The anti-semitic virus that’s rampant in the left of politics

We’ve seen Andrew Little getting death threats for visiting a Jewish community centre in Auckland.  But the left and Jew hatred go hand in hand.  This, from the UK:

Tories can feel proud that this anti-Semitism has all but vanished from the Conservative Party.

Unfortunately, it has not vanished from British politics. Indeed, it has emerged as a noxious problem inside Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party. How has Labour acquired this anti-Semitic virus, just as it was eliminated by the Conservatives?

A large part of the answer lies in the politics of the Middle East. Many Labour MPs and activists support the Palestinian cause, and there is no reason why they shouldn’t criticise the policies of the Israeli State. Indeed, it is essential they should be allowed to do so, just as they should be allowed to criticise the policies of any other state.

However, too many Labour politicians have allowed their antagonisms to Israel to spill over into very unpleasant attacks on Jews themselves. We saw this last week, with the emergence of remarks from Naz Shah (made before she became MP for Bradford West, and for which she has now apologised to Parliament) calling for ‘the transportation of Jews from Israel to the United States of America’.

This is a political party that will get stuck into UK Jews for being Jewish, but are quite comfortable with UK Muslims in a general sense.   Read more »

Can Penny Bright explain this?

Penny Bright refuses to pay her rates and has been slammed with $13,000 in court costs.

She maintains she is righteous in her attempts to shirk rates.

But it would appear that not only is she shirking her rates, she may also be subverting the water supply to her property.

Photos obtained by Whaleoil suggest she is bypassing the water meter to her property via a jury-rigged hose system.

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Government to host state funeral for Hilary Barry, dress code to include Panama hats

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Every media outlet plus the usual drop-kicks on Twitter are carrying on as if Hilary Barry has died…while saving a whole village of refugees who were sheltering under her cloak of sanctimony.

Seriously, these people need to get a grip.

She’s a bloody NEWS READER…nothing else

The way everyone is carrying on you’d think it was Mother Teresa who died. She’s a NEWS READER.

Show me the long list of investigative stories that she wrote that changed the face of New Zealand. Don’t bother searching, you won’t find any, she’s a bloody NEWS READER.

What gets me is all the people who were supposedly boycotting Mediaworks somehow are all aghast that Hilary Barry will no longer be reading the news on a channel they no longer watch.

Why does it have to be me to call all these drop-kicks out. She’s a bloody NEWS READER.   Read more »

Whaleoil General Debate

keep-calm-and-don-t-shoot-the-messenger-3Morning everyone, and welcome to Whaleoil’s daily General Debate post (another one called Backchat will start at 6pm). To participate you’ll need to register a free Disqus account.

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Face of the Day

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President Kenyatta sets fires to biggest stockpile of ivory tusks ever destroyed, in statement against ivory trade.

Kenya’s president has set fire to 105 tonnes of elephant ivory and more than 1 tonne of rhino horn, in a statement against the trade in ivory and products from endangered species.

Uhuru Kenyatta put a flame to the biggest of 11 pyres of ivory tusks and one of rhino horn in a chilly afternoon on Saturday. Read more »

Word of the day

The word for today is…

hooligan (noun) – A tough and aggressive or violent youth.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 1890s, of unknown origin, first found in British newspaper police-court reports in the summer of 1898, almost certainly from the variant form of the Irish surname Houlihan, which figured as a characteristic comic Irish name in music hall songs and newspapers of the 1880s and ’90s.

As an “inventor” and adapter to general purposes of the tools used by navvies and hodmen, “Hooligan” is an Irish character who occupies week by week the front of a comic literary journal called Nuggets, one of the series of papers published by Mr. James Henderson at Red Lion House. Previous to publication in London, “Hooligan” appears, I believe, in New York in a comic weekly, and in London he is set off against “Schneider,” a German, whose contrainventions and adaptations appear in the Garland (a very similar paper to Nuggets), which also comes from Mr. Henderson’s office. “Hooligan” and “Schneider” have been running, I should think, for four or five years.

Internationalised 20th century in communist rhetoric as Russian khuligan, opprobrium for “scofflaws, political dissenters, etc.”

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 30

1The sayings of Agur son of Jakeh contain this message. I am weary, O God; I am weary and worn out, O God.

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In this country, he wouldn’t be a hero

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Today’s Trivia

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Welcome to Daily Trivia. There is a game to play here. The photo above relates to one of the items below. The first reader to correctly tell us in the comments what item the photo belongs to, and why, gets bragging rights. Sometimes they are obvious, other times the obvious answer is the decoy. Can you figure it out tonight?

The “world’s most dangerous golf course” is surrounded on three sides by live minefields. (Source)

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