NZ Politics Today

Whale Oil is right, the gloves are off. Labour has the cheek to say on National TV “stop the tittle-tattle, and call the dogs off”. They have already and Clark dismissed it. Unfortunately for her, it wasn’t a public pulling back, it was private. This, in my opinion, gives it much more credibility Don Brash… Continue reading NZ Politics Today

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

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