Labour’s new direction – 55 days to go

David Shearer failed to front yesterday for media. The thought is that he has gone to ground because he is busy doing his numbers, by himself, and beleiving all the yes votes he is getting.

I’m not sure this countdown will finish.


When he failed to front NewstalkZB played this song.

I think I’ve finally had enough, I think I maybe think too much
I think this might be it for us (blow me one last kiss)
You think I’m just too serious, I think you’re full of sh-t
My head is spinning so (blow me one last kiss)


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  • Whafe

    Plainly, am certain David Mumbles Shearer has his head between his legs and is kissing his leadership goodbye…….
    The most amusing this though is: Who on earth can, will or wants to take the reigns of a HUGE Cluster Fuck of a party

    • blokeintakapuna

      Cunliffe, the ABC faction, the Rainbow faction, the Robertson faction, the union faction, the wimmen faction and the “We want Comrade Auntie back” faction.
      Ironically, the unions are the only ones being truthful, wanting their “person” to front it though. All the others want someone else fronting, so they can remain hidden in the murky depth’s…

      • Whafe

        Yeah ha, it will be Liabour, the gift that keeps on giving…..
        All those listed are merely institutionalised peeps, whom have never held a role in a commercially driven business….. Pathetic and embarrassing is the left…

        • jaundiced

          Just an observation Whafe. I despise Labour as much as you, but your constant reference to ‘Liarbore’ is becoming a bit tiresome. You’ve made your point, but this silly labelling makes me think you’ve run out of original ideas

          • Guest

            Name calling can be effective when it’s original and fresh, but it gets tired fairly quickly.

          • Bunswalla

            How do you get Liarbore from Liabour?

          • OT Richter

            I thought it had changed to Labia.

          • Whafe

            Prefer Liabour than Labia. Gives Labia a bad name, Labia are useful, where by the Liabour party are not.

          • Whafe

            Appreciate your observation. It is kind of like a kneejerk reaction for me, I think of the Liabour party when I hear anything in the media from them…..
            Would you prefer Labia Party?

          • jaundiced

            No thanks – I feel an affection for Labia that I don’t want associated with Moroney or Fenton

          • Whafe

            Agree there, puts it into the zone of nightmare type thoughts

          • parorchestia

            Well the name Labour for a group who don’t is a bit funny, too.

      • AnonWgtn

        Auntie is back in August in New Zealand, giving a lecture tour on how great she, and the United Nations are.
        Am trying to get her dates, but have to delve into my trash bag to find info.

        • cows4me

          “giving a lecture tour” seriously ? . Who with any more than two brain cells to rub together would pay to listen to that Marxist horseshit? I guess Peter will be pleased to see her, must be hanging out by now.

          • Sponge

            Hanging out of who?

          • IWantToBeLikeMallardOneDay

            I think that if anything, it will interrupt his shirt-lifting and pillow biting activities having his fake wife come back to once again wreck havoc upon the economy.

  • Quite frankly, I’d be surprised if the countdown even reaches 50. Labour’s caucus meeting today may dictate that.

    • GregM

      Yes I agree, I would say the end of the month, tops.
      We should have a sweepstake on it, closest guess gets the gold sticker :-)

      • Euan Ross-Taylor

        My prediction is the weekend following the next Roy Morgan Poll – I’m not sure whether that is this weekend or next?

  • Changeiscoming

    Aren’t I stating the obvious here by saying that we want him to stay? After all he is doing such a great job of the National poll numbers.
    So shouldn’t we be actually supporting him?

    • Whafe

      Agree, indeed he is the gift that keeps giving…. However it is vital that we have a strong opposition, not one that is as weak as piss

  • OT Richter

    What’s happened to David Parker’s leadership aspirations? Seems like the best of a bad bunch to me.

    • Euan Ross-Taylor

      Yes please replace Shearer with Parker Labour. That would be going from Mr non decisive to Mr shshshsh don’t rock the boat.

  • Mallard the duck

    DS memo to all Labour caucus…I will away for a few days for an urgent operation.. Wish me well…

    • parorchestia

      Are you aiming for a place on the female quota?

      • Mallard the duck

        yes thanks…sure winner..

        • parorchestia

          Pls let me know the name of your surgeon – but only if it doesn’t hurt too much.

  • parorchestia

    Maybe we should resurrect the old game of mumblety peg for Mumbles to play. Wikipedia gives this description:

    “Mumblety peg is generally played between two people with the aid of a pocket knife.
    In one version of the game, two opponents stand opposite one another
    with their feet shoulder-width apart. The first player then takes the
    knife and throws it to “stick” in the ground as near his own foot as
    possible. The second player then repeats the process. Whichever player
    “sticks” the knife closest to his own foot wins the game.

    If a player “sticks” the knife in his own foot, he wins the game by
    default, although few players find this option appealing because of the
    possibility of bodily harm. The game combines not only precision in the knife-throwing, but also a good deal of bravado and proper assessment of one’s own skills.”

    Shearer would be good at this game – he would win every time provided you allowed him to stick his knife into any part of his anatomy he chooses.

  • parorchestia

    You all might despise Labour and their silly policies, but Shearer’s failures give the Greens a huge opportunity. And if you think Labour is bad, just wait until the Greens get a sniff of power, as they may well do next election: how does a coalition of incompetent Labour, fascist Greens, and wily, self-serving Winston grab you?

  • Kendall

    He should take the lead of dingo deans and move on. Not that I want the saboteur of the left to do so mind. But he is in capable of leading a good and productive opposition.