One step back from the cliff

Our democracy is one step back from the cliff today, with the Greens respecting our civil instutions and decreeing that they too will pay back any money deemed unlawfully spent. Perhaps some people might think the above headline is tosh. I suggest those people ponder how our society expects to function without respect for civil… Continue reading One step back from the cliff

Something more pleasant to listen to than Aunty Helen and Brother Don

Man instead of the current slinging matches, what about more funding for police to help them get the killer(s) of the Kahui twins, and get other murderers and rapists and other bad people? Hey we are all sinners and guilty of slagging off I’m sure but Parliament needs to grow up! Soon the Maori party… Continue reading Something more pleasant to listen to than Aunty Helen and Brother Don

Labour thinks we are all stupid

David Farrar has (the latest reason) why. So let me get this straight: Helen Clark, in spite of being a consummate politician of many, many years experience. She has run the tightest ship imaginable. She has appeared increasingly irate at National’s tactics. But she didn’t authorise The Duck’s antics in exposing an alleged affair from… Continue reading Labour thinks we are all stupid

The one after that, and the one after that.

The title of this is a quote from this story that appeared on the news in 2001, when National were looking, well, pathetic. “Not just the next election, but the election after that, and the one after that, and the one after that,” says delegate Louisa Wall. What really bothered me when this was reported… Continue reading The one after that, and the one after that.

Mugabe

Robert Mugabe was once one of Africa’s best leaders. Zimbabwe wasn’t totally up to western standards, but by African standards was pretty good. He was elected many times fairly. Then he started manipulating to stay in power. One thing built on another… Right now Zimbabwe is a complete mess. Hyper-inflation (bread is was last I… Continue reading Mugabe

Distractions

Whale Oil has a great post about distractions, including the affair. As much as I share my wife’s distain for the affair, he’s 65! Can you imagine Helen having an affair? Actually, I don’t know what disturbs me more, the image that produces or something about her (lack of) humanity that makes me believe that… Continue reading Distractions