Minto wants to be Mayor…snigger

Excuse me if I don’t just laugh till my tits fall off. John Minto wants to be Mayor.

I’ll bet he has Martyn Bradbury working assiduously in his campaign team.

Veteran activist John Minto is asking his political party to approve a run for mayor of Auckland. The trade unionist and teacher said Mayor Len Brown had disappointed him.

“What has Len Brown done which is different to what John Banks would have done if he were in? You struggle to find many significant things.” 

Sources said the Mana Party was initially keen on the idea to dispel perceptions that the party was solely about its leader, Hone Harawira. “If I did run it would be as an official Mana candidate,” Minto said ahead of this weekend’s Mana Party AGM in Tokoroa. “Mana’s considering it.”

Minto said Brown had failed Auckland’s poor. “The business community and people on high incomes in Auckland are very happy with Len Brown, so I don’t know whether they’ll bother putting up a candidate,” Minto told the Herald on Sunday.

“He is a corporate candidate, effectively.”


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  • AnonWgtn

    Question – Could Minto make a worse case as Mayor than Lying Len ?

  • maninblack

    fuck there is some loosers in NZ politics.

  • Mr_Blobby

    This is what happens when you start to believe your own propaganda.

    I say let him run and to encourage him, waive any fees.

    He would likely get between 10 and 15 votes unless Honke Hokeweras criminal gang vote for him.

    Its times like these you need Minto Bars.

  • What a wonderful idea! if Minto is an actual candidate he becomes fair game and so whaleoil and others can expose his lifetime of deceit and hypocrisy for all to see.
    I cannot wait!

  • tarkwin

    Who says the left doesn’t have a sense of humour.

  • Justsayn

    I hope he runs, and wins. I would vote for him. It would be great. Less cars. Less work. Compulsory dope smoking. Council policies that rhyme.

    • island time

      would he get more votes than Penny (not so) Bright?

      • tarkwin

        I thought Penny Bright was Minto in drag.

        • Justsayn

          “minfo” is Klingon for clever, and John sounds like “kung” which is Klingon for coin…

      • Justsayn

        That is unfair. Penny is wonderful (not to mention a little sexy in a dangerous, if rather weathered, way).

        The only reason Penny cannot be mayor is that she has been trespassed off from attending any further Council meetings… that would just not work out. One has to be real about this, so I shall not vote for her, sadly.

        • tarkwin

          After reading that I feel better about myself. To call Penny weathered is like calling Parekura large boned! And as for sexy, I need a drink just reading that – you need the priest from the Exorcist, no more drinking and wear boxing gloves to bed. that helped with my Patsy Wong problem.

          • Justsayn

            Old people make great sexual partners. If you forget to call them the next day they won’t remember anyway.

        • Grizz30

          And the fact she has not pad her rates in years. After setting that example I would not pay my rates if such a person was Mayor.

  • In Vino Veritas

    Brilliant! One of the top five unelectable people in NZ trying to get elected! Surely this has to give some idea of what is going on in Minto’s mind. Clearly he thinks he has a chance, based on his, um, ah, prior credentials? My word, his ego must be rather whopping!

  • AzaleaB

    At least he is finally in his latter years thinking about gainful employment:)

  • starboard

    ppfftt..Mayor of Auckland I dont think so…Mayor of Wairoa maybe..

    • Justsayn

      hey, Wairoa clearly has higher expectations – Auckland has Len

  • Honcho

    Bit late for april fools?

  • starboard

    I always chuckle when I hear Mintos name mentioned. During the springbok tour my brother, who was a policeman at the time, battened Minto in the face several times during the riots at Eden Park. Minto had a full face helmet on but that didn’t stop the bro smashing him several times. Blood everywhere. LOL !

    • Your brother sounds a true NZ hero; pity neither of us are gay or on Thursday I would want to marry him! hahahaha!

      • Justsayn

        Dude, you sound like you’re fishing…

    • Justsayn

      Why I laughed I don’t know, but I did… two four six eight racist cops can ooo fuck that hurt…

      • starboard

        LOL. He’s still got the baton as well…one of those long black ones the riot squad were issued..they used to name them the PR 1…..public relater !

        • Justsayn

          Great for parties (or is that just in Tauranga?)… And if you look closely here is one of the rarest sights in nature, a John Minot brain cell.

        • WayneO

          I thought they were called “Minto Sticks”

          • Apolonia

            Minto bars

    • Grizz30

      As much as I disagree with Minto, no one should celebrate hitting someone. That brings you down to the level of those people who took pride in celebrating Thatcher’s death.

      • Justsayn

        Go headbutt a baton Grizz

        • Polish Pride

          What are you still in the schoolyard!?! – did that make you feel cool posting that?

          • Justsayn

            Oh so good. The only thing that came close to the satisfaction of posting that was the rush of pleasure I got when I attracted attention from you. Now I am compete…. but wait. I forgot punctuation!! – is it too late to edit my post?!!??

            Sorry if my sense of humor doesn’t translate PP. You see, I didn’t actually want Grizz to head butt a baton. I don’t know Grizz at all. I don;t even know if he owns a baton. It was just an attempt to tell Grizz to hop off his high horse by using a phrase that seemed to have contextual merit. Grizz called me to say that he thought it was great, but he would not go public with the view. Hell’ probably deny calling me, but I’ll kiss him through his full face helmet (sorry for the image but that needs tongue) next time we are on the same protest. You’ll see us, I’ll be the one with blood spitting from my face from the left hook that may follow the kiss.

          • Polish Pride

            glad I could help.
            too much time on your hands today then…

      • starboard

        whatever cock, you need to get out more..and he didn’t hit him..he beat the living fuck out of him muwhahahahaha!

        • Polish Pride

          I hope your brother is not anything like you. Not the sort of thing we need or expect from the police in this country. But I guess Whales policy of letting people post whatever they want as they will show themselves for the total idiots they are has definitely worked in this instance with your posts on this topic.

          • starboard

            LOL !

      • Cadwallader

        What about his megaphone bullying of a young Israeli tennis player a couple of years ago? Minto is a self-righteous cunt!

        • Grizz30

          Agreed. But it is also silly to brag about beating him up. It makes you look like the guy behind the mega phone chanting, “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead”.

      • Polish Pride

        Agreed Grizz, but that unfortunately is the level of intellect of some on here.

        Interestingly and whether they like it or not Minto and other protestors on the springbok tour where the catalyst that ended Aparthied in south Africa. Minto was on the winning side in the end.

        • starboard

          Yes, and what a wonderful utopia South Africa is now. Minto and his ilk spread glass and nails onto rugby fields , overturned cars , beat policemen with slabs of concrete and generally fucked off a lot of people going about their lawful business trying to watch a rugby match. Minto can rot in hell and far as Im concerned. He is lucky he survived the rath of my brother, who , after the little skirmish was promoted to Area Commander.

          • Polish Pride

            So we have established two things
            A: your pro Apartheid
            B: the frontline was too hard for your brother.

          • starboard

            C: your a dickhead

          • Polish Pride

            Oooooh good comeback!

    • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

      starboard – excellent. Made my day.

  • cows4me

    Will the Auckland Warehouses be stocking up on bullhorns? Jees why do you people have all the fun?

    • Because we are Aucklanders – funless, dull lives are for the “provincials”

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    Whale Bro – I commented on patriot Minty Minto’s desire to be the Mayor of Auckland in the blog yesterday. Don’t laugh. He could win. There are enough nut cases (read Greens) in Auckland who could vote him in.

    • Peej

      Yes, John Banks got elected in Epsom!

      • Justsayn

        John Minto! I told you about commenting on blogs under assumed names.

        You know full well that Banks was elected because people voted for him. We’ll vote for you too, cos we think you’ll be funny. Now leave the computer alone or starboard’s brother might visit you.

  • Gazzaw

    This concerns me as it leaves Len Brown as the right wing choice.

    • Oh no need to worry – if Minto wins Chris Tremain will just sack him and appoint a Commissioner.

  • Gazzaw

    Hahahaha! Minto has more chances of getting the Israeli Consul’s job.

  • Tom

    The prick just wants an even bigger megaphone to heckle people with.

    I’m thinking he might need to get a lamington on his head just like his old mate Ma(o)lcolm France/French/Fucktard did to John Boscawen.

  • Dave

    history tells us It could happen, Minto has a real chance. If Metiria Turei can be Co-Leader of the Greenies and an MP, why shouldn’t Minto be Mayor. I mean, he is only running against Len, and a great deal of voters are net beneficiaries it cant be that hard.

    • Justsayn

      And in local body political terms the Auckland area has given us Tim Shadbolt and the Williams idiot that now carries Winston’s ashtray for him.

    • Honcho

      The thing is nobody voted for Metiria Turei, Or her ‘co-leader’ Aussie Rus, both are purely list MP’s because enough stupid people were stupid enough to ‘party vote green’.
      Minto will need people to vote for him personally if he wants to be mayor.

  • LesleyNZ

    And Sue Bradford for Deputy Mayor and they will move council quarters to Aotea Square and meet in tents. Any overseas trips will be across the Harbour Bridge. That will save the ratepayers a lot of money.

  • Pissedoffyouth

    If Cunto wants to be mayor I’d vote for him, just so that finally people wake up to the retarded socialists and get rid of the Greens.

    He’d only last one term, he’d be out of money pretty quickly (unless he borrowed Russell and started printing rates)

  • Teletubby

    Hmmm… John Minto is a cunt…. nah doesn’t has the same ring to it

  • Rodger T

    You only have to look at Mintos face to realise those warnings your mum gave you about the wind changing were true.

    • LesleyNZ

      True – so true. He is so unhappy………………

  • Colin Cloudesley

    Really shows you what they think about themselves,they look at how many people love them, and then they think they are God, brain FLASH what?

  • Justsayn

    I refuse to pay my rates whenever the Mayor is someone I didn’t vote for.

    That is why I have spent the last 63 years voting for the fool with the most half-baked plans. Staggeringly, Len won, and I had to cough up shit-loads of outstanding rates and penalties.

    I’ll pin my future hopes on Minto.