You flee, you die

Some more fools have croaked after trying to flee Police:

All five people involved in a Monday morning  crash that killed two during a police chase were believed to be friends, Auckland police said.

A car carrying five people slammed into a tree in the suburb of St Lukes around 1am on Monday, during the police pursuit.

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Sick of hearing about poverdy yet?

Guest Post

I am sick of hearing about poverty and how it is such a bad thing. I was brought up in poverty and by that I mean real poverty, barefoot until I got some hand me down boots when I was 8, I bought all my own clothes from when I was 11. We washed once a month and as I was the third child I was third into the bath water.

But my upbringing taught me some valuable lessons and prepared me for my journey through life. I was taught not to steal, as if I did I got a belting, I could not tell lies as if I did I got a belting, I did not use something that belonged to someone else without asking as if I did I got a belting, if I was disrespectful of elders I got a belting. So I do not steal, I am honest and I respect other people and their belongings.     Read more »

Photo of the Day

WASHINGTON DC–Feb 27, 1963–Mrs. Madalyn E. Murray, and her sons, William J. Murray III, 16 (center), and Garth Murray, 8, are shown as they left the Supreme Court. The High Court began hearing arguments today on Mrs. Murray’s attempt to get a court order discontinuing the use of the Lord’s Prayer and the reading of the Bible in Baltimore schools. William, who is being raised as an atheist, attends one the of the schools. MANDATORY CREDIT: UPI/CORBIS-BETTMANN

“The Most Hated Woman in America”

Madalyn Murray O’Hair took on the Supreme Court to get prayer out of schools, started a culture war, and was murdered for it

“There is no God. There’s no heaven. There’s no hell. There are no angels. When you die, you go in the ground, the worms eat you.”

— Madalyn Murray O’Hair

When atheist Madalyn Murray O’Hair, her son, and granddaughter mysteriously disappeared from their Austin, Tex., home the police didn’t lift a finger to find the family that had taken God out of America. Five years went by before a determined reporter would unravel the mystery of her disappearance.

In 1995, O’Hair, her son Jon, and her granddaughter Robin disappeared from Austin, Texas; they had been kidnapped, murdered, and mutilated by David Roland Waters, a convicted felon out on parole, fellow career criminal Gary Karr and a third man, Danny Fry. Waters had been an employee of the American Atheists from February 1993 to April 1994, first as a typesetter and later as office manager.

Madalyn Murray O’Hair had not made history in a long time. In fact, the godless radical—who took great, tedious pleasure in calling herself “the most hated woman in America”—had fallen far off the cultural and political radar screen since her cantankerous heyday in the sixties, when she had picked noisy fights with the system: helping to push prayer out of the public schools, trying to get “In God We Trust” taken off coins, suing the pope. It was a measure of the hollowness of her life that few people noticed when the 76-year-old disappeared in September 1995 along with son Jon, 40, and granddaughter Robin, 30; when the authorities were finally notified, people seemed glad to see her go.

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A Tale of Two Dangerous Ideas

The Sydney “Festival of Dangerous Ideas” was celebrated as a platform to spout such dangerous, “offensive, obnoxious, fearsome, dangerously stupid” ideas as “Israel is an Apartheid State”, “Genital Cutting is Normal”, or even that “Honour Killings are Justified”. One thing that was immediately obvious was that FODI’s roster was heavily weighted to the left (the inclusion of Andrew Bolt in 2016 caused a flurry of protest).

The left love “dangerous ideas”. Or so they say.

Yet, it seems that some ideas are more “dangerous” to the left than others, depending on the vagaries of intersectional victim politics. Where one dangerous idea is vociferously defended, another sends the snowflakes scurrying to the comfort of their safe spaces. Read more »

Photoshop of the Day

Letting the sun shine through in Blenheim

Via our comments last night, an exclusive photo of the Blenheim bus shelter in action:

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The first 100 days: Jacinda’s Let’s Do this list

Our new government has a lot to do in its first 100 days. To help Jacinda, Winston and James out I have put together a To Do List so they and we can tick off each item as it is achieved.
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National MPs still in denial

It seems National MPs are still in the first stage of grief…denial.

A shell shocked National caucus will meet on Tuesday for the first time since its ousting from Government by Winston Peters.

The leadership will likely be on the agenda – and while outgoing Prime Minister Bill English has overwhelming backing to stay, he has said little about his future since last Thursday’s bombshell announcement by Peters that he was backing a change of Government.

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We will be the bright spot in your day

Comrades one thing Marxists do well is dreary and dull. Now that our glorious leader has been elected you can expect our newspapers to become worse than ever. The class struggle of the proletariat against the evils of capitalism is a long and windy road full of child poverty, conversations, focus groups and phone calls to the UN and Aunty Helen.

What you need is a pick me up to get you through the workers’ revolution.

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I’m not so sure a silly play over the Kermadecs with members bills is the way to go

 

Some commentators are getting sticky knickers over the embarrassment of the new coalition over the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary. David Farrar is one of them, conjuring all sorts of playful schemes to put members bills in the ballot.

One of the National Party’s moves in Opposition could be to lodge a members’ bill for the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary – which, if drawn, could see it pass into law if the Green Party also backed it or even abstained.

The Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary has been one of the issues in negotiations between Labour, NZ First and the Greens after National put it on ice to try to resolve objections and a legal challenge by Te Ohu Kaimoana, the Maori Fisheries Commission.

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