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“A sally is a sudden charge out of a besieged place against the enemy” Oxford Dictionary definition

To get to the truth sometimes a Sally must ensue.

Stuff clouds the truth

Trying to see through clouds, well; it’s almost like having the wool pulled over your eyes, just ask any pilot. As for having the wool pulled over your eyes, well just ask any newspaper reader, it happens all the time. Bulls-wool; that is.

President Donald Trump stands in front of headstones during an American Commemoration Ceremony, Sunday Nov. 11, 2018, at Suresnes American Cemetery near Paris. Trump is attending centennial commemorations in Paris this weekend to mark the Armistice that ended World War I. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Last Saturday, 10th November, Donald and Melania Trump were due to attend end-of-WW1 commemorations at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial in France. The date and place of the commemoration were loaded with significance; the cemetery holds the many remains of casualty’s from the Battle of Balleau Wood, regarded as an important action for the American military, but especially reverent to the Marine Corps for in that verdant copse they were slaughtered, suffering more casualty’s in the opening day’s fighting than ever experienced in the Corp’s prior 143-year history: 1,087 of them lay there, stilled, by the end of fighting on day one: June 6th, 1918.

Balleau Wood and Aisne-Marne cemetery are as connected to American Marines as Bellevue Spur and Tyne-Cot cemetery are to the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.

The centenary of the opening battle was earlier this year but the gathering scheduled for November 10th had another meaning in a way unique to American regimental lore; it was the Marine Corps ‘birthday’ having been established on November 10th, 1775. It must have been a truly difficult decision then for the Marine Corps to ground Marine 1, the presidential helicopter, on a day so solemn to them in so many ways, because of the danger poor visibility caused by a cover of thick, low, cloud in the sky above Paris presented, leading to cancellation of Mr Trump’s plans for attendance at the Aisne-Marne ceremony.

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Living in Wellington idbkiwi is self-employed in a non-governmental role which suits his masochistic tendencies. He watches very little television, preferring to read or research, but still subscribes to the daily paper despite his distillation of dismay and disappointment at the very low standards of the modern press on every opening of the awful rag.

He is married, to an obviously very unfortunate woman, and has a family who allegedly loves him despite his right-wing nut-job views on life and the meaning of. He believes laughter is the best medicine for whatever ails you, closely, very closely, followed by wine. He hopes to reach retirement, both alive and eventually.

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The NZ media need to stop telling lies

One of the below headlines and photos was recently published in the New Zealand media.

All four examples have headlines that are telling blatant lies. Can you guess which three I made up and which one is actually a real photo and headline?

New Zealand’s top Wheelchair athlete gets ready for the Special Olympics

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If you agree with me that’s nice, but what I really want to achieve is to make you question the status quo, look between the lines and do your own research. Do not be a passive observer in this game we call life.

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Six days without Neve…

Credit: SonovaMin

In the history of New Zealand politics, there has never been a more incompetent and inexperienced government. They are trashing the economy and splashing around the public money that the previous government were at such pains to preserve. They don’t care. They lie, obfuscate (my new favourite word), redact, and when in doubt, they blame the previous government for ‘nine years of neglect’. We are going downhill very fast, and this government is pushing the handcart rapidly down the slope.

But they get away with it. They get away with it because we have an equally inept media pack, who fawn over the government and let them get away with murder. They, like the hip new kids in charge who look good, have lots of celebrity photo shoots and take a baby into cabinet meetings. It is all so COOL!

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Accountant. Boring. Loves tax. Needs to get out more. Loves the environment, but hates the Greens. Has been called a dinosaur. Wears it with pride.

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Fashionable fictions from former newspaper of record

It’s become so very fashionable among our betters to denigrate all remnants of this country’s British legacy. Their sniggers and sneers echo across their columns and social-media pages. In-jokes that wink to their collective self-loathing, their contemporary self-flagellation and heroic in-their-own-mind displays of modernist self-martyrdom and look-at-moi mentality.

God! They’re pathetic. All of them.

Lately, their displays have turned to utter untruths, willful lies that speak to their own integrity, or rather, lack thereof. Gobshite candidate for this week is Paul Little, from a newspaper, displaying his mirth, his own juvenile jollying, at the prospect of the new British High-Commissioner; Laura Clarke’s intention to learn the language of Maori: quote.

Let it sink in. This is a Pom speaking. And not just any Pom, but the official representative of the Queen herself, that Crown whose representatives were responsible for almost wiping the language from the face of the Earth. The people who tried to beating the language out of the race are now having to play catch up. end quote.

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Living in Wellington idbkiwi is self-employed in a non-governmental role which suits his masochistic tendencies. He watches very little television, preferring to read or research, but still subscribes to the daily paper despite his distillation of dismay and disappointment at the very low standards of the modern press on every opening of the awful rag.

He is married, to an obviously very unfortunate woman, and has a family who allegedly loves him despite his right-wing nut-job views on life and the meaning of. He believes laughter is the best medicine for whatever ails you, closely, very closely, followed by wine. He hopes to reach retirement, both alive and eventually.

To read my previous articles click on my name in blue.

Face of the day

Today’s face of the day was our face of the day during the server outage so he disappeared from view as the post was not published. Since then one despicable Australian media outlet has seen fit to attack him.

They have attacked ‘Trolley Man’, a homeless Australian HERO who risked his life to protect others.

Let that sink in for one minute.

Michael Rogers ‘ Trolley man’

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If you agree with me that’s nice, but what I really want to achieve is to make you question the status quo, look between the lines and do your own research. Do not be a passive observer in this game we call life.

You can follow me on Gab.ai 

To read my previous articles click on my name in blue.

More fake news from a ‘Kiwi icon’

Yesterday’s news

It is not surprising that an ex-iconic Auckland newspaper resorted to giving away their printed pages for free because they just couldn’t sell them.  But the free subscription didn’t work either. I’ve lost count of the number of free subscriptions turned down over the last few years following their fall from credibility.

Annoyed subscribers drop off immediately they twig onto the thinly disguised political messages being served up as facts.

Not a problem for informed readers, people who don’t read between the lines or only take an anecdotal interest in politics are prime targets for media brain-washing.

This is clearly demonstrated by the New Zealand public’s usual negative response to the name Donald Trump despite his accomplishments since taking the helm.

The majority of American media, hijacked by the left who largely control academia and Hollywood, direct attack after attack on Trump’s image and reputation using disparaging and inaccurate information. We see it here when our media copy and paste the lies and drivel.

The latest anti-Trump attack is from a newspaper and is titled: ‘America implodes: ‘Invisible meltdown inside Donald Trump’s government’ and is a book review of The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis. Quote. 

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The subject evoked in the collage is the debating of political issues with friends in a public place

Pablo Picasso
Glass and bottle of Suze (after 18 November 1912)
pasted paper, gouache and charcoal

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Whaleoil world news quiz

Old and irascible for as long as he can remember, his CV includes a brief stint in the Royal Air Force and 40+ years as a registered nurse in the UK and NZ (including more than seven years of medico-legal work.) 30+ years back-country fly-fishing in the South Island have helped him retain a modicum of sanity. For some of the time, at least.

Whaleoil News quiz

“A sally is a sudden charge out of a besieged place against the enemy” Oxford Dictionary definition

To get to the truth sometimes a Sally must ensue.

Word goes out to feminist commentators: Squash Judith

In what seems like a parallel universe, we have the Labour-led government giving subsidised housing to wealthy middle-class couples and a senior National MP standing up for low-income families because of the government housing policy. Because it is Judith, even though she is completely right, she has to be pilloried for it by the media. Fortunately, as we all know, Judith is most unlikely to have lost any sleep over that, and as we also know, she is very good at staying on message and not being sidetracked by garbage.

RNZ  have made this statement: quote.

National MP Judith Collins vehemently denies targeting a young couple online, saying she’s just raising questions about Kiwibuild’s eligibility criteria. Housing Minister Phil Twyford has accused her of picking on the couple who bought a KiwiBuild house, and who spoke at a publicity event at the weekend. After Ms Collins questioned whether the couple were perhaps too wealthy to qualify for an affordable home, the couple took their social media profiles offline. Ms Collins rejects Mr Twyford’s criticism, saying it was the minister who put the couple as poster children for Kiwibuild. Judith Collins has refused to appear on Morning Report. end quote.

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Accountant. Boring. Loves tax. Needs to get out more. Loves the environment, but hates the Greens. Has been called a dinosaur. Wears it with pride.

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