Fashion Model to Dirt Racer, meet Rose Halfpenny

Leading the pack at Western Springs

Leading the pack at Western Springs

 

I am not a sports fan but I do admire guts and determination. I especially admire those who succeed despite the odds being against them. My article today is about this kind of person. I learned about Rose through a mutual friend and have been following her career for 3 years now with interest.

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Condemned by Labour, NZ First and the Greens but Mana still thinks swastikas and flag burnings are ok

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The swastika flags and flag burnings by anti-Israel protestors have been condemned by Labour, NZ First and the Greens.

But the screaming skull, John Minto, thinks that such demonstrations are just fine with him and the Mana party.

Then again when you are funded by a nazi fetishist who makes rape jokes it is probably normal.

Mana activist John Minto is defending the defacing of Israeli flags at an anti-Israel march in Auckland, saying it was an appropriate form of protest due to the “massacre”.

Hundreds of people turned out during the weekend march to protest the Israeli offensive in Gaza, which has resulted in more than 600 Palestinians being killed as Israel bombards the Gaza Strip.

Right-wing blog Whale Oil has posted images showing protesters, including Mana members, burning a US and an Israeli flag as well as one of an Israeli flag with a Nazi swastika imposed upon it.

These actions have been condemned by Labour, NZ First and the Greens.

Minto said he was not aware of the burning, but did not believe it was inappropriate.

“I can’t see what the problem is,” Minto said. “Flags have been burnt in demonstrations and protests for hundreds of years so it’s no big deal.”

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Why are Wellington Young Feminist not demanding Kim Dotcom apologise?

Remember this?

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It caused quite a stir.  Laila Harre had to get stuck into Kim before he would delete the Tweet.   Thing is, Kim Dotcom has form when it comes to rape jokes.   Read more »

Labour attack the media. Another stupid thing to do

Andrea Vance managed to type all this while laughing and shaking her head

The Labour Party is in a standoff with TVNZ over plans to use presenter Mike Hosking to moderate the live televised leaders’ debates.

The state broadcaster is refusing to budge, declaring: “Mike is our man.”

Leader David Cunliffe’s inner circle believes the Seven Sharp host is too close to National and has compiled a dossier of examples.

A “dossier” no less!

It includes Hosking dismissing Cunliffe as a “moron” – and his endorsement of Prime Minister John Key before a major political speech last year.

A Labour source said that, despite protestations, the party was unlikely to pull out of the two scheduled TVNZ debates. “When we heard it was Hosking the initial reaction was ‘Are you f…ing joking?’ But we are trying to get it changed. We are not making a hullabaloo about nothing, we’d rather they get someone else.”

What’s the big deal here?  You don’t get John Key complaining about John Campbell fronting the TV3 debates.   Read more »

Wellington Young Feminists, Tania Billingsley, and how this is NOT political?

This, from the Wellington Young Feminists Facebook page

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This is what the Wellington Young Feminists team are pushing out right now.  A petition to get John Key to apologise to Tania for…. not looking sufficiently interested, I guess?  Wasn’t that the original charge?

Seriously, these people are destroying any credibility that they had.

This is a serious case of hysteria.

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RAPE is terrible!   Read more »

Dud Judge has another of her decisions appealed

Judge Philippa Cunningham is the same judge who let off “The Comedian” sex offender after she said he made people laugh.

Now another of her decisions is being appealed…the case of Korotangi Paki.

Crown Law is appealing the discharge without conviction handed down to the son of Maori King Tuheitia Paki earlier this month.

Korotangi Paki, 19, was let off charges of burglary, theft and drink driving by Judge Philippa Cunningham after his defence counsel successfully argued a conviction would ruin his chances of succeeding to the throne.

He had earlier pleaded guilty to all the charges, which related to two separate incidents dating from March this year and October 2013.

In a statement, media advisor for Crown Law Jan Fulstow said an appeal had been made.

“Crown Law does a very careful and thorough review of cases such as this before a decision is made.   Read more »

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Daily Proverb

Proverbs 23

6Don’t eat with people who are stingy; don’t desire their delicacies.

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