Proof the left wing don’t respect democracy

The left wing in New Zealand, ably assisted by a biased media have constantly harped on about Fiji holding elections, returning to democracy and doubting that Frank Bainimarama would even hold elections.

Well he has, they were free and fair and he won!

So what do they now say?

Malcolm Harbrow shows just exactly what the left wing actually thinks about democracy:

Fijians went to the polls yesterday in the first democratic elections in eight years. And with slightly more than half the ballots counted, it looks like they’ve given dictator Voreqe Bainimarama a clear majority. There’s been no allegations of fraud, so it looks like the result is the clear will of the Fijian people.

I’m appalled. I thought Fijians were better than that. Bainimarama seized power at gunpoint, silenced the media, and used intimidation, beatings and torture to retain power. And Fijians voted for him? I guess you get the government you deserve…

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Update on the Dope Heads

Following on from this morning’s John Key not being a good dope head

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More good news – as if we needed it

Statistics New Zealand reports

Strong growth in service industries saw gross domestic product (GDP) rise 0.7 percent in the June 2014 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today.

‚ÄúServices make up about two-thirds of the economy and all 11 services industries increased this quarter,‚ÄĚ national accounts manager Gary Dunnet said. ‚ÄúThe biggest increases were in industries that include advertising, employment services, and software development.”

Overall, services increased 1.4 percent, the highest growth since the December 2006 quarter. Business services (up 4.2 percent) was the main driver, although accommodation and food services increased 3.0 percent. These increases were partly offset by a 3.1 percent decrease in primary industries, where agriculture, forestry, and mining all fell.

GDP growth for the year ended June 2014 was 3.5 percent. This is the highest annual growth since the September 2007 quarter. Read more »

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Conservatives down, Internet Mana down in latest poll

Care of the Herald-Digipoll, a sneak at tomorrow’s results:

Conservatives in the last six DigiPoll surveys: July 2014, 1.2 per cent, August 2.6, then weekly during the campaign: 3.3, 3.8, 3.8 and 3.3.

Internet Mana in the last six DigiPoll surveys: July 2.2 per cent, August 2.1, then weekly during the campaign: 3.4, 3.5, 2.3 and 1 per cent.

 

UPDATE: ¬†At those numbers, even if Hone gets in, Laila Harre won’t.

Where rugby meets politics

No, this isn’t about John Key pretending to be an All Black. ¬† Via the Tipline:

Hi,
Not sure if the Northland Rugby Union is making a political statement or not, but the photo shows that they have copied Labour’s layout exactly and just changed the people & colours.
For me, this stinks of electioneering.
Even more reason for me not to back the Taniwha’s now …
Go the Makos.

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Throw your politician in a skip [POLL]

Yesterday I called for nominations as to which of our own politicians¬†we should throw in a skip. ¬† ¬†Vote now:¬† Read more »

Mental Health Break

More underhand tactics from the left

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It may be pretty minor in the scheme of things. but come Saturday, all political advertising is to cease, including via Twitter avatars.  Candidates and political parties know this, especially in the light of yet another caution from the Electoral Commission the other day.

So, what do they do? ¬†They’re now trying to push the avatar out into the public. ¬†It is entirely reasonable to expect thousands of people not to take them down on Saturday, and of course, the electoral commission isn’t going to bother prosecuting anyone.

Dirty politics comes natural to the nasty party.

Map of the Day

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The shortest driving route through all 48 contigous US states (Takes 113 hours)

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Dirty Politics for the mentally handicapped

Although not surprising, it still turns my stomach

A large-scale provider of care for the intellectually disabled has been accused of openly influencing the voting of residents in their care.

A former community support worker at Idea Services said carers actively encouraged residents to vote Labour and schooled them on what boxes to tick on their ballot paper.

The Waikato-based worker, who declined to give her full name for fear of reprisals, said Idea Services management pressured carers to vote Labour and also directed them to influence how residents voted.

Idea Services is a subsidiary of IHC.

“By the time they [clients] get taken to the voting booths, they already know the colour that they have got to vote for,” the former staffer said. “They get told things like you can vote for whoever you like but Labour is the only political party that cares what happens to you.”

Let’s be realistic. ¬†It’s been going on forever. ¬†The stupidity is getting caught at it.¬† Read more »