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Political joke of the week…

16 September 2014 Leave a comment

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NEWSFLASH: Dotcom email almost certainly a fake, says handwriting expert hired by the National party!

 

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Political Joke of the Week…

6 September 2014 4 comments

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John Key was visiting a primary school and the class was in the middle of a discussion related to words and their meanings.

The teacher asked Key if he would like to lead the discussion on the word ‘Tragedy’.

So our Dear Leader asked the class for an example of a ‘Tragedy’.

Manu, a little boy stood up and offered: ‘If my best friend, who lives on a farm, is playin’ in the field and a tractor runs over him and kills him, that would be a tragedy.’

‘Incorrect,’ said Key… ‘That would be an accident.’

A little girl raised her hand: ‘If a school bus carrying fifty children drove over a cliff, killing everybody inside, that would be a tragedy.’

‘I’m afraid not’, explained Key ‘that’s what we would refer to as a great loss’.

The room went silent. No other children volunteered. Key searched the room.

‘Isn’t there someone here who can give me an example of a tragedy?’

Finally, at the back of the room, little Johnny raised his hand and said: ‘If a plane carrying you and Paula Bennett was struck by a ‘friendly fire’ missile an’ blown to smithereens, that would be a tragedy…’

‘Fantastic’ exclaimed Key, ‘and can you tell me why that would be a tragedy?’

‘Well’, said Johnny, ‘it has to be a tragedy, because it certainly wouldn’t be a great loss, and it probably wouldn’t be a fucking accident either!’

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Fastest growing poverty

Above image acknowledgment: Francis Owen/Lurch Left Memes

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Laughing/crying at Dirty Politics…

6 September 2014 Leave a comment

When satirists remind us at the absurdity of dirty politics…

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The only ‘down-side’ to Emerson’s cartoon above is that the image of Key lying supine, with grotesque monsters bursting from his chest, implies that he was somehow an “innocent victim” in Dirty Politics.

I doubt that very much.

Especially as the next image implies;

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Dirty politics - tui - yeah right

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Ms Murdoch’s cartoon, on the other hand, is spot on;

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Dunne won’t read ‘muck-raking’ Dirty Politics

2 September 2014 1 comment

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peter dunne - dirty politics

 

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Full story: Dunne won’t read ‘muck-raking’ Dirty Politics

Because as we all know, ignorance is such bliss. Eh, Mr Dunne?

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Whale spotted off Wellington

2 September 2014 Leave a comment

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whale in wellington

 

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Full story: Whale spotted off Wellington

Shouldn’t that be a “Southern Right Wing Whale”?!

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A positive story of political co-operation!

28 August 2014 2 comments

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Wellington, NZ, 23 August - The following is a true story and shows how the natural inclination of the rank-and-file of our main left-wing parties is to work together…

I’ve been in contact with both the Green Party and Internet-Mana, to offer both parties a spot on my front lawn for election billboards.

The Green Party was the first to respond, and I outlined my idea to them that I wanted a billboard frame to be erected on an angle, so that Internet-Mana would build the second “arm” of a V-shape frame, and attach their own election corflute. The plan;

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election frame construction

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The Green’s billboard team were agreeable to the idea, and a couple of members arrived two days ago to erect their hoarding frame.

Before they started their work, one of the team members – Ian –  knocked on my door to advise that they had a spare hoarding frame. He offered a suggestion – and what followed was perhaps the most remarkable and positive story relating to this election campaign.

One facing was covered with the main Green Party hoarding;

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Green Party

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- with a smaller, detachable corflute (the plastic sign) attached to the other side.

Ian’s suggestion? That the second facing of the V-shape could be used by Internet-Mana, when they arrived, to attach their own corflute sheet. The small “Green Party” corflute could be easily detached and stored away until collection on 19 September.

In effect, two Green Party volunteers with no allegiance to another political party, had decided to extend a helping hand and assist Internet-Mana’s own election campaign by putting up a wooden frame for them. Nothing was asked in return. It was sheer Kiwi good will.

It was an amazing experience and perhaps, sometimes, we forget the good people of this country who want to participate in our democratic process – and not just focus on those politicians who are self-serving and negative. Especially to allies on the Left.

Without naming names, certain other people on the Left might reflect on this story.

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vote mana labnour green

Above image acknowledgment: Francis Owen/Lurch Left Memes

This blogpost was first published on The Daily Blog on 24 August 2014

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Planet Key!

3 August 2014 6 comments

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This is simply brilliant…

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Don’t forget to share far and wide!

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