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Hard News: Word of the Year 2014: #dirtypolitics

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  • Sacha,

    "I've asked Pete George to investigate."

    roflnui

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19740 posts Report Reply

  • Jesse Easton,

    Bravo!

    Carterton • Since Nov 2006 • 8 posts Report Reply

  • Deborah,

    Tiso is Rawshark

    Oh. I had thought that Giovanni was DPF's evil twin.

    New Lynn • Since Nov 2006 • 1447 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Deborah,

    That's just what Hooten wanted us to believe. :)

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19740 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Gio caching...

    Tiso is Rawshark.
    Yeah, I said it.

    You do realise the NZ Police and security forces (and their masters) have absolutely no sense of humour...
    The only 'whistleblowers' they like are Referees and even then....
    Here's hoping they take less than 10 hours to search both your houses,
    here's hoping I'm wrong...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7950 posts Report Reply

  • Grant McDougall,

    Always a fun read, the WOTY reveal. I'm really pleased #dirtypolitics won; it was the biggest story in NZ politics for years and in years to come will taint Key's legacy. It'll continue to linger over the government for the rest of their term - and rightly so.

    Also, it is all encompassing of the times and issues, whereas others like Whaledump and "at the end of the day" wouldn't have been as widely known or existed without it.

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 760 posts Report Reply

  • weka,

    “How could Tiso possibly have known?” said a by-now liquefied Brown. “Unless … Tiso is Rawshark. Yeah, I said it.”

    Much more likely is a dirty politics conspiracy between Tiso and Brown. Just saying.

    Since Dec 2014 • 17 posts Report Reply

  • weka, in reply to Sacha,

    roflnui

    Oooh, I hope that's on the list next year.

    Since Dec 2014 • 17 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to ,

    It’s well know round here, that Brown once ate a duck from out of a tin.

    That's a dirty, filthy lie Crawford.

    The duck was in a jar.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to weka,

    Oooh, I hope that’s on the list next year.

    Runner-up in 2008 :-)

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • dave c,

    Just to state that "textual relations" was made up by a journalist. But that journalist was not Lloyd Burr

    welli • Since Jan 2007 • 8 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso, in reply to dave c,

    Just to state that "textual relations" was made up by a journalist. But that journalist was not Lloyd Burr

    No kidding. It's been around since at least 2008.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    You do realise the NZ Police and security forces (and their masters) have absolutely no sense of humour…

    Yep. The sequence outside the courtroom in Operation 8: Into the Forest, where a member of the police prosecution team insists that the freshly exonerated ‘terrorists’ are still guilty as hell of 'something' as far as he’s concerned, is deeply creepy.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4593 posts Report Reply

  • Raymond A Francis,

    Nice case of taking the piss Russell 😊

    45' South • Since Nov 2006 • 578 posts Report Reply

  • Tony Siu,

    lol

    Auckland • Since Mar 2008 • 82 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to giovanni tiso,

    a good year

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19740 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

    Cool. Party at Gio's, him being a Marxist and wanting to redistribute everything. Cunning, Brown, cunning.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2899 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso, in reply to Hebe,

    being a Marxist and wanting to redistribute everything

    Suddenly I see a massive flaw in the doctrine.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to giovanni tiso,

    Suddenly I see a massive flaw in the doctrine.

    Dangle a tinned duck in front of a comrade and they always cross over.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2899 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso, in reply to Hebe,

    Dangle a tinned duck in front of a comrade and they always cross over.

    As Greta Garbo says in Ninotchka, we have the strong ideals, Paris has the lovely climate. Or words to that effect.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • Phil Wallington, in reply to Raymond A Francis,

    He has taken the complete case of piss... 12 bottles, no less. Turkeys like these fear ridicule more than Christmas.

    Waikawa Beach • Since Sep 2013 • 41 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia, in reply to Russell Brown,

    The duck was in a jar.

    Delicious duck in a stylish French jar I now keep pencils in. Jesus, having a Faro Fresh almost literally around the corner is going to be the death of me. Especially if I manage to convince David that re-mortgaging the house for a turducken is a good idea.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    Especially if I manage to convince David that re-mortgaging the house for a turducken is a good idea.

    I would consider* having 20 people around on Christmas Day purely so I could say "I cooked a turducken."


    *Would not consider

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Phil Wallington,

    Turkeys like these fear ridicule more than Christmas

    Funny you should say that (warning: contains Pete George at sewerblog).

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19740 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    I wouldn't make you go there, but here's Pete George in Kiwiblog comments this morning:

    Brown et al have tried to depict ‘Dirty Politics’ as John Key bad, the left clean ... a number of core commenters on Hard News showed how soft they are, they didn’t like their ‘Nicky is God’ meme being challenged and Russell ensured an alternative view was shut out. The Public Address vote on Word of the year reflects a message controlled community view.

    Bless.

    Truth is, I finally had to ban Pete on account of him being a tendentious windbag apparently immune to reason.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

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