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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Open letter to the Prime Minister


Dear Helen

Hey love, look I realize you’re pretty busy at the moment, but I just thought I’d drop you a line ‘cause I’m a wee bit concerned about the Poll in today’s Herald. NATIONAL LEAD BY 7.7%! Girlfriend I haven’t always backed your call, let’s see, the Ahmed Zaoui farce, the Foreshore and Seabed confiscation via legislation, getting my mate Tim thrown in prison for Sedition, doing piss all for the people on the very bottom of the system to name but a few, but I was proud how you didn’t get us involved in Iraq, your criticisim of Israel, Civil Unions, decriminilisation of Prostitution, and you have by and by made things a little better than when you started – but Helen you are slipping here. As much as I disagree with some of the things you’ve done, you are A THOUSAND TIMES BETTER than Don and his idiot National Party. I honestly believe if they get into power and do the things they say they will do to Maori (dump Maori education quotas, dump Maori seats) and cuddle up to America (letting in nuclear ships, and let’s not forget National with ACT wanted us to join in the Iraq war), and the destruction of the Unions – I fear real civil strife on the streets of this country the likes of which we have never seen before.

You can’t let National win, and by keeping hold of Field you are poisoning New Zealanders against you – we HATE corruption with a pathological fervor, and you only feed that by letting this clown stay in his job. I appreciate it would be a ‘process’ getting rid of him, but better now than allow it to remain septic. And as for the money you overspent for the election – look of course I understand that Governments have always fiddled the way they spend public money, and yes Chris Trotter made some bloody good points in the weekend paper about how justified you were to take the cash because allowing National to win with their dirty exclusive brethren cash wasn’t an option, but you really do have to move on that with new procedures on party funding so as to take some of the sting out of this issue.

Appreciate you are busy, but could you try a little harder, I really don’t want to have to take up arms against my fellow NZers if National win.

Say hi to the hubby

Bomber

24 Comments:

At 31/8/06 10:26 am, Anonymous TJ said...

You say it like smashing the unions is a bad thing...

Remember the good old days or endless rolling strikes, lockouts, rampant inflation as the country was held to ransom by the demands of unions pushing ever larger wage increases, seemingly unaware that companies could not absorb these indefinitely and were forced to pass these on to the public in the form of, shock horror, increased prices for consumer goods...

With a bit of luck we'll end up with the Nats back sooner rather than later and the comparative sanity of the Employment Contracts Act :)

 
At 31/8/06 12:08 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

here here!!

 
At 31/8/06 1:15 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will take up arms if Labour get back in in 2008. They are a corrupt joke of a party. National is wiping the floor with them.

 
At 31/8/06 1:52 pm, Blogger bomber said...

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Are ANY of you concerned that National will do what it has promised with the Maori seats and education quotas - how do you think Maori will react to that?

 
At 31/8/06 2:03 pm, Anonymous sdm said...

The problem for National is the fact that it doesnt have that many coalition options. By moving rightward, it has taken a huge amount of votes off Act, to the point where they will only ever win one or two seats.

If we analyse this mornings poll we find NZ First and United well below the 5% - Dunne will probably win his seat and bring an MP or two with him, but the problem National faces is that its coalition options are severly limited.

Labour has more room to move

If we use the poll this morning, we learn the following

Centre Left (Labour, Greens, Maori) 47.9%

Centre (United, NZ First) 3.9%

Centre Right (National, Act) 47.4 %


Jim Anderton will win a seat - I still think the situation hasnt shifted that much CL v CR.

What would really worry me, if I were a Labour strategist - would be Nationals preformance in Auckland - if it wins Auckland then Labour is stuffed.

Regards

Scott

 
At 31/8/06 2:06 pm, Blogger bomber said...

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Well put Scott - how do you think urbane Aucklanders view someone like Bob Clarkson?

 
At 31/8/06 3:04 pm, Anonymous sdm said...

Umm with relief that he doesnt live in Auckland. Did you see his speech last night, with 4 people listening or something. He tried to be funny but found himself to be the only one laughing at his jokes. The guy is an embarrassment.

Now if John Key was in charge, then Labour would have huge problems. His rags-to-riches story, and the fact that he can appear relatively moderate, would scare the shit out of me if I was a labour strategist. The "I grew up in a state house, I know whhat its like, and I know how to overcome it" could win a lot of Urban support.

 
At 31/8/06 3:15 pm, Anonymous Tim said...

I wonder what the average Labour voter thinks of Ashraf Choudry advocating the stoning of homosexuals?

 
At 31/8/06 3:18 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't like racism or separatism but Maori seats are ok as are quotas? The most pandered to indigenous group in the World will take to the streets if National get in? Diddums.

 
At 31/8/06 3:19 pm, Blogger bomber said...

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Scott I think you are right - National can't win with Don as leader which is why I'm stunned National havn't toppled him - Auckland is just too urbane for his hard right shit, and Aucklanders don't trust the bugger over the nuke issue - IF John was running things, it would be a concern - but he isn't and they can't risk a leadership coup too close to the election - Labour will be the next Government. The only reason Helen is giving Field so much rope is because of his massive PI voting block - it was those massive South Auckland booths that swung the election for Labour in the last hour of Election Night.

 
At 31/8/06 3:32 pm, Anonymous sdm said...

I think National should roll Brash. The election is 2 years away, and I think Brash had his chance and blew it. He makes too many mistakes. This would be the perfect time for him to get rolled. Brash has too much baggage - the 90s, the lost election, the exclusive bretheran, BRT etc etc - John Key doesnt have those burdens.

Having assisted on a campaign in South Auckland for the last two elections, I am well aware of the important to labour of the PI vote. To quote Mike Williams on election night "wait for the "M's" to come in - Mangere, Manurewa and Manukau East".

I think the PI vote is loyal to Labour, and I think Taito has soo much dirt on him now that they should sack him and force the by-election. Put principle ahead of political reality - its a damned good selling point - and back your South Auckland organisation (which is very good) to win the seat. Otherwise Labour will have to deal with this shit for a long time, and the wheels are starting to fall off - this is no teflon government. And if Labour is scared of a byelection in Mangere, then its got real problems. It would be like National scared of a byelection in Pakuranga - not going to happen

 
At 31/8/06 3:52 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bomber said: "Say Hi to hubby".

You should really have put the word "hubby" in inverted commas. And I am sure that Peter Davis' current boyfriend wouldn't be too impressed at hearing from Helen.

Anyway, how could Helen - living in Auckland as she does - say hi to "hubby" - living as he does in Christchurch?

Real world!

 
At 31/8/06 4:14 pm, Blogger bomber said...

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Tim - It shows what a tolerant and inclusive Political Party Labour has become, we on the left allow everyone to have an opinion. The difference between Labour and National is that Labour has one MP who thinks homosexuals should be stoned, where as the stoning of Homosexuals is actual National Party Policy.

 
At 31/8/06 4:46 pm, Anonymous TJ said...

I wonder what all those "Urbane" Aucklanders think of that "inclusiveness"?

 
At 31/8/06 5:38 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Bummer sorry bomber would be more at home in Cuba, anyway Go Don,

 
At 31/8/06 6:23 pm, Blogger JamesP said...

A thousand times better than National? Please! The truly depressing thing about politics for me is how little real difference there is between the two main parties these days. Just look at all the ex-National legisltion that remains in place intact or slightly amended. Then on the other side of the coin look at how few Labour initiatives National is promising to scrap should they come to power. Helen's success, like Blair's, has come from moving to the centre and reducing the ability of the conservative party to differentiate itself. The real benefit of a change of government would not be from some massive change in direction but in a decrease in the arrogance that has been creeping into the Labour party.

 
At 31/8/06 7:15 pm, Anonymous sdm said...

James makes a number of good points. Labours arrogance, demonstrated clearly with its attitude towards both the media and question time, is killing it.

As I have demonstrated earlier in this comments section, to form a government National would have to rely on the centre, namely United and NZ first. This would prevent any real structural change - MMP does place limitations on radical policy making - rogernomics for instance.

The parallel with the UK is also well made - and with both the conservatives and national finally starting to get their shit together, the next election will be fascinating.

 
At 31/8/06 8:00 pm, Blogger Msth8d said...

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At 31/8/06 8:02 pm, Blogger Msth8d said...

bomber said...
Are ANY of you concerned that National will do what it has promised with the Maori seats and education quotas - how do you think Maori will react to that?

Maybe it would be a good thing for Maori if National won, Before you all start.... Some of us are tried of the talking, thats all its ever been, 150 years, maori have been treated like shit, maybe the gun is the answer. I am pissed that I am faced with the likes of Don Brash, we maori dont hated or dislike all the people in this country just the oppressing system that blows its own trumpet now and again with its "we are the crown statements"

But if National got in power, maybe it would push Maori into doing something, maybe war, it would certainally show the Crown in England that Nartional dont have grip on things, they may step in. I dont know, it probably would not be a nice place though, if National won with the likes of Brash

 
At 31/8/06 9:45 pm, Anonymous TJ said...

Ha ha lol...yeah right...really msth8d Maori already take up the gun all the time...generally to commit aggravated robbery and stuff...

Anyway, chances of a segment of the poulation comprising only 10% being able to try anything successful in the nature of civil war are zip. Sorry bud even if you got every single "Maori" on your side you'd still lose. Try another approach fella :)

 
At 31/8/06 10:14 pm, Blogger bomber said...

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TJ, Masth8d - Gentlemen, please no weapons in the speakeasy - from what both of you have said - you are both in the know in the way only those who have passed through such doors can know - points have been proved, but let's remind ourselves that this is a well read site - that said I welcome opinions from those on the other side of daylight, I've always found the thoughts there are some of the most insightful

 
At 31/8/06 10:43 pm, Blogger halod1 said...

I'm saddened by the chestbeating bull some are spouting here. You want to see that world - get on a plane - it isn't far away. Read "The World is Flat" if you want to see where we're headed. I'm proud of our 'processes' , of Helen and yes even Bob and Tama. I'd even share my snapper with Achmed if he makes it to my BBQ.

 
At 31/8/06 11:02 pm, Anonymous jon said...

Having a credible opposition would seriously be a fine thing.

The polls may indicate that the National party is a credible opposition, but their failure to comprehend that to improve the lot of the average or below average NZ'er, is more important than increasing their party faithful's net worth, suggests otherwise.

If Labour is rolled at next election, it's sadly more likely to be a result of their own incompetence than than the credibility of the opposition's policy.

 
At 2/9/06 9:39 am, Blogger Msth8d said...

In lite of it all tj this has been around for a while, it has been setup for years, you may recall a bit about some army pepz setting up, on the TV some years ago. well mate all I can say is that it more organized than one thinks, asumption is the mother of all fuck up, but I will say it is run by exlegionares, shit I have the recuiting email.

But like I said before we dont hated everyone here in NZ, (well maybe just AB) just the oppressing system thats what needs to change

 

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