Orbán: Giving the middle-finger to Brussels

Caption: Say what you will, the man has good taste in literature.

Populism: A popular opinion not approved by the elite.

Victor Orbán, like him or not, is an extraordinarily popular leader. He seems especially popular with the working classes of his nation. Naturally, the elites in Brussels hate him. Quote:

Hungary’s populist Prime Minister Viktor Orbán delivered a fiery speech in the European Parliament in Strasbourg in which he claimed his country was being condemned for choosing not to be a “country of migrants”, as he conceded that the European parliament was set to trigger the EU’s most serious sanction against his government.

Arriving late to the debate in the chamber in Strasbourg on Tuesday on the country’s courts, treatment of its Roma community and media and academic freedoms, Orbán told MEPs that the parliament was “insulting” his nation. End of quote.

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What a difference a day makes

And, of course, a smart lawyer.

ABC reports on a case where a girl born on February 29, 2000, should or should not be treated as an adult when committing a crime on February 28, 2018. Quote.

The leap day in the year 2000 has caused a headache for Canberra courts, after a girl born on February 29 of that year was charged with a crime committed exactly 18 calendar years later. Quote.

As there was no February 29 in 2018, the ACT Children’s Court initially found the girl had turned 18 on the day of the crime, and should be dealt with in the adult court system.

But the girl’s lawyers applied for a review, arguing she should not be treated as an adult until March 1, 2018.
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Education Status of World Leaders

The snap shot was taken in 2013. Call me old-fashioned, but surely you need experience and education to be fit to run a country. Btw, South Africa makes sense but Australia is a bit weird?

 

Pauline does ’em again

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“Troll” is one of the most abused terms on the internet. Even more than ‘far right’.

Too often, trolling is confused with flaming: the act of abusive internet bullying. Trolling, on the other hand, is a kind of pranksterism with a mission: purposefully exposing ignorance, hypocrisy and groupthink by making deliberately provocative statements.

Donald Trump is one of the world’s great trolls. He makes easy meat of the Trump-deranged left, baiting them into making gibbering fools of themselves.

Pauline Hanson is fast becoming a troll to rival the Donald.

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Suffrage 125: big problems for our first female prime minister

Oh, what a wonderful photo. The 3 female prime ministers of New Zealand, together, marking 125 years of women’s suffrage (or, as many men point out, men’s suffrage of women, but I digress) and showing the world how women can do anything – in New Zealand anyway.

But things are not great for Jenny Shipley, former prime minister and now former director of the collapsed company, Mainzeal.

Stuff  reports: quote:

Former Prime Minister Dame Jenny Shipley and her fellow directors of failed construction firm Mainzeal are defending “reckless trading” allegations in the High Court in Auckland.

Plaintiffs for the liquidators of Mainzeal are making a claim of $75 million against its former directors in order to repay creditors.

Mainzeal Property and Construction, of which Shipley was a director from 2004 to December 2012, went into liquidation in February 2013. end quote.

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Sledge of the day

Act leader David Seymour

ACT leader David Seymour sledged the prime minister beautifully in his press statement yesterday. quote.

I wholeheartedly support Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s decision today to cut the size of the Executive. ACT currently has a Smaller Government Bill which will limit the size of the Executive to 20 Ministers.

She’s implementing our policy one minister at a time.

Meka Whaitiri was this afternoon removed as Minister of Customs and her portfolio handed to Minister Kris Faafoi.

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Where do you think today’s photo was taken?

VFYW: Whaleoil

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Jan Thomas’ biggest mistake

Massey University Vice-Chancellor Professor Jan Thomas Photo credit: Massey university. Photoshopped image credit: Pixy

Massey Vice-Chancellor Jan Thomas was only following the example of Western left-wing university academics everywhere when she decided to de platform Don Brash. She was therefore not unusual in her actions or her motivations but she was seriously deficient in her strategy.

To use an analogy she popped a frog straight into a pot of boiling water instead of gradually increasing the temperature.

When working to silence the free speech of conservative speakers a left-wing activist academic should NEVER go straight for a well respected conservative target.

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