The Dim-Post

January 31, 2010

What Tim Selwyn Said

Filed under: blogging,Politics — danylmc @ 6:57 am

Tim gets medieval on Peter Dunne. Read the whole brilliant thing.


  1. Thats one thing I do blame the Greens (and Labour, and ye of the Western Hills) for – once Ketrina was put up for National – not splitting the vote would have rid us of the Coiffeured Creep forever

    Comment by Leopold — January 31, 2010 @ 9:20 am

  2. The United Future story is simple alright: an opportunist group of ship-jumping right wingers too spineless to be in Act and too conceited to join National have been left to rally around a leader who resembles a straight version of Liberace (sans personality and piano)


    Dunne’s one-man band of a micro-party, hopping about as a flea on whatever mongrel animal is big enough to displace the last mongrel animal on the mat in front of the fire

    Selwyn wrestles the slippery Dunne to the floor and preforms the perfect choke hold, a great antidote to Q & A this morning.

    Comment by andy (the other one) — January 31, 2010 @ 9:21 am

  3. Best thing I have read on the web for a long time…

    Comment by millsy — January 31, 2010 @ 10:57 am

  4. And speaking of Q+A, did you watch for us again this morning, Danyl? I steadfastly avoid the show because of the presence of a certain f-wit who was once labelled Entertainer of the Year – not journalist. He can never pretend to be a journalist. Never was, never will be.

    End of rant. 🙂

    Comment by David in Chch — January 31, 2010 @ 11:03 am

  5. @David in Chch

    I did watch Q & A and the entertainer had an odd interview with a visibly uncomfortable Hone Hawaera. Said entertainer offered that colonisation had done positive things for Maori and I quote “you can put the cray fish in the fridge know”, Mr Hawaeras reply was a snark filled “thanks paul.”. Very painful television.

    Mr Espiner interviewed himself with the presence of Mr Goff. I wait with baited Breath for President Key to have a similar interview experience by Mr Espiner, the results would be interesting. As I believe he has not quite yet been tested in that style and format.

    Comment by andy (the other one) — January 31, 2010 @ 11:35 am

  6. The Holmes-Harawira interview wasn’t journalism, as such, but it was great performance art. Interesting seeing Moore on the panel before he goes off to represent us in America. I wonder if Obama will formally declare war on us or if it’ll just be a police action?

    Comment by Danyl Mclauchlan — January 31, 2010 @ 12:11 pm

  7. Thanks for the Q+A report, andy and Danyl. Glad I gave it a miss and listened to National Radio instead.

    Comment by David in Chch — January 31, 2010 @ 12:40 pm

  8. That was excellent. ” A bouffant of knowledge ” seemed just so apt.

    As for Q&A, it appeared Hone was a bit uncomfortable but that noddy Holmes seemed to be worrying about getting a smack if he went too far. Very sweaty.

    Comment by johnbt — January 31, 2010 @ 3:22 pm

  9. Yawn. Hone, Paul.

    Comment by expat — January 31, 2010 @ 4:22 pm

  10. I call him ‘RiechsfuhrerMinister Dunne’ – he perfectly encapsulates that small minded pettiness and nastiness needed to be a RiechsfuhrerMinister. He would have been at home in Germany during the 30s and early 40s.

    Comment by Chris — January 31, 2010 @ 4:27 pm

  11. And my first thought reading through the comments was … the US Constitution gives war-making powers to the Congress =)

    Comment by Graeme Edgeler — January 31, 2010 @ 7:12 pm

  12. there are rumours that dunne does little.

    since cullen the revenue decisions are made by the, a habit collected by this government.

    so… i won’t be voting for him next time round. as long as the damn greens are smart enough to stay out of it he’ll be toast.

    Comment by Che Tibby — January 31, 2010 @ 7:58 pm

  13. And yet he was so universally loved and endured with such little criticism by the ‘left’ while he was in support of the Electoral Finance Act. I’d describe him as a political blowfly, and those he fed on, as dung.

    Comment by Lee C — February 1, 2010 @ 6:29 am

  14. It’s that time of year when I post the “half the kittens” comic again:

    The guy even looks a little bit like Dunne, or perhaps what he’d look like if he owned shares in a company which manufactured hair oil instead of hairspray.


    Comment by Lew — February 1, 2010 @ 7:56 am

  15. […] about half of his “brilliant” […]

    Pingback by “another petty, angry, irrelevant, illogical and defensive hate-piece” « Something should go here, maybe later. — February 1, 2010 @ 8:17 am

  16. I live in his electorate and although he didn’t get my vote i can see the appeal. He actually campaigns on local issues! At a meet the candidates evening in J’ville before the last election he was the only candidate to talk about the electorate, the rest were more concerned with the party vote and didn’t seem to be that keen representing the electorate at all. Whatever you say about his party politics at least he knows his electorate and how to get the residents of Malvina Major to vote for him.

    Coincidentally Gareth Hughes was the Green candidate at the same meeting and was very impressive.

    Comment by Philonz — February 1, 2010 @ 9:15 am

  17. Yeah, my wifes first job as a journalist was at ‘The Norwester’, the community newspaper. She said Dunne showed up at EVERY single community event.

    As Graeme suggested, he’s more like a US Senator than a New Zealand MP.

    Comment by danylmc — February 1, 2010 @ 9:24 am

  18. > so… i won’t be voting for him next time round.

    That suggests you have voted for him in the past. Which, frankly, upsets me 😉

    Comment by progcunt — February 1, 2010 @ 9:35 am

  19. heh. only just had the good fortune to move into the electorate.

    did my best to support grant robertson last time.

    Comment by Che Tibby — February 1, 2010 @ 10:09 am

  20. I grew up in his f*ckn electorate, the man has been a blight on my mental landscape for as long as I can remember and he needs to get goneburger. Now. I’m sick of his face.

    Comment by progcunt — February 1, 2010 @ 10:14 am

  21. “She said Dunne showed up at EVERY single community event.”

    that’s lovely.

    although it suggests that the *minister* might not have enough to do.

    Comment by Che Tibby — February 1, 2010 @ 10:17 am

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