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Opinion: Helen’s been lying for years

#crookedhelen

Helen Clark has been in the news a bit lately, mainly due to the fact that she is a bitter and twisted NIMBY who seems to hate babies.

I feel it is the lying that goes to show just how nasty this woman is. She claims that she had never heard of Sir Ray Avery, when clearly she has had plenty of contact with him in the past.

I lost all respect for Helen Clark way back in 2004 after the Motorcade debacle. Many will remember the afternoon of 14 July 2004 when a prime ministerial motorcade carrying the Prime Minister, The Right Honourable Helen Clark, and the Minister of Agriculture, the Honourable Jim Sutton, left Waimate for Christchurch Airport to catch a flight to Wellington after their flight from Timaru was cancelled. The motorcade had been organised as Ms Clark was expected at a rugby match in Wellington and it was figured out that she would be able to catch a plane from Christchurch if they hurried.

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ExPFC, ex lots of things. Currently president of Local Disgruntled Ex Coppers Society. Husband to a great woman. Father to great kids. Traveller, teller of tall tales, wannabe capitalist property magnate. I’m a passionate user of fossil fuels, a proud Kiwi, Ford over Holden, Indy over F1, V8’s over everything else.

Not a credible threat

Photo of Frances Louis from her facebook page.

A few days ago, our intrepid author Deb wrote a post in regard to the sort of scum that our Dear Leader Ardern might be proud of.

One of the screenshots on that post was from a certain crazy woman by the name of Frances Louis.

In this screenshot of a comment that she made, (below) she quite clearly threatened to kill Lauren Southern by putting a stake through her heart.

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ExPFC, ex lots of things. Currently president of Local Disgruntled Ex Coppers Society. Husband to a great woman. Father to great kids. Traveller, teller of tall tales, wannabe capitalist property magnate. I’m a passionate user of fossil fuels, a proud Kiwi, Ford over Holden, Indy over F1, V8’s over everything else.

First Union making life hard for their comrades

Locked out Atlas workers picket their employer. Photo credit Michael Cunningham.

Oh, look, another strike under Labour!

If the First Union could be described as a donkey, I think it would be seen as a bit of a bolshy one. For it seems that their decision to encourage their workers at Atlas Quarries in Maungaturoto to strike has turned around and given those workers a pretty good nip on the bum.

After pay negotiations broke down, the workers walked off the job last week and started picketing their employer. It seems that there were concerns about their behaviour and the employer subsequently issued a lock-out notice to fourteen men.

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ExPFC, ex lots of things. Currently president of Local Disgruntled Ex Coppers Society. Husband to a great woman. Father to great kids. Traveller, teller of tall tales, wannabe capitalist property magnate. I’m a passionate user of fossil fuels, a proud Kiwi, Ford over Holden, Indy over F1, V8’s over everything else.

JAG wants to see you all in lycra!

JAG: Furious, or just bewildered?

She may look bewildered, but Julie Ann Genter must be furious.

The official road toll seems to be continuing it’s steadily upward rise and as we all know, when in opposition, JAG was continually blaming the National government for every road death.

So now that the weird clip-in cycling clog is on the other foot, she must be eating herself alive with that gnawing self-doubt.

We all know that when you’re full up with baby, it can be pretty hard to sleep, but combine that with the self-imposed knowledge that you alone are the person responsible for hundreds of people dying every year, well that’s just got to make you think about your life choices in the middle of the night. She’s going to need every day of her upcoming maternity leave just to catch up.

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ExPFC, ex lots of things. Currently president of Local Disgruntled Ex Coppers Society. Husband to a great woman. Father to great kids. Traveller, teller of tall tales, wannabe capitalist property magnate. I’m a passionate user of fossil fuels, a proud Kiwi, Ford over Holden, Indy over F1, V8’s over everything else.

Oh good: A new justice lobby group

TJF co-founder Tania Baron

Good news everybody. We have a new Justice Lobby Group that is going to do their utmost to ensure that all our prisoners are rehabilitated prior to leaving prison.

This new group, which goes by the name of Transforming Justice Foundation has recently been set up by ex-cop Tania Baron and ex-Sensible Sentencing Trust member Scott Guthrie.

So let’s see what they are all about. Their website has this to say: Quote:

Transforming Justice Foundation (TJF) is a non-profit organisation founded by passionate Kiwis to change the ideology that the only way to fix crime in New Zealand is with lengthy prison sentences.

Our view is, and always will be supportive of appropriate sentences and penal policies to enforce accountability and keep the public safe at all times. Prevention and reducing the percentage of those who re-offend, with a strong focus on intervention and rehabilitation which will create a safer New Zealand for everyone.[…]

It is our aim to ensure the offender is adequately rehabilitated and ready for release back into the community’ and […] To oppose the Three Strikes law as we believe this legislation to be unbalanced and ineffective.’ End quote.

Mmmn, ok, so a bit wishy-washy but at least their heart is in the right place, at least until they get to the opposing the Three Strikes Law bit.

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ExPFC, ex lots of things. Currently president of Local Disgruntled Ex Coppers Society. Husband to a great woman. Father to great kids. Traveller, teller of tall tales, wannabe capitalist property magnate. I’m a passionate user of fossil fuels, a proud Kiwi, Ford over Holden, Indy over F1, V8’s over everything else.

Come on Omaha: Enough with the poo flinging already

It seems that there is a real problem with dog poo up on the East Coast north of Auckland.

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ExPFC, ex lots of things. Currently president of Local Disgruntled Ex Coppers Society. Husband to a great woman. Father to great kids. Traveller, teller of tall tales, wannabe capitalist property magnate. I’m a passionate user of fossil fuels, a proud Kiwi, Ford over Holden, Indy over F1, V8’s over everything else.

Careful, the police are watching everyone, even their own

Aussie Police watching protesters

Recently I had the AM Show on in the background and I heard Duncan Garner make an interesting comment on his regular piece known as “Five things you didn’t need to know.”

Number three was a wee item on a poor chap somewhere who had created a BBQ from an old gas bottle. Apparently, it looked a bit like a bomb. The cops had seen a Facebook post from him and gone to his house to seize the offending sausage burner in case it was a weapon of mass destruction or something.

All had ended well, and after being pored over by the feds to make sure it wasn’t capable of being used to take out the local Country Women’s League or Peace Action group (the later being about as effective at stopping fascists as the former), the BBQ was returned to its rightful owner in time for his weekend of burnt meat and beer-based fun.

It was a comment made at the end of that segment that caught my attention. Duncan flippantly mentioned: Quote.

Be careful what you put online. It’s an advertisement to the police on what you’re up to. End quote.

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ExPFC, ex lots of things. Currently president of Local Disgruntled Ex Coppers Society. Husband to a great woman. Father to great kids. Traveller, teller of tall tales, wannabe capitalist property magnate. I’m a passionate user of fossil fuels, a proud Kiwi, Ford over Holden, Indy over F1, V8’s over everything else.

It’s OK to not feel OK

Credit: seemescotland.org

Last week one of our regular followers, by way of a comment on Backchat, brought up the fact that they had been having a bit of a tough time of things of late. Their comment below struck a chord with me.

The observant among you may have noticed I’ve been very quiet recently.

When things are bad I go into my little world and try not to let the world see that everything is not ok, but this exactly the kind of behaviour we need to stop. Hiding doesn’t help.

My employer recently began a new initiative: ‘It’s ok to not be ok’ but we all know that hashtags and slogans have never saved anyone. If only I believed that those sons of unwed mothers actually meant it.

It really is ok to not be ok, and it really is ok to talk about it.

Better mental health people. end quote.

This comment struck a chord with me because I know what this Oiler does for a job and I know how hard it is.

The comment reminded me of some of the tough times I went through while I was a cop, for I too have suffered at times with depression.

For a large part of my career, I was part of the Serious Crash Unit. As such I would be on call every third week and would generally be called out in the middle of the night at least twice a week to deal with serious and fatal crashes. I have attended hundreds of these and seen most every imaginable carnage you can think of from drowned babies to people being burned alive.

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ExPFC, ex lots of things. Currently president of Local Disgruntled Ex Coppers Society. Husband to a great woman. Father to great kids. Traveller, teller of tall tales, wannabe capitalist property magnate. I’m a passionate user of fossil fuels, a proud Kiwi, Ford over Holden, Indy over F1, V8’s over everything else.

Another dud judge: And this one thinks he’s funny

The Labour party’s catch and release policy seems to be going great guns. Apparently, these two winners just aren’t bad enough for jail!

Two Waitara brothers, Matthew and Regan Coxhead, appeared before Judge Chris Sygrove in the New Plymouth District Court back in May 2018 each facing a raft of charges relating to a 79 kilometre Police chase involving two stolen utes, intentionally ramming Police vehicles, endangering transport, assault on Police, drug cultivation and theft of at least ten other motor vehicles valued at more than $75,000.

During that hearing, the judge gave the brothers a sentencing indication that they would be looking at two years jail time. The brothers accepted this and did the right thing by pleading guilty. They were remanded off until 18 July this year for sentencing.

The chase started after the two men had been seen in the two utes which they had stolen. They had been responsible it seems for the large increase in stolen utes being reported recently in the Taranaki area. During the chase, each brother rammed patrol cars, deliberately swerved at Police trying to make them crash, while driving at relatively high speeds, dangerously, in an attempt to evade capture. The men were finally caught after the tires of their last operating ute were spiked. Believe me, that is one long chase and the chances of a member of the public being killed was extremely high.

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ExPFC, ex lots of things. Currently president of Local Disgruntled Ex Coppers Society. Husband to a great woman. Father to great kids. Traveller, teller of tall tales, wannabe capitalist property magnate. I’m a passionate user of fossil fuels, a proud Kiwi, Ford over Holden, Indy over F1, V8’s over everything else.

The wrong way to promote Maori culture

A haka welcome from a Maori warrior at Rugby Park, Gisborne, where Queen Elizabeth II and the Duek of Edinburgh were given a New Zealand Maori welcome at the opening of the Royal New Zealand Polynesian Festival.

About five years ago my youngest was coming to the end of his school days. As he was awesome at something and was receiving a prize, we felt we should attend his senior school prize giving to support him and celebrate his achievements, (even though he was mortified that he would have to stand up on the stage and get looked at by everyone!)

Now we had been to the senior prize giving at this school before with our eldest child a year or so earlier. What struck me was the massive difference between the two celebrations.

There had been a change of Principal in the meantime and oh boy what a change.

I couldn’t believe how our school had gone from a typical school, with a healthy, minor focus on Maori culture etc, to one that seemed to be completely oriented to Maori over and above all other cultures.

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ExPFC, ex lots of things. Currently president of Local Disgruntled Ex Coppers Society. Husband to a great woman. Father to great kids. Traveller, teller of tall tales, wannabe capitalist property magnate. I’m a passionate user of fossil fuels, a proud Kiwi, Ford over Holden, Indy over F1, V8’s over everything else.