Alasdair Thompson

Contrasts

Alasdair Thompson said some incorrect things, and rightly lost his job and his career.

Alasdair Thompson

Alasdair Thompson

Paul Henry used the correct name and pronunciation of an Indian woman, leftists howled with outrage, unions protested outside TVNZ and he had to quit and leave the country.

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Paul Henry

Aaron Gilmore got drunk and abused a waiter, he was hounded from office by baying media, ending his political career.

Aaron Gilmore

Aaron Gilmore

Willie and JT said some dumb things and were hounded off air, costing JT his job.

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Willie Jackson and John Tamihere

Len Brown fucks someone on the Council table, takes undeclared freebies, fails to comply with the code of conduct, lies about lots, has form in lax fiscal controls with his spending, and will “endeavour to do everything he can to follow those through on your behalf”.

Len Brown

That’s fair, right?

The mayor is laughing stock and a disgrace. He should go.

Local Government Loser

Buggers muddle member, former National Board member and National Party Northern Regional Chair Alan Towers put his popularity to the test in the Auckland District Health Board election.

He was sodomised by the voting public.   Read more »

Alasdair Thompson sinks to a new low

When he isn’t commenting on women’s monthly cycles he is touting his book.

Now he has stooped to a new low…revealing he is a sanctimonious hypocrite and a shameless dodgy ratbag politician prepared to say and do anything to get elected.

Disgraced former employers’ boss Alasdair Thompson has switched sides and is speaking up for raising the minimum wage to $18.40 an hour.

Mr Thompson, 66, has revealed he privately lobbied Prime Minister John Key in 2009 in support of a union campaign to raise the minimum from $12.50, where it was then, to $15 – even though publicly he opposed it as chief executive of the Employers and Manufacturers Association.  Read more »

Tweets of the Day

Cactus Kate wins Tweets of the Day…two rippers in just one day.

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What would Alasdair say?

The NZ Herald reports:

Goldman Sachs has identified women as a “hidden labour pool” that could boost economic output by 10 per cent and solve an expected labour shortage as Christchurch is rebuilt.

The report, Closing the Gender Gap – Plenty of Potential Economic Upside, argues that New Zealand is only three-quarters of the way to unlocking the hidden value of its female workforce.

“Our estimates show that closing the gap in male and female employment rates in New Zealand would boost the level of gross domestic product by 10 per cent,” said Goldman economist Philip Borkin.

The rebuilding of Christchurch would stretch available resources and labour shortages were likely, Borkin said.

A major construction company told Goldman Sachs that the pool of 77,000 tradespeople nationwide needed to more than double to rebuild Christchurch. A labour shortage could increase inflation and force the Reserve Bank to raise interest rates.

“We see no reason why more females could not be employed in the construction sector and play a role in the rebuilding of Canterbury,” the report said.

I bet Alasdair Thompson would have something to say about that. I mean can you imagine all those construction site afflicted with the monthly sick issue???

 

David Farrar's columns at risk?

Looks like Alasdair Thompson is safe for now, but I’m not so sure about David Farrar’s columns….looks like the Herald is polling for an answer.

Penguin - Stay or Go?I wonder if Bomber’s campaign of hate is having an effect?

Now he is digging his grave

The old saying about when you find yourself in a hole, stop digging was appropriate for Alasdair Thompson. He should have stopped digging yesterday, apologised for being a complete unadulterated dick-head and his foot in mouth problem may well have passed. It seems Alasdair traded his shovel for a back-hoe.

But oh no he had to go and stir up the hornets nest. TV3 and Campbell Live were very smart to send along a woman repeater, very smart and it paid off.

He suggested that once-a-month “sick problems” were a factor that affected work only for women – a comment that caused outrage on social networking sites and in Parliament.

Later, a Campbell Live interview with reporter Mihingarangi Forbes began well – in the unedited version, Mr Thompson asked how his hair looked, and the journalist replied, “Perfect”.

But 24 minutes in, Forbes asked: “When someone is sick here, do you ask them why are they sick, and they tell you, because of heavy period pains?”

Mr Thompson walked away in a huff.

“What? I’m asking you a serious question,” Forbes said.

“No you’re not,” Mr Thompson replied.

He said he had already responded to the issue.

“Okay. Maybe you should resign then, because you can’t represent half the population – women,” Forbes responded.

Mr Thompson asked: “Did you come into this meeting thinking that?”

He walked over to Forbes and stood over her.

She said, while taking a step back: “No, I’m just telling you because you don’t really represent me very well as a female … You think I’m less productive …”

Mr Thompson cut her off, saying that he had already told her the opposite. “Don’t put words into my mouth. You’re lying to me…”

He then returned to his seat, and after a short exchange, asked when the interview would start again.

Forbes said the interview had been going the whole time: “You walked away, walked around, came back, stood on my face, yelled at me and sat down again and now you’re saying you’re back on record.”

I said that the hole and digging analogy doesn’t apply to Alasdair Thompson anymore. He is no longer standing in a hole he is standing in his grave and experience tells us that graves are best good and deep so that dogs and other animals won’t dig up the corpse and the stench doesn’t leak out.

So Alasdair Thompson should keep on digging his grave and while he is at it he could pile up the dirt in a nice pile so we can all push it in on top of him a whole lot easier.

In my experience working the best bosses I ever had were women, even duing rag week, way better than any bloke and certainly better than the blokes who were gay.

Resign and go away Alasdair, oh and don’t think about a political career either, fool. You have placed the EMA on a precipice, so it is only right that you go right ahead and jump off it so the EMA can remain a credible and valuable organisation.

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