January 2010

I wonder what the Minister will say about this

Little else to be said about this completely inappropriate boy-racer stunt. Looks Crusher has found her first victims. Posted on Youtube by @joegreenz

Looks like they were trying to find the school and got lost.

UPDATE: Omg! It is worse than I thought, read the commentary in the sidebar at Youtube.

I shot these clips with my cell phone while at a school fair on Auckland’s North Shore. Two police patrol cars careened around a playing field for a considerable period of time. They were driven by uniformed officers, presumably on duty. On board the vehicles were members of the public, mostly children – I did not see any adult passengers. A fee was charged for the joy-ride (given to the school as part of their fundraising).

There were no safety precautions taken. Had the even been a sanctioned motorsport event or display then safety barriers would have been used between the public and the vehicles, hay bales, tyres or armco rails. Marshals would also have been present to inform the public about safety and to prevent incident or accident.

The video clearly shows the close proximity of the vehicles to entertainments at the fair. Both cars pass extremely close to the inflatable ‘bouncey castle’ – children are playing on the castle while the event took place. Nearby is also an ice-cream vending vehicle. Lines of children and their parents can be seen waiting for service while the police vehicles sweep past at speed.

The conditions were dry, dust can be seen being thrown up by the vehicles. Traction on the grassy surface was apparently negligible as the cars drift easily on the surface.

Aside from the propriety of police cars being used for this kind of purpose, serious questions should be asked about the judgment of the officers involved, their commanders who (presumably) authorised the event and the organisers of the school fair.

In New Zealand millions of dollars are spent on road safety messages. This kind of activity sends a mixed signal to children and the public. Minister Judith Collins would demand that these vehicles be confiscated and crushed if they were driven by private citizens, amongst other serious penalties.

M.P. of the Month Award

MP of the Month

Well it is, if you will excuse the pun, that time of the month. We have run through January with little news save some guy going on about name suppression. I have gone back through my posts and checked out the nominations for MP of the Month.

The nominees are:

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[drumroll]…And the winner is Simon Bridges. Not only was he the only Government MP who got a frontpage in between all my ones, but he has managed to get John Key to pick up his private members bill before the bill even gets to the ballot.

There was one honourable mention: Jeanette “Compo” Fitzsimons for finally dragging her useless sorry ass out of th house and skulking off to retirement.

Simon, please let me know your shirt size so a WOBH Polo Shirt can be sent to you.

Because this is right wing blog it is only fitting if we have Winners that there also are Losers.

MP Loser of the Month: Plenty to choose from here, it was like they were all competing for this award but there can only be one and so the MP loser of the Month Award goes to Trevor “Tiger” Mallard for conduct unbecoming an MP. He get’s the award for constantly abusing anyone who moves in front of his nose. He did a post on me calling me an idiot and then promptly got smacked by Clare Curran and he also gave Metiria Turei a serve, which she responded to and then when he lost the battle he de-friended her on Facebook and then petulantly wrote a pathetic excuse making himself look miserable and a onanist. I get the feeling that “Tiger” is trying for a clean sweep of this award. “Tiger, let me know your shirt size so you can receive a Polo Shirt too, and no, Puffed up isn’t a valid size.

Min­is­ter of the Month: –  for the Minister/Opposition Front­bencher that has per­formed the best/achieved the most in the month. Again there can only be one and the only Minister or Opposition Frontbencher who performed well this month was none other than Judith “Crusher” Collins by getting the Three Strike Law underway, over the top of squeals of indignation by Simon “FIGJAM” Power. Honourable mention to Rodney “Tango” Hide too for putting this together with Crusher.

Min­is­te­r­ial Loser of the Month – for the Minister/Opposition Front­bencher that has made the biggest cock-up in the month. So many choices…who to pick? who to pick? It has to be Phil “Seat Warmer” Goff. He has been in the job for over a year and watched his party slide ever backwards. He goes on a motorcycle tour around East Cape and no-one noticed and then he makes his key-note speech and announces that his big plan to to attack rich pricks and people who legally structure their affairs to mimimise the theft by the state tax that they pay, but in particular Senior Civil Servants and one third of his caucus. On top of that he either can’t or won’t reign in “Tiger” Mallard leading to constant speculation that he isn’t in control of anything except his bowels. Phil, again, let me know your shirt size so I can send you a WOBH Polo shirt.

School says name him

The School at the centre of the storm around all male teachers on the North Shore being branded vicariously through the action of a judge granting name suppression for a kiddy-fiddling teacher want the man named so that they can inform parents.

There is significant New Zealand and overseas research that says that by naming the offender it is likely to bring more victims forward enabling a slam dunk prosecution. For someone to reach the age this offender is he will have form at previous schools. Unfortunately the way the Teaching fraternity operates is that anytime some unsavoury details emerge they quietly resign and move with a glowing reference tucked in the pocket from a relieved principal who doesn’t have to deal with it.

Luckily the Principal of the school in this case is not prepared to stay quiet and neither is the BOT. Good on them. They should name him, they should post a letter to all student, not just for their peace of mind but for the 100’s of other parents who right now are contemplating whether to send their kids to school.

I have already fielded dozens of calls from worried parents. Name this man, he will have committed other offences, other victims may come forward. Give the parents of the North Shore peace of mind.

The Government must act. If they can change under urgency the defence of provocation because of one case and adopt a private members bill about animals (Well done Simon) then they sure as hell can move on this. The Public aren’t going to tolerate much more of this and I would bet I can find a suitable story every week from now till the election about inappropriate name suppression.

My suggestion to North Shore residents concerned about the safety of their child at school on Tuesday is call their local MP and lobby them to change the law so more victims aren’t created. If Simon “Just-in” Bridges, a newby backbencher, can get the ear of the PM about horrible treatment of animals to get an urgent law change then why can’t Simon “FIGJAM” Power do the same.

Right now it appears that the government cares more about animals and the rights of paedos than they do about potential victims of kiddy-fiddling teacher sickos.

Pachauri's Pants on Fire

The Climategate debacle and Glaciergate followup look set to destroy the IPCC and the Chairman Dr. Pachauri who has just been proven a liar.

The chairman of the leading climate change watchdog was informed that claims about melting Himalayan glaciers were false before the Copenhagen summit, The Times has learnt.

Rajendra Pachauri was told that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assessment that the glaciers would disappear by 2035 was wrong, but he waited two months to correct it. He failed to act despite learning that the claim had been refuted by several leading glaciologists.

The IPCC’s report underpinned the proposals at Copenhagen for drastic cuts in global emissions.

Dr Pachauri, who played a leading role at the summit, corrected the error last week after coming under media pressure. He told The Times on January 22 that he had only known about the error for a few days. He said: “I became aware of this when it was reported in the media about ten days ago. Before that, it was really not made known. Nobody brought it to my attention. There were statements, but we never looked at this 2035 number.”

Asked whether he had deliberately kept silent about the error to avoid embarrassment at Copenhagen, he said: “That’s ridiculous. It never came to my attention before the Copenhagen summit. It wasn’t in the public sphere.”

However, a prominent science journalist said that he had asked Dr Pachauri about the 2035 error last November. Pallava Bagla, who writes for Science journal, said he had asked Dr Pachauri about the error. He said that Dr Pachauri had replied: “I don’t have anything to add on glaciers.”

I wonder when the Nobel Institute are going to pull the Peace Prize awarded because of the glacier work? He directly lied, just like when he called the Indian Government’s researcher a practitioner of voodoo science despite the researcher being 100% right. Time for the whole shooting match to be wrapped up in fraud charges.


Interesting Names

Michael Dobbyn

Right to know upheld by U.K. Justice

In a case more like the TV show Footballer’s Wives:

England captain John Terry was publicly disgraced last night for cheating on his wife with a team-mate’s girlfriend after losing a court battle to keep it secret.

The £170,000-a-week footballer had an affair with French underwear model Vanessa Perroncel – his wife’s best friend and the partner of fellow England defender Wayne Bridge.

He tried to keep everything on the down-low and tried to use a judge to do it under the law.

Within minutes of the story breaking, the internet was awash with angry calls for Terry to be stripped of the captaincy.

The Chelsea star had initially used human rights laws to obtain a gagging order against the press, claiming his right to a ‘private and family life’.

But the judge who threw out the order said he thought Terry was more concerned about the threat to his lucrative sponsorship deals. Even the existence of the so-called ‘super-injunction’ was supposed to be a secret. But in a landmark ruling for press freedom, Mr Justice Tugendhat ruled that the public had a right to know.

He told the High Court that people should have the right to criticise ‘socially harmful’ behaviour because freedom of speech is as important as the right to privacy.

Oh that our Judges and MPs believed in freedom of speech like Justice Tugendhat. We have a duty as citizens to criticise, just as the Justice says, socially harmful behaviour.


Drugs for sure

Herman Rockefeller is dead.

The Police found the charred of remain of what they believe to be a body.

Hmmm…Melbourne, two arrested, one called Mario, and burned body….efinately a drug related murder.

The neighbours thought they smelled a BBQ. I call bullshit on that, the smell of burning flesh could not ever be described as the smell of a BBQ.

Is Parekura in Taranaki?

Tiger Mallard is upset about there being no pies in Taranaki.

Well perhaps he should have got there before Parekura “Big Ben” Horomia.

Parekura at all the pies

Parekura at all the pies

Obama tells a funny


The Truth Will Out

The utter hypocrisy of the Labour party and Phil Goff has been laid bare, not by a repeater, but by a blogger. While Pinko Farrar, Mr Taupe, did a once over lightly including the obligatory cut and paste of Phil Goff’s brain fart it is Cactus Kate that tears apart the central tenet of the brain fart.

Seat Warmer has defined in this speech all trusts and company structures from an individual as avoidance. Yet Parliament intended for companies, trusts and individuals to be taxed at different rates. So how can any action to set up a company or trust even if for tax reasons be one of tax avoidance?

Which is a silly premise to base you speech upon especially when the details of every MPs pecuniary interests are publicly available.

Why a repeater could have done what Cactus has done is beyond me as she tells me that she wrote her post while exceptionally drunk stone cold sober [Good God, she is going to gut me like a trout, personally I blame the drugs]

And let’s look at all the privileged few of the Labour party as Phil Goff describes anyone who use “Loopholes that allow high income earners to avoid tax have to be closed. Too many people on good incomes avoid and evade paying taxes. It’s not right that some top earners pay a lower percentage of their income in tax than those on the average wage”.

Rick Barker
Barker Family Trust
Upton Family Trust

Brendon Burns
BP and PL Burns Family Trust
PL and BP Burns Family Trust

Steve Chadwick
Gonzo Family Trust

Charles Chauvel
Kittery Trust
Pepperrell Trust
Victory Trust

Helen Clark
Burke Trust
FG Clark Family Trust

Clayton Cosgrove
Eagle Bay Family Trust
September Trust (blind trust)

David Cunliffe
Bozzie Family Trust

Kelvin Davis
Davis Family Trust

Parekura Horomia
Panikau A2
Mangatuna 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8
Mangaheia 1B3Y and 2G1
Tokomaru K4A and K4B1 – trustee
Tuatini Maori Township section 1 block vi lot 2
Rosaleen Aorangi Smith Whanau Trust

Raymond Huo
Chesterfields Trust (family trust)

Shane Jones
Victoria & Benecia Limited – property ownership
Ngakuraiti Enterprises Limited – professional services
Castlerigg Limited – property development
Jondal Properties – property investment
Te Puna o Te Anaru Trust
Castlerigg Trust

Annette King
King-Lind Family Trust

Nanaia Mahuta
Mahuta Whānau Trust

Trevor Mallard
Tomorrow’s Trees Limited – forestry, community company

Sue Moroney
SR Vugler and SM Moroney Farm Partnership

Stuart Nash
Agincourt Investments Limited – investment, consultancy
Nash Family Trust

David Parker
Karitane Trust
Sue Wootton Family Trust
FD Parker Children’s Trust
Tarras Trust

Lynne Pillay
The Pillay Trust

Mita Ririnui
Ririnui-Calhoun Family Trust
Te Aomihi Anne Ririnui-Horne Family Trust
Riripiti Timi Waati Lands Trust
Te Arawa Lakes Trust
Ngati Awa Māori Trust Board
Pukeroa Oruawhata Lands Trust

Ross Robertson
The Robertson Family Trust

Su’a William Sio
Win-Win Investments Limited – property

Whoopsy, own goal. Is Phil Goff seriously going to ask his own MPs to refrain from legitimately structuring their affairs to mitigate unconscionable rates of taxation? Well is he? Every half decent repeater should be asking that question.

Cactus has literally torn apart all of Goff’s “soak the rich” rhetoric and jammed back into his throat via his arsehole.

I’ll leave the last words to Cactus Kate.

These Labour MP’s are all taxed on their MP salaries at the top tax rate of 38 cents in the dollar, they are however according to Seat Warmer, using loopholes (legitimate tax structuring) just like the top 100 “rich pricks” in New Zealand to avoid paying 38 cents in the dollar on other income.

Seat Warmer has defined in this speech all trusts and company structures from an individual as avoidance. Yet Parliament intended for companies, trusts and individuals to be taxed at different rates. So how can any action to set up a company or trust even if for tax reasons be one of tax avoidance?

Seat Warmer will have to either equalise the rates, or the IRD will be a hell of a lot busier under his regime. He has mis-used the word “avoid” in this speech relating to tax. Avoidance is defined in NZ law and not legitimate behaviour.

When you realise however that only 10% of taxpayers are paying 76% of the tax, and your Party is on the centre-left, I guess it was a good speech appealing to your bludging supporters and their envy of your “rich prick” opponent.