Map of the Day: The Arab world & Israel

Pig Rooting in Kelburn … Said the Roadside Sign.

By The Blonde

Memory is a strange thing. It can be very selective and it can be very fickle, as we all know. I was casting my mind over the years of politics that I have lived through or have been told about, mainly by my maternal grandmother.

As a child, I spent a lot of time with her, partly because I passed their home to and from school. Actually, I didn’t pass it … I always called in as there were always yummy goodies in the cake tins and my grandparents were up for plenty of cuddles and chat.

I realise now how influential they were on my life… especially for the political aspect. My grandmother, who had experienced a very harsh upbringing, was a devout Labour supporter because they were for ‘the working people.’ She had the radio tuned in to parliament regularly. I recall her telling me about the day that Mabel Howard waved some women’s bloomers in parliament in order to emphasise a point.

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NZ Media priorities

What does it say about a newspaper with all ‘the latest, breaking news’ when it goes on and on and on about one religious fundamentalist who kicks a football, but means no harm, with story after story of his doings but simply can’t find space for the shocking murder of 30 and injuries to 42 more carried out by religious nutters offended by a group of people watching football?

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Speech That They Hate

New Conservative party

It is not hate speech that is being banned, but speech that the Left hate.

New Conservative has received a large amount of interest over the last few weeks, but on the 11th and 12th of June, online subscriptions and members spiked to an all time high.

The reason was primarily that social media platforms and news websites blocked comments from some key New Conservative spokespeople. This clearly demonstrates that while these platforms think they can decide what people see and hear, the evidence clearly points to people being fed up with such muzzling and politically correct nonsense and looking for a voice to stand up and say what they are longing to have said.

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Your meat should eat the vegetables so that you don’t have to

100% plant-based mince is now available in New Zealand supermarkets. The new product made by The Craft Meat Company is called? ‘No Meat Mince’ and is perfect for vegans and vegetarians alike as well as those who want to cut down on how much delicious red meat they consume every week.

No Meat Mince’s key ingredients are mushrooms, tomato, almond, coconut oil and soy protein.

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View from Your Window

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A Long List of Failures and Scandals

The Labour-led coalition government has amassed an impressively long list of failures and scandals, considering the length of time they have been in power.

Failures and scandals

  • The Sroubek drug dealer deportation affair
  • The appointment of the speaker on day one
  • Airforce $1B purchase of Hercules with no tender
  • $10 visits to the Doctor
  • Twyford and Parker meet with Goff in a ‘secret meeting’
  • Jenny Marcroft’s attempt to bully Mark Mitchell
  • Shane Jones’s conflict of interest in the far North
  • Kermadec marine sanctuary
  • A lobbyist in the PM’s office who does not declare his clients
  • Kiwibuild recalibrate/reset/retreat/resign
  • Charter schools terminated
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Satirical Image of the Day

Photoshopped image credit: Rick H

Teachers Have Created a Monster

Students who organised school climate action are now planning a general strike that will last an entire week! Now it is getting ridiculous. Where are the parents in all this? I would be reading my children the riot act and telling them that they can protest on their own time, on the weekends.

Teachers have only themselves to blame for creating these little monsters. First, they encourage them by feeding them the man-made climate change nonsense and then they set them the poor example by striking to get their own way.

[…] Globally, groups are getting ready for “Earth Strike” – a general strike of the population demanding for immediate climate action from governments and corporations – in September.

[…] In New Zealand, School Strike 4 Climate is leading preparations.
[…] we are calling on all New Zealanders to join us and stand in solidarity on 27th September for urgent action on the climate crisis.”

[…] A spokesperson for climate action group 350 Aotearoa said: “Our team are committed to act as allies for School Strike 4 Climate NZ and will take lead from the students for the general strike.
“The key organisers for the strikes in Aotearoa will be School Strike 4 Climate …[we] will work to support [it] and engage with our networks to engage non-students in the strikes.”

During the week of the strike a range of environmental action is planned.

“We have around 40 regional organisers and we are expecting this number to grow

The demands from these students show that they are just puppets and that it is politically motivated adults who are pulling the strings. Their demands are as follows.

  • That the government declares a climate emergency
  • that all parties in parliament support passing a Zero Carbon Act into law that puts in place a legally enforceable plan to get to zero carbon by 2040.
  • End fossil fuels & invest in renewable energy production
  • That the government “invests in building a renewable and regenerative economy now”.
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Politicians Rush In Where Angels Fear to Tread

Rushed law is bad law and yesterday just how bad the rushed New Zealand gun legislation actually was has been revealed in an article on Newsie.

In the days following the Christchurch terror attacks, politicians rushing to pass new laws mistakenly agreed to ban magazines for all firearms.

Could this possibly be the worst case of incompetence displayed by the coalition government thus far? They banned magazines for ALL firearms.

They only paid lip service to consulting the public and raced to create a new law without all the normal checks and balances that we the voting public would expect from a competent government.

Let me say it one more time. They banned magazines for ALL firearms. That is appalling. We should be grateful that they are not rushing their proposed changes to abortion law least they accidentally make abortion compulsory!

Thank goodness the police intervened to stop the government from “mistakenly” making it illegal for guns to have magazines. Without their input, the legislation would have gone through and gun owners all over New Zealand would have been stuck with guns that were only legal if they were missing a key component. It would be like saying that cars are legal but car tyres are not.

Critics of the firearms law changes said the process was too rushed, and not enough time was given for submissions on the amendments to the act.
The documents show some early errors were picked up by police, while other concerns were dealt with when the bill was brought to Parliament less than two weeks later.

[…] The report also showed how little police knew about the number of firearms that would need to be seized.

[…] Police still do not know how many now banned guns there are in New Zealand.


Really it is a comedy of errors. The government rush the legislation which has a serious error and the police are tasked with seizing a completely unknown number of firearms from unknown owners at unknown locations. Perhaps we should rename the government the Coalition Comedy Company.