Friday, May 27, 2016


I read somewhere recently that if you are not enjoying your job, change it.

Yesterday in his Budget speech John Key was clearly enjoying himself. His merciless treatment of the hapless loop (leader of opposition) was a masterclass in political putdown.
The sad sack temporary Loop in his effort was churlish, humourless, and as inspiring as a worm on a fresh furrow with seagulls following the plough.


Anonymous said...

"Yesterday in his Budget speech John Key was clearly enjoying himself."

Key appeared clownish and buffoonish - and that was before Winnie made a laughing stock of him.

Anonymous said...

I tend to agree. The best put downs use maturity, politeness and counter argument rather than childish name calling. In any case Little is so easy to trap by his tongue its hardly clever to be able to do so. I almost, only almost, pity Little - I cringe whenever he says anything. He is, in my view, emotionally deficient in some way because he keeps on doing and saying stupid things without changing tack. We all have our weaknesses but it seems like Little fell into the pool of weaknesses and got saturated.


The Veteran said...

Anon 3.16 ... your Winnie knows all about making himself a laughing stock re his 'boffoonish' performance in the House of Lords a couple of days ago. His budget contribution highlights the danger of reading from a prepared speech based on what he thought would be in the budget rather that what actually was. In that respect he was completely blindsided on the addn $41m going into the Goldcard tpt subsidy ... and it showed ... made him appear peevish in the extreme.

At least Winston First has never bothered to pretend to any sort of commitment to running budget surpluses in order to pay down debt. Labour makes the ritual noises let fails utterly to articulate what programmes they would cut in order to accommodate their spending promises to enable them to deliver on surpluses ... Robertson talks the talk ... English walks the walk.

Anonymous said...

Here, enjoy

Noel said...

Maturity politeness and counter argument rather than chiildish name calling.

Sorry Anon Parliament is the only institution that hasn't moved into the new century.

Not surprising that politicians are always at the bottom of trust measures.

But I am suprised at the nunber of their supporters who have not moved out of kindergarten.

The Veteran said...

Anon 7.36 ... I know it will come as a terrible shock to Winston but central government has only a limited role to play in the provision of private housing stock limited perhaps to reform of the RMA in order to make it developer friendly ... something resolutely opposed by your poster boy whose solution appears to be a return to a White NZL policy (no Asians or other assorted 'darkies' need apply).

Winston reduced to offering 19th century solutions to 21st century problems with his frolic advocating a return to Imperial Preference another example of someone whose time has long gone.

The real culprit in all of this are Councils who refuse to get their act together with the Auckland (Labour controlled) Council being a prime example.

Anonymous said...

Winston reduced to offering 19th century solutions to 21st century problems. . . blah, blah, blah.

No, what will be very funny is seeing National quite likely having to kiss NZ First's ass next year if they are to have any chance of forming a government - you finally might have to take Key's cock out of your mouth for that one !

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Anonymout @1;40

All class, I see.

The Veteran said...

Adolf ... you might hold that view, I couldn't possibly comment. Unfortunately it goes with the territory of some of the more rabid Winston lovers ... the ones who believe the stolen $155k never happened; who harken back to the 'glory' days of the 'old' commonwealth and who wouldn't have a clue what Imperial Preference was all about except it must be OK because 'he' said it was.

Dewey said...

What would you call an mp who wrote all the new racing industry legislation while in the labour government and then received hundreds of thousands in donations from players in the said industry and who also wrote all the new legislation for the fishing industry and received hundreds of thousands of donations from that industry as well?

Adolf Fiinkensein said...


I'd call him Hillary Clinton.