Labour chooses to be fair to beneficiaries

No Right Turn says “Labour chooses to be cruel to beneficiaries“. So we must fisk. RNZ reports that WINZ is systematically racist and misogynist about debt, with Māori being forced deeper into debt, and women and Māori forced to repay at a higher rate than men and Pākehā. Here’s the elephant in the room: no one has… Continue reading Labour chooses to be fair to beneficiaries

Morgan Godfery, and the mystery of the inflated job title

On Kiwiblog today, someone pointed to this column about Jacinda Ardern by one Morgan Godfery. Former president Donald Trump, British prime minister Boris Johnson, Italy’s Matteo Salvini, Hungary’s Viktor Orbán, Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro, and their contemporaries across the world are reactionaries and authoritarians even the most committed accelerationist would struggle to invent. But where their respective… Continue reading Morgan Godfery, and the mystery of the inflated job title

Fact Checkers

I’m so old, I remember when fact checkers were respected by everyone. Those days a long gone. It was not a “border visit” by any stretch of the imagination any more than the drive home to North Carolina a friend and I took from New York City after 9/11 constituted a “visit” to Tennessee even… Continue reading Fact Checkers

No Right Turn – how disgusting that National defends me!

(Yes, I’m way late on this one) Someone merely accused of extremism shouldn’t be denied rights on that basis. That’s not a disgusting position, that’s a principled one. And one that protects him, as someone who openly supports the extremist environmentalists extinction rebellion. Heck, even the Make it 16 campaign is pretty extreme, with a… Continue reading No Right Turn – how disgusting that National defends me!

Suspended from twitter

Looks like I’m off twitter for the foreseeable future. Not sure if they’ll let me back on, but I’m on Gab (where possible) and registered with Parlor.

Still Around

The revival of this blog has been a little short-lived. However, I’m still quite active in twitter at the moment, and I do have a project I’m working on that will be published here. So do pop in every once in a while.

Parliamentary Rapist? Try Hugger

Wow. “I was driving to Parliament the day af ter the bullying and harassment report on the place was delivered and heard on the radio that a ‘rapist’ could be stalking the corridors and it disturbed me greatly,” he said. However early that afternoon he realised he was the so-called “rapist” when he was summoned… Continue reading Parliamentary Rapist? Try Hugger

It’s time we fixed NZ so those hateful people don’t have a platform

A fisking. It’s time we fixed the New Zealand news media’s problem with sh*t speech. First, let’s put together a working definition. Sh*t speech is the stuff that might not necessarily be described as hate speech, but it occupies much of the same spectrum. It’s speech that presses the buttons of prejudice, bigotry and outrage,… Continue reading It’s time we fixed NZ so those hateful people don’t have a platform