The case against peripheral African basket cases

The human Ken doll

CAUTION: Discretion advised

Unboxing: $1 v $10,000 dog

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Australia v New Zealand

With the Bledisloe safely in the cupboard, this one is for pride.   Of course, the Aussies haven’t held the thing since 2003, so there isn’t a hell of a lot of pride to fight over.

Game starts at 10:05 pm.  Get your picks in before the game starts. Read more »

Where the HECK am I?

Spitting venom and bile covered tacks

Poor Karl.  First he was railing against MMP, and now….

I love the way political commentators are delicately skirting around the inconvenient fact that our new government is one whose formation was driven by a party with only 7 percent popular support. This willingness to ignore the obvious is hardly surprising, The commentariat generally leans to the left and is delirious with pleasure at the anointment – I won’t say election – of a left-leaning government. They don’t want anyone raining on their parade and would prefer to overlook the fact that this is a government with little moral legitimacy. It is a political bastard child and it’s unlikely to grow up happy.

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No tax cuts for you

It’s official by the way, the tax cuts are cancelled.

Jacinda Ardern has confirmed the Government she leads will dump the tax cuts planned by National.

Ardern has also suggested a planned referendum on legalising cannabis for personal use could be binding.

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Media speculation has started: Who will replace Bill English?

Credit: Luke

When John Key resigned he handed the leadership to his deputy. It would make plenty of sense for English to do the same.

Bennett would be the first Maori National Party leader and their first woman in a while. Her huge personality has immense cut through with the public, who can basically all do a decent impression of the “bowl latte and a panini” line now.

She’s also from West Auckland, the swingiest part of the city, where National will be very keen to stay strong in. If Labour’s policies cause house prices to drop then there could be a whole lot of upset homeowners looking to switch their votes.

Not going to happen.   Who else?   Read more »