No Right Turn spews hatred while talking about the US reforms. Oh, there may be some waiting if surgery is “voluntary” (meaning “not immediately life-threatening”), but that’s the general principle. Healthcare is seen as a public good, like sewers and a fire service and a welfare system – something necessary for people to get on… Continue reading Private Health Care – For the “Stupid”
No Right Turn makes a fair point. The government has released some of the background geologists reports on areas it wants to remove from the protection of schedule 4 and mine. The one on the Parakawai Ecological Area [PDF] makes interesting reading. It identifies the primary resource in the area as “aggregate”. Yes, that’s right… Continue reading Spite.
I’ve been amused at No Right Turn’s outburst of violent rhetoric on the “sterilisation for deadbeats” suggestion. (Semper Vita have a good list of reasons why it’s a bad idea.) Maybe it’s something to do with his support for ripping the limbs off tiny babies, or enabling murder of helpless elderly grandparents… Worse, in that… Continue reading The mixed standards of the left
No Right Turn lashes out at the Obama administration for not calling the attack on the IRS “terrorism”. This morning, a man crashed a plane into an IRS building in Austin, Texas. He left behind a manifesto, an angry rant which made it clear his actions were based on libertarian / [tea party] ideology. US… Continue reading Yes, It’s Terrorism, but where from?
From Idiot/Savant: Update: And according to the Herald, Henry has made the usual non-apology, “apologising” that “ome[sic] people have taken what I said in a way that I never intended”. In other words, its not his fault – its ours for being “hypersensitive”. What a prick. Tuck that one under your hat for the future…… Continue reading Quote of the Day
No Right Turn lashes out at Bob McCoskrie. Family First’s Bob McCoskrie on the upcoming MMP referendum: “The question ‘do voters want to retain MMP’ is confusing because a voter wanting change in the Electoral system will have to vote NO,” says Bob McCoskrie. “It’s a pretty weird referendum when yes means no and no… Continue reading Oh you have got to be kidding
(This post was somehow published while I made revisions – sorry to those who saw the first version) There comes a point where political point scoring and twisting crosses the line and just becomes casual lying. Idiot/Savant has done this a lot recently with the Section 59 debate, but he’s also doing it in other… Continue reading Fine for Parking Here
What on earth can you say about people who think like this? But there’s another…, to oppose social distinction and knighthoods: because they kill people. That was the conclusion of the famous Whitehall II study, which found that social distinction in and of itself led to a gradient of health, with those at the bottom… Continue reading To Transfer to Political Left, Take Wall, Apply Head violently Multiple times
Does anyone understand this? According to Gerry Brownlee, “bright sparks” is now a term of abuse. I guess National really is the party of stupidity. I only ask because the linked press release only uses the term in it’s common sarcastic sense. Nowhere does Brownlee define it as a term of abuse. I’m sure I’ve… Continue reading I don’t get it
Last year, Idiot/Savant spat the dummy and turned off comments after posting this. Yesterday in the House, National MP Jonathan Coleman Nick Smith abused Judith Tizard by implying she was a witch and telling her to get back on her “broomstick”. For those like DPF who seem to be having a problem understanding why this… Continue reading Spit the Dummy over This