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Houses For Everyone!!! – The Continued Delusion of Bernard Hickey

Bernard Hickey has written some silly pieces on housing issues but this one in yesterday’s Herald on Sunday¬†ranks right up there as the worst.

Residents are fighting a plan by property tycoon Michael Friedlander and QC Marie Dyhrberg to remove eight villas in Ponsonby for more intensive development.

The Herald journalists recently ran a story about this

Mr Thorby has made a submission opposing Ms Dyhrberg proposal for possible commercial development on the site of five villas she owns, but says the lawyer is a friend and does not want to speak publicly

Through these companies, Mr Friedlander wants 2 Franklin Rd and 2 Arthur St, which includes Ponsonby Backpackers in a large villa with its distinctive turret, changed from a residential to a town centre zone due to the sites’ proximity to Ponsonby Rd.

Michael Friedlander doesn’t want to even build more housing for rich people he wants to commercially zone the area. He’s a ruthless heavy-handed style billionaire businessman who quite frankly doesn’t give a shit about heritage, trees or locals. That’s how he’s got rich.

Marie Dyhrberg, defence lawyer to the hapless idiot Teina Pora when he was put in the clink, wishes to knock down five villas and build commercial property that will no doubt sell for more than $1.5m. In the area a modest weatherboard home has recently gone for $1.25m at auction.

Neither of these examples from Hickey will contribute one bit to young and poor people buying their first home. ¬† Read more »

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Damien O'Connor Meme

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CNN catches a dose of The Herald Bombs, The Herald points it out

I nearly rolled out of bed with laughter when I read this on The Herald app this morning. What could possibly be more ironic than The Horrid pointing out the bombs of another news agency? At least they now have an idea of what they look like though our eyes.

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The blind irony of hunting outrage

Every time I see an article in the paper or online about hunting, more so African safaris in the nature of the recent Melissa Bachman and The Herald’s bloated emotive bullshit by Bevan Hurley on NZ businessman Mark Gunton I see the same old nonsense repeated. All, if not most of it is based on emotional outrage, lack of understanding, research or all three of the above. Far be it from from us at WOBH to allow biased MSM spin go unchallenged.

This week over 450,000 people signed a Change.orgpetition calling for the South African government to ban big-game huntress and Minnesota-based television presenter, Melissa Bachman. The online fury was sparked after Bachman posted a photo posing with a dead lion she hunted in Africa.

Above is the perfect example of people¬†left wing idiots who do not can not engage logical thought processes, and act on emotional outrage. All of those who have signed the petition are effectively rallying to act against the law, by petitioning to ban a person for participating in a legal act in that country. Read more »

Is there a new kind of sex criminal on the loose?

This story in the Herald is alarming. I wonder if perhaps a “paedestrian” is some sort of sex pervert who roots sidewalks?

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Lord Monckton deals a lesson to “decent journalists, trained and skilled”

Following yesterdays post on Lord Christopher Monckton I thought it unfair to lay all the blame entirely with the scientists, taxpayer funded climate change alarmists. Also to blame was the Herald, ¬†showing another example of how “decent ¬†journalists, trained and skilled” conduct investigative journalism (or lack thereof) and publish skewed misinformation in an effort to push a biased agenda. Last Tuesday The Horrid¬†ran this story¬† on Lord Christopher Monckton, only they forgot to interview him for his response about it. Instead, they approached three New Zealand scientists…who are all troughers that suck on the taxpayer teat one way or another to be alarmed about global warming…and published their cheap one lined personal attacks without a right of reply where they would have been better served addressing his agenda and trying to prove why in their eyes he is wrong. The story the Horrid published was titled¬†Kiwi scientists rally against climate change sceptic.

As any intelligent man would, Lord Monckton took exception to this atrocious excuse for journalism. Here is his response he submitted to the¬†New Zealand Climate Science Coalition followed by his letter to the Herald Editor. Read more »

The Fallout continues: Scribe learns a lesson in social media

Following yesterdays story¬†Washed up rapper kicks Ryder while he’s down on Scribbler’s twitter comments, the Herald and Stuff both jumped on the bandwagon today by running their own stories on the rapper desperately trying to claw his way back to relevance. But one thing he needs to learn is that people saying dumb shit on social media never goes unnoticed, ¬†and they will be crucified for it.



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Little Flick called to fire in Hunua, rushed down motorway in the wrong direction

The Herald has Little Flick rushing to a fire in Hunua…down the Northern Motorway toward the North Shore…boy that engine can travel vast distances.

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‘Whangarei Flick’ Gets Ousted By Travis The Tractor As Horrid Mascot

Poor Flick the fire engine from Whangarei has been so busy this summer that he’s lost his job as the Horrid mascot. Flick was ousted yesterday by up and coming talent Travis the Tractor in yesterday’s cabinet reshuffle at the Newspaper.

Travis the tractor

wrong pic, dickheads

Sadly a man in his seventies was killed when he was caught in machinery while helping repair mowing equipment, and journalistic integrity also died not long after. Unfortunately the above tractor isn’t the kind you would use at a school for mowing, around 100-110hp, tractor grip tires instead of turf mowing tires, oh….and don’t forget the rotary hay rake instead of a mower on the back.

Whale Week What Was

Steve Harris - Iron Maiden, Whale Oil Beef HookedSaturday started with a Face of the Day photo that was a bit hard to look at before breakfast. ¬†Cam finds a Frenchman worthy of respect, and is pleased to find they aren’t all cheese eating surrender monkeys.¬†Count Jacques le Bel de Penguilly does have a poofy name though. ¬†Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche is a play that Whale suggests David Farrar should review for his Womans Weekly blog. ¬†Australia charges its second Catholic Priest for child sex crimes, and this blog continues to ask: ¬†Why is New Zealand immune? ¬†We’re either better than the rest of the world or we’re still covering it up. ¬†Which is it, and why? ¬† Sadly, another Cry Baby post where we highlight those who aren’t taking personal responsibility. ¬†This time, people who booked on Jetstar had their flights cancelled are in the paper bleating they’ll never fly Jetstar again. ¬†If only they knew this could happen, eh? ¬†Sharing a public space is tough when the others are eating, playing music and talking on their phones. ¬†Cam Slater throws in a joke about an ERO school inspector and Hekia Parata, and follows it up with a post where he reveals that politicians lie. ¬†Yeah. ¬†Why do women wear high heels? ¬†It can get to the point of ridiculousness for sure. An interesting post showing that a Connecticut newspaper is still advertising guns right next to Sandy Hook School news. ¬†That was followed by a post of dash cam footage from 1927 as well as dash cam footage of a plane crash last week. ¬†Next a top drawer post about glow in the dark toilet paper and poop hand soap. ¬†Only on WOBH. ¬† An interesting BBC2 short about Gordon Buchanan turning himself potential into Polar Bear lunch¬†leads a post about Iron Maiden showing Steve Harris wearing a Whale Oil Beef Hooked T-Shirt. ¬†Perhaps we should avoid NZ Herald Stock tips: ¬†Australian shares are hot apparently? ¬†Especially those APN stocks. ¬†Oh, and Fairfax stocks are doing just great as well. ¬†And as we wind down towards the end of the Saturday, we have a post about a CK Stead letter in which he slams the Binnie report as having clear bias. ¬† Read more »