Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Poor Adolf nearly choked when he saw the news.
The seriously nasty David Cunliffe has chosen Nanaia Mahuta as his running mate or Number Two.
Miss Mahuta represents the denizens of the great grey greasy Waikato and is not known for her appeal to the broad community of New Zealanders. Possessing double degrees in one of the 'easy' subjects, she entered parliament at the age of twenty six. Her only asset appears to be the fact she is neither a lesbian nor a unionist.
This move by Cunliffe can only be an attempt by way of subliminal comparison to establish the notion that he himself has charisma.
See if you can spot the difference.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Apparently There is a hiccup in bringing a resolution of the "occupy" movement's utilisation of Auckland's Aotea Square.
As in Dunedin the Police see a comflict between the Bill Of Rights Act and local authority Bylaws where they, the Police decline to act following the council issuing a trespass notice.
Now the word was a month ago that the protesters would depart following the election but that does not seem to be happening.
Maybe the councils could try lobbying central government to force the occupiers to stay there indefinitly by way of emergency legislation then fence them in.
Might be the cheaper option.
Monday, November 28, 2011
After round two of Climategate, the flies are slowly being swatted.
Delegates at the conference will also be hammering out the details of a plan to administer the Green Climate Fund, money that is to help poor countries deal with climate change.The fund is expected to grow over the next eight years to eventually distribute about $100 billion a year.However, it is still unclear where all of that money will come from and how it will be distributed.In addition to the usual international development funds from the West, proposals include a carbon surcharge on international shipping and on air tickets, as well as a levy on international financial transactions.
Following the election where many of the faces from last century survive and much of the promise of the future is dead or wounded, the caucus should examine how the rebuild will begin before who will lead it back is decided.
My pick is David Shearer with Curran as deputy and give the old guard a subtle hint as to their next career move.
The NZRU got away with a reappointment strategy four years ago but this is a Little different,pun intended.
Now the Great Helmsman chose not to stand in an electorate and it would have been interesting if he had.
That accepted I will leave him at the top but here is the list as actual voters ranked them as opposed to the Party machine construction, in parenthesis.
1 WRP No electorate (1?)
2 Brendan Horan (6)
3 Raymond Dalman (17)
4 Fletcher Tabiteau (11)
5 Kevin Stone (24)
6 Brent Catchpole (13)
7 Barbara Stewart (5)
8 Edwin Perry (21)
9 Pita Paraone (12)
10 Tracy Martin (2)
11 Helen Mulford (9)
12 Doug Nabbs (25)
13 Bill gudgeon (16)
14 Bill Woods (31)
15 Tamati Reid (29)
16 Ian Brougham (30)
17 David Scott (18)
18 John Hall (23)
19 Randal Ratima (19)
20 Arsenati Taylor (8)
21 Andrew Williams (3)
22 Gordon Stewart (28)
23 Dion Jelly (22)
24 Dennis O'Rorke (7)
25 Kevin Gardener (not ranked)
26 Jerry Ho (15)
27 Taliaoa Ilalio (27)
28 Richard Prosser (4)
29 Brent Pierson (26)
30 Bindra Mahesh (20)
31 Allen Davies (30)
32 Hugh Barr (10)
33 Ben Craven (14)
Simplistic and based on Polling night first count but some interesting facts on the value indicated by the intimacy of the electorate's judgment.
I accept that once on the list there was no incentive to campaign for electorate support as it was only the Party vote that mattered and I have no knowledge of the life outside the campaign of the candidates.
Some who stand out Barr at 32 and 10, Prosser 29 and 4, Williams 21 and 3 and O'Rorke at 24 and 7. Barr is just outside the redline and the others are very safe
Dennis O'Rorke has had significant exposure to the Port Hills electorate voters as a City Councilor who have rejected him on more than one occasion and I guess others may have knowledge of the track records of others.
Sir James Henare Commander of the 28th Battallion and outstanding Maori.
Facade of the Robert McDougal Gallery in Rolleston Avenue in CHCH
Premier House in Thorndon Wellington
Ratana Church Wanganui.
The Stone Store Keri keri.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
The millionaire founder of the new Conservative Party Colin Craig says he plans to stay in politics until he has displaced the National Party as the country's major party of the right.
I know the the referendum votes cast on election day are not yet counted and the current count is of the early cast papers, some 200 000, and at 54% not to change is probably too high to move below 50% in the final count.
Was the RWC factor, the possibility of an MMP delivered majority party vote and the concerted spend by the Union movement to oppose change too distracting to allow the vote for change to succeed. Notwithstanding the run off may well have delivered MMP again.
Had the referendum vote been held mid term against a backdrop of what MMP was actually delivering rather than the image of what it was possibly delivering with the contemporaneous General Election possibly delivering a govern alone government, would a different outcome have resulted.
Now it would seem the electorate has handed the inmates the opportunity to make the rules for the asylum and thereby leaving the voters peering through the windows as portrayed in the closing chapter of George Orwell's "Animal Farm"
I concur with Cameron Slater's prediction that we are probably witnessing the last National led Government ever as the multitude of ego based single issue minor parties that are more correctly identified as pressure groups, available to be purchased by left of center major parties to fulfill their divine right to rule philosophy.
That a party can win 48% of the vote and be left in opposition to an "Uncle Tom Cobbleigh" coalition of every one but government with all the crazy outcomes that it will produce, confirms my suspicion that MMP as we have it is a NUTJOB system and that is without the travesty of a one man band party with 8 MPs being elected as the "party you can trust" almost gaining a King maker status.
It may still happen 'Napoleon'.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
I have and I am still shaking my head in amazement at the number of people calling up and saying they will be voting for Winston; "Coz he will keep them honest".
That would be akin to making the bulimic girl the tuck shop supervisor or Darren Hughes a scoutmaster.
Some random thoughts:
The MSM have successfully made the campaign "their" news, pity about any voter actually seeking information as to policy and the costs that will fall on the dwindling number of wealth contributors.
That some in the Media have succeeded in resurrecting the corpse of Winston First without reminding voters of all the crap he delivered under the cloak of protection of the last Labour Government, is an indictment on their professionalism.
Where's Hager, or will he lob a grenade into the campaign today. A bit late for the book though.
Am I in a minority that thinks the cost of the circus coalition that will bring Goff to PM will make Greece look like the epitome of stability.
If Labour's vote reflects the polls, will any chance of meaningful rebuilding that once proud party be set back 3 more years.
Will ACT rise from the conflagration that Brash ignited with his "last hurrah" with anything resembling a party to the right of National or will that space become the opportunity for Craig and his "fundy" clingons. Gordon f#*king Copeland FFS.
Should the release of Polls be proscribed in the closing days of an election.
Likewise any reality TV effects such as audience polls and worms et al associated with "TV Debates". This manifestation of communicating the message has become the ultimate political infotainment
Should an independent entity be charged with costing of major policy initiatives to increase awareness of potential outcomes among voters becoming increasingly disconnected.
Is the electorate being well served by the ongoing union parallel campaigning.
Do current campaign finance rules create tilted playing fields when manpower is uncounted but finance to purchase such effort is severely curtailed.
Should we have also been polled as to the parliamentary term along with MMP.
Will we ever see the likes of an Oliver Ridell or Hugh Templeton who gave little hint of their Political Hue as they penned their analysis of the political landscape, portraying the reality of what the situation was with little projection of their opinion, again. Probably never as Tabloid Journalism becomes the norm.
Sainsbury, Campbell, Garner, Gower, Soper, Holmes, Espiner, Mutch, Clifton, are all as shallow as a puddle on a runway with their Image driven egotistical approach as to what they see as Political reporting, and that is without their ill-disguised bias.
The sun will still rise on Sunday and we will still hold the Webb Ellis Trophy.
Please no comments after Midnight to comply with electoral law.
Have a great election and be careful what you wish for.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
- Horizon polling is shown up to be more inaccurate than a 7 year old boy trying to pee standing up. (I know this will come to pass because I have just received a results email from them into my six different email adresses all showing me the results of their last pre-election poll and they believe National will poll in the low 30's)
- Mediaworks have been poofingered by Garner, Gower, Campbell and Lush. Their shocking bias will see these four frozen out of opportunities to interview senior government figures going forward. Trying to fill the opposition void because Labour are shite is not on.
- Phill Goff will be knifed by Monday morning, despite this gap toothed time serving mong playing the game of his life and carrying all the strain throughout the entire campaign the massive defeat and the fact that he is not a member of the man hating, right on, cardigan wearing suckhole brigade will see him bleeding at home comforted only by his multi million dollar net worth and Trumpesque publicly funded pension.
A political animal of nearly 40 years involvement wants the grenade he tossed last night returned on tonights news with the Pin missing.
Last night on TV one's leaders show, Phil Goff asserted that the police have been directed by the Key Government to cease recruit training next year as a cost cutting action.
John Key replied it was an operational matter, leaving Goff possibly feeling his shot may have grazed the PM.
This morning Hon Judith Collins refuted his assertion while admitting that the January intake was canceled due to high retention rates. That left Goff safe in his foxhole, unwounded and with his dignity more or less intact and his assertion with a small shred of truth.
Police assn president and Commissioner Marshall backed Collins explanation but Goofy was still relatively unscathed and one would expect him to seek another target with all his years of service and the nine years at the feet of the master politician.
Hell no, the man who seems totally unable to admit error and move on even when close enough to the truth to be able to claim a partial hit, leaps out of his foxhole all guns blazing inviting even friendly fire from a startled Press corps.
In a perfect world he would get his wish but with a media obsessed apparently to try to even up what has been throughout a very one sided affair, I will not be holding my breath.
I just may watch though, curiosity you know.
Looks like it's time to put THEM up against the wall and shoot them.
Two years after Climategate hit the deck the sequel emerges and it is ten times worse. Totally and utterly incriminating.
There actually is not a scientific basis for this so-called AGW theory. The whole thing is a hoax.
Here's what a bunch of modern day big time crooks looks like.
Never in the history of Mankind, have so many been conned by so many to enrich so few.
After three years of Cunliffe,aka the fiscal creep, and Parker et al berating the Key Government for the level of borrowing to soften the landing for New Zealanders, did the Philly Goof come out and say the Key Government should have borrowed "more"
After one of the dirtiest campaigns ever, Adolf has had enough of politics for a while, so here is his final prediction. Some assumptions:-
- National wins Epsom
- National wins New Plymouth
- Dunne loses Ohariu
- Mana wins TTT
- Labour plunges due to dirty tactics in last week, benefiting MP and Greens
- Many Maori electors vote Labour candidate National Party - protest against tactics
|Party name||Party Votes won||Party seat entitlement||No. of electorate seats won||No. of list MPs||Total MPs|| ||% of MPs|
|Green Party||17.00%||22||0||22||22|| ||18.33%|
|Labour Party||21.00%||27||0||27||27|| ||22.50%|
|Māori Party||4.00%||5||4||1||5|| ||4.17%|
|National Party||51.00%||65||0||65||65|| ||54.17%|
At around 0620 the program has a segment where the host of Radio Sport, the days News Reader and the host come together to raise issues from their point of view. It is often a bit of a rabble but the Producer (assumed) is a guy called Glen who possesses one of the drollest delivery on the wireless, sometimes intrudes with a voice over.
This morning turned to comedy gold when a discussion of the rubbish of the previos evenings 'debate' was in full swing and 'along came Glen' with:
I was watching it with my son and at about mid session he asked "are they hungry yet".
You had to be there I guess but with his laconic delivery , pure comedy.
Make the duplitious little old goat stand up to the scrutiny of a bunch of voters who are not living in a fog of dementia affected short term memory loss. Oh Yes Please.
Unless it could be arranged for an electorate consisting entirely of a group of voters tied to a zimmer frame and/or being "assisted to vote" by a group of Winston First electorate workers, he would get his sorry, wrinkled old arse handed to him on an ashtray. Oh Yes Please,bring it on.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
It seems people who want apricots go and foolishly buy sauvignon blanc, hoping for a whiff of their favorite fruit. Others, similarly gullible, rush off to buy Cabernet Sauvignon when what they really want is half a kilo of blackberries.
Here's a typical example.
2007 Sauvignon Blanc - 100% varietal, this fruit forward wine is bursting with aromas of sweet apricot and citrus, and a faint hint of mineral. The delicate palate reveals ripe grapefruit, lemongrass, and a gently herbaceous lingering finish. Magnificent with poultry, pasta with red sauce, seafood, and grilled vegetables.
One of my endearing fantasies is to sneak in to a wine competition and spike the cheapest bottles of sauvignon blanc with a couple of drops each of apricot juice.
Then sit back and watch the fun.
In the rather exercised environment being pursued by Campbell, Garner and Gower during the closing stages of the election campaign, one thing is becoming very obvious. TV3 is in no way being directed by it's parent company Media Works following them having been bought by Nationals "time Payment" for current access to the airwaves.
The Documentary, term used advisedly, was little more than an unauthorized one hour promotion of the NZ Labour Party.
It started with a run down on how the 1950s the frontman, Bryan Bruce, grew up in, had moved from a socialist utopia to a capitalist oligarchy reminiscent of the 19th century.
He received a "free" bottle of milk when he arrived at school and the poor of the 50s relied on various forms of charity in addition to welfare.
BB then moved to Russel St School in East Porirua where the Principal was "forced" to feed her classes , the pupils had to go 2 Kms to access School Dental service, ( Jesus wept I biked two miles to catch a freekin bus), A district nurse could only visit ONCE A BLOODY WEEK, we had a health check once a bloody year.
He then moved to a very dilapidated State Housing Estate where surprise surprise, he found instances of damp, run down, over crowded housing and whole families moved into one bedroom for warmth. My first 10 years were spent in a 70 yo villa with a gap under the back door mice coud traverse, no heating apart from a coal range in the kitchen but it was all Freekin Clean.
We then traversed the "downhill slide" from utopia ( I didn't realise it then) of the fifties when we owned our State owned assets, through the dislocation of the UK joining Europe, The 1973 Oil Shock, Think Big, Muldoonism, Rogernomics and a swift kick for Ruth Richardson to where we are now with such "widespread child poverty".
Not a mention of any socialists apart from that bastard Douglas.
He, the Frontman, wheeled out a procession of activists and 'professionals' who all lamented the terrible state of child health, Susan St John from the Auckland Poverty Action Group and various others calling for more action to deal with "the increasing number of declining child health indicators.
We were then whisked off to Scandinavia where large numbers of healthy children froliced around their classroom in robust pink of good health. No coughing snotty kids with suppurating sores there, a veritable Utopia, yes another one.
Mr Bruce then wrapped up by going back beyond those utopian 50s to where that champion of socialism, Micheal Joseph Savage, rescued the country from the capitalist induced mire of Poverty with "free" school milk, State housing, and the welfare state.
We then had the benefit of the superior intellect of a professor whose name I missed, wearing a suitable dark blue frock, who boldly informed us that Labour always built and upgraded the State Housing stock and National always sold them and let them run down. The prof even managed a kick for poor old Maggie Thatcher to reinforce her point.
Never once did this charade posing as investigating journalism, traverse the destructive elements of welfare, removal of personal responsibility, poor parental choices, why there were double digit people crammed into a small state house, the total amount of welfare being collected on the total occupants, the absence of any men at the house ( in contrast the Swedish group was well represented by FATHERS) or any other of the pertinent facts as to where the carer might be failing.
A very illustrative image near the end for me, was a plastic play house at a play center or similar in Porirua with a large jagged hole in it's wall with a little face framed in it. was there any connection there with that "toy" house and the very decrepit houses portrayed.
Two ticks National and vote to replace MMP with STV.
My National candidate is Amy Adams and IMO has a good future in national politics.
Communicates well, listens and responds quickly and intelligently when questioned on issues.
My second tick goes to National although frustrated with their timidity on issues such as resource extraction, welfare reform and continuing with a doubtful asset in the form of Simon English with his baggage of double dipping and that 22% tag, I see them as the only option. ACT have lost my support with their appalling performance in leadership, policy tactics and serious lack of political nouse. If Banks is the best Lifeboat they could find then just as happens to a Racehorse with a broken leg get the 12 gauge and do the necessary.
I have consistently opposed MMP for one simple reason, the electorate cannot vote a person out of the legislature no matter how disgusted 90% of the voters may feel, if their party, for whatever reason places them in a high list place and then convinces 5% of the national vote to support them. If I needed any more evidence, the prospect of the odious leader of Winston First at 5% is it.
I will vote for STV where to get to Parliament a candidate must eventually garner the support of 1 vote over 50% of those with the best chance to evaluate the suitability of that person, ie their electorate.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
That is what I thought were the remains of the Pin Striped Thief, Luigi.
Since the RWC ended an electorate that had pretty much made it's collective mind up has been subjected to a stream of rubbish from many in the MSM to bring back the corpse of Winston First.
Last evening it appears a dodgy 65 "uncommitted" voters had control of a worm in the studio during a "debate" featuring the PM and The Leader of Her Majesties Loyal Opposition.
Farrer, Slater and others have suggested that the "panel of 65" may not have been quite as Kosher as the muppets at TV 3 would have us all believe.
My cynical mind wonders if a team of Political infotainment hacks led by Campbell, Gower and Garner exhibiting a very transparent agenda and having expended considerable effort to manipulate how the electorate views the current Prime Minister, could be trusted to be "fair" with such an easily manipulated reality TV device.
How easy would it be to have the software running the Worm with an inherent bias to give an erroneous projection without resorting to "stacking" the players.
Farrer has posted on the dangers of using such imagery particularly in the closing stages of an election campaign and the result that catapulted Dunne's mob of nonentities into the legislature would seem to support that research from Professor Colin Davis of Royal Holloway University of London, on the matter.
The link is not yet up but will be in good time for the event.
Go to tvnz.co.nz and look for the link. When it is available I'll put it up here and bump this post to the top of the page.
For me, the fun starts at 4.30 pm when the polls close so I reckon it will be all over by 7.00 pm.
That wont happen will it.
The players should manage the Black Caps
The inmates should run the asylum.
And of course the unions should run the education sector.
Separating management and governance is so 19th century.
Monday, November 21, 2011
Dadster a strong 4, could possibly see 5 from his answer and wins the elollies.
Hp an ncea credit.LOL
PM of NZ got the Flemington I had in mind, I had never heard of the Asburton one
1 East of Roxburgh, one of many very Scottish placenames of Central Otago.
2 West of Wanstead in Southern Hawkes Bay was the target but will accept the Mid Canterbury one, thanks for the update
3 One of many early townships that never grew, NW of Fairlie on HWY 8.
4 West of Ngatapa in Gisbourne, 600 acres of exotic trees that can be spectacular in an autumn with little wind and cold temperatures, colors just unbelievable. Planted by a slightly eccentric gentleman whose preferred work clothes were the ones he was born in.
5 The highpoint on a limestone escarpment north of Waiau to the East of the Inland Kaikoura Rd. Traditionally a snow indicator for the Amuri Basin, on the boundary of Annandale and Mason Hills Stations
It was superb. Twenty four of the world's best golfers playing a variety of formats, team and individual, over four days.
The Yanks won and deservedly so. Fred Couples and Greg Norman were excellent team captains.
It was very funny listening to the two Aussie commentators Wayne Grady and Jack Newton. They could not help themselves. Kept referring to the international team as 'the Aussies - sorry the internationals.'
It was noticeable that the South Africans and South Koreans did most of the winning for the Internationals while the Aussies did most of the losing.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
In the spirit of this challenge try without the atlas or google please.
4 Eastwood Hill Arboretum.
5 Mt Cookson.
It's a huge reason for making some fundamental changes in the way we run our economy, which we have put up our hand and said we're about to do. We know the world is a fragile place at the moment. Today it is the European debt crisis; what happens tomorrow if the Chinese economy slows down? We've got to put our economy on a strong financial basis and that's why we've taken the hard decisions about GST.
What is your policy on GST?
The GST will come off fresh fruit and vegetables - the whole 15 per cent - costing about $300m a year, for the dual purpose of taking a bit of pressure off the budget of families but, more importantly, sending an economic signal about families needing to make healthy choices in their foods.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Labour 24.5% down 1.5%
Greens 13% up 1%
New Zealand First 3% down 1.5%
ACT 1.5% up 0.5%
Maori Party 3% up 1%
Mana Party 1% No Change
Friday, November 18, 2011
One of the voters, resplendent in a crimson cap, proudly stated he would vote for the retards party because they oppose National Standards. "Terrific"
This tosser was basing his voting decision on a cloth cap attitude, union based, that was as shallow as a puddle on a fairground and opposed for the main reasons; it came from a National government determined to solve the frightening stats that show a fifth of school leavers are effectively illiterate and without basic numeracy skills and possibily threatened the careers of some who should be looking for another line of work.
In a world that has little opportunity for citizens unable to function in an increasingly demanding environment, successful people see that as condemming that 20% to real adult disadvantage and a life of welfare dependency.
National Standards may not provide all the answers but nine years of socialist education management did absolutely nothing to solve possible one of the most debilitating problems, currently confronting thinking on education outcomes. Yes it may identify some in teaching positions who are not up to it but that is "collateral damage" and no where near the damage being inflicted on that unfortunate 1/5 of our young.
It was revealing to me that the strait jacketed man who had made his life's work in a system that is now shown to be failing, was basing his voting decision on such a symbol of his socialist past and at the same time ignoring the economic stupidity that that same bunh of morons were among other inanities, going to borrow billions of dollars from the Chinese to invest in equities overseas as a hedge against the future cost of Superannuation. A pledge that if accepted, suggests he should be prevented from even voting, for his own protection.
Been on safari for 11 days and thanks to Telecom today is the first chance to get the interwebby via my T Stick on the XT network.
Mcleans Island Rd,
Jones Rd Weedons,
Orari Domain just off SH1,
Lake Tekapo Had a link but couldnt maintain a connection,
and finally Omarama Airfield a tenuous link. In other words it holds for about 10 minutes.
Bloody marvellous aye.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Colmar Brunton tonight kicked TV3's Pie Eater into touch. All his baiting of the PM has been for naught.
National remains as steady as a rock while Labour has plummeted to an all time low. Of course the best news of all is that the Liar and Thief is a looooooooooong way from five percent. All that remains is for them both to be prosecuted for dealing in an illegally recorded private conversation.
National: down 1 point to 53%
Labour: down another 2 points to 26%
Greens: up 4 points to 13%
New Zealand First: down 0.7 points to 2.2%,
Act: up 0.1 points to 1.6%
Maori Party: 1.6%
Conservative party: 1.4%
United Future: 0.3%
And to make a bad day worse for the Pie Eater, here's his own channel's poll.
Just in time to reassure Australians about Julia Gillard's carbon tax. The one she said she was not going to have.
SCIENCE CHINA, Earth Sciences • October 2011 Vol.54 No.10: 1458–1468
FANG JingYun 1,2*, ZHU JiangLing 1,2, WANG ShaoPeng 1. YUE Chao 1 & SHEN HaiHua 1
1 Department of Ecology, Key Laboratory for Earth Surface Processes of the Ministry of Education, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China;
2 Climate Change Research Center, Academic Divisions of the Chinese Academy of Sciences at Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
Based on an extensive literature review, we suggest that (1) climate warming occurs with great uncertainty in the magnitude of the temperature increase; (2) both human activities and natural forces contribute to climate change, but their relative contributions are difficult to quantify; and (3) the dominant role of the increase in the atmospheric concentration of greenhouse gases (including CO2) in the global warming claimed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is questioned by the scientific communities because of large uncertainties in the mechanisms of natural factors and anthropogenic activities and in the sources of the increased atmospheric CO2 concentration. More efforts should be made in order to clarify these uncertainties....
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was jointly established by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in 1988 to evaluate climate changes and their effects on natural and social systems as well as the possible strategies that may be taken by humanity for the adaptation and mitigation of certain issues.... Up to now, four assessment reports have been published by the IPCC. In 2007, the fourth assessment report (AR4) was finalized by more than 450 lead authors and over 800 contributing authors from more than 130 countries…
For the mechanism of global warming, the IPCC report emphasizes the impact of human activities and the correlation between the CO2 concentration and temperature increase. However, the Earth is a complex dynamic system with various factors affecting each other; great uncertainties exist regarding causes and effects of the climate changes .
Therefore, the claims of the IPCC AR4 have been largely questioned. The Non-governmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC), established in 2007, has introduced a number of controversial and divisive debates [8, 9]. The “Climate-gate” and “Glacier-gate” scandals have especially questioned the public credibility of the report [10, 11].
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Today, Adolf spotted in Coles some turkey shanks on special - about five bucks a kilo. Two of these wonderful shanks cost about $3.50.
Well, I guess a shank is a shank so let's find a recipe for lamb shanks. Sure enough. So, in went the turkey shanks with white wine instead of red wine and 90 minutes cook time instead of 120 minutes.
To die for. Believe me.
And the other one will do for tomorrow night.
Who said you can't live like a King on the smell of an oily rag?
Nobody appears to have thought past the first twenty second sound bite.
Clearly, the tape was made intentionally and illegally. Thus, the publication of any of its contents will render the publisher subject to prosecution and possible jail time.
Now, join some dots.
Winston Peters claims to have been given a copy of the tape. As an aside, I wonder if the passing of the tape to him might in itself constitute 'publication?
My pick is that Peters won't be able to resist quoting publicly from the transcript.
The moment he does that he will be the subject of a prosecution and if convicted will forever be unable to be an MP.
Labour and the media have completely misunderestimated the steely resolve of Prime Minister John Key who has absolutely no time for one Winston Peters, liar and thief.
However, NZ First without Peters might well be a comfortable coalition partner in 2014.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
Of course I can't prove beyond doubt that Labour and the unions did the job but I'll be very surprised if this is not found to be the case. This operation was expensive and well beyond the capacity of the Country Women's Institute. Labour will have provided the idea with some foot soldiers and the unions will have looked after logistics - printing, transport, finance etc.
I sincerely hope the Gnats ask the police to investigate. Of course you would not expect Labour to include the expenses of this effort in its electoral returns so I hope the Commission asks them for detail.
What are the penalties for this co-ordinated vandalism? Are there any penalties?
Joshua Drumond, writing in the Waikato Times:-
UnitedFuture is a party of one man, Peter Dunne, notable only because he has a kind of symbiotic relationship with a weasel that lives on his head that can hypnotise people into voting for him. Otherwise useless.
At last, a journalist who simply reports the facts.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
The recording, which was made unintentionally, according to the man who made it,.......
I thought it was very odd that the Herald was very quick yesterday to deny 'it had a free lance' at the meeting. The Herald doesn't 'have' free lances. Free lances are free.
Like Labour, the Herald thinks New Zeealanders are dimwits who'll believe anything.
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Leaving aside the question of whether the propaganda figures about the cost/benefit ratio of alcohol use in society are correct (they're not), I find it a curious stance for leftists to take, as they're normally flatly opposed to the kind of "user pays" argument they're using here. An argument predicated on sheeting costs home to those statistically more likely to incur the costs has an initial sense of fairness about it that appeals to right-wingers, but leftists are supposedly meant to think of society in less individualistic and vindictive terms. Still, if we did go down that track, as someone completely lacking all interest in sport I wouldn't feel all cut up about the amount of tax the govt could charge you for picking up a rugby ball...