Yes, Cullen Did Say That

“I’ve not merely stolen their fox, I’ve eviscerated it, strangled it, and thrown it into their back garden.” That’s how Cullen described his last budget. So comforting to know that our finance minister thinks of himself as the political equivalent of the local psycho teenage bully. Cullen always delivers his budget in a new suit.… Continue reading Yes, Cullen Did Say That


Today Michael Cullen tried to imply that John Key’s employment in Merrill-Lynch meant that, because that company failed 8 years after he left, he was unfit to be PM. Frankly, when Key called this for what it was – pitiful – I don’t think I’ve ever seen the guy with a wider grin. Key normally… Continue reading Ouch

More thoughts on the Budget

1. My biggest thought to night is that perhaps this budget will make people realize that, even with massive amounts of money at it’s disposal, government can not do everything. Schools for example are complaining that they are still going to raise vast amounts of money to run their operations. Remember, the $10,800,000,000 being spent… Continue reading More thoughts on the Budget

Wikipedia on Labour

Wikipedia articles on Clark and Cullen are terrible, they read like they’re written by the party, with just enough given to keep them within acceptable wikipedia practice. Cullen’s looks like it’s about 5 years old when people thought he’s be ok for business, and makes no reference at all to give tax cuts. Clark’s has… Continue reading Wikipedia on Labour

Finally Found It

Finally found the quote I was looking for last week. Contrast this with our current government: George Washington, who took pride in his self-control, lost his temper completely when someone told him that a decision he was going to make could cost him re-election as President. He blew up at the suggestion that he wanted… Continue reading Finally Found It