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Beware of the bunker mentality


On Thursday evening the latest Roy Morgan poll came out. Normally I don’t comment on Roy Morgan polls, for a start they aren’t a member of the Market Research Association of NZ and their poll is all over the place showing massive swings for no apparent reason.

The only reasons that I comment on Roy Morgan polls is because it is the darling of the left-wing commentators who clutch at straws these days and because they tell us that they poll mobile phones, which is yet another bugbear of the left who think the indigent classes are left out from land line polling. There is not evidence at all to suggest this is the case, yet they persist with the urban myth. That, therefore, is why I comment on Roy Morgan…because the very things that the left uses to discount results of other polls that don’t suit their narrative don’t exist in Roy Morgan polls.

So, looking at left-wing commentary since the latest Roy Morgan it has been a struggle to see anything. save for the erudite musings of Chris Trotter, other than int he comments sections of the more popular left-wing blogs or on news sites.

The one thing that is apparent though is the bunker mentality of some.

Normally the left-wing blogs will crow about the Roy Morgan, now there is nothing but silence. Greg Presland even went out of his way to write a post that declared last week a win for David Cunliffe, despite his “cluster truck” policy being panned universally all week, their manufacturing policy launch slipping by un-noticed due to releasing it late on the day before a long extended holiday weekend and continued vocal criticism of their inept and wonky social media campaign that continues to deliver cock-ups and mis-steps. No mention of the poll still despite three days having elapsed…but plenty of time to write a post as to why Chris Trotter and Kiwi in America are wrong, dead wrong, and labour really is on the up and up.

Even Lynn Prentice felt so compelled to fill the void of political commentary that he wrote a lengthy post about how the servers operate The Standard, proving once again that he is the world’s greatest sysop. For a site with so little traffic they seem to have engineered themselves something Telecom would be proud of to run their enterprise.

The bunker mentality has set in, and it is bunker mentality that really takes its toll in politics. People hunker down, they ignore observable facts and details and continue to issue stirring announcements about great victories when the reality is they are pressed on all sides.

Comments dismissing polls and commenters with spurious reasoning shows this:

Pete it was one poll taken during the royal visit, Labour and the Greens went down and the right track wrong track rating went up by a similar amount to National?s increase. Wait for the next few polls and then have the discussion. Or do you think that we should cancel the election now and just let Key get on with it.

And do you always agree with Chris or just when he backs up your world views?


Presuming it is valid, and RM does bounce around, it seems that the Royal Tour has had the desired effect ?

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Pooftahs Intolerant

So let me get this straight, if you will excuse the pun, we are all meant to be tolerant of homosexual lifestyles, embrace rainbow members of our community, pass legislation allowing the gay lifestyle to become normalised by way of “civil unions”….but….

One guy sings some rude songs about pooftahs and lezzos and all of sudden the tolerance we are supposed to show gay people is tossed out the window along with freedom of expression?

I don’t get it. Hone Harawira can call pakeha while mother-fuckers and nothing happens and a black guy writes songs against pooftahs and all hell breaks loose.

The answer to bigoted speech isn’t banning it is more unbigoted speech against idiots like the “Beenie Man”

All this shows is that poofs and lezzos are just as intolerant as the rest of society. That’s just gay.


I thought this had all ended

via Blair Mulholland

Why are we not seeing people marching in the streets protesting apartheid?

What you say? That battle ended 20 years ago except in teh minds of the rabid left at the Standard who seem to think we should all remember how we felt as fucktards interrupted our rugby.

But no the battle appears not to have ended. Well it ended when ehite people were classifying blacks and coloured but when the blacks do the classifying it seems to just fine by the leftists.

So seperatist laws based on race are still alive and well in South Africa and now Chinese are “privileged” to be classified as Blacks.