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Boag snatch to fund Sky City blowout?

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There?s a new candidate for who is paying Michelle ?The Boagan? Boag and her offsider Cedric ?Senile? Allan for their campaign to snatch $2.1 billion in Vector shares from the people of Auckland and South Auckland to give to Lyin? Len Brown?s council.

Whaleoil still doesn?t quite believe it but it?s overloading the tipline so here goes: The theory is it?s SkyCity casino. Here?s why it could be true.

Since Friday SkyCity has been saying it needs another $130 million from the government to build its new National Convention Centre. Or else it?ll pull out of the deal. The government has to make the SkyCity deal work because all the rest of its convention centre plan is falling apart.

Steven Joyce seems to be saying he?ll open up some of his trough but not for the full $130 million and wants Auckland ratepayers to front up with the rest. ?

In a world first, everyone from Lyin? Len to Dick Quax have lined up and told Joyce to shove it. (The one exception is Cameron ?Mr Fiscal Responsibility? Brewer who sounds like he?s had too many nights in the SkyCity corporate box.) Read more »

Who is paying for the Boagan’s $2.1 BILLION snatch?

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Everyone smart is running a mile from Michelle ?The Boagan? Boag?s plan to snatch $2.1 billion in Vector shares from Aucklanders and South Aucklanders to give to Lyin? Len Brown for him to build his trainset.

But one question is still be to explored. Who is paying The Boagan, 60? And who is paying her offsider Cedric ?Senile? Allan, 102?

These people don?t do anything for free. The Boagan even got Doug Myers to pay her when she was running for National Party President.

The tipline is running hot with theories. Read more »

The Boagan signs up Brian “Opinion-for-Hire” Rudman

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By now, regular readers will know all about Michelle ?The Boagan? Boag?s campaign to steal $2.1 billion from the Auckland Energy Consumer Trust to give to her new friend Lyin? Len Brown so he can build his trainset a bit earlier than planned.

But remember, this is The Boagan we?re dealing with here. Her campaign is going about as well as when she got caught videoing the Winebox Inquiry, or when she made Bill English leader of the National Party, or the Blackheart America?s Cup fiasco, or her ?help? in John Banks’ mayoral campaign ?

If The Boagan?s involved you don?t have to wait long for a fiasco.

And so it has happened again.

Of the original Ten Dwarfs, The Boagan recruited to her $2.1 billion snatch, it turns out some didn?t even know they were meant to be involved.

The original Ten Dwarfs were:

  1. Kim Campbell ? from the Employers? and Manufacturer?s Association
  2. Michael Barnett ? from the Auckland Regional Chamber of Commerce
  3. Tony Garnier ? from the Auckland Business Forum
  4. Stephen Selwood ? from the NZ Council for Infrastructure Development
  5. Barney Irvine ? from the Automobile Association
  6. David Aitken ? from the National Road Carriers Association
  7. Heather Shotter ? Committee for Auckland
  8. Cameron Pitchers ? from the Campaign for Better Transport
  9. Connall Townsend ? from the NZ Property Council
  10. Jeremy Sole ? NZ Contractors Federation

Whaleoil?s spy at the big meeting to plan The Boagan?s campaign say as soon as they got wind of what she planned, Barney Irvine, Connall Townsend, David Aitkin and Jeremy Sole decided not even to show up.

Tony Garnier did show up but made clear he was there only to listen and wasn?t signing up to anything. Stephen Selwood turned up and spoke strongly against The Boagan?s $2.1 billion snatch.

Now the tipline is running hot with news Michael Barnett of the Auckland Chamber of Commerce had his eye off the ball and didn?t really know how he was being used by The Boagan. His board is furious. They knew nothing about the snatch.

Even the Boagan?s old winebox mates at Russell McVeagh weren?t impressed either when they found out they were being asked to unleash the legal dogs of war against AECT. ?? Read more »

This country is becoming a bunch of sooks

Have we become a nation of sooks, a bunch of nancies running off and complaining to the Human Rights Commission and the Privacy Commission and the Employment Tribunal over hurt feelings?

It seems we just may be. Stephanie Flores writes at NBR:

If I ever have a son in New Zealand, I imagine he would punch his way out of the womb, assume the scrum position, then ask where his shotgun is because it?s duck hunting season in the Waikato.

At least that?s how I imagined a male Kiwi is born: tough, macho, hair already growing on his ape-like chest.

But after months of reading Employment Relations Authority decisions, I?m getting the impression that today?s males in New Zealand are more like the Village People version of?Macho Man, rather than the Sir Colin Meads of the old days.

This week, more authority decisions trickled out with workers claiming their employers hurt their feelings or, even worse, actually asking them to work.

Now I?m pretty sure my first editor ate cigarettes for breakfast and nails for dessert. It was 10 years ago but I still remember his hatred for humanity and the bloodlust for junior reporters that emanated from his desk.

After a hiding from him, I always waited until I got home to cry with a bottle of vodka and in the comfort of my own bed, which is the proper way to deal with workplace stress.

But I never,?ever, considered contacting an employment lawyer seeking advice on my hurt feelings.

Unfortunately for employers, the trend in employment law is moving in the opposite direction.? Read more »

Alasdair Thompson sinks to a new low

When he isn’t commenting on women’s monthly cycles he is touting his book.

Now he has stooped to a new low…revealing he is a sanctimonious hypocrite and a shameless dodgy ratbag politician prepared to say and do anything to get elected.

Disgraced former employers’ boss Alasdair Thompson has switched sides and is speaking up for raising the minimum wage to $18.40 an hour.

Mr Thompson, 66, has revealed he privately lobbied Prime Minister John Key in 2009 in support of a union campaign to raise the minimum from $12.50, where it was then, to $15 – even though publicly he opposed it as chief executive of the Employers and Manufacturers Association.? Read more »

Rodney Hide on Union muscle

Rodney Hide discusses the union muscle controlling the Labour leader selection.

The Labour Party is now busy deciding our other option for prime minister. It?s a big deal. The disturbing thing is that our option is being decided not in the backroom of the Labour Party but in the backroom of half-a-dozen unions.

The few dozen delegates belonging to the likes of the EPMU and the Meat Workers together hold 20% of the leadership vote. Their vote counts. Big time.

These are the unions that have affiliated with the Labour Party. They exercise enormous power within Labour and are now getting to choose our other option for prime minister.

The president of the NZ Council of Trade Unions, Helen Kelly, is clear on how the unions will work their vote. ?The union executive ? or members ? will make the decision about who to support and those [delegate] votes will be cast on behalf of the union.?

As Mrs Kelly has made plain, the delegates will be voting as their executives dictate. And, again as Ms Kelly has explained, the union executives are meeting and discussing their vote. The unions will block-vote and that vote is very powerful.? Read more »

This tax is not popular, even more unpopular than tax in general

The bat shit crazy FBT tax amendments put forward by Peter Dunne are uniting all sorts of people. Who would have thought that big business and unions would unite?

And now the only people more rapacious in billing than lawyers, ad agencies, are uniting to work for free to oppose the tax.

A group of 100 advertising and media agencies is preparing to get its creative juices flowing as it joins the fight against a controversial new tax on car parks.

The Government plans to extend a fringe benefit tax (FBT) of almost 50 per cent to employer-provided parking in the Auckland and Wellington central business districts from April next year. ? Read more »

Speaker Wilson covers for Corrupt Government

Question 5 in the parliament was predicted to be fiery and it didn’t disappoint even the though the question never got asked before Rodney Hide got thrown out by the Speaker.

Speaker Wilson displayed disgusting partisan politics in trying to protect Winston Raymond Peters, 63, Member of Parliament of no fixed abode from additional corruption allegations being raided by Rodney in the parliament.

She was aided and abetted by Michael Cullen and now this government has surely painted themselves into a corner defending the corruption of Winston Raymond Peters, 63, member of Parliament of no fixed abode.

The Greens have sniffed where this is heading and are now on the hunt for Winston as well. If left wing voters have any integrity they will switch to the Greens as they are not supporting the corruption of WRP, 63, MOPONFA. Labour and WRP, 63, MOPONFA are going down.

When the transcripts come up I will post on more details what Rodney was trying to ask in regards to cheques, and cashing facilities, suffice to say it appears now that the Siminovich’s and their associates have dropped their trouers for the SFO and Kermadecs unusual banking facilities provided for WRP, 63, MOPONFA will all be revealed.