New Zealand politics, who's pumped for this years election?
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08-06-2014, 01:08 AM
New Zealand politics, who's pumped for this years election?
I know I am!
101 days till elections. This one is gonna be extra exciting and super close.
I'm counting down the days.

Because you lot are all are ignorant of New Zealand politics allow me to school you on why this is so exciting. By the way, it's a fuckload more exciting than that American politic bullshit you can believe that.

Ok so here's the run down.

National: The current party in power. The biggest party and the most popular. They're center right but have been more center than right lately. Popular leader, our current PM John Key. They're the sensible party with realistic policy that benefits everyone.

ACT: The far right party. But not far right like Americans imagine it. They believe in minimalist government and government staying out of our lives. ie: Legalize cannabis, pro-gay rights etc... I like them a lot and especially now since they're have a complete overhaul of their members. They have had some really shit party members later but they've gotten rid of them. ie: John Banks, a total cunt, just got found guilty last week of knowingly cheating the party donation system where he told a donator to make two $25,000 donations rather than one $50,000.
People I think didn't vote for them because of the shit members they've had but they should do better this election. They only get into power because they win Epson, an electorate seat dominated by National. BUT National often ask the residents of Epson to vote for ACT so ACT always win the Epson seat.

Conservative Party: Far right as Americans would know it. It's a new party this election and they're turning out to be a major minor party. They'll form a coalition with National, which is good (because it gets National into power), BUT their leader is a CUNT. They're a bunch of religious cunts and I hope they fail miserable but I suspect they'll do fairly well. Likely around the 7-10% mark.

United Future: The one man party. Peter Dunne is a great man. He's very center and always wins his electorate seat which allows him into parliament. Without Peter Dunne United Future would cease to exist. Peter Dunne has a sensible outlook on most things. I hope, and suspect, he gets in again. His seat has been pretty safe for a while now but ya never know. Sides with National.

Maori Party: Small party that started strong when it was first established but has since dwindled to less than a percent. They have good sensible policies that aim to benefit Maori but would also benefit everyone else more often than not. Not a bad party. Sided with National last election but could side with Labor. They're center-center left.

Labor: The major opposition party. Bunch of cunts and anyone who votes for them are cunts. Their leader is not well liked and understandably because he's a cunt. They're policies would run this country into the ground. They promise this that and the other, none of which is unrealistic but only aimed to bribe poor idiots.
They have no way of paying for it all and would drive our national debt through the roof. Has been failing miserably lately. Get's around 20% of the votes. They're outdated, disconnected from the New Zealand population and cater to people who don't know shit about anything. Far left.

Greens: Sensible party actually. I really like a lot of their policies, even a lot of the green ones. They're pro-environment, obviously, but they go about it in a very sensible realistic approach. Largest Greens party (by percentage) in the world IIRC. I would consider voting for them if they didn't form a coalition with Labor but instead formed one with National. Get's around 12-15% of the vote. Center party, has potential to form coalition with National but could lose a lot of their voter base if they did (hippy cunts who don't know shit).

NZ First: Winston fucking cunt face wanker Peters leads this stupid cunt party. Bigger bunch of cunts than Labor. They have more extreme policies than labor aimed towards poor idiots who don't know shit about anything. What makes them really bad is their leader, I fucking hate that cunt. Far far left. Could form a coalition with National, but National hates him just as much as me and has already said that they will not consider forming a coalition with NZ First, which I fucking love.

Mana/Internet Party: Now shit gets really exciting. This is a joint party made up of the Mana Party and the recently established Internet Party. The Mana Party is a break off of the Maori party. The leader is an extreme Maori. He'd have all white people in chains and Maori running the country if he had it his way. His family have a very long history of British colonial protests. His ancestors chopped down a British flagpole which was a big event in our history (yeah I know, I'm embarrassed by our shit history too). And the recently established Internet Party is a party established by one Kim Dotcom. You may or may not know him but he's wanted in the US for Mega Upload. Big (physically and metaphorically) Austrian millionaire. The government stuffed and spied on him and raided his mansion all illegally and the courts ruled in Dotcom's (yes, his actual last name) favor. He's constantly been in the news ever since at the center of numerous events. ie: John Banks and the two $25,000 donations, yeah that money came from Dotcom.
It's alleged he set up the party in the hopes to stop his extradition to the US.
I actually hope he doesn't get extradited because he seems like a really nice guy and the government were unfair to him. They'll side with Labor if they get seats in Parliament.

Than there's a bunch of really small parties that get hardly any votes and never get a seat in Parliament. Legalize Cannabis Party, Chinese Party, Bill and Ben Party (joke party) etc..



So anyway, that's NZ politics. It's half the country voting sensibly (National, ACT, UF, Maori, Greens) and the rest being a bunch of dumb cunts. So it's sensible v stupid.
I think the big issue is, how many votes will Conservatives steal from National and will National be able to get 50%+ of the seats to govern alone. It's going to be extremely close but for this shit hole country I hope they can do it.

The countdown begins. Fuck I love this shit.

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08-06-2014, 01:09 AM
RE: New Zealand politics, who's pumped for this years election?
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08-06-2014, 01:10 AM
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08-06-2014, 01:11 AM
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08-06-2014, 01:28 AM
RE: New Zealand politics, who's pumped for this years election?
At earmuffs, you're so cute! Have fun voting (are you old enough now?).

Hope the one you root for is the winner chicken dinner.
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08-06-2014, 01:29 AM
RE: New Zealand politics, who's pumped for this years election?
(08-06-2014 01:28 AM)LadyJane Wrote:  At earmuffs, you're so cute! Have fun voting (are you old enough now?).

Hope the one you root for is the winner chicken dinner.

Of course I'm old enough, I'm almost 23, the voting age is 18. I voted at the last election.
And me too.

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08-06-2014, 07:52 AM
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100 days to go!

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08-06-2014, 07:59 AM
RE: New Zealand politics, who's pumped for this years election?
I'm not really pumped. But I am impressed by the amount of different parties.

I wish we had that here.
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08-06-2014, 11:47 AM
RE: New Zealand politics, who's pumped for this years election?
Will the election result affect the composition or training regime of either the all blacks or New Zealand cricket team?

Give me your argument in the form of a published paper, and then we can start to talk.
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08-06-2014, 12:58 PM
RE: New Zealand politics, who's pumped for this years election?
(08-06-2014 11:47 AM)Hafnof Wrote:  Will the election result affect the composition or training regime of either the all blacks or New Zealand cricket team?
It may impact whether NZ have an America's Cup team, whether we continue having a billion dollar movie industry (via fighting off the greedy unions), whether we have capital gains tax, whether NZ support businesses or whether we choose to call businesses greedy and instead just give money away to the poor people.

I certainly have a different opinion to earmuffs on the parties.
John Key, leader of National is a self made multi millionaire. He knows a thing or two about business and has had a steep learning curve of politics. He is not too big on democracy (in a referendum 87+% of people voted not to make smacking children illegal) but John made it illegal anyway.

Labour are a bunch of socialists, they want to give money away to everyone. They don't think it is fair that some people don't have money despite not having a job and being a solo mum going on to have her tenth fatherless child.

The Maori party are only interested in Maori affairs, they want Maori to own the beaches, own the water, own the air we breathe.

Maori are special in our country. They have more rights than everyone else and they have special seats in parliament just for them.

Winston Peters is a Maori and was destined to be the first NZ Maori prime minister when he was a member of National. They kicked him out because he was a strong opinionated leader and clashed with the National party leader at the time. Winston wants to get rid of the special Maori seats in parliament. He sees that the best way to create a country is to hold everyone as equals rather than to single out a race and make them special. Needless to say, many Maori don't like Winston. NZ First (Winston's party) are center. Winston understands the importance of NZ export industry and the importance and risk of being able to afford the pension. Winston is big on referendums and likes the idea of "let the people decide". Under MMP Winston has often been the Key player because his party is truly center and are able to go with either National or Labour. This ability upsets the media and many NZ people because traditionally we are a two party country and people whom vote for a minor party generally do so only if they know which major party the minor party is going to go with. In my opinion if people are more concerned with regards to National or Labour then that is who they should vote for, rather than vote a third party and worry about who they join forces with.

NZ people are subject to the moron crowd mentality. Our celebrities get more kudos than people with useful skills. E.G. people would rather watch Sonny Bill Williams box against a rugby player than watch David Tua take on a World Top 30 opponent. They would rather watch midgets boxing on the undercard or celebrity girls boxing in bikinis rather than up and coming boxers. So with all the media attention the criminal Dotcom gets the media and NZ public love him. They buy his music album, they vote for his political party. They have no problems with his illegal activities or the fact that he bribes government or the fact he knows nothing about politics.
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