Did you know Copyright only applies to the right? (Hint: It’s in the word!)

Labour attacked John Key for using “Clocks”…lefty twats like Russell Brown made a massive fuss over it.  You know, being such a champion of rights holders.  So I’m looking forward to an equally sizeable stoush over this.



What are the odds that Labour haven’t paid for the rights to use/broadcast Lorde’s Royals during their convention?

What are the odds this is just a right-wing beat up. move along, nothing to see here?

What are the odds that this is just another example of do as we say not as we do left wing hypocrisy?

Pretty Damn Good, I would say.


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  • Toryboy

    What’s the bet Bob Harvey will claim “oh we bought the rights for 1 hour and I left a message with your secretary about it” when the record company points out what they have done breaches copyright and is illegal? HAHAHA!!

    [For those who do not understand the reference: the 1984 election campaign and the song “Up Where We Belong”]

    • Lord_Montrose

      Well the music appears to be genuine Lorde.
      The National Party commissioned somebody to plagiarise Clocks and create thousands of CDs using that plagiarised music, then denied that the music was in any way similar to Clocks. Any musician could tell you it was plagiarised. And the CDs had to be withdrawn – that’s an admission of plagiarising.

      • Kopua Cowboy

        Oh well that makes it all alright then.

  • I’ve never seen a diamond in the flesh

    I cut my teeth on wedding rings in the movies

    And I’m not proud of my address,

    In a torn-up town, no postcode envy

    Pretty appropriate lyrics for the MP for New Lynn who lives in Herne Bay, wouldn’t you say?

  • Cowgirl

    Is this a further beat-up on the Queen?

  • Chancey

    sounds a bit desperate

    Let me be your ruler (ruler)
    You can call me queen bee
    And baby I’ll rule, I’ll rule, I’ll rule, I’ll rule
    Let me live that fantasy

    • Cowgirl

      A desperate attempt to attach themselves to a recent success so some gloss might wear off on them :)

      • Day Day

        Lorde doesn’t need Labor.

      • Chancey

        slideshow of cunny with lorde’s music – puke

        that might not go so well for them

    • James Growley

      I thought Aunty H had reserved that one for her triumphant return as Madam President………..especially the fantasy bit.

      • Chancey

        well she will want to wear the trousers and cunny can wear the frock and a nice tiara

  • Dick Brown

    Yes, I saw this Thumbhead prancing around stage; leaving the podium in a pathetic attempt to portray himself as ‘breaking new ground in linking with the people’.

    But not far enough away so the cameras had any choice but to take a photo of the lonely podium as well as Cunliffe.

    Pure theatrics out of a bygone age; and that’s the problem.

    • Dick Brown

      And that’s without touching that awful insurance thing he pulled kicking and screaming out of his rancid ass.

      Looking forward to WO’s take on that solid gold gem.

      • Toryboy

        A really silly idea; insurance premiums in NZ are already as low as possible so any lower and it means… you guessed it …taxpayers get to make up all the losses! aren’t we lucky?

        • Ronnie Chow

          All down to ACC ?. Liability in Aussie is phenomenally more expensive .

        • MarcWills

          Except that IAG have just increased my premiums by 50%, increased excess amounts, and introduced new excesses for items previously covered in my house and contents. Their profits for the year did not reflect this was warranted at all, so maybe they need a kick in the slats to remind them we don’t like being gouged, especially by Aussies.

    • Day Day

      Labour needs to pull themselves out of 1972 quick smart. Not that it will ever happen.

  • Dr Wang

    Lorde is no anti-monarchist, is she happy with her property/image being used to promote the Labour gathering where all the buzz is about dumping the Queen as NZ’s head of state?

    • Chancey

      she is a young girl with a talent, she needs to be left out of this conversation

  • Bob Murphy

    Guess that it is appropriate they are holding their Lovefest at the RNZAF Museum, they made the RNZAF a museum piece.

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    Who knows bros, who knows….Lorde could be a greenie…so let us move on….Concentrate on Kiwi Assure and the cheap premiums you will be getting under Curryleaf….

    • Chancey

      he didn’t commit to that, in fact he hasn’t committed to anything – nice he trotted the family out – hope that doesn’t come back to bite him

      • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

        Slimy, slippery eel….worth nothing. Though he is my messiah and saviour of NZ, I get a bad feeling that people are going to be tired of him very soon….we need couple of more polls showing Labour stalling or going down…Bloody Rogue Morgan, still keeping the Labourers’ hopes alive…

    • Chancey

      please leave lorde out of it or fess up to your indiscretions as a 16 year old

      • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

        Who said I am 16 years yet?! That is an assumption on your part Chancey….

        • Chancey

          quite so – i just feel that wee lass is vulnerable

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    I understand Christchurch is energised by Curryleaf’s stirring speech…it appears John Key is now scared to face Curryleaf in leader’s debate. I really like the way how Curryleaf is painting himself as a poor vicar’s son with nothing much to eat while growing up…felt like vomiting….

    • rrroberto

      definitely share the vomit feel. Poor old Curryleaf is going to lose badly in the socialist stakes if he compares his childhood breakfast with JK.
      Meanwhile back in New Lynn it would be nice if the MP for this electorate would answer or at least acknowledge issues raised by constituents. Senor Rich Prick Curryleaf has got to be the worst ever MP in New Lynn

      • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

        Must be training from his media minders…they are trying project him as John Key -II…..

        • Chancey

          strategic botox might help the delivery

      • Mark

        One would need to remind the prick where New Lynn is. He seems quite comfortable in Herne Bay…

    • BJ

      Thats where he first learnt to trough. His mother may have had herself a little evening job but he saw his father do nicely out of the congregation tithes thank you very much – now it translates to the taxpayer and he must think he’s the Pastor

      • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

        There is something creepy with his speech delivery….looks so artificial…

  • steve and monique

    Better suggestions for Labour music-Little lies (Fleetwood Mac)..