Quote of the Day
Today’s quote of the day is from The Donald:
Trump did not say what percentage of his income he pays in taxes, and was open about the efforts he makes to keep his rates low.
“I fight like hell to pay as little as possible for two reasons,” Trump said. “Number one, I’m a businessman. And that’s the way you’re supposed to do it. And you put the money back into your company and employees and all of that. But the other reason is that I hate the way our government spends our taxes. I hate the way they waste our money. Trillions and trillions of dollars of waste and abuse. And I hate it.”
Spanish Bride, on the matter of Metiria Turei calling Andrew Little ‘sexist’ for not letting her play on the Intelligence committee
Worst of all is, she so sexist as to assume that David Shearer has never been humiliated, felt powerless or experienced prejudice simply because he is a white male?
Let’s face it, he is a former Labour Leader with an embarrassing stutter, who was tipped out of power by David Cunliffe.
Of course he knows what humiliation and powerlessness is like.
Feelings that fellow white male Andrew Little is experiencing right now, given his failure to pay a contracted journalist what he owed him until Steven Joyce intervened.
Sean Plunket, on Radio Live this morning
I’m not scared of Ebola. I’m not scared of being beheaded in my own country. But I am scared of the next leader of the Labour party.
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.
— Chris Blackington
John Key to John Campbell last night
“With the greatest of respect to your financial literacy, you are proving you don’t actually have any.”
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. Whether they be the Mongrel Mob, Hell’s Angels, or Asian triads, they are 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.
“[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? It’s almost as nonsensical as arguing that after going through the task of retraining and adapting to the abolition of ‘don’t ask, don’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,” – Jennifer Rubin.