Why? – I just do not get it. – Observation by the Owl

Ms Turei insisted the Greens “want to change the government”, and suggested they would offer Labour confidence and supply even without a coalition deal.

I just do not get it! Why are Labour and Greens etc so obsessed with changing the government?

I have read, re-read and followed all the politics going on and the only policy I see that Mana, Greens, NZ First and Labour has and at least Ms Turei has said it out loud – “want to change the government”.

People will only change the government if the following happens.

  • Interest rates hit 10%
  • Law and order collapses
  • We stop paying our bills
  • Blues win a game away – (then we know something is wrong).

Please would someone from the Mana, NZ First or their sidekicks the Green and Labour party give me a policy which I can say – YES, you are on the right track.

The PEOPLE of NZ do not give a dam about Kim Dot Com and silly policies around caravan and truck speed.¬† Read more »

Marriage of convenience, but who will get the bash when it breaks up?

It is actually fascinating to watch Hone and Kim work so hard to convince everyone they are the answer to taking down National, and John Key with it.  But we all know it will come to conflict at some point.

Rodney Hide muses

The intricate Hone Harawira and Kim Dotcom dance is proving every bit as exciting as the royal tour. What makes the Hone-Dotcom tie-up exciting is its incongruity. It’s the sheer implausibility of the marriage that commands attention.

The Mana Party represents Northland’s poor and dispossessed. And here’s Dotcom arriving at their conference with a cavalcade of late model European SUVs.

Dotcom drove up more like an African potentate than a suitor for the hearts and minds of Te Tai Tokerau.

Harawira believes “white mother[]****** have been raping our lands and ripping us off for centuries”. Dotcom is as white as white. The party that shouts the loudest about indigenous rights and Maori sovereignty is hooking up with a party led by a German self-styled “visionary”. Dotcom is not even a New Zealand European but a European European.

Harawira says he would be uncomfortable if one of his seven children dated a Pakeha. But here he is hopping into bed with one.

Just goes to show bonny boy Hone is for sale. ¬† When all is said and done, he’s quite happy to enter into an agreements with another white mofo and setting himself up to be ripped off again.

It’s like a woman going back into an abusive relationship. ¬†Hone doesn’t know how to be anything but a whipping boy. ¬† I doubt his mum is proud of him right now. ¬† Read more »

Cartoon of the Day

Credit:  SonovaMin

Credit: SonovaMin

Mana and internet parties agree to date more before engagement

Well, it isn’t a marriage made in heaven.

Mana and the Internet Party had an arranged date yesterday, and there are no talks of marriage. ¬†But to ensure it doesn’t sound like a complete failure, they’ve announced they’ll date some more.

Hone Harawira and Kim Dotcom have taken the next step in their slow dance, after Mana Party members agreed late last night to move forward in negotiations with the Internet Party.

The Mana Party has given its leaders a month to negotiate, before they put any proposed alliance out to the party’s local branches for consultation.

Yeah, Dotcom is on Maori time now.  I doubt he realised that the speed of decision making in Maoridom is glacial.  And a month is long time in politics.  You never know what might happen.

How did Dotcom appeal to his fellow bros and wahines?

The internet tycoon and his entourage arrived at the Mana annual meeting in large Porsche and Mercedes SUVs but he pulled out all the stops to convince Mana of his working-class credentials.

He had spent the journey down from his Coatesville mansion being briefed by a Ngati Whatua kaumatua on marae protocol and the Treaty of Waitangi. ¬† Read more »

The emperor has no clothes: Kim Dotcom’s legal troubles multiply

You have to admit, he had most of you going for a while.  Maybe not you, the reader, because Whaleoil has been one of the very few media outlets  (the only one?) that has consistently warned everyone that Kim Dotcom would be a tar pit to anyone who chooses to get near him, as well as the reasons why.

Just three days ago, the combined might of the movie industry filed civil charges against Kim Dotcom.

Today, the combined might of the music industry followed

Four music labels filed a copyright infringement lawsuit on Thursday against the file-sharing website Megaupload and its founder Kim Dotcom, three days after several major movie studios did the same.

The lawsuit says that Megaupload, Dotcom and other defendants “engaged in, actively encouraged, and handsomely profited from massive copyright infringement of music,” according to a statement issued by the Recording Industry Association of America. ¬† Read more »

Tweets of the Day

Moroney denied chance to politically weaponise children


We’ve seen the Teachers Unions do it: ¬†whip the kids into a frenzy against that “nasty government”. ¬†Doing parades and carrying union supplied placards in ¬†“parent initiated” protests.

Tabling a finger painting in Parliament?

If this is the sort of strategy that Matt McCarten and #heyclint think will be the circuit breaker that Labour is looking for, I think we’re all safe.

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Kim and Hone sitting in a tree…

Oh, I know this is a cheap shot, but it is just too good not to share with you


Tremain’s got a good one

Credit:  Emerson / NZ Herald

Credit: Tremain / NZ Herald

Certainly looks like Hone is so beguiled by the money that he’s willing to put his closest supporters off-side.

Hosking on the Cult of Dotcom


Newstalk ZB’s Mike Hosking can’t see the Internet Party get any traction…

…unless it banks on the cult status of the man bank rolling it

¬†to get into parliament you need a cause. The Maori Party had the seabed and foreshore, Hone Harawira post the Maori Party had anger from the disaffected of the north. There are pockets of voters outside the mainstream that at any given time if the message is right can be rallied. The Greens, the Christians, the far right, the far left. All the rest of us are in the middle going back and forward between the main players. ¬† Read more »

Important Facebook post from a MANA party staffer

Hey, you Mana volunteers, voters and sycophants! ¬†Aren’t you excited about Doctom? ¬†I am!!

Well, I mean, Jevan Goulter is.


So who is Jevan Goulter?

Well, he’s the MANA party’s¬†Executive Assistance staffer in Parliament! ¬† Read more »