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Logic fail from Tova O’Brien, who reveals she is just as bigoted as everyone else

Tova O’Brian was probably doing high fives with the pals at Newshub over her opinion column against Israel Folau.

But, all she has done is show us just how intellectually retarded she is: Quote:

There is no room in my world for people who think gay people are going to hell.

I respect the opinions of others, I respect the religion of others, I respect freedom of speech. I do not respect ignorant, bigoted views that aren’t grounded in any rational argument or fact. 

That includes racism, sexism, religious persecution and discrimination based on sexual orientation or identity.  End quote.

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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.

Whaleoil sports quiz

Hooker Phil is a dyed in the wool 2 eyed Cantabrian, one red – one black.  Loves his sports and especially stirring up those who support the Hurricanes but willing to take as good as he gives.
Has travelled all over New Zealand and to over 40 countries but still wonders where the heck he is sometimes.

Whaleoil sports quiz

Hooker Phil is a dyed in the wool 2 eyed Cantabrian, one red – one black.  Loves his sports and especially stirring up those who support the Hurricanes but willing to take as good as he gives.
Has travelled all over New Zealand and to over 40 countries but still wonders where the heck he is sometimes.

Faces of the day

Shiloh Gloyn of New Zealand is congratulated by her teammates after scoring the first goal during the women’s gold medal match against Australia at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

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Looking through the wrong end of the telescope

Some people insist on looking at life through the wrong end of the telescope and their alternative reality when practised en masse can soon become established as the accepted reality. This happens because very few people are prepared to point out the obvious; which is that they are looking at the issue the wrong way around.

When it comes to fake women we are now expected to refer to them as either women or transgender women even though objective facts and reality tell us that they are biologically men and will always be biologically men.

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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.

William Fergus ‘Fergie’ McCormick

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Fergie McCormick (second, left), pictured later in his Canterbury career, beat the British Lions in his rookie representative season in 1959.

Some time ago I wrote an article here on my favourite All Black, George Nepia.  The saying went not who was the greatest ever All Black fullback but who was eligible to tie up his laces.  One man that certainly was is Fergie McCormick.  In a New Zealand world of tough, very tough, rugby men perhaps Fergie on pound for pound was the toughest of them all.  His All Black playing weight was always shown as 12 stone 10 1bs, around 80kgs and 5 foot, 7 and a half inches tall.  Not big.

Born 24th April 1939 he started playing Linwood Seniors in 1957 at 18 and played for Canterbury Colts and for the “B” team that year.   Born in Ashburton, his father Archie McCormick, a former All Black, hooker and indeed a former New Zealand amateur heavy-weight boxing champion.   His mother was selected for New Zealand in hockey and was a track sprinter, his siblings also excelled at sport representing New Zealand and Canterbury in hockey and softball.   What breeding.

In 1959 he played his first match for Canterbury A, it was against Wellington, a week before the Canterbury against the touring Lions team.  The selectors wanted someone who could tackle, although Canterbury lost 17-20 he was selected for this major match and he joined the big time.  Canterbury beat the Lions 20-14.

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Hooker Phil is a dyed in the wool 2 eyed Cantabrian, one red – one black.  Loves his sports and especially stirring up those who support the Hurricanes but willing to take as good as he gives.
Has travelled all over New Zealand and to over 40 countries but still wonders where the heck he is sometimes.

More hypocritical social justice bullying from Qantas

Caption: Alan Joyce is more than happy to take money from a brutal regime that outlaws homosexuality, while punishing rugby players for their opinions

It’s often said that if the left didn’t have double-standards, they wouldn’t have any. While this is obviously a broad generalisation (which could as easily apply to the right), it is notable that a shameless flexibility of principles is just one of the more odious characteristics of much of the modern left.

From championing the mediaevally patriarchal religion of Islam while simultaneously railing against the supposedly institutional sexism of the West, to endlessly screeching about “racism” while also spouting the most viciously racist anti-white prejudice, double-standards seem to be the left’s default setting.

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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.

Our flag bearer should be chosen on merit

Credit: Newshub

Kris Shannon thinks Laurel Hubbard should be our flag bearer for the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony.

No matter what happens at these Commonwealth Games, no matter how many medals New Zealand win, the most inspiring sight surely came when Sophie Pascoe led out the Kiwi team at the opening ceremony.
Perhaps, though, if all goes to plan, such a welcome and inclusive moment can be replicated when the Games close a week tonight.
If Laurel Hubbard does as many expect and wins gold in the women’s 90kg+ weightlifting class tomorrow, she would be an exceptional choice as the flagbearer for the closing ceremony.   End of quote.

Um ….. why …. exactly?

Let’s look back at previous games flag bearers and see who was chosen and why.

  • 2016 Olympics – Lisa Carrington – Gold medal – Canoeing
  • 2014 Commonwealth Games – Richie Patterson – Gold Medal – 85kg weightlifting
  • 2012 Olympics – Mahe Drysdale – Gold medal – Rowing
  • 2010 Commonwealth Games – Joelle King – Gold and Silver medal – Squash
  • 2008 Olympics – Caroline and Georgine Evers-Swindell – Gold medal – Rowing
  • 2006 Commonwealth Games – Greg Yelavich – Silver medal – Centre-Fire pistol

All of our previous flag bearers for both Olympic and Commonwealth Games have been chosen based on their performance at the games. Carrying the flag and leading the team at the closing ceremony is an honour that is earned based on results and attitude.

It’s nonsense that anyone be promoted as flag bearer before their competition has even taken place.

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It’s great to have a voice.

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter”

– Martin Luther King

Whaleoil sports quiz

Hooker Phil is a dyed in the wool 2 eyed Cantabrian, one red – one black.  Loves his sports and especially stirring up those who support the Hurricanes but willing to take as good as he gives.
Has travelled all over New Zealand and to over 40 countries but still wonders where the heck he is sometimes.

Have Immigration NZ considered what will happen if they set this precedent?

Wallabies playmaker Israel Folau could be refused entry to New Zealand due to homophobic comments he made on social media.

Quote:

Australian rugby superstar Israel Folau could be banned from entering New Zealand for his “bigotry against homosexuals”, a former immigration minister says.

The 29-year-old Wallabies fullback is facing intense criticism for a homophobic comment he made on social media platform Instagram.End of quote:

Immigration New Zealand need to seriously consider the precedent they will set if they ban Folau because, if they do, then most, if not all of the Australian National Imams Council, for example, will also have to be banned based on their public statements.Quote:

Gay and lesbian people should be put to death or otherwise punished under sharia […] The Australian National Imams Council, of which Sheik ­Alsuleiman is president, has at least three executive members who believe the only punishment for homosexuality is the death penalty, according to Islamic law.End of quote.

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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.