Saturday, February 16, 2019

EFFFING BRILLIANT NATIONAL, EFFFING BRILLIANT

So National puts together a video ad destined for facebook calling out Labour on Kiwiflop where the bloke puts the sheila right on the actual numbers built ... tastefully done and a pretty smart piece of work.    Problem is how to get the ad to go viral.

Light-bulb moment.   How about we get someone to contact the media and say how offended they are that the sheila is blond and that National is being sexist in drawing a link between blonds and easily fooled.

And the media swallowed the bait hook, line and sinker.   Second lead item on the TV news with opinions expressed by all and sundry, both for and against, including the obligatory condemnation from a 'marketing expert' that it wuz dirty and underhand and that National had completely blown it.

Result ... the ad goes viral and its all free publicity per courtesy of the media too dumb to see they were suckered into it.   Sexist ... what tosh.     Brilliant strategy worked a treat.    Loved the punch line ... 'lotsa sizzle and no sausage'.


55 comments:

pdm said...

Genter help the cause beyond all expectations too I would think.

Talk about suckered into an own goal!!

Noel said...

Yup gotta hand it to National. Put a polarising advert on Social Media and get free airtime on TV .


David said...

Yup gotta hand it to National. Put out an ad appealing to misogynist arseholes and watch all the misogynist aresholes wet their pants.

OTOH, people who may have considered voting National have now been reminded that National is the party for misogynist arseholes.

Maybe someone should "mansplain" to National that you don't increase your vote by attacking those you wish to attract.

Johno said...

Ads with women dealing with dopey Meg are routine and nobody raises an eyebrow. One ad comes out with the other way round and the dopey wokey left predictably lose their shit.

Johno said...

Sorry, men, not Meg!

RosscoWlg said...

Fabulous, that one liner says it all...who cares about the other supposed sexist stuff..only dopey pricks would.

"All sausage and no sizzle"

Snowflake you're all sausage and no sizzle, David you're all sausage and no sizzle. Yep sounds good!

Hope national paid very good money for that... its an election winning slogan!

Snowflake said...

Yawn. Wankers just sent a reminder to everyone that they’re wankers. Great self-own. How long’s Soimon got day reckon?

David said...

Wiggles can't even get the catch phrase the right way around. poor, poor Wiggles. So sad.

Wiggles, I'll leave the sausages to you, they seem to be right up your alley hole.

I reckon that's what your hubbie whispers in your ear each night "here Wiggles, get this snag up ya!"

Psycho Milt said...

An ad apparently designed to show female voters just what National thinks of them has gone viral? Er... well, all good from my perspective I suppose...

RosscoWlg said...

Psycho'd..thats your takeaway good on ya.

And here's Psycho'd response to KiwiFlop in Te Kauwhata "Er... well, all good from my perspective I suppose...its only $2b"

Obviously All sausage and no Sizzle in his world....

The Veteran said...

34 feekin homes finished, 24 feekin homes finished ... and how many of them actually occupied? Have a look at Wanaka ... who in their right mind would pony up half a million for a home in Wanaka without a garage ... answer, clearly not many.

Anyone who thinks that ad was misogynist clearly lacks any sense of proportion.

Paulus said...

And the House of Travel great looking Lucy is not being sexist with a so called bumbling man.

Psycho Milt said...

Not misogynist, merely foolish.

As to the problems with Kiwibuild, you bet the government's got a tough job on its hands trying to fix National's housing mess. Judging by the latest poll, people are willing to cut them some slack on that, because they know how big a mess it is.

gravedodger said...

Doesn't matter how many houses built it is less than the number Goofy has demolished for road widening!

The Veteran said...

PM ... if you're stupid enough to run with the misogynist meme then perhaps I can fairly ask whether 'your' caucus of 1.5 males is proof positive that that misandry is alive and well with the Greens.

As for the housing mess so called. First it wuz the fault of all those with 'chinky' sounding names ... that worked out well didn't it with the NZ/China relationship heading south at a rate of knots and now the realisation that people with the dosh to buy have choices and that they don't overly appreciate the government arrogating that role to themselves. Truth be known that for the 'left' the RMA is akin to one of India's sacred cows. Reform is off the table and therein lies the real solution to the problem.

Lord Egbut Nobacon said...

Funny that Veteran...when all those with chinky sounding names quit buying Sydney and Melbourne house prices started to move back to affordable territory.

The Huawei fallout can be placed directly at Trumps door and his obsession with Iran. It also can placed with our government for not telling the US to stick their "Five eyes" threats and make our own decisions on what equipment we buy.

What do you think Veteran?.....tell the US to get stuffed or risk falling out with China.......what would the cool dude Simon do?

RosscoWlg said...

Eggie for you lets just keep it simple with a little list but I wont provide the answers as that will insult your intelligence.

Of course even you will recognise it as a list of our Foreign Affairs screwups,(fuckups for David as he is a rather course Socialist) all the readers here can guess the correct response by National led by Simon.

But for you Eggie keeping it simple is best so I will answer the first one.

Under National
1. The President of the United States, would be our friend and we would probably have trade concessions (cant even get a visit there)
2. The EU, as they have told us to shove our exports
3. Australia, notice how little Jaxie doesnt talk Manus Island anymore
4. The Japanese, I suspect as she put her babies dirty nappies on their UN Table, bet that went down like a bucket of vomit.
5. Venezuela
6. And of course the Chinese!

Wiggo

Lord Egbut Nobacon said...

Christ Wiggo you have more repeats than the BBC.

Last time we cosied up to the US we were kicked out of ANZUS for our anti Nuclear stance. This just a few years after we were one of the few countries to send combat troops to Vietnam.......with friends like that you don't need enemies.

This looks good to me, and getting better...what planet are you on??
http://ec.europa.eu/trade/policy/countries-and-regions/countries/new-zealand/

4,5,6. Figments of a fevered mind but feel free to supply links.

My hat supply is dwindling....would you like one Wiggo.....Make America Normal Again
MANA worked out the secret message yet.

Psycho Milt said...

"Chinky-sounding names," how droll - and yet, despite all National's huffing and puffing in support of its Chinese donors, the heat going out of the Auckland housing market somehow just coincidentally happened right after the Chinese government clamped down on its citizens ability to buy overseas property. I guess we should be grateful to Xi Jinping, because the NZ government of the time sure as fuck wasn't doing anything to address the problem.

David said...

Hey, Wiggles - did you enjoy hubbies no sizzle sausage last night?

The Veteran said...

PM ... so where do you stand on RMA reform then?






The Veteran said...

David ... can I give you a hand out of the gutter.

Noel said...

Egbut said
The Huawei fallout can be placed directly at Trumps door and his obsession with Iran. It also can placed with our government for not telling the US to stick their "Five eyes" threats and make our own decisions on what equipment we buy.

No it can't. The Director and the Minister is obligated to raise concerns with a potential provider.

http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/2013/0091/latest/DLM5626115.html

It's done that and we all await Sparks response.

Noel said...

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12200003

Psycho Milt said...

Veteran: depends what you mean by "reform." National seems to regard "reform" as being the removal of environmental protections and the encouragement of urban sprawl, which aren't what I'd call "reform" of the RMA so much as "gutting" of the RMA. I would like to see it reformed though, in the sense of being beefed up so it doesn't give people a licence to pollute.

David said...

David ... can I give you a hand out of the gutter.

Though, in the gutter, I perchance may lie
Aft pain's inebriating liquor mars
My faculty, which contemplates the sky,
I'll fix my gaze upon the lofty stars.

David said...

The Huawei fallout can be placed directly at Trumps door and his obsession with Iran. It also can placed with our government for not telling the US to stick their "Five eyes" threats and make our own decisions on what equipment we buy.

Egbut is, as usual, right on the money with anything related to US attacks on other nations.

Huawei may be Chinese, may even be taking instructions from the Chinese government, but how is that any different to the US government demanding Apple et al compromise users' security by putting a "back door" into mobile phones? How is that any different to my own government legislating to permit security agencies and Police to force people to hand over passwords and bio-metric information to unlock devices?

I use a Huawei phone.

I have a daughter and a son in law working for ASIO.

I know who scares me the most, and they don't have "chinky sounding names".

Did any of you know that the "5 eyes" circus is a device to permit domestic spying that is otherwise prohibited by law?

That's why I use a VPN and a Proton Mail email account.

Noel said...

Don't you mean ASD David in the context of Huawei?

Noel said...

https://www.zdnet.com/article/who-leaked-the-idea-of-asd-spying-on-australians-and-why/

David said...

Noel, I referred to ASIO in the context of domestic spying.

However, from your linked article The ASD, like its American and UK counterparts the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), has both a cybersecurity role and an international espionage and offensive cyber operations role. By law, those international powers can't be used domestically,

This is why the 5 eyes is a danger to the personal liberty of us all. Whilst ADS is constrained within Australia, it can request any or all of the other four to establish surveillance in Australia, that information is then shared by the 5 eyes partners. It is a way for the spooks to circumvent domestic law.

Gerald said...

Beat me to it. ASIO already has a mandate to spy on Australians as the domestic intelligence agency.

The Veteran said...

So Milt ... just so I've got it right am I correct in saying you believe there is no link between the RMA and the housing crisis so called. The ostrich approach may work for you but not for me and not for the vast majority of thinking commentators.








Gerald said...

The Australian Security and Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) and the Australian Federal Police (AFP) are the agencies charged with tackling domestic threats. They already have their own cyber capabilities, which can be deployed once a warrant has been issued. They can also call upon the ASD for technical assistance if they need it.

Gerald said
"This is why the 5 eyes is a danger to the personal liberty of us all. Whilst ADS is constrained within Australia, it can request any or all of the other four to establish surveillance in Australia, that information is then shared by the 5 eyes partners. It is a way for the spooks to circumvent domestic law."

Proof?

Gerald said...

David I can understand using a VPN if you travel a lot and if I had some real secret email using Pronton but because of 5 Eyes?
Aint that a tad paranoid?

Psycho Milt said...

... just so I've got it right am I correct in saying you believe there is no link between the RMA and the housing crisis so called.

The right's main beef with the RMA seems to be that it makes urban sprawl a lot harder to achieve, so it shouldn't be hard to figure out why I lack sympathy for their views.

I don't claim the RMA has no effect on housing prices, but its contribution to Auckland's property bubble was trivial in comparison to that of Chinese investors and ridiculously high immigration numbers, neither of which the previous government was even willing to recognise, let alone address. The current government has the thankless task of cleaning up that fucking appalling mess, and lots of us aren't surprised that they're not finding it easy.

Anonymous said...

Here’s the thing PM, Auckland’s supply of land is limited by the MULe. The supply of land is further slowed up by councils dicking with the planning provisions in the RMA.

There’s this really well known economic theory about supply and demand. Given Auckland’s land for housing supply is strangled it is only logical that housing prices will skyrocket with demand. Palmer and co are responsible for Auckland’s house prices. That is why land inside the MULe is exponentially more expensive than neighboring land outside the MULe.

To blame National is just tribalism on your part. Yes they could have done something to fix the problem but you would hate them more for it if they actually did what is needed.

Paranormal

Lord Egbut Nobacon said...

Noel......Both the Canadians and British GCHQ have examined Huawei 5G equipment and found no evidence of security breaches. Due to Trumps obsession with dumping an Obama policy (Iran) he is putting pressure on the five eyes nations not use Huawei kit because of "security" concerns otherwise they will be cut out of the loop.
Fact is that Huawei will out sell apple and everyone else in ten years and be the world leader in mobile technology.

What do you think Veteran?.....tell the US to get stuffed or risk falling out with China.......what would the cool dude Simon do?

RosscoWlg said...

Eggie, cant speak for cool dude Simon or the Vet but common sense tells me you don't rush in where Angels fear to tread.

Somebody more circumspect would have played for time..

Step 2 allow them to be in the tender.

Step 3 delay the tender.

Step 4 Obfuscation

Step 5 Re run the tender with new rules.

Step 6 Announce changed mind on new Broadband as economics suspect.

Repeat from Step 2.

Kimbo said...

Repeat from Step 2.,,

And the good thing about phone handsets is they don't perish in storage...unlike milk, paua or salmon. ;)

Lord Egbut Nobacon said...

You have no idea how glad I am you are not speaking for the veteran......

Noel said...

GCHQ findings uneccessary Eggbutt.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-bt-group-huawei-tech/bt-to-strip-chinas-huawei-from-core-networks-limit-5g-access-idUSKBN1O41C1

Psycho Milt said...

There’s this really well known economic theory about supply and demand. Given Auckland’s land for housing supply is strangled it is only logical that housing prices will skyrocket with demand.

That's expected behaviour. Yes it should be hugely expensive to buy a detached house with garden only a few kilometers from the CBD of a large city. That's why the CBDs of most large cities are surrounded by streets of four or five-story walk-up apartment blocks rather than houses with gardens. In that sense, Aucklanders have brought expensive housing and poor public transport upon themselves by their refusal to build and live in apartments, and there's nothing governments can do about that (despite right-wingers' wank-fantasies about unrestrained urban sprawl).

However, the Auckland housing crisis created by the Clark and Key governments is a result of unrestrained foreign investment and runaway immigration, which are things governments very much can do something about, but didn't.

Noel said...

And Canada Eggbut ....decision months away.
https://www.scmp.com/tech/big-tech/article/2182652/canada-huawei-5g-decision-said-be-months-away

Lord Egbut Nobacon said...

Noel......exactly my point. All the Five eyes countries have been armtwisted into the same lock step of banning Huawei kit in spite of there being NO EVIDENCE of wrong doing.

"Huawei has been in Britain for more than 17 years, with its equipment checked and monitored by a special company laboratory overseen by government and intelligence operators.

Huawei said it had been working with BT for almost 15 years, and since the beginning of its partnership, BT had been operating on a principle of different vendors for different layers of its network.

“This is a normal and expected activity, which we understand and fully support,” it said in a statement."


Huawei is supposed of broken the US sanctions on Iran and they are being punished, just as the the EU will soon be punished. The only EU country in five eyes is the UK and they cannot share some stuff.

Gerald said...

https://seekingalpha.com/article/4241454-u-s-china-tech-war-chinas-technology-challenge-huawei-5g-threat-video

Gerald said...

https://phys.org/news/2018-12-huawei-uk-demands.html#nRlv

The Veteran said...

Egbut ... I think that cool dude Simon (your descriptive) probably had the standing in Washington (having not insulted their President unlike someone else) which would have enabled him to tell them ‘back orf’ ... our assessment is that Huawei is not an issue per se and that they can tender and we’ll make our own assessment based on their tender measured against the others.

Right now we’ve managed to piss off both the US and China with the US imposing tariffs on our stell and aluminium exports and only this morning the news that China is pulling the rug on their students studying here having only last week cancelled the tourism expo.

And all of this per courtesy of Jacinda and Winston at sixes and sevens over foreign policy.



Anonymous said...

PM its wonderful that you know exactly what the people of Auckland should have. have you ever considered it may not be what they want?

Paranormal

Lord Egbut Nobacon said...

Gerald.......I like the bit about hysteria taking hold. On the BBC R4 news this morning The UK's Cyber security centre, part of GCHQ made a statement on using Huawei kit which I think covers it....NO EVIDENCE.

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-47274643

I believe Huawei on this one because having been involved in the Telecom Industry I know how shortsighted and stupid it would be to be found out like Volkswagen was and the huge almost irreparable damage it would do to a multi billion dollar company.

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/huawei-spying-china-surveillance-uk-government-letter-a8766316.html

If you are worried about the Chinese listening to mundane mutterings on the telephone read this.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UKUSA_Agreement

However NZ will not be using it in spite of Veterans faith in the tender system because the US has said NO. The use of Huawei kit in our 5G system will result in us being excluded from 5 eyes on "security" grounds.

So if Huawei is better and cheaper and meets the very high standards of GCHQ will National piss off the US by allowing it or piss off the Chinese by banning it on spurious grounds on the instructions of the US?

I feel very uncomfortable when pressure and leverage is applied by the US for their own ends in what is a domestic matter.

Lord Egbut Nobacon said...

Veteran.......If parliament is sovereign why did the Key Government roll over on this?

Canada: In late 2013, Canadian federal judge Richard Mosley strongly rebuked the CSIS for outsourcing its surveillance of Canadians to overseas partner agencies. A 51-page court ruling asserts that the CSIS and other Canadian federal agencies have been illegally enlisting FVEY allies in global surveillance dragnets, while keeping domestic federal courts in the dark.

New Zealand: In 2014, the NZSIS and the GCSB of New Zealand were asked by the New Zealand Parliament to clarify if they had received any monetary contributions from members of the FVEY alliance. Both agencies withheld relevant information and refused to disclose any possible monetary contributions from the FVEY. David Cunliffe, leader of the Labour Party, asserted that the public is entitled to be informed.

European Union: In early 2014, the European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs released a draft report which confirmed that the intelligence agencies of New Zealand and Canada have cooperated with the NSA under the Five Eyes programme and may have been actively sharing the personal data of EU citizens.

Psycho Milt said...

Paranormal: if 2 million people all want a house and garden within an easy drive of the city centre, it's physical reality that will disregard their wants - my thoughts or opinions on the subject are irrelevant.

Noel said...

Jacinda said it last night Eggbutt. The ball's in Sparks court.

Anonymous said...

Superb pin head dancing PM.

Paranormal

Lord Egbut Nobacon said...

Noel....Can't find the link but this is a good summary.

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12203809

It appears the ban is not a ban or at least a ban that was reported in the Washington Post and BBC and the rest of the worlds media.

We are back to the same old conundrum....do we make the US or China grumpy at us. Will the Huawei bid be ignored by a wink and a nod from the Beehive. This is far to big for a small company to make the decision on. I would very much like to see the US response in the lead up to the decision......but we won't.

Gerald said...

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12205495