin who had already died and him being labelled as an epileptic imbecile and put into a sanatorium where he died aged 21. The 4 year old being my grandmother, Catholic, my god life must have been hard.

    No benefits as we know them, miners used to amputate their own thumbs to get some sort of minimal compensation, they have ‘pickled thumbs’ in the local museum. I believe that my great grandfather was the last to die in that mine before changes were effected, it was another time and there was a desperate need for worker protection and for their families too.

    From such things political parties were born, unlike today it seems.

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

    goldn: You have put your finger right on it…in days of yore when capitalism was barely fettered (Red would have been orgasmic) and workers were often treated abominably there was a real need for both unions and the Labour party…As we have become more enlightend – dare I say “Progressive” – and workers have become much better educated, the need is largely gone…

    Can you imagine what your Great Grandfather would have made of Robertson and his husband at a Labour Party fundraiser in 1916? Shit, the way they are going they won’t manage the centenary!!

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

    …and some fucking moron has given you a down tick for that thoughtful contribution…no shortage of idiots in the world…

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  53. Judith (8,534 comments) says:

    JK also has this great story about how he lead this lady from christchurch on, promised her all sorts and didnt deliver. its as funny as hell.

    Good to know he hasn’t changed his habits – now he’s doing the same to an entire nation. :P

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  54. OneTrack (3,020 comments) says:

    “From such things political parties were born, unlike today it seems.”

    Now it is for free icecream, fireworks displays and an MPs salary.

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

    Jesus “Judith” you are like some pinch faced lesbian confronting the fact that try as she might she can’t get her little girl to play with trucks and her boy to dress in a pink caftan and go outdoors…

    It was the Nats’ turn a couple of weeks ago (Williamson and Collins), its Labour’s turn (Cunliffe) right now…suck it up…

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  56. OneTrack (3,020 comments) says:

    DG – “Can you imagine what your Great Grandfather would have made of “… Labour 2014.

    He wouldn’t believe it was Labour and he would end up joining the centre-left National Party. At least he would be able to recognise some real “workers” in the line-up.

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  57. goldnkiwi (1,276 comments) says:

    I would imagine he would have thought the same as most of his time and many still now. I have no problem with being wistful about some past values and tenets.

    Incredibly when you consider the wages in 1911, the ‘union’? (he was also a Mason, whatever that meant then) erected a large edifice on his grave, according to the engraving paid for by them marking his passing. The Coroner’s inquest makes interesting reading, a snapshot in time, even the strike etc in 1913 was too late for many and then straight into the war. How lucky we are.

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  58. itstricky (1,797 comments) says:

    Its an idiot: why do you come here mate? You are obviously a bitter and twisted little socialist? surely you would be much happier with your own kind?

    David: Paddles is the well known nickname of Sir Richard. Well known. As in, everyone knows it. Everyone. As in, please Mr Prime Minister don’t try to sound like you’re “in the know” when you’re not.

    So… I prefer to expand my horizons. Hear what others have to say. Find it a lot more interesting that patting like minded indviduals on the back with navel gazing ‘jolly good old chap, you really spotted it to them that time’ statements whilst spurting the same codswollop day-in-day-out and never considering anything outside of the same, stubborn, stuck in a box opinions.

    Why do you come here?

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  59. goldnkiwi (1,276 comments) says:

    DG Same one that down ticks you lol.

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  60. Judith (8,534 comments) says:

    @ goldnkiwi (872 comments) says:
    June 19th, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    My grandfather, an ex-WWI soldier, returned home full of shrapnel. When he eventually lost his arm he was unable to find work. There was no compensation or any help, because it resulted from his war injury. He couldn’t work, so shined shoes to feed his family.

    He had strong political views, and I think you are right, it was the conditions, unbearable conditions that were the beginnings of the political parties we have today – sadly though neither of those parties reflect the ethos of their honorable beginnings.

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

    goldn: all very true…being a Mason would have meant a great deal, and that will be why he has a large gravestone…

    And before I get lumbered with that stupid 90’s word “homophobic”, I am not the least frightened of gays and don’t give a damn what they do in private…I just wish they would STFU about it, and stop ramming it down our throats….so to speak…

    Idiot: Good response…I think you will find Key referred to Hadley as Paddles “as he was affectionately known” because he was speaking in AMERICA where the great all rounder is perhaps not so well known as in his homeland..

    I come here to debate with knowledgeable people with a few clues and to learn something…

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  62. Judith (8,534 comments) says:

    @ David Garrett (5,847 comments) says:
    June 19th, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    Sorry David, I don’t run with the diary. I dislike John Key all the time, regardless of the agenda of others. As I keep telling you, if you don’t like what I write, don’t read it if it upsets you so much.

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  63. Judith (8,534 comments) says:

    @ itstricky (1,429 comments) says:
    June 19th, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    What a stupid post itstricky, you answered your own question.

    Why do you come here?

    Answer, because they like

    patting like minded indviduals on the back with navel gazing ‘jolly good old chap, you really spotted it to them that time’ statements whilst spurting the same codswollop day-in-day-out and never considering anything outside of the same, stubborn, stuck in a box opinions.

    and can’t stand anyone that dares to have a different opinion to theirs.

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  64. OneTrack (3,020 comments) says:

    itstrickey – “Paddles” – While that is well known in New Zealand, it probably isn’t in the UN audience the speech was being made to.

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  65. Rowan (2,113 comments) says:

    Judith
    Really, you would vote only vote for National if Gerry was in charge? They would get my vote for now as being the best of a bad bunch but I would hope that Gerry never gets to be head of them or they would lose my vote instantly! or Judith Collins, am trying to think which of them would be worse!

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  66. Judith (8,534 comments) says:

    I come here to debate with knowledgeable people with a few clues and to learn something…

    and the rest of the time you come here just to mass debate?

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  67. Judith (8,534 comments) says:

    @ Rowan (1,761 comments) says:
    June 19th, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    I know Gerry personally, and although I realise he has let a lot of people down in Christchurch, on a personal basis I would trust him with my life. Nothing would make me vote for John Key, I believe he has an agenda for this country that will destroy it beyond repair, and New Zelanders will suffer for decades due to his sucky arsed dishonest politics.

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

    Oh “Judy” you are so funny…I am certainly not one of the 10% who lie…

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  69. goldnkiwi (1,276 comments) says:

    @ Judith euphemisms lol or perhaps another term? I personally am no judge of those who mass debate. ;)

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

    So do tell us oh wise one…What is John Key’s “agenda”? Another opined thus earlier, and when asked to elaborate he went quiet…I am sure you will be more forthcoming…

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  71. Rowan (2,113 comments) says:

    Judith
    Am one of those down in Christchurch, I don’t know him personally but his performance as Earthquake recovery minister leaves a bit to be desired so would hope he doesn’t become head of the nats. Of the two he would be better than the Auckland Tax lawyer but lets not go there! hopefully neither is ever considered for such a role!

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  72. publicwatchdog (2,516 comments) says:

    Fascinating that my comment where I TELL THE TRUTH about our ex-Wall St banker PM John Key has attracted so much disapproval – but nobody is disputing the FACTS? That Mr Okey Blokey John Key who has mixed
    & mingled with thousands of ordinary Kiwis pretending to be one of us – when he used to be a foreign exchange advisor to the New York Federal Reserve in 1999 when the Glass Steagall Act was repealed – which left the derivatives market without regulation. Conveniently, John Key just happened to be the Head of Derivatives for Merrill Lynch. What role did John Key play in the repeal of the Glass Steagall Act? Any one else asking the HARD questions…..? Kind regards – Penny Bright

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  73. noskire (839 comments) says:

    Judith and Penny, do you actually read the crap you type before you hit Submit Comment?

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  74. Judith (8,534 comments) says:

    @ noskire (819 comments) says:
    June 19th, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    Yes I do, and I understand what you mean, because I think the same thing about most of the comments on here. they are absolute garbage. But I like coming here, and appreciate that everyone has the right to voice their opinion.

    Clearly you are another person who doesn’t like people not agreeing with you.

    Do you really all come here just to read comments you agree with and pat each others egos? Living in a world where you can’t have the opposition exterminated must be really hard for you.

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

    Ah…so Key’s mysterious “agenda” will, it seems, remain just that – unknown….Do you think perhaps I might be able to track you down if you tell us Judy?

    Penny: You’re on to it! Key is also a secret member of the Skull & bones club (despite not having been to Yale) and the Tri-lateral Commission…Damn!! I guess it had to come out sometime…

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  76. goldnkiwi (1,276 comments) says:

    Good for Shane Jones relishing his new role along with the PM and others.

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11277461

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  77. Judith (8,534 comments) says:

    @ David Garrett (5,851 comments) says:
    June 19th, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    Sorry, I’ve just clicked on that you were referring to me as the ‘wise one’ – how sweet.

    John’s agenda is simple, he is there to feather the nest of the his nearest and dearest (who aren’t any of those who are blinded by the light whenever he stands up). His plans include to dissolve many things that kiwis have previously held near and dear, so it is no error that this pre-election period is being dominated by everything but National telling us their policies.

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  78. noskire (839 comments) says:

    Sometimes I just come here to get a laugh out of the tripe you post Judith, thankyou very much.

    But I’m not so sure how you can say that “I’m clearly another person who doesn’t like people not agreeing with me.” For instance, I like early-Genesis, but if people choose to listen to Genesis post-Peter Gabriel, I won’t hold that against them.

    I don’t dislike you, Judith. Your’re several waves short of a shipwreck and I think you post a lot of crap. But your posts do use up my bandwidth. That’s what I dislike.

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  79. Judith (8,534 comments) says:

    @ noskire (820 comments) says:
    June 19th, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    Well, perhaps you should vote for KDC’s party, and then you won’t have to worry about the cost of the internet? Or better still, vote for a decent government that will take care of the interests of all New Zealanders, and not just the top few percent?

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  80. Redbaiter (8,528 comments) says:

    “I enjoy the way you brush the nerve ends.”

    Thanks Lofty, the Key sycophants really get out of their pushchairs if you insult their favourite little jerkoff prog PM.

    Over with Obama at the moment, who he’s got a lot in common with, including that both had fathers who were communists.

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  81. noskire (839 comments) says:

    So Judith, Labour-GIMP would be a decent Government that takes care of the interests of all New Zealanders? Please do expand whilst I grab some more popcorn.

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  82. Rowan (2,113 comments) says:

    Judith
    Who would you have as prime minister over Key? Cunliffe? way to arrogant for my mind! maybe we should not vote as none of the candidates seem up to scratch!

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  83. itstricky (1,797 comments) says:

    David,

    Idiot: Good response…I think you will find Key referred to Hadley as Paddles “as he was affectionately known” because
    he was speaking in AMERICA where the great all rounder is perhaps not so well known as in his homeland..

    Yes, sorry, I stand corrected. There was no link in the post, no reference to that in the quoted text and no mention of where the speech took place – I had not realised until now that he was actually there.

    BTW, it’s Hadlee.

    I come here to debate with knowledgeable people with a few clues and to learn something…

    Kind of explains why, instead of just replying to me “he was speaking in America” politely you labelled me a “bittter and twisted leftie” – if you call that debate, of course.

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  84. itstricky (1,797 comments) says:

    Judith (6,679 comments) says:
    June 19th, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    I come here to debate with knowledgeable people with a few clues and to learn something…

    and the rest of the time you come here just to mass debate?

    Why all the three down ticks? That was classic Kiwi humor on a thread about classic Kiwi double entendre! Key should have saved that one for his UN audience.

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  85. Crusader (305 comments) says:

    Redbaiter (7,137 comments) says:
    June 19th, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    I’d say that was a pretty off thing to say about your wife.

    Can anyone for a moment imagine “Dear Leader Clark” making a joke like that? Or any joke? Ever?
    Poor saps who go through life fretting if something is “appropriate” or not.

    Like DG says, JK has a way with people. Labour need to find a man like JK if they are ever to connect with middle NZ. They did have one but the problem for them is they kicked him in the teeth and now he’s now an ambassador for Pacific Islands economic development.

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  86. Judith (8,534 comments) says:

    @ Rowan (1,763 comments) says:
    June 19th, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    I don’t think we have a current MP that has everything it takes to lead our country at this particular stage of its development.

    I certainly do not think that either Cunliffe or Key have what it takes. I realise Key is popular, but then so is Coca Cola, but there that doesn’t mean its good for us. Key has a great PR team behind him, and that is about all he has. Cunliffe, is… well, he’s just Cunliffe – its hard to find anything that is revolting about him but its just as hard to find anything good about him, he is the sort of person you could meet and easily forget.

    New Zealand is facing some really big issues and we need someone with the guts to represent the interests of all Kiwis, not just a small percentage of them.

    John Key can tell us all about how it is with the Labour party, and Cunliffe can’t tell us anything because he can’t remember.

    I’d like John Key to actually tell us what his policies are – the fact he hasn’t makes me wonder what he is trying to hide, because if he had anything that he thought was good for the country, or that he thought would be popular, we’d know about it by now.

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