July 2013

Wednesday nightCap

Richie Parker Drive

Labour’s latest poll number starts with a two

I know I shouldn’t really blog about the latest Roy Morgan, I have explained why before.

But the left wing bloggers and the Labour party hold great store in the results of the Roy Morgan polls. They constantly say to look at the trend…and so we will.

The latest Roy Morgan poll is out and Labour’s number starts with a two.

Today’s New Zealand Roy Morgan Poll shows a large rise in support for Prime Minister John Key’s National Party to 51% (up 4% since July 1-14, 2013). Support for Key’s Coalition partners has changed little with the Maori Party 1.5% (down 0.5%), ACT NZ 1% (up 0.5%) and United Future 0% (unchanged).

Support for Labour is 29% (down 2%); Greens are 10% (down 1.5%), New Zealand First 4% (down 0.5%), Mana Party 1% (down 0.5%), Conservative Party of NZ 1.5% (unchanged) and Others 1% (up 0.5%).

If a National Election were held now the latest NZ Roy Morgan Poll shows that the National-led Coalition parties would win easily.  Read more »

Today’s Trivia

Via elitedaily.com

Via elitedaily.com



Thomas Silverstein has been in solitary confinement since 1983, that’s the longest of anyone currently in the US federal system. (source)

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Breaking up with people you’re not dating

UPDATE: This video auto-starts, so I’ve put it over the break

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Have Accordion. Will travel.


Faster than a speeding bullet


Smarter than Russel Norman


Why are children not on this list of terrifying parasites?

Here is a list of 9 terrifying parasites.

But why aren’t children on the list?

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What a lovely family, so much class

The Harawira family are so lovely, what ever happened that visited them upon us all.

How can one family so lack in dignity and class. Feral is really the only suitable word to describe them.

Former anti-violence campaigner Hinewhare Harawira may be removed as a trustee at Waitangi after performing a traditional Maori insult where she mooned an elderly crowd on a marae.

Harawira, who stepped down in her role as an anti-violence campaigner after her three sons were charged and later jailed for a “horrendous” assault on a child, performed the whakapohane after “suffering abuse” during a tenant’s eviction.

She was appointed as a trustee to the Te Tii (Waitangi) B3 Trust on August 25, 2012, however, three other trustees took their attempts to have her removed to the Maori Land Court of New Zealand after the incident.

Trustees Hapeta Rameka, Billie Taituha and Joyce Baker objected to her appointment because of her “despicable behaviour”.  Read more »