Green Party

A policy from the Greens I can agree with

There is a distinct possibility that this policy from the Greens may actually be implemented if Bill English proves as inept as I believe he will be.

It will allow a Labour/Greens government and with that comes this new policy from the Greens:

The Green Party say it will legalise cannabis if it forms a government next year.

Under its proposal, people would be able to legally grow and possess marijuana for personal use.

The Green Party would also urgently amend the law so sick people using medicinal marijuana were not penalised.

The party’s new Drug Law Reform Policy released on Friday outlined plans to overhaul existing drug laws in what it said was an inevitable push toward cannabis legalisation.

I think eventually we’ll follow in the footsteps of USA and Canada,” Green Party health spokesperson Julie Anne Genter said.   Read more »

National MPs should be careful who they select as leader, otherwise this nasty witch gets to be Deputy PM

My commenters climbed in on her:

Isherman: It’s a pretty painful 8 minutes of viewing, but for anyone who doubted the sheer lack of class from some of the opposition in the Urgent Debate today on Keys resignation, doubt no more.

Hookerphil: What a horrible person she is

Michelle: 17 seconds was enough for me and l bet John Key will be glad when he no longer has to listen to that voice and gutter talk

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Idiot journalist doesn’t know election laws

..or how to count.

In the article about Labour taking a dive to help the Greens in Nelson, Tim O’Connell makes the following statement:

The Green Party was bequeathed $250,000 by an anonymous donor, with the condition it was used in the Nelson and West Coast-Tasman electorates.

Maybe Tim O’Connell doesn’t know the election laws.

Maybe he does not know how to use Google to find the laws or the donation register.   Read more »

Explaining is losing, especially when you are Andrew Little

Proof the Green/Labour MOU was a stunt with no future:

Labour leader Andrew Little says he hasn’t entered into any formal obligations or commitments to accommodate the Green Party at next year’s election, but hasn’t ruled it out.

Uhmmm…so what was the MOU then? Seems there isn’t much understanding at all.

Looks like any deals are just nudge, nudge, wink, wink kind of deals…in other words utterly worthless.

The Green Party reportedly won’t be standing a candidate in Ohariu, leaving it open for Labour to battle against incumbent, United Future leader Peter Dunne.

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The Greens finally denounce the Muslim hate speech preacher…sort of

James Shaw has finally said something about Shaykh Dr Mohammad Anwar Sahib and denounced his actions…sort of.

Last week we were very concerned to hear that an Auckland imam, Dr Anwar Sahib, had been preaching divisive and derogatory messages about Jewish people and women during his sermons.

It was a disturbing incident coming at the end of a disturbing few weeks in politics.

Not long before, ‘Bishop’ Brian Tamaki decided to simultaneously undermine human rights, human decency – and geophysics – by claiming that gay people and deviant behaviour were to blame for earthquakes affecting the South Island.

We are all aware of the dangers in giving people who spout hate more air time than they deserve. These latest incidents were newsworthy because, generally speaking, they are not terribly common occurrences in today’s New Zealand.

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Greens want to cancel Dirty, DIRTY gas power plant

Time is running out for the Government to decide whether people will get a say on Nova Energy’s proposal to build a large gas-fired power plant in south Waikato with significant impacts on the environment and climate change, the Green Party said today.

“The Government should ‘call in’ Nova’s application to build a new gas-fired power plant as a matter of national significance so everyone gets to have a say, because it will affect New Zealand’s commitments under the Paris Climate Change Agreement,” said Green Party energy and resources spokesperson Gareth Hughes.

“New Zealand has committed to reducing our climate pollution under the Paris Climate Agreement, so it would be ridiculous to allow big new sources of climate pollution to be built.

“It would be a massive failure of policy and leadership to allow a new power plant that could emit an estimated 425,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas pollution a year and dismiss its impacts on the climate.

“Almost 3000 people have signed a petition asking Nick Smith to show leadership about this power station.

“The Resource Management Act says that whether a project is relevant to New Zealand’s international obligations to the global environment – like the Paris Climate Agreement – is a factor in deciding if it’s a matter of national significance that can be ‘called in’.

This dirty power plant could need another 17,000 trees planted to suck up all the CO2 pollution it could spew out.

17,000 trees.   To combat the DIRTY power plant. Read more »

Just what we need…A Vegan MP!

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The Green party is trying to get a Vegan MP into parliament.

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So who were Marama’s ship mates on the Ship of Fools?

David Farrar writes:

Green MP Marama Davidson has some great peaceful shipmates on board her feminist peace flotilla (of one ship!). Tablet Mag has details.

First we have Ola Abed who is a video game inventor. How cool. What does the game do? Encourage kids to shoot Israelis. You even get extra points for headshots!

We also have Norsham Abu Bakr who has said Israel is actually behind the Islamic terrorist attacks in Munich and Nice.

Wendy Goldsmith seems to thinks Israel was behind 9/11

And we also have Fauzia Hasan who has openly advocated banning Sisters in Islam, a Muslim women’s movement working for gender equality within the religion.

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Say what you really mean John, she is an embarassment to New Zealand

Green Party MP Marama Davidson left New Zealand last month to join a "peace flotilla" heading to Gaza. PHOTO-Stuff

Green Party MP Marama Davidson left New Zealand last month to join a “peace flotilla” heading to Gaza. PHOTO-Stuff

 

Green Party MP Marama Davidson’s detention by Israeli authorities in international waters near Gaza is a “less-than-perfect look” for New Zealand, Prime Minister John Key says.

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Green Party MP Marama Davidson is an embarrassment to New Zealand. The Israelis have better things to do than provide photo opportunities for attention whores like Marama and co. The same day they were forced to deal with her and her bunch of virtue signaling crones, rockets were being sent into Sderot.

The“activists” on board only had one purpose and that was to generate negative publicity for Israel. They had no humanitarian aid on board the ship. Knowing this, Israel was clever to intercept them with a naval ship operated by women.

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

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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 »

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