Green Party out of the loop and impotent inside new government

The Kermadec Trench and archipelago were set to become New Zealand’s largest marine sanctuary.

When NZ First came up with policies that Labour and the Greens liked they simply stole them and made them their own. This was obvious during the election when I wrote articles comparing their policies.

The National Party when led by John Key had a stunning policy that was great for the environment but our new government instead of embracing it, making it their own and taking the credit for it have stopped it much to the surprise of the impotent Green party.

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Cartoon of the Day

Our glorious leader is talking about a new way to measure child poverty

How poor is this child? Can first world ” poverty” be measured?

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Christmas is coming: Order some Whaleoil Swag today

This GROUND CREW Unisex 3/4 sleeve Raglan shirt inclusive of GST will cost you $44.84 NZD and if you buy it on its own the shipping to New Zealand from America will cost you only  $6.77 NZD if you live in Auckland.

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Health bosses reject the caring face of capitalism

In his very first speech to the Nation Winston Peters told us that:

Far too many New Zealanders have come to view today’s capitalism, not as their friend, but as their foe.

And they are not all wrong.

That is why we believe that capitalism must regain its responsible – its human face. That perception has influenced our negotiations.

There can not be a more obvious example of the caring and responsible face of capitalism than Ronald McDonald House which provides free accommodation for families whose children are in the various hospitals around the world for long periods of time.

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Comrades lets sing our intern’s revolutionary song for our new Glorious leader

Image credit: Luke

When Jacinda’s inspiration through the workers’ blood shall run,
There can be no power greater anywhere beneath the sun;
Yet Green’s force on earth is weaker than the feeble strength of one,
But Jacinda makes us strong.

Positivity forever,
Positivity forever,
Positivity  forever,
For Jacinda makes us strong.

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Buy a ticket and grab some pop corn

It is time to buy a ticket to the best show in town. You have seen the movie Legally Blonde and now here on Whaleoil over the next three years we will bring to you the new Kiwi Reality politics show. A thrilling series that will consist of countless posts all about the ” positively ” gorgeous new PM, Jacinda Ardern and her sidekicks.

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By Jacinda’s fruit we shall know her

Credit: Luke

Because listening to her, she’s going to do the impossible and make everyone happy.  Talk, talk and more talk.

Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern told TVNZ 1’s Q+A programme that her Government will be more proactive in intervening where the market is failing New Zealanders.

“My view is that there is no point to gloating about the economic growth of a nation if you have some of the highest homelessness in the developed world or if you have high child poverty rates.”

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Politics, politicians and online political platforms

I am fortunate as a writer to have access to a powerful political platform. Whaleoil has been around for twelve years now and it is indisputably the largest and most popular blog in New Zealand. Guest posters are given access to a huge audience.

Whaleoil has a politically “diverse” conservative and libertarian audience that includes readers who voted this election for National, Act and NZ First. Whaleoil provided commentary and opinion on all three political parties and their policies as well as on Labour and the Greens.

The only political party that was given access to Whaleoil’s platform for guest posts was the Act Party. The only political party to purchase advertising on Whaleoil was the Act party. The only people that took the time to interact with our readers constructively in the comments were people from the Act party and sadly…

The only people to insult our editor, our staff and some of our readers were people from the Act party. 

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What is Jacinda Ardern’s position on slut shaming?

What is Jacinda Ardern’s position on slut shaming?

You might wonder why I ask?   Read more »