I know how Jamie Whyte will be feeling today, attacked on all sides by media commentators. One article, by one Paul Little in today‚Äôs ‚ÄúHerald on Sunday‚ÄĚ, is headlined ‚ÄúACT‚Äôs race card a vile play‚ÄĚ. It really is astonishing that somebody who calls for an end to race-based legislation can be accused of ‚Äúplaying a vile race card‚ÄĚ.
In his article Mr Little accuses Jamie Whyte of ‚Äúrecycling the tactic that failed so spectacularly for Don Brash. Of course, Brash did it to get some political notice when his party was in the doldrums. It succeeded in the short term but helped finish him off in the long run‚ÄĚ.
Mr Little is completely wrong. A commitment to ending race-based preferences was one of the five goals I outlined in my very first speech in Parliament after becoming Leader of the National Party in October 2003, and had nothing to do with any short-term desire to get noticed. ¬† Read more »
Paul Little, who should really concentrate on fighting off a copyright issue, is opining that protestors should silenced.
It’s time to¬†shut down – or rather shut up – the ragtag bunch of malcontents who are giving their lives meaning by hounding silly old Len Brown every time he appears in public. These shrieking, self-righteous harpies are one length of rope away from full-blown vigilantism.
Excuse me? Holding up some signs and tooting a few duck callers is just a rope length away from¬†vigilantism? And it needs to be stopped?
Does this lefty tosspot not believe in freedom of speech?¬† Read more »
Paul Little is a left wing trendy inner city hipster windbag married to an even bigger hippy windbag, Wendyl Nissen. I usually have no truck with whatever he has to say about anything, let along about politics.
Never have three bald men fought more fiercely over possession of a comb than this trio is doing over a prize no one in their right mind could want.
As soon-to-be-redundant jobs go, leader of the Labour Party is up there with sales manager at the electric typewriter factory and cinema projectionist.
But when another friend asked breathlessly: “What about David Shearer resigning?” I was reminded that there are still some liberals out there who take Labour seriously as a political force.¬† Read more »
Despite the best efforts of his embedded PR team of Paul Little and David Fisher at the NZ Herald (how’s the book coming along boys), Kim Dotcom is still likely to face extradition.
He will no doubt have seen this news, which doesn’t look good for him and his attempts to evade the law.
California state Attorney General Kamala Harris today announced criminal charges and the arraignment of three brothers who face up to five years in prison for operating an illegal website that allowed users to watch bootleg versions of copyrighted TV shows and movies. Hop Hoang, 26, Tony Hoang, 23, and Huynh Hoang, 20, were arraigned in Alameda County Superior Court today for allegedly operating the website mediamp4.com, which allowed users to illegally stream more than 1,000 copyrighted titles on computers and mobile devices. The three have each been charged with one count of conspiracy, four counts of receiving stolen property and one count of grand theft after their computers were seized.¬† Read more »
Paul Little has written a piece about how we must all build up and not out. As is typical of the inner city dwelling liberal elite he passes opinion on where other people live and declares that we are all tacky.
The thought of extending Auckland, a city that has never placed any importance on the appearance of its built environment, to consume more open land is short-sighted. Do we really want another Albany or Dannemora with their cut-and-paste rows of identical mini-mansions showing all the design sense of a North Korean retirement home?
Oh yeah? I like living out here…the parks, walking trails, creeks, dams, bird life…I love it, it’s great and there aren’t any cocksmokers like Paul Little out here. He clearly has never been out here, otherwise he wouldn’t make such inane statements.¬† Read more »
Barry Soper for continually being more important than the story. Cock
Brian Rudman – Brian Rudman constantly bangs on about liberal elite past-times that he’d like to fund with other people’s money. A big fan of buses and trains…again funded by other people. His biggest bug bear though is that Auckland doesn’t have a suitable theatre that meets his fussy audiophile standards and he expects the ratepayers to have one damn it all! Troy explains:
Brian Rudman. Recipient of the Charles Southwell Award (for equitable and informed journalism) … yeah right, most of his articles are simple trash, so much so that I hardly make the effort to read them any more.
Yeah he’s a lefty suckhole, most of the media in NZ are bent to the left. If we had a true right wing channel that held some of these dribbling lefty’s up to the light people like Campbell would struggle for air. It’s so easy to be a greasy, politically correct lefty when there’s no opposing voice.
Simon Collins – Collins pimps the poor, he came to my attention with his shocking half story about Tania Wysocki. I note to date he hasn’t had the stones to re-visit that story…he wouldn’t want to have to write about success by a battler. Hagues said:
Simon Collins for his series of wow and misery blamed either on the govt or “someone else.”
Bernard Orsman – Orsman is Len Brown’s direct line into the Herald. He has written so glowingly in favour of Len Brown I thought perhaps he had moved from the Herald Albert Street offices into the Town Hall to shorten the¬†communication¬†lines.
David Fisher ¬†- Fisher has compromised himself so badly this year. He has written little else other than PR articles on behalf of Kim Dotcom or Ian Wishart. He has become fixated, so much so he is now allegedly writing a book about Dotcom with the assistance of Paul Little…I hope they don’t get too friendly…we know what happens when wine, late nights and friends mix with Paul Little.
Paul Little tries to confuse his audience yet again.¬†¬†While I accept his conclusion of over-diagnosis of depression where many will be offended, apparently we now cannot admit to the self-deprecating label of¬†being a bit Aspergery¬†in order to screen out people who may be poor petals and offended easily. ¬†There are hundreds of thousands of us all around Little. ¬†Another generation he will be in the minority.
I admit to being as offensive to some now as I was at about age 11 when I discovered the worst your parents can do to you is socially isolate you to your bedroom for some blissful peace and quiet from the nagging and noise so you can read a book. ¬†They gave up on the basis I kept getting A’s for them. It was a happy bilateral trade. ¬†School teachers were the same. ¬†Needless to say I read a lot of books in my room in my teens.
I cannot handle gabbing to people I do not know exchanging shallow pleasantries, giving or receiving. ¬†If someone says something nice to me these days I am more likely to go bright red with embarrassment and burst out giggling.
The difference is as you get older people are more accepting of the condition because with age and achievement you earn the right to be an unsociable introverted shit if you like. ¬†You live with it as there are 7 billion people in the world. ¬†Find another one to have social intercourse with, one that shares your disability at some level. ¬†There are plenty around in the modern age. ¬†People are more likely than ever to see through others bullshit and call them on it.
And as you get even older and wiser you learn to move to the other side of the room when you meet someone like Paul Little. ¬†Your worst nightmare is a stand-up cocktail party with a hundred strangers like him all forced to do small talk or at a party with similar.
Paul Little is a whiny little ass. I have long given up being polite to cocksmokers like him.
I am rude for a reason. It filters out wankers from being around me. It is my bullshit detector. I have found it exceedingly useful. Only the truly steely can handle being around me, and only those I actually want to spend time with will make the grade.
I find most people boring…intensely boring…and when they come up and want to share the minutiae of their sad little lives…well…being rude is preferable to punching them in the face to shut up.
Soft, gay little metrosexual types with hipster clothes and bodies like half sucked throaties may find this intimidating and even rude…rest assured it is meant to be that way. If they don’t like it they could stick to gobbling off their best mate….or something similar.
The bottom line is the world needs rude men, they get things done while whiny little tossers like Paul Little just moan about what happened.
There isn’t much I agree with Paul Little on…in fact I think this may well be the only thing. I certainly don’t share his idea of good fun after dinner entertainment.
This is what he thinks of TVNZ7 and whingers lamenting its demise:
Some weeks ago, a town meeting in Auckland protested against the closure of TVNZ7, which made its final self-important broadcasts yesterday.
A few hundred people who looked like they had only just come to terms with the introduction of colour television turned out to bemoan, pointlessly, yet another fait accompli, “demand” that TVNZ7 be saved and tacitly congratulate themselves on their superior taste in viewing.
There’s no denying we no longer have programmes of the calibre of¬†Stars on Sunday, Pukemanu, The Black and White Minstrel Show¬†and¬†On the Buses.
Those who lament the passing of the good old days of public service television should be condemned to an evening watching it.
Russell Fairbrother should join Trevor Mallard in the dock being prosecuted for breaches of the Electoral Finance Act. It is scandalous that these hypocrites can continue to break the law that they passed.