i hope paula bennett has a big spending, child beating beneficiary ready to distract us from the Rotten Borough and its representative
— Morgan Godfery (@MorganGodfery) June 5, 2014
Donna Huata. David Garrett. John Banks. Per capita, I reckon ACT MPs have a higher crime rate that any ethnicity. #TougherSentencesForACTOne thing about the whole ACT Party/John Banks saga is the fact that there "zero tolerance" policy on crime does not seem to apply to them. I love this tweet because it sums up the hypocrisy beautifully.
— The Ruminator (@RuminatorNZ) June 5, 2014
It was Key who got Banks to Parliament, Key who backed him, Key who refused to read Banks' court papers & Key who accepted his word & votesAnd, John Key has managed to once again come back unscathed from this debacle despite the fact that this is largely on him. That time when he refused to read the Police report can be best described as irresponsible.
— Gareth Hughes (@GarethMP) June 5, 2014
Why isn't everyone making terrible jokes like 'lock up Banks and throw away the Key'? It's important not to miss these opportunities. #nzpolHa!
— Philip Nannestad (@philipsophy) June 8, 2014
This Taxpayer's Union/Civilian Party statement is one of the reasons I sometimes have trouble discerning fact from fiction. #ButReallyAnother big story was the Civilian Party broadcasting funding. Perhaps I will do a whole blog on it because there is much to say on that...
— Jess B (@jesscabah) June 9, 2014
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious #5thingsColinCraigisntafraidtosayColin Craig as part of the New Zealand political landscape actually makes zero sense to me. I'm not ruling out a National deal with him yet but why on earth they would do something like that is beyond me.
— Jessica Williams (@mizjwilliams) June 10, 2014
Inequality is at the heart of the obesity epidemic. Poor communities more likely to have obesogenic environment pic.twitter.com/7LUZ3h6kPT
— Sudhvir Singh (@sudhvir) June 9, 2014
If our domestic violence stats were the flu, we'd call it an epidemic and make it an urgent public health issue - @janlogieGiven what has happened in the last 10 or so days in NZPOL, one could be forgiven for not knowing what the actual issues really are. The above two tweets sums it up nicely. There are things in our lives that are impeding our ability to lead full lives and the Government does have the power and ability to address them.
— Aaron Hawkins (@CrAaronHawkins) June 13, 2014
Dont forget NZ to vote John Key @NZNationalParty #nzvotes #TeamKey pic.twitter.com/dVoj8DfnM2Some things to note about this tweet:
— Gemma Gwen (@GemmaGwen) June 12, 2014
1. The Nats continue to do a good job on capitalizing on John Key's popularity with the public.
2. However, most of us won't get to vote for John, unless we live in Helensville. Most of us will have to vote for the National Party or the candidate for the party in our electorate.
3. The Nats are also making good use of that photographer they hired to take official John Key photos like the White House photographer does for Barack Obama. See the last tweet as a good example.
100 days until #nzvotes, #TeamKey volunteers are calling voters across the country. Join us - http://t.co/4sbFQKlRbj pic.twitter.com/ksXhwHTcGv
— NZ National Party (@NZNationalParty) June 12, 2014
10 Rules of Top 10
1. Tweets must be funny or thoughtful or informative or display critical analysis
2. What is funny or thoughtful or informative or display critical analysis is subjective and determined by me.
3. I may provide commentary on the tweet if it particularly strikes my fancy
4. They are not ranked from 1-10
5. Disclosure: I *am* particularly looking to highlight gender and racial minority voices
6. If you want to point me to the direction of a good tweet, please do it!
7. Using the #nzpol/#nzqt/#nzvotes is helpful but not required
8. I hope to get better about this as the weeks progress
9. I am a big fan of correct spelling and grammar (but I know mistakes happen too!)
10. Let's try to use social media for good and raise the level of debate!