Gareth Morgan

Almost as good as his cat killing policy

Here I was thinking the other day that I don’t agree with Gareth Morgan on anything much at all, except for his cat killing policy.

But I have found another thing to agree with him on.

Flat Tax.

Now that is almost as good as his cat killing policy…it could be improved by providing additional tax rebates for cat killing professionals.

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Up Shit Creek

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Gareth Morgan has started another campaign that will probably be more popular than his cat termination campaign.

He is highlighting that our waterways are full of shit, and that we are not going to be able to swim in them without getting crook.

Many of our waterways are full of excrement. As you’d expect, this stuff poses a massive health issue for people that want to swim in or drink the water from our streams, rivers, lakes and even aquifers. Between 18,000-34,000 Kiwis contract a waterborne disease every year; probably more if you include those that get a dose of the runs but keep it to themselves.   Read more »

Have they checked the local takeaway?

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Apparently there is a cat killer on the loose in Suffolk.

Have they checked the local takeaway?

Anyone seen Gareth Morgan lately?

It is the backdrop for Charles Dickens’ first novel and has inspired many of William Gainsborough’s idyllic countryside scenes.

But Ipswich residents are now living in fear that a mass cat killer is on the loose after reports that more than a hundred pets have mysteriously disappeared without a trace.

Police said they are investigating the matter, which has caused distress among cat-owners, many of whom now refuse to let their pets go out at night for fear they will be attacked.   Read more »

Is Gareth Morgan Stupid Enough to form a Political Party?

Yesterday both me and Arts, Travel and Lifestyle blogger David “Pinko” Farrar blogged that Gareth Morgan is calling for a Blue Green Party.

The time is overdue for a Bluegreens political party, one that is happy to work with whoever is the senior party in government, and is focussed properly on improving our environment, society and economy together. Without this there is a large swathe of voters who are not represented adequately in Parliament. Can the Green Party assume that role? I doubt it very much, theirs is very much a socialist heritage and they exhibit an ongoing reluctance to get real on the importance of the economy. With their voter support capped at 10% (about the same as the craziest party in parliament, Winston Peter’s conspiracy theorists), the electorate continues to see no hope for the Green Party – the adverse impact on jobs and incomes is unpalatable. …

A Bluegreen party would emphatically express New Zealanders’ preference for clever and clean as the way we want our dollars earned, while leaving National and Labour to fight over how social justice is best promoted – via National’s preference for capacity building through education and training, delivering more flexible employment and wage-setting practices; or via Labour’s penchant for widening and lifting of social assistance, greater progressivity of income tax, widening the tax base on income from capital, and greater protection of labour in the workplace.

That is why today I am calling for a Bluegreen party – a party with a true environmental focus rather than a socialist party in drag. Tomorrow we will look at some of the policies such a party could pursue, policies that without a Bluegreen party are being left off the political agenda completely.

I’ve had some additional thoughts about this.  Read more »

No love for cats up the Kaipara

Looks like one of Gareth Morgan’s hit squads is active north of Auckland

Supplied / via NZ Herald

Supplied / via NZ Herald

Several gruesome dead cats have been found this week draped over the rail guard and fences near the main road leading to Tapora, east of Kaipara Harbour, disturbing the residents of the small community.

“It’s really horrible, it gave me and my mum a real shock,” said local Kim Powley, 19.

“We were driving on our way to Tapora, and a small black cat was hung over a guard rail. We were shocked but assumed that maybe someone hit it and put it there, so the owners would know what happened to it.

“But about one kilometre from entering Tapora, another cat, black as well, was hung in the same way from a farmer’s fence. This road is a school bus route and these animals were on display for all to see. We were disgusted, as obviously it was no coincidence.”

Dealing to a feral cat problem is one thing, but hanging them over fences isn’t going to keep the locals on board.   Read more »

Look who Gareth Morgan pays homage to

VICE produced the above documentary Gareth Morgan…it shows him crawling to Kim Il Sung.

We all know that Gareth Morgan went on a tour through Potemkin villages of North Korea and pronounced to the world that Gareth had now seen North Korea and it wasn’t evil like the West makes out…and we can all rest easy that these lovely agrarian peasants look happy and well fed…with abundant crops.

What we were never shown, certainly not in NZ media was this…

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The Morgans pay homage to Kim Il Sung, the “liberator” of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

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Bill Ralston says Labour’s Tax Policy is like genital herpes

Bill Ralston accurately sums up Labour’s financial plans.

There doesn’t seem to be much hope in the pronouncements from Labour on what it would do to restore my fortunes. It seems determined to reduce the amount of disposable cash in my pocket.

David Parker wants to give the Reserve Bank the power to pump up my KiwiSaver contributions, which he’ll make compulsory. Yes, I know that means I’m saving, but I can’t touch it till I’m retired and the amount of money I have to live on weekly in the meantime is reduced further.

Labour seems obsessed with getting the Kiwi dollar reduced dramatically in value, but it occurs to me that would mean I’d be paying more for imported goods and inflation would go up, leading to less money in the wallet.  Read more »

Sledge of the day

What is it with wealthy people who are also socialists and their propensity to act like sanctimonious, all knowing oracles, and worse their propensity to tell us they know better than the rest of us.

Once such person is Gareth Morgan, but his son isn’t far off.

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Time for someone to be checked in…

To an asylum…

Dr Gevil? What a dick.

Dr Gevil from Gareth Morgan on Vimeo.

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Perhaps Gareth Morgan should take note of this

Gareth Morgan famously rode his motorcycle through the Potemkin villages of NOrth Korea, proclaiming the whole country to be enlightened and not as reported outside of the country.

The man is an idiot. There is ample evidence of the lack of freedom and deprivations suffered by the people of North Korea under the Kim regime.

Yeonmi Park spoke to Australia’s SBS about her defection from North Korea.

I lived in North Korea for the first 15 years of my life, believing Kim Jong-il was a god. I never doubted it because I didn’t know anything else. I could not even imagine life outside of the regime.

It was like living in hell. There were constant power outages, so everything was dark. There was no transportation – everyone had to walk everywhere. It was very dirty and no one could eat anything.

It was not the right conditions for human life, but you couldn’t think about it, let alone complain about it. Even though you were suffering, you had to worship the regime every day.

I had to be careful of my thoughts because I believed Kim Jong-il could read my mind. Every couple of days someone would disappear. A classmate’s mother was punished in a public execution that I was made to attend. I had no choice – there were spies in the neighbourhood.

My father worked for the government, so for a while things were relatively OK for me compared with some others in North Korea. But my father was accused of doing something wrong and jailed for three years. He being guilty made me guilty too, so whatever future I had in North Korea completely disappeared. I could no longer go to university, and my family was forced to move out of Pyongyang to the countryside on the border close to China.

After a few years, my father became very sick with cancer and he came out of jail for treatment. During this time, we decided to leave North Korea.

We had to cross a frozen river in the middle of winter to sneak across the border into China. I was very scared – not of being caught but of being shot. If they see someone escaping, they don’t ask, they just shoot them.  Read more »