Sledge of the Day

Has to be Judith Collins smacking the Labour Skycity hypocrites in the chops.

Justice Minister Judith Collins says they’re a “bunch of hypocrites” who have “left their principles at the door”.

“They should stop slagging off Sky City and be very happy to take their hospitality.”

She wins because of the shit-eating grin she had when she delivered it. 

John Key is a close second.

“These guys have been running around parading as if they’re holier than thou, telling everybody how terrible SkyCity is and how the sky was going to cave in because a convention centre was being built and the moment we turn our back they are taking their sausage rolls and free beers in their box watching the All Blacks play,” he said today.

“I think they have been caught out, I think they are very embarrassed by the fact that they have been deeply hypocritical and I think New Zealanders will judge them very badly for this.”

  • Michael

    National need to do this more often – call out Labour (& Greens) on their atrocious behaviour. These statements by Collins and Key are great.

    • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

      Absolutely my point Michael. John Key is way over gentle, soft and sweet. There is not a single vein of bad blood in his body. He cannot act nasty or say nasty things about other people….very sad really.

  • Donovan Jackson

    Shame and poor Goffie doesn’t understand what hypocrisy means.

    • johnbronkhorst

      Probably can’t even spell it.

    • parorchestia

      And he probably can’t spell it since standards slipped in his day.

    • IWantToBeLikeMallardOneDay

      Or his constituency unfortunately.

    • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

      They don’t need to understand it because they have defined it…

  • Lion_ess

    Great to see TV3 call Sheep, Goofy and co, out on the 6pm news last night. Rank hypocrisy.

    • andrew carrot

      Huge change in editorial policy

      • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

        Paddy Grower has seen God…..But Garden gnome Campbell won’t change that easily…

    • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

      I missed it Lion_ess!!! Finally the communists at TV3 might have realised that if Sheep comes to power, the country will be so broke, there won’t be TV station to run….

      • Lion_ess

        TV3 is privately owned if I’m not mistaken, not that one would know this by the content. Cops, government lackeys, cooking and campbell.

  • In Vino Veritas

    Hypocrisy from the left is a common theme. Try the following:

    Sky City corporate box
    The hobbit movie
    The slagging of Jackie Blue (after their 9 years of making political appointments)
    The slagging of Wayne Mapp (same as above)
    Golden handshakes
    Crafar farms
    Corruption – who was it that missappropriated $800K or so?
    Goffs attacks on McCully over Myanmar
    Attacks on Key re phoning Fletcher when they had MP’s sitting on appointment panels
    Cullen accepting a knighthood after Labour had voted them abolished
    Memory lapses allowed for socialists, but not conservatives (shearer and $50K or so.
    – people who suffer memory lapses are not fit to hold office)
    Sky City again – Shearer and RWC tickets.
    I’m sure there are more. But the list is already long.

    • blokeintakapuna

      That’s a great list to add to for a “front and centre” list of all of Labour’s credentials for the running of the entire country… Nice work IVV

      • Whafe

        Be great to keep a list going as a living document…

        • Ronnie Chow

          On the blog . The right side is blank . Can that be used for a list of the faux pas of the pink slime . There to remind all who visit .

          • Whafe

            Totally agree. I am all for the list being open to the right side to.
            Astounds me that the hypocrisy of the left absolutely knows no boundaries…
            It goes to show, their brains are wired differently ;)

    • williamabong

      This list should become a living document, the more exposure it gets the worse these troughing cunts look.

      Two notable additions are –
      Encouraging a driver and the police to break the law so you could get to a rugby game, then lying and pushing those you instructed under the bus.
      Signing and the offering for auction, an artwork you did not paint, a clear case of forgery.

      • andrew carrot

        drunk driving

        • IWantToBeLikeMallardOneDay

          I don’t know if that’s an example of left wing hypocrisy…

          • andrew carrot

            It is when you’re lowering alcohol level tolerances.

          • IWantToBeLikeMallardOneDay

            I stand corrected. Point taken.

          • Hazards001

            And the minister for ACC

    • http://keepingstock.blogspot.com/ Keeping Stock

      Plenty more IVV – enough for Ian Wishart to have written a book!

    • johnbronkhorst

      Add a greens column to you list.
      I’ll start you off.
      Jeannette Fitzsimons being on the shareholders list of “Wind flow Technologies”
      (who make wind turbines) while advercating the govt. build more wind farms.
      2 green MP’s separately claiming accommodation expenses (in full) for a house in Wellington……That they were sharing!!!

      • Refn8tor

        And another …

        Remember Fitzimons and the fire ban?

        http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10362592

        • johnbronkhorst

          Yes, she perfected the little old harmless, butter wouldn’t melt in her mouth, lady…persona.

          • Time For Accountability

            That had shares in the Eco light bulb company and then tried to changethe law so we could only use Eco Bulbs.

      • IWantToBeLikeMallardOneDay

        That’s opportunistic self-interest and cronyism, not hypocrisy.

    • unsol

      Some of my favourites to add to the list:

      *Credit card fraud
      *Attacking Dunne on alleged leaking of the Kitteridge Report when they have a long proven history of actually doing it (Dalziel & Goff)
      *Calling the rich “pricks” whilst enabling the rich to get richer – 600% increase in the rich list over the time the 5th Labour govt was in power, gaping loopholes in the TAA meaning the 1% rich not only didn’t pay their portion of tax, but were able to scam WFF too….still a problem given Labour’s leader is one of the rich pricks…..and a fraudulent one at that too.
      *In 2001 Trevor Mallard (MOE at the time) rejected the
      recommendation of the Strategic Plan Working Group, “for whanau
      [family] and families to have a universal entitlement to a reasonable amount of
      free, high quality early childhood education” and even described it as ‘blue skies thinking’ and “fiscally
      irresponsible then low & behold a sudden change of heart just because they think it will get them a few more votes
      *Declaring themselves as anti the war in Afghanistan yet they were the party that first sent our troops over
      * Declaring or implying anti-American sentiments (especially Helen Clark) then nek minute they are working for the UN – the USA’s most overfunded, completely toothless lapdog.
      *Helen Clark choosing a place like the CHCH Cathedral to deliver a speech despite declaring herself as an atheist….

      The list is of course endless

      • parorchestia

        Add Mallard’s closing of many schools then criticizing Hekia for doing so (when it was a necessity).

        • johnbronkhorst

          and then selling the land to developers!! Asset sales?

          • unsol

            and and and and!!!

            ohhh & completely forgot about asset sales too!

        • unsol

          damn it how could i forget that. Pleasant Pt high school springs to mind – a growing roll but you know, made sense to close it anyway & make the kids go all the way to Timaru.

          Bloody hypocrites – at least CHCH policies were for a real reason….earthquakes tend to change demographics!!!

          • johnbronkhorst

            Brentwood school…in Trentham, now has houses on it. Nearest primary school….about an extra 2km in any direction.

          • unsol

            Isn’t there a Trentham Primary school?

            Not to mention Pinehaven Primary – growing roll & he nearly closed that

            OHHH and what about the funding freeze for 5 years to push the high schools into accepting a super school

            And then there is all the wee schools in rural areas……Labour’s education policies make for delightful reading….they really did/dovalue our children’s education…..not!

            God bless google!

          • johnbronkhorst

            YES Tretham primary about 2Km toward Upper Hutt on Fergusson drive. Pinehaven school is in Silverstream across the track from St. Pats college about 5 km further away from Upper Hutt.

          • unsol

            I think Pinehaven School is in the suburb of Pinehaven (google maps!) :-)

            Re Trentham Primary I just meant wouldn’t Brentwood have been a double up?

          • kehua

            Started school at Silverstream 1955 never ever forgot Miss Gruby about 120 years old and a right arm with a 3ft builders rule extension.

          • johnbronkhorst

            “OHHH and what about the funding freeze for 5 years to push the high schools into accepting a super school”
            I remember the principle of Upper Hutt college saying that the funding shortfall had got so bad, that they had mushrooms growing in the hallways.
            They now (after the 2008 election) have new buildings on the site and seem to have expanded.

          • unsol

            Good grief!

          • parorchestia

            Pleasant Point High had one of the best academic records in the country. It was also a centre point for the whole community.

            I think this whole thread should be sent to every Labour MP.

          • unsol

            We should all take screen shots & 1,2, 3 email away…of course everyone knows that are people are that proactive!

            I regularly annoy Labour…I have sent plenty of emails pointing out their blatant hypocrisy. I consider it a public duty to remind them some people remember the abyss between their words & their actions :-)

      • johnbronkhorst

        Skyhawks have 8 more years………Mothballed within 8 months.
        We will follow the Quiggly report…(said to buy the F-16’s from the USA) but we don’t have them …do we!

        • andrew carrot

          …or the last two ANZAC frigates

      • TomTom

        Lol how is it hypocritical for an atheist to give a speech in a church, though? The church is a meeting place for many people, politicians naturally go to those meeting places.

        • unsol

          Are you being serious? House of God vs atheist….not sure where the confusion could be! :-)

          • TomTom

            I am. Being atheist/agnostic does not prevent one from going to a church and talking to it’s members. It’s not like she went there and said things like “GOD SUX” is it?

          • unsol

            The downers weren’t from me

            Actually she has pretty much said that – made quite a big deal of it…kind of like Shearer vs Skycity. You can’t mock something or someone then demand or accept their hospitality (without apologising first) – it’s audacious & hypocritical

          • TomTom

            You so paranoid about people thinking you’re a serial down-voter… is there something you’re not telling us ;) Hahaha

            No worries. It would be hypocritical lol if she did that then.

          • unsol

            Only when I reply then the recipient gets one – I prefer to be more open & honest :-) But you should have noticed I am the recipient of more down votes than up – on big moral issues anyone. But I see that as validation for the truth slapping them in the face!

            Btw I may actually have to retract – I can’t seem to find an example of where she mocked the faith per se.

            Whoops….!

          • TomTom
          • unsol

            Yes saw that too – she has also said she “holds no religious beliefs”

            Must have read it in context of someone’s opinion on what she said rather than it being a direct quote.

            Oh well. She’s still a hypocrite in every other way!

          • TomTom

            You won’t get any argument from me about that!

            Yeah – it was quite strange if I remember right about the media’s temporary fascination with the party leaders’ religious affiliations at the time. In fact, judging from the flop of Destiny’s party, we seem to prefer that religion stays out of politics, but that’s just my interpretation.

          • unsol

            Mine too

            Btw since you’re a dunners boy – have a drink at the cook for me. A sad day for sure!

  • Pita

    If it’s sleazy for the government to use Sky city’s money for the benefit few pokie machines…How much sleazier is it for the opposition to take their hospitality for the benefit of themselves?

  • GazzW

    An absolutely monumental SMOG magnified by Shearer who by dint of his own stupidity in visiting the corporate box for ‘ten minutes’ is now unable to give his hypocritical MPs a public tongue lashing to save party face.

    What I want to know now is did Faafoi, Cosgrove, King and possibly even Goff accept free overnight accommodation from Sky City given that the game finished after the last flights had departed for Wellington and Christchurch.

  • blokeintakapuna

    Totally…agree they need to call out L&G more often – not for middle NZ, but for the swing voters and in the hope there’s some previous L&G supporters that are just so completely embarrassed and tired of the L&G shrilling, hypocrisy and faux sanctimonious outrage at pretend events they manufacture in an attempt to create a weapon of which to bash National with.

    The swing voters and those becoming highly disillusioned with L&G need it all spelled out for them in plain language just how atrocious L&G are.

    They need to see National holding L&G feet to the fire on issues so the MSM simply can’t ignore it anymore… and a great place to start would be with Shearer’s secret off-shore US bank account…

    There’s new “Anti Money Laundering” laws coming into effect very, very soon for all of the developed world, making our entire banking system that much more stringent. One of the new requirements is that someone depositing a lump sum amount – say $50K for instance – is that they need to be able to prove conclusively where the money came from and how they came into possession of that money. They have to prove beyond any doubt that lump sum amount is legitimately theirs and they can prove it.
    But these new laws only come into effect late this month or early next month… but the cynic in me finds the timing of Shearer’s find somewhat “convenient”
    However – as much as National would love to hang Shearer out to dry on his “sudden discovery” they would much prefer him as “opposition leader” come next election, so maybe that’s why they haven’t tried pushing for Shearer’s head?

    • parorchestia

      I think there is also a sense of decency in National – they don’t like ad hominem arguments. They argue facts – or try to.
      Ad hominem arguments should be against the Standing Orders of the House (they probably are, but I’m not Speaker!)

      • unsol

        I agree. JK gets a little cheeky at times, but overall they just don’t seem to stoop to gutter politics. And they don’t need to – the facts always means Labour & the Greens end up with egg on their face.

        They bring Fred & Ricki (I love Lucy) to life….

  • williamabong

    They can’t help themselves, it;s in the breeding, hypocrisy and Labour are two words that just seem to fit so well together.
    Keep sticking it up them Crusher, we all know the media wont.

  • Ronnie Chow

    Is the MSM turning ? . The bad news train for Shearer/Turei/Norman gathers steam .

    • Whafe

      Be HUGE if they were turning Ronnie… Need to see far more evidence of that to make that call… But hey, it may be turning…
      They may have to, it will be getting to embarrassing not to turn, the Pinko’s are just nothing but a train wreck

    • http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/ Petal

      No. The level of idiocy reached by Labour and Greens has got to such a volume that even the most left-leaning are shaking their heads.

      • Sarrs

        I think you’re dead on there. It will be back to business as usual next week.

    • Dave

      Ronnie, I think some in the media are realizing just what a circus and venomous pit the Labour and their Joint venture partner and part owner, the Greens really are. The wise and intelligent Journos are starting to turn, not wanting to be associated by their gutter thinking.

      Its rather simple Journo’s, If you hang out with rabid dogs, you will end up with Fleas!!!

      Must send a 44 Galllon drum of FRONTLINE to a Mr Fisher, he seems to have a particularly bad infestation lately.

  • maninblack

    haha it doesnt extend to the greens! classic!

  • Rangi

    I thought the issue was the 35 year deal & extra pokie allowances the Nats gave SkyCity – What is this smokescreen?? – It is funny how senior ministers got out maneuvered by such an obvious ploy…

    A “sledge” from Judith Collins is just a discredit to the concept…

    • Ronnie Chow

      Nothing like the bailout Labor gave to South Canterbury Finance .

      The pokies at Sky City are not very busy at any time , so why would a few extra increase problem gambling ?

      It is not funny that Ministers got maneuvered here . Look not at what a Politician says. Look instead at what they DO . Their words are a smokescreen . Their actions put them in the corporate box . That’s where they want to be . LOVED .

      • Rangi

        Whoops, it wasn’t Labour who bailed out SCF, can you say “Own goal” Ronnie?
        8% guaranteed return was a JK mysticism, the rationale being “That’s what Australia are doing!” – Really fucking stupid logic when it would have been quite easy to return deposits & legislate out of the rest, They do it all the time, just look at the SBFS legislation…

        • johnbronkhorst

          The LAW that applied to the “bail out” of SCF was introduced in ….2008 by LABOUR!!!!!

          • Rangi

            C’mon, be thorough – What law was that? How much was it opposed by the Nats? As I’ve said, the bail out I could live with, the 8% JK bonus?? fuck no…

          • johnbronkhorst

            so fucking what!! Labour’s law, I didn’t say I disagreed with it. I didn’t disagree with several things they did. But it didn’t stop them being the most dishonest, corrupt and incompetent govt. NZ has EVER had!!!

          • Rangi

            Dishonest? only applicable when your dishonesty outweighs your honesty & applicable to all parties. Corrupt? yep, that describes the SBFS approach to a T. Incompetent? not sure as they have no real, effective entity to measure against.

            It must be somewhat reassuring for National to see such die hard support for anything & everything they do. Now they just have to hypnotise the rest of us who are awake.

          • johnbronkhorst

            To answer your questions
            Dishonest?…….Pledge card, paintings, GE corn, speeding.
            Corrupt?….Philip Field.
            Incompetent.. We were in recession 12 months BEFORE the GFC after a sustained period of GLOBAL economic growth that had been the best in a generation!
            As for the last paragraph…it is Labour supporters who are blind and have been lied to for decades and still don’t get it!

          • Rangi

            Dishonest, you give me Speeding & GE Corn (FFS!), Corrupt, you give me Phillip Field I give you a Gilmore and raise you a Nick Smith.
            Incompetent, You give me a Michael Cullen & I’ll raise you a Hekia Parata, Don Brash, John Banks & checkmate you with a Judith Collins.
            (For the record, I think the Nats do more good than harm and are worth persevering with)

          • johnbronkhorst

            Really and how many of nationals MP’s went to jail (Gilmore vs Field. As for incompetent ” Hekia Parata, Don Brash, John Banks & checkmate you with a Judith Collins.” shows you have no idea what the word even means!!

          • Ronnie Chow

            Awake on Turei’s herb farm perhaps .

            Meanwhile , most of the country realizes that we’re dong ok in a global recession and that your buddies can’t even dream of doing any better .

          • Dave

            And Rangi, lets not forgot that National had an obligation to HONOUR those policies to keep confidence in our system, had they withdrawn those policies put in place by LABOUR, our Economy would have COLLAPSED before Greece’s did!!

            If a Govt reverses such policies, the bankers and financiers walk, in fact they RUN, Gone!!

            Now lets see some real form, Labour/Greens……. we will buy back/nationalize MRP shares when we get into power, over $200 mill wiped off the shares, you see what an irresponsible, illogical/stupid move that was, It cost YOU, and every member of your whanau, and every person in NZ at least $50!!

          • dyannt

            Don’t have time for research at the moment – but I seem to recall that there was some joint agreement between Labour and National towards the end of the year of 2008. It was while Labour were still in office, before they had handed over to National.

          • blokeintakapuna

            Agreement – or Hobson’s choice?

          • dyannt

            A very good point, bloke. The best of a bad job probably.

        • In Vino Veritas

          Rangi, but it was Labour who legislated the Crown Retail Deposit Guarantee Scheme which forced the National government to cover the depositors.
          Labour bought the scheme in in 2008, effectively guaranteeing $133 billion.
          Michael Cullen had the bare faced affront to blame Kevin Rudd for “forcing” Labour into a more comprehensive, open ended scheme. What a joke.
          On the “Own Goal” Rangi, I’d say you’d be best to look a bit closer to home.

        • Ronnie Chow

          Woops it WAS Labor . What tree are you barking from ?

          • Rangi

            If you recall – it was National who called in the statutory managers for no good reason & to the surprise of everyone in the market – hardly the work of Labour

          • Patrick

            The fact that the Serious Fraud Office laid 21 charges against five people would suggest your statement above is misleading at best. Or are you suggesting a blind eye should have been turned to the fraudulent activities?

  • RockyFist

    If Goff went along “to watch a game of rugby” as he states then he could have paid with his own money like the rest of us ‘working class’ kiwis. Maybe even sat amongst us instead of living it up on the large courtesy of Sky City.

    • Ronnie Chow

      Labor have the principles of a horny male elephant .

      • parorchestia

        Don’t insult elephants.

    • blokeintakapuna

      The PM sat in the crowd watching…

      • Dave

        JK the Ordinary bloke, why isn’t there a Pic of him with his family in the “ordinary stand” with fellow kiwis, alongside a pic of the Labour honchos at SKYCITY sipping Champers and eating Caviar and pork pies!

        Well done on your amazing hypocrisy LIEBOUR, Could not get any better!!

        • IWantToBeLikeMallardOneDay

          Gauche caviar, champagne socialists, limousine/learjet liberals, take your pick.

    • IWantToBeLikeMallardOneDay

      Imagine the shit he’d get if he had to sit in the bleachers with hoi polloi like me.

    • Patrick

      He ain’t ever gonna pay for something with his own money while he is still sucking on the public tit

  • http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/ Petal

    TImes like these we miss the likes of McPhail & Gadsby. I can see the skit now: Goff stuffing his face with food, sloppily throwing booze after it, excess dribbling down his chin, saying “I disapprove of your company’s tactics!”. It would make a great bit of visual satire.

    • blokeintakapuna

      Haha.. With Shearer right beside Goof doing the same, stuffing his face and trying to mumble… “I’m only here for 10 minutes to give them my opinion on their hospitality” with sausage roll crumbs and spittle coming out both sides of his mouth…

  • Bryan

    john keys one the other day was classic about winston “He loves that innuendo stuff he thrives on it but he generally has nothing “

    • Sarrs

      Winston’s a sly old dog. Throw a bone out the shrieking masses on the left and watch them fight over it before they realise it’s poisoned. I’m beginning to think that he just does it for fun.

  • Steve (North Shore)

    This current Labour Party is dumber than dumb.
    Long may it continue – costs a few bucks to wave the carrot and lead the troughers up the garden path, but never ever give the bastards the power of Government

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