Herald editorial on Labour’s slave labour camp

The Herald editorial discusses Labour’s slave labour camp:

Pity the Labour Party. Even its embarrassments do not seem as important as National’s these days. The complaints from Labour’s American “interns” unhappy with the state of their accommodation at a Northcote marae have not received a fraction of the attention paid to National’s Barclay incident this week.

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Hawkes Bay Mosque Maori Muslims make headlines

There is something unsettling about the Hawkes Bay mosque. Perhaps the water out that way is the reason why two of its Maori converts so far have made headlines for all the wrong reasons.

Remember this guy?

via Hawkes Bay Today

He is a Maori convert to Islam who made headlines for calling for the…

 “souljahs of Allah” to make their way to Hastings and join him in forming the “Islamic State of Aotearoa”.

Te Amorangi Kireka-Whaanga, of Hastings, who heads the Aotearoa Maori Muslim Association, said in a Facebook post yesterday he had changed the organisation’s name to the Islamic State of Aotearoa.

– Harrison Christian, Hawkes Bay Today

The Hawkes Bay region’s sole mosque is the Hawke’s Bay Baitul Mokarram Masjid and Islamic Centre Trust and someone from the mosque told the paper that they felt that Te Amorangi Kireka-Whaanga had

gone mad” and that his views did not reflect those of the wider Muslim community.

Despite the Hawkes Bay Muslim community claiming disapproval of their Maori Muslim brother and his views,  Te Amorangi Kireka-Whaanga, was identified by Wikipedia as…

among the top 500 most influential Muslims.[6][7] They point out that Islam with its strict rules and self-discipline is a positive force in Māori development.[8]

-Wiki

Clearly being “mad” and not having views that reflect the wider Muslim community is no barrier to becoming one of the most influential Muslims in the world!

Another Maori Muslim member of the Hawke’s Bay Baitul Mokarram Masjid and Islamic Centre Trust to make the headlines is Kiimatangiroa Junior Samuel who has been jailed for his  unique style of child abuse that he blamed on his “culture.”

A father who became upset at his 5-year-old son’s behaviour during prayer time made the boy get a hammer and kneel on a sheet so he could be executed.

The offending by Hastings man Kiimatangiroa Junior Samuel, 41, was described by Judge Max Courtney as “the cruellest set of facts I have ever come across”.

Before making his weeping son kneel and close his eyes, Samuel told his other children, aged 7, 9 and 10, to fetch sheets as he didn’t want blood to get on the floor.

He then told his children not to watch and “look away so you don’t see all the blood”.

The incident, which ended with Samuel laughing at his terrified son, occurred in his Hastings house on February 26, after he and his children had returned from prayers at the Hastings mosque.

-Stuff

It’s not satire it is real feminist ideology

I came across an online Feminist magazine called Medusa Magazine with the byline Feminist Revolution now. As I scanned the headlines I wondered if it was a satirical site as once before I fell for a poorly written piece of satire thinking that it was a genuine piece. I didn’t want to make the same mistake with this site so I e-mailed them to check.

They were kind enough to reply.

Hello,
Medusa Magazine is a blog that espouses feminist ideology. We make no apologies for this, and we stand by everything we publish.
That being said, the views expressed in each article belong to the author(s) alone. We would however never have published any of the articles if we didn’t think they had any value to add to intellectual discourse. Even the articles that you describe as “over the top” have started a discussion and debate online about important issues that need to be discussed.
Say Hi to your readers from us.

Cheers.

Here is a selection of screenshots of articles on the site. After reading the headlines you may understand why I was unsure if it was a satirical site mocking feminists or the real thing.

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Cry Babies of the Week

What a bunch of bloody snowflakes, moaning about wearing shorts to school.

A mother has pulled her sons from a school after it refused to provide warmer clothing options as part of its winter uniform.

Her sons, who suffer from asthma, complained of being too cold in the regulatory shorts and socks. The school — Emmanuel Christian School in Bishopdale, Christchurch — recently made the shorts compulsory and removed the option of wearing trousers.

“It amazes me how many schools insist that children wear shorts as their chosen winter uniform,” said the mother, who asked to remain anonymous because she still has a daughter at the school.

She said while the teachers were wearing long trousers and jackets, her sons were told off when they wore thermals underneath their shorts.

After trying to convince the school to rethink its uniform change, she moved her boys to another school which with a warmer uniform.

Her sons must be dead set big girl’s blouses. As for remaining anonymous…how many parents with three kids at the school, two boys and one daughter, are there? Don’t be stupid cupcake.

Then there is her asthma excuse…so what. Asthma is respiratory…put on a jersey, shorts aren’t going to help that. You might want to read up on what causes asthma…it isn’t cold legs.

No self respecting boy wants to wear long trousers anyway.

I bet this snowflake believes in climate change, global warming or whatever the scam is called now. Well, if you believe in all that nonsense then you also believe that the planet is warmer now than when we were kids…and we all wore shorts to school. In fact I wore shorts to school right up to the end of secondary school.

Her little snowflake sons seriously need to HTFU.

 

-Fairfax

Who am I?

This is the last “Who I am” for the time being.  I would like to thank Sally for her support when we needed content.  She started helping out when Cam was phoning it in with some kind of lame paralysis excuse, and decided to continue until the Colin Craig debacle was over.  Thanks Sally, you’re permanently part of the Whaleoil Family.

Guess who the mystery person is using the 3 clues. Include in your comments how the clues relate to the mystery person

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Garner on last week’s politics – only one winner

Duncan Garner reviews last week’s politics:

In politics it’s never the crime – it’s always the sloppy and poorly executed cover-up that gets them every time.

And boy did we see that with the “Baby Barclay” pantsing this week.

What a mess – and so woefully handled by a bumbling Bill English in his first true test of managing a scandal as prime minister.

Put on the spot, he failed.

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Bill English may as well have quoted Nixon

Bill English may as well have quoted Richard Nixon with this headline:

Ahh…yes you did Bill.

Defending his integrity on national television this morning, Prime Minister Bill English said he never acted “shifty” or dodged the truth during the Todd Barclay clandestine recordings saga.

During an awkward interview with Patrick Gower on The Nation today, English came under fire for his role in the cover up of recently ousted National MP Barclay’s secret recordings of staff.

The Prime Minister appeared uncomfortable during tough questions from Gower, but was unflappable in his responses, claiming he never lied during the entire “sad situation”.

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Hone Harawira proves he is a racist thug

Racist thug

Hone Harawira proves he is a racist thug:

Mana leader Hone Harawira has called for capital punishment for Chinese people who import methamphetamine into New Zealand.

Appearing on The Nation on Saturday, the former MP said it’s time to take the fight against meth seriously by targeting what he says is its source – China.

“We can pass a law to say any Chinese who bring meth or its precursors into this country is either going to jail forever, is going to get sent back and never be allowed here again, or is going to get executed,” he told host Lisa Owen.

“We need to send a message this is unacceptable.”

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