The Dim-Post

February 21, 2011

Quote of the day II, guess he has time on his hands edition

Filed under: general idiocy — danylmc @ 6:23 pm

David Garrett, former ACT MP, law and order crusader and convicted criminal self-confessed fraudster, has taken to contributing to the General Discussion threads on Kiwiblog. Today’s entry:

I am interested in the collective opinion on a little contretemps I had in the supermarket over the weekend. While selecting my fruit and veges, I noted an Asian women near me vigourously sniffing pieces of fruit …and then putting them back for others to buy. I told her – perhaps more firmly than I needed to – that while this may be acceptable in her home country, people here did not want to buy fruit she and others had sniffed. It did not go down well, with the daughter – sadly rather predictably- saying I was a racist.

Hat tip The Standard.

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19 Comments »

  1. Gee, I wonder what Mr Garrett would make of me, then. A white middle-aged male who sniffs some fruit, knocks on melons and eggplants to see if they are ripe, picks at pit fruit to choose ones that are ripe but not over-ripe …

    Obviously he buys only prepackaged fruit and vege in those bags or boxes.
    (Yeah right.)

    Comment by David in Chch — February 21, 2011 @ 6:26 pm

  2. sniffing’s okay – it’s squeezing fruit that is the problem. And it’s kiwis who do that.

    Comment by kahitakea — February 21, 2011 @ 7:22 pm

  3. David Garrett, former ACT MP, law and order crusader and convicted criminal

    Unless you’ve information that I don’t have, I’m pretty sure that last two words in this quote are untrue.

    Comment by Graeme Edgeler — February 21, 2011 @ 7:45 pm

  4. And then there’s the whole “picking a fight with Hone Harawira in the Koru Lounge” episode this evening, as relayed by Patrick Gower.

    Seems David is wound pretty tight these days.

    L

    Comment by Lew — February 21, 2011 @ 7:46 pm

  5. “David Garrett, former ACT MP, law and order crusader and convicted criminal

    Unless you’ve information that I don’t have, I’m pretty sure that last two words in this quote are untrue.”

    What about his assault conviction in Tonga?

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/4124683/ACT-MP-David-Garrett-has-assault-conviction

    Comment by wtl — February 21, 2011 @ 8:20 pm

  6. Given, as I am, to hysterical hyperbole, I can say with assurance that david garret is scum

    Comment by k.jones — February 21, 2011 @ 9:06 pm

  7. This is good for Phil Goff!

    Comment by andy (the other one) — February 21, 2011 @ 9:09 pm

  8. Can see where this is going. You need a license to own a dog why not a license to shop? Logically people, Asian or otherwise, who sniff fruit in supermarkets should be sterilized.

    Especially those who shop in the same shop as Garrett. Party vote ACT.

    Comment by Simon — February 21, 2011 @ 9:31 pm

  9. Please let Garrett be campaigning for ACT in Botany…. ;)

    @Simon – I choked with laughter on my (foam-flecked) spittle at your little ‘party vote ACT’. Not often you can do that in a recession. See, ACT is indirectly turning the nation around already.

    Comment by bob — February 22, 2011 @ 1:57 am

  10. More Garrett laughs: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10707890

    ‘On his Twitter account, TV3 political reporter Patrick Gower said Mr Garrett had walked up to Mr Harawira and called him a “racist hater” before asking if he was “enjoying the scrutiny”.

    Mr Gower tweeted that Mr Garrett then sarcastically added “couldn’t happen to a nicer guy”.’

    Comment by The PC Avenger — February 22, 2011 @ 7:46 am

  11. that garrett/harawira thing.

    it’s like irony had an aneurysm

    Comment by che tibby — February 22, 2011 @ 7:57 am

  12. Personally, I think Hone missed his chance – I would have chipped Garrett back – how could a Maori MP lose by challenging a racist prick who confronts you? By the sound of it one comment back would have led to an assault by a clearly aggressive and confrontational Garret.

    The resultant publicity would have further damaged ACT, destroyed garret forever and enhanced Hone’s reputation for standing up to honky racists.

    Comment by Sanctuary — February 22, 2011 @ 8:20 am

  13. Sanc, according to Gower, Hone’s retort was “stop stealing dead babies’ identities”, which — much though I’d have loved a scrap — I think is as far as he needed to go. Garrett is beneath him.

    L

    Comment by Lew — February 22, 2011 @ 8:29 am

  14. gower did say that hone was calm and collected, while garrett was clearly shaken.

    seems like it all goes down in the koru lounge!

    Comment by che tibby — February 22, 2011 @ 8:56 am

  15. “…while garrett was clearly shaken…”

    Tired and emotional perhaps?

    Comment by Sanctuary — February 22, 2011 @ 9:47 am

  16. I wonder if David Garrett forgot John Key sniffs vegetables too (circa 40 seconds in)?

    Comment by dave — February 22, 2011 @ 9:48 am

  17. Dave, Jews and Asians, the Irish and the eye-ties, that’s what this country is coming too. All of them fussy about their food and their produce, whereas good kiwis like me of scottish extraction, brought up to not question the contents of our delicious extruded offal tubes. I mean, it’s one minute sniffing our produce, next thing enslaving us.

    (Great vid, Dave. What was with the boxing gloves, did that lady take care of market security? Do we need her in our new Financial Services Markets Authority?)

    Comment by Clunking Fist — February 22, 2011 @ 12:54 pm

  18. What about his assault conviction in Tonga?

    I refer you to section 76 of the Magistrates’ Court Act (of Tonga). Until the appeal is heard and determined, there is no conviction.

    Comment by Graeme Edgeler — February 22, 2011 @ 1:41 pm

  19. A reply to Hone would have been…”Stop stealing the futures of Maori Children with your moronic,socialist bludging lifestyle”.

    Anyone who calls Garrett a racist doesn’t know the man..and show themsleves to be uninformed dipshits.

    Comment by James — February 24, 2011 @ 7:21 am


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