Sledge of the Day

Metiria Turei waddled down to the house yesterday to ask some questions about her pet policy that was launched at the weekend but over shadowed by Russel Normans nasty attack on John Key.

Undeterred by the setback of being over-shadowed she set about trying to trip up Tony Ryall….who enjoyed himself immensely.

We know they had no idea about the policy, I leaked it, weeks ago…when it was still in draft form.

It certainly looks like they still haven’t worked out many of the details.

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Tony Ryall showed that Metiria Turei should stick to Larping.


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  • unsol

    Poor Metiria – despite a makeover no one still takes her seriously. For that she would have to have some clues about something. Which she clearly doesn’t.

    Must suck being an idiot; easy pickings for Ryall. He was far too kind with her.

  • tarkwin

    Excellent, I didn’t realise Metiria was such a one trick pony. Is this the best they’ve got?

  • Liberty

    Designer clothes look so out of place on a Marxist.
    Then all greens are equal.
    But some greens are more equal.

    • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

      I understand she buys her clothing from Pumpkin Patch……

      • Mr_V4

        Plumpkin patch?

        • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

          He he he LOL!!! Upgrade to next version free for you!!

        • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

          I think at least Jacaranda has some scope to expand! Not the little elephant though!

    • Mr_V4

      I agree the Greens should be wearing their choice of:
      a) potato sack or;

      b) Loin cloth

      to show how environmentally sustainable they are.

  • Mickrodge

    Every time they cut to the Green Party front bench I thought it was “Bring a Disillusioned Teenager to Work Day”.

    Gormless bunch of leftards without an inkling of reality amongst them.

    • Patrick

      The bint beside Clint ain’t a bad looker though – sorry I got bored looking at Tuatara. Guess she is a hairy legged & armpit smelly Greenie though

      • Muffin

        I was thinking the same thing

        • tarkwin

          Thank God for that, thought it was just me.

          • Bad__Cat

            I’m pretty sure that all our sub-consciences were going: “Fuck, do I have to look at Turei? Wait, that other one is much nicer!”

      • Hazards001

        Lol…that’s the big girl Russell Norman :-)……..*ducks*

        EDIT: opps my bad…beside Clint..not cunt!

      • Mr_V4

        Time to visit spec savers.

    • dyannt

      Re: teenager. I thought the same thing. What does someone her age know about running a country. And people complain about the oldies in parliament. At least they have had some life experience.

  • MrAuz1989

    and the wide hipped LARP wants to be a Minister FFS? Someone should drop the hint that a fondness for Adrienne Winkelman does not qualify her for the Consumer Affairs portfolio!

  • Michael

    That wasn’t a sledge, that was a fucking train wreck.

  • Concerned

    I used to live across the road from Rhode st primary school Hamilton (one of Metiria’s examples) I once saw a kid walk to school, middle of winter, pouring rain, freezing cold, wearing rugby shorts and a t-shirt. No school bag, no shoes. He had a bag of bigguns (chips) in one hand and (get this!) a cell phone in the other.

    The problems this school experiences with kids health cannot be solved with having a dedicated nurse.

    The only solution is for these parents to do their job, and take care of their kids like the rest of us.

  • Sym Gardiner

    Tony certainly stuck it to Metiria. It now seems like if you attack Ryall, Collins, Finlayson, Bennett and Key you will get your tail handed to you. Best stick to Pareta and Bridges.

  • Patrick

    Tuatara thought up a policy she reckoned would be a winner, it had populism written all over it. How could the voters not warm to a party that was “there for the children” especially poor little kiddies. Unfortunately she does not have the intellectual horsepower to maybe do a little digging around what resources are already in place in this area. I cannot believe these oxygen thieves collect big fat salaries paid for by the average working person in NZ. What a bare faced cheek they have over at Green HQ.

    • Bad__Cat

      And I suspect that the principals that wrote to her were probably members of the Green Party. Otherwise, why on earth would anyone bother to write directly to such an idiot?

    • Mr_V4

      Clint can only do so much in a day. Not much time left once you’ve taken Gareth and Russell to the toilet, wiped their arses etc.

  • williamabong

    Guess this is what being handed your arse looks like, the fat little frog must feel like a rocket scientist sitting with Wussell and the Man child, shame really, she sort goes to prove that when you wrap a turd in flash clothes, it’s still a turd.
    As for Socialist Cindy trying to wade in with a her experience, in a vain attempt to foot trip Ryall, epic fail from the airhead.

  • blokeintakapuna

    She reminds me very much of the toady headmistress that tried to replace Dumbledoor in the Harry Potter movies. Same stature, same smarmy smirk and same blinkered sanctimony thinking only she could be right.
    But we all know what happened in the end…

  • In Vino Veritas

    The ex McGillycuddy Serious Party’s Turei was shown to be one of the MP’s who is, as her colleague Genter alluded to in the paper a few days ago, thick.
    After listening to that gabble, I am at a loss to understand how this extremist party manages to get 10 – 12% of the vote.

  • Sarrs

    Bloody Nurses Organisation (NZNO) – here is an article from 2012 praising the government’s nurses in schools programme. They have pretty short memories, don’t they. Maybe look past the first two or three pages of the google results and then you start to find what you are looking for. The level of research into this policy from the Greens is absolutely pathetic.

    • JC

      From that NZNO document..

      “Decile three secondary schools will now have a nurse in every school.
      Currently, only decile one and two schools have fully government funded nurses.”

      So the NZNO quickly changed their minds from last year to now.. and not surprisingly given the below:

      There’s a full data base of every school in NZ there and these are the sort of figures you can pull from it to meet the “nurse in every school” idea.

      Nearly 7000 schools in NZ

      About 2500 1-3 decile schools

      104 schools with 20 or less pupils

      399 with 50 or less

      740 with 100 or less

      1296 with 200 or less

      1906 with 400 or less

      So a nurse in every low decile school would require about another 2200 nurses at $30,000 (a Green figure) each plus admin etc.. say min $60,000 for a total of $132 million or 4.4 times the Greens estimate. Of course there’s no such thing as a $30,000 pa nurse, more like $50,000 ($25 per hour) so with admin etc the real figure is more like $220 million.

      In some rural schools the cost per pupil would be (wait for it..) $10,000.. yep, we have 6 schools with less than 11 pupils.

      Now of course we start resourcing these nurses in tiny schools.. say a tiny clinic of $100,000 for say 1000 schools.. another $100 mill.

      You can see why the Greens and nurses have a nice thing going here.


  • Phar Lap

    Neither Quack!Quack! Turei or commie Norman would look out of place in the Ripleys believe it or not.The possibility that they could be in charge of a country,emulating as a comedy act.Helen Clark and Sullen Cullen.

  • Bryan

    gee tony was patience how much grey matter is there between her ears to keep asking the same question again and again

  • Whafe

    All I can conclude from listening to the above is that Metiria Turei is a total fuck wit…
    Give me strength.

  • Balanced View

    Terrible Speaker. Difficult to dispute calls of bias based on this clip.

  • johnbronkhorst

    Tony Ryall: Best minister of health EVER? He has my vote.
    Took a broken and ineptly run department. Turned it around and into a star performer in just 4 years.
    In 1999 Helen Clarke said…Hospital waiting lists are a disgrace!!
    What adjective should we use to describe annette king’s stewardship when the TRIPLED (during the best world economic times in a generation).
    Here we have had the worst world economic times in 80 years and Tony has achieved miracles!!!
    Beatification nominations are being taken!!!

    • unsol

      I agree. He has truly excelled in this portfolio. But remember, a Minister is only ever as good as their advisors. Peter McCardle has been his senior advisor – someone who clearly knows how to do a job & do it well. He & his team deserve the most kudos.

  • Col

    Just shows you that she never does her homework, just shoots off some idea, without checking.
    Is that another jacket she is wearing?
    I think she is trying to win the title of Miss Green .
    Good on you Steve, you put her in her place, just shows you if you do your homework you should know what your talking about.

    • Cadwallader

      She is thick and impervious to reason.

  • Why does Metiria pause after the word Decile every time she has to say “Decile 1, 2 and 3”? Very odd.

    • tarkwin

      She can’t count?

  • flashman

    As soon as Ryall starts speaking to answer the question, all you can hear is people shouting in the background. Why doesn’t the Speaker call them to order? This happens a lot in Parliament. It’s not clever.

    • mike

      I remember visiting Parliament when I was about 10… even then I thought that they were a rude disrespectful bunch. The young persons parliament is much better behaved.

      Talking over the speaker though should be an instant booting from the house.

  • Steve (North Shore)

    Why don’t we just have a full on Medical Center at every School?
    They can then treat such things as head lice, glue ear, coughs and colds, infected cuts etc etc.
    Somehow I thought the parents should do this but I am obviously wrong

    • Pissedoffyouth

      ten upvotes!

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    To me it looks like Tuatara had Tosser Tony in knots….he admits he doesn’t have the numbers and explains a lot. That means he has lost it.

  • Dion

    Health is a grown-up portfolio that involves complex issues. Metiria should stick to LARPing and saving the Maui Dolphin. Leave Health to the serious politicians.

  • Mr_V4

    I don’t know about you but the slapdown of Horan at the end was priceless from DC:
    “I’m sorry thats going to be of no value to the house”.
    Translation: “Fuck off you dopey prick and go sing someone a song”

  • Tamaki

    Metiria is literally talking out of her very ample arse. Tony Ryall was very kind to her. The other greens in shot, Wussel, the Man Child, and the Green Yanky all look totally embarrased. Shearer and Labour must be shiitting themselves as this lot will affect Labour support too.