Sunday, September 30, 2007
That is a remarkable and disgracefully high percentage of our cabs which are shonky. How can it be so? Is there not rigorous checking of taxis by our illustrious authorities? Were they all asleep?
Who is the cabinet minister who can be asked to resign over this debacle?
Adolf wonders whether the flash cabs like Corporate and Regency were in amongst the 52 junk heaps or was it only the el cheapos?
For a number of years I got up at 0430 for 300 days of the year to milk cows and as a result I still get up pretty much at sun up. The early morning is MY time of the day and these buggers have stolen an hour of it from me.
Not only that but today I actually feel jet lagged but I never got the three bottles of duty free malt.
Worse still, it means that sometimes in summer I'm going to bed while it's still light. And all for what? So that a few liberals can slurp chardonnay for an hour longer each evening before they stumble off to their alcohol induced dreams of socialist nirvana?
According to Michelle Malkin, MoveOn is trying to monster Democrats who have made plain their displeasure at such a lamentably foolish attempt to smear the character of a reputable senior military officer.
Here are some of the Tee Shirts being sold online, not by Republicans but by Democrats who are waking up to the insanity of the liberal fundamentalist extremists who populate the American left.
Go ahead, MoveOn.org. Suuuuuue:
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Where there should have been careful reasoned analysis from The Herald, we were served up the frothings of our vapid Foreign Minister who, without offering a shred of evidence for his claims, pretty much accused Bainimarama of lying to the UN and of intending to gerrymander the next election. Peters apparently has recourse to the PM's innermost thoughts and aspirations The only feeble excuse he could offer for these outrageous accusations was the notion that because the Fijian PM did not repeat the already clearly signaled target election date of 2009, that somehow he was misleading the UN.
The real story of this speech is the dramatic changes which are being proposed for Fiji's constitution and for it's electoral system.
Clearly Bainiamarama is out to break the back of the odious Council of Chiefs which has dominated Fijian political life and provided the structural and tacit support for the corruption which has been endemic for so long. Neither Peters nor the Herald took the slightest bit of notice. One person one vote is to be introduced. The manner of introduction is instructive, particularly when compared with the current manner of introduction adopted by NZ Labour and its lap dog cohorts for their appalling electoral Finance Bill which effectively alters the constitutional landscape of New Zealand.
The Fijian Prime Minister has issued a discussion paper which is widely circulated and he proposes a referendum to obtain a mandate for the changes sought. In the democratic paradise of New Zealand, Clark and Peters are engaged in a sordid act of political thuggery aimed at ramming through without consultation, repugnant legislation which has been trashed by all commentators and then some.
Anyone who has read the Fiji constitution and who understands some of Fiji's recent history would marvel that all the changes necessary to introduce, for the first time ever, genuine democracy to Fiji might be put in place in two short years, along with a genuine census which also is necessary. Bainimarama is actually dismantling Fiji's own version of apartheid and is being vilified for it by the very people who should be applauding and helping.
How much better might it have been for New Zealand's interests if only our idiot Foreign Minister could have congratulated Commodore Bainimarama for his speech and welcomed the dramatic constitutional changes. But no. Instead of measured intelligent comment, every time Peters opens his mouth he demonstrates to all Pacific Island nations that New Zealand is only a friend if they do as Wellington dictates.
Its what's known as being a backyard bully.
Adolf was out for his seven km brisk walk this morning and at about 0650 saw a group of about ten kids approaching, some on the footpath, some on the road. They would have ranged from eight years old to maybe fifteen. All neatly dressed and brightly scrubbed.
Just as Adolf was about to suggest that walking on a busy road might be a good way to get killed, even early on Saturday morning, one of the younger kids bounded up and demanded ' Are you supporting Tonga or England?' I have to confess Adolf looks more English than Tongan, however he responded with a loud "Tonga" to which there were wild cheers. His accoster looked at him with a big smile and said "We are Tongans!" 'Really? I would never have guessed.!'
So off they went, full of joire de vivre, obviously to visit someone who has a big screen in the lounge.
For a while I thought Tonga might pull off the upset of the century.
What a pack of pricks are the IRB for making preventing them from dying their hair green!
Prime Miister Al Malarkey has pulled off a political coup by securing agreement with Turkey over the contentious issue of PPK terrorists using northern Iraq as a staging ground for their activities in Turkey. The agreement wins huge kudos for Maliki with the Kurds because he has negotiated out of it the Turkish demand for hot pursuit into Kurdish Iraq. This move is another major step forward in the quest for political stability in post Saddam Iraq.
How amazing is it that one can find no mention of this significant political development in any of our NZ based Antique Media? No mention in the New York Times either as it heads for $18 per share. (No wonder hundreds of thousands of Americans are rejecting conventional news sources and turning to the internet for reliable information.)
Of course one could not expect anything else when all one sees is feeds from Reuters and commie Independent.
Bainimarama has skillfully gazzumped the inept sartorial bauble and his basso profundo sidekick from the NZ Muppet Show which passes for government. Good on him. He is roundly criticized for expelling NZ's diplomatic representative yet it appeared pretty obvious the man was caught out inciting opposition to the administration and he was reported to be following instructions from Wellington. Join the dots. The end result of NZ and Australia's ham fisted handing of this affair has been the arrival of Communist China's influence in the South Pacific for the first time. Now there's an outfit that doesn't mess around with dissenters.
Stuff does carry a useful report on the irregularities and vote rigging during the constitutionally illegal election which put Qarase and his band of thieves into power. So much for BooBoo Hobbs who could no more touch her toes than recognize a fair election.
It's worth noting for the benefit of David Farrar and other political theorists that the vast majority of people in Fiji support the moves made by the Commodore. Adolf recently heard from a retired member of Air Pacific's board who spoke approvingly of the Commodore's actions. He explained that it will take a long time to 'clean out' the corruption within the public service and the indigenous hierarchy. Similar commentary from a senior member of the Fiji Sugar Corporation. I hear the same sentiments expressed by Indo-Fijians who are heartily sick of the graft and deceit practiced by a privileged and venal indigenous elite, in whose pocket are Qarase and his henchmen - abetted by their friends in Wellington. Oddly, few commentators seem to have noticed that the so-called coup is being driven by indigenous Fijians (the military) who recognize the severe damage which was about to be inflicted upon the country by Qarase's illegal and corrupt regime and its shady backers.
DPF and his mates can pontificate all they like about 'taking power at the point of a gun' but in fact the guns were only for display - the soldiers in the streets were not carrying ammunition. Perhaps he might ponder on the horrors of life in Rome where Adolf recently noted Carabinieri patrolling the streets armed with modern sub machine guns with fully loaded magazines attached. What of Singapore where armed soldiers patrol the airport at all times?
For sure, all is not well in Fiji, especially the deaths in custody which have been reported but has anyone looked to see how many deaths in custody occurred in police stations prior to the military take over?
Adolf and the Cook will pay their annual visit to Fiji in a few weeks time and it will be interesting to hear first hand what the locals make of it all. You see, Adolf doesn't talk just to senior businessmen. He talks to cab drivers, commercial fishermen landing their catches on the beach at 0630, shop keepers, hotel staff, ferry skippers and all sorts of people one can meet if one has a mind to. So far the only supporters of Qarase he has found are David Farrar, Winston Peters and Helen Clark
Friday, September 28, 2007
An incident occurred in a supermarket recently, when the following was witnessed: A Muslim woman dressed in a Burkha (A black gown & face mask) was standing with her shopping in a queue at the checkout.
When it was her turn to be served, and as she reached the cashier, she made a loud remark about the Australian Flag lapel pin, which the female cashier was wearing on her blouse.
The cashier reached up and touched the pin and said, “Yes, I always wear it proudly. My son serves abroad with the forces and I wear it for him”.
The Muslim woman then asked the cashier when she was going to stop bombing and killing her countrymen, explaining that she was Iraqi.
At that point, a Gentleman standing in the queue stepped forward, and interrupted with a calm and gentle voice, and said to the Iraqi woman:
“Excuse me, but hundreds of thousands of men and women, just like this ladies son have fought and sacrificed their lives so that people just like YOU can stand here, in Australia, which is MY country and allow you to blatantly accuse an innocent check- out cashier of bombing YOUR countrymen”.
“It is my belief that if you were allowed to be as outspoken as that in Iraq which you claim to be YOUR country, then we wouldn’t need to be fighting there today”.
“However - now that you have learned how to speak out and criticise the Australian people who have afforded you the protection of MY country, I will gladly pay the cost of a ticket to help you pay your way back to Iraq”.
“When you get there, and if you manage to survive for being as outspoken as you are here in Australia, then you should be able to help straighten out the mess which YOUR Iraqi countrymen have got you into in the first place, which appears to be the reason that you have come to MY country to avoid.”
Apparently the queue cheered and applauded.
IF YOU AGREE.. Pass this on to all of your proud Aussie friends..
And you can pass it on to Kiwis and Poms too.
In the meantime, despite the campaigning of the PC left, American opinion of muslims is becoming less favourable. I wonder why?
It's interesting to note that since the Dopey Dhimocrats pinned all their electoral hopes on rubbishing Dubbya's efforts in Iraq and thereby won control of the Congress and the Senate nearly a year ago, they have steadfastly shouted loudly but achieved not one iota in their proclaimed objective of declaring defeat and bring 'the boys' home. The Dumbest President has seen them off and given them the flick at every turn. Worse still, it looks as though the Dhims are about to admit defeat themselves and commit to keeping a long term significant American military presence in Iraq. It must have been a hell of a shock to them and to phil u, to find that in fact there really is an axis of evil and it had placed some serious nucear capability in the hands of Syria and by default Iran. Even more of a shock to find that after release of hitherto secret transcripts of conversations between Dubbya and the Spanish President of the time, there is clear evidence Saddam told Egypt and Libya that he had WMD capability. Worse still, it suddenly dawns on them that there is no civil war in Iraq, that the neocons were right in their assessment that ALL the trouble is being fermented by Saudi and Iranian outsiders and the latest change in US tactics is turning out to be remarkable successful. Dear oh dear. What can they do now to assist Al Qaeda and Iran defeat the evil Bush?
Funny how the lefties seem to have gone all quiet on the theory that parents smacking kids is the cause of family violence and child murder. They got their legislation through and after uttering the immortal famous last words 'now the kids will be safe' there has been a procession of fatally injured children dumped into hospital by their fucked up parents - mostly Maori.
Worse still, the real world is waking up to the great con job that is global warming. There is no scientific consensus on man made global warming and at last people are starting to seriously question the vast conspiracy of media, politics and fiscally motivated pseudo scientists who are more interested in securing their university tenure than they are in dispassionate analysis. Kyoto has been called for the nonsense that it is with widespread fraudulent transactions being the oprder of theday in carbon trading markets.
Then we have our very own fraudulent scandal in the form of Labour's last ditch effort to steal our money for the next election campaign, the Electoral Finance Bill. If you go over to Farrar's place you will see what happens to devoted lefties like sonic, tane and robinson when they become infected with Naegleria fowleri.
It is difficult to find examples of more consistent failures than these poor unfortunate creatures.
http://www.killthebill.org.nz is the website and there is a Facebook Group
The aim is to create a focal point for all individuals and organizations opposed to the Electoral Finance Bill.
It has a creative team waiting to get cracking, but the campaign needs your support and/or your money.
You can donate instantly online. You can also donate via Internet Banking to our BNZ Account 02 0500 0908920-00 or by sending a cheque to the Free Speech Coalition, PO Box 12270, Thorndon, Wellington.
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So please help us all to Kill the Bill.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
What do these fools want the police to do? They don't want crims shot, they don't want crims tazered, they don't want crims pursued.
I say good on the cops. One less P hyped welfare beneficiary to beat up his spouse, father hordes of useless children and smash up our state owned houses.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
This event is a salutary lesson to the silly little people who peddle their global warming religion and it's compulsory tithing down our throats.
Has anyone calculated (a) the amount of CO2 etc which was 'emitted' last night and (b) the cost of carbon credits required for us to 'buy back our virginity' so to speak? The message Nature is sending to Labour is simple. You are farting against thunder and thunder will always win. Here is Climate Change Minister David Parker addressing the question.
Has anyone noticed that both The Guardian and the Financial Times have rubbished such emmission trading schemes? Well yes, Fran O'Sullivan has noticed.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
When I heard this story today I laughed a little. It was sent to me at work and some emails were sent around. That the lady involved ran to all and sundry in the media about the issue is enough in itself.
Larry Williams on Newstalk ZB couldn't see an issue in it. But John Campbell, who is becoming more nauseating by the day, of course stressed her 'right' to wear what she wants. Somehow he thought it was discrimination. The worst thing was my wife started agreeing with him! I asked if I walked around Sky City with my scrotum hanging out whether she thought Sky City had the right to chuck me out. Oh yes was her answer, but what she is wearing isn't offensive. I replied that was a subjective matter.
The point is actually very simple. Ms Simpson actually does have the right to wear what she wants, subject to the right of others not to be offended by what she is wearing. So her right is limited. I mean she couldn't walk around the Casino with a swastika flag wrapped around her could she. Another limit is the right of the Casino, which allows entry subject to their rules, to kick her out if they think she is not obeying the rules.
It's their choice, and it's subjective. But just in case John Campbell decides to read this I'll make the point again: there are rules in the Casino. If you think you fall foul of them don't go. It doesn't matter if Joe Public thinks it wasn't offensive (as TV3's straw poll seemed to say). Joe Public doesn't make the rules at the Casino.
Where do I start? Here's what happens to hapless police commissioners when they get ahead of their own game and pronounce themselves experts in fields about which they know little..
Federal Police Commissioner Keelty refers to 'predicted climate changes in China.' Predicted by whom? Al Gore, Groucho Marx or Paris Hilton? He claims they will cause an invasion of Australia by hordes of yellow peril, seeking new rice paddies.
If you were a starving Chinese, why on earth would you try to get to Australia when Indonezia, Malaysia and Thailand are so much closer and easier?
If climate change is going to bugger up China's food production, where the fuck in Australia do these idiots think they are going to grow rice? The Gibson desert?
Does Keelty think climate change will adversely affect China but have no effect on Australia?
Does he not realise that for every advere effect of climate change there is a positive effect? Has he not thought through the obvious logic that a slight increase in world temperature will bring vast new tracts of hitherto unproductive 'cold' land into production? Does it not occur to him that Mongolia will probably produce more grain than Australia if the world warms up a little?
If this is the best the top bobby in Australia can do, it's no wonder our blokes took three days to look in the most obvious place for a body. They are intellectual giants compared with this idiot.
More doom and gloom on the economic front, just to confirm that Liarbour isn't working.
Stuff today reports of a "hard landing ahead" as kiwi households struggle with high debts and high interest rates.
Businesses will also suffer and more finance firms could collapse, the story also warns.
But here comes the kicker
Official figures out this week are expected to show annualised economic growth of about 2 per cent, against 5 per cent in Australia, if the impact of the drought is excluded.
Now isn't it time we changed our team in the game that really matters- the game in which New Zealand would currently fail to make the World Cup.
New Zealand must dump the "All Reds" and its captain Helen "wealthcrusher" Clark and go for the "Pale Blues" and their new boy John Key.
And if we do, New Zealand might start scoring and catch up with those Wallabies!!!.
Incidentally, as noted elsewhere, it is interesting to see that Australia's top source of immigrants are New Zealand and the UK- both of whom have Liarbour governments. It would be so ironic if the Aussie's elect the kind of government that their chief sources of immigrants are fleeing from.
Monday, September 24, 2007
Sunday, September 23, 2007
This so called law in fact is a convention invoked by the chattering class, whereby anyone who uses the Nazi regime of the 1930s and 40s as an analogy during a debate is deemed to have lost the debate. The first time he saw reference to it Adolf thought to himself that it reflected poorly on the intellectual rigour of those wishing to apply it.
This week-end's newspaper columns confirm the sad truth that people who deliberately shut from their minds the reality of recent history tend to be the first to repeat the mistakes of their forebears. It was the British intellectual chattering class who gave Hitler the support and confidence he needed to impose his evil will, step by stealthy step. It was Churchill who accurately identified the regime as 'rogues and gangsters.' Yes, rogues and gangsters are charitable descriptors for New Zealand's modern day Labour Party whose similarity to the Nazi party of pre-war Germany becomes more remarkable day by day. One major difference however is that Hitler had more talent on his front bench.
Adolf picked the sinister warnings nearly a week ago when he posted on Labour's declaration that the EFB was aimed at 'religious organizations.' However it took Matthew Hooton to pick up on the dreadfully totalitarian comments of Maharey and Cullen as they assured Parliament that their dear little bill would only punish those religious organizations which decide to campaign against Labour. Our acquiescent Antique Media should be shouting from the roof tops, yet it is strangely silent. Is it looking forward to the advertising bonanza which it will receive as the approved monopoly for information distribution?
It was a year ago that one of Adolf's friends at church who normally supports Labour suggested that there was starting to be seen a tinge of the totalitarian in the government of the day. This week the tinge became a dominant pattern of dreaded red and black.
It was only a matter of time before Whaleoil responded:
The only question remaining is; who will be the modern day Colonel Von Stauffenburg?. All it needs is a bomb under the table.
Both writers put thrust their journalistic javelins into the heart of the collective folly displayed by Copeland, Tamaki et al. And quite rightly.
It's almost as though Copeland, Tamaki and Lewis orchestrated their own crucifiction. Of course they will still be arguing about who should be the Messiah and who should be the common thieves.
Readers will know Adolf is a committed Christian who has long considered overtly Christian political parties to be akin to the Pharisees who prided themselves on declaring to the world how Godly they were. McCarten, somewhat with tongue in cheek, suggests God decided to intervene and bring about the destruction of the God Party. I don't know about that. God may well have much more important business at hand and with idiots like these at the helm He surely could rely on them to bring bout the desired result without the need for divine intervention.
I'd like to see a list of MPs and candidates who are Christians. These are the people who will exert genuine influence. People like Bill English and Chris Auchinvole. Are there others? Probably but I don't know who they are because they do not wear their religions on their sleeves.
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Dear Leader is down in the polls but what is a real worry is that people are voting with their feet.
The Kiwi exodus over the Tasman continues as Granny Herald reported today.
"Brain Drain losses a worry" was the headline, with some telling comments about failures within government immigration policy.
The number of New Zealanders leaving to live in Australia accelerated to 25,940 in August, the largest annual net outflow since late 2001.
"While 'professionals' are still offsetting the net outflow in other skill sets, even professional migrant inflow is the lowest in five years ... and continues to head south," Beacher said.
"The well-documented 'brain drain' of 2000-2001 was a rush out the door from all skill sets ... could we see a repeat? More policy response in this area is urgently required."Of course, what really matters is New Zealand having a economic policies that will help up catch up with our friends over the Tasman. With each trip I have to oz, the wealth gulf seems to widen.
And what was the government interested in this week, more tax and controls to tackle supposed global 'climate change.' A policy it admitted would choke off economic growth.
Emperor Clark is fiddling while the kiwi economy burns.
I do hope that if those ex-pat kiwis are Gnats, that they remain registed to vote Dear Leader out next year.
Friday, September 21, 2007
"It was definitely a finger at the Government," Ellis said of his streak.
For a Pom, I am saddenned at Clark's attempt to stifle such frivolous pleasures.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Whaleoil will be hard put for adjectives.
"From now on, every time you exhale you will be paying through the nose for it, literally as well as metaphorically," he said.
"None of these suggestions is as silly as the carbon trading which the Government proposes," he said.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Don't let Liarbour ever accuse National and John Key over 'flip flopping' over anything.
Liarbour's promises on tax shows shows that it is a lover who cannot be trusted.
Prior to the last election, Liarbour promised a raising of tax thresholds.
The so-called 'chewing gum' budget.
Once the votes were safely gathered in, Liarbour reneged on its election promise.
Yesterday, papers revealed that Labour considered a billion of taxcuts last year but judged them inflationary.
Today, Cullen says tax cuts are 'affordable.'
But how much inflation is actually caused by government!
We should remember is comment about how Liarbour is 'ideologically opposed" to taxcuts.
Like I say, Liarbour is acting like some awful lover, a cheat who cannot be trusted.
There is only one answer to Liarbour's tax lies. Ditch the Bitch!
Monday, September 17, 2007
Adolf has seen Mr Wynd in action before and regards him as a good example of your Kiwi fundamentalist nutter. I am so pleased the Bilious Bitch has got up his nose because when these guys get an itch they don't just scratch, they gouge out the skin and they don't stop gouging until they expose arteries.
Methinks there may well be scenes of mass civil disobedience not seen since the Springbok tour of 1981. Just imagine how that will play out electorally for Labour, night after night on the nation's television screens, for a whole bloody year before an election.
The Gnats don't need to say a word. Except maybe - 'Don't worry, we'll carry out an urgent review of all recent legislation immediately after the election and repeal everything we feel is not in the interests of ordinary WORKING New Zealanders.
Hell. I'm yet to be convinced carbon emissions have anything to do with climate change in the first place.
Dear Leader looks set to launch yet another taxgrabbing initiative- a carbon trading scheme that we will all pay for.
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Might I add, this comes on top of another rarely told story, the deaths of 1700 white South African farmers (according to Wikipedia) in recent years, many of whom already face the taking by government of their land.
Last Year, I heard about the subject of murdered farmers on an Australian radio station but it appears that you need to seek out more from the blogs, such as this, which talks of the 'genocide' of the Boers.
So much for the flu injection three months ago. The Quack cheerily informed me that protects against the four most common flu strains in NZ. Oh really?
Oh well, it's an odd way to drop seven kilos.
Back to bed and the box of tissues.
MSM and some leftwing know it alls like to frequently comment about the white middle age trash that comments on rightwing blogs. Do not hear much comment about the comments on leftwing blogs, oh thats right they usually don’t like comment or it is quickly removed, such is their love of free thought and free speech (Tui add ). I’m with Redbaiter, what the left can’t stand are that the peasants are daring to challenge their world veiw.
Leaving aside the terrible grammar and the fact that I quite possibly count as "white middle age trash that comments on right wing blogs," I think it is actually fair enough comment. Lefty blogs have an appalling track record in this respect.
It's a given of the internet that if it's possible to leave comments, saddos like Dad4Justice or Millsy will turn up and indulge their personal obsessions, hurl abuse and litter the place with exclamation marks. Right-wing blogs suffer this as much as the left, and banning the trolls or switching comments off because of them simply confirms their paranoia for them. Ignoring them is by far the best bet (and I admit to a signal failure in this respect when it comes to D4J).
Another given of the internet is that if you post a left-wing opinion and allow comments, the hate-filled munter end of the right wing is likely to turn up and spew its bile all over your thread. And just to be clear, I don't mean by this right-wingers who turn up and make a good argument you don't like and can't answer, I'm talking about the ones who do a good line in vile abuse of any social group they don't personally belong to, and not much else. It's probably this aspect, rather than the trolling, which leads blogs like Capitalism Bad; Tree Pretty, Just Left and No Right Turn to adopt restrictive comments policies or turn comments off altogether.
I think that's the wrong approach. For one thing, it's worth having this stuff on display as a reminder to the country that there's still no shortage of these people out there. For another, it's worth noting that Public Address: System doesn't seem to suffer this problem very often, because hate-spewers are swiftly shown up for what they are by people who are patently their intellectual and moral superiors.
In short, make a stand for freedom of expression if you believe in it, lefto bloggers! Or have the guts to say so if you don't.
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Any hope the government might earn some credit over the SIS no longer branding Ahmed Zaoui a security risk is shattered by the reaction from some of the country's top columists.
An online Stuff poll as well as comments from readers on the NZ Herald website also show a clear majority opposed to letting Zaoui stay in New Zealand.
Fran O'Sullivan in the Weekend Herald typically goes in boots'n'all stating "A dirty little deal has been forged."
"When the chips were down, Ahmed Zaoui sang like a bird to buy his freedom in New Zealand."
Thus Zaoui has made deals with the SIS and the CIA about his future associations, suggesting they were extremely murky in the past, which is why he is a convicted terrorist in two European countries and even banned from entering Britain.
However, more worrying is the threat of left-wing violence had Zauoi had to be forcibly removed, something the Herald's John Armstrong also touched upon yesterday.
"Neither party would have wanted the full-scale riots that would have incurred if Zaoui - who has been accorded martyr status by some media - was forcibly deported from New Zealand."
Thus, after being lionised by the left, we now see how a mob of political agitators can simply dictate security policies, even if a clear majority of the New Zealand public would happily see him kicked out.
As well as noiting the "comfortable wicket" Zaoui has found in a "trusting" New Zealand, comes this significant obervation.
"What is extraordinary is Tucker's admission that after Zaoui's arrival here seeking refugee status, he continued to have ongoing associations with individuals who had been involved with terrorist networks. This does not amount to a full-scale clearance of Zaoui's name - far from it.
The fact is that Zaoui entered this country illegally using a bogus South African passport that he flushed down the airplane toilet before seeking refugee status on arrival at Auckland Airport.
It's never been satisfactorily explained why he had to leave his family - a wife and four boys - behind in Malaysia to seek a new life in New Zealand. Malaysia, a Muslim country, has not kicked out the Zaoui family in the five years since Ahmed Zaoui has been in New Zealand. What is clear is that the Algerian has managed to jump the immigration queue ahead of other potential immigrants rather than follow the appropriate processes."
The theme of Zauoi's queuejumping is taken up by the more centrist Colin Espiner on Stuff who also condemns the SIS and the government.
"The SIS is going to have to do better than the reasons it’s provided to the public so far. They are that Zaoui had come clean about some things he previously hadn’t told them; that the SIS had recieved “fresh classified information” about the nature of his association with terrorist groups in Algeria; and the length of time he had been in New Zealand and his public profile.
The last excuse is perhaps the lamest of all - is the SIS saying that terrorists can come to New Zealand, as long as they settle down here, play soccer, get on the Campbell show on TV3, become a media celebrity and attend the New Zealand Music Awards."
And Colin continues:
"Immigration stuffed up every aspect of his arrest and custody, his interviews, and his subsequent hearings. The Refugee Status Appeals Authority gave the SIS and Immigration an absolute roasting for the way they handled the case, basically charging the SIS with relying on information it had pulled off websites.
Zaoui has become a major embarrassment for the government and the SIS alike, and I think that’s the real reason he is finally a free man.
I guess if tenacity, queue jumping and flushing one’s passport down an airliner toilet is what it takes to get to stay in New Zealand, then that is the message that goes out to the wider world."
And noting no interviews from Zaoui himself in today's papers, I guess the fawning profiles can wait until tomorrow. If I see his face staring at me on the front of the Sunday Star-Times tomorrow, I think I'll just stick with the Herald on Sunday.
By the way, how is Christian convert and muslim apostate Ali Panah doing this fine weekend?