Saturday, June 28, 2008

Liarbour achievements


Tony Milne (left, where else?) has been running a series of posts entitled "Labour Achievement".
On a weekend we can add 'recession' , how many others could we add?
We don't have to have our own series yet.
Though it might give us ideas for a pre-election campaign feature.
But please send us your suggestions.
Let see how long we can make the list.
Tony got up to nine.
I am sure we can beat him.

16 comments:

Bye Bye Liarbour said...

16 Liarbour achievements:

1. Changing 'rule of law' to 'law under Helen's rules' - EFA and s 59.
2. Helen Clark (too numerous to mention).
3. Peter Davis (for fearless advocacy in NZ Herald on behalf of Dear Leader).
4. Dover Samuels (brutally dropped from Cabinet when sexual allegations, that were not later substantiated, were levelled against him). Also known as 'Dear Eliza' for springing a leak in a hotel corridor.
5. Ruth Dyson (sprung for drunk-driving on her way home from Parliament).
6 and 7. Marian Hobbs and Phillida Bunkle (who faced double-dipping claims).
8. Harry Duynhoven (infringed arcane nationality rules).
9. Lianne Dalziel (caught out telling porkies to journalists).
10. Tariana Turia (sacked after she took issue with the Foreshore and Seabed legislation, resigned from Parliament and came back as Maori Party leader).
11. John Tamihere (sacked after he made imprudent comments to Investigate magazine).
12. Taito Phillip Field (pushed out after police moved to investigate his dealings with Thai immigrants).
13. David Benson-Pope (pushed out after he misled the Prime Minister over the Madeleine Setchell affair).
14. Panty Slut Boy (deserves special mention for his 'exposure' in a full-length Investigate Magazine feature article).
15. David Parker (investigated for alleged Companies Act irregularies).
16. Trevor Mallard (Mr Biffo).

Thanks to Fran O'Sullivan for some of these. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/story.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=10472316&pnum=0

What did I miss?

Psycho Milt said...

The recession's an achievement of the global financial markets - Labour can hardly claim credit for it.

As for the 16 above, they say more about the commenter than they do about Labour.

Monty said...

1. Corruption oof Democracy - the EFA and the deferring of the referendum.
2. Doongate and Chistine Rankin - (Careers of public servants destroyed for political gain)
3. Politicisation of the Public Service.
4. Working for Families - creating middle class welfare
5. The RMA - how to sit on your hands and do nothing for nine years - this legislation should have been substantially reviewed.
6. Dependancy vs self reliance - how Labour has made more people than ever reliant on the state.

homepaddock said...

Labour has taken claim for many of the good things which have happened in spite of them so have to take some responsibility for the bad things, some of which are happening because of them.

Had they not squandered the good years NZ would be in a much better state to withstand the impact of what's happening overseas.

Psycho Milt said...

Labour has taken claim for many of the good things which have happened in spite of them so have to take some responsibility for the bad things...

They are. It's called holding an election, they do it every three years, and the voters are going to cane them for the bad things the world's financial markets are doing to us right now. That doesn't mean the recession is their "achievement."

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Milt, this recession most certainly IS Labour's achievement. Homepaddock has it right. Their profligate spending set us up to be unable to withstand the winds of recession. Had we enjoyed a responsible government for this past nine years, that is one which governed for the nation rather than for the sole benefit of the Labour Party, then we would not be in recession. If Cullen had cut taxes and held back the monstrous growth of an unproductive public service our eonomy now would be booming. We would have been more prosperous and better able to afford petrol and food, thus more confident thus more likely to keep spending.

To paraphrase Paul Keating, this is Cullen's recession we didn't have to have.

Anonymous said...

Ratified the Kyoto protocol so that NZ could "earn" half a billion dollars.

Tagged dogs to control savage dogs attacking children.

The EFA, nothing need be said.

Advance the sale of skyhawks.

Purchase of LAV's

Purchase of Toll Rail

Determination of a strategic asset...what ever that is?

Expansion of the bureaucracy

Ten year moratorium on coal fired electricity generation.

Tuck shop food...light bulbs...liqueur outlets

It's all to depressing really.

pdm said...

Psycho Milt the voters are not going `to cane' Labour for the recession you say they didn't cause.

The voters are going to cane labour for the 16 things in post one plus the anti smacking legislation plus the EFB etc.

In short Labour will be caned for invading our homes, eroding our freedom of speech and trying to run our lives.

KG said...

"In short Labour will be caned for invading our homes, eroding our freedom of speech and trying to run our lives."
Exactly.

It's fun to watch PM whistle his way past the graveyard though. :-)

Clunking Fist said...

psycho says:
"and the voters are going to cane them for the bad things the world's financial markets are doing to us right now."

Shame they took the credit when the worlds markets boomed and we feed off the crumbs. The point is that when the economy booms, you take the opporunity to wean folk off gummint handouts...and you start with corporate welfare, bf you start bleating about the working poor.

WAKE UP said...

Sigh. As a small (but still succinct :) contribution, I repeat this post of mine of a few weeks ago.
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Here's how you bring a country to its knees and make it vulnerable to takeover (internally or from outside).

1. Destroy faith in the justice system, police, and rule of law, while co-opting them to your own agenda-driven purposes.

2. Decimate the armed forces and render them unappealing as a career option.

3. Constrain freedom of speech, first by political correctness, then by legislation.

4. Muddy the definition of what it means to belong to the nation by opening the immigration and workforce floodgates, creating a potentially explosive, paranoia-inducing multi-cultural mess.

5. Interfere constantly in normal, capable, intelligent people's lives to the point where you drive them out of the country.

6. Treat the rest of the population like children long enough for them to become like children.

7. Co-opt the public service to your agenda and people it with idiots.

Thank god this government's going to be turfed out in the nick of time - but watch out for the last lashes of the snake's tail as it goes.

Anonymous said...

Labour's achievements:

1. the 1999 election, when they somehow managed to gain government by systematic lies and character assassination

2. the 2002 election when they managed to get reelected by blatant electoral bribery

3. the 2005 election when they retained government by corrupt means, destroying in the process the career. marriage and life of Don Brash.

4. the 2008 election where in spite of massive poll leads by National and the most draconian electoral funding law this side of Zimbabwe, the MMP gerrymander still somehow returned them to government.

5. the riots of january 2009 when United Nations forces lead by Australia and Fiji took traitorous action against the people's Dear Leader, and when New Zealand was temporary subjected to union with Australia under the Enemy Of The People, John Key.

6. the restoration of Labour party and Labour government in The Labour People's Republic of New Zealand, when the People's Liberation Army Air Force and the People's Liberation Army Navy restored Labout government to New Zealand under the terms of the Mutual-Aid clause of the 2008 Free Trade Agreement between the Labour People's republic of New Zealand, and our great friends and benefactor, The People's Republic of China.

Psycho Milt said...

It's fun to watch PM whistle his way past the graveyard though

Bullshit, KG - I agree that Labour should be kicked out of power for eroding our civil liberties, and have said so elsewhere on this blog. That said, replacing them with the various imbeciles and fraudsters of the National Party isn't going to constitute an improvement, so why should I let people on this blog pretend otherwise?

Psycho Milt said...

Anonymous 12.21pm: why are there so many deranged anonymous loonies on this blog?

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Milt, in defense of our deranged anonymous loonies, they are exemplars of intellectual superiority when compared with the authors at The Standard.

KG said...

"That said, replacing them with the various imbeciles and fraudsters of the National Party isn't going to constitute an improvement,..."

I almost agree with you there, PM. it will be an improvement, in my view, albeit not enough. (unless the Nats have an agenda they haven't shared with us)
What's needed is radical surgery, not more pr bullshit, spin and window-dressing.