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Leaders of awe and dread: How does Simon Bridges measure-up?

Awe and dread were not, however, the sensations that accompanied Simon Bridges when he introduced himself to the nation as the National Party’s new leader. An inescapable quality of impersonation hovered about the man. One unkind wag expressed this by describing Bridges as a boy dressed up in his father’s suit: the jacket’s cuffs extending well beyond his fingertips and the legs of the trousers puddling around his shoes. The effect, far from inspiring awe and dread, invited only ridicule . . .

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Heroic & future oriented: President Trump’s UN Speech 2018

President Trump is the hero of our time.  I never thought I’d get to see the day when a U.S President stood strongly for everything I believe to be so important to Western civilisation.  There are times when I have to pinch myself to make sure I’m not just dreaming.  Hearing his United Nations Address to the world yesterday is one of those times . . .

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Bernard Hickey’s intergenerational nightmare

Bernard Hickey is doubling-down on his earlier efforts to foment intergenerational conflict. In his latest Newsroom article  he openly incites young voters to prise political power from the hands of their parents and use it to wipe hundreds-of-thousands of dollars off the value of their inheritance. Quite why the children of New Zealanders worth millions would vote to end the tax-free distribution of their parents’ wealth is something Hickey neglects to explain. He wants a Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on the family home and he is counting on the younger generation to give it to him . . .

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Obama & Biden: Any excuse to not move on

Obama’s favourite puppet, Joe Biden, has said that he and the former President decided to break their silence about President Trump’s performance after what happened in Charlottesville a year ago.  Biden stated:

“We have leaders who at the time when that occurred, when these guys were accompanied by white supremacists and Ku Klux Klan ... making a comparison saying there are good people in both groups…What has become of us? Our children are listening. Our silence is complicity . . .

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The 1912 Option

On 6 July 1912, the Liberal Party had been governing New Zealand for a staggering 21 years. In the general election of the previous year it had lost its majority, but remained in office with the support of a handful of independents. By July of 1912, however, the Opposition Reform Party’s aggressive leader, Bill Massey, had lured away enough government supporters to carry a Vote of No Confidence on the Floor of the House of Representatives. The Liberal Government of Thomas Mackenzie fell 8 votes short of a majority, and Bill Massey’s Reform Party took its place on . . .

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Casual remarks about Trump’s assassination now commonplace

When did it become fair game to make allusions and wisecracks about the assassination of a much loved president?

Since nihilism became mainstream culture via the politics of the Left, that’s when.

Yesterday, the famous Broadway actress and female dinosaur, Carole Cook, said during an interview . . .

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Kevin07 and Jacinderella: How political fairy stories go bung

[...] A few sour goblins in the press begin to mutter that the fairy queen is spending too much time on fatuous displays of wish-granting, and not enough on the boring tedium of governing. The pots of gold are vanishing at an alarming rate. The hard-working gnomes in business begin to lose confidence . . .

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And isn’t it a long way down?

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The Deep State resistance is real

Lest anyone think that President Trump and his supporters have been relying on empty conspiracy theories about the deep-state Resistance, we now have a full admission of someone who is serving in the Whitehouse for the very purpose of undermining the President and his agenda.

In a fairly unprecedented move, the New York Times published an anonymous op-ed by a treacherous coward, who says:

“This isn’t the work of the so-called deep state. It’s the work of the steady state….That is why many Trump appointees have vowed to do what we can to preserve . . .

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The perils and pay-offs of moral absolutism

Small actions all-too-often bring large consequences. Golriz Ghahraman, for example, annoyed at having been publicly corrected on Twitter, responded by blocking the corrector. The perp, an Australian expert in immigration law named Simon Jeans, was flabbergasted. All he had done was challenge Ghahraman’s assertion that there are no absolute human rights. The right not to be tortured, he pointed out, was absolute. International law recognises absolutely no circumstances in which the torture of a human-being may be considered lawful . . .

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