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  • George

    So Andrew Little needs a spin doctor extraordinaire to promote his unpromotable image. Good news and popularity is his humble desires. More friends on facebook more followers on twitter and a Labour Party that will lead NZ towards a society where we are all equal and………….what ever.
    Well Andrew let me introduce you to a few home truths. Your electrate rejected you. Your Caucus rejected you. Your Labour Party members rejected you. You came through the back door, by way of the union vote, a movement that has been rejected by NZs. This led you to leading a party that has been rejected by NZs. The msm think you walk on water; the same msm that has been rejected by NZ’s. And you think you can spin doctor your way to an election victory?
    John Key is the polar opposite to all your failings mentioned above. That is why he is Prime Minister and you are searching for a spin doctor. It’s too late Andrew. With your history and a political trash can full of rejections will only ensure you will never be Prime Minister.

    • Monty

      I follow little angry Andy on facebook and Twitter. do proud arch-Tories who are part of the WhaleOil army such as myself count towards to targets? Maybe the WhaleOil army should all follow little angry Andy and job done for the incoming media spin doctor

    • Salacious Crumb

      So if elected will he appoint a Minister of Likes or perhaps a Ministry of Tweets?

  • Korau

    Word of the Day

    Gambrinous (adj) – To be content and happy due to a stomach full of beer.

    Etymology : The origins of the word are probably from King Gambrinus, a legendary king of Flanders, and an unofficial patron saint of beer or beer brewing.

    Usage : I am perfectly gambrinous tonight, thank you beer!

    Source : http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Gambrinous

    • Jafarma

      Was once KDC?

    • tinfoilhatguy

      Abligurition can lead to being gambrinous it seems.

      I’m enjoying the elucidation. Keep up the good work.

  • Cadwallader

    There’s a story doing the rounds in the msm about a woman in the UK who claims her husband raped her 300 times while she slept. I am not 100% sure why, but the story doesn’t seem authentic. Needless to say those reporting on it won’t have raised a sweat in the fact-checking department hence it seems rather odd. What does the collective vessel of wisdom ere think?

    • Tom

      She must be a dam good sleeper.

      • Cadwallader

        Exactly! There doesn’t seem to be any suggestion of her having been drugged either.

    • Ginny

      Was that in one night ??

      • dumbshit

        just possible for two-minute lenny!

    • mommadog

      if she was asleep how does she know?

      • Reaper

        He filmed it.

        • mommadog

          eeewwww that’s creepy. Possible if shes a solid sleeper or drugged (voluntary or not e.g. takes sleeping tablets) or he doesn’t require a lot of active stimulation to come to the conclusion. Glad I didn’t have to watch the tapes. Its good he pleaded guilty but he should have been guilty anyway just for filming a private act without the other parties knowledge or consent. That was probably his undoing. Had he of not filmed he may still be a free man – no proof of anything.

    • Reaper

      That fact that he pleaded guilty and got sentenced to 12 years would suggest there is some truth to it.

      • Cadwallader

        I am not disputing that, it just has the air of unreliability.

        • Reaper

          Mmm, I know what you mean. I put it down to the way the British tabloids report things, but I may be wrong. Certainly a bit weird.

    • Richard

      It’s all OK, turned out he is a Muslim…case closed.

    • Wheninrome

      Read answer further down. A lowlife obviously.

  • Pete

    Watching the news last night, and in particular the Andrew Little advert they were running. It seems to me he doesn’t need to advertise for a new press person to get him on the news, as the news teams seem to have already decided they will put him on most nights anyway.

    I think this is going to backfire on him in the long run.

  • dgrogan

    Forget Tazers. It appears the cops are now using bows and arrows, according to the Herald this morning.

    “The owner of a dog who was shot with an arrow by a police officer says …


    • Damon Mudgway

      So, nowhere does it say the officer was off duty and at his home address. I’m picking by his behaviour, the officer was a tad sick of the dog coming onto his property.

      I went to a job years ago where a man killed his neighbours dog after it came onto his property, and aggressive, he put an axe through it’s skull. Needless to say the owners of the dog wanted blood.

      After carrying out extensive area enquiries, we ascertained the occupants of the whole street were in fear of the dog in question. Now the kicker was this was a nice leafy street with nary a scumbag in sight. The owners of the dog were well spoken, educated and convincing. But the fact remained they had poor control of their dog, the council had warned them several times, and the neighbour who had killed the dog had told them he would do so, as he feared the dog would hurt his kids.

      End result. Justified destruction of the dog in law, and tense neighbour relations.

      • Chris EM

        I remember reading the original article before Christmas. The dog had wandered onto his property, but there was no mention of aggression. The police officer came forward a few days later to say he had shot the dog. Seems the right outcome since he’s offered to pay the vet bills. Stupid thing to do, though.

    • johcar

      “He’s still the same old friendly old thing … he breathes a bit funny now and he snores a lot more than he used to.” – a quote from the article by the dog (4-year-old bull mastiff) owner.

      The problem is, if you ask any dog owner about their dog’s temperament, they’ll say that their dog wouldn’t hurt a fly. The reverse is usually the case, especially if there is mastiff in the equation and even more likely if the owner is in the lower socio-economic group…

  • Hard1

    Wanganui beneficiary Antony Glen de Malmanche may have some hope avoiding the death penalty.

    JAKARTA: — Monday the 12th of January
    A 56 year old Danish man dodged the death penalty and was convicted for smuggling in 1,48 kg of methamphetamine into Indonesia.
    The Dane was arrested the 8. Juni 2014 in Jakarta airport with methamphetamine in his suitcase and have been in jail waiting for a conviction ever since. In Indonesia drug trafficking can be punished by death and the Dane was somewhat satisfied with the trial’s outcome.

    “I got 13 and a half years. And I am okay with the ruling. It is a bit less than what the prosecutor wanted,” the 58 year old tells Danish newspaper JydskeVestkysten, in addition to the 13 years in prison the Dane also have to pay a fine of almost DKK 5 million.

    • Aucky

      I’m not that confident in Antony’s abilities to secure the NZ$ equivalent of DKK 5 million which is NZ$1 million should that be required to keep him off death row. Might be a tad over the top for Give A Little.

      • Damon Mudgway

        I just love the corruption in this. We’ll spare you the death penalty if you give us money. It all smells funny.

      • Mikex

        I wonder how the Dane managed aquire that amount of money…..

        • ex-JAFA

          Perhaps Exhibit A was returned to him to sell?

  • Orange

    The plug isn’t always on the cord going to the appliance.

    • MaryLou

      Things not working out for you this morning??

  • Michael

    I’m sick of left-wing activists saying free speech is not an absolute and needs to excercised responsibly. Free speech has never been an absolute, it is a crime to incite crime. I can’t say, “It is the duty of all right thinking citizens to burn down the Labour Party headquarters.” That would lead to my arrest and being charged with inciting arson (at the very least) and facing a lengthy holiday courtesy of Her Majesty.

    I want to hear what people think. I want Keith Locke to say that the police are the jackboot of the ruling capitalists, a tool to oppress the poor. I want Julie Anne Genter to say if she had her way, public transport would be free and additional taxes on petrol would fund it. It lets me sort the nutters from the sane ones.

    About the only people who don’t seem to be afraid to use free speech are the radical religious leaders – easily able to let me assign them to the nuttier than a bag of peanuts category. Derek Fox is another example – I understand his worldview is that whitey is to blame for all the ills in the world. It makes me file his view in with all the other bigots.

    If the world needs one thing, it’s for people to be able to say what they think without fear of repercussion. We’d understand each other a lot better and hold each other with more respect.

    (Rant over – thank you for being my outlet)

    • Yeahright

      unless your wife asks, “Do I look good in this”!

      • FredFrog

        I’ve only ever once been asked “does my bum look big in this?”

        My reply was 100% truthful – “Your bum is big, so it looks big in everything”

        • Kiwimurray

          Hmmm – how long did it take for the bruises and swelling to disappear?

      • Michael

        The answer is, “You’d look better out of it!”

  • yoyoyo

    Another mayor that has discovered the twilight zone like Our Mighty Len

    where there is smoke there is fire…


    • Damon Mudgway

      Hmmm, having an affair with a cops wife perhaps?

      • yoyoyo

        nailed it… likely the superintendent

  • DangerMice

    Another day, another train fault, this time at Takanini blocking the northern bound track. Waited at Papakura for ages alongside the following passenger train and a freight train. Then we ran the wrong side of the tracks up to Homai while other services were being delayed or cancelled. Woohoo, go AT!

    • no bullswool

      No wonder they are slow to put the electric trains on this track ! Len Brown needs to focus on getting what we have now running properly before he even thinks about his little inner city train set!!

  • LabTested

    In case you need an excuse to get on the bike this weekend, there is a Poker run in the Coromandel on Saturday. Registration at Whitianga Bowling Club before 12.30. There is a band & BBQ after & camping available.

    Now – I have no idea who is organising this. Just passing on the info. See you there!