No Right Turn posts on it being 50 years since the racial standoff at Little Rock. I usually have very little good to say about the US military, particularly when they’re fighting an illegal and immoral war in Iraq. But 50 years ago, the US Army gave its most honourable service, when soldiers from the… Continue reading 50 Years since Little Rock
IS has a go at pulling apart National’s health policy. I haven’t read the policy, but I thought I’d have a go at pulling apart IS’s post anyway.
Update: This post differs from the original. I have reworded some sections, checked spelling and added a “fold” to reduce the impact on the front page of the blog. Jordan has followed up on his previous post, with another. Here’s what DPF said earlier. Jordan yesterday blogged how the process for the Electoral Finance Bill… Continue reading Jordan Reconsiders
Idiot Savant has his say on John Key’s recent speech. What a mess, where do I begin? In his speech on Wednesday attacking the Electoral Finance Bill, John Key cloaked his criticisms in a passionate defence of democracy. There’s a number of ironies in this. Firstly, there’s the obvious point that Key seems to have… Continue reading “But He Hates Democracy”
Brendon Sheehan has responded to criticism levelled by Fran O’Sullivan, with a stupid column in the Herald that does no favours for anyone – not him, and certainly not those he loves. He should have just taken his punishment. See what DPF has to say. Here’s a couple of paragraphs that got my attention: I… Continue reading Brendon Sheehan Responds
I was originally going to comment on Work-For-The-Dole after another thread got a bit away from it’s original topic. Then a fellow named “Swampy” chimed in, and I think his comments deserve to be quoted in full: Dear Jane, as one who has been on the dole for many years I am going to answer… Continue reading Unemployment, the Dole and Working for It
Marc Alexander sums up my thoughts on the whole “wealth holding” thing. In his article Minto begins with an incitement to outrage over the ‘fact’ that the richest 10% of New Zealanders now own 52% of the nation’s wealth. He goes on to say that “most of us feel uneasy when we read statistics like… Continue reading Millionaires Are OK
More hatred and libel from No Right Turn, who doesn’t even read the links he posts: The Herald this morning reports that Tyndale Park Christian School in Auckland is still beating its students – and has got away with it for fifteen years by refusing to tell the ERO about their disciplinary policies. This is… Continue reading Christian Schools are Private
This post was never finished, and is pre-dated to get it out of the way 🙂 Pink is campaigning against sheep farming practices in Australia. This is something that we must be concerned about here, as we also manage our sheep in much the same Australia does (although we don’t use mulesing we do do… Continue reading Pink for PETA
Michael Moore wants America out of Iraq – Now. He’s even written about it. What a pity he’s so loose with the facts.