Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Voters Need to Know.

Before they can cast an informed vote, our democracy depends on it.

Before the 2011 election Dunne had some policy that emerged from his association with a hunting lobby otherwise it was all about him and his bouffant adornment and proven ability to bat for either side.
Act had a rather harder line on Law and Order some Charter school policy and a pinch of lower personal tax initiatives around smaller government, not a bottom line in sight

Basically nothing vastly at odds with the policy direction of National members to the right of the spectrum.

Mr c has kept pretty staunch on leaving what the tails intending to wag the dog want, until post election.
All very fine around the socialist dogma that underpins all his potential coalition partners where only degree is at issue.

However, over basic policy gulfs that are emerging between Internet/Mana, the Melons and yesterdays declaration by the little old guy from St Mary's Bay over his clear refusal to serve with any party elected on race based rules, it is now apparent Mr c needs to deliver some indications as to where his and presumably his caucus stance actually is.
On where his at present larger party will stand in line with his very oft used phrase around "any government I lead".

Quantitative Easing or printing money to give it the more understandable terminology.
Harry, Hone, Wussel and Met seem comfortable with all the ramification that will emerge as byproduct and if spending promises continue emerging for the next 55 days it will be the only believable way forward for the Hydra.

Power pricing and marketing has a clear and integrated position as to where the two major hydra partners stand

Taxing 'rich pricks' you betcha, nothing to  discus there except for the elephant in the room that is it will have to reach down  into the middle working New Zealand to be of any use in delivering any significant revenue. The mythical rich prick will include down how close to those on the minimum wage who are now included in the description last time the socialists ordained 60k pa as liable, at present almost equal to two people working 40 hrs on the Minimum wage, $59 280.

Deep Sea Drilling, Mr c's mob apparently wish to continue it with more compliance safeguards, The Melons and Hone implacably opposed.
At present ranked 4th in export value for the nation the future of this industry is vital so are we going to grow it or ban it.

Dairy way out in front for income of NZ Inc, the Melons want to constrain it severely, so how much are Mr c and the remainder of the Hydra willing to concede.
They need to enlighten the voter where they stand in wanting vastly increased welfare  in the face of consigning the major generator to significantly reduced taxable options.

The Reserve Bank Act, again many varying degrees of intent yet do any of the Hydra have sufficient knowledge around basic economics and the market to agree on a coherent policy.

National are in a position of strength in these matters in that they have a record of working with the docked tails to give a semblance of unity and stability due to the dominance of numbers among those contributing, plus the surplus MPs creating C & S.
The only hiccup in the last six years occurred over reform of the RMA.

A potential Hydra with say 60% NZLP, 30% Melon and the other 10% politically more moronic, who would know

The 5% in the center of the pendulum swing need to know!

Just brilliant.    Here's the link

Nuff said

An Excellent Dissertation

From Travis Poulson over at Whaleoil.  On how Hamas and a compliant/complicit media deceives the West.  Take particular note of the comparable photos.

Yes, that Hamas.  The one Winston Peters gave $500k of your money.  The one which shoots its citizens and dumps their bodies in a school yard and blomes Israel for the deaths.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014


From October 1972 through until June 1975 I served an extended tour in Singapore.   During that time and for reasons still unknown to me I was made Military Assistant to the Minister of Defence who, by dint of circumstance, was also the Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Arthur Faulkner was old style Labour in the MJS tradition.   He had been a fighter pilot in WW2 and was a Past President of the Labour Party.    AF was easy to work for and treated me well.    I had considerable respect for him and his abilities.

And so it was on one of our trips away that we ended up in Manila as official Guests of the Philippine Government where AF was to 'turn the sod' on our about to be constructed Embassy building.     Midway during the visit we were guests of honour at a formal dinner at the Malacanang Palace hosted by Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos.   It was a glittering occasion with 200 or so of the Government elite filling the room along with the NZL delegation of 6 sans me bringing up the rear.    We were told there would be 'entertainment' provided during the course of the meal.

The entertainment started straight after the entree.   There was silence in the room as Imelda stood up and launched into a rendition of 'Home on the Range'.  Now, one of my favourite TV programmes was/is 'Allo 'Allo and devotees of that series will well recall the ability of Madam Edith to charm her patrons with song.   I have to report that Imelda could not hold a candle to Madam Edith.    More remarkable was to see 200 of the Philippine elite stand up (some on their chairs) and applaud like their lives depended on it (probably did) and call for more.

And there was.  One more then and two after the main course and again before dessert including a remarkable 'I'm dreaming of a White Christmas' and each time the audience cheered wildly and again called for more.    Protocol dictated that the Minister and the Ambassador should clap politely.   All Derek Round (NZPA journalist attached to our party) and I did was to put up our hands and beckon a wine waiter for refills of some very average wine.    It was a very long and certainly unforgettable night.

I think that after forty years it is probably safe to tell that particular story.   No, I was not invited into her bedroom to see her shoes.  


So much for the hypocritical beating from Labour about National doing 'deals' in Epsom and Ohariru (leaving aside the fact that MMP is all about doing deals).   It is now clear the Cunliffe and Labour, have done exactly that and conceded Te Tai Tokerau to Hone in a deal that should let the Mana/Internet Party come in with three MPs (based on their current pollling).

What's the evidence for that?     Well, the Vet and Mrs Vet took a trip up to Kaitaia on Saturday for a meeting of the Far North Vietnam veterans.    On the way up we encountered numerous National Party signs; a sad looking half sign promoting Labour's Northand candidate; two signs from a weird mob called Focus New Zealand (whose leader believes the Reserve Bank is foreign owned ... now where have we heard that before?); a heap of signs from Hone (all replete with the Parliamentary logo), but from Kelvin Davis, the Te Tai Tokerau Labour candidate, zip zero nothing, nothing at all.

And I am told suma suma in the southern part of the electorate.

Many contributors to this blog (and others) had placed some store on Kelvin Davis (good man, wrong Party) giving Hone a decent run for his money.    That might have happened if the Maori Party had thought and acted strategically and not put up a candidate to split the anti Hone vote.    But now it's clear that Cunliffe and Labour have pulled the rug from Davis as a serious player and prostituted themselves to a bunch of hard left racists and a confused (as in multiple waka jumper) ex MP all financed by and beholden to krim.con in order to cobble together a coalition of the Centre-Left, the Left, the Green Left, the racist Left and the harder Left.  

Clearly Labour has supped long and hard from the cup of Groucho Marx when he said "The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing.   If you can fake that, you've got it made".

Don't Frighten Young Children - Updated

I've just seen one of Colin Craig's election posters and I must say he could have chosen a better picture of himself.   Those bulging eyes boring right through the camera are anything but attractive and rather than attract voters will scare young children.

Now, where have I seen a face like that before?

I'm grateful to JC for this link.

Psycho (not milt)

Where oh where?

Oh yes!

At least this habitual liar had enough brains to use photoshop.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Foolish and Naive

Adolf has been engaged for some weeks in a polite discussion with The Vet on the value of an accommodation with Mr Craig and his party.

Initially Adolf held the view that in thee event of  tight result,it would be better to have an extra coat-tailer from Mr Craig's lot that it would to be at Peters' beck and call.   While, in principle, I still old that view, during recent days the utterances of Mr Craig seemed more and more to indicate that those who called him 'flakey and impossible' might be right.  Mr Craig certainly sealed his fate when he said yesterday he could happily work with labour.


I've changed my mind and I'm glad Mr Key has given the heave ho to the foolish and naive Mr Craig.

Does he not realise that his much vaunted Citizens Initiated Referenda have been irrevocably tarnished by the appalling antics of the Greens who used tax payers' money to buy the requisite number of signatures for an Assets Sales referendum?

Citizens Initiated indeed!!!!!

What Is It?.......

....... that makes people do this?

Adolf went shopping for some bigs and bobs at Wollworths this morning.  Chocolate was on special so I thought I'd buy a bar for The Cook.  The first block on the shelf had been opened, the first two blocks removed and the pack put back on the shelf.

Words fail me.

More "WE Know Best" From a Melon!

Hot on the heels of an announcement that "the Melons will ban deepsea drilling" the increasingly desperate and manipulative communist from Queensland  now wishes to specify the path for a vessel navigating our coastal waters.

The totally false claim he will be in a position of sufficient power in any coalition option apparent in the current landscape when the only likely leading and therefore dominant party to promote his wet dream have come out with a policy of allowing DSD to happen under tighter controls, should have been instantly dismissed by the public and certainly the MSM as the grandstanding it was.

The matter of sealanes for coastal shipping in the light of the 'Rena' grounding was even more outrageous. and bizarre.
I am not a master mariner in fact I do not venture from harbour waters but I assume when a Ship Master plots a course between two points he will take account of hazards first then winds, currents, swells and time available just as a pilot of an aeroplane plots a course similarly only removing swells for turbulence and including  height.

So I guess what the dopey melon is trying to mine for relevance is the simple yet obvious fact that the 'Rena" should have been "forced" by legislation" to avoid the Astrolabe Reef.
Totally radical eh.

FFS melon Dr unable to negotiate Political Waters with sufficient displayed ability to convince more than around 12% of voters of such ability, how in the name of everything precious would your compulsory directive  under your stupid additional law have prevented the monumental stupidity and negligence that caused the grounding of the 'Rena'.
The driver in that sad and very expensive incident for many, was clearly not present, mentally or Physically or both, it was off course to reach Tauranga and all the legislation in the world would not have prevented that totally avoidable disaster.

I am surprised that in the afterglow of the recent documentary on the recovery mission to Erebus the dopy idjit is not calling for legislation banning aircraft from flying into mountains, then there is the simple but far more common behavior around vehicle drivers hitting Power poles surely we need a law prohibiting that.
Hello, hello is anyone home at the melon circus.

Ele @ homepaddock, gave us a delightful little tale under Saturday Smiles that warrants repeating;

A magician had a job on a cruise liner, entertaining the passengers with a nightly show. She was a very clever performer and there was always a full house at all her performances.
Life was sweet. The money was rolling in, she had one of the best cabins, ate the best food, mixed with the best people, until one day the captain bought a parrot.
The highlight of the parrot’s day was going along to see the magician in action in the evening. During the magician’s performances, the parrot would watch her very carefully during each trick, and immediately after the magician had completed the trick the parrot would call out in a loud squark, “It’s up her sleeve, it’s up her sleeve,” or, “It’s under her hat, it’s under her hat,” ruining the magician’s trick.
Well life was no longer as sweet and the magician started to struggle to satisfy the passengers. She naturally got very tired of the parrot and began to think of ways to thwart it.
Before she could put his plan into action, one night in the middle of the magician’s performances, the ship hit an iceberg and sank.
The magician managed to swim to a raft, climbed aboard and collapsed. The parrot flew towards the magician and perched on the edge of the raft and stared at her.
For a whole day the magician remained unconscious, and all this time the parrot kept its eyes on her. Eventually the magician started to stir, and looked up not really knowing where she was or what had happened.
She eventually found enough energy to sit up and then noticed the parrot, which had kept its eyes focussed on her all this time.
“Alright I give up …” chirped the parrot, “… what have you done with the ship?”

That was funny, the Head honcho male Melon is anything but, however a parrot he may well be.

Sunday, July 27, 2014


The Colmar Brunton TV1 News poll released a few minutes ago on Q&A shows John Key up 1% to 48% as preferred PM while the 'nice' Mr Cunliffe drops 2% to just 8%.   That has to be devastating for Labour.

In politics perception can very quickly become reality.    Were the result to morph over and be reflected in the Party vote and you might well see the Greens at say 22%, Labour at 20%, Winston First at 6% and the Internet/Mana Party at 3% and get 'Wussel' and the 'Sheila' as Joint Prime Ministers.

More likely though Labour at 26% + Greens at 16% plus Winston first at 6% and Internet/Mana at 3% and Cunliffe as PM but held completely beholden and ransom to the Greens.

Scenario #1 is when you wake up in cold sweat.   Scenario #2 is my nightmare.  

Couldn't Happen Here

We do not have Medicare!!

This came to my inbox from an expat Aussie who in an uncomplicated way serves her adopted country to a level that should shame every bloody citizen of this country.

AUSTRALIAN LETTER - Maybe the sender might have been upset!
This is an actual letter sent to the DFAT (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade) Immigration Minister.  The Government tried desperately to censure the author, but got nowhere because every legal person who read it couldn’t stop laughing ! 

Dear Mr Minister, 

I'm in the process of renewing my passport, and still cannot believe this 

How is it that K-Mart has my address and telephone number, and knows that I bought a television set and golf clubs and condoms from them back in 1997, and yet the Federal Government is still asking me where I was born 
and on what date ? 

Do you guys do this by hand ? 

My birth date you have in my Medicare information, and it is on all the income tax forms I've filed for the past 40 years. 

It is also on my driver's licence, on the last eight passports I've ever had, on all those stupid customs declaration forms I've had to fill out before being allowed off planes
over the past 30 years. 

It's also on all those insufferable census forms that I've filled out every 5 years since 1966. 

Also... would somebody please take note, once and for all, that my mother's name is Audrey, my father's name is Jack, and I'd be absolutely bloody astounded if that ever 
changed between now and when I drop dead !!! 

SHIT! What do you people do with all this information we keep having to provide? 

I apologise, Mr. Minister. But I'm really pissed off this morning.

Between you and me, I've had enough of all this bullshit! 

You send the application to my house, then you ask me for my bloody address!

What the hell is going on with your mob? Have you got a gang of mindless Neanderthal arseholes working there! 

And another thing, look at my damn picture. Do I look like Bin Laden? I can't even grow a beard for God's sakes. I just want to go to New Zealand and see my new granddaughter.  (Yes, my son interbred with a Kiwi girl).  And would someone please tell me, why would you give a shit whether or not I plan on visiting a farm in the next 15 days? In the unlikely event I ever got the urge to do something weird to a sheep or a horse, believe you me, I'd sure as hell not want to tell anyone! 

Well, I have to go now, 'cause I have to go to the other side of Sydney , and get another bloody copy of my birth certificate - and to part with another $80 for the privilege of accessing MY OWN INFORMATION! 

Would it be so complicated to have all the services in the same spot, to assist in the issuance of a new passport on the same day? 

Nooooo…that'd be too bloody easy and makes far too much sense. 

You would much prefer to have us running all over the bloody place like chickens with our heads cut off, and then having to find some 'high-society' wanker to confirm that it's really me in the goddamn photo! You know the photo... the one where we're not allowed to smile? bloody morons. 

Signed - An Irate Australian Citizen. 

P.S. Remember what I said above about the picture, and getting someone in 'high-society' to confirm that it's me?                                                                           
Well, my family has been in this country since before 1820! In 1856, one of my forefathers took up arms with Peter Lalor.  (You do remember the Eureka Stockade!) 

I have also served in both the CMF and regular Army for something over 30 years (I went to Vietnam in 1967), and still have high security clearances. I'm also a personal friend of the president of the RSL....Lt General Peter Cosgrove sends me a Christmas card each year. 

However, your rules require that I have to get someone "important" to verify who I am; you know...someone like my doctor - WHO WAS BORN AND RAISED IN BLOODY PAKISTAN!...a country where they either assassinate or hang their ex-Prime Ministers - and are suspended from 
the Commonwealth and United Nations for not having the "right sort of government".. 

You are all pen-pushing, paper-shuffling, space & time wasting bloody idiots!

And they are regarded as the lucky country.
Thanks Jan you deserved that award in so many ways.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

It Will Happen So believe It.

Another major procedural step in solving the superating sore that is safe practical and affordable access between Northland and Auckland.

And the greens and their great red hope for the treasury benches are squealing like stuck pigs while  promoting clinically stupid alternatives. A notable exception being the one among their number with the political nous and the common sense on the issues involved, both commercial and social, Kelvin Davis, NZLP candidate for Te Tai Tokerau

Rail freight is monumentally inadequate and inefficient in most cases for heavy freight movement and in the case here will require eyewatering money to bring it up to viability
SH 1 Warkworth to Puhoi is manifestly inadequate and dangerous at much of the time during work times and dangerous and congested during holiday times.
Claims that a fourlane Highway will be redundant when completed are equally out of touch, in the same basket as AGW disaster, Peakoil and every other brain fart the terminally stupid offer as voter bait.
The commercial and social connections between the winterless North and the largest NZ metro center will grow massively and only bureaucratic interventions will slow it.
Nothing will stop it.

Forget Rail, for an alternative to road transport, think coastal shipping so long as union exploitation of its involvement is constrained.

Believe it, it's happening, good one Kelvin Davis, give Hadfield his beans as you go.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Compulsory Maori Language.

Debate has emerged from secondary principals concern at numeracy and literacy among year nine children arriving at their levels with insufficient skills to fully engage the work and some needing remedial learning.
Random observations from specialist subject educators echo what the secondary principals are saying at entry levels for Tertiary study, notably engineering and the law.

Contemporaneously we have election year calls to expand the now widely taught rudimentary te reo skills at primary levels.

How to merge those two claims when the second would seem to likely constrain the former.

At present it is claimed children can "count" to ten in te reo  Tahi.  Rua.  Toru. Whā.  Rima. Ono. Whitu.  Waru.  Iwa.  Tekau,  yet it would be reasonable to believe that skill is completely bereft of comprehension as to what that string of te reo, too often actually means in mathematics.

So it would appear that those calling for compulsory te reo will need to establish significant quantitative measures as to how far they wish to push that desire .

The measurable barriers to learning at year nine in english and maths skill levels seem to indicate sufficient problems already apparent with the curriculum load in place.

My maternal grandmother came from Scotland with very little English but fluent in Gaelic and I have always had nostalgic urges to have been afforded opportunity to learn rudimentary skill in that treasure so I have a fleeting regard as to what te reo speakers are wishing to preserve but pragmatism has me seeing it was something that had to come by way of family and input outside basic education construct not crowded into an already struggling and over loaded curriculum.

I recall a discussion during a golf round  many many moons ago in a four  that included a primary principal and curriculum expansion arose as the topic.
Ken's immediate and quite vehement contribution was something that had never occurred to me until then but is now more relevant than ever.
"Our masters and rulers are for ever adding to the curriculum but they never address in any way, a review, of what exists to create space for  additions, we just have to make it happen" and that was 40 years ago.

How about instead of the politically attractive to some, broad brush wish, how about some what, when, and how much. I for one consider there may be quite enough already under a voluntary regime responding to the wishes of local parents for their children.

Maybe Gerry Did Us A Favour

This lithe individual slipped through an exit door not available for Public use with two aids accompanying him, in breach of Airport Security.

He has gone through a charade of penance and The PM has accepted his wrongdoing with the sanctions he may face in place and refused his tendered resignation from his portfolios one of which relating to Civil aviation he has relinquished.

If security at that Airport was deficient then has Big Thick Gerry not done all who travel by air a service in that the security was far too easy to breach.

I mean, slipped through an exit door, rushing to catch a plane, hurrying through the airport, gimme a break. Has anyone making such bizarre comments actually seen BGB just get up in the house to raise a point of order?

One wag on talkback suggested Gerry could have been held hostage by the two aids, why would anyone do that???  Ransom at what value?? just getting rid of him before he wanted to eat would place such a scenario firmly in the "unbelievable" file.

All that said IMHO he has delivered in Hearts for Christchurch and Canterbury on the omni-shambles bequeathed by the over 10 000 seismic events that have been and still are causing serious problems for the people who remain here.

Thursday, July 24, 2014


Lets be very clear.   I don't support capital punishment with the caveat the life imprisonment must really mean life imprisonment.   

It's certainly grist to the mill for opponents of capital punishment in the United States when an execution (by lethal injection)  takes almost two hours ... you can read it all here.     The report has it that Joseph Wood apparently gasped more than 600 times before being pronounced dead.

Many more botched attempts (and there have been a number recently) may well mean the pressure for a moratorium on executions will become too much for American legislators to ignore.     

If America is determined to have capital punishment then just why their fixation on 'scientific' ways of killing sure beats me.   What's wrong with the guillotine pray tell?     Cheep and quick and not too much to go wrong.

But others will have differing views.



Well TVOne Is Concentrating On The Big Things.

Petrie and Dallow were clearly on the edge of their seats.

The late News promos feature the one story around Big Gerry as the only bait story.

Corin Dann virtually  wetting himself over Brownlie being completely and utterly stupid, manning up, saying sorry and offering to resign his Transport Portfolio.
Rejected in absolute fashion by the PM.

Meanwhile on "Gilligans Island" Mr c reverses himself on what he KNEW when he met with Clutha Southland candidate for labour Liz Craig and the man who must not be identified for lunch in Qtown one week ago and nothing, zip, nada, zero, completely ignored.

Corrin did you need Brownlie in stocks, resigned from parliament, and totally destroyed while Mr c adopts position number four in 6 days over "what he really did know" about an admitted sex offender, who pleaded guilty to a charge in the Dunedin District Court to a charge of performing an indecent act intended to insult or offend a woman,  so soon after his ridiculous mea culpa on behalf of all males at "rape crisis" and there is no issue??
Brownlie would be close to numero uno through CHC domestic, yes he evaded security, was not wearing a turban, was not carrying a kalashnikov and bypassed security. FFS one of my most used departure points flying domestic in NZ is NPR and had Big Gerry been as described above he could well pass unchallenged there.

The serious story was that Brownlie was able to evade security with apparent ease so why not concentrate on that serious angle with the big guys stupid action as a side story, no it was "a hit opportunity on team blue" and you call yourself a professional journalist, pfft.
Pull the other one Corrie, leaving the red tie off does not mean you have no bias to Team Red, have your pulse, BP and breath rate returned to normal resting numbers yet

The wannabe PM Cunliffe wants the electorate to accept he can perform at the top level, his latest changing story around lunch last Thursday indicates further doubt as to his ability to pass muster, that Mr Corrin Dann was the more important story.
You and your equally supercilious journos assisted with relish, the destruction of Don Brash when he was nowhere near as bumbling and casual around policy positions as Mr c demonstrates daily, do your freakin jobs.
Cripes xxxxNorman was positively statesmanlike when asked for comment.

ps nice feint to kick Mr c in the nuts by Hosking when signing off from Seven Sharp apropos the rejection by team Cunliffe for the TV debates, I guess they would prefer Linda Clarke or Martyn Bradbury, here's hoping TVOne management are staunch.
Hosking summed his role up accurately.


I see Mr Brownlie has been a tad naughty caught skipping airport security at Christchurch ... silly boy.   But hardly a hanging offense and the PM was right in not accepting his resignation.    See too that Chester Burrows was clocked at 11k over the speed limit just outside Patea .... put his hand up and copped the fine.  There but for the grace of God go all of us (some more times than others). 

But I again reiterate my concern that security checks when travelling domestically within NZL are a farce and an expensive farce at that (yes, I know they are imposed by international agreement) but that doesn't stop them being a farce.    Take Auckland Domestic Airport ... at one end of the building and travelling on a main trunk route you get the full Monty.   At the other end and for passengers on regional services you walk through unchallenged.     

Reminds me that the only time (that I am aware of) where a passenger has attacked a pilot was on a regional link service out of Woodbourne ... where there is no security ... sigh.

Pay your $200 (or whatever) fine Mr Brownlie and learn.    


The EU Will Tax It

A gigantic fart machine is being prepared on the cliffs of Dover.  Of course it is aimed at France.

All seems a bit pointless really.  A better result might have been achieved by tipping a bucketful of iron sulphate into each of fifty 200l barrels of dilute hydrochloric acid on a day when the wind is heading toward Paris.

South Seas Paradox

New Zealand currently is the envy of the Western World for it's economic performance - credit to Bill English and John key.

New Zealand currently is derided by the Western World for it's political shambles - thanks to Harawira, DotKrim and Cunliffe.

The world holds its breath, wondering whether Kiwis are stupid enough to replace a responsible, sensible and successful government with a brain dead, illiterate street mob.


Thats A Bit Back To Front, Team Red.

Complaining about the "ref" is pretty normal but after the game, surely.

Labour are getting in early and complaining about TVNZ appointing Hosking as moderator for the upcoming Political debates.

I suppose if it had been Shane Taurima or Corrin Dann it would have been OK.

Most sportspeople I know understand it is more likely to bite your arse to bitch about the ref prior, it can make them cross.

As for TV3 I guess Little Creep Campbell is more worried about Key than the other way around.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Yet another random Question.

If Mr "F" turns up wanting to borrow my lawn mower am I breaking the suppression order to tell him to enjoy sex and travel, as he is no longer welcome here because my missus is more than happy with my current form.
Sorry you cant reply and I am just indulging myself.

I note though on another matter The Crown is to appeal Little Miss Cunningham's demented decision on the matter of Discharge without conviction for the second in line to the Tainui Naughty Chair.

I wonder if anyone is concerned with any of Judge Saunders equally strange offerings, particularly over a Prominent New Zealander who had Lunch with the wannabe PM in Qtown last Thursday.

Two basic rules around lies and untruths.

Remember the lies totally as they have hopefully replaced the truth and always make them deniable as to source and substance.

Followers of the Standard and The Daily Blog blunder along with that meme applied to their work but for some inexplicably reasonable explanation Mr c, who has acolytes from both stables in his immediate entourage, has his train wreck is still on the rails and not slowing noticeably
Mr c is a very sorry excuse for a man, a leader, a politician, and would have in his very being most of the qualifications for a "Chinless scarf wearer", just a different model from a different church and accusers.

He planned a few days on a skiing holiday to Qtown with his family, "so what", not what I would have done in any like business situation when making my way in life and  that alone is something that I regret looking back. I was convinced then that my achievements were more important than family on just too many occasions.

Up until then  Mr c had no problems, one week on, his management of that week has generated a virtual "B" train Curtain Sider load of adverse imagery in the media and subsequently in the minds of many more electors.

David had "The Flu", that is the common abbreviation for the influenza virus, a debilitating energy sapping viral invasion of the body that can have a fatal outcome.
The old adage is still very accurate; Treat it with every  known "cure" it will be over in seven days, rest, maintain fluids and it will only last a week.
"Man flu" is just a feminist put down and along with confusion with the milder Headcold, not as debilitating that can't be overcome in a few days, sometimes if luck accompanies 24 hours will do it.
So David was it The Flu or a head cold, everyone understands the difference and If I had had the flu, skiing would not appeal ever. Maybe struggle up a mountain warmly clad and ambulant to support Mum and the kids skiing yes but two days on the slopes at his age after the Flu not very likely.

Meeting the Prominent New Zealander for a lunch on the Thursday when there were very few tech savvy ( and that includes a dumbarse like me) who did not  know exactly who Mr "F" was, at least by the Tuesday of that week. Claiming otherwise about as likely as a 'ba mitzvah' in a Saudi Mosque.
That no-one in Thumbhead's circle could see how it would pan out in the aftermath of his pathetic "sorry" at Rape crisis and/or the ongoing saga around the Malaysian Embassy staffer debacle, indicates either mind boggling incompetence or a fatal arrogant disregard for political reality.

According to reports yesterday, questions were asked when T P NZer asked for the date with Mr c and the Clutha Southland NZLP Candidate,  Liz Craig, so prepping for that meeting with you know who with his suppression matters, the related charges laid and admitted,  previous tribal loyalties and the person in question should have had red (scuse the pun) flags on every post in sight.

Pots and Kettles

The Ockers are complaining about local businesses being given preference in tenders for the Christchurch rebuild.

Funny that.

When I was doing business in Western Australia some years ago, all West Australian state government tenders carried a clause noting a ten percent preferential treatment for Western Australia based tenderers.

It Will Never Be "FREE" Dam It!!

While driving North on Monday I was enduring Danny Watson.

Now I accept Politicians have scant regard for discussing the world we the peasants live in and use inane buzzwords, spin and obfuscation in promulgating their messages on policy and in the case of Government the resulting actions.

There is absolutely no excuse for Op-Ed people such as Watson to just repeat that totally false garbage for hours on end as fact. He and his other opinionated "D"  listers should challenge, examine and where appropriate pick such banal rubbish apart to a point of total demolition if necessary.
There is plenty of dead air time with news bulletins and adbreaks for a bit of research.

What had me reaching for the off button was Watson's mindless repetition and continual requesting listeners to comment on Turei's policy announcement on lowering the age of entitlement for "TAXPAYER FUNDED" preschool education to two years of age at a cost of $30 000 000 to the Hydra Government. Never once did he challenge the announced "Free" bribe apart from occasionally mentioning the sartorially splendid jade adorned one admitting, apparently, she did not have any idea where the funding was to be found.

Some of the matters Watson could have explored:

It is often claimed that the existing three year old target is often a mirage and some wait over a year for a place to become available ie their child is nearer or more than four years old.

It will not just be the charade of 'Free at Two' to be paid for, Buildings, training for additional staff, access, and a mountain of extra facilities necessary to cope with the entirely different animal that is the two yo as opposed to the present three and more often than not in reality, four yo.

Never once did he attempt to differentiate the claimed "Free" from the absolutely factual taxpayer fully subsidised cost of the bribe to be funded by older Taxpayers who had already paid the full costs of their spawn, those who cannot or choose not to, have children, and the responsible young not yet blessed with children to care for.

It was not Free, it would cost well in excess of thirty million and more than likely would not be a reality until the ex anarchist has long left the parliament if ever, and that is completely ignoring the true situation around her desperate bribe never being launched let alone finalised because of the chaotic policy dilution and modification that the wonderful MMP delivers to the electorate.
Minor parties can offer outrageous bribes in the knowledge that implementation and being held to account will never happen.

Much of the over two hours should have been required to carry all the legal obligations that apply to 'Party Political Adverts'.
That said Danny, you did an admirable job for the Melons, they should be eternally grateful.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A Changing Landscape.

I have just traveled from here in Paradise to the southern hinterland of the Kaikoura electorate and return, some observations on the Political Signage images on a rather random zig zag trip in the last 24 hours

Here on Banks Peninsula several Blue signs mainly generic National with the message and the Leader, none for Amy Adams her self, and a total absence of any other.

Out through western City and a noticeable lack, but I do tend to watch the road more when its busy.
Back to the CBD a few with Nikki Wagner and with her leader some Nat generic with and without the PM and one solitary of the gambling commission guy Adam Milne from memory, replete with red block color and NZLP logo.
Further East Poto Williams now home turf.
Why do they accept bloody sign plastered vehicles to creaate an image. I was less than impressed with the driver of her advert painted car that seemed to be not required to comply with yellow lines. Noticed a few red including Williams mugshot and name with traditional NZLP livery.
Saw nothing from the Nat candidate Joanne Hayes who went up against Curran in Dunedin Sth three years ago.

Then North into Waimakariri via Kaiapoi to get a Big Mac, a lab stronghold for Cosgrove who was narrowly defeated in 2011 by ex cabinet Minister and now quitting the contest Kate Wilkinson.
There the signage battle is intense and saturated but with a twist.
Mathew Doocey who lost to Williams in Dalziels fortress when she decamped for her sofar very ordinary Mayoralty jaunt.
Having won the nod for the Nats to go against Cosgrove in 2014 it is the main event in Canterbury. Lots of Blue signs with Key and Doocey, Key on his own but all with lots of blue and the National logo and the central messages
Mr Cosgrove has pretty much equal volumes of what some regard as pollution but with a couple of significant differences.
Clayt has abandoned the traditional Red block color background for his airbrushed image, and plumped for white, absolutely no NZLP message or his great back on track Messaiah or the policy message, just a very small NZLP with the fern frond in red bottom rt cnr.
"Clayton Cosgrove working for you" Lucky for the small man there is no requirement for truth in political advertising, the guy is working for Mr Clayton Cosgrove solely

Then on into the southern reaches of Kaikoura where Marlborough Vintner Stuart Smith has replaced a popular Colin King and for Labour who surprisingly (LOL) went outside the electorate for a parachute candidate from Fielding Jannette Walker.
It was definitely "what election", another country in fact.

Absolutely nothing, zip , zero, nada of the Messaiah, or the Red policy message on the whole trip.

It had a total absence of tribal Labour and a complete vacant lot for all the other players.
It is as if apart from Clayt who needs to win the seat to ensure his return to the trough, the battle field has been abandoned to team Blue.

Early days I know but that was Canterbury as I saw it.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

ON MH 17

I don't propose to comment in any substantial way on the downing of MH 17.    It will come down to a standoff between the Ukrainian Government and Russia and the Russian backed rebel fighters in the Eastern Ukraine of the 'yes you did' ... 'no we didn't, you did' variety.    

What we do know is that the crash site is now completely contaminated and compromised to the point where, if the rebels were to blame, the evidence is probably long gone.   One would not expect too much from the CVR or the FDR (now apparently in Russian hands).   Of more interest would be the trace elements of any missile fragments/explosives found on the wreckage.      If they are found who is to say they have not been planted.

What interests me more is just why MH 17 was transiting a war zone where, just days previously, a Ukrainian Airforce SU 25 fighter and a AN 26 transport plane had been shot down.    We do know that a number of airlines including Air France, Lufthansa and Qantas had rerouted their aircraft away from eastern Ukrainian airspace so why not Malaysian Airlines?

It comes down to cost.   The rerouting is estimated to cost approx USD1,500 in additional fuel.    So now we know the worth of the 298 passengers and crew = $5.03.    Malaysian Airlines ought to be pilloried for putting dollars before airline safety.    One suspects they will be. 



on the latest Herald Digipoll with Labour dropping to a fifteen year low.

National 54.9 (up 4.5 points since June)
Labour 26.5 (down 4)
Greens 9.9 (down 0.8)
NZ First 4.6 (up 1)
Internet Mana 2.2 (up 0.8)
Conservatives 1.2 (down 0.3)
Maori Party 0.5 (down 0.3)
Act 0 (down 0.7)
United Future 0 (down 0.1)
Legalise Cannabis 0.1 (up 0.1

The poll of 750 decided voters was taken over the period 10-17 July.   Undecided voters were 11.5%.   It has an moe of +/- 3.6%.

There Is Just Nowhere To Hide.

It is reported the SST has an item about serious discontent over Mr c, his leadership or should that be lack of, highlighted by his departure for a week skiing in Qtown two months from a General Election.

On the border regions of two very Blue seats of Waitaki and Clutha Southland, I would assume very few uncommitted votes around there so the angst and gutted worker bees discontent will be palpable, perhaps not around Frazer House as they are tits just like you.
No, the problem is among the already disillusioned troops who are already struggling to raise the energy and effort to do what you, Mr c,  think unnecessary, get out and do the hard yards.
Clearly The Cunliffe believed implicitly his work was done when he garnered the majority support of his Members and the Union puppet masters when amid a sea of red, under photos of NZLP greats he was not fit to shine the shoes of, clutching a bunch of red roses( they also have thorns you supercilious thick prick) , he claimed the battle and the war.

This is not a Football Friendly Mr c it is for the title and although Blackadder's Crusaders earned a week off Jamie Joseph's mighty Highlanders had their work cut out and they came up short.
Just as you Mr c have taken yet another giant step to achieving.
Poor old Mr c, continuing the Super rugby analogy, The Crusaders won the conference.

In all wars up until the Korean war in the fifties, what was actually happening on the battlefield was a mystery to all even many military commanders and political leaders, due to a combination of censorship and propaganda using slow and chaotic news gathering.
Viet Nam was a seachange in that war came to the lounge via TV, hell Desert Storm and subsequent wars were almost aligned to scheduled news shows.

It is exactly the same for political battles, oh sure propaganda, censorship and manipulation of the media are still very influential if not crucial but one certainty is now front and center.

There is absolutely nowhere to hide.
And in plain sight on the Mountains of the Great Southern Playground, Mr c, an epic fail.
Sheesh, at least your mentor and now hopefully long gone leader H1 when also enjoying the splendor, the invigorating euphoria and the isolation of the mountains, she would never have "gone skiing in Qtown" and never sixty days out from a battle for her political survival.

Is the Messiah thick, stupid or just plain old arrogant with a spoonful of Narcissism for flavor, whatever, the proof will be in the pudding and it is looking increasingly cold, glutinous, mouldy and unpalatable to more and more diners as, each day passes.

Saturday, July 19, 2014


Christine Rankin's statement to her Party Conference here that they could work equally with either Labour or National.

Can I invite some apologist for that Party to give me a semi-coherent reason why National should throw them East Coast Bays on the chance they could ditch John Key and throw their hat in with the Labour in a Labour/Green/Winston First/Mana/Internet Party coalition.   This election is going to be close, despite what the polls say, and just why National should take the chance with a mob that could just as easily go with the dark side of politics sure beats the hell out of me.

It's shades of Winston First without the makeup on.      At least with ACT and United Future you know who they're supporting.

You will note Rankin's claim that the Conservatives polled 80.000 votes last time round and only 40,000 short of the 'magic' 5%.     In actual fact they polled 59,237 votes or 2.65%.    That was 52,530 votes short.    So, in addition to wondering whether man really landed on the moon and whether chemtrails can make you sterile it appears they don't 'do' maths.     That's comforting for a party that advocates for a flat tax regime.

The so called Conservatives are just too flaky for National to take a chance with them.