December 2005

Quote of the Day – Leighton Smith

In the Letters to the Editor of the Herald.

"If Dick Hubbard allows the Queen Street Massacre I will make it my personal responsibility to see him removed from office"

Leighton Smith

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Trees and a conspiracy

Normally I don’t comment on Auckland local politics unless it is Manukau coz that is where I live. I didn’t "do" Auckland as that was Aaron B.’s domain. However with him gone I guess it lets me have a little say.

I have watched with interest the saga of the Queen Street massacre. today on the deadwood version of the Herald I finally got sniff of what is up with this little saga.

Dick is a….well a dick. He has no spine for anything at all, he desperately wants to be the Mayor he told us all he would be. Clearly he is a lightweight.

his council are a bunch of back stabbing leftie featherbedders.

Featherbedders I hear you ask….yep featherbedders.

It seems that the "independent" arborist (Gordon Ikin) asked to report on the trees the coucil wants destroyed is also the head of the company that won the tender to replace the trees….Hmmm if it smells like fish, tastes like fiah it probably is fish.

We also find that a truly independent arborist and native tree expert says there is nothing wrong with the trees and that the so called "independent" arborist is actually full of shit.

I also have to ask that if Plane trees are so "evil" and should be replaced by poxy cabbage trees and nikaus why hasn’t the council started the death sentence on all the trees up at the university or indeed the plane trees in the streets surrounding the dopey mayor’s house….and another thing when is he going to chop down the big walnut tree in his front yard.

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Rotovegas is home for the next two weeks

I’m in Rotovegas for the next two weeks, this is the first Xmas in 15 years our whole family has been together.

My brother works for Hyatt and this is the first Xmas in that time he has been back in NZ.

So far the score is Trout 0 – Whaleoil 2

Pictures tomorrow. Oh yeah and dial up sucks, but I heard the lodge down the road has a wireless network, mmmm might have to see how secure it is.

Told ya you stupid bint

Retailers have announced what those on the right have predicted all along.

Retailers say Government plans to boost the minimum wage to $12 an hour would cost them $760 million, just as interest-rate rises begin to bite.

The Retailers Association said yesterday that retail confidence and consumer demand were flattening because of uncertainty about the volatility of real estate and the effect on the economy of official cash rate rises.

"We have voiced our concern to the Government that this slowdown, if left uncorrected, will ultimately come as a cost to the sector and subsequently have detrimental impact on the country’s social and economic development," the association said.

The Reserve Bank has increased the cash rate nine times since the beginning of 2004 in a bid to reel in consumer spending and put the brakes on rising house prices.

What that really means for all you simpleton lefties out there is this J O B  L O S S E S.

Having a minimum wage actually prices some folk out of the market. 

Whoopsy….Democrats misjudge American public again

According to Rasmussen, 64% of Americans believe the National Security Agency (NSA) should be allowed to intercept telephone conversations between terrorism suspects in other countries and people living in the United States. Only 23% disagree.

Ha, Ha, Ha, ha…..oh stop the ribs are hurting….Ha, ha, Ha…..no more please…..

How on earth could the Democrats screw up their reading of the people so badly…oh wait, I know they read their own press releases.

looks like talks of impeachment could fade now, especially as Bush would win hands down and deliver those high brow right thinkers on the left another devastating defeat at the hands of the stupidest president the world has known.

Kyoto is Japanese for hypocrisy

Jack Kelly comments on the hypocrites that were loudly reported by the worlds media at the recent conference in Montreal, especially those critical of the US and Bush.

Here are the hypocrites in no particular order.

Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin who in his address, took a poke at the United States for refusing to sign on to the Kyoto Accord.

The Facts: Since 1990, the base year for Kyoto calculations, Canadian emissions of so-called "greenhouse gases" have increased 24.2 percent, while those of the United States have increased by only 13.3 percent.

Slick Willie who declared President Bush was "flat wrong" that the Kyoto targets would damage the U.S. economy.

Only thing is he forget to tell delegats that, as president, he had described the Kyoto accord as a "work in progress," and refused to submit it to the senate for ratification. This was chiefly because in July of 1997, the senate had voted, 95-0, for a resolution saying the U.S. should not sign the treaty if it would damage our economy, or if it excluded developing nations from emissions restrictions.

A 1998 study by the Energy Information Administration estimated trying to meet the Kyoto standards would cost the U.S. economy about $400 billion a year, mostly by hugely increasing the cost to consumers of electricity, home heating oil, and gasoline.

Toronto Star columnist Richard Gwyn summs it up with his comment on Paul Martins position.

"We’ve done nothing about climate change and about global warming except talk. For us to now preach at others is pure hypocrisy."

Michelle Malkin gets stuck into the NY Times

Michelle Malkin via RealClearPolitics gets stuck into the NY Times. Meanwhile Sir Humphreys reports a major slump in their share price.

December 28, 2005
The New York Times vs. America
By Michelle Malkin

2005 was a banner year for the nation’s Idiotarian newspaper of record, The New York Times.

What’s "Idiotarian"? Popular warblogger Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs (littlegreenfootballs.com) and Pajamas Media (pajamasmedia.com) coined the useful term to describe stubborn blame-America ideologues hopelessly stuck in a pre-September 11 mindset. The Times crusaded tirelessly this year for the cut-and-run, troop-undermining, Bush-bashing, reality-denying cause. Let’s review:

On July 6, Army reserve officer Phillip Carter authored a freelance op-ed for the Times calling on President Bush to promote military recruitment efforts. The next day, the paper was forced to admit that one of its editors had inserted misleading language into the piece against Carter’s wishes. The "correction":

"The Op-Ed page in some copies yesterday carried an incorrect version of an article about military recruitment. The writer, an Army reserve officer, did not say, ‘Imagine my surprise the other day when I received orders to report to Fort Campbell, Ky., next Sunday,’ nor did he characterize his recent call-up to active duty as the precursor to a ‘surprise tour of Iraq.’ That language was added by an editor and was to have been removed before the article was published. Because of a production error, it was not. The Times regrets the error."

Carter told Times ombudsman Byron Calame: "Those were not words I would have said. It left the impression that I was conscripted" when, in fact, Carter volunteered for active duty.

Funny how the "production errors" of the Times’ truth doctors always put the Bush administration and the war in the worst light.

Not content to meddle with the words of a living soldier, the Times published a disgraceful distortion of a fallen soldier’s last words on Oct. 26. As reported in this column and in the news pages of the New York Post, Times reporter James Dao unapologetically abused the late Corporal Jeffrey B. Starr, whose letter to his girlfriend in case of death in Iraq was selectively edited to convey a bogus sense of "fatalism" for a massive piece marking the anti-war movement’s "2,000 dead in Iraq" campaign. The Times added insult to injury by ignoring President Bush’s tribute to Starr on Nov. 30 during his Naval Academy speech defending the war in Iraq.

After Starr died, Bush said, "a letter was found on his laptop computer. Here’s what he wrote. He said, ‘[I]f you’re reading this, then I’ve died in Iraq. I don’t regret going. Everybody dies, but few get to do it for something as important as freedom. It may seem confusing why we’re in Iraq; it’s not to me. I’m here helping these people so they can live the way we live, not to have to worry about tyrants or vicious dictators. Others have died for my freedom; now this is my mark.’"

Stirring words deemed unfit to print by the Times.

The Times did find space to print the year’s most insipid op-ed piece by paranoid Harvard student Fatina Abdrabboh, who praised Al Gore for overcoming America’s allegedly rampant anti-Muslim bias by picking up her car keys, which she dropped while running on a gym treadmill:

" . . . Mr. Gore’s act represented all that I yearned for — acceptance and acknowledgment. . . . I left the gym with a renewed sense of spirit, reassured that I belong to America and that America belongs to me."

I kid you not.

In June, Debra Burlingame, sister of Charles F. "Chic" Burlingame III, pilot of downed American Airlines Flight 77, blew the whistle on plans by civil liberties zealots to turn Ground Zero in New York into a Blame America monument. On July 29, the Times editorial page, stocked with liberals who snort and stamp whenever their patriotism is questioned, slammed Burlingame and her supporters at Take Back the Memorial as "un-American" — for exercising their free speech rights.

Yes, "un-American." This from a newspaper that smeared female interrogators at Guantanamo Bay as "sex workers," sympathetically portrayed military deserters as "un-volunteers," apologized for terror suspects and illegal aliens at every turn, enabled the Bush Derangement Syndrome-driven crusade of the lying Joe Wilson, and recklessly endangered national security by publishing illegally obtained information about classified counterterrorism programs.

So, which side is The New York Times on? Let 2005 go down as the year the Gray Lady wrapped herself permanently in a White Flag.

Kerry Packer dies

Australian media magnate Kerry Packer has died.

Packer, 68, was Australia’s richest man and chairman of Publishing and Broadcasting Limited.

His death was announced on the Nine television network, which is owned by PBL.

The TV station quoted a statement from Mr Packer’s family as saying "Mrs Kerry Packer and her children James and Gretel sadly report the passing last evening of her husband and their father Kerry. He died peacefully at home with his family at his bedside."

Surely they can't mean Farrar?

Woman Scorned

Some broken arse (judging by the car) has been dipping his wick somewhere the missus found out that wasn’t her.

Hat Tip: Generation XY 

Woman Scorned