The new Mana/Green/Labour coalition government greet the people on parliament’s steps
29 November, 2014
The new Mana/Green/Labour coalition government greet the people on parliament’s steps
29 November, 2014
The Police take their ceremonies very seriously.
Good manners and a bit of decorum are important to them.
Police graduations, especially, are a very big deal to the cops and families of recruits.
So my friends in the cops are not at all happy with Labour’s Police spokesman, Kris Fa’afoi.
He was invited to attend the final police graduation of the year in December at the college in Porirua – in Fa’afoi’s electorate no less - but when the time came his seat on the stage lay empty. No apologies, no excuses, nothing.
The cops didn’t like that at all. So where was the stupid boy, who claims to care so much about the Police? Read more »
This election coincided with a worldwide protest of hippies that came up with some nice slogans but not much else other than up-twinkles and down-twinkles.
A few smelly hippies are still camped in Aotea Square but they are largely ignored, mainly because Len Brown refuses to look after the interests of ratepayers.
One of the claims of the Occupy movement and one enthusiastically parroted by useful idiots who prefer slogans to solutions, people like Martyn Bradbury, was that they represented the 99%. they represented the 99% against the evil and power hungry 1% who allegedly controlled all the wealth.
Elections are a contest of ideas. The Mana party embraced the Occupy movement, their strategists peppered Hone Harawira’s speeches and sound bites with slogans from Occupy. Martyn Bradbury tallked up the Mana party endlessly on his television shows, He constantly said the 99% would rise up and Mana would deliver 3% of the vote and several MPs into parliament. He constantly talked about “cheap brainfart” telephone polls that missed the disenfranchised poor and at the same time lauded dodgy polls like Horizon which were web-based and likewise discriminated against the disenfranchised poor.
I note that Martyn has bee strangely silent about the “cheap brainfart” polls and also strangely silent about his predictions of the election. He is always quick to gloat about his predictions coming true but has been silent about his predictions this election. Almost every episode I endured of CitiZen A with this bigot he brought up his ideas on polling and how on the basis of one poll in Auckland for the Mayoral elections all poll, except Horizon, were wrong.
So int eh contest of ideas were the slogans true?
Well in a way they were and they weren’t
We discovered that the 99% were in fact the 1%. Mana scored 1%.
We also found that the 1% were also the 1%, with ACT scoring exactly that.
So now we can say that the 1% is actually the opposite ends of the same scale and take up as much space politically…1%.
You know people are beyond help when they can’t even get off their arses to help themselves and send the missus instead.
Maori women are faking symptoms to get medication or help for their men, who refuse to go to the doctor.
Health providers in Rotorua say Maori men are reluctant to go to their GPs, fearful of receiving bad news, and have welcomed research published this week in AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples which has highlighted the issue.
The research paper said Maori women were going to their GPs presenting the symptoms of their Maori male partners to get health information and medication.
Former general manager of Te Whanau Hauora o Ngongotaha, Rob Beckett, said it happened locally and, in his experience, Maori men were reluctant to go to their general practitioner because they were scared of the likelihood of bad news.
No amount of money or welfare or hugs and kisses can make up for drop kicks like this. Who would have thought that the warrior race had become so gay?
Once were Warriors, pfffft.
Following up on the post earlier in the day on Labour marginals at risk, the following seats probably are not at as much risk as the others.
New Lynn: Groser hasn’t been in the electorate enough over three years to take the seat from Cunliffe, despite Silent T not really having much rapport with the voters.
Waimakariri: Very tight numbers wise but Cosgrove has a good reputation in his electorate and Wilkinson has a bad one. Cosgrove may just pull it off, mainly because he has de-branded.
Port Hills: Dyson is safe. Carter isn’t trying, and Dyson has a loyal following from her electorate that only comes from the right kind of hard work.
Wellington Central: Farrars pick for Labour’s first gay leader is probably not under threat as it is the liberal elite that keep him there, not the traditional Labour voter who are not going to turn out or will vote for John Key. Expect Wellington Central party vote to go to National.
Ohariu: Chauvel was a chance before he revealed himself to be a key member of the nasty party. Abusing noisy kids on a plane, complaining about being attacked because he is a gay rich prick etc doesn’t make it easy for people to vote for our mate Chucky. And Charles your campaign car is gayer than Fossy’s gay ute.
That leaves five seats: Rimutaka, Christchurch Central, Palmerston North, Mana and Hutt South that are all in play. Labour can kiss goodbye to New Plymouth again already.
It’s a far cry from his hey day…
An observant reader took these last Saturday in the Mana electorate. Charles Chauvel and Kris Fa’afoi only had some Labour supporters holding the placards. My tipster didn’t see any of his neighbours come out. Charles wasn’t looking very GQ either.
Charles was apparently more interested in the can in the gutter than giving out details. My tipster asked him if it was true that he was a “one“. Deny deny deny…..apparently.
Note the use of an illegal Stop Sign while standing on a road. Given that they’ve told supporters not to use them near the road because the LTSA confirms they’re illegal either Kris Faa’fai is utterly stupid or Labour lied to the LTSA and the public. Looks like I will have to write to the Police now.
I wonder if he has actually moved in to the electorate as he promised yet? Would someone check the electoral roll please.
65 Parties with certain names not to be registered
The Electoral Commission shall refuse an application for the registration of a political party if, in its opinion, the name of the party or any proposed abbreviation—
(a) is indecent or offensive; or
(b) is excessively long; or
(c) is likely to cause confusion or mislead electors; or
(d) contains any reference to a title or honour or similar form of identification.
Arguably confusion or the potential to mislead would arise if the Mana Party were to field a candidate in Mana.
Interestingly there is another Mana party, but in India. It has some similarities with the Mana Party here:
Mana Party (‘Our Party’) is a political party in Andhra Pradesh, India. It was founded in 2007 by 93 BC Castes’ Aiykya Vedika. MLC Kasani Gnaneswer is the president of the party. The party seeks to represent backward caste interests.
Speaking also about confusion, there could be some issues for the registration of the logo. Te Mana Kōrero is a government organisation that is part of the Ministry of Education, it has a logo that is not dis-similar to the Mana party logo. Sure it uses a different font but it has the same triangle devices in the letters and uses the same colour for the lettering.
It will be interesting to see if the Electoral Commission says anything about this.
Kris “Forrest” Fa’afoi is at it again with recovered memories, and again it is to do with fast food. In this week’s Northern Courier he is making shit up again an repeating for the fifth time his lie about McDonalds.
This guy is a real chump. I note he remembers KFC with “almost” the same entusiasm. Since he was 3 months old and in nappies in Christchurch when he allegedly remembered the opening of Porirua McDonalds then that dodgy KFC meal he is waxing on lyrical about must have been far from memorable.
I just bet he was pretty excited. Kind of like this excited.
Hekia Parata’s strong campaign in Mana means that it is now a marginal seat. This means National could well ride on the coat-tails of Hekias success and make it a strategic seat.
Labour have nominated their strategic seats, but National haven’t. With such a tiny majority Faafoi must be worried that National will pull resources out of Wellington to concentrate on taking the seat off him.
The only other marginal seat in Wellington is Wellington Central, where Grant Roberston won a 1904 majority. Grant has a reputation as a hard working pinko that does well in his latte sipping electorate, and it is hard to see a National candidate challenging him.
This means Hekia could benefit from the National Party taking resources out of Rongatai (hard core red), Hutt South (Mallard has a lock on it) and Ohariu (Shanks could well be signing up for Bob Jones’ course at Massey).
With a final margin of just 1406 and in reality the only winnable seat now in the Wellington region the case is strong for Mana to become a strategic seat.
Electorate Winning Candidate Losing Candidate EV EV Margin
Waimakariri COSGROVE, Clayton (LAB) WILKINSON, Kate (NAT) 15,970 16,360 -390
Rimutaka HIPKINS, Christopher John (LAB) WHITESIDE, Richard (NAT) 12,982 13,735 -753
Christchurch Central BURNS, Brendon (LAB) WAGNER, Nicky (NAT) 13,143 14,078 -935
Palmerston North LEES-GALLOWAY, Iain (LAB) PLIMMER, Malcolm (NAT) 14,860 15,977 -1,117
Wellington Central ROBERTSON, Grant (LAB) FRANKS, Stephen (NAT) 15,142 17,046 -1,904
labour are spinning desperately and trying deperately to explain just why Labour’s turnout was so bad despite their massive union and Parliamentary Services funded Get Out The Vote effort:
“Low-income people can’t think about the future, let alone about voting in a by-election, when they are being forced to focus on just surviving.”
Desperate people can’t think about the future, so Labour will do their thinking for them? Or perhaps they should just give up and let Labour control their every thought and vote?
It gets worse though. Su’a William Sio compares struggling families to rats.
“The policies of this Government are designed to keep those who they see as the rats running round in circles for a morsel of cheese,” Su’a William Sio said.
Well the policies of this government are the same as the last so at least S’ua William Sio has clarified just exactly what labour thinks of the people in Cannons Creek who overwhelming supported Kris “Forrest” Fa’afoi as the member for all of Mana.
You really need to compare their weasel excuses for their pathetic win on the weekend with comments made by Phil Goff at the time of the Mt Albert by-election.
In this clip from TV3s Mt Albert coverage, Goff says Shearer’s increased majority was because Labour was ‘listening’. There was no reference to low turnout… and no references to his claims that by-elections are not about the ‘parties’ or ‘the Government’. Certainly there were no references to voters being “rats” or even “desperate”.
It seems the only people who are desperate are the paid flunkies of Labour trying to pain a destruction of a safe seat by Goff’s hand-picked candidate as some sort of huge victory.