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 »

Willie Jackson interviews Cam Slater for waateanews.com

Socialist Troughing Bludger Alert – Kevin Rose

At the last local body elections this blog did some stellar work tipping out the bludging socialist ratbags at the extremely dodgy Hawkes Bay Regional Council.

Kevin Rose was one of the biggest bludgers and had a big sook after he got kicked out.

Beaten Hawkes Bay Regional Councillor Kevin Rose got the arse because he was so out of touch with his community that some enterprising blokes ran a campaign to change a dodgy ratbag council.

Now he is having a sook about people expressing their deeply held opinions publicly.

Growers Action Group (GAG), unhappy with the council’s policy of protecting river flow levels by stopping irrigation, put up three successful candidates for the council’s Hastings constituency.

He said this year’s campaign had not been as cordial.

He said GAG was “very well funded and organised” but was about getting rid of people rather than people with policies.

“We had continual negativity while those seeking election were unable to offer anything in the way of positive policy.

“They said they would do things better, but none of them said how.   Read more »

Colin Craig denies “untoward” and “unchristian” behavour

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We discovered some hours ago that Colin Craig’s press secretary, Rachel McGregor had quit the Conservative Party campaign team having worked with them for three years quoting “unchristian” and “manipulative” behaviour on behalf of Craig.

Craig didn’t know she had resigned and was flummoxed by media asking him to explain what happened. Read more »

Photo Of The Day

Photograph: Sebastiao Salgado/Amazonas Images/nbpictures Greater Burhan Oil Field, Kuwait. Canadian firefighters in Kuwait battle to seal an oil well.

Photograph: Sebastiao Salgado/Amazonas Images/nbpictures
Greater Burhan Oil Field, Kuwait.
Canadian firefighters in Kuwait battle to seal an oil well.

Oil Well Burhan Kuwait

‘Sometimes they sat down and cried’ Read more »

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