Labour’s problem at Question Time is because they are playing the political equivalent of Kiwi Cricket

I was listening to Question Time yesterday while driving and was left with the distinct impression that Labour has no strategy when it comes to Question Time.

Have a look at this question from Stuart Nash to Judith Collins.

Why on earth is Labour targeting Judith Collins? She is just playing with Nash, like a cat plays with a mouse. He knows it, she knows it and the fools in Labour sit there and watch Nashy take one for the team.   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

INSIDE EDITION Fred after the fire.

INSIDE EDITION
Fred after the fire.

Today’s face of the day is Fred the tortoise, a tortoise barely alive.

Gentlemen we can rebuild her.

We have the technology.

We have the capability to make the world’s first 3D shell.

Fred the tortoise will have that 3D shell.

She will be better than she was before.

Better,

stronger,

faster.

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Word of the day

The word for today is…

cledonism (noun) – (Rare) the use of euphemisms in order to avoid the use of plain words and any misfortune associated with them.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : “Avoidance of words deemed unlucky,” 1885, from Latinised form of Greek kledon “omen or presage contained in a word or sound,” also “report, rumour, tidings; fame” .

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 24

1Don’t envy evil people or desire their company.

Tuesday nightCap

Let’s hope it doesn’t come to this

Seems dropping the changing table caused a bit of upset

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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?

A philosophy riddle from 1688 was recently solved. If a man born blind can feel the differences between shapes such as spheres and cubes, could he, if given the ability, distinguish those objects by sight alone? In 2003 five people had their sight restored though surgery, and, no they could not.  (source)
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Drone wars

This is really well done

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He’s no use in an emergency

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