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Jacinda Quits

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 10:45 am Fri 20th January 2023

Jacinda Ardern is quitting as New Zealand prime minister ahead of this year’s election saying she no longer has “enough in the tank” to lead.

If you don’t have anything nice to say, best to say nothing at all – what your mother would say?


I can find very little to say about Ardern that wouldn’t be classed as misogynist bile by feminists. I’m not unhappy about earning that label.

I’d rather not live in their egotistical imaginary never land though and I can’t really be bothered making the effort to write more.

It’s a sunny day and I’d rather be at the beach knowing the Labour Party will be spending their weekend trying to decide who might not be their next big failure.

That’s the reality, and the denial for some feminist collaborators wasting words in their determination to clutch at the retreating fantasy they exist with.


  1. In 2017 I posted this.

    To my mind a feminist is pretty much the same as a racist.

    Arden is gone because

    1. She did not support business. She took from them and spent it on her own brand of ideology. She just took too much tax and legislated too much compliance on business. To name a few, farmers, AML, health and safety, ongoing tenancy requirements, interest non deductibility on investment property.

    Stopped immigration, thankfully that is now fully open again.

    She paid out NZ$50m to the mainstream media.

    People voted with their feet by moving to Australia shrinking our economy, further contributing to the recession.

    When business could not pay or pay quick enough, she borrowed under our children’s children names, billions.

    She did not heed the advice and warnings from her own economists.

    There is also the awareness of harm done to some with the mRMNA, the fallout from that and what she knew at the time. That isn’t going away and will have to be addressed sooner or later.

    Comment by Lukenz — Fri 20th January 2023 @ 3:57 pm

  2. Low interest rates, pushed up prices of assets.
    A very basic example, is a dairy farmer.
    Somehow saved a million, to buy a farm.
    The interest rates, determined the farms price.
    There was little in the budget, for rising costs.
    They find themselves, unable to pay double interest.

    So the farm cannot support, the original purchase price.
    It will sell for the new, determined farm price.
    Inherently less, than the purchase price.
    Some farmers, could lose all there assets.

    Can you genuinely blame Jacinda, for the financial system.
    Certainly she failed, to have balanced budgets.
    Was she magically responsible, for the fast rise in petrol price.
    Can you blame her, for global forces on the economy.
    Certainly she didn’t make the virus, or did badly with results.
    Some leaders made decisions, and millions died.
    At the very start there was one leader, and it wasn’t her.
    I think you will find, that leader is in China.
    Quickly followed, by a political circus in the US.

    What’s more important for us, is her social engineering.
    It’s huge cost to the taxpayer, may be difficult to repair.

    Is the economy that desperate, immigration is mandatory.
    Who said with authority, that it’s a good thing.
    Growth is measured as success, not quality of life.
    GDP growth is success, but per person things is ignored.
    Stoping immigration by Jacinda, was always going to be temporary.

    It’s a stack of cards, built one leader a card.
    When it falls down, can you pick the card responsible.


    To some on the left, Jacinda was there Queen.

    I said I would find a NZ stamp, remembering the Queen.
    Not that it has value, but to me it is like artwork.
    I could have just cheated, buying one of value.
    Found while sorting bulk, valueless stamps for oddities.
    It’s a little picture, of her in 1953 new to the throne.
    On it a collectors term, an on the nose postmark.

    Long live the Queen, and she did.

    Comment by DJ Ward — Fri 20th January 2023 @ 11:08 pm

  3. And here it comes – the feminists zealots move to support Ardern because misogyny affects all women.

    Quote from news article. I’ll put all links at the end.

    “But this is no laughing matter, she says. This new virulent brand of misogyny is on the rise and it affects all women.”

    It is not misogyny and it doesn’t affect all women. Being completely unqualified, zero experience, is not gender based and there is no way that affects anyone else than Ardern and Robertson who should be taking full and complete responsibility.

    Heres a letter from Ardern headed up “A Secure Future”….. “And second, Budget 2022 will cushion the impact of the inflation cycle on families.” Its not an inflation cycle, it’s printing money the country never earned or made and handed it out so people could buy food, fuel and shelter. And now (since June 2022) the reserve bank is desperately pushing interest rates to get that money out of circulation to try and lower inflation. Inflation that is at a whopping 32 year high.

    Is that a secure future? Nope. When both men and women protest in Napier about it, is that some new virulent brand of misogyny on the rise affecting all women? Hell no.

    Which story do you believe? Ardern says she wants to spend more time with family? Coincidently, the very next day Robertson says he is not standing to be minister of finance. Or were they both stripped of their posts by their own party and told “you have ruined us and the nation. The public knows it, and it’s now time for you to sod off.”

    Comment by Lukenz — Sat 21st January 2023 @ 10:42 am

  4. It is somewhat vague regarding actual goings on.

    Hipkins, pending the Labour caucus vote, as sole nominee, will become the next prime minister of New Zealand around 1 PM tomorrow.

    In the meantime there is an extraordinary attempt to manufacture some form of departing narrative on Ardern’s behalf. So, much so that you could be forgiven for thinking that no one else apart from Ardern is allowed to matter in NZ.

    It’s pathetic really and an addition to the international laughing stock we already are.

    Comment by Evan Myers — Sat 21st January 2023 @ 3:57 pm


    Comment by Lukenz — Sat 21st January 2023 @ 9:20 pm

  6. In no time at all, misogyny is being blamed.
    The turn of events, solely due to misogyny.
    It’s from Stuffs expert, on the subject.

    She points out, there is a culture of expectation.
    That culture, defines rules for women.
    Renegade women, becoming targets for attack.

    I think a man or women, can only last so long.
    Like she claims, there is nothing in the tank.
    Being honest with herself, she had to resign.

    Logically her decision, can’t be misogyny.
    How is more time with children, a sexist thing.
    How is time out or holiday, a gender thing.

    But as we have a new leader, a man.
    Certainly there is culture, rules for being a man.
    In no time at all to the author, what expectations will he fail.

    Comment by DJ Ward — Sun 22nd January 2023 @ 11:38 am

  7. When you wrote that article LukeNZ #1 there were still a good number of contributors to MENZ but five years later there are only a dedicated few.

    What’s happened to the family court and relationship disputes?

    It’s possible the increased funding model produced by the current government has made women less reliant and demanding with respect to men’s finances.

    Perhaps the country is really in a “State of Confusion”.

    Comment by Downunder — Mon 23rd January 2023 @ 1:43 pm

  8. Maybe they don’t want to be labeled, in some way.
    Men’s rights gets compared, to things like racism.
    Far right, wanting to oppress women.
    In the modern world, one comment could ruin them.

    Thankfully those worried, can be anonymous.
    It would be good, to get new viewpoints on subjects.

    Comment by DJ Ward — Mon 23rd January 2023 @ 7:28 pm

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