Only 4 days left to protect our Whaley upper thighs

We already have the Helmet, Gorget, Pauldron, Upper Vambrace, Breastplate, Cowter, Lower Vambrace and Gauntlets. Our goal for April was a couple of Tassets to keep our Whaley upper thighs protected from the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune.


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Maybe Nicky was a little bit right with Dirty Politics

Maybe Nicky Hager was a little bit right with Dirty Politics.

One of the allegations that periodically rears its head after Dirty Politics was that the National party worked for me along with the spy agencies.

It turns out it that it was Labour and not National, but the spies were working on something to do with whales…

New Zealand spied on Japan to help the United States at an international whaling meeting in 2007, according to a classified National Security Agency document.

The Intercept website published the paper, received from US whistleblower Edward Snowden, as part of an article on Japan’s secretive relationship with the National Security Agency.    Read more »

If they aren’t rooting the kids they are assaulting them

And registered as well…

A teacher has been censured after slapping a student in a moment of “pure frustration”.

The teacher said the act of violence against the 11-year-old, who is her grandson, was out of character. She has since had counselling for anger management.    Read more »

Another registered teacher banned for rooting the kids

We are constantly told by the teacher unions and by the Labour party that teacher registration is designed to protect the kids.

But, yet again we find another dodgy teacher has been rooting the kids that registration was supposed to protect.

A college deputy principal has been struck off the teachers register after using a mentoring programme to seduce a Year 13 girl.     Read more »

Why isn’t he getting a medal?

This guy shouldn’t be on trial, he should be getting a medal.

A stepfather has gone on trial accused of beating up the man who raped his teenage stepdaughter.

The man, who cannot be named to protect the 15-year-old,  has pleaded not guilty to injuring Jason Haward with intent to injure.   Read more »

Just what we don’t need in Auckland, a busybody Taffy who thinks Obama walks on water

The last thing Auckland Council needs is a busybody Taffy who thinks Obama walks on water.

A former Welsh mayor has moved to New Zealand and is wanting to get involved in politics.

Cardiff city councillor and former lord mayor Margaret Jones moved from Wales to Auckland in February.

During her political career she rubbed shoulders with Barack Obama, Queen Elizabeth and Angela Merkel.    Read more »

Whaleoil General Debate

Morning everyone, and welcome to Whaleoil’s daily General Debate post (another one called Backchat will start at 6pm). To participate you’ll need to register a free Disqus account.

There are some rules, and if there is one thing about Whaleoil that you need to know is that these rules are dispassionately and strictly enforced.  (No really.  Just the tiniest of slip ups and you’re toast.  This place is brutal. No sense of humour what-so-ever. You’ve been warned.)

Face of the Day

Dame Valerie Adams.  Awesome.  Not just rowers, hockey players and rugby players then.

Two-time Olympic shot put champion Valerie Adams is now officially Dame Valerie.

She was formally invested as a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit at Government House

Word of the day

The word for today is…

kerfuffle (noun) – A to-do or fuss.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : “Row, disturbance,” 1970; from 1946 as kafuffle, said to have been used c. 1930 in Canadian English, ultimately from Scottish curfuffle.

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 27

9 The heartfelt counsel of a friend
is as sweet as perfume and incense.