Cheerful blonde families public enemy number one in Germany

Cheerful blonde family

Cheerful blonde family

Germany does not appear to have learned anything from history. Once again they are targeting people based on what they believe and how they look. In fact, they are turning on people who formerly made up the very backbone of their country. Blonde, ethnic Germans. Once again in Germany, only one political view is acceptable and once again socialism is raising its ugly head.

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Parenting magazine Baby & Family has told readers to beware of families who are “inconspicuous” and “cheerful”, as these warning signs indicate they are right wing and thus “dangerous”.

Depicted with illustrations featuring solely blonde women and children, the report says ordinary parents must take action against right-wing families and make clear that their ideology has no place in the world.

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Vernon is still baffled, this time over John Key’s support for Dear ex-Leader

Vernon is still baffled, this time over John Key’s support for Dear ex-Leader, Helen Clark.

Contrast Little’s stance with Prime Minister John Key’s enthusiastic championing of Clark, his former rival, as the next United Nations chief.

There are no signs the straw poll overnight will contain any better news for Clark, who has languished down the league tables so far.

But Key has been unstinting in his efforts, leading US Vice-President Joe Biden to joke he thought she must be Key’s sister.

There must have been times when Key felt like telling her the game is up, especially now a couple of countries with veto powers have been tipped among her “discourage” votes. But he has steadfastly insisted in public that the call to quit is hers, not his, to make.   Read more »

Something is amiss when you burn off your fanbois

Vernon Small goes through life with red tinted glasses, but he is perplexed over Andrew Little’s bizarre rejection of Helen Clark’s sage advice.

Even if things should fall apart, it seems the centre cannot hold Labour leader Andrew Little’s interest.

In a strangely intense rejection of Helen Clark’s suggestion that parties on the left must “command the centre ground” to win elections, Little dismissed the idea as “meaningless” and “a pretty hollow view”.

Strange, because it is truism. Winning power requires 50 per cent plus one of the voters – and Mr 50 and Mrs 51 are by definition in the centre.

Perhaps Little was trying to say something more subtle – that the centre can be owned by someone else (not John Key surely? Maybe Winston Peters?) without embracing defeat.   Read more »

This is what happens when you go dog on your mates

Like NZ did to Fiji when we turned or backs on our mates, the US has done the same to Israel.

When you are spurned you find better friends. Fiji tuned north, and now Israel has cut a deal with Russia and is improving relations with Sunni states in the region, while Obama looks on.

There is perhaps only one thing harder for the American mind to process than the fact that President Obama has been a terrible foreign policy president, and that is that Bibi Netanyahu is an extraordinarily successful Israeli Prime Minister. In Asia, in Africa, in Latin America, Israel’s diplomacy is moving from strength to strength. Virtually every Arab and Middle Eastern leader thinks that Bibi is smarter and stronger than President Obama, and as American prestige across the Middle East has waned under Obama, Israel’s prestige — even among people who hate it — has grown. Bibi’s reset with Russia, unlike Obama’s, actually worked. His pivot to Asia has been more successful than Obama’s. He has had far more success building bridges to Sunni Muslims than President Obama, and both Russia and Iran take Bibi and his red lines much more seriously than they take Obama’s expostulations and pious hopes.

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Boss Hogg and his vigilante arsehole mates need to pick on someone else

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Outgoing Mayor and real Boss Hogg type character Alistair Sowman has unleashed a bunch of vigilante arseholes onto Marlborough.

They are searching for my source, the whistle-blower who busted Sowman’s Rosco P. Coltrane, John Leggett saying one thing in public and another behind closed doors.

Now their little witch hunt has escalated to violence.

A councillor is outraged about the “defamatory” vandalism of her signs, the latest in a spat about a leaked recording which appeared on a right-wing blog.

Campaign signs belonging to Laressa Shenfield were vandalised between Thursday night and Friday morning.

Wallpaper was glued over the original slogan, “Making a Difference”, and was changed to “Making a recording”.

The vandalism was “malicious”, Shenfield said.    Read more »

That’s it, it isn’t safe to vote for any Auckland Mayoral candidate

I was going to put up a recommended voter guide for the Auckland Council elections.

But after today I can no longer support any mayoral candidate.

Three leading mayoral candidates have backed the idea of dedicated seats for Māori on the Auckland Council, but one of them, Phil Goff, would leave it to the government to decide.

Mr Goff – along with John Palino and Chloe Swarbrick – said he would support Māori seats but, in today’s Radio Waatea debate, both Mark Thomas and Vic Crone opposed them.

Mr Goff was asked directly whether he would support dedicated Māori seats.

“I’d say ‘yes’, John Key says ‘no’, so it’s not going to happen,” he told a live audience gathered at a marae in Mangere.   Read more »

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Face of the Day

First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton talks to reporters outside the U.S. District Court in Washington Friday, Jan. 26, 1996 after testifying before a grand jury investigating Whitewater. Mrs. Clinton testified for about four hours in secret Friday to a grand jury that must decide whether criminal charges are warranted in the disappearance, and then rediscovery, of her long-sought law firm billing records.  (AP Photo/Denis Paquin)

First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton talks to reporters outside the U.S. District Court in Washington Friday, Jan. 26, 1996 after testifying before a grand jury investigating Whitewater. Mrs. Clinton testified for about four hours in secret Friday to a grand jury that must decide whether criminal charges are warranted in the disappearance, and then rediscovery, of her long-sought law firm billing records. (AP Photo/Denis Paquin)

Word of the day

The word for today is…

stentorian (adj) – Extremely loud.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : “Of powerful voice,” circa 1600, from Stentor, legendary Greek herald in the Trojan War, whose voice (described in the “Iliad”) was as loud as 50 men. His name is from Greek stenein “groan, moan,” from PIE imitative root *(s)ten-, source of Old English þunor “thunder”.

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 26

4Don’t answer the foolish arguments of fools, or you will become as foolish as they are.