Key unplugged

August 23rd, 2014 at 3:00 pm by David Farrar

Claire Trevett goes out with Bronagh and :

We go along the edge of the rose gardens and across the road to Rosie cafe. There is a fish and chip shop nearby but Key says he rarely visits. “Body’s a temple. Write that down.”

At Rosie they place him on the corner where he can be easily seen from outside. He’s good advertising. The Keys are clearly regulars. Key asks a waitress about her upcoming wedding and advises on dates. “Go for October. Snare him early.”

Heh.

Key still does his physical training drills, assisted by the boys, at 5.40 several mornings a week. He’s doing a bit of boxing, flailing at a punching bag. He won’t say who he imagines when he’s punching it. 

The boys are his DPS guards.

But Bronagh can get her own back. After Key insists his body is a temple for the fifth time, she says “more like a warehouse”. He laughs and says, “There’s a reason she’s restricted to 600 words a day.”

She also reveals what is possibly the real reason the Max versus Key snr golf game idea was rejected. “Max can whip him. The beautiful thing is Max doesn’t really practise.” Key is highly competitive and doesn’t like to lose. In an attempt to regain ascendancy, he has a putting lesson lined up for the next day.

Key is meant to be a 15 handicap, so Max must be pretty damn good.

It turns out Bronagh also has quite the sense of humour. She mimics a teacher they had at school dubbed “Screaming Skull”.

The mimic emerges again when talking about Key’s handyman abilities. Key’s mother warned her he was useless at DIY. She puts on the late Ruth Key’s Austrian accent: “John is USELESS at fixing things round the house,” she says. “He’s going to have to do a good job because he’s going to have to pay someone else to do everything.”

Again heh.

When I ask Key later who gets which half of the cappuccino, he replies, “I won’t answer that on the basis your headline will be ‘Key likes a bit of fluff’.”

I love his sense of humour.

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86 Responses to “Key unplugged”

  1. Southern Raider (1,777 comments) says:

    Bet this makes the back section of the paper because all the Hager bullshit is much much more entertaining

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  2. balletgirl68 (19 comments) says:

    They are such a good team Bronagh and John. Genuine affection for each other and surprisingly normal. I guess that’s why he is popular. Sounds like Clare Trevitt was surprised at that.

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  3. Redbaiter (10,428 comments) says:

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  4. oldpark (412 comments) says:

    Have always thought,any which way NZ needs John Key,a lot more than John Key needs NZ.Most of the sicko psychopathic “media” teeheehee ” media”, would not even be good enough to lick his boots .

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  5. Johnboy (17,051 comments) says:

    When I went to school we had a teacher we called “Scaley Arab” ! :)

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  7. Johnboy (17,051 comments) says:

    We had another one we called “Moose”

    He had a fucking big nose! :)

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  8. Redbaiter (10,428 comments) says:

    There must be some kind of way outta here
    Said the joker to the thief
    There’s too much confusion
    I can’t get no relief

    Business men, they drink my wine
    Plowman dig my earth
    None were level on the mind
    Nobody up at his word
    Hey, hey

    No reason to get excited
    The thief he kindly spoke
    There are many here among us
    Who feel that life is but a joke
    But, uh, but you and I, we’ve been through that
    And this is not our fate
    So let us stop talkin’ falsely now
    The hour’s getting late, hey

    All along the watchtower
    Princes kept the view
    While all the women came and went
    Barefoot servants, too
    Outside in the cold distance
    A wildcat did growl
    Two riders were approaching
    And the wind began to howl

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  9. Chuck Bird (4,906 comments) says:

    Despite John Key’s odd view on marriage he and Bronagh appear to be a loving couple. I must say John Key is a good family man.

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  10. Johnboy (17,051 comments) says:

    Would it be assuming too much to suggest that we call JK Jehovah milkey? :)

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  11. Johnboy (17,051 comments) says:

    I like your sense of comedy Red! :)

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  12. Johnboy (17,051 comments) says:

    Religious fervour is such fun don’t you all think! :)

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  13. Milk Me (157 comments) says:

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  14. flipper (4,332 comments) says:

    mikenmild (11,234 comments) says:

    August 23rd, 2014 at 3:26 pm
    and
    Milk Me (17 comments) says:

    August 23rd, 2014 at 3:40 pm
    ***********

    Go live elsewhere, or tell us your preference, nay, both milky….and the one milking (trolling – wow 17) the system .

    Arseholes, both.

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  15. lurcher1948 (151 comments) says:

    a thought what do the keys turn up in toyota bemmer what???????t

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  16. srylands (438 comments) says:

    “and now he is fucking us again with his err, leadership, again I imagine for personal gain.”

    Yes “imagine” being the right verb here. It is all in your imagination. Where the rich pricks live.

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  17. Nukuleka (402 comments) says:

    NZers like JK because he is real, relaxed and comfortable with himself. He isn’t false, preachy and attempting to be all things to all people. When he says to an audience, “Ask me anything” he means it. This is what gets the lefties in such a lather. They’re all so uptight that they want everyone else to be uptight too. They can’t believe that anyone in public office can actually be nice. And JK is exactly that.

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  18. Johnboy (17,051 comments) says:

    I think that John and Bronagh are really our local versions of Will’s and Kate really.

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  19. IGM (619 comments) says:

    mikenwimp: Keep to your knitting you public service apology for a gutless worm.

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  20. RightNow (7,015 comments) says:

    In the cafe, nobody has bothered us, but as we leave Key is stopped by a woman and then a group of schoolgirls looking for selfies. He happily obliges, no doubt hoping some of those muppets on social media will eventually be enraged by them.

    Hello enraged muppets, enjoy your bile.

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  21. Milk Me (157 comments) says:

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  22. Johnboy (17,051 comments) says:

    “I think that John and Bronagh are really our local versions of Will’s and Kate really.”

    Strange folk inhabit middle KB.

    I said that as a laugh and I’ve got five ticks already.

    Jeeze you c**t’s are thicko’s! :)

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  23. waikatogirl (925 comments) says:

    Met the Prime minister in 2010 when he opened our small business because I’d sent him a nice letter to ask him to. An exceptional man, warm and amusing speaker and he took time to speak individually with everyone in the room, all different types and personalities. A very intelligent man, and an all round good kiwi bloke. Plus we need him to continue the good work. Dont always agree with all their policies but generally best decision for the economy. Good luck John for the election.

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  24. Johnboy (17,051 comments) says:

    Make that 7! :)

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  25. Johnboy (17,051 comments) says:

    Thicko, thicko, thicko! :)

    Shit this place is such fun! :)

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  27. ShawnLH (6,671 comments) says:

    “I find that the picture presented by this story – of a relaxed, likeable, decent joker – is permanently tainted by my knowledge that the same guy has been in regular communication with a noxious piece of low-life,”

    He’s not in regular communication with Krim Dotcon.

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  28. jackinabox (776 comments) says:

    Bruce Bisset: Teflon John feeling the heat

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/hawkes-bay-today/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503459&objectid=11312854

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  29. ShawnLH (6,671 comments) says:

    “Key has never done an honest days work in his life. He has never produced anything tangible.”

    It’s the age of the internet. Why do you think it’s still the 19th century?

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  30. ShawnLH (6,671 comments) says:

    “He’s just wonderful DPF. You are lucky to have such a man to worship.”

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz……………………………………..

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  31. Milk Me (157 comments) says:

    If the internet failed, I would be KING!!

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  32. oldpark (412 comments) says:

    DPF Would be great to do same on Gomeral Cunliffe.He with a bit of luck will unload the deep dark scandal swirling around him,maye even if things get a wee bit hot or heated, we could even call in an female Asian legal eagle,to help him make it through the night,and maybe the next four weeks.

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  33. Unity (640 comments) says:

    There is a big difference between being a great guy, husband, father, friend etc. That doesn’t mean you are a great Leader to run a country. I like John Key when I see him on TV and have actually heard and met him in public. He comes across as a regular guy. However as a Leader he has let us down enormously with his appeasing politics. In 2008 he didn’t need the Maori Party but he included them and now the country is an increasing mess as far as separatism and racial policies are concerned. Granted he did need the Maori Party in 2011 but by then the damage was well on the way to being done. He should have disposed of the Maori Seats as the MMP Commission said and then we would possibly now be a much happier country with no special privilege based on race. Now, he is too scared to do anything because he believes we could have ‘the Hikoi from hell’!! We do have Police and the Army to deal with any unrest, nipping it in the bud at the first sign and before he grows. The longer it is left the more the mess to clean up.

    However, there is also Chris Finlayson who has been giving away our country as if there is no tomorrow and apologising for something we should in fact have been apologised to by those receiving our sickly apologies. Everything being given away today is based on invented Principles put into legislation in the mid 1980’s and nothing to do with the real Treaty. True settlements were settled years ago. We have all been duped big time and now we seem to be accepting these racist divisions as though they are normal.

    That’s why I admire the people standing for the Conservative Party. They, like me, have had enough and want a change for the better. I hope they achieve their wish. We don’t want more of the same and definitely don’t want a Labour/Green/InternetMana coalition. We would truly be up the creek without a paddle if that should occur. However, on reflection, perhaps that wouldn’t be such a bad idea and then perhaps the Sheeple would hopefully rouse themselves from their deep slumber and start doing something about achieving racial equality under the law. That awful coalition would only last one term even though they could do enormous damage but if that’s what it takes to get people motivated then perhaps it wouldn’t be such a bad thing.

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  34. Hodor (38 comments) says:

    Milkme you fucktard, 2 points:

    1. Personal gain for Key? Doesn’t he donate his PM salary to charity?

    2. I would call a $50 million fortune something tangible.

    Idiot

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  35. Longknives (4,956 comments) says:

    Could you even imagine any of the Dotcom Alliance doing physical drill at 5.40am??
    Cunliffe would apologise to the punching bag afterwards, Wussel would refuse to hit it because he ‘doesn’t like aggression’, Meteria would have a heart attack just thinking about exercise and at 5.40am Laila would still be snuggled up to KDC’s enormous gut waiting for Hone to bring them Breakfast in Bed..

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  36. polemic (460 comments) says:

    John Key sounds like the sort of chap I would like to manage the country.

    He sounds like the average Kiwi Bloke!!!

    Hopefully he’s not sorry for being a bloke though!!!

    Would you trust him to look after the nation?

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  37. IGM (619 comments) says:

    milk/mikenwimp: What effen lowlife losers infiltrating this site. What do you losers do for a living . . . leech.

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  38. themanwhowatches (41 comments) says:

    @jackinabox – Bruce Bissett clearly is a man with an open mind, and quite unprepared to change it. Perhaps that’s the kind of journalism you get out in the sticks. @Unity – well said. Opportunities lost.

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  39. Johnboy (17,051 comments) says:

    All I can say is that fuckwits inhabit the tick department here! :) :)

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  40. oldpark (412 comments) says:

    It would be great to do same for Cunliffe as you did for John Key.I sense some of Cunliffes supporters are feeling left out after reading their vile jealous comments,and their kindergarten comments.Thanks DPF.Looking forward to Cunliffes tell it all confession,we cant have his supporters feeling like children from kindergartens.

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  41. Johnboy (17,051 comments) says:

    John and Bronagh are the nicest people I’ve ever met and we are so lucky that he leads our country and she is our first lady!

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  42. wf (482 comments) says:

    ” never done a decent days work in his life” ?

    I suspect that the definition of a decent days work for some involves a shovel, or saw or burrowing down a coal mine or . . . whatever.
    I’m pretty sure I read that JK worked at a racing stable as a teenager. Before school.

    polemic (394 comments) says:
    August 23rd, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Q. Would you trust him to look after the nation?

    Me: A. I thought that’s what he’s been doing for the past 6 years.

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  43. Dennis Horne (2,403 comments) says:

    Johnboy. Can’t pull the wool over your eyes, you old sheep shagger, ewe.

    PS. What’s with the apostrophe’s persistently in the wrong place’s?

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  44. hj (7,166 comments) says:

    What do you losers do for a living . . . leech.

    Just look along the ‘Gold Coast’ of Connecticut. By the early 20th century, you could find the mansions built by the kings of industry and commerce of the period. Greenwich was home to the Simmons family, who made a fortune in mattresses…the Phelps Stokes family, who made their money in copper products…the Milbanks of Borden Condensed Milk…and ‘Sugar King’ Henry O. Havemeyer. Their grand houses were testament to their grand contributions; they were the people who built the wealth of America.

    The rich got their money honestly back then…or, at least most of it. They put their family names on their products and spent their loot grandly. Silk shirts, top hats, spats…great limousines with chauffeurs…grand balls with orchestras…and servants dressed in proper outfits.

    But now, what’s this? A new bunch of kings have taken its place in Greenwich, dressed in perma-pressed khaki pants with blue, open-collared shirts. They are richer and busier than any group of bees the honey-pot nation has every produced. Still, don’t bother to look for their last names on your refrigerator…or on your armchair…or even on your liquor bottles.

    Paul Tudor Jones, who lives in a house in Greenwich that resembles the mansion in ‘Gone with the Wind’, is a very rich man. But what did he do for the money? He is not a king of industry. He does not bring milk to the masses; nor does he provide copper pipes for their water systems…nor mattresses to rest their weary bones. Mr. Jones is a Bubble King, who manages a $15 billion hedge fund.

    In another little town favored by the new moneyed classes, Norwalk, the granite mansion of steamship magnate and head of U.S. Steel, James Augustus Farrell, has fallen into the hands of another Bubble King – Graham Capital Management, a hedge fund with $5 billion in assets and only 150 employees.

    Graham’s chief financial officer lives on the other side of Long Island Sound and is said to commute to work by boat. We wonder why. At this point in the credit cycle we are convinced that bubble kings can walk on water!

    Last week we argued that the present boom is a ‘fraud.’ This week, we look at those whom the fraud is rewarding so generously. If they are so richly paid, says the theory of modern capitalism, they must richly provide. But what?

    Take Lloyd Blankfein. The Goldman Sachs man took the wheel at the firm after Hank Paulsen went on to greater glory at the Treasury Department. In the six months from the time he took the job until the end of the year, he is reported to have earned $53.4 million. Let’s see, that is about $9 million per month…nearly $2 million per week…or about $400,000 every working day.

    And here…our eyes roll up to heaven as we wonder: What hath this man done? This is where the theory of meritocratic markets begins to pinch the common man like a starched shirt at a summer wedding. He’s sure it’s what he wants to wear; but he’s beginning to get uncomfortable in it. There is no better system than free and unfettered capitalism, he tells himself. He loathes the thought of mobs at Mr. Blankfein’s door…and thinks he is clever enough to resist the meddlers who want to put a limit on how much a man can earn. Still, he senses that there is something not quite right.

    http://www.safehaven.com/article/6790/the-highway-men

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  45. Johnboy (17,051 comments) says:

    Lack of edumication Dennis’ ! :)

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  46. hj (7,166 comments) says:

    “Lax monetary policy has continued for far longer than would normally have been possible, fully 12 years, a period of monetary ease and low real interest rates entirely without precedent. For more than a decade price signals have been distorted and resources have flowed in artificial directions….

    “Globalization and the greater ease of outsourcing have kept wages down at the bottom of the scale in the [United States] and Europe (an effect which excessively lax immigration policy has compounded.) However at the top of the scale those able to benefit from IPOs, those with excessively large homes, the managers of hedge funds and private equity funds and above all the gatekeepers such as Goldman Sachs, who control access to the overwhelming flood of liquidity, have all benefited far more than they should have in a well-functioning economic system…

    “The [United States] and world economic system [have] been distorted in these people’s favor for more than a decade, to the excessive benefit of their net worth. They have enjoyed a bubbling bull market for twelve years, and the wealth of the world has been artificially redistributed into their pockets. They have come to expect such benefits; the Goldman Sachs participation in the Initial Public Offering for the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, in which the firm and its partners, mostly the latter individually, made a $6 billion profit due entirely to its insider position in the world financial markets, might have landed them in jail for insider trading in a more stringent environment but in this market only further fattened their bonus pool.”

    Neither central bankers nor bank robbers create wealth. They merely redistribute it.

    The mob idolizes holdup men; then, often, it lynches them. What they will do to the central bankers and their accomplices in the financial industry, we wait to find out.

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  47. violentrage (37 comments) says:

    where can I get some anti-nausea medication?

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  48. tvb (4,556 comments) says:

    The hatred some on the left have for John Key is just baffling to me except they just hate his political success, his successful marriage and his successful Government. They deal in failure and the politics of failure and hatred. I think we should close the polls at 11am after all the Tories have voted and the Labourites are still getting out of bed.

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  49. Johnboy (17,051 comments) says:

    John Key is the most handsome PM we have ever had. He makes Helen look very ugly. He is more progressive than Dick Seddon. He has a much nicer speaking voice than Keith Holyoake.

    That should do it! :)

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  50. Dennis Horne (2,403 comments) says:

    hj. In the early 70s I worked in The City. I walked from Bank Underground past the Bank of England and down Threadneedle Street every day. England was wealthy due to the City. Or was it? The politicians love the City. Why? It produces an inordinate amount of tax. Now so many jobs have gone along with industry the country is essentially bankrupt.

    John Key is a gifted man, like many of Jewish descent. He understands money. Rothschilds, the Federal Reserve economists: Janet Yellen, Ben Shalom Bernanke, Alan Greenspan…

    Key is popular because he’s put on a good party for us. Pity about the $80 billion borrowed.

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  51. Longknives (4,956 comments) says:

    “John Key is the most handsome PM we have ever had.”

    Can’t argue that JB! The PM’s that I can remember in my lifetime are Muldoon, Lange, Bolger, Moore, Clark etc- Can’t imagine any of them getting modelling contracts in a hurry…
    (Though they did a fine job on the airbrushing of Clarke! Made her look almost human…)

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  52. Johnboy (17,051 comments) says:

    Have you been landing your aircraft on proper airfields recently Dennis?

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  53. Johnboy (17,051 comments) says:

    I’m carrying out an experiment here Longknives! :)

    Dont tell anyone eh! :)

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  54. nasska (12,101 comments) says:

    “Dr” Johnboy I presume? :)

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  55. Dennis Horne (2,403 comments) says:

    Johnboy. No, still repairing the aircraft. I’m no good making money but I can build and fix things. The “kinky” engineer has his tail between his legs. You’d know about kinky and tails… :)

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  56. Johnboy (17,051 comments) says:

    Tails between their legs tend to deter me Dennis! :)

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  57. Nukuleka (402 comments) says:

    Dennis Horne: So you are responsible for the anti Semitic slurs scrawled over National Party billboards are you? Or do you get your low-life mates to do the dirty work for you? You lovingly craft the words and the mucky ones perform the unspeakable deeds.

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  58. Johnboy (17,051 comments) says:

    PhD (stupidity) nasska! :)

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  59. Dennis Horne (2,403 comments) says:

    Post hole Digger?

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  60. Johnboy (17,051 comments) says:

    Us feral folk hate a smart arse Dennis! :)

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  61. Dennis Horne (2,403 comments) says:

    Nukuleka (250 comments) says: August 23rd, 2014 at 6:08 pm
    Dennis Horne: So you are responsible for the anti Semitic slurs scrawled over National Party billboards are you? Or do you get your low-life mates to do the dirty work for you? You lovingly craft the words and the mucky ones perform the unspeakable deeds.

    Yes, I’m racist. Jews are far superior in intellect. Look at the Nobel prize winners in physics.

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  62. Dennis Horne (2,403 comments) says:

    Johnboy. I have standards. For you, any arse will do in poor wethers?

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  63. Dead Earnest (160 comments) says:

    The left’ irrational hatred of Key can be explained in 4 words: “The Politics of Envy”.
    The same motive is behind “anti-semetism”. Why -in evey generation -have the Jewish people suffered persecution?

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  64. polemic (460 comments) says:

    Yes Like it or lump it Jews work very hard and lazy loafers hate them for it because they get ahead.

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  65. Redbaiter (10,428 comments) says:

    The Key sycophants on this blog are painful.

    He may be a better option than the drooling idiot Cunliffe, but if that’s about the best any objective observer might be able to say.

    The abject Woman’s Weakly type fawning over the man is reminiscent of the kind of slack jawed worship that elected Obama.

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  66. waikatogirl (925 comments) says:

    Thanks for the likes, I was a bit nervous coming on with all you seasoned bloggers… (and some know-it-alls)!
    Like some of the others I’d like to know what those against commerce and John Key’s prior employment do for a crust?
    Whatever you think of John Key or his prior employment, like his current position he was good at it. It is not a sin to make money!
    As a business owner I know it is Damn hard work, lots of nights not sleeping well (my husband and I have held lots of board meetings in the wee small hours discussing business, sorting problems). If nobody buys your product you don’t have an income. And employing staff can be a bitch – our manager tried to steal our business!!! Business is not all fun and making dollars. John Key and National ate our best bet at giving everyone a better chance to thrive. Nice. Opening Address John. Not bad for an ex-trader!

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  67. RandySavage (223 comments) says:

    jesus Farrar get off your knees son

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  68. mcardnas (84 comments) says:

    Whatever you think of John Key or his prior employment, like his current position he was good at it. It is not a sin to make money!

    @waikatogirl

    not a sin ?i disagree, immoral practices are most certainly sins. especially when you are instrumental in crashing a whole global economy. gleefully even and then you use that as leverage to finish the place off using the same immoral and corrupt practices by screwing the the already poor daily and selling the rest to the highest bidder , when in reality and at the end of the day your off to live in Hawaii. how this is the best giving everyone a better chance to thrive im not quite sure?

    its the responsibility of every citizen to question authority ~Benjamin Franklin ~ especially CORRUPT authority

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  69. Psycho Milt (2,423 comments) says:

    But Bronagh can get her own back. After Key insists his body is a temple for the fifth time, she says “more like a warehouse”.

    Bloody good job it’s a warehouse, given the number of people crawling up his arse here.

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  70. mcardnas (84 comments) says:

    Hodor (38 comments) says:
    August 23rd, 2014 at 4:30 pm
    Milkme you fucktard, 2 points:

    1. Personal gain for Key? Doesn’t he donate his PM salary to charity?

    2. I would call a $50 million fortune something tangible.

    Idiot

    @Hordor

    key does not need an income while he shafts us, he enjoys doing it, and he has a corruptly gained fortune to live off

    seen a charity receipt have you ?
    differing opinions don’t mean the other person is an idiot, is that really the intelligence of your argument

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  71. Dennis Horne (2,403 comments) says:

    If you knows a better ‘ole go to it.

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  72. Milk Me (157 comments) says:

    Bloody good job it’s a warehouse, given the number of Lemmiwinks crawling up his arse here.

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  73. Unity (640 comments) says:

    I find it amazing how people think John Key is good for this country when you look at how divided we have become under his watch. The economy may be going okay but that’s not everything – by far. It would be much nicer if we could be the happy country we once were. I voted for National in 2008 but haven’t done so since because of the direction in which they have taken this country. We are now more or less an apartheid State. Special privilege based on race is apartheid. I want us to all be racially equal under the one law, have one roll and move on together as was originally intended. Too many people of Maori descent are reverting back to the tribal system which will never ever work for them or the country – and is only part of their heritage anyway. We are conducting fraudulent settlements as if there is no tomorrow. None of the people today are the same people of the early 19th century. We have all inter-married, gone to school together, played together and used to get on really well together. Now we have a grievance industry fostered by the appeasing National Government which is causing enormous divisions and resentment. So, economy aside, this country is quickly going down the gurgler and those who don’t believe it need to wake up and do something about it – now.

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  74. Lance (2,715 comments) says:

    Need anymore proof of how fucking miserable, mean spirited and venal the left are?
    Enough proof here thats for sure.

    After visiting KB I guess it’s their other pastimes like pulling the wings off flies, vandalising billboards and sucking lemons.

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  75. Dennis Horne (2,403 comments) says:

    Unity, but John’s such a nice man! He can’t have done it! :)

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  76. IGM (619 comments) says:

    Why is it that JK’s detractor are invariably low lives who have nothing, are nothing, have never done anything, will never be anything, yet his supporters are invariably hard workers, have a buck, a few assets, and get on with life. Best these detracting worms crawl back into their State houses and keep on envying our popular and successful. He will be around for a long time yet!

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  77. Chuck Bird (4,906 comments) says:

    @unity

    That is why I am voting for Winston. He is the only person who could persuade John Key to have a binding referendum on the retention of the Maori seats. The fact that he is and Ron Mark are Maori would make it possible without violence the Key is talking up.

    Maybe Key or one of his supporter would tell us how he would know when Maori supported the idea. 18% of the population identify as Maori yet 60% are not on the Maori role. How would the be asked?

    John Key: Dropping Maori seats would mean ‘hikois from hell’
    5:00 AM Friday Aug 22, 2014

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11312498

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  78. Bogusnews (414 comments) says:

    What a relief to finally see the media getting off their respective high horses.

    The media seem to find something to pick on National in their attempt to sabotage them every election. First we had Hagers fantasy novel “the hollow men”, then we had the super snoopers where TV3 taped casual conversations and tried to derail them, then the tea pot tapes and now this.

    As with the tea pot tapes they push and push even though the majority of people are not interested. As with “the hollow men” there is absolutely no investigation to see what is really true and what is just conjecture.

    Funnily enough, they NEVER do this to Labour or the Greens. They only attack National. I have cancelled advertising I was going to do with the Herald and will never buy their paper again.

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  79. IGM (619 comments) says:

    There have always been left-wing scum trying to bring down a National Government. I remember the likes of Scott and Walker trying to derail Muldoon . . . he derailed them and won, even with media saturating us with “Super Bill” adverts and promotions. Media hacks are appointed on their political viewpoints, that being the reason we have such a gutless pathetic bunch of losers, misleading the socialist masses, masquerading as journalists.

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  80. OneTrack (3,364 comments) says:

    Chuck – “He is the only person who could persuade John Key to have a binding referendum on the retention of the Maori seats. ”

    Will he be able to persuade Deputy Prime Minister Turei, or Minister Of Maori Affairs Harawira, to have a binding referendum on the retention of the Maori seats?

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  81. mcardnas (84 comments) says:

    After visiting KB I guess it’s their other pastimes like pulling the wings off flies, vandalising billboards and sucking lemons.

    @Lance
    pulling the wings of the detritus eaters? what would be productive about that ?
    as for the billboards its called artistic freedom of speech, and i must say a great improvement to all of them. Kudos to all those artists out there
    and i prefer to make my lemons into lemoncello

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  82. Chuck Bird (4,906 comments) says:

    He will not have to because Winston is a very experienced politician and will not go with a bunch of losers in a coalition that would not last a year. Why would he?

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  83. thedavincimode (6,890 comments) says:

    He may be a better option than the drooling idiot Cunliffe

    OMG, it’s a love fest!

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  84. Unity (640 comments) says:

    I voted for Winston in the last election, Chuck, and waited and waited for him to do something about the Maori seats and binding referenda, but I waited in vain. I’m seriously thinking of giving my Party vote to the Conservatives this time round in the hope they will get enough votes to get several people into Parliament. I feel this is our only hope of reining Key and Finlayson in.

    However IGM(!!) I will be giving my electorate vote to our National candidate even though Key disappoints me big time. I have always been a National Party supporter but not for the Party vote since I helped them with lots of leg work, pounding the streets zand delivering pamphlets, to get them elected in 2008 and realised soon after what a huge mistake I had made.

    Don’t get me wrong. I like John Key, he looks good and smiles a lot and seems to be a very nice man, but a Leader he is not. He’s too weak and appeasing and this country has gone down hill massively since 2008 as far as separatism is concerned. It’s a dangerous way to go and is going to cause enormous problems if it isn’t halted before any more damage is done. Anyone who can’t see that has blinkers on and should wake up.

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  85. G152 (420 comments) says:

    Johnboy. No, still repairing the aircraft. I’m no good making money but I can build and fix things. The “kinky” engineer has his tail between his legs. You’d know about kinky and tails…

    Did you see Ditch Hardings ride ?
    There must be money in Fletcher driving

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  86. itstricky (2,025 comments) says:

    He’s just wonderful DPF. You are lucky to have such a man to worship.

    Actually, I think this post sounds like a love song. It’s not worship, it’s good old fashioned llllluuuuuuuvvvvvvvvvv

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  87. backster (2,196 comments) says:

    John Key’s body is his temple, but David Cunliffes body is his mosque.

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