Sledge of the Day

Judith Collins isn’t taking any nonsense from carping lefties. She gives Annette Skyes a good slap in her interview on red radio this morning. She said that Annette Sykes was “a stupid person” and she “doesn’t take any notice of anything she says”. (at 2.25)

I am struggling to understand the point the lefty whingers are trying to make…do they consider these types of roles should be exclusively handed out to them?

There is nothing that requires the Race Relations Commissioner to be brown, blue, yellow or pink, or a requirement that they subscribe to any particular point of view. 

I think this change is refreshing, and Judith Collins once again shows how to be a minister instead of a cardboard cut out like so many ministers before her, beholden to no one but herself instead of various single issue ranters.

They go on about qualifications for the job. Let’s look at that shall we?

  • Joris de Bres’ life achievements don’t even warrant a Wiki page
  • Gregory Fortuin appears to only have been qualified by being mates with Nelson Mandela and having a suntan. Not sure being praised by Jim Bolger and Ken Douglas is a qualification in any way.
  • Rajen Prasad was an academic, his list of life’s achievements are written on the back of a postage stamp.
  • John Clarke has lead such a remarkable life that he is remembered on Wikipedia as John Clarke(Maori)
  • Chris Laidlaw was previously an All Black, a trougher in Foreign Affairs and a prolific user of taxi chits. Like Prasad he used his office to gain parliament for Labour.
  • Wally Hirsch was another Labour flunky qualified it seems by being Jewish, but again has led an unremarkable life, he too doesn’t exist in Wikipedia.
  • Hiwi Tauroa was Maori and an Maori All Black…a background in rugby seems to be the preferred former occupation to qualify you for Race Relations. Again nothing in Wikipedia. Hiwi was in fact a bloody nice bloke, and watching him come through the middle in the Eden selection was a real pleasure.
  • Harry Dansey was a prominent New Zealand Māori journalist, cartoonist, writer, broadcaster, local-body politician. Seems he got the job because he was Maori.
  • Sir Guy Powles was the first Race Relations Conciliator and was a career civil servant.

All in all a mixed bag. Seems Susan Devoy is ably qualified to hold the position.


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  • johnbronkhorst

    Has anyone else noticed, that the minute someone starts a sentence with.. “no disrespect to…..” You know the very next words out of their (in this case STUPID) mouths will be to disrespect that person!!!

    • Sponge

      “With the greatest respect…” is one of my favourite insults.

    • Cadwallader

      Similar phrase to”I am going to speak my mind.” When you really know they’re about to speak out of their arse.

      • Sponge

        Very true… I say that as well.

      • Bunswalla

        And “to be completely honest with you” means that the next thing they say will be a bare-faced lie.

  • spollyike

    They just want a puppet that the can pull the strings to, depending on their PC, socialist, revisionist WHIM(don’t go stealing that word homo’s). Now they are faced with someone they can’t easily bend to their WHIM they are scared of course and respondind with fearful remarks. You need only read Atlas Shrugged to understand this concept.

  • Dave

    Who is Annette Sykes and what has she achieved again? Maybe I forgot about her, and my bank account!

    • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

      She is the owner of Sykes City….I believe

    • Cadwallader

      While a lawyer on the NZLS roll she advocated that maoris should burn forests and blow up hydro dams. She ought to have been struck off. She (or should it be “It?”) is an odious loser whose only skill is to suck extravagantly on the tax-payer tit. NZ would be enriched by her departure.

    • Troy

      Sykes is a trumped up left wing loser who thinks that the whole of the world, except Maori, are against Maori. She has a bit of a sluttish past as well which she won’t want reminding about (uni days), but that’s a story for another day. In the meantime, she lacks the qualifications to make such statements about Devoy… the particular lack I refer to is a modicum of intelligence or as Collins puts it – stupid.

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    The number of New Zealanders who departed our shores for Australia last month was the lowest in two years, according to figures out today. Statistics New Zealand said 3,770 kiwis crossed the ditch in February, compared to 3,920 the previous month and 4,630 a year ago.

    Meanwhile, the number of people moving in the opposite direction rose to 1,420, resulting in a seasonally adjusted net loss of 2,350 migrants to Australia.

    Westpac economist Felix Delbruck said net departures to Australia were now the lowest since February 2011. “Migration flows are volatile from month to month but the modestly improving trend in Trans-Tasman migration seems to be firming,” he said.

    “This is in line with our view that labour market prospects in Australia are becoming steadily less attractive relative to New Zealand.”

    A pattern was emerging of fewer departures to Australia every month, said ASB economist Daniel Smith.

    I think once people understood, Sheep will be PM in 2014, they are staying back and more are coming back to live under Sheep’s rule. Take that Tories.

    • johnbronkhorst

      I did wonder why labour had been strangely quiet on the issue lately.

      • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

        johnbronkhorst – Wait for Socialist Cindy to spin this on Labour’s progressive policies. The left losers have no shame….

    • Dave

      Lets not forget, there are fewer days in February than in March, and whilst there is still a drop, its only a difference of 12.15 people less per day Jan V Feb. 3770/28=134.6….. 3920/31=126.45 hardly shattering news, however I agree SCS, Nationals policies are working!

      • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

        Dave – Give credit to Sheep’s innovative policies….

  • LesleyNZ

    We need more women like Judith Collins in parliament.

    • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

      She could be the PM when Sheep’s reign of terror finally finishes in 2023….

    • Kacanga

      We need more people like Judith Collins in Parliament.

      • LesleyNZ

        You mean men? Yeah them too!

  • fozzie2

    I like Susan Devoy – she is star – sadly Judith Collins is a very unsavory person – too much of the nasty schoolgirl

    • johnbronkhorst

      You are pratt fozzie.

    • Macca

      The only reason you find her unsavory Fozzie is because she is the opposite to you ie. sensible, intelligent, rational, non-envious, well grounded and a person who tries to do good for her fellow man/woman….etc etc – all the things your not and will never be!!!!!!!

      • fozzie2

        wow are you her hubby ?

        • No but unlike you he doesn’t have naughty school girl fantasies about her LOL Sorry couldn’t resist the image. You have been a very naughty boy haven’t you Fozzie2? Now come over here to be disciplined… no wait that’s WO’s Sat night role play with me ( He loves being married to a teacher because he IS a very naughty boy ;) Only kidding.. no wait, where is my cane?

        • AnonWgtn

          Judith’s husband is of Chinese origin.

      • Bunswalla

        You forgot “gainfully employed” :-)

    • RightOfGenghis

      Coming from you I’d say that was a ringing endorsement for Crusher

    • emmess74

      Yeah, but look at the shitty school she attends

  • bobby

    De Bres was the former PR person for the Dept of Conservation and industrial relations advisor for the PSA before he became the human rights commissioner. Devoy’s background is more accomplished than his was and a lot less divisive too.

    She is a great choice compared to him – other than that she is white apparently.

  • JC

    Its a bit of a worry when the Govt appoints a person whose views coincide with about 90% of New Zealanders!


    • StupidDisqus

      I’d rather the govt appointed someone whose views coincided with the 5-10% of nett taxpayers rather than the 90% of bludgers.

  • Grizz30

    Chris Laidlaw cared so much about Race relations that he played for Oxford Uni against the 1969 apartheid era Springboks. No one said anything about that when he was commissioner.

  • Phar Lap

    Annette Sykes worth a spit on a racist shit.She was heard to say when three thousand people were being murdered in Twin Towers It was alleged she said ,”it was a great day for murderers” or words to that affect .She was seen to be clapping and dancing.She was Hone Harawiras other racist running mate on the 2011 election.Rumour has it as alleged, she had a tee shirt with the printed words on it .”Punch a whitey today.”

    • StupidDisqus

      Naa, it’d be “shoot” or “spear” not “punch”.

  • Grizz30

    Being endorsed by Richard Prosser. Not sure if that is a good thing for a race relations commissioner.

    • Gazzaw

      The endorsement was set up by TV One to throw doubts on Devoy’s credibility. Why else would they want to interview Prosser?

  • GregM

    If we had another 20 Judith Collins in the house, we could sack the other 100 and start to get shit done. Top quality lady.

    • StupidDisqus

      We could still sack the other 100 and we’d get shit done.

  • island time

    Susan’s problem will be that she is too honest and has a (usually well balanced) opinion on everything. So she will immediately be targeted by Greens etc who rely on sensationalism and unbalanced views to get press coverage.

    • Kacanga

      Good, let the watermelons make a fuss about Susan Devoy’s opinions – then the MSM will pick up the issues and all of us can say “Yay for common sense”

  • StupidDisqus

    I am struggling to understand the point the lefty whingers are trying to make…do they consider these types of roles should be exclusively handed out to them?

    They consider that all “roles” should be exclusively handed out to them: the people who are not lefties have no right to exist. This is why we must pay them the complement of dealing with them the way they want to deal with us: wiping them out

    • Hazards001

      Jesus wept…cops glocks maybe?

      • StupidDisqus

        Problem solved.

  • Hmmmm when a European Woman becomes the Prime Minister and is named Helen the left are ecstatic as a woman has broken through that glass ceiling, a blow for Feminism hurrah! A European woman named Susan goes where no woman has gone before and shock horror she is not brown! How terribly racist. Only brown men can be Race Relations Conciliators doncha know.

  • rightoverlabour

    Good on you Judith!. Its really good to hear an honest opinion expressed openly without any PC guff to make it more acceptable. “Annette Sykes is a stupid person… Play it again and again and again…. ( and for once I agree with that rat winston….)

  • OneTrack

    “ they consider these types of roles should be exclusively handed out to them?”

    Ah, yeah, they do.

  • Mr_V4

    The sooner Rajen f*cks off the better.

  • BR

    What a farce that such a post exists.

    The Race Relations Commission. What an utter waste of time, space and money. I’d like to know how many overpaid deadbeats are employed by this pathetic excuse for a government office, that appears to have thought control as it’s main purpose.