Russel Norman overjoyed at Solid Energy failure

via TV3

via TV3

Green Party co-leader Dr Russel Norman said today that Solid Energy’s troubles were “the best possible result under the circumstances.”  

“As a Green Party, we’ve been trying to put an end to mining, and especially coal mining for as long as we’ve been in existence.”

“Coal is one of the most polluting energy sources in use, so to have it become uneconomical to extract is really a gift for not just the Greens, but all the peoples and tamariki of Aotearoa”.

Asked about the loss of jobs on the West Coast, Dr. Norman said:  “There is no job crisis on the West Coast.  Only an Imagination Crisis.  They are sitting on some of the most unspoiled parts of the country, and it is time they start thinking sustainable eco tourism, organic farming and revitalising the Arts such as sculpture, painting and poetry.”

Dr. Norman said he’d like to congratulate the Government for a job well done, and challenged John Key to continue economic policies that would result in other planet destroying industries, such as dairy farming, to fail also.


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  • Agent BallSack

    If this man is the next finance minister of our country, God help us!

    • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

      It is going to happen Mr BallSack – so don’t tell me I didn’t warn you….

    • yep. iv said it before and i’ll say it again. I’ll be out of here as fast as i can if that great dork is handling NZs tax dollars.

  • Let’s take away the things he has that have damaged the planet during the manufacture process and see what he has left – nothing. Man’s a fuckwit.

  • owl

    Give me strength – The Owl can not rebut an “imagination crisis” I will have to spend the whole weekend looking at statistics around the decline of “imagination” industry in New Zealand. I have obviously overlooked the micro-ecomonics in NZ and failed to see that the the Household workforce survey was indicating a crisis in the “imagination” sector.

    Maybe I miss read that the Hobbit changes have create the “imagination” crisis and Hollywood is to blame for the “imagination” crisis because the used digital enhancements and technology and not Disney cartoon drawers? Has the crayon and paper industry slumped as well?

    How is anyone going to tell the West Coasters that they are “BORING UNIMAGINATIVE COAL MINERS” – $1.00 a bet it wont be Damien O’Connor or even more interesting ANDREW LITTLE – there you are Mr Little – rebut Russel Norman your new finance minister – Helen Kelly you need to organise an “imagination enquiry NOW”

  • cows4me

    Come see me you diseased Aussie prick and something well be destroyed, hint, you’ll be disappointed.

    • Allyson

      Russel is a lying gobshite. I have read his much vaunted website promoting Green job growth, and I confirm my opinion that it is fancyful bullshit. The Greens are wrong and are lying to NZ’rs

      • Macca

        Totally agree Allyson. When are the MSM going to wake up to the fact that these people are living in a dream world! What are all these ‘Green Jobs’ they keep going on about and the MSM keep promoting the same old sound bites?! These jobs are a fantasy! They don’t exist! Maybe the coaster can just sit at home and ‘Imagine’ that they are working and paying their mortgage!

        • well now it is obvious – green jobs are, ‘writing poetry and painting’ or ‘buy a bus (electric one of course) and show people the NZ bush’ ffs

  • tarkwin

    Someone should hit this wanker over the head with a coal shovel.

    • Mr_Blobby

      Plenty of room in the pike river mine.

    • Cadwallader

      There are desperate drought-affected farmers in Hawkes Bay supporting a new irrigation project which Norman and his lunatic dictatorial mates are (needless to say) opposing. When the Westland miners are finished with him his remains can be further kicked in Hawkes Bay. Sabotage of any type is a filthy crime! This creep is certainly culpable.

      • Grizz30

        Oh just harden up. Pull out your paint brushes and start writing poetry.

    • Travis Poulson

      And a fist full of lignite nuggets up his arse.

      Note to outrage alarmists: tongue in cheek comment, not direct threat of violence. Why be violent when you can push him in front of a bus :)

  • mick le prick

    I think the Doctor has been smoking to much of the Green energy.

    Also can someone tell us what is he a DR in?

    • Andy

      I think the PhD was in some marxist political science stuff

      • PhD studying the Alliance

        • Andy

          You should go for a PhD Cam, you have enough material.

    • blokeintakapuna

      supposedly – he studyied a failed Alliance party and did a Thesis on this. Which is now why he has the credentials to be able to manage and run NZ Inc..
      So what Norman is really saying, is that there is no “Manufacturing Crisis” at all that the left have been trying to get into the media… it’s really just a lack of imagination by the manufacturing sector…
      Imagine that…

    • Phar Lap

      Cocksucking and licking arses belonging to his gang who vandalised the Nats signs at the 2011 election.

  • Andy

    but it’s cool to industrialise the countryside with useless wind turbines.

  • maninblack

    man that guy is a super cunt.. i really cannot stand him.

  • Mark

    That looks like a man made (nylon or maybe polyester) material shirt Mr Norman is wearing…

  • Andy

    Does he imagine that when NZ becomes a nation of basket weavers and jade carvers, that there will be any tax revenue to pay for the rent-seekers in the Green list?

    • Mr_Blobby

      Have you not been paying attention, you just print more of the stuff, just don’t chop down any trees to do it.

  • This had me fooled at first reading, had to check the tags to make sure. Sad when you could conceive a politician actually saying this.

  • Never in the dark…..

    eco-tourism?? How many carbons are going to be used to get them here?

    • Andy

      They will come in unicorn driven carriages,

      • Grizz30

        They will be high on Dac flying in on their magic carpets:

    • blokeintakapuna

      yep – hopefully Norman will be down in Milford Sounds promoting the tunnel and eco-tourism then…

  • Bafacu

    I’m pretty sure he’s just imagining the “imagination crisis” – there would be no lack of imagination available from the residents of the West Coast should he dare to say such a thing directly to them

  • williamabong

    Come down to the coast and front up to tell us face to face you little fucktard, perhaps you might get an imaginary hiding.
    Any sympathy I may have felt for the Green (Fuckwit) Party just left town, and any opportunity I am presented with to kick a green cunt will taken up from now on.

    • tarkwin

      Good on you Billybong. I’m a bit tied up at work at the moment, so if you could put the boot in on my behalf I’d be most grateful.

    • John.Doe.

      Why dont you wait for Kevin cock wallet: Hague to return back to the coast…start there !

      • williamabong

        In the interest of continuing the green theme, The next twelve months should be “Shit in Greenies Driveway” year, only fair as we are sick of putting up with their shit.

    • Mr Sackunkrak

      I would imagine he would be as welcome on the Coast as a dose of gonorrhea in a brothel.

      • parorchestia

        Gonorrhoea can be cured.

    • RightOfGenghis

      the greens and labour call the shots on the coast pal, where have you been the last 10 years?

    • sheppy

      And sadly I heard a coaster the other day on talk radio saying only a change of government would help…. Thank heavens the true nature of the beast has been revealed before the election!

  • TeacherUnionsRscum

    Wait, didn’t he whinge about a job crisis in NZ?

    What am I reading, this guy is just insane

  • ConwayCaptain

    All right sitting there on a leaders salary spouting this crap. Wait till they have to pay the unemployment etc on the W Coast. Does he think that his Geen Industries are going to bring high paying jobs?? He is full of shit

  • In Vino Veritas

    Do not be surprised by this everyone. The list of things the Greens want banned will take this country back into the stone ages. But even then we’ll be worse off – imagine having to have a funeral wail for each tree that you’ve cut down to get some firewood?

    Although that opens a whole new can of worms. Will cutting trees for firewood be banned? And remember, you’d be using a stone axe.

    Remember everyone, it has been scientifically proven that vegetariansvegans are more stupid than meat eaters.

    • You can’t burn the tree for heat, that would be pollution.

  • manuka416

    Nice bit of humour. Probably not far off the mark, but.

  • Magor

    Interesting that I cannot see any editorials in the Horrid or on Yahoo – can some one direct me if they are aware of any – thanks.

  • Phar Lap

    It was the same Aussie commie squeaky voice Normans cocksuckers who hammered nails into trees,to break chainsaws and cause serious physical damage to the users. .That was when his pack of NZ economy destroyers were indicted as the biggest threat to the welfare of everyday NZs He with his eco terrorist comments is bordering on financial treason.He should be deported back to Australia.After all when any Kiwis are found to be guilty of a criminal act, over in Australia they are sent back to NZ.

  • BJ

    If he is still an Aussie citizen send him home because if not, he is a traitor of this country and all its citizens.

  • Mr_Blobby

    “tamariki of Aotearoa” Be afraid be very afraid. Once the maori elite have control of everything they will sell it all off to anybody, tell wussell to fuck off, then once they have the trinkets they will renege on the deal.

  • Robust

    So ex-miners will be exporting poetry, then.

    • blokeintakapuna

      there once was a polly so green and so mean and as small as a runt…
      no one liked him, they though he was a …dickhead…

  • JeffDaRef

    Norman really is a snarky whiny little prick isnt he?

    Please JK, will you campaign on a platform of making it legal to punch smartarse hippies in the gob?
    You’d have my vote!

    • sheppy

      And I can only like this once – the tragedy!

  • blazer

    well better off that it has failed now.Imagine if they’d managed to get this thing floated a la their part privatisation plan.At least the incompetent management had a lucrative ride on another old boys gravy train.What 20 odd million in bonus payments in the last 2 years!

  • unitedtribes

    Well he is trying to sell them and you cant take that either

  • unitedtribes

    I think he may have meant an immigration crises. The miners forgot to fuck off to OZ. I cant imagin them (the miners) becoming ” eco tourism, organic farming and revitalising the Arts such as sculpture, painting and poetry.” either

  • tas

    Russell Norman should commit to immediate demolision of Huntly being a bottom line of any post-election deal. I’d like to see how long a government that turns off power to Auckland lasts.

    • tas

      Also, everyone note that this is a humour article, even if it isn’t far from the truth.

      • Andy

        Unfortunately, with the imminent power cuts in the UK due to crazy green policies and EU directives, this kind of stuff is very close to the mark

  • Gazzaw

    In the unthinkakable even that a labour/green coalition should become government in 2014 it will likely be by the slimmest of margins. Shearer (or Robertson) is highly unlikely to offer Norman the key post of Minister of Finance knowing full well that the government would not last beyond the first Budget. Don’t underrate Norman – he’s a bright bastard. He’s a bright bastard but he’s also an evil ambitious bastard who will not hesitate to bring down the economy and our way of life if that is necessary to give him the reins of power. Check out his Marxist past – leopards don’t change their spots.

    • StupidDiscus

      it will likely be by the slimmest of margins

      It will be illegitimate and will not be accepted by a significant proportion of the population – notably the productive, valuable 10% or so.

      • Gazzaw

        Let’s hope that you are right SD.

  • BJ

    Russell should follow his own directive and well off the radar – to go subsistence organic farming while he explores his insanity.

  • Dani

    typical of totalitarians….forcing NZ into one big hippie comune

  • Pokerface

    Front page headline for the “TRUTH”, Cam. Even people who don’t read your blog deserve to know how this piece of filth thinks.

  • Andy

    peter cook miner sketch, for a bit of light relief

  • Captain Crab

    Dickhead doesnt even know the name of our Country! If these fuckers want to call it Aotearoa, then lets have a referendum

  • Grizz30

    Just imagine all the fuss that would be created if John Key told out of work West Coasters to start painting, sculpting and writing poetry. Even Russel Norman would have had a field day.

  • grumpy

    The guy who will be shitting himself over this is Shearer. Imagine having to co-operate with a cunt like this and trying to run the country.
    If Greens get in next time with Labour, they will be out of power for the next 50 years!

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    “it is time they start thinking sustainable eco tourism, organic farming
    and revitalising the Arts such as sculpture, painting and poetry” – If this is the formula for job generation from the Deputy PM and Finance Minister of Sheep’s Government, not even God can save this country. Having said that let them rule this country for 3 years and with that Greens will be finished as a party once for all.

    • Bafacu

      Unfortunately it would also finish the country off at the same time.

    • Gazzaw

      I’m waiting on two key West Coasters to comment on Wussel the Wetbacks pronouncements – Damian O’Connor and Tony Kokshoorn. This is a strategic blunder of the first order & disastrous for labour’s chances on the Coast. What true Coaster will vote for labour in the knowledge that they will be helping to shoehorn Norman into power. Shearer must be fuming. Let’s hope that the Nats really go to work on this in the House.

  • Troy

    This fuckwit from Oz should just fuck off back there and continue the anti-mining campaign along with the other intelligence-challenged toxic greens there. No doubt he won’t go back to Oz because he gets torn apart there – we need to dig in here and challenge the lies he tells in the chamber and challenge the really wacky policies they have.

  • John.Doe.

    Seldom can one comment to a post apply to another post….
    Obi Wan must have had the green taliban in mind when he uttered those famous words “You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy”…….so, so true

  • Sources, or it didn’t happen.

    • Andy

      Read the tags, they give the same away. Very close to the bone though, good work Cam for rattling all those cages (including mine)

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    Nasty Tories – Here are some green job suggestions from Muesli Norman and Tuatara Turei.

    1. Grow green grass

    2. Feed cows

    3. Grow organic beans

    4. Face painting

    5. Tap dancing

    6. Eco tourism – Taking tourists around bush and charge them like hell

    7. Eco fishing – Fish with bare hands

    8. Coconut water selling

    9. Coconut shell bra making

    10. Straw hats selling for tourists

    Who said we don’t have jobs? Go figure.,

    • OneTrack

      Cows generate methane so Item 2 wouldn’t be allowed

  • rockape

    Shades of a certain right wing hated uk politician telling the unemployed to “get on their bikes. An alliance of Green and Labour what A JOKE!

  • ConwayCaptain

    he should be told to put bhis money where hi mouth is and go down to the W Coast and open up a Green Company and see if it workd

  • Ronnie Chow

    OK . If I am opposed to whaling , I will not eat whalemeat .

    If I am opposed to mining , I would not use a product of mining . Such as a car , cell phone …..

  • he has said it all hasnt he? if anyone with a voting brain read that there is no way that he would get their vote. problem is that people who vote for the green party DONT read anything about politics until election time.

  • rightoverlabour

    This pronouncement of Norman’s is actually very, very good news. Everyone has assumed that labour and the greens will automatically form a coalition. They have just divorced in OZ, this may be the beginning of the end of the “love” they have for one another here….. Labour has always been the party of choice for the workers, especially miners, can’t see many of them supporting a coalition with old Norman and his terrorists now….

  • Steve (North Shore)

    I’m still laughing! Wonder if Wussell is?
    Wait – his type are born without a sense of humour

  • surfisup

    But, this is a good thing.

    Companies unable to operate in a high kiwi dollar environemnt should not be running.

    It is better to reallocate the resources to somewhere that can make a profit in the face of a high dollar.

    At least this is the governments attitude.

    The government will save Solid energy, they’ll save the drought stricken farmers, but, they won’t save private companies falling to the highs of the kiwi dollar.

  • Tamaki

    Bloody hell Dr Rusty maybe they should install a printing press and start their own quantitiave easing too!
    His diatribe is only surpassed by the snivelling co-leader!

  • I didn’t know this fool is aussie. Deport that fucker. Ban him for re entry into aotearoa, and his family, friends, aqaintances, and people he’s met on the street, the bloke who sells him piss at the bottle store. Everyone. If his missus is hot, she can stay. She probably has a moustache, hairy armpits, the whole works. Second thoughts, she can fuck off too.

    • Gazzaw

      Unfortunately Murray he’s shrewd enough not to have burnt his bridges and he holds dual citizenship.

  • Gazzaw

    Keep Wussel’s smarmy mugshot as a masthead for as long as possible Cam. It serves as an indelible reminder of what we would get as a cabinet minister in the unfortunate event of a labour victory in 2014.

  • niggly

    Norman is an absolute fuckwit, there is no place in NZ politics for such immature claptrap.

    Why isn’t the MSM tearing apart Norman’s credibility – FFS where’s the scrutiny of the economic effects of what he proposing? The turkey should be lampooned by every journo in the country …

  • Hazards001

    fuck me…the comments are coming in faster than i can read them

  • sheppy

    What a twat!

  • Hazards001

    Norman has in all likelihood just met the true definition of the word treason. He should be treated by NZ in the same way economic and violent criminals from NZ are treated in Australia and sent back home as he adds no value to NZ and has now become a complete liability and a high risk individual and the NZ taxpayer should no longer have to support him!

  • David Broome

    Working for the Green Party must be awesome. Can i get a job Russ? Pay me money to daydream since i have imagination. Fanastic where do i sign?

  • parorchestia

    Let’s paint ourselves a motor car instead of having a real one that is made using steel and coal that is mined.
    Let’s dance and sing for our supper instead of growing food that requires steel implements that are made using steel and coal, and grown with fertiliser that is made with mined minerals and coal.
    Let’s sculpt ourselves some houses instead of using milled timber that is harvested and processed using steel and coal that is mined.
    Oh, and we might have to do all this green stuff naked as we would have no clothes since wool and synthetics are processed using mined stuff and coal that is mined.
    Dance, dance, dance and worry not about needs and wants. For we are the Greens and we dream…..oh, how we dream.

  • Lopsy

    Why are you all so surprised and angry? Didn’t it occur to you at the time that the true purpose of MMP was to introduce far left fascists like this creep into our democracy via the back door?. Don’t you all remember how some people warned us about this and how the media generally dismissed them as far right fanatics? You get the government you deserve New Zealand and when they pulled this little trick most of us were fast asleep. Any claims of democratic veracity by these turds are quickly dismissed when you realize that this twat wouldn’t get elected if his life depended on it.
    By the way, coal is a fantastic resource that we haven’t really learnt to use properly yet. We should be mining it fulltime and stockpiling it at least until the price improves. It’s current lower price is I believe artificial because of the machinations of morons like Norman. The Greens are sanctimonious, evil little bastards at the top and vacuous, irrational, groupthinking sheep amongst their followers. I’m making it a personal project to punch one someday.

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