Green Party

A Green finance spokesperson is like an ash tray on a motorbike

vmbride16

The Greens have made the right call handing the crucial finance role to their co-leader James Shaw.

Crucial?

Sixteen months too late, perhaps, but the right call.

The “promotion” was part of the reshuffle necessitated by Kevin Hague’s resignation. Read more »

Not all Maori support Hamas hugging Green grandstander

Sheree Trotter (Te Arawa) writes at Shalom.Kiwi:

Davidson has aligned herself with an organisation that is little more than a hate group. Kia Ora Gaza leader, Roger Fowler, has expressed support for a one-state solution (the dismantling of the world’s only Jewish state), has compared Israel to Islamic State, has publicly supported a “third intifada”, and has justified violence against Israeli civilians. This is not an organisation committed to peace and human rights.

For Māori who oppose Kia Ora Gaza’s hatred of Israel, the co-opting of Te Reo Måori for their cause is deeply offensive. Historically, Māori have had strong connections with the Jewish people. Indeed the struggle of the Jews gave inspiration to many of our tipuna, and several indigenous prophetic movements in the 19th century were established on the Jewish model. The return of Jews to their ancient homeland has been an inspiring example for many indigenous peoples. Even though the Jewish people experienced expulsion and dispossession, they never abandoned their hope of return, and a small Jewish remnant kept ahi kaa in the land over many centuries of dispersal. The rebirth of Hebrew has been an inspiration for the revitalisation of Te Reo Māori in Aotearoa.

Read more »

Can’t wait for Patrick Gower to go nuts over this

I won’t hold my breath waiting for Patrick Gower to go nuts on the Greens pulling out of the Mt Roskill by-election to give Goff’s shadow, Michael Wood, a chance at winning.

The Green Party will not stand a candidate in the Mt Roskill electorate should Phil Goff win the Auckland mayoralty race.

The party made the official announcement this afternoon after weeks of speculation it would not stand a candidate in the central Auckland suburb.

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the government in 2017 and, as part of that, we’ve decided we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election,” says Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei.

The Greens and Labour signed a memorandum of understanding in May, where the parties committed to “work collaboratively to change the government.”

Ms Turei says today’s decision shows that agreement is working.

“The Mt Roskill by-election will be closely contested and we don’t want to play any role in National winning the seat,” she says.

Read more »

Catherine Delahunty does her bit to give Marama Davidson her 5 seconds of fame

A motion without notice was put forward by Catherine Delahunty this week regarding the Women’s peace boat to Gaza that Marama Davidson is going on. She asked the National Party in private if they were okay with it and they said no. Normally that would be the end of it but she still asked leave to make the motion in order to grandstand. Her lack of co-ordination and co-operation was mentioned by the speaker.

The boat to Gaza is nothing but a giant virtue signal by people who care more about how things look than about actually making a difference. Marama Davis is a fool who has ignored all the facts that have been helpfully sent to her on Facebook. She is determined to have her day in the spotlight and Catherine Delahunty was prepared to give the National party the metaphorical fingers in order to help her.

Woman relaxing on cruise ship

Woman relaxing on cruise ship

I wish I could go on a relaxing cruise. Marama gets to hang out with other Social justice bullies, sipping Chardonnay and feeling virtuous. Meanwhile, nothing changes for the Palestinian women still oppressed by Hamas and the religion of peace.

The truly sad part is that these aging hippie activists are really going in order to make a scene when the inevitable happens and the Israelis enforce their legal blockade. I hope the Israeli soldiers don’t get hurt by the boney old crones aboard the ship. I suggest that they bring ear plugs because the screeching is going to be weapons grade.

Read more »

Are you a Gaza-loving-Greenie? Then it’s time for school

Shalom.Kiwi posts about the nine things that Marama Davidson needs to learn or understand before she makes her “stand”.

Green Party MP, Marama Davidson, is soon to depart on the “women’s peace boat” in an attempt to breach Israel’s legal maritime blockade of Gaza and raise awareness of the Palestinian cause. However, press releases from the Green Party and Ms Davidson seem to lack awareness of some fundamental facts, so we thought we would help them become better acquainted with the truth.

1. Jews are indigenous to Israel

In the Green Party press statement, Ms Davidson said she is joining the boat “as an indigenous woman” to support the women of Gaza. However she appears unaware of the Jewish people’s 3,000 year historical connection with the land of Israel, which expulsion and dispersal failed to destroy. Since the most recent expulsion by the Romans 2,000 years ago, faithful Jews have prayed three times daily, and annually on special festivals for a return to their maunga (sacred mountains), their whenua (ancestral land). This is the longing of an indigenous people.

The Jewish state of Israel is considered by many to be the role model for indigenous peoplesseeking a return to their ancient homelands. While most were dispersed to foreign lands, Israel hasalways retained a small number of Jews, keeping the fires burning (ahi kaa) for an eventual return to land over which they had mana whenua. Jews, like many other indigenous peoples, were under occupation, a minority in their own land for many centuries. The revitalisation of the indigenous language (Hebrew) is an inspiration to indigenous language advocates worldwide, including Måori.

If there is a people group that knows and understands discrimination, persecution, dispossession, expulsion, occupation and genocide, it is the Jewish people. The re-establishment of the Jewish state was an existential necessity that was internationally recognised and ultimately granted by the United Nations. In the face of an alarming rise in anti-Semitism worldwide, the state of Israel as the Jewish homeland, continues to be a necessity.

Read more »

Tagged:

Green Party: Trougher in, trougher out as Kevin Hague resigns

hague

Mr Hague has announced he will be taking up the role of chief executive of environmental organisation Forest and Bird.

He has been a Green MP since 2008, and is currently the party’s spokesperson on health, conservation and rainbow (LGBT) issues. Read more »

Israeli technology that will give the Greens sticky knickers

homebiogasteaserok

Imagine being able to use gas made from your own food waste to cook your dinner. Homebiogas is an Israeli company that has developed an eco-friendly “digester” that turns organic matter into biogas that can be installed in just a few hours.

Imagine a future where your waste disposal unit can be plumbed directly into one of these so that you won’t even have the hassle of carrying your bucket of scraps to the unit.  In summer we barbecue a lot and have to refill our gas bottle at the service station. We already have a compost heap  so with one of these units our compost heap could provide all the gas required for our summer barbecues  as well as our indoor cooking.

If you live on a lifestyle block  you could use all your animal waste as well as your food waste to create enough gas for both heating and cooking.  Realistically  it won’t be long before we can use our human waste from our toilets to  create clean gas as well.  Imagine a household that uses all its own waste including toilet waste to provide all its heating and cooking.No more need for complex sewage systems and we will have turned a negative ( smelly sewage ) into a positive ( clean, green, free gas. )

Read more »

Online learning will supplement and complement what traditional schools offer

The fear mongering in the press releases from the Green party and the PPTA have been put to rest by Hekia Parata. A recent speech in Parliament made it very clear that online learning will not be replacing traditional schooling. Instead, as I had predicted in my post this week it will complement traditional education. While she did say ” in whole or in part ” that is likely a reference to it replacing the current correspondence school model.

Read more »

The Green party remains a toxic brand the world over

Photo Ross Giblin, copyright Dominion Post, Fairfax.

Photo Ross Giblin, via Dominion Post, Fairfax.

Kiwiblog highlighted the USA VP candidate’s views

The Daily Beast has an article on Ajamu Baraka, the Green Party candidate for Vice-President of the US. They focus on his writing for a book edited by a Holocaust denier which includes an article by someone who once made a video explaining how Hitler was right!

His Wikipedia page gives us a lot of other insights into him. Extracts include: Read more »

The Greens want to ban private healthcare

The Greens have once again shown themselves to be clueless.  Banning private healthcare is insane. There should always be a two-tiered system. Why would anyone who could afford private health care want to leech off the public system?  I have always paid for medical insurance so that I can get the care when I need it. I don’t want to languish on a waiting list.

If the Government abolished private healthcare,  every private hospital in New Zealand would be closed, private health insurance would become illegal and every medical Centre in New Zealand would have to be nationalised.

Green Party health spokesman Kevin Hague said he would get rid of private healthcare altogether.“I think that distorts the health sector completely and produces a two-tier system.”

-Stuff

Read more »