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It’s Good To Be King

Hmmmm…. Too cute.

This may actually be closer to the real thing.

I’m David Clark – and I can’t be fired

And here’s a good movie to sit back and watch at this time. And remember kiddies, it’s only a cartoon so you know it’s entirely fictional.

Please understand that the following is a warning, NOT an instruction manual.

Prime Minister Ardern makes it clear how she feels about rural New Zealand

I pinched this from Homepaddock because it needs wider coverage and I am sure she will not mind.

`Jamie Mackay, host of The Country, (formerly known as The Farming Show) has interviewed leaders of the National and Labour parties every week for years, with one exception. That exception was then-Labour leader David Cunliffe who declined the opportunity because he thought he wouldn’t get a fair hearing. There’s now a second exception, one of Cunliffe’s successors, Jacinda Ardern who has said she’ll now only be doing a monthly slot. “The Country” is the most expensive advertising hour on radio which indicates the size of its audience. The show goes nationwide, with a sizeable number of urban listeners and it’s a must-listen for most rural people. Interviews with party leaders are almost always pre-recorded at a time that’s convenient to them and last about five minutes. What does it say about a PM who doesn’t have a very few minutes to spare for an audience that big? People wanting to listen to interviews with the PM will no doubt be able to find others but the ones on The Country deal with rural issues in a way others don’t. If she’s not available for weekly interviews on The Country she’s not interested in talking to country people.’

One does not have to be Einstein to work out how this Coalition Government and Prime Minister Ardern view Rural New Zealand. Don’t go near there – you might get something unsavoury on your shoe and that woman apparently grew up in Morrinsville.

Written by pdm1946

January 29, 2020 at 6:37 pm

Some Of What Audrey Young Said About PM Ardern

I quote from the first few lines of the Heralds Premium Content from Audrey Young today and do so because it compliments Vets post at 12.33 entitled – Ardern And Ihumatao:

`Jacinda Ardern had a birthday just before she left for Tokelau last weekend and another just as she returned.

She turned 39 on Friday last week, the day she talked about brokering a truce over Ihumātao, and Thursday this week was the second anniversary of her ascension as Labour leader.

Those facts underlie her leadership. A young woman with no experience in leading a political party, no experience of having been a minister, is suddenly catapulted to the top of government after eight weeks.’

Because I do not subscribe to the Premium articles in the Herald I have no idea what else Audrey said, but she was right on the money with the above which infers Ms Ardern hasn’t got a clue on how to be an effective Prime Minister.

And so say all of us!!

Written by pdm1946

August 3, 2019 at 3:49 am

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David Seymour – Leading The Way In Holding Prime Minister Ardern To Account.

Tried to pinch this from Whale Oil where David Seymour is `Face Of The Day’ but it wouldn’t copy so went to the ACT website. Okay so it is a cut and paste job but so what – it deserves coverage in my opinion.

“The Prime Minister just made a decision that could be career defining if the Ihumātao development now doesn’t go ahead,” according to ACT Leader David Seymour. “Jacinda Ardern has legitimised unlawful behaviour by capitulating to an illegal occupation as her opening move.” 

“The PM has cultivated a brand of a kinder, more inclusive politics, but some things such as occupying private property are always wrong. She has just sent the message: ‘if you occupy private property, the Government will take your side instead of protecting property rights.'” 

“It appears that the Prime Minister has prevented the legal owners of land from carrying out a consented development, and offered the protesters a seat at the table. “I hoped Jacinda Ardern might have some sort of master plan to persuade the protesters to back down, but instead she is leaving to spend three days in Tokelau, a country whose population is a quarter of Kaitaia’s.’

Well said David Seymour over the last few weeks your standing has risen in my view – keep up the good work.

Written by pdm1946

July 26, 2019 at 8:51 pm


that the Prime Minister wakes up every morning cursing the names of Karel Sroubek and Ian Lees-Galloway in about equal proportions.

The omin-shambles the affair has become has cast a shadow over ‘her’ government reflected in the latest opinion polls with the Speaker coming under intense scrutiny over the last few days with his running of interference for both her and the Deputy Prime Minister.

The suspension of Bridges from Question Time this afternoon and the subsequent walkout by National is indicative of the temperature on both sides of the House caused principally by the doubling-down of the support given Lees-Galloway by Ardern and Peters.

This wouldn’t have happened under Prime Ministers Clark, Key and English.   IL-G would have been DCM long before now if it hadn’t been for Curran and Whaitiri.   He can thank his lucky stars that Jacinda Ardern blinked and backed-off but, in doing so, she handed National a BIG club with spikes on to beat her over the head with.

Written by The Veteran

December 5, 2018 at 4:34 am

Ardern and her poodles give major speech on absolutely nothing

From Granny:

In a show of unity, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been joined by Government coalition partners New Zealand First and the Green Party for a major speech in Auckland in which she has outlined the next steps in the Government’s plans for the country.

I read about this on Friday.  I really sat up and thought, “whoa, this could be big”.  Even the introductory paragraph to the Herald article says it’s a “major speech in which [she] has outlined the next steps in the Government’s plans for the country”.  I couldn’t wait to see the major policy announcements – the socialist path they were taking us down. 

Instead we get a bunch of bullet points that a twelve year old could put together for a school assignment on “What does it mean for you to be  New Zealander”.  Here are some examples:

Build a productive, sustainable and inclusive economy
• Grow & share New Zealand’s prosperity
• Deliver responsible governance with a broader measure of success
• Support thriving & sustainable regions
• Transition to a clean, green and carbon-neutral New Zealand
Improving the wellbeing of New Zealanders and their families
• Ensure everyone is earning, learning, caring or volunteering
• Support healthier, safer, & more connected communities
• Ensure everyone has a warm, dry home
• Make New Zealand the best place in the world to be a child
Providing new leadership by Government
• Deliver transparent, transformative and compassionate Government
• Build closer partnerships with Māori
• Value who we are as a country
• Create an international reputation we can be proud of

My favourites are, “Ensure everyone is earning, learning, caring or volunteering”, and “Value who we are as a country”.  Followed closely by “Deliver responsible governnace with a broader measure of success”.

I’ve never read such drivel from a government.  It’s unmitigated trash, and is fit only for a year 9 social studies school assignment.

I’m embarrassed for the government, and I don’t even support it.

Written by Nick K

September 16, 2018 at 2:01 am

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I Hope You’ll All Be Very Happy Together

I’ll bet your Tooth Fairy PM never thought anyone would take her seriously.

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton is willing to consider a New Zealand offer to resettle some refugees held in offshore detention, but only if they are banned from ever coming to Australia.

Written by adolffinkensen

May 25, 2018 at 4:11 am

Hey National – Lets Do This!!

Twice in the last couple of weeks ACT’s David Seymour has sat Prime Minister Ardern down on her backside sulking at Question Time with her yesterday declining to answer a fair and reasonable question – ably aided by Speaker Mallard of course. To date she easily bats away Simon Bridges questions and often uses them as a means to belittle the previous National Government and Bridges himself, something which Bridges seems incapable of dealing with as he sits there and takes it. Here is a solution – a few weeks ago The Green Party passed their weekly allocation of questions over to National and I urge National to pass that allocation on to ACT so that David Seymour has more opportunity to deal to Prime Minister Ardern and other ministers and hold them to account as is not being done at present. Lets do this.

Written by pdm1946

May 9, 2018 at 11:58 pm


So Taxcinda and the Drunken Dwarf were so engaged in affairs of state over the last little while that they didn’t notice the extra $21,000 paid into their accounts being accommodation allowances they weren’t entitled to after having moved into ministerial housing.

I’m prepared to cut Taxcinda some slack but for the DD … once is annoying; twice in six months and you have to start to wonder.

One thing for sure.   Most ‘normal’ people would have noticed the error straight up.

Written by The Veteran

February 20, 2018 at 8:17 am

I Can’t Work Out………

…….. how Jacinda Arden thought she could win an election by taxing the shit out of middle NZ.

Can any student of political history point to the last time a western democracy elected a leader on a platform of a vast array of new taxes, the amount of which would all be decided after the election?

Yes, I know the election is still a couple of weeks away and the writing on the wall so far is ‘only one poll’ but the riddle remains unanswered.

I have a theory.

I reckon it’s the poofter coward plotter up to his old tricks.  Remember how he was in like Flash Gordon to nominate the filly as Labour leader?  After she lost the election, he was going to slide effortlessly into the leadership and be assured of an easy win in 2020.

Of course, never in a million years did he think her popularity would take off the way it did, so he suddenly needed to knock her down a peg or two.  What better way than to persuade her that his taxation policies are election winners?     Aaaaaaaaah.   All he has to do now is sit back and wait for the post election caucus meeting at which he can move for a spill on account of her losing the unloseable election.

Mind you, the unions might have something to say about that mightn’t they?

Hell, with any luck they’ll reinstall Little.

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

Written by adolffinkensen

September 13, 2017 at 2:41 am