Random Rude Questions

So letters of support from democratic leaders around the world count for nothing but a letter from the chairman of the church organ committee gets you an award?

A lifetime of volunteer service for your country counts for nothing but troughing it up for your pension scheme and passing laws that benefit your share portfolio gets an award?

Representing New Zealand on the international stage counts for nothing but mad incoherent rants for money gets an award?

Working for 50 years for an organisation in a volunteer capacity counts for nothing but playing 6 games for the All Blacks and losing a series to South Africa 60 years ago gets you an award?

Helping a PM get into parliament counts for nothing but giving away your family’s old money out of guilt gets you an award?

Helping build bridges between democratic nations worldwide counts for nothing but working in your chosen profession for a whole heap of hooter gets you an awards?

Is Simon Power (FIGJAM) just a fuckwit?

Is Karori Bill English just a vindictive hayseed?

Excuse  me if I just don’t throw up with the paucity of excellence and proliferation of a mediocrity that will be shown in tomorrow’s Quuens Birthday Honours List.

They aren’t honours they are dis-honours, and National are dis-honourable in disrespecting one of the best and most loyal.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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