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Does Jacinda Ardern care about these mostly Māori and Pasifika students?

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The worm has most definitely turned and I am reading article after article in the MSM that is supportive of Charter schools and Charter school students, but is Jacinda Ardern listening and does she care about what will happen to these students as a result of Labour’s wrecking-ball approach to education?

OPINION: Sunday’s “Save our charter schools march” was a moving experience. It wasn’t just the hundreds of people who turned up in torrential rain to protest. Nor was it ACT leader David Seymour’s impassioned chanting. Nor even the Vanguard school students’ valiant haka.

What was moving was the procession of young students, mostly Māori and Pasifika, who strode forward, proudly, to the microphone. If their eagerness to speak caught the protest organisers by surprise, their words did not. They had only one message: a plea to the prime minister and Minister of Education Chris Hipkins not to close their schools.

One student explained that she had been failing at her state school and that she had nothing to live for after her friend had committed suicide. Another described the self-destructive path he had been following at his old school.

And a former charter school head-girl told us how she had felt worthless before starting at her new charter school. The young woman – now a scholarship winner – apologised as she started to speak, saying she was “no politician”. Someone in the crowd called out, “Not yet!”

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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, do your own research. Do not be a passive observer in this game we call life.

Feminist Fight Club Cannot Be Unseen

May or may not be feminist fight club.

If you’ve ever wondered what a herd of elephant seals going at it on the ice floes while wearing fishnets looks like – and let’s face it, who hasn’t? – then feminist fight club is the feast for the eyes you’ve been waiting for.

Everyone else is warned: Ze goggles do nothing!

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Who is Lushington D. Brady?

Well, a pseudonym. Obviously.

But the name Lushington Dalrymple Brady has been chosen carefully. Not only for the sum of its overall mien of seedy gentility, reminiscent perhaps of a slightly disreputable gentlemen of letters, but also for its parts, each of which borrows from the name of a Vandemonian of more-or-less fame (or notoriety) who represents some admirable quality which will hopefully animate the persona of Lushington D. Brady.

Protest or Porn does glitter make all the difference?

Photos: Auckland’s Boobs on Bikes parade | Newshub

When Auckland has the boobs on bikes parade the feminists all deride it as PORN but sprinkle some glitter about and they all purr that it is a legitimate form of protest to raise awareness about the issue of consent. Is glitter all it takes to turn breasts from a sexual body part to a non-sexual sparkly protest banner?

Why is it feminism when women choose to go half naked in public after sprinkling some glitter on their breasts but it is porn when women choose to go half naked in public on board motorbikes?

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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, do your own research. Do not be a passive observer in this game we call life.

Photoshop of the day by Luke

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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, do your own research. Do not be a passive observer in this game we call life.

Whaleoil is monitoring the government’s election promises: Education

Thanks to a reader (who has done all the hard work for us) Whaleoil has a spreadsheet that we are using and updating in order to accurately monitor all the government’s election promises.

While they are not keeping their promises in a number of policy areas, they are keeping them in Education, with Hitman Hipkins coming in like a wrecking ball on Partnership schools and National Standards.

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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, do your own research. Do not be a passive observer in this game we call life.

Face of the day

Chris Hipkins

Today I announced that the new government has made good on its promise and scrapped National Standards.[…]

-Chris Hipkins FB

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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, do your own research. Do not be a passive observer in this game we call life.

The hypocrisy of Chris Hipkins and Labour moaning about written questions

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Labour are moaning about having to answer a lot of questions:

National’s being accused of spamming Parliament, its MPs lodging more than 6000 parliamentary questions in the last month.

Nearly 6300 questions have been submitted, with the majority asking what events or meetings a minister had attended on a particular date.

In contrast, Newsroom says only 964 were submitted by the Labour-led Opposition in the month following the 2014 election.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.

Creepy comedy skit with full frontal male nudity accessed from NZH website

screenshot-Whaleoil

A reader sent me this message:

Is there any reason something like this is linked, open access, off the NZH website?

Is this just very, very weird?

It is gross.
On the main NHZ site – under “New to Watch-Me”
** WARNING censored full frontal male nudity over the break

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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, do your own research. Do not be a passive observer in this game we call life.

School covers statue of priest handing boy his penis. Or bread. You decide

I guess you could say the statue is completely innocent, and any vile suggestions are due to the observer’s twisted mind.   But if that was the case, why has it been covered up?   Read more »

As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.

The Muppet Show continues, Chippie flip flops after his boss says otherwise

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The Muppet Show that is our government continued yesterday.

NewtalkZB reports:

Labour has released costing estimates for its boost to student loans and allowances – just hours after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern defended not doing so.

Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced yesterday the pledge to boost student allowances and student loan living costs by $50 a week was now in place.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.