A picture is worth a thousand words, but about whom?

The saying is “A picture is worth a thousand words”. I agree. I think this picture illustrates quite nicely just how unhinged the left are. Even stupider, Idiot is on record on his blog making the most outlandish excuse for another piece of legislation which allows a government department to not just spy on, but to utterly destroy… Continue reading A picture is worth a thousand words, but about whom?

You don’t get your own facts

It’s often said that you get you own opinions, but you don’t get your own facts. Back in the 90’s, the government privatised Telecom. The new owners immediately ramped up dividends while under investing in new technology. The result was a second-rate phone network. Now, technically it is true that Telecom was privatised in the 90’s, in that… Continue reading You don’t get your own facts

The government should sell assets for a profit without selling them

Just noticed this on No Right Turn. Again, the government’s reluctance to borrow money – even for investment, even when it is profitable – prevents them from seeing the solutions which are right in front of their eyes Gee, why wouldn’t the government borrow money to purchase an asset and sell it later on for a profit? Who could… Continue reading The government should sell assets for a profit without selling them

Hokitika airport and Idiot/Savan’ts insistence on staying in the gutter

Hokitika is extending it’s airport. Every small town wants to be a big town. Most settle for building a giant fibreglass vegetable to “put them on the map”. But some have grander plans. For example Hokitika, a dipshit little town of around 4,000 people, wants to have an international airport, and so is spending millions of dollars… Continue reading Hokitika airport and Idiot/Savan’ts insistence on staying in the gutter

Fix child poverty – it’s easy.

No Right Turn has a go at Labour, but I’m more interested in this statement. Last election, the Labour party did a good thing. After years of denying that its discriminatory Working For Families “in-work” payment denied assistance to those who needed it most, they listened to the evidence, and agreed to (slowly) universalise it in order to eliminate… Continue reading Fix child poverty – it’s easy.

Inventing BS by quoting half an answer

Idiot/Savant yesterday called the government out on their answer to SCF. Today in Question Time, Finance Minister Bill English refused to hold a public inquiry into the collapse of South Canterbury Finance. His excuse? The government didn’t have the resources to do it. This is just bullshit. Oh, it’s bullshit all right. 3. Hon DAVID… Continue reading Inventing BS by quoting half an answer

How to deliberately misread your opponents motives

First, we frame the debate. Yesterday, the goverment ruled out raising the alcohol excise tax. Today, they’ve thrown the House into extraordinary urgency (which means they sit as long as it takes until the bill is passed) to immediately raise the excise tax on tobacco. The reasons given are the obvious ones – to make… Continue reading How to deliberately misread your opponents motives