Once again Labour MPs mock people for mental illness

June 29th, 2014 at 2:00 pm by David Farrar

Inventory at Keeping Stock has the latest example of a Labour MP mocking a National MP over their mental health. They used to do this a lot, until they got shamed into stopping, but is back at it again.

 

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  1. dad4justice (6,594 comments) says:

    Poor Clayton suffering from a bad case of short man’s disease and nightmares from when he was bullied at St Bede’s. Just another Liarbore mental head case.

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  2. RichardX (330 comments) says:

    dad4justice (7,579 comments) says:
    June 29th, 2014 at 2:10 pm
    Poor Clayton suffering from a bad case of short man’s disease and nightmares from when he was bullied at St Bede’s. Just another Liarbore mental head case.

    Are you seriously using the first comment on this thread to denigrate someone’s mental health?

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  3. Keeping Stock (9,373 comments) says:

    Clayton Cosgrove is a disgrace. This was a calculated attack on Nick Smith during what was a relatively straightforward debate. That no one from Labour told Cosgrove to pull his head in is symptomatic of just how dysfunctional the party is at the moment.

    And as an added irony, there is bleating from the Left today about Michelle Hewitson’s comments about Laila Harre and stress. They can’t have it both ways.

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  4. gump (1,683 comments) says:

    Parliamentary debates are supposed to be robust but that’s just shameful.

    Clayton needs to play the ball, not the man.

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  5. FeralScrote (252 comments) says:

    I`m sure Nick would not take anything seriously said by a person with a punch-n-grow rice paddy on his head.

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  6. wreck1080 (3,999 comments) says:

    never liked clayton cosgrove.

    Ever since I saw him picking on innocent people using a badly reported media story in order to promote a law change in the real estate industry.

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  7. peterwn (3,333 comments) says:

    The victim is a gentleman. I can think of a certain blogger, who, if got at in this way, would be out all guns blazing with plenty of ammo via his tip line. And fair enough. Anyway the people of Nelson Electorate judge him on his performance and attributes, not some past health issues, dunno why Maryan Street just does not stick to the list. He also is one of very few MP’s who has seen his own private bill right through the house and into law.
    See: http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/2002/0017/latest/DLM144381.html?search=ts_act%40bill%40regulation%40deemedreg_engineers_resel_25_a&p=1

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  8. Keeping Stock (9,373 comments) says:

    Interestingly, I got this tweet last night from Green MP Kevin Hague:

    Kevin Hague ‏@KevinHague 20h

    @Inventory2 have just seen your blog comments on Cosgrove. I agree that comment was appalling, but wasn’t in the House, so didn’t hear it

    As you will see from my post that DPF linked to, Hague also criticised Cosgrove in the past for his homophobic “Tinkerbell” interjections on Christopher Finlayson. I don’t usually have a lot of time for Green MP’s but kudos to Kevin Hague for drawing a line between what is acceptable conduct in Parliament, and what is inexcusable.

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  9. Gulag1917 (1,083 comments) says:

    War;
    St Bedes v Rangiora High School

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  10. gravedodger (1,575 comments) says:

    Against the backdrop of Sir John Kirwan’s rather special efforts at assisting Joe Average and his missus cope and deal with Depressive mental illness, that little jerk needs to be placed in stocks for such appalling attitudes.

    I have just discovered an old acquaintance in his senior years has fallen to this illness in a very severe and spectacular way. His battle is very sobering and makes the actions of that folicly challenged little arsehole so much more contemptible.
    If those who choose to allow it to pass unchallenged, a plague on your house.
    Perhaps, wishful thinking I know, Karma is involved already.

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  11. big bruv (14,217 comments) says:

    I often find that at times like this the best weapon one can have is a long memory.

    It works well because sometime in the not to distant future Mr Cosgrove will be leaving the house, he may choose to do it by not standing again as a candidate (not the favoured option of a Labour trougher) or he may lose his seat.

    When that happens he will no doubt have some nice words said about him by those in the media or in the house, this is when a long memory becomes a rare gift. Use that long memory to piss all over the political grave of Cosgrove, remind all and sundry just what a nasty and vindictive loser he was and how the house will be far better off for his departure.

    Come to think of it, September 21 might be a day to start rekindling that memory, not just for Mr Cosgrove but for other Labour losers as well.

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  12. Redbaiter (10,398 comments) says:

    “I don’t usually have a lot of time for Green MP’s but kudos to Kevin Hague for drawing a line between what is acceptable conduct in Parliament, and what is inexcusable.”

    I think you’re a bit too generous with your praise. Hague was quite happy to describe those who opposed his Marriage Redefinition legislation as “homophobic”, which has in its root language the implication that one is suffering from a phobia, or a symptom of insanity.

    I think he’s just another left wing hypocrite, who is one thing when it suits him, and another thing when it suits him another way.

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  13. kowtow (8,936 comments) says:

    There’s an irony in Cosgrove going on about Smith’s or Browns attitudes to west coasters when Dear Leader Hulun referred to coasters as ferals.

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  14. ross001 (233 comments) says:

    Tories with mental health problems? Well, I guess it could explain some of their behaviour. Does Maurice Williamson or Judith Collins have a history of such problems?

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  15. Gulag1917 (1,083 comments) says:

    Cosgrove BA (Triple Major), in History, American Studies and Political Science Versus Smith 1st Class Honours in Civil Engineering, AFS Scholar to the U.S. PhD with a thesis on New Zealand landslides

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  16. tvb (4,553 comments) says:

    Cosgrove is the one with mental health problems. He is a very odd man.

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  17. Lance (2,712 comments) says:

    Oh Look
    Ross001 is mocking people with mental health issues. Appears to be an involuntary reaction for lefties, even on a thread about how much this behaviour sucks. They just can’t help themselves.

    Pathetic

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  18. big bruv (14,217 comments) says:

    ross001

    So does a history of drug addiction explain Darien Fenton?

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  19. ross001 (233 comments) says:

    Ross001 is mocking people with mental health issues.

    Actually, I was asking if Maurice Williamson and Judith Collins suffer from mental health problems, because their behaviour is difficult to understand.

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  20. peterwn (3,333 comments) says:

    ross001 – The same question could perhaps be asked for various opposition MP’s.

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  21. mara (769 comments) says:

    Plug-head is a trougher like almost all of his political colleagues which is why I will have to hold a lavender tissue over my nose when I vote this year. Like last time, and the time before.

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  22. David Garrett (7,698 comments) says:

    Cosgrove was, during my time, by far the nastiest piece of work in the House. I heard the prick make similar comments about Nick Smith on a couple of occasions and tried to raise points of order about them…I quickly learned you cant do that; only the person who the vicious comment is aimed at can take objection to it (which I suppose make sense) and Smith has obviously made the decision not to rise to the bait.

    So I contented myself with loudly suggesting Cosgrove make similar remarks outside the House…of course he never did…I encountered the POS only once post Parliament…I commented him on his hair…when he realised who I was the colour drained from his face (He once claimed to be scared of me “stepping him out”)… Face to face of course, he didn’t make a peep.

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  23. David Garrett (7,698 comments) says:

    Roos001/69: No you weren’t “just asking” about Collins and Williamson you gutless little leftie… you cant even be honest while hiding behind a pseud…

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  24. timmydevo (53 comments) says:

    Clayton’s waimakariri campaign is going to be a real Doocey.

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  25. spanish_tudor (84 comments) says:

    Wasn’t Cosgrove also the one who made obscene phone calls to to Helen Clark’s house in the Clark vs Moore years?

    He’s a nasty piece of work and no mistake.

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  26. Kimble (3,955 comments) says:

    A challenge to any Lefty reading this:

    Find the equivalent of Clayton Cosgrove in the National Party ranks.

    Face it. Your side is a haven for crooks and scumbags. And they are all playing you for saps. They know they don’t have to act like decent human beings to get your vote. They know they will always get your support as long as they pander to your prejudices.

    You will accept anyone and forgive anything as long as they keep telling you that rich people are evil, “right wingers” are just greedy, the economy is actually really quite easy to manage, and your “caring” would save the world if only THEY didnt stop it from happening.

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  27. G152 (418 comments) says:

    Claytons choice
    The politician you have when you don’t have a politician

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  28. Paulus (2,707 comments) says:

    Wasn’t Cosgrove a Union Leader in the freezing works, so he was used to deadheads, which is why he joined Labour.

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