Green Party

Green supporter? Dotcom henchman more like

Winston got stopped and accosted by an apparent Green party “supporter”.

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Housing crisis or Green interference?

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“Houston, we don’t have a problem …… but Auckland does”

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This is a new two bedroom, two bathroom home in the leafy suburbs of Houston, Texas.

You can buy it today for NZ$240,000.   Read more »

The Greens running a Clean Politics campaign? Think again…

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Looks pretty innocent, doesn’t it?   Let’s vote everyone!   Let’s clean up politics!  But who is Nicole Skews?   Read more »

Let’s invite a vitriolic torrent of abuse

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The Foundations of Green Policy

The polls have consistently shown the Green Party at about half the Labour party’s support.  It could then be concluded that the Greens would have a third of the Cabinet positions and a commensurate amount of influence in a Left wing government.

Given some incompetence of Labour on policy matters it could be an even greater bias.

It is important for the electorate to be able to assess what that means for the future of the country.

The Greens have two underlying philosophic positions that shape their policies.  One is old-fashioned and long since disproved and mostly abandoned socialism.  The other is climate change.

Socialism hardly needs any more discrediting.  It is a recipe for economic misery and failure. The higher taxes, picking winners, state ownership and control, heavier handed regulation, bloated bureaucracy slowly stifles growth and kills initiative. Ironically, socialist governed countries generally have the worst and most degraded environments.

However the climate change premise demands further scrutiny as a platform for policy and a basis for legislation changes.

Speaking out against climate change is a sure way to invite a vitriolic torrent of abuse, name calling and dismissal.  So I am not going to.

I humbly accept the notion of climate change. Climate change is settled science.  It’s up there in certainty terms with the earth being round not flat.

However ‘climate change’ is a deliberate misnomer because we all accept on-going change.  What is open to question is how much, what is causing it and what if anything should we do about it.   Read more »

Rodney Hide on the Winston Peters lottery ticket

…it’s a close-run thing. It’s not decided by how popular Key is, or how many votes National gets.

It’s the total centre-right vote versus the total centre-left that counts. And that’s a nail biter.

There’s also every likelihood that voters won’t decide the Government. That could be up to Winston Peters.

It’s deplorable but that’s MMP and that’s Peters’ cunning. To vote New Zealand First you must not care whether Cunliffe or Key is Prime Minister and whether the Greens are in Government. A vote for Peters is for any of the above.

Peters will go with who is best for him.

You have been warned.

All this has come about due to a number of scared old people putting the rest of New Zealand into a position where nobody knows what’s going to happen.   Read more »

Are you willing to play the Winston Peters Lottery?

Get used to it:  Winston Peters will be part of the government come September 20.

The problem is, he won’t tell you which side he’ll back.

In fact, he’s just as likely to go with Labour.  After all, they are operating an open chequebook election, whereas National is trying to come off as much more responsible.

If you want to boot the National Government out next Saturday why on earth would you vote for Winston Peters and NZ First?

On the other hand, if you want to keep National in power after the election, why would you opt for Peters and his party?

The truth is you wouldn’t.

If you want certainty Peters doesn’t come into it.

Voting for Peters is a big, blind, gamble: he won’t tell you what he plans to do.

He claims that’s up to voters to decide. Rubbish. Read more »

The last week of an election always gets messy: Greens cuddle up to National

Internet Party leader Laila Harre has criticised the Greens for talking about the possibility of a co-operation deal with a National Government just eight days from the election – a proposal that National has slapped down and exploited.

“I think it is seriously mis-timed,” Ms Harre told the Weekend Herald.

She said it was crucial that progressive parties focused on mobilising turnout to change the government and the amount of early voting so far signalled the potential for a significant increase.

“I think the Greens’ statement is unfortunate. It risks demoralising those who are confident and hold hope that the progressive parties are focused on a change of government,” Ms Harre said.

In the event that National managed to put together a government after September 20, it would be one that was extremely vulnerable, with John Key’s leadership an issue in the aftermath of the Dirty Politics revelations.

Ah well Laila.  I do actually hope you make it into parliament now.  I wouldn’t want you to fade away into union obscurity while we pick apart your role in Dirty Politics for the public to see.   Read more »

Do the main stream media engage in dirty politics?

Yes.  They do.   If you don’t believe me, here’s a great example.

Last night, on TVNZ Corrin Dan floated the following as fact (he even went on Twitter)

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In other words, snuggling up to National instead.   Now, if true, that would be news.   If not true, it is nothing but … dirty politics!   (I don’t mind, but remember, these are the people that constantly pretend they are above that sort of carry on.   Read more »

Face of the day

 

The Internet Party want us to take them seriously. This is their Mascot being serious.

The Internet Party want us to take them seriously.
This is their Mascot being serious.

If I didn’t know that this was the Mascot of The Internet Party I would think that it was some kind of  a joke. A cat wearing goggles and snorkel?

Seriously?

This is going to attract the YOUTH vote?

Really?

Hmmmm…. perhaps I should suggest some suitable mascots for the other parties   Read more »

The lardo heifer is clearing her throat…