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Quote of the Day

Lovely bit of wisdom from today’s Thoughts on the death of newspapers post:

I banned [the] NZ Herald from our house long ago.

I consider it is better to be uninformed than misinformed.

—Ā Chris Blackington

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į”„ Campbell Live

John Key to John Campbell last night

ā€œWith the greatest of respect to your financial literacy, you are proving you donā€™t actually have any.ā€

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from Mark Mitchell’s maiden speech:

One thing I could see early in my career was the amount of damage gangs and organised crime did to our communities.Ā Whether they be the Mongrel Mob, Hellā€™s Angels, or Asian triads, they areĀ parasites living off the back of our communities and a bunch of low-life cowards. Hunting in packs, they rob, steal, rape, murder, intimidate, assault, and generally terrorise anyone unlucky enough to get in their way.

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On Marriage Equality:

“[P]residential candidates tend to be a generation (or two) beyond the millennial generation and therefore reflect where the party has been on many social issues, not where it is going. Does anyone believe that we are going to stop and reverse the progress of women moving into combat roles in the military? Itā€™s almost as nonsensical as arguing that after going through the task of retraining and adapting to the abolition of ‘donā€™t ask, donā€™t tell’ that we would turn around, root out gays already serving and reverse recruiting and other practices. At some point ideology collides with reality,” -Ā Jennifer Rubin.

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From Miss Whaleoil (13), I have no idea where she got it from:

Dad, you know that there is no such thing as winners and losers, just winners and people who aren’t them

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Winston Peters on the protestors at Waitangi (video: 3:12):

Take them to the bridge and thrown them in the tide until then can learn some manners.

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hat tip No Minister

Richard Prosser doesn’t like…well I’ll let him explain

“I mean if people want to be weak, stupid, effeminate, erectile dysfunctional, naĆÆve, apologist, namby-pamby, thumb-sucking, lefty pinko fantasy-land morons, let them find their own word for themselves, and leave “liberal” for us genuine freedom-loving, gonad-equipped, libertarian go-getters”.

You do have to wonder what a “libertarian go-getter” is doing in the cult of Winston First.

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Republican presidential candidates have said President Obama practices “appeasement” when it comes to foreign policy.

At the White House a short time ago, Barack Obama had this response:

“AskĀ Osama bin LadenĀ and the 22 out of 30 top al-Qaida leaders who’ve been taken off the field whether I engage in appeasement. Or whoever’s left out there. Ask them about that.”

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from Malcolm Harbrow again:

This isn’t rocket science. The requirement for a promoter statement has been a core part of our electoral law sinceĀ 1977, and something every party should be complying with out of habit. Failing to do so is a basic failure of political competence. After all, if you can’t publish a fuckingĀ ad properly, how do you expect us to believe you can run the country?

Sadly, I don’t think Labour will acknowledge that failure and commit to fixing it. Based on their past performance, we’ll be treated to moreĀ arrogant whining instead.

Labour just don’t get it. The law is simple. Clearly Labour are inept, lead by an inept leader, and advised by an inept campaign manager.

What have we learned in the last 2065 years?

via email this quote:

“The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled. Public debt should be reduced. The arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled. The assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance.” ā€” Marcus Tullius Cicero

Evidently not much at all.