Friday, August 13, 2010

Would you vote for this?

Check out this education policy straight from the ACT Party manifesto:

• Reward payments for great teachers.

• Rewards for School Improvement.

• Empowering local schools.

• Transparent information about school performance.

• Nationally recognised qualifications for students.

Rewarding teachers. Rewarding good schools. Empowering schools. Public performance information. National standards.

They're Gillard's education policies. I await the Standard calling them policies for the rich and teacher bashing.

Then there is this:
Prime Minister Julia Gillard says she has no intention of pretending to believe in God to attract religiously-inclined voters.

Former prime minister Kevin Rudd was a regular at Canberra church services and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott is known as a devout Catholic.

In contrast, Ms Gillard says that while she greatly respects other people's religious views, she does not believe in God.

Ms Gillard has been quizzed on personal topics including her attitude to religion and her relationship with her partner during interviews this morning.

She says does not go through religious rituals for the sake of appearance.

"I am not going to pretend a faith I don't feel," she said.

"I am what I am and people will judge that.

"For people of faith, I think the greatest compliment I could pay to them is to respect their genuinely held beliefs and not to engage in some pretence about mine."

"I grew up in the Christian church, a Christian background. I won prizes for catechism, for being able to remember Bible verses. I am steeped in that tradition, but I've made decisions in my adult life about my own views.

This is not an anti-Christian post. The issue is her standing up for her beliefs on a controversial issue. That's almost unheard of in politics today.

Then there was the answer to the question about how could she relate to families when she has never had kids. Her response?

How could Tony Abbott relate to mothers when he has never been one.

Fair point. Sharper than Clark, and much more right-wing.

UPDATE: I've just noticed another Labour Party, but on this side of the Tasman, producing information and not exactly telling the truth.

Labour is defending information it published in pamphlets being distributed nation-wide which compare household costs with and without a 15 per cent GST.

The taxpayer-funded pamphlets, of which there are hundreds of thousands, zone in on the impacts the Government's policies are having on public services and the income and spending power of New Zealanders.

The pamphlets include a basic statistics column citing an example of a monthly power bill figure of $189.34, saying "plus National's 15 per cent GST" of $28.40 it will increase the bill to $217.74.

National Party and Tukituki electorate MP Craig Foss this morning said the comparison as "misleading" and an apology and retraction was needed from Labour.

With GST having already having been introduced by Labour - and increased to 12.5 per cent - years before National came to power, trying to pass the increase off as 15 per cent when it was in fact going up 2.5 per cent from October 1 was not on, he said.

"They totally misrepresent the fact that GST is switching from 12.5 to 15 (per cent)...the fact that the taxpayer is funding these pamphlets makes it worse and I think the Labour Party owes New Zealand an apology and should issue a correction", he told NZPA.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

And Gillard believes in anthropogenic global warming...bwahahaha...I guess with tax comes faith.

Anonymous said...

Would you vote for this?

Fuck No!

Check out this education policy straight from the ACT Party manifesto:

No, it's nowhere near the ACT Policy. ACT Policy is to turn every school in to a private business, in the first instance run by its board of govenors.

Wodger then wants to give bludging parents a voucher when they haven't cared enough about their kids to pay for their education.

But this crap. More socialist centralism - i.e. the cuddlier face of communism

And that's the real difference. Abbot is Catholic - and the Aussie Catholics have always hated communists. In 1951 Ausies nearly, nearly banned the communists with a law that would have banned Labor and most of the unions as well!

Abbott wants to finish the job

He will romp home - and then wipe out the ALP

Ackers said...

Not on these figures he won't annonymous.


http://blogs.crikey.com.au/pollbludger/2010/08/13/nielsen-53-47-to-labor/

Heine said...

Anon.. rubbish. Tell me where exactly ACT say they want to turn schools into private businesses?

Either way Gooner, while Labor may believe in this, our Nats voted against bulk funding only last week along with Labour and the Greens.

Anonymous said...

Anon.. rubbish. Tell me where exactly ACT say they want to turn schools into private businesses?


Duh. Here. http://www.act.org.nz/education-policy

Schools like any business should be responsible for managing their own affairs within the laws of New Zealand that

Now fuckety-fucky-off!

The policy does have lots of daft bits, because, well, Woger is still around.

So in spite of lots of "Anti-Wellington" rhetoric, we get crap like this:

All schools would be assessed against those guidelines based on results for schools in similar socio economic areas.

So Woger's still going to be going round doing knicker-inspects of all the schools - but bludger schools get passes for failing kids


But here is the best one:

Every child regardless of family income should have the right to a quality education

JESUS FUCKING MARX LENIN!!!!


Every child regardless of family income should have the right to a quality playstation.

Every child regardless of family income should have the right to a quality yearly overseas holiday

Every child regardless of family income should have the right to a quality nutritious meal for breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Every child regardless of family income should have the right to a quality warm and dry non-leaky home with indoor plumbing

Act. To the left of National!. Communism with a cuddly face.

Redbaiter said...

"How could Tony Abbott relate to mothers when he has never been one.

Fair point. Sharper than Clark, and much more right-wing."

Except it isn't the least right wing. It isn't fair and it isn't "sharp". Its just lame left wing rhetoric.

Gooner and his idiot Christian hating mates making ACT totally ineffective as a political force.

Fuck off and form your own party.

Gooner said...

Red, you are such a sad sack I feel silly even writing a response to that.

Redbaiter said...

Almost as silly as 2% electoral support?

Psycho Milt said...

No, it's nowhere near the ACT Policy. ACT Policy is to...

Ah, I see your mistake. Gooner's talking about the real, actually-existing ACT Party currently in coalition with National, not the fantasy ACT Party you've got going in your head there on planet Fascist Nutbar.

Gooner and his idiot Christian hating mates making ACT totally ineffective as a political force.

Yes, if only ACT would promote Christianity, they could enjoy the towering levels of conservative support achieved by Gordon Copeland or Brian Tamaki...

Anonymous said...

Why do you have to be freakin' Christian to be right wing! Fuck that shits me.

Redbaiter said...

"Why do you have to be freakin' Christian to be right wing! Fuck that shits me."

Who said you have to be? I'm trying to make the point that it is fervent anti-Christianity that is the problem.

Try here where I have written more on it. Read how you're playing into the hands of the Marxists.
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Playa said...

Russell aka Redbaiter, you already swore that you would never post again on this blog a couple of months ago.

I see your a man of your word, now fuck off and get back to the end of KG's shrivelled old cock before it gets cold.

Gooner said...

Red, I attend Catholic mass every second week or so and am a baptised Anglican. I have siblings who are very devoted to their religion.

Please go somewhere else with your ignorant musings.

Anonymous said...

"Almost as silly as 2% electoral support?"

ROFL. Your particular variety of savagery garners how much popular support Russell? Take playa's advice and get back to investigating where that birth certificate is, loser.

Judge Holden

Anonymous said...

Your particular variety of savagery garners how much popular support Russell?

What the fucketty-fuck has "popular support" to do with anything

No representation without taxation.

Now, once we've taken the bludgers, the wffers, the dpbers, the codgers, the cilly sercunts off the rolls --- guess what - Redbaiter's got his "majority" of people who actually make money who think that all benefits should be terminated immediately, and gunning down any remaining bludgers is a civic duty (as well as a joy).

Anonymous said...

"What the fucketty-fuck has "popular support" to do with anything"

Ask Russell sinner, he brought it up.

Your vocabulary is expanding. You're up to the level of a retarded four-year old who's learned to swear. You've been working on it haven't you?

Judge Holden

Heine said...

So what Redbaiter...2% support for ACT isn't the best, but you fall into the category of the 10% of Kiwis with mental health problems.

I know what group I'd rather be from Redbaiter.

Anon 12:11 - bullshit. How does it feel sharing those phonebox meetings with Redbaiter?

ACT does not promote christianity, nor do I.

Anon can't be part of ACT, if he is then I'm embarrassed to even know I am paying to be in the same group as he is. But then again, it's as silly as the Nats thinking they know what ACT believes in when most of them don't even know themselves :)

Redbaiter said...

Mr Heine with his cowardly slurs show his true colours, and why my opinion, that he and his Progressive friends would be better off in Labour, is accurate.

I wrote my full response to his smear here.