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  • At some stage tonight you may need a special word. Then you’ll finally realise why it was here: panama

    • Oarsum

      Do we sing along to this ? {Panama – Van Halen}

    • rantykiwi

      Is there going to be some question about “What sort of hat was Pete seen wearing?”

  • Nechtan

    First up, a song for Mothers Day.

    Edit posted up tomorrows music by mistake.

    Born today in 1911 Robert Johnson blues singer, songwriter and guitarist.
    A massive influence on the blues and rock.

    Born today in 1941 John Fred (born John Fred Gourrier) vocalist for John Fred and The Playboy Band.

    Born today in 1943 Paul Samwell-Smith bassist and co-songwriter for The Yardbirds.

    Born today in 1944 Bill Legend (born William Arthur Fifield) drummer with T Rex.

    Born today in 1951 Chris Frantz, drummer with Talking Heads.

    Born today in 1953 Alex Van Halen drummer with Van Halen.

    Today in 1979 Supertramp’s album, “Breakfast in America” achieved Platinum status.

  • Carl

    Any more? (pic)

    • cows4me

      Guns and suicide vests.

    • cows4me

      Towelhead

    • The Chopping Heads

    • cows4me

      The bomb boys.

    • Carl

      If it was name her next song it would be. “Like 72 Virgins

    • Nechtan

      Joan blow up your Jett and the Cut Out Your Hearts.

    • Aim, Warn and Fire

    • One Defection

    • The Moors

    • The Eclectic Fight Orchestra

    • Simpy Dead

    • Level Everything

    • KABOOM 5

      • Really? All of you too old to get that reference? Shame on you

        • Nechtan

          Perhaps we did get it ? But you know………

          • You people are so mean to me.

            stores resentment for moderation time

    • Isherman

      Muhammadeus Mozart.

    • Fanqi goes to Kabul

      • Left Right Out

        You beat me to the same reference Pete

        • I think you did it better :)

    • Oasis

    • (I’ll stop now)

    • Nechtan

      Three Bomb Night.

    • Iva b ginn

      Band on the gun.

    • Left Right Out

      Big Bang Theory

    • The Travelling Incendiaries

    • Jimmie

      Madonna – (Like a Virgin)

    • Left Right Out

      Boom Crash ISIS

    • Left Right Out

      Frankie Blows to oblivion

    • Nechtan

      Johnny Jihad and the Destroyers.

    • Greg M

      Allah men, who let the camels out?

    • Left Right Out

      Justin Beiber!!!!

      Sorry Pete

    • rantykiwi

      The Infidels

      • I don’t know what to match it to!

        • rantykiwi

          A nice black burqa matches anything!

          • Hard1

            There must be a rule in the Quran that disallows clothes worn over the burqa. Never heard of it. Even a belt would be apostasy, I guess.

          • kereru

            A belt would give a clue to the wearer’s shape – necessitating a couple of fatwas if not a good whipping.

    • Huia

      Priscilla and the Queens of the Desert.
      Their big hit number was “Don’t go Bacon my heart”

    • MarcWills

      Niquana, led by Kaka Caboom.

    • rantykiwi

      Raid Yavillages and the Invaders

    • KatB

      The Dance Exploders

    • KatB

      Isishouse

    • kereru

      Shrouded Heads

    • KatB

      Adam and the Anti-Semites.

      • kereru

        That’s going back a long way!

        • kereru

          Reminds me of Pelvis Press-me

      • Nige.

        Oh man you had some goodies

    • Hard1

      PETA and the Shiites.

  • Nige.

    Just me answered last night’s question with:

    “I love NZ ”

    What part of NZ do you love the best?

    • MaryLou

      The Ureweras. Mind you I’m thinking back a lot of years, but I’d bet my bottom dollar it hasn’t changed much over the last 20. I don’t know – from what I understand, you can’t get in any more to find out.

      • Spiker

        My uncle took a drive up the Waimana alley back in January. 20 years ago there would have been school holiday campers enjoying the park. Now? It’s empty apart from some very unwelcoming locals. DoC maintenance seems non existent with many areas over grown. As a former Honorary ranger of the park he was pretty sad over whats happened.

    • We’ve been here before I think.

      Greg M and I both like the West Coast in the South Island

      • Greg M

        Yep. Change the question to “what part of NZ do you like the least”. That should be good for an argument. :-)

        • MaryLou

          It’d be a short one – you just know everyone is going to say Auckland!

          Or maybe Gisborne…

          • Union Jack

            No I would say Kaingaroa Village and Murupara closely followed by Mangere town centre on Saturday night.

          • MaryLou

            Yeah…. you had to include an Auckland suburb in there though, even if it was by accident!

          • Union Jack

            At least I did not run down Manukau City this time though.

          • johcar

            I’d broaden that Mangere limitation to “anywhere south of the bridge and north of Pukekohe”….

          • RockinBob625

            Whats wrong with Gisborne? (Hackles up!)

          • MaryLou

            Nothing, nothing at all!! I heat its first to see the new day!

            (Gulp)

            Anyway, any first hand knowledge I have is very outdated – at least 30 years old.

            What’s its best point, d’you think?

          • RockinBob625

            Beaches, wine, how far away from the motherinlaw it is….

            Like a lot of NZ its just magic to those that live there.

          • MaryLou

            That is the beauty of NZ truly. It’s actually all good pretty much most places.

        • Oh yeah….

        • Sagacious Blonde

          I can’t raise any affinity to Palmerston North. Happy to defend Hamilton though.

          • Dave

            Palmerston North is not too bad, great to raise kids, good parks and cafes, but it’s cold. Best view ever is via the rear view mirror when leVing knowing you escaped. I was lucky enough to have lived there, raised my kids there but escaped to broaden their horizons, it is the greyest, blandest place there is.

          • LabTested

            Yet it has a Harley Dealer. On one of my road trips I was forced to overnight in Palmerston North as I had bike problems. We checked into a motel and asked the owner what there was we could do as we had 24 hours to kill. She said – ‘you could go to Levin’ …True story

          • Greg M

            “Had a problem with the Harley”….Noooo say it isn’t so. (snigger)

          • hookerphil

            Imagine if he had a BSA.

          • LabTested

            Actually I had dropped it, so in this case it was not the manufacturers fault. However on general principal I conceded your point.

            However..this is a photo of me at a Harley meeting in europe 3 years ago. Does this happen when you ride your BMW?

          • rantykiwi

            Drink. Lots. You’ll lose 24 hours.

        • Nige.

          Negative Nelly!

          • OK Fine then. West of the Lansdowne Park area in Blenheim has to be the dodgiest.

          • Nige.

            Phew. Thank goodness your didn’t say the ‘North-west’ of said park.

        • rantykiwi

          As of this afternoon Otahuhu has to fairly close to the top of my list.

          • Yeah, that place has gone to the dogs alright

          • Hard1

            This being with the rather large Police HQ being a whole 3 minute walk to the center of action. Idle, drunk, imbalanced, disheveled and disorderly present around the clock. You have to admire the durability of the largely immigrant shopkeepers.

          • Watching all the roller doors down breaks my heart.

          • rantykiwi

            I wish we were allowed to shoot window washers at traffic lights – I’d have reduced the population of Otahuhu by two today.

          • [MOD] … “not even in jest”….. *cringe*

          • Dave

            Yes, the two legged dogs, mongrels at that !

          • rantykiwi

            They have a lot in common with the 4 legged ones – both types keep seriously injuring kids.

      • Nige.

        Yes I do seem to repeat myself.

        I’m trying to encourage all the new readers to comment.

        • My eyes just did a 360 backflip

          • Nige.

            OK OK… I have a very short attention span.

          • rantykiwi

            It’s long enough to make it through a pie.

          • The other day he got a pie and had to take half of it home in a doggie bag. I’ve asked for a full scale inquiry on his man card

          • Nige.

            Remember… I have seen you wearing a Panama hat.

            We all have imperfections.

          • Nige.

            Every bite is new

          • rantykiwi

            Many moons ago when I was an apprentice that actually happened to me. I bought myself a lovely looking apple pie, all sweet short pastry, appley goodness and dusted with icing sugar for morning smoko. Started eating it and it was superb. Halfway through it rather disturbingly turned into a mince and cheese pie. It was immediately returned for a refund, a non-defective pie and an explanation. I got all but the explanation. Being older and wiser now I know what happened – Lux made it.

          • hookerphil

            Was it burnt???

          • rantykiwi

            That would have been preferable.

          • hookerphil

            Then not Lux then.

          • rantykiwi

            Oh – she’s one of those who think we’re all gods. We either get a burnt offering or a bloody sacrifice.

          • Lux

            You will keep :-)

    • Left Right Out

      South Island…… If I had to narrow it down… Central Otago…. but anywhere in the South is great

    • Vlad

      How could you not say Central Otago as the best? And for the worst, not poor old Palmerston North, it isn’t as bad as it is painted. Good cafe’s and eateries, decent town centre. At the bottom of the list Masterton for the North Island and Gore in the South.

      • hookerphil

        Why Gore – good people have been born there.

      • rantykiwi

        I’ll see your Gore and raise you one Balfour

    • Aucky

      There’s a spot just after you drive through Middlemarch from Dunedin on SH87 where I just have to stop the car on a clear blue sky day. The light is magical and there’s just a sea of tussock with the Pisa Ranges in the distance. It’s a view to die for.

    • D.Dave

      Each and every place I have lived, since I left school, would be a place I could go back and live my life out. Any where in rural South Island, NZ is unsurpassed for community and scenic beauty. I have lived in Marlborough, Sth Canty, West Coast and Nth Canty. They all have their own special peculiarities, and I love them all.

    • rantykiwi

      Cape Reinga at sunset.

      • Oh oh… let me grab a photo I took a few weeks ago….. there you are
        .

    • Huia

      I am very partial to that bit in between Cape Reinga and Stewart Island.
      We have everything here in NZ, wonderful country.

    • JEL51

      Driving from Timaru inland towards Mt Cook has to be one of the prettiest skylines.

    • Greg

      The restaurant up the top of Mount Ngauruhoe was pretty cool on my first visit to NZ…. nah all of NZ for me.

    • Miss McGerkinshaw

      My home. It’s my nest, sanctuary and feels like a warm embrace.

      Other than than actually NZ is pretty great everywhere, although being a pie lover Blenheim is getting to me in a cruel way!

    • Dave

      Lake Hawea, just as nice as Wanaka, but far enough away from it and Queenstown to still be a quiet country town.

    • dumbshit

      North face track on Mt Maunganui, last Wednesday, three dredges working the main entrance channel, just serene views. The thought, that the world can gallop by without me for awhile, crosses your mind.

  • Sally

    I have a question to WOers. Why do the media bow to Nicky Hager?

    • Nechtan

      Because he has some of them by the short and curlies?

      • For a number of people, he sure does.

      • Crowgirl

        Exactly – fear.

    • KGB

      I am seldom lost for words Sally.

    • MaryLou

      Because he does their “research” for them?

    • cows4me

      Misery enjoys company.

      • Union Jack

        Went to that Stony River Hotel near your place for Mothers Day lunch today and was quite impressed.
        That new owner has done wonders for the place.
        Good addition to the area.

        • cows4me

          That’s good, you should have gone further south later in the day as rahotu tavern hosted a car and bike show, well worth a look.

          • Union Jack

            Yeah went to that as well and it was really good.
            Some nice bits of kit there.

          • cows4me

            Shame we didn’t say hi, had the Harley there and had a few cool beers with some of my mates, good day.

        • Huia

          That’s nice. I have run aground in Butlers Reef at Oakura a couple of times.

    • EpochNZ

      I was thinking….maybe once in the dim dark past he was right about somethng (I cant remember if thats true or not….), and maybe the media feel they have to keep backing him in case he is miraculously right again? Like picking Mark Greatbatch for years for his 141 at Perth in his first game…

    • Jimmie

      Several reasons I reckon.

      1 John Key is the most successful Politician in NZ currently.

      Many in the media unconsciously see him as a tall poppy to be shot down.

      Also many of them are average nobody hacks living on some average wage and by knocking a guy who has been successful in everything he has done makes them feel better.

      2 Most people recognize that for many years now the left has had an issue with antisemitic undercurrents within their ranks.

      How many of the hacks in the msm share this? Quite a few I bet.

      3 On the far left I reckon Key is seen as a traitor. He grew up in a single parent family in a state house. He dared to better himself and be successful. This is unconscionable to a dedicated lefty – it is impossible for the poor to better themselves.

      4 The hopeless opposition. Labour/Greens are so useless some in the msm have picked up the slack to whack the government and consider themselves part of the opposition.

      5 Most importantly. The msm have come to rely on clicks relating to scandal. (manufactured or otherwise) There is no money to be made in a Government ticking along doing its job so they jump at every whiff of manufactured scandal they can find. Doesn’t have to be credible or true – just something for the internet to click on.

    • JEL51

      Is it of the mistaken belief that Hagar is some sort of Ned Kelly or Ronald Jorgeson, standing up against the system? They are too short in the HeadDeptment to see he is nothing more than a Marxist driven manipulator prepared to undermine the very system that gives them a job, food to eat & roof over their empty but incredibly swollen heads.

    • Dave

      No matter what we do, no matter what we say, we can’t get Key. (Sing along). And then along came Nickie, short puny Nicky, low dirty Nickie, along came short, puny dirty Panama Nickie.

  • niggly

    Haha – just saw a bit of TV3’s Newshub and their “big reveal Tuesday” story (JK – Cook Islands – J Doe etc) ……. their reporter even suggests this big reveal could backfire on Labour and suggests like “dirty politics”, the public could turn off Labour etc!

    • Sally

      They just upset they haven’t been kept in the loop.

      • Crowgirl

        If it’s a fizzer, they will probably be glad to not get any blowback. TVNZ will cop it for giving grotty Nicky the time and space to air his delusions.

    • Carl

      It made me laugh. It cant be that much of a bomb shell as they haven’t had Paddy Gower wetting himself about it.

      • Huia

        Gee, thanks for that image. You have put me off my soup.

    • Hard1

      The owners of Mediaworks/TV3 has this statement leading their website… “Oaktree’s mission is to deliver superior investment results with risk under control and to conduct our business with the highest integrity.”

      Could it be that TV3 will now find a greater audience with the majority of the voting public? That would be refreshing.

      • GoingRight

        First thing then tv3 need to do is walk the Barry woman off the premises along with Mike McRoberts. Their behaviour was disgraceful and disloyal.

        • rantykiwi

          McRoberts is a nebbish.

          • GoingRight

            Haha, had to look it up but spot on description!

        • Hard1

          And she (Barry) drove home, setting a good example by not dringkung any of that Moet. But why no Chauffeur on her salary?.
          Mediaworks need to get that Briscoe’s woman sister on to autocue. She can do it walking around in odd directions while looking at the camera. She can SELL the news. This approach has saved heaps for Rod Duke.

        • Hard1

          Second thing Mediaworks has to do is locate a deep source within the left. Someone to spill the beans. Now that would fit in with Oaktree’s investment strategy. Rich pickings there.

  • KGB

    I am here tonight for “The Bridges of Cadwallader County”

    • Huia

      This is all about the big “reveal”, I wonder if Labour will run with the results of Cadwallader Country.

      • Cadwallader

        Little is permanently barred from entering Cadwallader Country, as is the rest of his caucus, the Greens, Winston etc…

        • Huia

          That was a good story Cadwallader and everyone gets to live happily ever after which is nice.

    • Cadwallader

      OK. At the time of the reunion with my now wife my elder son was 19 and my wife’s elder daughter was 18. They took a shine to each other and communicated. I don’t think it was much more than that so we were never destined to become grandparents contemporaneously. But,it meant that my household in NZ was engaged with their household in Australia. My wife’s first husband never really took to this new phenomenon and decided to jump ship to his native UK. My son and I began to take a few winter holidays in Australia and things evolved for me. Not that exciting really but it shows how life can twist and wind at anytime. If I were Hager I’d have had a truly dramatic take on this whereby JK set it up for a fee payable to a Panamanian bank account etc.. Thanks for your interest. I hope Lux gets to read this.

      • KGB

        Thanks for that Cadwallader it’s always nice to hear a happy ending:)
        meant to be

      • Nige.

        Lux reads all

      • Justme

        Aaah. The old bait and switch trick.

  • XCIA

    The fat German head case criminal says he is having a good day with the dots. I’d say we all would have a good day with the bars.

    • Left Right Out

      Well…. in not too long joining dots will be his fav activity….. I look forward to the day someone does some real journalism and he is implemented on a number of things that have been stolen

    • Nige.

      Free publicity for dotcom day eh?

      Please. I’m trying to eat a Greek salad.

      • XCIA

        Growing up, I could never figure out the joke about Greeks not being allowed in the leapfrog games..

    • You are re morse less

    • rantykiwi

      Does that kid seem to be starting to resemble dad?

  • Iva b ginn

    Sticky Nikky will do the big release on TV1 from 6 tomorrow morning.(sigh)

    • MaryLou

      I don’t think I’ll watch it. We’ll hear plenty later without actually suffering through his smug pompousness.

      • Agreed. The stills will be bad enough.

      • KGB

        Turn the volume off and watch his hands weave the tale.
        “Hager Hand Theatre” by pictures.

        • MaryLou

          How do you zoom into the hands without having to watch the face?

          • KGB

            Duck tape

          • Criminal waste of duct tape

          • KGB

            It’s called ‘duct’ tape?
            There you go I learnt something today. WO the gift that keeps giving :)

          • rantykiwi

            And just to add to the confusion, a company called Duck seem to make it and brand it as Duck Tape.

            http://duckbrand.com/

          • KGB

            Now you have ruined some innocents day.
            Duck/duct tape will come up and I’ll have all that information in my tool shed :)

          • rantykiwi

            All you need in your tool shed is duct tape (for things that move but shouldn’t) and WD40 (for things that won’t move but should).

          • Miss McGerkinshaw

            I have only recently bought my first roll of duck/duct tape and wonder how I survived without it. What a sheltered life I’d led!

          • rantykiwi

            I learned of a new use for it recently. An extremely well endowed young lady at work wandered over to my desk and asked if I had a roll of duct tape she could borrow for the weekend. I handed her a roll and asked what she was going to use it for. Apparently she was going bungy jumping and if applied correctly it works well to save one getting black eyes and sore boobies.

          • Miss McGerkinshaw

            That certainly would be true in my case as my steadily head southwards. But bungy jumping is, thankfully, not on my bucket list but an inventive usage I will admit.

          • dumbshit

            Not sure if my daughter has forgiven me yet, I made a throw away comment about one of her friends that was extremely well endowed, experience on the the big drop ride at Rainbows End. Suggested the balloons would have just been leaving the top as she arrived at the bottom!

          • rantykiwi

            Experience tells me that sort of comment rarely ends with you winning any sort of popularity contest.

          • Platinum Fox

            It’s amazing what it can be used for. The hinge on the travel case for my electric toothbrush was replaced by duct tape about 6 years ago that is still in place. I also used it to tape a snowboard to my nephew’s pack when he headed off on his OE so that he only had one piece of baggage to check in.

          • Dumrse

            It’s held the broken tray under the seat on my golf trundler for about 12 years.

          • Nige.

            I once tapes a flat 4M piece of stainless steel to the side of my ute and drove 250kms to a job to install it in a delicatessen.

          • Miss McGerkinshaw

            Not sure if I’m impressed by the holding power of duck tape or your trust in it. For me I’m only on baby steps right now.

            As an aside. Question to you as a builder: I’ve just had my bathroom renovated and the water does not seem to run out of the bath totally and there are puddles there all the time. Should a bath be put in level or should it angle slightly? The whole room is lined with Seratone and perhaps this is just keeping the moisture in the room. I don’t have a fan as I don’t like them but perhaps that was not a good idea.
            OK enough already I hear you moan – over and out.

          • Nige.

            The top of the bath where it meets the wall should be level. The bath base should of course be on a slope to allow all the water to run away. It should have a shallow end and a deep end as you would expect. UNLESS the bath is designed to be flat on the bottom….which I have not heard of.

          • Miss McGerkinshaw

            Thanks will get my trusty level out tomorrow and check the actual bottom of the bath. Only checked the top and it was level but didn’t think of the bath being made so it slopes, duh!!! *Puts on best ‘blonde’ face*

          • Uncle Bully

            unless it’s a chinese made bath….

          • Huia

            Its also great for silencing things that speak when they shouldn’t.

          • rantykiwi

            Free roll of duct tape with every Hager?

          • Miss McGerkinshaw

            Trouble is I’ll remember this info but not important stuff.

          • Effluent
        • niggly

          If you turn off the volume, you’ll miss his trademark “sighs” and dramatics like “it’s sooo shocking” etc!

          • Miss Phit

            I propose a drinking game. every time he uses a catch phrase everyone skulls their drink.

            I wont make it to 7am I think…

          • Sally

            Or caffeine high.

    • Vlad

      Funny old day when the so-called national broadcaster abdicates its journalism to a person with an absolute commitment to bringing down the current government..

    • KGB

      I wonder what cardigan he’ll wear?

      • MaryLou

        LOL best question on the topic to date…

      • This one:
        .

        • KGB

          Brothers from another mudder.

          • Chris EM

            He’s better looking than his brother.

        • Union Jack

          Still got some spare Easter Eggs in the fridge and this reminded me so think I might have a couple.

        • Huia

          If Hagar is wearing a jersey like that he should be safe, cause you can get away with murder if you are wearing one of those.

    • Yep. TVNZ have had all the material under embargo for some time. I guess TV3 can’t be trusted, eh? snigger.

      • To add, had word late today Radio New Zealand have up to half a dozen people assigned to the Big Reveal.

        At least Hager can’t claim government funded news organisations are bought and paid for to run like Pravda or North Korean TV.

        • MaryLou

          That’d be the silver lining, the cloud is that it’s the 2 state broadcasters then, TVNZ and RNZ that are spearheading this thing.

          Pleased with where your money’s going?

          • Thin line between prepping for a story under embargo and colluding with the source to hit a target, isn’t it?

          • MaryLou

            Yup. To me the line is crossed when they involved a political party in the “prepping”. Would have been a good time for media to have a rethink.

        • niggly

          “Big Reveal”? Isn’t that the same phrase used with the KDC/Snowden/false Pulitzer journo Town Hall meeting prior to election 2014 that fizzled out to nothing and a lot of leftie egos were bruised?!!! Good grief, it’s like a re-run, but this time with Hager featuring in the pantomime act!

          • MaryLou

            Yes, indeed. And there’ll also be a Moment of Truth.

            Nice, huh?

          • niggly

            You mean another “Moment of Untruth” from them ;-)

      • Carl

        You can’t see Hager really doing the big reveal with Paul Henry and Mike Hosking on morning TV and radio.

        • Paul has been walking the company line.

          I could barely put up with 9 in 10, what you need to know and the social media bunker but I endured it to get to the bits where Paul was Paul.

          Since he’s started cheering for causes I know aren’t close to his heart, I’ve stopped following. There is nothing left of interest.

          • Nechtan

            Yep. Clarkson didn’t bow down neither should Henry. It does us good to have non-PC commentators in the media.

          • jonno1

            Yeah the bunker is cringeworthy now as is PH’s capitulation to the left, although even scarier is the varying quality of ‘The Panel’. It goes from the sublime (eg Brash & Rankin) to the ridiculous (too numerous to name).
            But my special disappointment is reserved for Nanogirl who appears to simply read up on the topic du joir the night before and answer predetermined questions. No doubt she is skilled in her particularly field (a bit like Gluckman) but I clicked when she started defending AGW. No proper scientist does that, at worst they will say they don’t know, or that it’s not proven.

  • Elmwood

    I liked John Key’s comment about knee jerk reactions in respect to the Panama papers. I’ll bet he would have liked to have said the knee was attached to the jerk.

    • Carl

      JK on 3 news. “There is a reason Andrew Little is called Angry Andy, because he is”. Classic.

  • Isherman

    How long till Andrew Little starts backtracking on banning Foreign Trusts. My pick, by this time tomorrow night.

    • Carl

      The Greens don’t even support banning them. That says it all.

      • KGB

        KH has to check his portfolios first.

    • Nige.

      So so true. I’m sitting watching avatar and I’ve been thinking about how James Cameron wanted to move here and how labour opposed it and the movie industry that would be expanded. I’ve been browsing through the various news articles and the flip flopping on that subject was just incredible.

      I hope people remember this stuff as long as the labour party holds Little, Goff, Parker, etc. They have just been an embarrassment to a once proud labour party.

    • There is no such thing as a foreign trust…there are just trusts…and lots of Labour MPs have them.

  • Huia

    Good evening Ladies of Whaleoil.
    Hope your mothers day was full of nice things and you were all contacted by your loving offspring, I hope you were told how much they love and value you, (that is the best part).
    AS you can see I was very relaxed on the “mandel today”, weather was lovely and I hardly lifted a claw all day.

    • KGB

      Not much meat on that bird?

      • Huia

        Great looking drumsticks though.

        • XCIA

          That bird reminds me of a robbers dog, lean and mean.

    • dumbshit

      Almost a candidate for KFC menu!

      • hookerphil

        Reminds me of the 2 ducks I have been promised, need to pluck them.

        • dumbshit

          Reminds me of a chook, my wife boiled, baked and boiled some more. Still inedible. I think the plan is to put an old car tyre in the oven with them, an then eat the tyre!

        • Huia

          Hope they are fatter than that picture hookerphil.

  • D.Dave

    Now…. There are people who say grammar doesn’t matter. Well it does, because why would you bait a trap with fishermen. Well done the Daily Mail.

    • KatB

      Now that it’s come to the attention of the media, I hope something is done to free those poor fishermen.

  • MaryLou

    Why do I get the impression everyone is now waiting for…. something?

    • MaryLou

      Godot?

    • Hard1

      The wealth of intellectual talent on this site is very adept at spotting discrepancies from the left. Sally leads the pack. Spotting the falsehoods within the moderation rules will be a real challenge. We are all up to it. Go team.

      • MaryLou

        Quite right. But in this instanc I was referring to something more – well, immediate-ish. Reference Pete’s first comment of the evening…

  • Doc45

    Was I the only one indulging in self-flagellation today by reading the comments section under Rodney Hide’s column on off-shore companies? I could not believe the crass ignorance of most contributors. I know the lefties hate Rodney with passion but the stupidity of the comments, the ignorance and straight error ridden BS was gobsmacking. Do these people vote?

  • Cadwallader

    Has anybody read the FB page of one Kaycie Cooper?

    • Hard1

      Do elaborate.

      • hookerphil

        Too much to explain – a lot of low intel hatred all aimed at John Key and plenty of low quality Maori anti we hate the white world. There you are – don’t bother going there.

        • Dave

          Where is squashy Devoy when you need her?

    • Gaynor

      Oh I think I found the ridiculous anti John Key rant ….blerk.

    • Nige.

      Not more free publicity for anti John Key people I hope.

      • Cadwallader

        Not intentionally but this guy sickened me.

        • Nige.

          I know what you mean.

          But If they is one thing I have learned here it is not to give the bullies the attention they crave.

    • rantykiwi

      The SFNS is enough to put me off looking.

  • Sally

    Deborah Russell, who desribes herself as a Feminism, tax, economics, political philosophy, business, politics, Labour, gardening, cooking, craft, kids.
    She is going to helping out Hager to help us understand how foreign trusts are evil on TVNZ and how it is is all Key’s fault.
    I wonder if TV1 will mention she is a failed Labour candidate.

    • dumbshit

      Are there any Labour candidates, that haven’t failed? Even when they make it to the “trough”, they are devoid of any constructive alternatives.

      • Sally

        Let’s say some are bigger failures than other.

  • KatherineS42

    Time for JK to take the initiative and call a snap electio.

    • Nige.

      Too early, would be criticized as a waste of money, would be accused of hiding something….. it would be nice but it’s not logical

      • Miss McGerkinshaw

        And I think Kiwi’s simply don’t like the feeling that someone is trying to take advantage or whatever.

    • Spiker

      No, it’s time for JK to take the initiative and turn a negative into a positive & use this to demonstrate how totally unfit the opposition parties are to govern the country for the foreseeable future.

    • rantykiwi

      It’s time for JK to grow a pair and biff out some of the long standing Labour bribes to the electorate.

      • MaryLou

        Couldn’t agree more. An erstwhile commenter here has a good bit to say on exactly this topic earlier this month – shame he couldn’t/wouldn’t keep the comments in line, because he had (some) good stuff to say. If ever there was the opportunity, it was after the last election, or even the one before that. He hasn’t, and it’s a squandered opportunity.

        • rantykiwi

          I’d really like to see the parliamentary term extended by a year. It would allow a government to make a “controversial” change and prove to the electorate that it was a correct and worthwhile change before the next election. At present there isn’t time between elections for that to happen.

          • MaryLou

            Would you do 5? Makes sense to me, unless something unique, like Labour winning occurs..

            Edit: on second thoughts I’m already struggling with this government.

          • Miss McGerkinshaw

            I think three is too short but five too long. A lot of damage can be done in five years.
            For me four would be just right to be able to enact policy and prove it’s worth before starting to focus on the next election – which is pretty much dead time policy wise. Well except for the bribes.

  • XCIA

    Want to slow the traffic down outside your place, then this is the business…….

    • KatB

      Yes please. The street we live on can be a bit of a race track occasionally. I’d love to have one of those 3D chalk drawings on the road, of a brick wall or a deep chasm in the road. Be fun to watch the evasive action taken by the boy racers as they round the corner.

      • Dave

        Many years ago, a person I knew of stopped their local hoon. On Friday and Saturday nights he would head out at great speed and noise. Mate stretched a piece of binder twine across the road at about 200 mm high. They say the young chap had to go home for fresh trousers, binder twine in the headlights looks like a rope big enough to hold the queen Mary.

  • Jude

    I think Labour with Little as leader are showing New Zealanders just why the are polling so poorly.
    He is ignorant and clearly does not have intelligent people advising him about tax, trusts, TPPA , trade issues.
    The fact Labour do not have quality advisors explains the lack of policy initiative.
    They are a party of slogans and empty promises.
    I can not see how they can survive another term in Opposition.
    Their ignorance scares me.

    • LovetoTeach

      I’m starting to think someone/some people are feeding Andy ridiculous things to say in the hope the embarrassment will end up taking him down.

  • twittertit

    Had to unfriend a colleague today who shared a link on Facebook to The Standard. Some article about key and the Panama papers. She had the gall to comment along the line of ‘a revolution begins soon’.

    I’m bitterly disappointed. I thought more of her. As an engineer, she should be intelligent.

    • Nige.

      The internet has a long memory. The poor lady.

    • kayaker

      Good for you. If any of my FB friends use FB as a political platform they’re gone.

  • Ginny

    Just about to give Netflix the flix. Haven’t been able to watch Netflix on our Samsung smart TV since last Wednesday. They say they are working on it, but how long should it take? Anyone else with this problem?

    • Spiker

      Who’s working on what? No worries here with netflix on our samsung, or the panasonic for that matter.

      • Ginny

        Netflix are working on it. If you google ‘Netflix doesn’t work’ there is a message about this. Netflix call centre confirmed this. Said they would email us when it is fixed ?

    • Nige.

      Interesting. Can you still watch on your laptop/PC?

      • Ginny

        Yes, can still watch it on iPad.

        • Nige.

          Yeah the problem is with your tv. Maybe you need to get a chromecast. The tvs have built in apps that expire/go unsupported eventually.

    • Jude

      Technology is brilliant when it works but a nightmare when it doesn’t.
      I only heard the USA were closing down access to overseas accounts.
      I hope your problems are sorted quickly for you?

      • Miss McGerkinshaw

        Haven’t been able to get overseas Netflix for a while but much as I’d prefer to be able to am reasonably content with the NZ.
        That said haven’t watched much lately, too busy settling in my new abode when I’m not procrastinating by spending lots of time on here

        • Spiker

          Have you tried getflix? We continue to enjoy all regions with them.

          • Nige.

            How much is it?

          • Spiker

            Can’t remember exactly but I renewed it on a 1/2 price special & am paid up for almost 2 years for about $30.

            edit.
            https://www.getflix.com.au/pricing

          • Miss McGerkinshaw

            Thanks for that. Will give it a go.

        • Tony Norriss

          I use https://borderlessinternet.com/

          This really works well.

  • Jude

    A Mother’s Day pic …
    Have had a lovely evening with my family.
    Enjoyed family night at the movies: Eddie the Eagle then dinner at Portofino!

  • Spiker

    A new level of idiocy, racist trees. I thought I was reading the onion but no, this is real.

    http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/262727/racist-trees-our-national-parks-daniel-greenfield

  • Nige.

    Oh let’s do a run of t-shirts of that please

  • Pretty good weekend from my perspective.

    • hookerphil

      And the final tally?

      • “not enough”

        Not enough for one of those brown ones to fall off the back of a truck in a secret car park today *sob*

    • rantykiwi

      Very nice Looks like you’re going to be a pheasant plucker this week then.

      EDIT: By the way, what’s the shotgun?

    • Jude

      Oh no! The irony?

      • The Ciiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiircle of liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiife….

        • Jude

          I like my pic more?

          • It’s indeed a remarkable one

          • Jude

            I really do not give two hoots if it is photo shopped?

          • MaryLou

            No! Don’t say that, it’s not!

            (fingers in ears)

          • Lalalalalalalalalalalalala

          • MaryLou

            We have to have Jude, to balance out you fullas. So I choose to believe everything she says and posts.

            Huh.

          • Jude

            My daughter sent it to me ! I have not checked whether it is or isn’t ?
            I loved it !

        • hookerphil

          Now seen the photo – you have been hard done by.

          • The photo is the total tally that had to be divided by a number of hunters. Not just Cam’s share. Once down to Cam’s share, one bird would have been a bit of an ask.

            I’m on the list for “next time”

      • Nige.

        Pheasant plucking and ironing. My guess is that Cam does neither.

        • Oh he irons them out just fine. Then the dogs go retrieve them

  • Old Dig

    When there is nobody worth voting for, there is no shortage of people to vote against.

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