The Politics of the Man Ban

Front page of Dompost 5 July 2013

Front page of Dompost 5 July 2013

The man ban has come as a distraction at the worst possible time for Labour and David Shearer.

It’s relevant because it reminds people of the PC b.s. they hate about Labour, it’s exposed divisions, and has reinforced the view that Shearer is not in charge of his own party.

Moira Coatesworth was on the radio this morning saying this proposal has been fully circulated within the party so it’s not a surprise to anybody. 

Shearer and his minders should have seen the man ban coming down the track and shut it down.  The fact they didn’t shows how dysfunctional they are.

The joke is that the mandarins of Labour can see nothing wrong with this.

My sources in Labour are aghast that people seem to be upset by such an honourable rule change. They should be embracing it not scoffing at it.

Once again Labour is shown to be out of touch with middle New Zealand.



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  • David

    Are they going to ban men from voting for the party as well? I was [I’m sad to say] a Labour supporter in my younger years but they long ago stopped representing the working class like they purport to and instead represent every minority/bludger they can in a desperate attempt to gain votes. Now they are effectively saying to me that they no longer represent men! Well don’t be surprised if a lot of men decide to not vote for you; Labour the racist, sexist, discrimination party for the unemployable parasite!

    • Phil

      Your last name isn’t Shearer by any chance is it?

      • David

        Ha ha ha how rude I am deeply offended!

  • GarethsPussy

    I used to be a Labour supporter in my – admittedly naive – youth.

    I still think the roots of Labour are honourable ideas. Stand up for the hard worker. But Labour is not that party and hasn’t been that party for a very long time – National is.

    I hope the remaining workers who still support Labour can now see it clearly, too.

    • Agent BallSack

      I too was a Labour voter in my youth. But according to The Honorable Winston Churchill (The good Winston), If you dont support socialism in your 20s you have no heart. If you do support socialism in your 40s you have no brain.

    • AngryTory

      I still think Labour was based on honourable ideas

      Unfortunately you are wrong – they are and always have been communist.

      The only sure cure is to shoot the lot of ’em,

      (And no, I’m not advocating for any illegal acts – just for a robust judicial process against proven economic terrorists ending in a fully legal firing squad)

      • Spiker

        I guess we all now realize why General Franco launched his crusade against the red left. Extremists of any political colour are usually emotionally unstable people and society is in danger if such people gain a position of power. I mean, was Helen Clark dysfunctional, or what? She was about as typical a Kiwi as Vlad Putin and with only a fraction of his brains and common sense. I don’t think we have yet realized the full extent of the damage she did. Yet she was PM for 9 years. It’s scary that her replacements are potentially even worse.

      • John Phillips

        Nonsense. You could never claim that the Lange /Douglas Labour government was communist. National under Muldoon was more communist than that Labour government were.

        • IWantToBeLikeMallardOneDay

          How hard is it to infiltrate an organisation of self-serving troughers?

      • IWantToBeLikeMallardOneDay
        It is taken over by this element which the king of pushy miserable bastards first observed, my friend.

    • IWantToBeLikeMallardOneDay

      They don’t represent working people. They give people goodies for nothing paid for by hard workers. Mind you, people with real jobs don’t live in NZ, they’ve left and the place is filled with HR personnel, middle managers or retail outlets and property developers.

  • Agent BallSack

    Even Stuff – the bastion for left leaning comments, 99% of the commenters are against it and are saying Labour have lost my vote. Awesome policy lets keep it on.

  • Agent BallSack

    The other headline – Petrol back to all time high – shouldn’t that be ‘petrol REACHES all time high’? If it was back to it, it will have only EQUALLED the all time high.

  • Lion_ess

    NZ Labour Party has totally lost its way – Someone help them.

    • Agent BallSack

      First rule in any successful rehab – You have to want to help yourself.

      • Steve (North Shore)

        I think that is the problem, they have been helping themselves too long and too often; and stuff everyone else – it’s all about me

    • IWantToBeLikeMallardOneDay

      No. Let them show themselves for what they truly are. No more hiding shit from the electorate. We suffered enough because of them. 9 fucking years! You want more?

  • GazzW

    Can’t wait for the next poll.

    Can’t wait also for the next Question Time – some great free hits for Collins & Bennett.

    How soon before we see a Shearer flipflop on this?

    • Agent BallSack

      You got your answer – 24 hours. He actually changed his mind 23 hours ago but couldnt get anyone to understand him.

    • Spiker

      Yeah. A couple real Nat mongrels those women. You’re right, I think. Pancake Man Shearer will flip. I would like to hear from the Tooth Fairy (Jacinda Ardern) on this. She is the only Labour woman who is not camouflaged as a barn door. Oh! – Wendyl Nissen is all for it, don’t you know – it’s “for the kids” she says, because women raise the kids, they should rule. But I say, women who are emotionally unstable extremists shouldn’t be raising and educating the kids at all, let alone running the country.

  • Liberty

    Labours central committee have come up with another dopey proposal.

    50% of MPs to be woman

    A number of labour females MP are butch are they ineligible

    A number of Labour men a poofs are they eligible

  • Bart

    I will never vote for any party that would institute a policy that may would preclude a person from selection for a position on the basis of anything but ability. It is the blind acceptance of the fact that diversity is the requirement that led to the instilaltion of the less than stellar Alamein Kopu in to parliament, and we all know what a staggering success that was!

    That’s not to say that I have any issues with diversity, far from it. I personally feel that when we embrace diversity, and all that it brings. In diversity we find that the best parts of us can often come to the fore, and our less than savoury aspects can be mitigated. This is all a very good thing, and a natural process. Forced diversity, on the other hand, brings with it all manner of negative connutations.
    And what of all those people from diverse backgrounds who would have got these positions on merit and ability, who will forever have the stigma of only having got a position on the basis of being a woman, or Maori, or Gay, or Disabled! The inference that because of your gender, sexuality or ethnicity you are unsuitable to gain a position on merit alone is highy insulting, belittling and discriminatory!
    Slect on the basis of ability only, please. The people of New Zealand deserve our representatives selected on that basis alone. Although given some of the current crop, it’s debatable if that has even been successful!

    • Spiker

      Lest we forget – Alamein Kopu. She was a classic example of leftist tokenism ‘a la Jim Anderton.’ He was an incurable, serial tokenist was Anderton, he who always speaks with his eyes closed. But, of course, he didn’t want thinkers, just rubber stamps.

  • In Vino Veritas

    I don’t think anyone should be scoffing at this. We should be treating it with utter disdain instead. How these imbeciles are polling at 30% is way beyond me. But then the Greens are polling 10.5%. That’s a lot of very stupid people, a way higher proportion of the population than I would have thought.

    • Agent BallSack

      Perhaps 40% of the population is merely drunk. Otherwise it’s a damn depressing thought.

      • In Vino Veritas

        Depressing indeed.

      • John Phillips

        No, just stupid – drink or not.

        • IWantToBeLikeMallardOneDay

          I would agree with that. At least 40% are fucking daft as a brush. How popular is Coronation Street again?

    • AngryTory

      People don’t vote Labour or Green.

      Bludgers do – but in any real democracy, bludgers don’t get the vote.

      • IWantToBeLikeMallardOneDay

        No, in any really sensibly founded constitutional republic they don’t, but NZ doesn’t have a constitution.

  • Mr Sackunkrak

    Labour: only interested in what you have between your legs, since 2013.

    • Harry B’Stard

      Uncle Helen would disagree, she was very interested during her reign

      • Mr Sackunkrak

        Oh yes, I had forgotten about the Beast and the object of her affection.

  • Chris

    There’s a headline on Stuff that says “How bloody will row get?” The real question surely must be “How fucking stupid can the Labour Party get?” Or perhaps “How much entertainment can a political party possibly provide?”

    Even if this stupid idea never sees the light of day the fact they even contemplated it must surely mean Labour’s plainly not fit to ever be government again. Words fail me.

    • Agent BallSack

      or ‘How much is Greenpeace paying Labour to tank the Election’
      Words didn’t fail me my first response was BAHAHAHAHAHA!

  • WishHadDifferentLocalMP

    Perhaps a 50/50 quota for the leader/deputy leader of the Labour Party should be suggested to Grant Robertson…

  • NeillR

    What Labour don’t realise is they were dumped out of government because they’d lost sight of what mattered and instead were concentrating on “nanny state” issues – low wattage lightbulbs anyone?
    They haven’t learnt anything and it will be a long time before they are returned to the corridors of power.

    • Bad__Cat

      No, they haven’t learned. Isn’t it wonderful?

  • Chris

    We have a target of one quarter straight, one quarter gay, one quarter bi-sexual, one quarter transgender by 2017. We will start with the Labour Party and then aim to extend this across the general population by 2025.

  • tspoon

    With the recent dumping of Gillard being in some ways attributable to her propensity to make unrelated issues into ‘gender’ issues, and with unequivocally clear feedback from her electorate on the appropriateness of that tactic, this latest move by labour betrays the fact that they are likewise clearly not in tune with popular sentiment. By which I mean they are rabidly ideological and obsessed to the point where they are unable to respond to the prevailing mood of voters.

  • kehua

    Well done 629 of the WOBH Army voted this morning, very impressive.

  • IWantToBeLikeMallardOneDay

    Why couldn’t they write up about what a great idea this is! Come on. Please Labour, we need more of this desperately! Send the left down the drain for good and get this backwater sorted so people with minds can have fulfilling jobs.

  • IWantToBeLikeMallardOneDay

    I always thought Shearer reminded me of Rudolf Hess at the Nuremburg trial. He’s clearly a blokey looking type, but he’s spent a little too long in the sanatorium.