Random Impertinent Questions for the Greens over their lobbying hypocrisy

Last night Patrick Gower covered the Labour party SkyCity hypocrisy. He also obtained comment from Metiria Turei about it:

Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei says it is embarrassing and a real concern that Labour opposes the company but are happy to take gifts from them.

“They have undermined their own approach to this issue and their own opposition and that is sad […] It does undermine their own integrity,” says Ms Turei.

Which raises an interesting ethical dilemma off of the back of Russel Norman’s conference speech where he also said;

We need clean politics to help achieve a fairer society. We need clean politics to help protect the natural world that we love. We need clean politics to help make the transition to a smart green economy that can get us out from under the huge pile of debt that National has built up. 

Greens believe that the special interest lobbyists should be exposed to the sterilising effect of sunlight.

And we will let the sun shine in.

What a good idea, let’s let the sun shine in.

Perhaps the Green party might like to explain why just two days after their leader Russel Norman delivered his anti-lobbying and anti-cronyism speech and with Metiria Turei’s comments on the same above why it was that two of their MPs were seen in Bellamy’s having dinner with a high profile lobbyist?

Perhaps they’d like to come clean on that before they act all po-faced about lobbying?

Would they like me to out them, or will they do it themselves?


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  • Donovan Jackson

    ….smart green economy…I just puked.

    But anyway, we wait in breathless anticipation for the mea culpa…

    • johnbronkhorst

      and “green jobs” as an aside…puke inducing. Since obama introduced his “green jobs” initiatives they have found a loss of employment such that every “green job” created has lost about 3 “nongreen jobs”.
      All together for the Green Xmas photo…….Say….”Solindra”

    • unsol

      Maybe you should help them out & take them on bike camp!

      Or even better, help them make their own bikes to go with their hemp clothes & footwear they are going to start making after seeing my post (you’re welcome Metiria)….from wood of course chopping down by handmade axes….can’t have any mining products!!!

  • tarkwin

    Business as usual for the Greens – do as I say don’t do as I do.

  • blokeintakapuna

    Nothing better on a wet Friday than WO dishing out a rightful spanking to the Greens…
    What’s the bet they won’t “formally” respond, but what’s the bet they have their MP’s and wanna-be followers all over this waiting for WO to out them…

    • johnbronkhorst

      Sun’s out here (wet Friday )…OOHH sorry you must be in Auckland.

      • Donovan Jackson

        Sun always shines in Ohope :-D

        • AnonWgtn

          Did Michael Cullen tell you that ?

          • Donovan Jackson

            Nah looking out my window did.

            Wind always blows in Welly, though.

  • Justsayn

    “Greens believe that the special interest lobbyists should be exposed to the sterilising effect of sunlight.”

    Sunlight also causes cancer.

    The Greens are the NZ mouthpiece for an international organisation that aims to further its objectives via political action. They ARE a lobby group. How they can stand up with a straight face and criticise those that lobby politician, or the politicians that get lobbied, is beyond me.

    The Greens have become a self-righteous cancer in the NZ political arena. Long may they prosper as it adds weight to the need for a centre-right government.

    • IWantToBeLikeMallardOneDay

      Unfortunately there are so many people in NZ stupid enough to vote for them.

      • Justsayn

        Yup, and when we finally legalise euthanasia of the stupid, the list will be ready! PRISM already knows who votes for who so its too late for the tinfoil hat Noddy.

        • IWantToBeLikeMallardOneDay

          It is hard for me to accept what you say because the illuminate and the Bilderberg group have me in their thrall…

  • Whafe

    Roll on election time, want to see these idiots slashed at the polls… They carry on like they are, will be death to the left….. Because all the pissing and moaning they are doing, many many areas of the economy are starting to pick up and they will be left with more egg on their faces… Silly fuckers….

  • johnbronkhorst

    ““They have undermined their own approach to this issue and their own opposition and that is sad […] It does undermine their own integrity,” says Ms Turei.”
    The problem here Ms Turei, is all the actions of labour suggest, that they are NOT opposed to this deal, but since they have taken to opposing EVERTHING the govt. has done, they continue to say the words.

  • unsol

    Out them please!!!

    While you are at it, ask Metiria if she pays full whack for her $4k designer jacket whose materials are most likely resultant from slaver labour and/or mining at some point along the production line.

    If these people were truly green & honourable they would be wearing organic hemp clothing & footwear made by either themselves or people that are paid a “living wage” & would wear no jewellery, have no TV or technology, bicycle everywhere etc etc

    Their very existence proves they are hypocrites, let alone their actions re lobbying.

    • Dave

      God no, Turei is not a pretty sight in designer suits, but dressed in Hemp, It would be like the rolly poly Michelin man/women, I mean, please, the TV channels would have to carry a warning before she appeared in any clips…………

      • unsol

        Laugh out loud Dave, funny stuff!

        Nope I disagree – she should be consistent & I don’t mind if she looks as ridiculous as her policies.

        Bit like a designer toy dog thing (we have one) – who cares if a home groom makes them look like they have been attacked by rabid pigeons…..ridiculous looks are a perfect fit for ridiculous species!

    • dianne65

      May I say Metiria Turei looks ridiculous in those jackets. Whoever made them needs a lesson in fashion.

      • unsol

        You can thank Adrienne Winkelmann…I think she needs a lesson or too from Trelise Cooper or Kate Sylvester re what tailor made really means :-)

        • dianne65

          Oh dear lord, those jackets are a terrible advertisement for Adrienne Winkelmann. The style just isn’t suited to Ms Turei, and they look very badly made. I agree she needs a better model or lessons from Trelise Cooper or Kate.

          • AnonWgtn

            Helen Clark shopped her suits at Winkelmann, and looked quite good at times.

          • dianne65

            Helen certainly looked better, I must say.

      • sandynobb

        Be fair. It is hard dressing a hippo.

        • dianne65

          LOL, bit unfair to hippo’s don’t you think.

  • CheesyEarWax

    Can we elaborate on what “smart green economy is”? Is Russel talking about R&D into growing money on trees? Breeding pigs that can fly without GMO? Is it unlimited power supply using the sun shining from his ass?

  • sarah

    Ive seen the comment “Green Jobs” but can someone please explain to me what a “Green Job” is?

    • IWantToBeLikeMallardOneDay

      A term used to compel guilty and credulous elites in the media and stupid hat wearing first year film studies students to cast a ballot. Nothing more.

    • sandynobb

      Hippy shitting in the woods.

    • MrAuz1989

      From what I gather a “green job” consists of either…..
      1. taxpayer funded signature collection/ database collation.
      2. serving on the innumerable Inquiries that the Greens want to hold on every issue from “What do you think of Metiria’s jacket?” on downwards.

  • Patrick

    Smart Green Economy – that’ll be tax rich pricks more economics then?
    Usually those that wail the loudest have something to hide, the Greens ranting about lobbyists suggests they are up to no good.

    • IWantToBeLikeMallardOneDay

      Psychological projection anyone?

      • Patrick

        Graham Carpill syndrome

  • Simo

    Go the Greens – they will have a collective meeting with a 10 ton lump of concrete at the end of the line next year. Julia Gillard is staring this down at the moment listening to the sound of all those squeaky wheels. Bring on September….it will be the glorious downfall of the ALP. Once this occurs the rot will spread across the ditch, the seeds implanted in the returning Kiwi’s who have witnessed the destruction of the Aussie economy.

    • IWantToBeLikeMallardOneDay

      Beware of cognitive dissonance. A lot of these returning kiwis are working class and probably can’t draw the connection between causes and effects relating to piss poor left wing government policies. Most of them only see the freebies and tick that box. Trust me.

  • rockape

    The main source of Green jobs was going to be the huge increase in tourism. This of course was demendanrt on us getting rid of agriculture an a large scals, mining and most industry. It was clean and Green that would drag the eco tourists in. Of course these tourists have to get here , by aircraft, Move around NZ, by car and live somewhere, In hotels. Sadly the sort of tourists who are green and eco dont spend money. So those jobs in Eco industrys wont pat “a living wage” the will be lucky to pay minimum wage. The other thing is Just how many eco sandle wearing tourists are there. As many as those who come for fishing and hunting, as many as come for the highlights of Auckland and Sky Casino,those are the ones who spend real dollars.
    I am happy to stand corrected by any greenie but he will need to convince me that for every dollar we gain through Green Jobs we dont loose 2 dollars from conventional jobs. Ever ask yourselves why so many greenies are not in green jobs now but on the benefit?

    • GazzW

      Tourism jobs? Don’t make me laugh. If opposing the convention centre isnt bad enough we have the greens plus Forest & Bird fighting every inch of the way against all three proposals to either improve access or enhance the experience for tourists visiting Milford Sound National Park.

    • IWantToBeLikeMallardOneDay

      A lot of eco-tourists steal from the supermarkets too because they think that they are exploitative capitalists and their own kind are like Jean Valjean in Les Miserables.

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    • Mike

      Don’t forget Fisker!

  • richard.b

    Can someone please explain this?

    Norman said…”can get us out from under the huge pile of debt that National has built up”
    I thought National been cutting costs to bring us to a surplus to help reduce the huge pile of debt?
    Am I wrong?
    Where does The Green Lipped Wussle get this from?

    • johnbronkhorst

      No…you are not wrong.

    • Sarrs

      It’s just an out and out lie. She is one of the worst politicians in parliament. She has zero public speaking skills, zero media skills and it appears that she also has no brain. Straight up, she is my candidate for worst MP. Others I dislike for their policy etc but at least they have a brain. She is a total waste of space.

  • AnonWgtn

    Do I detect that the Greens by having to keep explaining are actually losing ?
    Look forward to the next opinion polls

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    “Would they like me to out them, or will they do it themselves?” – Please Whale Oil – Expose these hypocrites….