Speculation: Colin Craig’s presser today


Ex-Board members are speculating this will either:

a) announce Colin Craig is stepping out of politics altogether and will arbitrarily seek to wind up the Conservative party without reference to the Board OR,

b) more likely, trumpet an ?overwhelming? response from selective party members (using the stolen party database) to ?Please please come back Colin.? He may use his ballot to establish some legitimacy for a dubious (ie unconstitutional) process to arbitrarily return as Leader a bit later, perhaps at a party conference that he may also arbitrarily announce today (and then organise). The positive responders to his ?ballot? will be invited to that ?conference’. Others will not. ? Read more »

“Tainted” Fisher continues the smear


Ah yes.

The unsubstantiated question as a headline. ? The favourite way the media like to smear, because it isn’t a statement of fact.

I’ll give you an example or two

Have?National been shielding senior people among their ranks that have name suppression for behaviour that would end their careers?

Are National hiding someone who caused the loss of money entrusted to him by trying to cover it up?

Was Russel Norman blackmailed into his resignation?

Does Andrew Little know Carmel Sepuloni’s questions to the house were to the benefit of her mother?


That’s how it’s done. ? Read more »

Husband leaves five-star Google+ review for hotel his wife and her boss stayed at



A man has given a hotel a five-star Google+ review after finding out his wife allegedly used the venue for an affair with her boss.

Writing from the perspective of his wife, the jilted husband describes in detail how the delights of the Westgrove Hotel in Clane, County Kildare, Ireland, were enjoyed by the secretive couple. Read more »

Len Brown’s secret room


Can this get any more surreal?

Thousands of dollars have been spent building a private bathroom and dressing room hidden behind a bookcase in under-fire Auckland Mayor Len Brown’s new office.

And eyebrows have been raised about the secret rooms, given Brown’s past indiscretions.

During a two-year affair with Bevan Chuang, the pair had sex in the mayoral office and other council rooms.

Last night the hidden rooms were labelled “inappropriate” and “a really bad look”. Read more »

If you are cheating on your missus it is because of global warming


Global is blamed for many, many things…there is even a long list of them…now it is being blamed for people cheating on their spouses…I’m not kidding, it has.

If you’re married in Miami, you might want to get out of town this summer. No, not to avoid the hurricanes — to avoid a nasty divorce.

A new report blames global warming for rising rates of infidelity, especially bad news for couples in Miami, where rising tides and raging hurricanes remind us all how much extracurricular sex we could be having on a daily basis.? Read more »

I bet Len Brown feels lucky he isn’t a mayor in France


A tiny French village has been rocked by the news that its recently elected mayor has been castrated and killed by a jealous love rival who accused him of having an affair with his wife.

Well, who can blame a man for getting upset?when the mayor is showing?his?wife the ins and outs of local government.

The barbaric killing of Dominque Leboucher, 55, has been greeted with horror in the small Normandy village of Bretteville-le-Rabet, 10 miles south of Caen.

Mr Leboucher’s mutilated body was found lying in a pool of blood at his home close to the town hall, where he had been based since being elected mayor in March this year.

Isn’t Len Brown lucky that Luigi Wewege wasn’t that jealous over Bevan Chuang being used as a Ngati Whatua meeting table polishing cloth?

Mr Leboucher is said to have been having an affair with the wife of another villager, who got hold of a knife and attacked the mayor at his home.

The murderer then ran into a nearby field and committed suicide, a source close to the criminal enquiry said.

Mr Leboucher first worked in insurance sales before becoming a councillor in 2001.

He took up the post of deputy mayor of Bretteville-le-Rabet in 2008, and was became mayor himself in municipal elections in March.

His election slogan had been: ‘For a happy village to live in, where everybody feels good.’

Just like Len.

He’s here to ‘serve’ all of us.

One thing you do have to admire him for: ?you wouldn’t find Len doing any Asian bashing.

Drug abusing mayor offers free booze at election event

Toronto’s Mayor Rob Ford shares one thing with Auckland Mayor Len Brown: ?A total lack of repentance.

Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford acknowledged ”rocky moments over the past year” but vowed to fight harder than ever to win re-election at a rally he dubbed the official launch of his campaign.

Ford, who was the first to register as a candidate in January, invoked the spirit of second chances during a speech in front of supporters on Thursday. Ford is seeking re-election on October 27 despite acknowledging last year that he had smoked crack cocaine ”in a drunken stupor”.

Volunteers gave out one free drink to everyone at a hall in a Toronto suburb. There were lineups for Rob Ford bobble-head dolls that were being sold to raise money for the campaign. The mayor made his way through the crowd along a red carpet to the stage, led by bag-pipers and volunteers carrying campaign signs.

City council removed most of Ford’s powers after he admitted to having smoked crack.? ”There’s been some rocky moments over the past year. I have experienced how none of us can go through life without making mistakes,” Ford said.

You have to admire the balls of someone who is in the news for abusing drugs giving free alcohol to people in an election meeting. ? This would be the same as Len Brown having an event where all the Asian professional girls are on offer for a bit of free little slap and tickle. ? Read more »

What’s worse than corruption or cheating for politicians?

For a politician it is pretty bad to be accused of corruption, worse of cheating like Len Brown.

But there is something that voters take more seriously than both of those…hypocrisy.

Quinnipiac University did a fascinating — and remarkably well-timed?– poll in which they created a fake Congressman (James Miller a 53 year old married man with 2 kids) and then asked voters how they would react to various piece of information about Miller. Those tidbits ranged from his carrying on an extramarital affair to his hiring of a family member unqualified for a job. ?And, by a somewhat wide margin, the hiring of the family member was seen a a far more egregious — and fireable — offense than cheating.

Just one in four (24 percent) of voters say they would “definitely” or “probably” vote for Miller if ?he “created a new, well-paid position on his staff in order to hire an unqualified family member as a favor.? ? ?Contrast that with the four in ten (39 percent) people who say the would “definitely” or “probably” votes for Miller if he was “unfaithful to his wife with another woman.”

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He has more than enough to eat at home…

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford promises to sue ex staffers due to allegations made to police.

Compared to this one-man wrecking crew, Len Brown is looking decidedly well managed.

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Herald defends Brown over sex scandal but attacks mayor over $142 satchel

That bought and paid for embedded NZ Herald spin weasel??Bernard Orsman feebly attempts to show he is capable of balanced reporting by getting his teeth into the $142-per-satchel council scandal.

Auckland councillors and local board members have been given leather satchels to carry their council documents, at a [total] cost of $23,304.

The 164 fancy bags – emblazoned with the council’s pohutukawa logo – come as Mayor Len Brown promises a crackdown on rising debt and salaries for executives.

Councillor Linda Cooper returned her $142 briefcase after holding it up during her maiden speech on Wednesday, a move labelled a stunt by councillor Cathy Casey.

Boo! ?Bad Len! ?Out of control spending!

Let’s see how Orsman turns the screws on his former friend Len Brown. ? Read more »