Tweeted by Barry Soper, who somehow let John Key grab his microphone.
It was a well known curse: Helen Clark would turn up at a match, and the All Blacks would lose.
The trouble with Martin Luther Cunliffe is that he likes to be all things to all people.
The other trouble for him is that he’s never been forgiven for his disloyalty to the Dithering David Shearer and his latest action in sacking his campaign manager, for what was stating the bleedingly obvious, will further isolate him.
This is what Jenny Michie said: “It would be naive to imagine that there would be no resistance to a gay Prime Minister at this point. I think some people might have a problem with it, I don’t.”
There are a couple of things about the comment. She made it on a political show on telly before Martin Luther had grandly declared his candidacy for the top job. One would have thought then, he would have been aware of her views before he got her to manage his campaign.
And if that’s the case you’d have to ask a question about his sincerity in his so called zero tolerance for anyone who goes near the personal life of any candidate.
Freedom of speech clearly isn’t part of the Cunliffe lexicon. Read more »
Barry Soper, who views life through red tinted lenses, has described Mallard’s nasty little stunt yesterday as an ‘own goal’:
But it’s a party that can’t help tripping over itself as it did yesterday when Trevor Mallard flew into the bear pit, accusing the pedantic Nick Smith of bludging off the taxpayer after he tearfully relieved himself of his ministry last year when his Bronwyn Pullar conflict of interest became an embarrassment.
Of course he’s repented and is now back in the fold. Mallard claimed he’d stayed on in his taxpayer supplied ministerial home when he wasn’t entitled to.
Smith tells us he stayed on for a couple of weeks so that his kids could finish their school term which would seem reasonable in the circumstances.
But big Gezza Brownlee wasn’t going to let them get away with that. He ruffled Mallard’s feathers, saying what’s good for the goose is good for the gander. Read more »
Remember the fuss when John Key said a radio host was wearing a gay red shirt?
I wonder of they will express the same outrage over Barry Soper’s comments on Twitter…a far more public arena than some obscure Farming radio show. Read more »
I watched the entire 16:01 of David Shearer’s stand up this morning.
Journalists were laughing at his answers and Barry Soper even accused him of contradicting himself.
He refused to say when he first heard about the man ban and why he didn’t act sooner…
He refused to answer the question about whether quotas were still a live proposal…
One reporter puts him on the spot over his false claims of democracy…
Once Shearer got onto talking about GCSB he even screwed that up. Read more »
Barry Soper is usually a Labour fan-boi, but today he doesn’t hold back.
The dismal opinion poll ratings for Labour a few weeks back charged the Tory’s political arsenal. Every time the hapless, Dithering David Shearer stood up in Parliament’s bear pit to ask State Homie John Key whether he stood by all his statements, the volley began.
Of course he stood by the statements he’d been making to his fellow conspirators that The Ditherer’s days were numbered.
It was ‘head on the plate stuff’, but this week it’ll be carcass on the spit with Labour’s so called man-ban, where they’ll consider standing only women in some electorates to get a gender balance. Shearer was quick to distance himself from the feral feminists but he does lead a Party where the idea’s been entertained.
Currently they’ve got 14 women and 20 men MPs, even if the media had to point out the correct figures to them. So why do they want more women? Well there could be two reasons for that, to improve on the talent, or lack of it, that they’ve already got or to Morris dance with The Kermits who’re committed to the gender balance. Read more »
Now that Judith Collins has shown the way, they’re all wanting a piece of the sledging action.
Not a bad effort from Bazza either
Ganesh Nana has claimed he has no political motivation for his ringing endorsement and analysis of the Green/Labour economic terrorism power policy.
Berl’s chief economist is defending himself from Government criticism over his analysis of the Labour – Greens plan to nationalise power pricing.
Ganesh Nana claims the reduced power prices would create more than $400 million worth of economic activity.
Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce says the numbers are fanciful.
But Dr Nana says he has used standard textbook stuff and denies he is politically motivated. Read more »