Today is the last day of the year and what a year it has been. The chaos and mayhem I created was:
January 2011 – 151 posts
The new year started with yet another case of celebrity name suppression. Martin Devlin had thrown a tanty and decided to bounce on the bonnet of his missus’ car. With the ensuing media frenzy he eventually outed himself.
I called time on the Royal NZ Ballet:
From theÂ latest available published accountsÂ for the Royal NZ Ballet.
For the 2009 year.
Ministry for Culture andÂ Heritage funding â $3,959,000
Sponsorship and donations â $2,010,000
Box office revenue â $2,631,000
Total Revenue Â - $8,600,000
On these figures the Royal NZ Ballet bludges $1.50 for every dollar they raise in ticket sales. Thatâs right, you and I pay $1.50 for every $1.00 some liberal elite wanker pays to sit and watch ballet.
I interviewed Judith Collins for my Summer Series interviews. I am yet to decide if I will do another Summer series.
I outed the Albany Superette for selling P-Pipes. It subsequently was followed in the MSM days later. I next day I got my first legal threat of the year.
On January 9 I highlighted Sunday Star Times and their dodgy polling company Horizon. They never learned from that post and went on to become completely discredited with their methodology and results. It still didn’t stop Radio Live from featuring them, though I understand that Horizon actually paid Mediaworks to do it.
I drove halfway down the Napier-Taupo highway to meet Garth McVicar for my Summer Series interviews. Followed up a few days later with an interview with Trevor Mallard. I doubt he will do another. While in Wellington I also popped in for coffee with Celia Wade-Brown and talked about her victory in the local body elections.
I started asking questions about Len Brown’s 100 things in 100 days. Len Brown starts to desperately look for things to do in his 100 days. On day 79 Len Brown released 52 things he was going to do.
On January 20 I reminded Len Brown about his promise for a referendum on Maori seats. This was before the Maori Statutory Board blew up in his face:
He made this promise throughout the campaign, but has chickened out of a referendum.Â On Q&A he was trying to buy himself some wriggle room.
On TVNZâs Q & A yesterday, Mr Brown said a referendum on creating Maori seats on the council âmay wellâ be possible in the next three years
This blog has reminded him of his promiseÂ here,Â hereÂ andÂ here.
Brian Rudman felt obliged to attack Len Brown and his failure of the 100 things in 100 days promise.
I had a beer with Chris Trotter for my Summer Series interviews. I also went to the Unite Union bunker and interviewed Matt McCarten.
I asked whether or not Labour was snooping on your emails. This story develops in later months.
I started my battle with the Teachers unions.
The good people at Kaimata Retreat get suspicious of a lying blonde tart and google Pearl Going. They subsequently contact me and I out her re-emergence as a bullshit artist.
After Phil Goff handed in his man card by dying his hair I started a series of hair do suggestions for him.
Â February 2011 – 187 posts
Chris Hipkins kicked off the first SMOG of Labour with porn spam on Facebook profile.
On February 2 John Key said no to Winston Peters and set the election date.
Len Brown finally released his full list of 100 useless things he was going to do inside 100 days.
On the 6th of February Len Brown fell for the classic Michael Bloomberg train sting. Jonathan Marshall and a photographer bust Len Brown and his hypocrisy over riding the rails to work.
The pressure built on Len Brown over his little train ride double standard.
I told Nikki Kaye that she could have a gay Mardis Gras but only if the government or council didn’t pay for it.
Michael Wood announced on 11 February that he wanted to ensure that there were no penis lollies in Botany despite the fact that there were no penis lollies in Botany.
Trevor Mallard uses Red Alert to attack Jami-lee Ross as a “Tory lump of lard” and accuses him of being a “nasty piece of work”.
On February 15 I said that Carmel Sepuloni wouldn’t win in Waitakere.
On 16 February I highlighted for the first time the skulduggery that was going on in Rodney electorate for the National party selection.
It was in February that we had a rash of MSM writing articles completely unrelated to Hanover and Mark Hotchin but tied them in in either headlines or the body of the article.
The Rodney Selection skulduggery continued. At this stage it only involved a local and the electorate chair, it was however to go much deeper than this. I then outed the involvement of a former South African white supremacist in the manipulations in the Rodney selections. It took several posts to tell the story.
Having dealt with the local skulduggery in Rodney it then became apparent that that there was two separate cases of skulduggery going down. The rather inept local incident with Brent Robinson and then the involvement of the regionalÂ hierarchyÂ in attempting to stack appointed delegates. The Rodney selection was then postponed.Â It was to get much worse.
Serious muckraking was then deployed against Mark Mitchell. It was run by a sitting board member and involved a journalist as well. Things were getting very murky in Rodney electorate.
March 2011 – 187 posts
The Rodney selection was delayed so an audit of membership could be completed. On 4 March the selection process was cancelled and a new selection processedÂ launchedÂ such was the level of skulduggery. A serious miscarriage of justice in selection was averted. The irony is the board member most deeply involved int eh murk now claims credit for halting the selection. This is hugely ironic because it was him that was visiting delegates with printouts of websites, a tactic that was later employed in Coromandel by the same board member on behalf of the same candidate.
The day after Jami-lee Ross won the Botany by-election Phil Goff claimed victory for the Labour party.
Speaking of the Labour party, I helpfully make some suggestions for their coming campaign. They ignored them. We know where that ended up.
Trevor Mallard hits a snag using email.
I leaked an email from Perry Rush of the NZPF outlining how they were going to run aÂ campaignÂ against Anne Tolley.
The very first Txts from New York.
I reviewed my Savage 17HMR from Hamills.