I found this old kiwiblog post, writing the latest “Offensive Content” page. I predicted on 25 July that the Government would not approve the Auckland Airport sale. When the actual Trade Minister comes out against it, you know it is doomed. He would not speak against it without the PM’s approval. The PM is sending a message to… Continue reading Times have Changed
Problem Gambling Foundation
It’s a shame that the Problem Gambling Foundation has lost it’s funding. But it’s quite another to try and weave a conspiracy into a situation where there is none. Ele Ludemann has a good post pointing out how Labour has tried to do just that. This is the sort of stunt which puts voters off. But… Continue reading Problem Gambling Foundation
Woods has a habit of dredging up nastiness?
Today DPF posted a vile bit of speech by Labour’s Megan Woods where she tried to connect the Nazis and National’s decision to sell minitoriy stakes in some government owned companies. (And we must always remember, that selling means “exchanging ownership for money of equal value”.) Anyho, it reminded me of this weird bit of election… Continue reading Woods has a habit of dredging up nastiness?
Remember, this is how bad it was under Labour
Scary thing is, this is not the only time Wilson did something like this. “Legal action wasn’t my first line of action. I first wrote to the Ministry for the Environment, and then to Iain Rennie at the State Services Commission. They both ignored me. I then wrote to the Speaker of the House, Margaret… Continue reading Remember, this is how bad it was under Labour
How *not* to rebuild Christchurch
Oh. My. Goodness. Well, Labour today revealed their Christchurch policy. It’s ridiculous. It could only be written by a party that knows it has no chance of gaining power. But their “plan” does have one fan. Today Labour released its earthquake recovery policy. Where National’s “plan” is to basically sit back and let the market fix… Continue reading How *not* to rebuild Christchurch
GST off fruit and Vegies – a vote winner, but maybe not so healthy
I was John Pagani’s “blog” on stuff – specifically, this post. Funny how people who say they want lower taxes suddenly start sweating and spluttering when you say “yes, less tax on food”. This week, some people presented a petition to Parliament calling for no GST on food. No party is going to remove GST from all food,… Continue reading GST off fruit and Vegies – a vote winner, but maybe not so healthy
Quote of the Day
From John Armstrong’s column. The Greens should likewise hold their heads in shame over being party to Labour’s shoddy behaviour. Why? They never have in the past. In fact, they’re still insisting they were right on the EFA – Labour’s blatant attempt at skewing the electoral system in their own favour. As for the article itself, I’m… Continue reading Quote of the Day
The third world is looking awfully strange these days
I haven’t fisked No Right Turn for a while, and I was looking through his posts. Then I saw this one. New Zealand is currently in the grip of a winter storm, which has seen Christchurch blanketed in snow. So its a great day to learn that Gerry Brownlee, dictator of Christchurch, delayed the installation of emergency… Continue reading The third world is looking awfully strange these days
Sorry, but it’s Labour that breached privacy
Talk about spinning like crazy. Labour is appealing to the privacy commissioner about lists of supporters and donors falling into the hands of a right-wing blogger…. President Moira Coatsworth said the party discovered on Saturday that there had been a potentially “malicious” breach of the database. An investigation revealed within hours that there was a… Continue reading Sorry, but it’s Labour that breached privacy
Oh, was that really a red light officer?
This really annoys me. The Dunedin South MP appeared at Parliamentary questions this afternoon wearing the team’s old blue, gold and maroon kit in protest at the new lime green colour. Highlanders management controversially announced last week the team would wear a green stripe from next season. Speaker Lockwood Smith declared the shirt violated Parliament’s… Continue reading Oh, was that really a red light officer?