Paul Little

Paul Little on John Key

This is such a notable work in its own right, I’m reproducing it in full and without comment.

If these women had something to complain about they should have done it in the dignified ways that previous generations did.If we could try to remember what this was meant to be about: New Zealanders are being held prisoner on Christmas Island, a remote Australian possession, in conditions that have been roundly condemned by every respected international organisation that has investigated them.

None of those prisoners is there because they have been charged with a crime. A minority of them have committed serious crimes. They have also done their time, which means under our system that until they commit another crime they should have the same rights as everyone else.

Well, that was the issue until the Prime Minister decided to defend Australia’s policy with dodgy figures and the statistical sleight-of-hand we have come to expect when he is going about his core task of defending the indefensible.

And when the Opposition attempted to stand up for its fellow citizens on Christmas Island, he went from stern letter to thermonuclear attack in the space of a single speech by playing what we will now have to call the rapists and murderers card. Read more »

Finally, Paul Little writes a decent column

Paul Little is a normally a gutless, liberal elite whinger who has very little to say that is meaningful.

Today in A Newspaper on Sunday he has a column about our dopey weed laws.

Don’t hesitate to medicate,” call the spruikers in their white coats on Hollywood Boulevard and Venice Beach, California, where doctors licensed to prescribe medical marijuana do a brisk trade. Walk-ins merely have to turn up and describe some vague pain or high level of stress to bag their weed.

The rest of the world seems to be trying to ignore it, but slowly and surely the United States of America, until recently leading the charge in the war on drugs, is legalising marijuana possession. Twenty states, from Alaska to Vermont, have already decriminalised adult cultivation and use of cannabis.

The ‘War on Drugs’ has failed, prohibition has never worked anywhere.

If Kaikohe businesswoman, community leader and mother Kelly van Gaalen knows about this, I’m sure she would have had a wry chuckle to herself about the irony of it all as she was taken away to begin her two-year sentence for possession of cannabis for supply, imposed on her by Judge John McDonald last month.

Meanwhile, back in the US, guess what hasn’t fallen in? That’s right – the sky.

According to the US National Organisation for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, for most states decriminalisation means “no arrest, prison time or criminal record for the first-time possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal consumption. In most decriminalised states, these offences are treated like a minor traffic violation.”    Read more »

Someone build Paul Little a panic room

Talking about going off the deep end…   the government has identified a clear and present danger in New Zealand related to the world-wide ISIS phenomenon, and this is how Little responds

Senator Joe McCarthy couldn’t have done better. In 1950, he invented reds under the bed when he stood up before the Ohio County Women’s Republican Club and said he had a list of more than 200 workers at the State Department who were “known Communists”.

He had no such list, but the so-called wars on communism, terror and even drugs for that matter, have always depended for international support on fostering fear of attacks at home.

Somewhere, McCarthy’s spirit was surely watching and smiling approvingly this week as John Key announced that up to 80 New Zealanders had links to Isil. Some call this organisation Isis, IS or even Daesh, but Barack Obama calls it Isil so that’s what I’ll be doing.

I thought a third term in office might have seen the PM kick back a bit and treat the electorate as intelligent individuals, but not so. In answer to the question “How gullible does he think we are?” the answer is still “Incredibly”.

He has been softening us up for this. The need to address terrorism was announced shortly after the election. Who’d have guessed, given the number of vital issues that surfaced during the campaign, that as we hurtle to the end of the year the Government would be putting most effort into finding a new flag and combating international terrorism?

Keeping in mind that Kim Dotcom, Russel Norman and the screaming left blogs backed by Mana, Harre and Harawira were hell bent on kneecapping New Zealand’s security services, and they were all resoundingly sent packing during the last election, just how gullible is Paul Little?

The answer is still “Incredibly”.   Read more »

Paul Little on the unseemly actions of the Labour party

Mr Wendyl Nissen, Paul Little, the man with bruised knees from all the time spent on the floor of his living room has finally written something where he gets something right.

He bangs on a bit about “Dirty Politics” and then ends his column with this smart observation.

Labour spent the week showing everyone who might have thought twice about not voting for the party that they made the right decision.

David Cunliffe, apparently not sufficiently humiliated by the defeat to which he led his team, was determined to heap more ridicule on himself and his few remaining MPs with a vainglorious attempt to hang on to his dying party’s leadership as it enters the palliative-care stage.

Labour is on the road to oblivion and the sooner the better, because at the moment this circus — and I apologise to circus performers everywhere for the comparison — has given the Government precious breathing space by diverting attention from scrutiny of the issues outlined above.

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Don Brash on Paul Little’s HoS attack against Jamie Whyte

Paul Little wrote a column today in the Herald on Sunday where he attacks Jamie Whyte’s call for the end to race based policies and describes it as a “vile play”.

Don Brash responds on Facebook.

I know how Jamie Whyte will be feeling today, attacked on all sides by media commentators. One article, by one Paul Little in today’s “Herald on Sunday”, is headlined “ACT’s race card a vile play”. It really is astonishing that somebody who calls for an end to race-based legislation can be accused of “playing a vile race card”.

In his article Mr Little accuses Jamie Whyte of “recycling 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”.

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 »

Why does the left always want dissent silenced?

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 »

Three bald men fighting over possession of a comb

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.

However his comments about Labour’s leadership race are worth reading. For a bigger laugh though go read the comments on the article where they label him a right winger…too funny.

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 »

Watch out Kimmy, you’re next

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, 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 should stick to kneeling on carpet

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 »

Whaleoil Awards – Worst Political Journalist


Commenters are pretty emphatic…and I have taken the liberty of adding Bernard Orsman.

The nominees are:

Barry SoperTeletubby explains:

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.

John CampbellCows4me writes:

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.

Whaleoil Awards - Worst Political Journalist

  • John Campbell (49%, 211 Votes)
  • Barry Soper (25%, 105 Votes)
  • Brian Rudman (11%, 45 Votes)
  • David Fisher (7%, 29 Votes)
  • Simon Collins (6%, 25 Votes)
  • Bernard Orsman (3%, 12 Votes)

Total Voters: 427

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